Little Red Star

sábado, febrero 17, 2007

This is the name that the Spanish Socialist Youths have given to their new association whose objectives are the children:

Spanish Socialist Youth Association [Juventudes Socialistas de España (JSE)] has announced the birth of the "Little Red Star" a children association that is born to take into account the children needs and to promote the realization of policies aimed to boys and girls.

As JSE and Little Red Star have informed in a press note, this organization is born as "an instrument of the children and the youths to achieve a complete education in civil rights and in free, democratic and effective participation in the political, social, economical and cultural building of Spain".

The objectives of this children association will be, according to his president, Susana González, to make their democratic participation grow, to easy their approach to the associative and political activities, to spread the values of antimilitarism "in all levels" and to begin a project of social transformation to "return to welfare state".

In another press note, the general secretary of JSE, Herick Campos, has defined Little Red Star as "an association to give services to children, with political and organic independence, which is open to boys, girls, teenagers and youths, and is structured in associations based on Autonomous Communities, Islands, Provinces or local or regional ones".

The meaning of Red Star makes me shiver (information from Wikipedia):

The five-pointed red star, a pentagram without the inner pentagon, is a symbol of communism as well as broader socialism in general. It represents the five fingers of the worker's hand, as well as the five continents. A lesser known suggestion is that the five points on the star were intended to represent the five social groups that would lead Russia to communism: the youth, the military to protect and defend socialism, the industrial labourers, the agricultural workers or peasantry, and the intelligentsia. In general, it was one of the emblems, symbols, and signals representing the Soviet Union under the rule and guidance of the Communist Party, along with the hammer and sickle. The star has since become a symbol representing socialism of all varieties.

Today, for example, is the symbol of moderate groups like, among others:

the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (or the Zapatista Army of National Liberation) [...] and of the Brazilian Worker's Party , a group with strong affinities with Cuba's Fidel Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez.

Coat of arms of North Korea.

Also treating this issue: Elentir, who is also shivering by the stalinist feeling... and anghara.

The worst thing is that this has not been published in major Spanish MSM. I bet their behaviour would not be the same if there would be a similar association built by right-wingers...