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rob05c  ·  2068 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Marketing of the Pledge of Allegiance

So I'm reading this and the post on Berlin's Transit System at the same time. They complement each other well.

    It is foremost of all the GDR-era S-Bahn maps in that it is not designed to help passengers find routes between stations, but rather to display the system as a beautiful, rainbow-hued unity.

And the Pledge

    was born not out of a desire to commemorate our nation, but as a clever ploy to get us to buy a product.

So while the Soviets were busy making maps not designed to be useful, America is teaching kids to Nazi-salute a capitalist mogul's wet dream.

I'm glad the world is in such capable hands.

Maybe we should've shipped Upham to the Eastern Bloc, where he could sell them useful maps.