Sometimes a fist is just a fist (to paraphrase Herr Doktor Freud). Other times it is a highly charged symbol for political ideologies. It used to be fairly recognizable as a Communist “revolutionary” salute (in stark contrast to the fascist salute). Then it was adopted by the Black Panthers and black nationalism. It looked so good that the new left adopted it from the old. Now, the right wing Tea Baguettes of Freedom Works have co-opted it and are shoving their newly found fist down Washington’s throat.
“This event will be organized by the same coalition that organized the original 9/12 March on Washington — including FreedomWorks, Tea Party Patriots, National Taxpayers Union, The Institute for Liberty and a host of other great free market groups from around the country.”