Directly Elected Mayor of the Western Hemisphere
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- Doncaster/ Sheffield
Pablo Sanchez, the founder of Societism, was adamant his movement should have no flag or symbol on principle, but that lasted about as long as you'd expect. After his death they went for a plain black flag, but that's already used for other things so they needed a symbol. People argue about exactly where it comes from, with there being two main theories, possibly both are true:My own question about it is, does the symbol refer to something specific?
- It's a variation of an Eye of Providence symbol (aka the supposed 'Illuminati' one on US banknotes) because that's a nigh-universal symbol found in many cultures and the ideology is about unifying humanity.*
- It's a reference to a puzzle demonstration that Societist adherents do to argue their ideology to ordinary people in streets or pubs - how can you make this pea or ball float above a glass using only three matchsticks or rods which aren't as long as the glass is wide...seemingly you can't, but if you interweave them in the triangle then they hold it aloft, i.e. an allegory for teamwork or unification. (This puzzle exists in OTL but there doesn't seem to be a consistent name for it, which is annoying when trying to find an illustrative image).
* I was inspired by how Tony Jones in "Monarchy World" has an alt-UN choose another symbol found in many different cultures as a unifying symbol...the swastika! (Which also works neatly as a WTF moment for the reader, of course, as I know you similarly used it with the Red Swastika organisation in Superpower China).