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There’s a new meme for the age of internet-enabled peace: a peace sign for the internet.
According to an article published on the Peace Foundation blog, the “Peace Sign” meme is based on the peace sign on the door of the United States Capitol building.
The article says that in February 2017, then-candidate Donald Trump, who was calling on people to protest against a military occupation of the US Capitol, appeared on the Capitol steps with a sign that read, “peace on the Hill, and on the street.”
The meme went viral, and Trump was photographed holding the sign in a photo op with House Speaker Paul Ryan.
We had no idea that he would become the Republican nominee for president. “
When we saw Mr. Trumps Facebook post and picture of the sign, we knew it was a great opportunity to use this image in a way that would help our fellow Americans understand what we are fighting for.
We had no idea that he would become the Republican nominee for president.
We were not aware of his past positions on peace or the history of the American armed forces.”
In October 2017, a photo of a Trump signing the peace icon was shared on Facebook by former Republican Rep. Allen West.
West said he believed Trump’s actions were meant to encourage peace across the globe.
“In my view, Mr. West should not have taken the sign and used it in a political campaign,” West wrote.
“The fact that he did, as he did on the Senate floor and during the 2016 presidential election campaign, is a direct result of his being a divisive and divisive candidate.
“The symbol has been used by many, including me, to demonstrate peace and justice, and I think it is a great symbol to remember.”