Does anyone else find it odd the The Rapid bus system is using a communist-inspired logo to advertise the free concert they are holding on April 16th? This concert, called the “Rapid Revolution,” is allegedly aimed at inspiring people to vote yes on the May 3rd millage increase for the
Rapid Fail Line, oops, I mean the Rapid Silver Line. It’s a rather strange tactic to get out the vote. Frankly, it’s a little jarring and I can’t imagine that this type of imagery would inspire confidence or excitement in the average voter.
What I really can’t understand is why they would use a logo that has been used by communist and socialist groups for so long. Some examples are below. Do they really want to associate a bus system with governments which have murdered tens of millions of people through forced labor, starvation, war, and mass murder?
Well, if you’re inspired, I’m sure they’d love to have you at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids on April 16th, between 2:00pm and 7:00pm. If you’re not inspired, maybe you’d want to contact The Rapid and ask why they’re associating with a communist symbol.