Preconceptions and Suspicions

 

This popped up on my Twitter feed today.

Without Googling or being snarky (I know, I know, snark on Ricochet? Perish the notion), what would you suspect this means?

Because on Twitter, oh, they have ideas about it.

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  1. Sisyphus Member
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    The insignia looks like a pair of eyes trying to escape from a filming of A Clockwork Orange. That’s not snarky, is it?

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  2. Judge Mental Member
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    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    The insignia looks like a pair of eyes trying to escape from a filming of A Clockwork Orange. That’s not snarky, is it?

    I thought it looked like mirror images of the Ayatollah.  That’s probably not right though.

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  3. The Scarecrow Thatcher
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    The two prancing demonic goats are straightforward enough, but I’m not sure what the crystalline symbol at the bottom means.

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  4. kedavis Coolidge
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    I just wonder if those “badges” are bullet-proof.

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  5. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    I thought they were the bugs they want us all to eat. 

     

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  6. Flicker Coolidge
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    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    The two prancing demonic goats are straightforward enough, but I’m not sure what the crystalline symbol at the bottom means.

    But it does also look like a goats face with two horns.

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  7. kedavis Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    The two prancing demonic goats are straightforward enough, but I’m not sure what the crystalline symbol at the bottom means.

    But it does also look like a goats face with two horns.

    Maybe a bit, but not nearly as much as it looks like two goats facing each other.

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  8. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    The two prancing demonic goats are straightforward enough, but I’m not sure what the crystalline symbol at the bottom means.

    But it does also look like a goats face with two horns.

    Maybe a bit, but not nearly as much as it looks like two goats facing each other.

    Yup. Swiss mountain goats, like those mentioned in this story from the BBC:

     https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50303932

     

    Alpine ibex in Italy, file pic, 4 Dec 18Capra ibex.  

     

     

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  9. Postmodern Hoplite Coolidge
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    The heraldry (two Swiss mountain goats contending, over a crystal or mineral symbolizing natural resources) seems straight forward enough. However, its what is explicitly written that impresses me most: “World Economic Forum POLICE”. (Not “Security,” but “Police.”)

    Any business or private business entity can hire employees to provide security: control access, observe and report infractions of the law, and within established limits, even remove trespassers from the property. Police carry the legal authority for enforcement of law, are empowered to employ deadly force (even in the UK), and are an expression of the State’s accepted monopoly on the use of violence to maintain order.

    So…are these uniformed personnel “security,” with a misleading patch on their uniforms? Or are they “police,” with an even MORE misleading patch on their uniforms?

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  10. Sisyphus Member
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    Pre-labeled to optimize the separation of the goats from the sheep at the Judgment. Handy. 

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  11. Front Seat Cat Member
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    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    The two prancing demonic goats are straightforward enough, but I’m not sure what the crystalline symbol at the bottom means.

    I’m going with demonic goats , but more importantly, what do they need a police force for??

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  12. Ekosj Member
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    I’d guess that these are used to provide different layers of access to the police themselves.   So only a designated subset of the regular police are permitted inside some perimeter  surrounding the movers and shakers.   Why the imagery looks demonic is a separate question.

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  13. Ekosj Member
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    I’d guess that these are used to provide different layers of access to the police themselves. So only a designated subset of the regular police are permitted inside some perimeter surrounding the movers and shakers. Why the imagery looks demonic is a separate question.

    In fact, for such a large event with such unique security needs, there might be the need for several different jurisdictions personnel to work together.   These insignia might serve to identify who’s allowed and who’s not.   Same idea as painting the stripes on all the D-Day aircraft.

     

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  14. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    It means they f%@$ goats. 

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  15. Modus Ponens Member
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    The devil’s greatest trick was convincing us he doesn’t exist. These folks screwed it up for him.

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  16. Flicker Coolidge
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    Have George Soros and Klaus Schwab really dropped out of the Davos summit?

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  17. Old Bathos Moderator
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    A fake world government should have a fake police force.  I have read that an all-access pass for WEF at Davos runs about $50,000.  Klaus can afford a small army to protect the grift.

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  18. Percival Thatcher
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    Ditch the graphics for something more appropriate.

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  19. BDB Coolidge
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    Pretty sure that’s a mini-girder suspension bra.

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  20. BDB Coolidge
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    But yes, the logo seems to say “fighting over resources”.

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  21. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    I would have thought it would be 666?

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  22. Percival Thatcher
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  23. BDB Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):

    The other end of Sauron.

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  24. Flicker Coolidge
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    BDB (View Comment):

    Pretty sure that’s a mini-girder suspension bra.

    The last prototype has been destroyed, but now diverse forces of the western world are seeking the inventor to get his knowledge as to his newest design, supposedly to provide international support and balance.  What could go wrong?

    Ask the WEF!

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  25. BDB Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):
    What could go wrong?

    Ask Francesca.

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  26. Django Member
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    I missed the goat symbols entirely. To me it looked like two military androids fighting, or starting to fight, over the prize. 

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  27. Jim McConnell Member
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    First shoulder patch I’ve seen with a date on it. Inauthentic?

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  28. Flicker Coolidge
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    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    First shoulder patch I’ve seen with a date on it. Inauthentic?

    The wearer did say “it’s controversial.”

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  29. Hugh Member
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    I thought they were aliens.  Thanks for the clarification.

    Doesn’t make me feel any better tho….

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  30. Mackinder Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Have George Soros and Klaus Schwab really dropped out of the Davos summit?

    Soros, yes. Schwab, no. It’s Schwab’s meeting.

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