Re: Extropians: The Un-<that 'c' word>

Hagbard Celine (
Wed, 02 Jul 1997 22:52:15 -0400

Eric Watt Forste wrote:

> Or the old Procter and Gamble "moon and stars" logo, which they
> stopped putting on their products (but, I think, still use internally)
> after a little memestorm among US religious fundamentalists about
> its being a "symbol of Satan". This happened sometime in the middle
> 1980s.

About the same time as the memestorm surrounding backward-masking of
Satanic messages in popular music lyrics, and the corresponding parade
of horribles marching into the minds of America's youth as a result.
Additionally, Dungeons and Dragons was also the "Devil's Tool," and even
Mighty Mouse was villified for "snorting" a magic "powder" that gave him
super-rodential "strength."

Wasn't it also about this time that Reagan proclaimed "The Year of the

> One of the points at issue was the thirteen stars in the logo, and
> none of the disgruntled people in this case believed Procter and
> Gamble's official explanation that when the logo was originally
> designed, the thirteen stars were put in there as a patriotic
> gesture symbolizing the thirteen founding states of the United
> States.

I'd rather it wasn't. There's nothing quite like seeing esoterica while
in the shower at 6 am.

Anyway, I think the ExI logo looks more like a sports franchise than a
cult -- the Maelstroms or something.