The look of the key the long-held symbol of the New Democratic Party has changed and according to political pundits, it is worrying.
According to political observers, the changes to the key shows striking similarities to Hitlers NAZI sign at the head of the key, while the other end shows a white supremacist sign.
A symbol is a visual image or sign representing an idea. Human cultures use symbols to express specific ideologies and social structures and to represent aspects of their culture.
They have the ability to be extremely powerful as they can convey complex messages, ideologies and history in a compact, recognizable form.
Unfortunately, symbols can also convey negative connotations. Some symbols are designed to communicate ideologies that promote hate and anger or instil in others fear and insecurity.
Political observers say for this reason the design of the revised NDP key or logo on first glance looks innocent but on further inspection sends a terrible message.
Picture of Original Key
This is one of the most popular symbols for neo-Nazis and white supremacists. First popularized by the Ku Klux Klan, the symbol was later adopted by the National Front in England.
The swastika was adopted by Germany’s Nazi Party. Today, it is widely used, in various incarnations, by neo-Nazis, racist skinheads and other white supremacist groups.