@tastytea Even if they do not want to kill, torture, and/or oppress you or me or anyone, they still seem to fancy some kind of centralized and/or authoritarian socialism, which boils down to the same thing, at least the oppression part.
Not to disagree with you, but doesn't every group symbol mean that to outsiders of the group members in some way? Like every government is just the accepted (sometimes by the masses) Mafia running things in a given area. Anybody else trying to run a similar game in the same area is a terrorist Mafia of dissidents.
@WNYmathGuy Yes. But more than most governments, the RSFSR and USSR stood for mass murder and slavery of dissidents from the beginning until the end.
I don't want to defend nation states, but most of them did not slaughter and enslave millions of their inhabitants because they had an other opinion.
If someone today uses a flag of a country, it is either because they want to indicate where they are geographically, because they want to indicate what language they speak, because they want to support a sports team or because they are nationalists and want to exclude others.
☭ Doesn't stand for an existing country, language or sports team. It stands for an ideology that is based on opression.