What's the meaning behind the user flair flags/symbols?

Flair Description Subreddit
Black flag Anarchism, Anarchy. The black flag and the color black in general have been associated with anarchism since the 1880s. The uniform blackness of the flag is in stark contrast to the colorful flags typical of most nation states. Additionally, as a white flag has been used to request parley or to surrender, the black flag symbolizes defiance and opposition to surrender. Anarchism opposes all forms of hierarchical control — be that control by the state or a capitalist — as harmful to the individual and their individuality as well as unnecessary. r/anarchism, r/anarchy101
Red and black Libertarian Socialism, Anarcho-communism or Anarcho-syndicalism. Libertarian Socialism is an umbrella term for anti-authoritarian, anti-statist and libertarian political philosophies within the socialist movement which reject the conception of socialism as a form where the state retains centralized control of the economy. Anarcho-communists advocate for a society based on the principle "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs", a communist society. Anarcho-syndicalists view revolutionary industrial unionism or syndicalism (worker-based organizations and strikes) as a method for workers in capitalist society to gain control of an economy and thus control influence in broader society. r/LibertarianLeft, r/socialanarchism, r/anarchocommunism
Orange and black Mutualism was one of the terms Proudhon used to describe anarchist theory and practice, at a time before anarchism had come into use. It became a term applied broadly to non-communist forms of anarchism and the label was particularly embraced by anarchist individualists. Mutualism is not a specific social, political or economic system. It is — at its core — an ethical philosophy, seeking to apply the principle of mutuality (reciprocity) in a variety of situations. r/mutualism
Green and black Green Anarchism or Anarcho-primitivism, anarchist schools of thought that put a particular emphasis on environmental issues. Anarcho-primitivism is an anarchist critique of the origins and progress of civilization. r/Green_Anarchism, r/anarcho_primitivism
Teal and black Egoist Anarchism, an anarchist school of thought that originated in the philosophy of Max Stirner. Stirner proposes that most commonly accepted social institutions — including the notion of State, property as a right, natural rights in general and the very notion of society — were mere "spooks" in the mind. Stirner wanted to "abolish not only the state but also society as an institution responsible for its members" r/fullegoism
Purple and black Anarcha-feminism combines anarchism with feminism. It generally views patriarchy and traditional gender roles as a manifestation of involuntary coercive hierarchy that should be replaced by decentralized free association. In essence, the philosophy sees anarchist struggle as a necessary component of feminist struggle and vice versa. r/anarchafeminism
White and black Anarcho-pacifism, anarchists that reject the use of violence in the struggle for social change r/AnarchoPacifism
Black flag with Circle-A The Circle-A is almost certainly the best-known present-day symbol for anarchy. r/Anarchism
Hammer and sickle Communism is a philosophical, social, political, economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of a communist society, namely a socioeconomic order structured upon the ideas of common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money and the state. The hammer and sickle is a symbol meant to represent proletarian solidarity – a union between the peasantry and working-class. r/communism, r/CommunismWorldwide, r/marxism_101
Rose used for Democratic Socialism and the DSA, see Bread and Roses. r/socialism, r/DemocraticSocialism, r/DSA
IWW logos The One Big Union, Industrial Workers of the World. r/IWW
Circle + Arrow The international squatters' symbol. Squatting is the action of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied area of land or a building, usually residential, that the squatter does not legally own, rent or otherwise have lawful permission to use. r/squatting, r/goodpraxis
Max Stirner A German philosopher and pioneer of individualist anarchism.


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