wolfwings - 12:16 pm - A bit of back-story here...
The original logo, without the under-writing, is the classic Civil Defense logo, which boils down to trying to be prepared to assist in a disaster.
drewkitty has a post explaining better than I can about the (relatively recent, 2006) retirement of the CD-in-a-triangle logo from US Government use.
CD was about citizens helping citizens until the government could get up to speed. You just pitch in and help in times of need, so to speak.
The new 'EM' logo is about 'get the hell out of the way, and let the professionals handle this, you're not trusted/vetted/trained enough to be of any use' so to speak.
The latter goes against centuries of real-world experience involving disasters of almost any scale, from something as relatively small as a car accident (people on the street bringing people trapped inside water, for instance, or helping them get out) to as complicated as the 9/11 towers (local/visiting mountaineers riding motorcycles to the site unasked, and bringing their gear to dive into the wreckage to look for survivors).
Hell, look at the handling of Katrina, with relief supplies blocked from reaching those that needed them by the 'professionals' that claimed it was too dangerous. Too dangerous for the Red Cross to bring in supplies, when it drives the very same supplies into active warzones every day in places around the world.
The under-written logo is a slight tweak that Drewkitty came up with, emphasizing part of the original CD idea, citizens pitching in in times of need. Ergo the re-naming to Citizen Defense instead of Civil Defense.
otana - 12:18 pm - Re: A bit of back-story here...
Well, I guess it's nice, but how many people are actually going to recognize it? I mean, I've never seen it before. Having it on your car won't get you any closer to helping out in disasters either way, it'll pretty much be an empty political gesture. Nothing wrong with that, I'm just not sure if you wanted it to be anything more than that.
wolfwings - 08:53 pm - Re: A bit of back-story here...
Well that's the backstory behind the logo, which I think fits what I tend to do personally, and my personal political outlook regarding the abandonment of the logo itself.
Don't expect anyone else to get it, except some odd-ball geeks like myself though. It's mostly just an interesting-looking logo (to me) that'd be dirt-cheap to get as a bumper-sticker for $1 or $2, so was pondering getting it. =^.^=