I noticed this odd coincidence when I was still a kid. But have you ever looked at the flag of the state of California? It seems to have many communist elements on it.
First of all, there is a bear on it. In case you don't know, the bear is the symbol of Russia. It is an obscure reference now. But, again, when I was a kid, Russia was still a communist nation. Anyways, let's move on.
There is also a red star in the upper corner of the flag. Pretty blatant communist reference, I should think. And there is a red stripe on the bottom too. And read what it says on the flag. "California Republic". California isn't a republic! It's a state. What on earth could that mean?
Anyways, I will attach a picture of the California flag, so you can all decide for yourselves. But altogether, it still seems kinda creepy, I think.