Interesting that Ben Franklin wanted the wild turkey to be the American symbol, because it is a very smart bird, and not the bald eagle, which is mainly a scavanger and a thief of other bird's food.
and it turns out that sickle and hammer were introduced in 1919 with no reference to communism.
Where was it introduced, nott?
I tried checking this and this is what wiki says:
This emblem was conceived during the Bolshevik Revolution.
Do you something different?