wiredroach: Good thing we don't tolerate Fascist symbols here in Americ--oh.
A National Guard Building in Okla that predates WWII.
dali's perspective: And now I want to know why the swastikas are there.
kling_klang_bed: Looks exactly like what the swastika originally was: a symbol of good luck in the Hindu religion.Pointed up and straight (like on that building) = good luckSlanted over to the side = whole lotta buncha bad stuff.
OnlyM3: wiredroach2014-02-26 10:33:22 PMGood thing we don't tolerate Fascist symbols here in Americ--oh.Yes, jfk was a big supporter / admirer of nazi germany.
GhostfacedFiddlah: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: If you get upset about a non-Nazi swastika, you're helping to reinforce the idea that the symbol is for the exclusive use of Nazis. So you aren't just a silly pants-wetter, you're a tool supporting the Nazi brand.You know, as I've gotten older, my ratio of swastika-as-Nazi-symbol to swastika-as-spiritual-symbol exposure has decreased. I'm not sure if I'm just paying more attention to the latter or maybe pop culture has dropped their use of Nazi villains in the past twenty years or what, but the net effect is my brain has started to interpret it as a non-Nazi symbol first.I think there's a good chance we're taking it back. PMFL.
Monkeyfark Ridiculous: If you get upset about a non-Nazi swastika, you're helping to reinforce the idea that the symbol is for the exclusive use of Nazis. So you aren't just a silly pants-wetter, you're a tool supporting the Nazi brand.
gnosis301: They also ruined the Chaplin 'stache.
TV's Vinnie: [th03.deviantart.net image 850x637]
JerkStore: I almost bought a house built in 1859, a big, gorgeous Victorian that needed a ton of work. The entire front porch was this elaborate mosaic tile setup, and a few of those little tiles had tiny backwards Swastikas on them. It was probably the original floor, and it was simply beautiful, but I was kind of uncomfortable with having to explain to everyone who came over that it was actually an ancient symbol that the Nazis had taken and corrupted (and inverted). Even with that knowledge, I can see how seeing the symbol is unsettling, although in the case of the article I think it's stupid to change them and I wouldn't have removed them from the floor of that house had I bought it, either.
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