doglover: You know, in Buddhist countries it's still used right?
I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: Yeah, and next you're gonna tell me Pharaoh-worshippers are going to succeed in taking back the cross from the Christians...
doglover: I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: Yeah, and next you're gonna tell me Pharaoh-worshippers are going to succeed in taking back the cross from the Christians...Well, considering the swastika didn't kill anybody, I don't see the problem. China and the Soviets killed TONS of people, and they had stars on their flags. We didn't pop the stars off Old Glory, though. The Nazis had a lot of eagles too. We still kept ours.I don't see why the swastika, which is actually highly stylized on the Nazi flag and easily reversed in spin to look different, is still taboo. Especially considering how little taboo the Nazis themselves actually have. I mean this:[bestof4chan.com image 500x750]is freakin' funny. Not horrible or condoning anything that happened in the 20th century. It's just a silly image maro and a kid with no idea what he's wearing.But somehow the swastika is still considered the sole property of the Nazis. It's sad there's not more groups trying to take it back, really. In a generation or two, it could be re-assimilated and racists will have to find some other tattoo to be really offensive.
cman: I hope that more groups like this spring up. The swastika has been around pre-recorded history, and because 12 years there were some evil dudes who used it as a symbol of hate, the swastika is automatically associated with this evil. Its time for us to take the swastika away from the Nazi's
bugmn99: It HAS been taken back. Yay, something!
doglover: bugmn99: It HAS been taken back. Yay, something!Maybe. In Japan, it's a centuries old marker for Buddhist temples. The Nazi symbol is reversed and diagonal. After about ten minutes, it looks totally different than a normal swastika forever.Look at this map of Kyoto: Link At first the three temples will make you say "ZOMG NAZIS!" But then, any rational person will look closer and then BOOM! "Oh yeah, different thing."Peace: 1 Hate:0
Darth_Lukecash: This is about as funny as Michael Jordan trying to bring back the Toothbrush "Hitler" mustache.
rkallister: [encrypted-tbn1.google.com image 223x226]Swastika[upload.wikimedia.org image 150x150]Symbol for TempleAll clear now?
LazerFish: Fark it, let them have it, it'll be funny.
snowjack: New organizations and cults should just find a new farking symbol.
picturescrazy: cman: I hope that more groups like this spring up. The swastika has been around pre-recorded history, and because 12 years there were some evil dudes who used it as a symbol of hate, the swastika is automatically associated with this evil. Its time for us to take the swastika away from the Nazi'sIt wasn't just some evil dudes. Hitler was the ultimate bad guy. Stalin and Mao may have killed a lot more people, but they killed their own people (not saying that isn't as bad, but for the average person, it doesn't have the same terror). Hitler conquered other nations, and killed their people. And he did it so well that it took the combined forces of England, Russia, and the US years to stop him. He's the closest thing we've ever had to a Sauron in real life, and the swastika is the symbol most closely associated with him. The swastika can not be taken back until long after WWII is just another boring footnote in a long ago history.
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