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Post Reply What would you do if you saw a swastika or other offensive symbol?
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Posted 4/18/16 , edited 4/18/16

delirium610 wrote:
This symbol in particular existed way before the Nazi party started using it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika
its 2 different symbols with 2 different "meanings" or usage.
one "rotating" to the left the other to the right (very hard to notice) and why you can see the difference between the 2.

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Posted 4/19/16
It had a very different meaning back in the day! Did you know?
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Posted 4/19/16

Freddy96NO wrote:


delirium610 wrote:
This symbol in particular existed way before the Nazi party started using it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika
its 2 different symbols with 2 different "meanings" or usage.
one "rotating" to the left the other to the right (very hard to notice) and why you can see the difference between the 2.



Thank you for pointing out that there are variations in how it's drawn and that they can have different meanings, but that still varies based on the culture using them. I never said anything about the meaning of either version of it, but that the symbol (meaning both versions) has existed since before the Nazi party started using it. I still would not be offended if I saw the Swastika unless people were using it as a way to spread hate or more specifically if it was the actual Nazi party emblem as pictured below.

The Parteiadler—the emblem of the Nazi Party



Fun Note: There is a word used to differentiate between the two variations.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauwastika


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Story time: I work in a place that serves food, so I have met many interesting people. There was this one man who came in with a swastika prominently tattooed on his forearm and ordered food. Now, granted, there is a slight chance it was the Hindi(?) symbol of peace, but I find that hard to believe.

What did I do? I took his order. Do I agree with what he possibly believes in, or the fact that he had a swastika tattoo? No. But the fact of the matter is, that guy and that tattoo is going to exist whether I want him/it to or not, or whether it is withing my sight or not. If I really wanted to do something, I would volunteer for some sort of organization to raise awareness of discrimination and racism and try to minimize it instead of getting offended by that one guy and his tattoo. (Note: if I didn't make this perfectly clear, I certainly didn't try to be buddy-buddy with this guy, I do NOT agree with the things neo-nazis believe in, and what the symbol has turned into stands for what is quite the opposite of my own personal morals).
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Posted 5/4/16
My friends all like to draw swastikas, they are douchebags.
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Posted 5/7/16
none of these, I would worship it and pray to it
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Posted 5/7/16
Ignore it.
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Posted 5/8/16
Well since We have a thing in the US known as Freedom of Speech, though it may rustle My jimmies I can do nothing about it.
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