The Swastika: A Symbol of Goodness or Hate?

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  1. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    interesting article

    seriously, it borders on madness

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    John Mock, the architect who designed the buildings back in the 1960s, called the allegations ridiculous. “There was no malicious intent,” he told CNN in 2007. “It’s four L-shaped buildings – and whether you look from the ground or the air, it still is.”

    But that didn’t stop the Navy from spending about $600,000 to alter the building. When asked about the decision, Morris Casuto, the Anti-Defamation League's Regional Director in San Diego, said, “It doesn’t make any sense that a building on government property would be built in the shape of one of the most hated symbols in human history.


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    Archeological evidence of the swastika goes back 7,000 years. It's a natural geometrical form that can't help arising among a people who develop the technology of weaving. It is a sacred symbol for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Mithraists: one billion people.

    It's a shame that Hitler got hold of it, but he was only one of many.

    It can go in either direction. I wonder how many "left-handed" swastikas go unreported because nobody's looking for them. It is bound to pop up in architecture and other engineering disciplines. I'm sure you can find it on circuit boards.

    Hitler insulted all of the religions that use the swastika as a sacred symbol, but he was an asshole so his insults are no surprise.

    The people who want to outlaw all use of the swastika are also insulting all of those religions. What's their excuse?
     
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  5. Betrayer0fHope MY COHERENCE! IT'S GOING AWAYY Registered Senior Member

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    When I first saw the swastika in my own home, I was taken aback. Funny huh? But I strongly support Kaushal's case, and it is a tragedy that he failed.
     
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  7. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Just a symbol.

    People have the feelings of Love, hate or "Good luck" and attribute it to the symbol.

    This symbol doesn't give a shit if you like it or not.
     
  8. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    When I'm using GPS in Japan little Swastika's mark the positions of Buddhists Temples on the map... not to mention they are all over the Buddhist Temples. I think people need to get a life and get over it.
     
  9. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I think Indians should start using swastikas as much as possible. I'll put some on my bags, get some jewelry etc.

    Hindu homes have swastikas as ornament, adornment or design, in some way or the other.

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  11. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    This Siegel idiot is just that - an idiot. (Strongly reminds me of a few posters we have/had around this place.)
     
  12. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Why is Segol searching for swastikas from space? Maybe he needs something better to do with his time.
     
  13. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Exactly. (But that's the kind of thing idiots do.):shrug:
     
  14. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Anything to stir the pot.:shrug:
     
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  17. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    It just means lucky.
    Thank goodness Hitler did not choose the Shamrock as his symbol.
    Bang goes the St Patrick's day Booze-up.


    I'm glad that in India, they are still using it.
     
  18. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    john mock knew exactly what his building would look like from the air, so did the people that built the building.

    the swastika itself holds no special meaning.
    what killed the swastika was hitler and his infamy.
     
  19. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    well, when I see it I don't think happy thoughts. I don't know anyone who does either (except people here) Where I used to work a girl got fired for drawing swatikas on her shoes and refusing to change them.
     
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    The inanity of a design seen from space that upsets someone having to be "fixed" so everybody's happy underlines the childishness and insecurity of certain people (in a little country we all know about).

    Would Israel demand the same thing if someone found a natural formation that looked like a swastika, you could find in Google? What if an astronomer found something like the "face" on Mars that resembled one? Or a swastika nebula? Would this idiot get all upset and demand that something is done about it?
     
  21. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    How stupid. I hope she wasn't Indian.
     
  22. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Dubious.
     
  23. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Swastikas remind me of home. I read recently that some native American tribes had it as a religious symbol. Thats incredibly awesome to me.

    I found this excellent site on reclaiming the swastika:
    http://reclaimtheswastika.com/photos/

    Jackie Kennedy in a Navajo costume

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