Martial Arts, Political Arts, And The Art Of Living Simply
I dunno. The question you have to ask yourself is how many people under thirty have any idea what the swastika represents? Probably the same kids who think the peace sign is taken from the Mercedes hood ornament ...
I find it ironic to post this so soon after celebrating your homemade Mao-missile.
Can.Not.Fucking.Believe.It.The woman in that photo is gonna get it. Hard.
How stupid is this chick?No limit. Someone famous once said that the difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits. Apparently this woman is determined to prove him right.
Stupidity and hydrogen are the two most common elements in the universe.I remember in the early 80's there were punk rockers who appropriated the swastika. They weren't neo-Nazis, they were just dumb kids looking to shock people.There were also people in the peace movement in the 60's who used that symbol, too, in an ironic way. They were trying to imply that the government was run by fascists.I hope that the woman in that photo is just trying to be ironic or to shock people.We have to remember, at the time Hitler started using the swastika, the art deco movement appropriated many ancient symbols for decorative purposes. Two of the most popular with the swastika and the ziggurat, a lightning-bolt motif.The swastika was a Buddhist symbol. I remember accompanying my step-mother as she showed two visitors from England around San Francisco. They were shocked at a huge, ornate building in Chinatown with a big swastika over the gate.I had to explain to them that the building was a Buddhist temple and the swastika had nothing to do with Nazism.
Yes, I remember the Shorinji Kempo system used that unfortunate symbol. Your right, the Nazi's and the Thule society adapted many mystical symbols.Still, the chick is an idiot.
Are we not buying into the problem by commenting on a picture with absolutely now background...How many misunderstandings have occurred because we think we see something that when investigated or taken with a bit of caution turn out to be something else...
One other thing to consider: There are a lot of folks doing the people-of-WalMart pictures, and while I'm not enough of an expert at Photoshop to say, if you blow this image up to 400%, the edges of the swatstika logo don't quite match the pixels of the hoodie the girl is wearing.If something looks too good to be true, maybe it isn't true.Given the ease of fakery today, I think you might have to wonder if the the picture is real.
Good point--the symbol is not in the center of the sweatshirt.
Steve Perry summed it up I think. I doubt most younger people wouldn't know what it represents unless that last Tom Cruise movie. And while there are different styles of swastikas from different cultures/religions, it does appear that this particular one is from our favorite Third Reich.And no, she probably would not get out of my local Wal-Mart in one piece (assuming anyone new what it meant).
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