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Neo Nazis holding pro-Bush rally
November 16, 2000 9:54 AM   Subscribe

Neo Nazis holding pro-Bush rally I think even Shrub would find this distasteful...
posted by owillis (11 comments total)

 
Perhaps he might owillis, but poppa always said you can tell a man by who his friends are.
posted by Niccola Six at 11:43 AM on November 16, 2000


I think you can definately judge someone by who they willingly associate with, but it might be a mite unfair to say Bush consorts with Neo-Nazis. Then again, it wouldn't exactly shock me.
posted by dcodea at 11:57 AM on November 16, 2000


Oh, that's bollocks. Hitler appropriated the swastika from Hindu mythology, but that doesn't make Hindus Nazis.
posted by holgate at 12:10 PM on November 16, 2000


Exactly; the Hindus had not willingly associated themselves with Hitler, therefore you cannot judge them for his use of the Swastika.

btw, the swastika was exclusive to Hindus, was it? didn't like every religion under the sun use it it some manner?
posted by dcodea at 12:31 PM on November 16, 2000


Hitler appropriated the swastika from Hindu mythology

Man, that still pisses me off. Woulda been such a cool symbol to get to keep for ourselves.


posted by anildash at 1:03 PM on November 16, 2000


More information on the original swastikas:

Britannica.com

I*earn

Short ThinkQuest entry


posted by Mo Nickels at 1:05 PM on November 16, 2000


Yes, it's a very ancient symbol. And it's natural-looking if you can get over the nazi connotations. When doodling, I've found myself with a page full of swastika-looking things more than once. (Or maybe it's entirely unnatural, and I was indoctinated w/ nazi propaganda at the of two.)
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:05 PM on November 16, 2000


When travelling through Nepal some years ago, it was interesting to see swastika grafitti on walls and trees, I assume to grant good luck: the equivalent of the horseshoe on English doors.
posted by holgate at 1:23 PM on November 16, 2000


All I can think about now is how differently this election might have turned out had NAMBLA been more politically active.
posted by Byun-o-matic at 1:43 PM on November 16, 2000


Stromfront for Kids? What a comforting thought.
posted by dithered at 2:10 PM on November 16, 2000


holgate, I have seen those markings over doors in Nepal, too. Once I saw over the same door a swastika, a hammer & sickle and a Star of David! Quite a combination, although I assumed that only the hammer and sickle had its usual meaning.

posted by lagado at 4:16 PM on November 16, 2000


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