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was pretty bad. And their name/uniform/tomahawk chop is considered offensvie
. But before Hank Aaron, or even Babe Ruth hit his 714th home run with the Braves, there was the miracle team
of 1914. Their secret? A lucky (not-at-all-racist) swastika
posted by ericbop
on Apr 6, 2010 -
We all know
the Nazis picked, and ruined, a perfectly good basic geometric symbol
. But what about other symbols
? Not as well known, not as demonized, but interting for students of symbolism.
Oldest, and among the most interesting and enduringly popular, is the fasces
, a bundle of sticks wrapped around an axe, from which fascism gets its name
It's pretty rare to see swastikas in public nowadays -- they're so associated with the Nazis that they were universally stripped off American sports jerseys
, soda pop promoting watch fobs
, and first ladies
. And yet, in the United States, fasces can still be found everywhere: medals of honor
, the doors to the Nebraska Supreme Court
, even behind the president as he speaks at the U.S. House of Representatives
posted by Astro Zombie
on Feb 16, 2006 -
The European Union abandoned a plan
to ban Nazi symbols throughout it's member nations. The ban was strongly supported by German Ministers of Parliament
after British Prince Harry wore Nazi insignia to a costume party. Among those opposed to the ban was the Hindu Forum of Britain
(press release) who launched a campaign to reclaim the Swastika. The symbol its self was in Frequent popular use
before WWII. Anti-Communists in former Soviet Block countries sought to expand the ban
to communist emblems. Searching for different points of views on this came up with an earlier story
of interfaith conflict over meaning, and a parallel to the European debate going on in New Zealand
posted by KirkJobSluder
on Feb 24, 2005 -
The Swastika & the Crescent The peculiar bond between white nationalist groups and certain Muslim extremists derives in part from a shared set of enemies Jews, the United States, race-mixing, ethnic diversity. It is also very much a function of the shared belief that they must shield their own peoples from the corrupting influence of foreign cultures and the homogenizing juggernaut of globalization. Both sets of groups also have a penchant for far-flung conspiracy theories that caricature Jewish power.
This is not a direct link. This link takes you to a page titled "Intelligence Project." Once there, Click on "Intelligence Report." Scroll down a bit and click on "The Swastika & the Crescent."
posted by Rastafari
on Apr 10, 2002 -
Giant German Swastika to Be Removed From Forest.
Slow Link Day. Every autumn, in a forest plantation 110 km north of Berlin, a giant 60-by-60 meter, golden swastika appears amongst the green pine trees. The symbol, which is only viewable from the air, is made up of deciduous larch trees and was planted in 1937 by a local merchant. It's illegal to display the swastika in Germany.
posted by lagado
on Dec 3, 2000 -