Would you be happy to see the swastika

  carver 09:37 23 Oct 14
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Would you be happy to see the swastika sign back in use read here after the way the Nazis used it in the last century.

It had been used before for thousands of years as a symbol of "well-being", whatever you want to interpret that as, before being converted to a symbol of hatred.

For me it just reminds me of the atrocities that the Nazis performed in a quest to "cleanse" the world in the holocaust and that is a shame.

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  kad292 10:26 23 Oct 14

Both the Swastika and the flag of the southern states,the Confederate Flag,are symbols associated with racial hatreds in the modern world so i imagine that generally peoples views will be similar to yours "(for me) it just reminds me of the atrocities".

The histories are such that they both may be irrecoverable except in fringe sections of society even if their previous histories express a different outlook to that presently accepted.

Personally i have no racial feelings so i am indifferent to their re-use as long as people understand that the Nazi symbol is right facing whilst the Buddhist one is left,understanding that may make no difference to peoples opinions though.

  spuds 10:34 23 Oct 14

On a personal view, I suppose any flag or symbol might have attachments of hatred for some people.

  kad292 10:36 23 Oct 14

Addendum,

There is/are a book/s on the history of the Swastika here and here one of which i have with illustrations showing its world wide use.In the North of England there is a sight of rock art depicting such symbols made thousands of years ago.

  Quickbeam 10:38 23 Oct 14

Agree with kad292, damaged image!

  bumpkin 19:10 23 Oct 14

Would you be happy to see the swastika sign back in use

Who would want to use it anyway. I can't imagine the RAF adopting it as a logo or anyone else for that matter. The stigma remains.

  wee eddie 19:23 23 Oct 14

In a generation or two. Maybe the Venusians can use it on their space ships

  Aitchbee 20:15 23 Oct 14

It's always gonna crop-up in old British war films ... unless they pixelate-it-out ...

  morddwyd 20:20 23 Oct 14

I seem to recall that the version used by the Nazis was the "left handed", reversed, depiction, and the more usual logo used. particularly by Hindus, before that time, was the "right hand" swastika, though either version has been widely used down the centuries.

It is now so hated that in many countries such a public debate as we are now having is illegal

  Belatucadrus 23:41 23 Oct 14

My Great Aunt, long deceased used to have a pre war dinner service that had blue swastikas in the pattern, they were however in the reverse direction to Hitlers take on the theme.

So "Would you be happy to see the swastika sign back in use" I'm happy for something with centuries of innocent use to be freed of the baggage imposed by national socialism. Not sure if it's possible at the moment, another century and maybe.

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