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[–]Myrkskog 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Anyone else watched 'Symbols/Discourses of An Alien Sky'? Opened my eyes to what the Swastika represents.

[–]hennaojisan 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (8 children)

The swastika in the center is correct but the border swastikas are backward, at least according to the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, NSDAP.

[–]Xena[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

Of course, there is the left-turning swastika and the right-turning swastika. The swastika of the Nazis was right-turning. But it is amazing that the swastika was not a taboo before the Nazis in the USA.

[–]hennaojisan 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

Thanks. The left-turning swastika is used in some Asian countries to indicate Buddhist temples on maps. And you'll find the same icons in the temples.

I have only heard this and cannot verify it: before WWII the Nazi Party was popular enough in the US that some mothers made Nazi uniforms for their boys.

[–]Xena[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Evidence for what I did write in the other post with a picture: "The Brandenburg state authorities, concerned about damage to the region's image and the possibility that the area would become a pilgrimage site for National Socialist supporters, attempted to destroy the design by removing 43 of the 100 larch trees in 1995. However, the figure remained discernible with the remaining 57 trees as well as some trees which had regrown, and in 2000 German tabloids published further aerial photographs showing the prominence of the swastika. By this time, ownership of around half the land on which the trees sat had been sold into private hands, but permission was gained to fell a further 25 trees on the government-owned area on December 1, 2000, and the image was largely obscured." In Germany, healthy trees were felled because they were planted in the form of an unwanted symbol - all for national honor, as proof that the Germans are really no longer Nazis. But what good is that? Many Americans and Britons still do not trust the Germans.

[–]Xena[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Is that what happened? And when Germany had lost the war, the swastika was suddenly a very evil symbol, which is still strictly forbidden in Germany today. In Germany once an airplane flew over a forest in autumn. It was an evergreen coniferous forest, in which deciduous trees were planted in the form of a swastika, which were coloured yellow in autumn, and thus the swastika was clearly visible. Although this form was only visible from an airplane, the trees were immediately ordered to be felled. This is the absurd legal German symbol fanaticism.

[–]hennaojisan 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Yes. It is an ancient symbol and a part of history that should not be forgotten. That's an interesting story.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

You guys, and your pleasant swastika discourse...


[–]hennaojisan 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Imagine the effort it took to clear that area in a forest and plant trees that would turn yellow for only a few weeks a year but nobody knows who did it.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's a Nazi version of Johnny Appleseed. ;-)