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mjyoung

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RodimusPrime

Member Since: Sat Nov 15, 2008
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Subj: no, I just dismissed it
Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 at 12:40:10 am EDT (Viewed 977 times)
Reply Subj: You missed my point...
Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 at 12:25:44 am EDT (Viewed 1022 times)



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    ... as I fully recognize that both symbols have much different meanings than what they are more commonly associated with.



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    But the fact remains that both symbols have been widely used by multiple rascist groups... they have been demonized bacause of it. Both symbols are commonly associated with hatred and bigotry, and it isn't really unjust.


And my point was that we shouldn't let small but vocal groups determine what we do or do not accept.


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    Someone that has a confederate belt-buckle may not be racist, and they may be. The point is though, that they have chosen to wear a demonized symbol.


A symbol that has been unfairly demonized, again allowing the lowest common denominator make our decisions. It's the same situation where a politician used the word "niggardly" and was declared a racist. I don't think we should appease stupid people.


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    Not alot of people realize that the swastika is almost as old as human civilization itself, and any basket weaving society of the past revered it with utmost respect.


Well the swastika would depend on presentation. If its the black symbol in a white circle on a red background is clearly suppose to represent Nazism. The swastika symbol you are referring to is presented in an entirely different ways.



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