But it was appropriated by Hitlers 3rd Reich. Therefore it’s now automatically evil! Burn the heretics! Boycott Hallmark because this is an outrage! *headdesk headdesk* Sigh…te stoopid, et hertz!
Yes yes this is the reaction of many of the ignorant of history. The Swastika, or twisted/iron cross…whatever you choose to call it..was a symbol for auspiciousness in the hindu religion and Buddhism and others loonnng before Hitler and his 3rd reich took a liking to it and borrowed it.
Oh by the way…all you hippies that shout about peace and love and shout ” make love not war” and proudly flash the peace sign? You DO know that your “symbol of piece” was the unit emblem for the Hitlers 3rd Panzer division right? No? thought not. so when someone laughs at you when you flash the symbol…he’s quite possibly a history buff, laughing at your naivete. Just saying. That is all. Me? I can’t stop falling out of my chair laughing at your willful stupidity.