|the swastika has been a symbol of love for a lot longer than it has been a symbol of hate...
||[Jul. 28th, 2010|08:54 pm]
Swastika no longer viewed as Nazi symbol|
Swastika Is Deemed ‘Universal’ Hate Symbol
i'm getting fed up with the anti-swastika league and their ignorant, one-sided, "victim" mentality, so i have decided to do something about it, and i encourage others to do likewise. send this letter, or one like it, to the anti-defamation league in protest of the recent decision to label the swastika as a "generalized symbol of hate":
It is racist, and against the very principles upon which the Anti-Defamation League is founded, to say that the swastika, a symbol that is over 10,000 years old, one of mankind's oldest symbols, is a "generalized symbol of hate" when every culture and every people on the planet - including Jews - have used the swastika as a symbol of love, peace and auspiciousness, and the only deviation from that has been within the past 80 years.
Admittedly, there are still people for whom the holocaust is still very present, and there are certain ignorant people who use the swastika incorrectly, even today, but that does not negate the fact that, for 10,000 years, and even today, the swastika and the shatkona - otherwise known as the Star of David - as a combined symbol, represent the Hindu God Ganesha, Deity of Removing Obstacles - http://snurl.com/zxse2
I would recommend that you read web sites such as http://snurl.com/zxs4b - Save The Swastika - which "has no connections to any racist propaganda" for a more balanced view of the swastika.
Regardless of whether or not you view the swastika as a "generalized symbol of hate", I am going to view it as a symbolic representation of my God, Ganesha, and I am going to continue to speak out against anybody who would say that the swastika means anything else.