peaceful swastikas

VIETNAM. January 19, 1971. Specialist. 4 Richard Champion, squad leader, Company B, 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry, 11th Light Infantry Brigade, shouts instructions to his squad after receiving sniper fire while on patrol on Hill 56, 70 miles southeast of Chu Lai.

Photograph: Unknown/U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

i have done no research into whether this is true or not but i learned when i was a kid that the swastika as used by nazis was a version of a symbol which was supposed to mean “peace” or something along those lines, and the nazis took it and fucked it up. and i mean, if that’s true… peace symbol is to swastika as feelsgoodman.jpg is to pepe the frog

and you know what? feelsbadman.jpg