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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

THE NAZI SWASTIKA AND THE HINDU SWASTIKA ARE NOT THE SAME THING.

The Hindu swastika, which is actually in my house, represents good fortune and happiness, and was used long before Hitler stepped foot on this planet. Also, it is normally straight, and has dots in between.

The Nazi swastika, which obviously represents hatred of Jews, is normally on an angle, and has no dots in between.

DO NOT MIX IT UP, OR CALL AN INDIAN WHO HAS THIS IN THEIR HOME A NAZI.

IT IS NOT THE SAME THING.

White people seem obsessed with the idea of reclaiming the swastika, but really what they’re saying is they don’t care about Jewish people. Actual peoples who used it historically have almsot universally denounced it. The only reason they want to reclaim it as a symbol of peace seems to be their disregard for Jewish people and the Holocaust survivors who are still alive, as well as Rroma and other victims of the Nazis. But it isn’t their job to reclaim a symbol that isn’t theirs for people who don’t want it, speaking over people who cannot see it as anything but a symbol of hate, and ignoring the fact that Neonazis continue to use it till this day.

The Brandenburg gate preens at the height of Nazi glory. Berlin illuminated at midnight in honor of Hitler’s 50th birthday. April 20, 1939.