Okay, yes, I can see why some folk were surprised, shocked, stunned, offended, taken aback, what the hell else ever to find little old me talking about this controversal item of American History. I can see where people would and do find that there thing to be nothing more than a symbol of racism and hate (I could argue that, and maybe will at a later point, but today is not that day.) However, that in mind, please, join me in a game of point and click and why yes, let’s ALL just sit back a spell and explore the wonderful world of things that damn well straight could be offensive to others yet, humm, some people might display them. The totally obvious example of this sort of thing? Won’t ever be found or linked on my blog, just for the record.
Visual Aid One: Often found on clothing and assorted works of art. Could be extremely offensive to any Veteran of WWII.
Visual Aid Two: Represents a nation with a pretty impressive record of War, oppression, Racism, Slavery, Religious intolerance, and Expansionist mentality.
Visual Aid Three: Wildly popular these days, seen on everything from body art to children’s clothing. While more racially tolerant than most groups of their day, responsible for great amounts of crime and rape.
Visual Aid Four: May be extremely offensive and representative of tyranny, violence and war to anyone from, oh, say Palestine?
Visual Aid Five: Making a retro comeback, really, and still popular amid sports fans who collect Olympic memorabilia. Sort of speaks for itself, really.
Visual Aid Six: I have no problem with this one personally, but a whole ton of people worldwide see it as symbol of evil and oppression.
Visual Aid Seven: Called even openly the root of all evil and responsible for ALL kinds of skeevy shit, yet people still sport it plenty.
And Last But Not Least: A symbol used by countless people who have committed extreme acts of violence, aggression, intolerance, murder, torture and just about every other horrible thing you can think of against just about anyone.
yet- people wear and display these things- often. Discuss at will.