Sunday, January 16, 2005

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Europe to ban the fylfot

Ok so young Harry was stupid but this is now being blown out of all proportion. It is now reported that there is a German call for European ban on Nazi Symbols Silvana Koch-Merin, Vice President of the Liberal Group in the European Parliament. Has said 'All of Europe suffered under Nazi crimes in the past, therefore, it would be logical for Nazi symbols to be banned all over Europe,'

But surely that would be a breach of Article's 9 and 14 of The European Convention on Human Rights. The swastika (fylfot) is an ancient religious symbol of luck and prosperity with a remarkably diverse history. Its name comes from the Sanskrit "svasti," meaning well-being. It dates back over 3,000 years, and has adorned Indian textiles, Buddhist temples, Native American clothing, and coins from the ancient Greek city of Troy. For Buddhists and Hindus, the swastika is a very religious symbol that is commonly used.

The ubiquity of the swastika before its appropriation by the Nazis seems jarring today. At the turn of the century, it was used by Coca Cola and the Boy Scouts. During World War I, it could be found on the patches of the American 45th Air Division.

And on symbols and insignia, just take a look at the new EUROPOL website. The logo is very reminiscent of the Schutzstaffel, bolts of lightning

If any foul emblem should be banned, then it is the symbol of servitude and subjugation to the European Union. The follicular flag. The ring of Golden Mullet's


Blogger Serf said...

Now we are all suffering under the EU so perhaps we should ban the 12 Star Flag.

Funny how those calling to ban Nazi symbols are so often those who have worn the hammer and sickle at some point in thier lives.

7:31 pm  

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