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#23 - mylazy (06/28/2013) [-]
The way it is now is a Buddhist symbol. The picture explains what it would be flipped over, and then shows you what Hitlers looked like.
User avatar #51 to #23 - quinnthecreator (06/28/2013) [-]
Buddha was not a hindu.
User avatar #85 to #51 - mylazy (06/28/2013) [-]
You didn't read what i said. I said that the version in the content is a Buddhist version. Then, as I told you in my comment the Hindu one is in my picture to show you that that is actually what the symbol is for when you flip it like the words in the center of the picture suggest. Then I showed you that it isn't a nazi symbol unless turned on its side.
User avatar #84 to #29 - mylazy (06/28/2013) [-]
No, your Hindu version is wrong. Your Hindu version is actually he Buddhist version of the swastika, not the Hindu one.
#45 to #29 - comradewinter (06/28/2013) [-]

It goes both ways. Getting seriously tired of people who just can't understand the simple concept that Hitler adapted a familiar symbol to represent the party, much like how Angola uses a similar symbol to that of the Soviet Union despite having no similarities countrywise.
User avatar #46 to #45 - dederplaol (06/28/2013) [-]
isn't the right symbol the "original" nazisymbol and uneducated retards have turned the swastika into something that it really isn't?
#83 to #46 - comradewinter (06/28/2013) [-]
The swastika means many things. One of them is creation (going the right way) and destruction (going to the left). Many people assume that the Nazi Party used the rightwards swastika as it means 'creation'. Putting it on a 45 degree angle was just for style, most likely.
User avatar #88 to #83 - dederplaol (06/28/2013) [-]
oh, so they did use the unangled swastika as well?

Because if they used the unangled swastika at first, then angled it, it's like they changed the symbol completely
because if McDonald's capitalize the D instead of the M in McDonald's and use that as a symbol then the M stops representing McDonald's and it's switched to the D instead, same with the swastika, right? This is just my brain trying to understand if they used both unangled and angled or just angled but originally used the unangled one..
#89 to #88 - comradewinter (06/28/2013) [-]
They made the symbol their own by being controversial. If a similar organization became just as infamous while using a David Star slightly tilted, it would probably not change how people view the Jewish symbol, since it's already famous. The Nazi Party could establish the swastika as their own by taking a symbol that was already in use and stylize it.

And yes, they used the unangled one as well, however that was mostly on carried banners (look at pic and link).

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User avatar #90 to #89 - dederplaol (06/29/2013) [-]
Oh, okay thanks for making another mystery less mysterious ^^
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