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Don`t call the lady who worried about the paper stupid, I would only have expected the news people to do a little more research.
Oh wait, it`s the media. Yay media.
I`m sure this isn`t intentional. Sure makes a good story, though.
i wonder if the wrapping paper was a coincidence or on purpose?
It`s not even about what the swastika represents, it`s that it`s a symbol that goes well with the motif the wrapping paper happens to have. She`s ignorant for making something out of absolutely nothing. People immediately think swastika = nazis, and that`s a damn shame, because it`s a very simple pattern.
No it would be okay, really
Had it actually looked anything like the Nazi version of the swastika, I could understand but I really think before putting this in the news, and before reacting the way they did, they should have done some research first.
I`m not even surprised it`s covered in them, if it`s made in China.
People are too stupid these days.
In the 1900s, a native american basketball team had swastikas on their uniforms.
Like Gorillaz said, the swastika is a scared symbol Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Mithraism LONG before Hitler ever came along.
I have a friend who`s was raised catholic/Jewish & now strictly follows Judaism. A friend of ours, who`s religion is Hindu, got that same symbol as a tattoo. She asked her, "What does this mean?!" My friend was genuinely offended by her tattoo, the friend explained what the meaning behind the symbol was & explained the difference between the symbols, my friend response was more of disgust then anything..THIS COMING FROM SOMEONE RAISE CATHOLIC FOR 28 YEARS!
People like this woman & my friend only make themselves look like @ss holes when they pull this sh.it.. Well, at least the dumb bitch above got her 15 seconds of fame..
No, it wouldn`t be okay. Those are the other way.
I have to agree here, the use of green, white, and dark gold is not harmonious whatsoever.
Personally if they swapped the green with a nice bold or bright red, maybe that`d make it a little more pleasant. Lighter colors tend to convey a much more cheery mood, while darker ones seem to come off as solemn and dignified. Not really the attitude for a festive occasion.
So consider the source before jumping to conclusions.
Btw, The peace symbol is also known as the Witch`s foot or Goblin`s Cross.
It`s not backwards. It`s how it`s supposed to be.
The Nazi symbol is tilted anyway, and if you looked at the paper at all, you would see that this wasn`t tilted in relation to the pattern.
Not to mantion, the color scheme`s completely wrong.
And I can understand why this would be sold. Not everyone celebrates Christmas as the only f*cking holiday. The store owner bought it from wholesale in NEW YORK, where there`s a massive population of people from other races and cultures.
Store owner`s an idiot for not thinking about his shoppers at all (it`s in Florida...), woman`s an ignorant idiot for seriously having to call in TWO people to confirm, and the news station`s a bunch of morons for obviously not doing ANY research at all into the symbol.
Hell, even my old history book said the swastika was a stolen symbol...
But still really funny.
What I love is that she had to check with like four people. Clearly it is a swastika....
Yup. Stupid f*cking Hitler ruined it.
This is perfect, she could say that she was traumatized and ended up watching the History Channel when anything comes on about WW2 and feels like she has been victimized.
It`s coming to people posting on forums, trying to feel superior, and posting Wiki as an infallible resource. That whole "anyone can edit" thing... sort of hurts credibility. What seems to be missed is this. I see a printing mistake. Not a subtle attempt to mainstream someones views.
Hindu Swastika - excast same direction. And I don`t think the direction actually matters all that much.
Look again, the twist *is* the reverse of the Buddhist symbol. It *is* a swastika. What it is, is a "typo". I`m sure the printer meant for it to be the symbol of luck, but in fact got it wrong. Unless you`re wearing tinfoil hats, in which case the media reversed the negative to make it into a Nazi symbol.
What about the media who did this `story`? They`re despicable. But then most American media are 1% information 99% bad entertainment.
Now if your wrapping paper looked like this, I`d be suspicious. But *EVEN THEN* it would still not qualify as news.
also the swastika is a Buddhist sign
Also, this wrapping paper looks really related to Hinduism....yes they have one too. Fail blog for these people.
source " http://www.religionfacts.com/buddhism/sy... "