M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions
This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.
Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.
It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,as well as in later Buddhism,Jainism,Hinduism,and Nazism,among other cultures and religions.
The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),andka(making)The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.
What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.
The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.
It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.
It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.
White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.
Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.
People seriously need to learn some history.
THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.
reblogging this shit isn’t exactly my thing, BUT addressing misappropriated cultural blame is definitely my thing. How the fuck anyone can blame all of the “white” society for turning a once peaceful sign into a symbol of hate is nothing short of blind racism. Yeah, i get it—“white” people have done their fair share of damage in this world, but so have ALL civilizations throughout all of history regardless of their skin color or whatever color you want to connotate to a culture. The fact that one german took a symbol and twisted it to represent his desire to commit genocide and start a new world order has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that he was white or german. It has to do with the fact that he was egomaniac, a narcissist, *insert your choice of mental states of delusional grandeur*
my point: cut it with the race crap. you want to make a point? just outright call yourself a fucking racist—fine—at least then you’re honest. otherwise at least make a noble attempt to have an educated opinion.