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Offline al_infierno

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Re: Swastika still in use with armed forces
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2020, 06:36:43 PM »
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Re: Swastika still in use with armed forces
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2020, 08:00:19 PM »
You know, that was a really interesting point about India that I had never considered.

As reprehensible as the Nazis were, if you're being oppressed by Britain and Germany comes along and kicks Britain's ass, I guess I can see how one might view the Nazis favorably.

I'm certainly not condoning it...but I can see where one could adopt that attitude.  Kind of a lesser of two evils thing.

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Re: Swastika still in use with armed forces
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2020, 04:33:06 AM »
There's an extra level to at least some of those western swastika uses in the 20s and 30s though: the American government at the time thought socialism, in the fascist mode and otherwise, was pretty great -- FDR was on record being an open fan of Mussolini and Hitler, and even of Stalin, and the Nazi party was propagandizing hard to get America and Canada on board with supporting their renaissance of Germany out of the pit of destruction. Stalin's Communist International was doing the same thing, though naturally they were (mostly) competing against alternate versions of socialism (where someone other than Stalin would control all property and means of production. ;) And vice versa of course.)
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