Thursday, November 23, 2006

Great Injustice

There are so many injustices in the world. The theft of this symbol is one of them.



Can't see it clearly? Try this image.



In many parts of the world, but especially in Asia, the swastika (from Sanskrit) is a symbol of peace. It infuriates me that whenever I see it on a temple I can only think of a short German wanker with a small growth on his lip.

Wikipedia has a very good, although long, article on this ancient symbol. I recommend you having a look at it. The photo of the Korean temple there is the same temple I took the above photos at.

San Nakji for President!

3 comments:

Cergie said...

How to explain, it may happen that beautiful symbol would beused for bad causes
And unhappily after that, these symbols are for a long time dirty
It's the sama with christian names, for instance "adolph" nobody young has this name
In the past "guillaume" (= william)which was the name of the German emperor, nobody in Francewas called so, now it's a christian name very usual

I think however that the "croix gammee" will keep its bad reputation for ever

The Archivist said...

Damn those Nazi bastards!

black feline said...

symbol is such powerful emblem...back home we actually have a red swastika school runs by a buddhist association...