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Plane Tows Swastika Banner, Startles NJ Beachgoers


Society & Culture  (tags: small plane, swastika, banner, New Jersey's shore, New York City, Swastika rehabilitation, ancient symbol, Swastika pre-dates Nazis, Raelians, extra-ter )

Judy
- 848 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The sight startled beachgoers on Saturday afternoon and set Twitter abuzz. A group called the International Raelian Movement, which believes humans were created by extraterrestrials, says it was responsible.



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Brian M. (198)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 1:35 pm
The swastika as a symbol, dates back thousands of years, long before the Nazis. It was commonly used as a four direction symbol by the Buddhists and the Hindus. Perhaps some day, the stigma will be gone, but it is still too soon. Every time I see a swastika, all I see are Nazis.
 

Judy C. (108)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 4:19 pm
Thanks Brian. You are right about the fact that the swastika is an ancient and powerful symbol, and I wish it were possible for it to be returned to its original meaning and significance. I know when I see a swastika, I too immediately see "hate" and "Nazis". Then I feel regret that the symbol has been perverted. A symbol's meaning can't be "reworked", unfortunately. This really is a potent demonstration and lesson on the power of the Unconscious and its archetypes.
 
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