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#16 smooth_criminal1990

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 16:08

I'm surprised Hugo Boss didn't sue /s

On a more serious note, his story is a rather suspect.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 16:08

The swastika is also a crude symbol of the Ultimate power -- seen in my present signature. ;)

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 16:14

I'm surprised Hugo Boss didn't sue /s

On a more serious note, his story is a rather suspect.

Why?

Or do you mean United Colors of Benneton?
They have a patent on scandal advertising in the fashion world. :laugh:

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 16:28

Who on earth DOESN'T know about Hitler???? Was this dude living under a rock???

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 16:40

Well, the article states at the end


You make a valid point, although you cannot deny the prominence given to Israel's condemnation in the article; the other protests were mentioned in passing. My point was a more general one, as this occurs regularly.

I am really not surprised that Germany lodged a complain too: the subject is extremely sensitive in Germany.


My concern is that Germany is trying to censor the past rather than to address it, which can actually make the situation worse. For instance, there are specific laws against Holocaust denial when it would be more appropriate to prosecute people under a general law for inciting racial hatred. And the swastika cannot be used in media or video games. In western media the Nazi swastika has been used in video games, movies and TV series - from sci-fi, to comedy, to serious drama - and that has done a lot to diminish the power of such symbolism; the movie Iron Sky is a very good example of that.

I am sorry but no, really no. First, this is not at all a bygone era. There are still plenty of segregation, of racism, of anti-semitism, of nazism all around.


While I agree that there are still a lot of social issues facing society - and racial hatred is far from eliminated - we're talking about something that occurred more than 65yrs ago. There isn't the same resentment towards the Japanese or Germany that there once was and such attitudes are considered unacceptable by modern societies. We should learn from the past, not hide from it. The more you fear something, the bigger it gets.

Secondly, what Hum posted regarding the origin of the swastika is quite true However, the Nazis have tainted and corrupted that symbol beyond any hope of repair or salvation.
The swastika is going to be remember as the symbol of a regime who made a genocide. That symbol cannot be reappropriated. This is not possible anymore.


I disagree. As I said, I think the media portrayal of the symbol has already done a lot to diminish its influence and don't forget there are still many people alive from WWII - it will take several generations before society can truly move on.

When you think about it, how do you think that the 20th Century will be taught in 200/300 years? it will be taught as a century of near constant global war and as much as it pains me to say it, Adolf Hilter is likely to be the prominent character of that time.


Yes, but we don't hold onto conflicts from the 17th or 18th centuries. Hitler will always be a prominent character in history - much as Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun and Alexander the Great will - but over time the emotion fades and history can be examined more objectively and critically.

Not enough is taught about why Hitler was so popular and successful. He is painted as a villain devoid of any positive attributes and that simply isn't historically accurate or helpful. If we hide from how Hitler was able to manipulate people and acquire so much influence and power then we risk repeating the same tragedies. History has been grossly oversimplified and manipulated, which only plays into the hands of extremists. And don't anybody dare construe that as me supporting Hitler, Nazis or racism in any way, shape or form - that couldn't be further from the truth. But matters like this need to be discussed objectively and fairly; falling back on emotional responses doesn't benefit society.

History is written by the victors and invariably the truth gets left behind.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 19:46

You make a valid point, although you cannot deny the prominence given to Israel's condemnation in the article; the other protests were mentioned in passing. My point was a more general one, as this occurs regularly.


No, I really cannot deny the prominence given to Israel's condemnation in the article: they were the prime victims in that genocide.
Still, it is quite true that other groups: gypsies, homosexuals, communists, ... were also targets of the Nazi final solution: we must not forget that either.

My concern is that Germany is trying to censor the past rather than to address it, which can actually make the situation worse. For instance, there are specific laws against Holocaust denial when it would be more appropriate to prosecute people under a general law for inciting racial hatred. And the swastika cannot be used in media or video games. In western media the Nazi swastika has been used in video games, movies and TV series - from sci-fi, to comedy, to serious drama - and that has done a lot to diminish the power of such symbolism; the movie Iron Sky is a very good example of that.


It is not just Germany. Japan or even France still have a lot of troubles regarding their own history.
France is really catastrophic in that regard because the role was completely ambivalent: during WW2, France is at the same time, a victor, a victim and an agressor.

Just after 1945, France is supposed to be a victor thanks to Charles de Gaulle, the resistance who battled against the German occupant, everything is patriotic.

At the same time, France is a victim: the country is devasted, the prisonners of war come back home and everything is in shambles.

Yet, during 1941 and 1944, there was the Vichy government. After the 1940 Blitzkrieg, Philippe Petain, a hero of World War 1, is named prime minister and is given full power by what is left of the assembly.
He managed to negotiate an armistice with Hilter and France is divided and occupied.
During that time, the Petain government is actively collaborating with the German occupant for the Holocaust. One of the most awful example is the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup . This was a large operation to round up jews in 1942. In France, the operation was largely done by the French police under orders from the French government.
The worst part of it is that the Petain government went beyond the Nazi request: historians have found evidences that some government officials ordered children to be arrested too, and not just adults the Nazi wanted.
The role and responsability of the French state was only admitted by Jacques Chirac in 1995, 53 years later.

Newly elected President François Hollande did a very moving speech for the 70th anniversary of the Vel d'Hiv round-up.
The worst part of it is that, when you hear the far right Front national today in 2012, accusing muslims the same way jews were scapegoated in 1933, it is really scary.

While I agree that there are still a lot of social issues facing society - and racial hatred is far from eliminated - we're talking about something that occurred more than 65yrs ago. There isn't the same resentment towards the Japanese or Germany that there once was and such attitudes are considered unacceptable by modern societies. We should learn from the past, not hide from it. The more you fear something, the bigger it gets.


Well, even if it happens 65 years ago, a lot of things today in the world are still consequences of World War 2 and the holocaust:
- the fact that Europe continued its decline after 1945
- the decolonization wars,
- the bipolar world resulting from the cold war
- ...
As far as the ressetment against Germany and Japan, there are still frictions regarding Japanese war criminals with Korea and China.

I disagree. As I said, I think the media portrayal of the symbol has already done a lot to diminish its influence and don't forget there are still many people alive from WWII - it will take several generations before society can truly move on.


Then, we have to disagree. I actually do not really wish to move on. What happened during World War 2 is probably one of the darkest part of the entire world history. There are certainly other worse things: stalinist communist regimes for example or forced colonizations and I think that these dark parts should be set as walls, barriers than should never be crossed again.

Yes, but we don't hold onto conflicts from the 17th or 18th centuries. Hitler will always be a prominent character in history - much as Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun and Alexander the Great will - but over time the emotion fades and history can be examined more objectively and critically.

Not enough is taught about why Hitler was so popular and successful. He is painted as a villain devoid of any positive attributes and that simply isn't historically accurate or helpful. If we hide from how Hitler was able to manipulate people and acquire so much influence and power then we risk repeating the same tragedies. History has been grossly oversimplified and manipulated, which only plays into the hands of extremists. And don't anybody dare construe that as me supporting Hitler, Nazis or racism in any way, shape or form - that couldn't be further from the truth. But matters like this need to be discussed objectively and fairly; falling back on emotional responses doesn't benefit society.


I am going to agre that Hilter and World War 2 should be taught in a greater frame of the 20th century with the industrial revolution, World War 1, the great totalistarisms.
Yet, that does not remove what happened between 1933 and 1945: Hilter is still one of the most hated name in the World and I really cannot figure out how someone in India would name a shop with this name.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 13:33

Why?

Or do you mean United Colors of Benneton?
They have a patent on scandal advertising in the fashion world. :laugh:

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Because Hugo Boss supplied the SS uniforms, as this Hipster Hitler comic points out :D I checked on Hugo Boss's Wiki page, so this information seems legit.

http://hipsterhitler...s/new-uniforms/

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 13:37

Why QQ over already spilt milk? Who cares what he calls the shop if your offended don't shop there simple. To sue / force someone to change the name of there business on the grounds you dont like it or its insulting or racist is stupid its like taking away Free speech. Just grow thicker skin.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 13:55

I agree with the fact that the German government is trying hard to hide their past, it's even reflected in the thoughts of a lot of german people, there are others however, which I meet in person, that are tired of that because they don't learn anything else in history than "do not repeat the things of the WWII" also Israel is taking advantage (from quite a long time) of being the victim, nowadays they are pretty much aggressors as every other country in the middle east.

May their people advance through this. /offtopic off

On another note, the swastika and the Hitler name, as Glassed Silver has said, it's just a way to call attention. I wonder if they really sell SS uniforms, as far as I know they are highly regarded.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 14:02

the swastika used by hitler is not the same as the indian/hindu swastika ... different drawings .. people get worked up about this way too much

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:09

what next, he doesn't know who Stalin was or Pol Pot or Mao?

I have a remote hearing of the name Stalin?
No idea who is Pol Pot
Mao? Mao Ying?

I dont give a **** about politics and/or its history so I dont know any of these people :) Dont judge.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:03

theyarecomingforyou, your comments are really stupid to turn this into a subject about Jews, even though this is about a Store in India & Nazism. Nazism offends a whole range of people (From Gypsies and Homosexuals as you mentioned to people who are against Human Suffering) not just offensive to Jews (who suffered the most), and you are the only one to make the connection that the offense is only to Jews exclusively, nobody else has said this but you, so it doesn't make sense to say this.


In theyarecomingforyou's world view, any disagreement with Obama means you are a horrible racist that must be publicly dealt with as such, have your name dragged through the mud, and to be hated because of any different thought means you hate that there is a man of a different skin color living in the White House (he has said it towards myself and those who post here). But when there is true racism, true bigotry, true hatred of a people who have a different belief, such as the Nazis had in the past or through their current incarnations (albeit to a lesser degree - we don't see millions being killed) then we should just give up trying to make sure that a horrible period (one of many) in human history does not happen again, because one specific group (Israel/Jews) makes an issue that we should not forget.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 21:36

let him keep the name .... he will soon go bust....

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 21:45

New business trying to court controversy for free publicity which has, apparently, worked.

Ignore it and it'll go away.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 22:02

Owner will rename 'Hitler' clothing shop in India


The owner of the "Hitler" clothing shop in western India says he will remove the sign and rename his store after hearing people's complaints.

Shah said he received dozens of phone calls asking that he rename the shop. Israel's consul general in Mumbai had also asked state officials to intervene.

Shah says he didn't know about Hitler's history, but people in the city say the name was a marketing gimmick.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.c...s#ixzz25VZtI9X2



Don't think some of you noticed that the store has been renamed.