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Posted 04 September 2012 - 16:08
Posted 04 September 2012 - 16:08
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.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 16:28
Posted 04 September 2012 - 16:40
Well, the article states at the end
I am really not surprised that Germany lodged a complain too: the subject is extremely sensitive in Germany.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted 05 September 2012 - 13:33
Because Hugo Boss supplied the SS uniforms, as this Hipster Hitler comic points out I checked on Hugo Boss's Wiki page, so this information seems legit.
Or do you mean United Colors of Benneton?
They have a patent on scandal advertising in the fashion world.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:09
I have a remote hearing of the name Stalin?
what next, he doesn't know who Stalin was or Pol Pot or Mao?
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.
Posted 10 November 2012 - 21:45
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