the actual symbol that is banned on this forum is the white pride world wide-on a celtic cross one.the swastika though it is a norse symbol but there is a symbol similiar to it in hinduism,my point is that LC01 has got banned for simple displaying a so-called ''racist'' symbol on his profile-it wasnt a swatika it was the white pride symbol-illegidly being proud to be white is RACIST-how pathetic is that?
My school was my German-Swiss school, and the swastika was absolutely banned in all circumstances. Once we even had to ask for permission from the school just to allow us to have hand-made swastika arm-bands for a drama play.
Why would people be proud just because the colour of their skin? Should we not be proud of our culture, humanitarian achievements etc?
well were meant to feel guitly of being white colonialists and made to feel as if were evil for being white-its a show of defiance-yet some moderators think anyone proud to be white is a neo nazi,and also the celtic cross is a neo nazi symbol-only if you allow it to be
like when i saw a divali float with what i thought was a swastika-if people are not allowed to be proud to be what they are skincolour included-than it is stupid when there is black history month but no white history month- anti white racism should not be tolerated on this forum and inded being not allowed to be proud to be white is anti white racism seeings as other groups are allowed to be proud of their ethnic heritage
i still dont see how that symbol is allowed when millions of people died cus of what that symbol means death in the eyes of many who suffered underneath communism
Black history month commemorates the black culture which has evolved out of the former slaves. Blacks suffered immensely 2 centuries ago and this is why we celebrate the fact that they retained and added to their culture.
Shall we ban the British flag because so many died under the British Empire? The same goes for the French, Spanish, US flag, etc...
because the soviet union is gone. neo-nazis and white supremisists are alive and well it would seem.
AS had been said many times, the communist ideal for which the symbol stood was not inherently evil, but was taken advantage of. A symbol comprising of an old celtic icon plus 'white pride world wide' which was devised(or rather *******ised) by and subsequently become a leading icon of the white supremisist movement is intriniscally bad.
If like the swastika it was used in non-racist context - for instance on jewelry designs and motifs rather than tatoos and emblems on racist thugs and racist leaflets, then yes it is fine.
But anyway, i posted a link ealier to a report on the european commission having a similar dilemma about nazi and communist iconography and declaring that the communist iconography never stood for racism, dominance of a race, or even dominance of a people - but simply the empowering of the oppressed masses.
i dont believe LC01 uses it like a racist thug,i actually know the guy- he is far from violent - i dont think ive ever heard him shout or raise his voice in anger never mind him allegedly being a racist thug- are you persecuting him for using that symbol because ''racist thugs'' use it.
Lets consider the original questions momentarily.
Why is there a distinction between certain types of symbol that may be emblewmatic of oppression?
Why is it wrong to be "proud of being white" and not wrong to be proud of being a communist for example?
The answer lies inherently therein. When one is born; they are born with specific genes, and are of specific parentage. One has no choice on their skin colour or physical features.
Therefore to be "proud" of being white, of being tall, or of being rich or poor, or of any other genetic or lineage variable is logically inconsistent. We usually accosiate the word "proud" with something that we have achieved, something superior to the alternative.
Hence I conclude that to be "proud" of such things carries with it an inherent racist attitude, and whilst the mobility of self belonging may help an individual in the short term, it will do nothing to establish their identity in the long run.
To be a communist, a successful lawyer, or a general on the other hand may be something to be "proud" of. These are things that we choose, because we vehemently believe in it. We exercise our individual values through political beliefs such as communism. To fly the flag which is the bearer of your beliefs is honourable, and usually commendable.