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10-07-2003, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by thome_26
I know this is sorta off topic, but a thing I've always found VERY ironic is how you will see some people (excuse this again) usually goths, or punks or something like that with swastikas on them some where. They are the exact opposite of what that sign gained it's popularity for. It was a simple of order and law - those are things that many of them claim to resist/defy..... I can't believe for a second that I'm posting this on a hockey boards
The punk angle - it goes back to the London Punk scene (Pistols, the Damned etc) who used the swastika as a symbol to shock. Not a lot of thought there but rather just wanting to offend. In the 70s there would have been a lot of men and women who would have lived through WW2 and the bombing of London and it would have upset them greatly.

Today I imagine it's nothing more than fashion.

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