Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Swastika Vandalism: Ignorance or Hate?

Spreading across the news is a story out of Lakeville Massachusetts where overnight, vandals carved into a golf course's green "I Swastika Obama."

Inexcusable and indefensible, whoever did it, but look closer. It isn't the Nazi Swastika but the symbol still used by Buddhist's and Hindu's in their religion today throughout Asia as a good luck sign.


As can be expected, knee-jerk reactions, with no knowledge of whom or why, blame Republicans as "Nazi's," "Rednecks," "Supremacists" and any other derogatory term one can find to throw at only Republicans.

I am sure any neo-Nazi would know how to draw their hate symbol, but what else could such vandalism represent?

An ignorant uneducated liberal trying to make conservatives look bad?

A supporter of the Dalai Lama giving Obama their symbol of good luck? Doubtful.

My guess is the former.

Are we witnessing steps to America's Reichstag Fire?


Canuckguy said...

"An ignorant uneducated liberal trying to make conservatives look bad?" - Lew Waters

Ahhh, I don't know Lew. I think it is quite a stretch to blame this on a liberal. I would bet money that this work was done by right wing extremists who can be equally uneducated and ignorant. I am sure, if you follow up on the story, the truth may come out so you can report back to declare who is right, me or you.

LewWaters said...

Canuck, the comemnt is a slap back at those who automatically jump up and begin crying Republican nazi's.

Look over some of the comments HERE to see what I mean.

LewWaters said...

I also should add I hope they do publish the resolution, if any, to this case.

Rest assured, if it is discovered that anyone remotely affiliated with the GOP did it, it will be all over the news.

I cannot guaruntee that will happen should it be found out to be a liberal creating a controversy where none exists.

Canuckguy said...

Ahhhh, you were being facetious, I missed that.