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1 jaunte  Sat, Feb 11, 2012 7:30:03pm
I do think the Corps needs to go further than simply saying that no one had any idea what the runes meant

I don't believe for a second that those guys had no idea what the runes meant, given popular culture, movies, comic books, games, the Hitler History Channel, etc. etc. etc.

2 JamesWI  Sat, Feb 11, 2012 9:01:35pm

re: #1 jaunte

I don't believe for a second that those guys had no idea what the runes meant, given popular culture, movies, comic books, games, the Hitler History Channel, etc. etc. etc.

Someone posted a link to the Marine Corps Times in one of these pages earlier in the week. Judging by the reader comments on their stories concerning this, it's not that they didn't know what the "SS" was (an argument that I thought was stupid from the beginning). It's more that they just don't give a shit what it was used for. They're more of the mindset of "screw what the rest of the world might think, we're not really Nazis so it doesn't matter."

3 Flavia  Sat, Feb 11, 2012 9:59:58pm

re: #2 JamesWI

Someone posted a link to the Marine Corps Times in one of these pages earlier in the week. Judging by the reader comments on their stories concerning this, it's not that they didn't know what the "SS" was (an argument that I thought was stupid from the beginning). It's more that they just don't give a shit what it was used for. They're more of the mindset of "screw what the rest of the world might think, we're not really Nazis so it doesn't matter."

I was amazed at the ignorance I read (possibly on the same page) where so many kept insisting that the people who were complaining were stupid because "It's NOT a SWASTIKA!" ("Doesn't look at all like a swastika!" was one quote that really struck me hard) It was only the ignorance there that kept me thinking that the use of this symbol might actually have been an accident. But no, I'm pretty sure it's not done in all innocence. Heartbreaking.


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