See, I was just ahead of the curve here...

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So, you might recall that I was pushing a bit for re-inclusion of this religious symbol for a few years now (thinking that it's too bad that the Nazis used it, but that's no more sense for punishing the Asians and Native Americans that use it, than taking Palestine from the Palestinians is punishing the Germans).  

Seems to be a lot of confusion about which way is the 'good luck' way to point it.  I would suggest that answer is obvious.  NOT the Nazi way.  They didn't generate any good luck with that orientation.   The article I read on it some years back referred to the Nazi symbol as a 'sauwastika' (it looks as if it's turning counter-clockwise). 

Anyway, I'm a bit ahead, but I didn't go to the trouble to make a web site dedicated to it.  Here's one:


The spiritual swastika flag held high

The swastika is an ancient symbol present in numerous and diverse cultures around the world, including the cultures of India, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America.

In India, the swastika has thousands of years of history and still retains its place of pre-eminence among the sub-continent's spiritual symbols. It remains one of the most prominent spiritual symbols in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, and is found adorning temples and religious shrines throughout Asia.

After its misuse by the Nazis, it became associated with murder and oppression on a scale never before witnessed on this earth. For this reason, in Europe, for many millions, the swastika came to symbolise evil. There arose, as a result of this, a move to ban the swastika.

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