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    Re: India’s Jewish community condemn 'Hitler’ clothes shop

    Quote Originally Posted by gunner View Post
    -- I did a quick search on how well Mein Kampf sell in that region, and it seems Bangladesh street vendors sell a few --
    Your link clarifies it for me. I was expecting the original or reprint in hardback by an established publisher whereas what the street vendors are selling is a photocopy. Even then - my Western sensibilities find the idea of "Mein Kampf" being really popular strange. I suppose in some ways you might have educated westerners buying books up about infamous Asian tyrants and dictators that people there would be horrified to own.

    Che Gueverra's T-Shirt for example - his image remains popular with many affluent teenagers and young people who know little about him whereas in the countries immediately affected he would be a highly divisive figure.

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    Re: India’s Jewish community condemn 'Hitler’ clothes shop

    Why is it that when you put the name "Hitler" with a swastika, everybody assumes it's about Nazism?....

    Must be that political correctness that makes you think KKK just because a bunch of white guys want to have a meeting without black people around so they can burn a cross.


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    re: 'Hitler' clothing store stirs anger in India [W:25]

    I'm honestly not sure what to think of this. Maybe you guys condemning him are correct, but I'm trying to think about this from the perspective of an Indian guy. It's possible that he didn't have much education, so he didn't know very much about world history. The slang term "hitler" is popular in many parts of the world to describe a very strict person. It's possible that he only knew Hitler from that term, and knew nothing at all about the Holocaust.

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    There are certain dictatorships you can use for fashion and some you can't. Imperial China, Napoleonic France and even Roman symbols make great fashion items because nobody alive today lived under those times. Even Communist Russia symbols have been incorporated into fashion as ironically as it sounds. Nazi Germany however has a special place though.
    I agree, but that's looking at it from a Westerner's perspective. Hitler didn't really have much of an impact on India. I would compare how we Americans would feel about a store named after some brutal dictator who was relatively obscure to Americans. Would it provoke mass outrage if an American named a store "Mugabe" or "Suharto" or "Fujimori"? Probably not.

    That's not to completely defend this guy...it's fully possible that he knew perfectly well what he was doing. But I just don't find his story completely implausible at first glance, without more facts.
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    re: 'Hitler' clothing store stirs anger in India [W:25]

    Quote Originally Posted by Another Lurker View Post
    True, however, you have to take a look at the direction the arms of the swastika point.

    The swastika that the Native Americans used was the Big Dipper in four different directions ... opposite of the Nazi swastika.

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    I also think Hindu's have 2 swastikas one where the arms point in the same direction as the Nazi one and one opposite. The main difference is the rotation of the nazi one (like a diamond suit on a playing card) whereas the 2 hindu swastikas are square to the horizon.

    Oh, and I accidentally duplicated the thread elsewhere.

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    re: 'Hitler' clothing store stirs anger in India [W:25]

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    Re: 'Hitler' clothing store stirs anger in India [W:25]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    This is hilarious!! I'm not going to change the name unless you pay me what it costs to do so!! Who the hell cares what the name is?? I wouldn't pay him a dime. I'd just let the market speak. What's the big deal?
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    Re: 'Hitler' clothing store stirs anger in India [W:25]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Ha, I'd shop there for the lulz.
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    Re: 'Hitler' clothing store stirs anger in India [W:25]

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Ha, I'd shop there for the lulz.
    I might too, except that would just encourage people to copy him. The last thing we need is a chain of Auschwitz-themed restaurants.


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    Re: 'Hitler' clothing store stirs anger in India [W:25]

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I might too, except that would just encourage people to copy him. The last thing we need is a chain of Auschwitz-themed restaurants.
    I don't think it would even be possible here.
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    Re: 'Hitler' clothing store stirs anger in India [W:25]

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Native Americans?
    Hopi use the symbol, too. And, of course, there's some argument as to whether Hitler took the swastika from the Hindus or from the early Teutons, who also used the swastika as a religious symbol.

    Actually starting to get a little touchy about people saying I'm not allowed to use the symbols of my faith in public because a bunch of racist degenerates have presumed to appropriate them.

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