Posted by Michael Dickens on May 15, 2009
Apparently, some people find it offensive when I draw a shape that resembles a swastika. Why is that? The swastika is merely a symbol that happened to be used by Adolf Hitler, and many people happen to not like Adolf Hitler. If I draw a swastika:
1. I am not saying that I am a Nazi or that I endorse killing Jews. I just drew a symbol.
2. Even if I did, I have a right to have my own opinion. You have no right to stifle my free speech because you personally disagree with me.
3. It is just a symbol. Symbols do not hurt people. And sure, it’s what the symbol “represents”. But it only represents something if you want it to. I drew a shape resembling a swastika because I think it looks cool, and I was bored. I was not representing anything by it.
4. The “cross” (Christianity) is responsible for far more unjustified deaths than the “swastika” (Nazi Germany), and yet no one is offended by that. And I don’t see people going around with swastikas on their necks.
I just had to get in that point about Christianity. XP