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Do you find nazi imagery offensive?

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I do not. I've learned about world war 2 and the injustices but I don't find political propaganda from something which ended decades before I was born offensive.
 

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If it's for historical or collection purposes then I guess it's cool. People nowadays don't even know what national-socialism is or the implications of that radical anticapitalist ideology. Also lots of people go around waving communist flags and nobody bats an eye, which is weird considering the latter has a shitton more dead people on their back.
 

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I mean in general, yeah. Like so many other things, it depends on the context, though.

I don't find political propaganda from something which ended decades before I was born offensive.
You act as if there aren't plenty of modern political movements which use the imagery for the exact same purposes that the Nazis did. Neo-Nazis are very much a thing, unfortunately.
 
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I find it more offensive that Hitler gets so much spotlight as if he was the only person in history to kill millions. What about Stalin, Mao, King Leopold II of Belgium?
What about them? Everybody knows they were monsters, but that doesn't make Hitler any less of a monster himself. Most likely the only reason the Nazis get so much attention from a historical perspective is that their goal was world domination. Leaders/nations committing atrocities against their own people is sadly an all-too-common theme throughout human history, therefore it doesn't stand out as much.
 
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I find contemporary Nazi ideology offensive, and historical imagery used for shock value and edgelord goading is offensive, but I'm not offended by swastikas and/or military uniforms or Nazi's represented in entertainment like movies and games.
 
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If it's for historical or collection purposes then I guess it's cool. People nowadays don't even know what national-socialism is or the implications of that radical anticapitalist ideology. Also lots of people go around waving communist flags and nobody bats an eye, which is weird considering the latter has a shitton more dead people on their back.
It had a lot more to do with capitalism then not. Very industry friendly was the Nazi's. They were backed by industrialists and ended up having ties with everyone from IBM to Hugo Boss. One of the functions of Auschwitz was to provide slave labor for IB Farben. More then one reason Hitler admired Henry Ford apart from the antisemitism.
 
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It had a lot more to do with capitalism then not. Very industry friendly was the Nazi's. They were backed by industrialists and ended up having ties with everyone from IBM to Hugo Boss. One of the functions of Auschwitz was to provide slave labor for IB Farben. More then one reason Hitler admired Henry Ford apart from the antisemitism.
Like you said, they had ties with companies that were on their good side, that's the total opposite of a free market capitalism where the best one wins regardless of political intervention and regardless of whoever is in charge.
 
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Like you said, they had ties with companies that were on their good side, that's the total opposite of a free market capitalism where the best one wins regardless of political intervention and regardless of whoever is in charge.
The term 'best' is doing a lot of heavy lifting there! Every company needs political intervention where its States that regulates the conditions for the market to exist. Its the contradiction with capitalism where it wants to remove regulation yet requires the State to regulate conditions in order for it to exist. The Nazis had the whole economy harnessed for one reason: war, and its armed forces. If youre on about specific party based intervention, TBH the only companies they specifically acted against were anything owned by Jewish people. I didnt say they were the same, its just not the opposite.
 

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It depends what it is. For example, I lived in India for a while when I was young and swastikas were everywhere. I remember them on the walls at home and even playing with fireworks in that shape.
 

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