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Now will they ban the communist hammer and sickle?

Communists killed way more people in the 20th century.

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Good move, Oz. Now US should do the same.

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This will incense a few people on here.

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The question is, why was it legal?

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This will incense a few people on here.

You illustrate my point exactly.

When leftists see everyone and anyone who disagrees with their politics by even a small degree as a Nazi, nothing is off the table.

Vote Conservative or Republican? Nazi.

Disagree that that the world will end in 12 years due to climate catastrophe? Nazi.

Drive a car with a gas engine? Nazi.

Want to know exactly what is being taught to your children at school?

Nazi.

Anything is possible.

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I wonder just how many people in Australia are silly enough to have a swatika?

My guess is next to zero except for Antifa false flags at rallies.

Its nothing but a virtue signal.

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Banning symbols will do nothing to change a Nazi mindset. Just punish to the full any crimes committed regardless of political belief.

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Fair enough, but if they're not also banning sales of communist logos such as the hammer and sickle, then they're being wildly selective and inconsistent.

In the last 100 or so years, communist regimes have racked up an unprecedented record of oppression and death. They've collectively murdered at least 150 million of their own people.

The communists were every bit -- every single little bit -- as bad as the Nazis were.

No Nazi hate symbols. And no communist ones either.

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Babe RuthToday 01:32 pm JST

This will incense a few people on here.

You illustrate my point exactly.

Do I? I didn't say anyone is a Nazi if they disagree with banning Nazi symbols or deflect to the display of alternative symbols. I didn't even say if I agree with Australia or not. Maybe better everything is open. I tend to think if you give people enough rope...

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My guess is next to zero except for Antifa false flags at rallies.

Every sentient person is anti-fascist. I would never wear a swastika. It's the same as wearing a crosshair.

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Banning symbols will do nothing to change a Nazi mindset. Just punish to the full any crimes committed regardless of political belief.

Agree with you, Mr. K. Ban a symbol and another one pops up (European Nazi groups substituting the Confederate Flag for the banned Swastika, for example). It's a cat and mouse game that government will always lose to dedicated hate groups.

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Agree with you, Mr. K. Ban a symbol and another one pops up (European Nazi groups substituting the Confederate Flag for the banned Swastika, for example). It's a cat and mouse game that government will always lose to dedicated hate groups

Pretty much.

Idiots will be idiots. You can’t fix stupid.

I tend to think if you give people enough rope...

I’ve always gone along with that idea. Whether it’s sickos like Nazis or Holocaust deniers or morons like flat-earthers and stolen election believers etc. The more you let them speak, the house of cards comes down and the more ridiculous they become.

Let them humiliate themselves. Let people see it in real time.

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Every sentient person is anti-fascist

Indeed. My grandfather (who turns 103 this year) was an original member of Antifa.

Of course back then they called themselves the United States Army.

And they canceled Nazis by shooting them. Especially the goobers wearing the SS mark.

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I want to be able to easily identify the Nazis.

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Whether it’s sickos like Nazis or Holocaust deniers or morons like flat-earthers and stolen election believers etc. The more you let them speak, the house of cards comes down and the more ridiculous they become.

...or anything at all that you personally disagree with, right, Jimmy?

For someone so confident in the stupidity of others, you must have great accomplishments in life.

Steady, well paying job, a wife, a family, a house, a car or cars.

....?

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@girl_in_tokyoToday 01:05 pm JST

Good move, Oz. Now US should do the same.

We have freedom of speech. No thank you.

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Babe RuthToday 01:35 pm JST

I wonder just how many people in Australia are silly enough to have a swatika?

My guess is next to zero except for Antifa false flags at rallies.

Its nothing but a virtue signal.

I think you are confused. ANTIFA are anti-fascists (hence the name).

"I'm not a fascist brownshirt at the end of a leash held by the ruling elite because my name is "Anti-Fascist Brownshirt at the End of a Leash Held by the Ruling Elite"

(hence the name)

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It is forbidden to mention the Nazis and their supporters in a certain eastern European country.

No, I call out Russia on their fascist bs daily.

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There will be exemptions for artistic, academic or religious use of swastikas, which has a spiritual significance in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.

That's assuming that folks can even differentiate between Nazi and Hindu swastikas.

Which many so-called liberals can't. And that's why these 'liberals' in the West view Hindu immigrants with preconceived notions.

It's a dichotomy - Liberals want to portray themselves as welcoming towards immigrants but they actually welcome only certain types of immigrants which serve their agenda.

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I want to be able to easily identify the Nazis.

I agree. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Banning the swastika doesn't make it go away. Just lies dormant alongside feelings of hate. Best to be able to identify it.

We have freedom of speech. No thank you.

I agree with Taiwan. As distasteful as it is, people should have a right to display and express that. I don't like it. But freedom of speech is there to protect unpopular speech as well, no matter how distasteful.

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There will be exemptions for artistic, academic or religious use of swastikas, which has a spiritual significance in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.

The best point of this law is they differentiated between the Nationalsozialistisch Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) distorted symbol and the sacred Hindu and Buddhist spiritual Swastika.

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Haha, can’t handle even the present, but want to rule into the past and future.

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EFD...

No, I call out Russia on their fascist bs daily.

Though you may disagree with Russia and its campaign in Ukraine. You are also ignoring the fact that a well publicized brigade in Ukraine have Nazi origins, Nazi supporters and are proud of their Nazi banners and armbands. Not all of them are card carrying Nazis but many are. Back in 2014 there were numerous mainstream reports on them... Do yourself a favor and Google Azov Nazis or do the same on You tube and watch reports by the same media who now cheer them on.

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Russia is an actual fascist regime.

Ukraine, no so much.

Those are the facts and they are not in doubt.

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Driving things underground does not make them go away, in fact it can make them more dangerous.

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Russia is an actual fascist regime. 

Ukraine, no so much. 

Those are the facts and they are not in doubt.

This is a textbook projection of insecurity.

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I wonder if they are including Buddha's Heart seal or if they are too ignorant to know it is an important symbol of Buddhism, one of the largest religions in the world.

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I wonder if they are including Buddha's Heart seal or if they are too ignorant to know it is an important symbol of Buddhism, one of the largest religions in the world.

Did you actually read the article?

Religious symbols are exempted.

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