Take our user survey and make your voice heard.

13eni comments

Posted in: S Korea formally asks IOC to ban 'rising sun' flag at Tokyo Olympics See in context

I don't know who's rewriting history here now.

Swastika was used as auspicious/sacred symbol across Indo-European cultures for many millennia, yet it is now widely resented, if not outright banned, for the hatred and crimes it represents.

Compared to that, meagre few centuries of use should not even be considered as an excuse to fly a symbol of war crimes in public. Well, 1400 years according to some, but others could argue that the 16-ray design is only 400 years old and it is mostly this particular design that is being resented.

Of course, neither symbols were created with intention for war but these were the flags flown by Axis powers when they were decimating people across the world and they still are being used to represent xenophobic ideology. Coincidence much?

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Recent Comments


Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites

©2024 GPlusMedia Inc.