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Old 09-27-2007, 08:27 PM   #16
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All of the buildings on that second shot look mighty convoluted.

And my understanding is the swastika predates the Nazis by millenia, and used to have positive connotations, until co-opted by the National Socialists.
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I believe GW has something to do w this..
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I believe GW has something to do w this..
No it's Clinton's fault
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And my understanding is the swastika predates the Nazis by millenia, and used to have positive connotations, until co-opted by the National Socialists.
It's all over American Indian and Buddhist art. The Nazis rearranged its orientation. The Indians' swastika is usually straight and the Nazis made theirs crooked.
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Or that was the most efficient use of the space.
Architectural speaking it's a horrible use of space and wayfinding... It would be hard to explain without diagrams, but if you consider point a and point b as being the furthest 2 points from each other the time traveled to get there is ridiculously stupid. And given this is the military and it's all about efficiency rather than aesthetic or design makes it even more questionable.
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maybe it's a scientolgy conspiracy..
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All of the buildings on that second shot look mighty convoluted.

And my understanding is the swastika predates the Nazis by millenia, and used to have positive connotations, until co-opted by the National Socialists.
Yep. And that military buildings swastika is a right facing one, like Hinduis and Buddhists use and is an auspicious symbol.

The Nazi swastika faces the left hand side and is titled 90o. ie not like this building. (Mind you some Buddhist temples have the left facing one as well as they might do a swastika on one door and the reverse on the matching door, so they match. (That didnt make sense did it? )

As its a military building perhaps the architect purposely designed the building in the shape of a symbol of life. Thats a rather beautiful concept actually.

PS Im a bit of a City of Troy nut as well, and there were swastikas on Troy as well. ie the symbol has been used by many cultures for thousands of years and just because some knobhead used it as his logo of death doesnt wreck it for everyone else.

PPS If you ever take your WWII era aunt into a Buddhist temple perhaps warn her about the swastikas BEFORE you go in.
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It's all over American Indian and Buddhist art. The Nazis rearranged its orientation. The Indians' swastika is usually straight and the Nazis made theirs crooked.
What Martha said.
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PPS If you ever take your WWII era aunt into a Buddhist temple perhaps warn her about the swastikas BEFORE you go in.
Oh man. The Indians have to go through this any time they stick the thing on a piece of jewelry or art.
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