In <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com.McMaster.CA (Zdislav V. Kovarik) writes:
>In article <1f41ie9.1s7ffrpi9i12aNfirstname.lastname@example.org>, >Victor Eijkhout <email@example.com> wrote: >:UFO_Charlie <Dan@thernf.combobulate.com> wrote: >: >:> Also, as a sidenote, it should be noted that I in no way >:> condone Naziism, or the display of the swastika symbol; in >:> fact, I find both to be pretty repulsive. >: >:The swastika is far older than nazism. There are plenty of >:displays of it in world art that are absolutely not >:objectionable. >: >:V.
>It was reported that Hitler found the symbol as a detail of a >window painting in a Catholic church in Salzburg, and became >fascinated by it.
That's interesting; I hadn't heard that. One often sees it referred to as an ancient symbol. Its mirror image appears in very early (American) Indian art. -- John E. Prussing University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering http://www.uiuc.edu/~prussing