Re: Is the Swastika evidence of a common origin?
Stefan Olsson (Stefan.Olsson@epk.ericsson.se)
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 08:41:22 +0100
Carl Nordlund wrote:
> Armijn Hemel wrote:
> > > The Nazi swastica is a reversal of the original jewish symbol, which tracks
> > > the movement of the pole star around the north pole. Quite simply, any
> > > other speculation is bollocks.
> > >
Uhh is it? I thought it come from the inca-indians in south america.
it have been "invented" on several independet places, after all it is
not to hard
> > what about this one:
> > Hitler first saw the Swastika on a Roman Catholic Church in his homeland
> > Austria (no kidding)
> Or this one: Goering visited northern Sweden in the 20-s, looking at the
> dams there. The company Asea, now called ABB, did generators and
> actually used the swastica as a logo, in the reversed Nazi-type way.
> Goering later on recommended Hitler to use the swastika due to this.
> However, this IS bollocks, but a guide told me this story up at these
> dams (I have seen these huge pre-war power generators with the swastika
> myself). However, the guide was clever enough to point out that it's
> just a possibility.
Several companies used this symbol before WW2, f.x. the Danish beer
Carlsberg. This is becouse it original was a symbol for the Sun.
This is a very good example how new times/organisations takes well known
symbols and make them their own, like the new nazies takes their
flag and use it as "their" symbol.
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