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Old 10-02-2011, 11:08 PM
 
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I don't think Hitler would be amused.
LOL.....good point.
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:25 PM
 
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I wish these kemosabes come to grips with the fact that what happens in Thailand happens in Thailand. They don't own the world

Besides, the swastika is an ancient Indian symbol. I once dated a girl in school whose name was Swastika. She'd have a hard time if she were to run into these crybabies, they would have her change her name

I might as well get a swastika T-shirt.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:47 AM
 
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Why talk about the ancient meaning of the swastika? In this case, the students were dressing as Nazis, not some other culture.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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TXRunner....I think Hitler would have been very amused.....maf763, you're right!...it is what it is....no way to sugar coat something that ugly.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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TXRunner....I think Hitler would have been very amused.....maf763, you're right!...it is what it is....no way to sugar coat something that ugly.
Would Hitler not have turned, eventually, on any peoples who were not Aryan? Would these peoples have been his victims? I know the ancient Aryans were in India, but then aren't we are talking genetics and not culture? Besides, this is a Christian and not a Hindu school, so I am confused by a cultural argument.

For curiosity's sake, was this costuming a thing the kids thought would be cute and cheap to do? Were they lead by an adult?

This would be weird in a Western culture, but how much do these kids know about WWII, anyway? They look awfully young.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:39 AM
 
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This would be weird in a Western culture, but how much do these kids know about WWII, anyway? They look awfully young.
They're high school age. And considering Thailand's role in WWII, I would hope they'd know a lot.

BTW: It's a Catholic school. Had Hitler NOT been amused he might very well have sent any nuns and priests at the school to concentration camps and the ovens.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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The school is in ChiangMai, which is the second largest city in Thailand, located 370 miles to the North.
Travel and Leisure Magazine calls it the second best city in the World to live.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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Yeah, I'm not sure why we are referring to other cultures using the swastika since they were wearing Nazi uniforms. It's just ironic seeing non-whites in a Nazi uniform. You'd think they would do at least a 10 second fact check to see what the Nazis represent to most people before donning the uniforms. I wonder how easy they got the uniforms in Thailand.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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Yeah, I'm not sure why we are referring to other cultures using the swastika since they were wearing Nazi uniforms.
Free education in case you're ever on Jeopardy and pick "Swastikas for $500, Alex".
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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haha, Mr Adolf, would turn in his grave if he saw what have become of his movement!!lol
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