Obama and the Swastika

If there was any doubt that the bloom is off the rose for U.S. President Barack Obama, this picture from a Massachussetts golf course confirms that the honeymoon is over:

As reported by News 7 Boston, however, the idiots who did this managed to carve the swastika the wrong way round if they intended it to be a reference to Hitler’s Nazi symbol!

LAKEVILLE, Mass — Police along with the Secret Service are investigating after a local country club discovered a symbol that represents eastern religious beliefs carved into the green.

Lakeville Country Club workers discovered the vandalism early Monday morning.

Police believe the vandals meant to carve a swastika next to President Barack Obama’s name on the 18th hole; however, the symbol was backwards and means hope and peace in some Eastern countries.

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  • danny bloom

    THAT is not a Nazi Swastika symbol. The guy doesn't even know the difference, that is the Buddhist symbol of praTHAT is not a Nazi Swastika symbol. The guy doesn't even know the difference, that is the Buddhist symbol of prayer, it is the reverse of the Hitler symbol, go look and compare. The stupid dork can't even draw his hate symbols correctly. Everyone in Asia is laughing at that dummie now and also at all the USA newspapers for reporting the news without correcting the fact that the logo on the green IS NOT a swastika from the NAzi period but the reverse, in fact, the original Indian Buddist symnbol that means LET US PRAY. Really. Don't believe me. Email me at danbloom GMAIL dot comyer, it is the reverse of the Hitler symbol, go look and compare. The stupid dork can't even draw his hate symbols correctly. Everyone in Asia is laughing at that dummie now and also at all the USA newspapers for reporting the news without correcting the fact that the logo on the green IS NOT a swastika from the NAzi period but the reverse, in fact, the original Indian Buddist symnbol that means LET US PRAY. Really. Don't believe me. Email me at danbloom GMAIL dot com

  • Ally

    This is especially interesting to me today.

    I took Grandma to the Antiques Roadshow today and she had an old crockery salt container that was decorated all over with what appeared to be swastikas.

    You can see a similar pic of it here. http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/crockery-salt-container-wswastika Click on the pic to enlarge.

    It was interesting because we learned that the Nazis were not the first to use the swastika symbol as it has been used for thousands of years by many different peoples. In fact, the shape of the Nazis’ swastika is different. Theirs is on an angle, not straight on like the one on the field.

    According to Barbara G. Walker in The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, the swastika appears on Palaeolithic mammoth ivory carvings from the Ukraine that date back to 10,000BC. It was also used on coins in India, Persia, Asia and Greece.

    In India, the symbol had different meanings depending on whether it was clockwise or counter clockwise (the swastika’s “direction” depends on which way its points are facing). The counter clockwise swastika is associated with the goddess Kali and the clockwise with Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles.

    Sooooo…these vandals have inadvertently paid homage to Obama with their counterclockwise swastika vis a vis the goddess Kali whose name means “black”, but has by folk etymology come to mean “force of time (kala)”. Despite her negative connotations, Kali is today considered the goddess of time and change.

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    Ironic or what?!

  • Ally

    This is especially interesting to me today.

    I took Grandma to the Antiques Roadshow today and she had an old crockery salt container that was decorated all over with what appeared to be swastikas.

    You can see a similar pic of it here. http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/crockery-… Click on the pic to enlarge.

    It was interesting because we learned that the Nazis were not the first to use the swastika symbol as it has been used for thousands of years by many different peoples. In fact, the shape of the Nazis’ swastika is different. Theirs is on an angle, not straight on like the one on the field.

    According to Barbara G. Walker in The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, the swastika appears on Palaeolithic mammoth ivory carvings from the Ukraine that date back to 10,000BC. It was also used on coins in India, Persia, Asia and Greece.

    In India, the symbol had different meanings depending on whether it was clockwise or counter clockwise (the swastika’s “direction” depends on which way its points are facing). The counter clockwise swastika is associated with the goddess Kali and the clockwise with Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles.

    Sooooo…these vandals have inadvertently paid homage to Obama with their counterclockwise swastika vis a vis the goddess Kali whose name means “black”, but has by folk etymology come to mean “force of time (kala)”. Despite her negative connotations, Kali is today considered the goddess of time and change.

    !!!!

    Ironic or what?!

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