Before Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, the swastika was a symbol of well-being to Hindus and Buddhists. However that all changed with the Holocaust. The decision to fly a banner, at the tail end of an airplane on Saturday July 12, 2014 around New York City, that included the swastika was a bad decision and demonstrates a significant lack of understanding about what the Holocaust has meant in at least the past seventy years. What we need is a rehabilitation of compassion, not a rehabilitation of a symbol that provokes such pain and anguish.
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