ajv6200 t1_ja8m557 wrote

Yes. But it wasn’t the “west” it was nazi Germany. It was the nazis… not the “west”. And on top of that, there is no reclaiming that symbol, both can be used concurrently, as a Hindu peace symbol, and a swastika. Neutralizing the symbol and making it common place would be insulting to all those who were affected by the swastika. This is a very nuanced debate, but neutralizing a symbol to make it less bad would be the same argument for letting anyone say the N word to decrease the weight the word carries… it’d be quite to neutralize either