Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Are You Kidding With This?: Coronado Navy Barracks Built In The Shape of a Swastika

I know I'm deviating from music news here, but this is for anyone who doesn't regularly watch the news or read local news. There are Navy barracks at North Island that were built in the shape of a swastika.
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Or to be more exact, the barracks are built in the shape of two planes flying into the swastika.
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The government has authorized $600k to superficially change the buildings, with awnings or expansions or something that will change the barracks so that their view from the sky, namely google earth, isn't a swastika. The joke thing about this? The barracks have been there for FORTY YEARS. Who approved those freakin blueprints? I think it's shameful and disgusting myself and can't believe it took 40 years for someone to notice.


catdirt said...

sorry i fail to see why this is so outrageous, the full photo makes it look like a wwII era joke at the nazi's expense.

Unknown said...

The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su" meaning "good," "asti" meaning "to be," and "ka" as a suffix.

Until the Nazis used this symbol, the swastika was used by many cultures throughout the past 3,000 years to represent life, sun, power, strength, and good luck.

Even in the early twentieth century, the swastika was still a symbol with positive connotations. For instance, the swastika was a common decoration that often adorned cigarette cases, postcards, coins, and buildings. During World War I, the swastika could even be found on the shoulder patches of the American 45th Division and on the Finnish air force until after World War II.

Bob said...

"Who approved those freakin blueprints?"

Larson was built by the Wehrmacht before WW II.

Katya said...

Lorfious don't be ridiculous. These were built well after the Nazis corrupted and destroyed all peaceful association with the symbol. It stands for evil and everyone knows that. No one thinks peace when they see that.