According to USA Today, A Florida man was arrested [earlier this month] for his participation in a neo-Nazi demonstration over the summer, where members of [alleged] extremist groups hung banners with swastikas and hate messages over an overpass.
Jason James Brown, 48, of Cape Canaveral, Florida, is accused of hanging swastikas and other [alleged] antisemitic banners along the Daryl Carter Parkway Bridge in Orlando on June 10, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He was charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.
Before the unfortunate events of World War II, the swastika had always been used as a symbol of prosperity and good fortune for thousands of years by Eurasians throughout the ancient world. German archeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered 1,800 variations of the Indo-European cross on pottery fragments at the site of ancient Troy in 1871, that were similar to artifacts from German history. “This was seen [by the Nazis] as evidence for a racial continuity and proof that the inhabitants of the site had been Aryan all along,” opines anthropologist Gwendolyn Leick. When the swastika became the national symbol of Nazi Germany, it was stigmatized as a symbol of anti-Semitism.
Semitism is a term that is commonly misunderstood. It signifies the blood descendants of Noah’s son Shem. It is neither a religious nor a cultural designation, and is certainly not limited to a specific community. There are hundreds of millions of Semites around the world from diverse cultural backgrounds. Science has revealed that Jewish population genetics are not Semitic, but Indo-European. Like Germans, Jews are also Aryans, but the Judaic religion is their distinguishing factor in that Germany is a Christian nation.
The swastika is the cultural heritage of every Indo-European descended people group– which includes more than a billion individuals across Europe and Asia– as well as extends to their offspring in America. The term originates from the Sanskrit word svastikas, that literally means “being fortunate”.
Florida has effectively outlawed an ancient symbol of good fortune held near and dear to the hearts of countless Indo-Europeans worldwide, labeling it a symbol of hate against non-Semitic persons. In essence, Americans can now be arrested and charged for the crime of being born into the wrong religion.
What do you think? Is it possible to be antisemitic against non-Semitic persons? Is it fair to strip the cultural heritage of more than a billion people for the comfort and convenience of a comparatively minuscule religious group? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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