Is the hammer and sickle as offensive as the swastika or the confederate flag?

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Swastika has an interesting history.

The symbol was fine until the Nazis stigmatized/demonized it in modern times.....specifically the 1930s.






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Yes examples have been found around the world going back thousands of years. Some have been found here in Amerindian art.
 
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At a societal level, the confederate flag is effectively banned now. One can expect to be shunned and labeled a racist should they dare to display it in public.

That is a fairly recent development (last decade?) and was declared by a select group of the self righteous.




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I guess all those guys who fly them from their pickups are just my imagination. Yes even in California. There used to be a guy who had one draped in his front window right down the street. I haven't check lately but I think he moved.

I do know that from Sutter County to the Oregon and Nevada borders, you can see them everywhere.