Many are ignorant about the meaning of the swastika itself. People usually correlate it with Nazi Germany which gives a bad connotation.
But the Swastika is not a symbol that represents that.
The symbol has existed back since ancient civilizations were around. For example: Greeks, Egyptians,…
Not entirely true. Buddhists, Hindus, etc, DON’T differentiate. To them a swastika is a swastika and sometimes it right-facing and tilted.
Google photos, and you will see them plain as day.
Native Americans and American cowboys also sported the swastika, and natives still see it as a sacred symbol. cowboys wore swastikas on spurs, vests, saddles, guns, holsters, etc.
America also used the swastika in advertisements, jewelry, signs, and such. Arizona had swastikas on highway signs.
Natives usually wore swastikas tilted.
Positive swastikas are all in context, and not design.
In 1800, no one said “tilted means Nazi!”
Foto: Mark Berry
Last news about Manwoman
Sorry to say that my dad, ManWoman, is not faring well. He has a kind of cancer that causes his bone marrow to cease making blood. The technical name is Refractory Anemia with Excess Blasts. In short, without new blood, it is impossible to breath, fight infections, or clot and stop bleeding. He had been receiving transfusions of blood and platelets, but there is no cure for this kind of cancer. Not chemo therapy. Not bone marrow transplant, because he is old and weak. In any case, ManWoman does not wish to endure weeks of traumatic medical treatment, when the potential time gained is so very small.
ManWoman has made the decision to pass peacefully—and with Dignity—in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by family and friends. No further transfusions or treatments will be made—except medication for the rather intense pain. When the blood cells from his last transfusion are gone, well … The clock is ticking. There is no exact prediction how much time is
left. One day or a few days—probably. A week or two—maybe. Months—not very likely.
I wish there was better news, but there isn’t. It will be a sad day when he passes, but he has left the world an enormous and inspired body of work. He will not be forgotten by those who love him. We will always carry a piece of him in our hearts.
~ Ivan Cat