CPAC 2021 Stage is a Nazi Symbol

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  1. crankalicious profile image91
    crankaliciousposted 14 months ago

    So, once again, Republicans gather and use Nazi symbols.

    The stage they're using in Orlando is a Nazi symbol Odal rune.

    These things are no accidents.

    https://securityboulevard.com/2021/02/c … i-symbols/

    https://twitter.com/davis_hammet/status … 0724610055

    https://theguardiansofdemocracy.com/cpa … ss-symbol/

    1. Kyler J Falk profile image91
      Kyler J Falkposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      By that same standard anything pagan, or even Christian/Judaic, and many more symbols are also NAZI symbols. Let's just ban symbolism and avoid these altogether. What a joke, lol.

      1. lobobrandon profile image87
        lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Hinduism still uses the Swastika much like many other cultures. It is unfair to ban symbolism based on what it was used for before unless they stand for the same wrongdoing, in that case, one must learn from history.

        As Valeant says, is it intentional or just stupidity? The rune on its own would be fine, but the colours chosen match the colours around the Nazi Swastika too. Let's not forget that this was a call to nationalism, much like that of the Nazis.

        Banning symbolism is a joke, but ignoring historical parallels would also be a joke.

        1. Kyler J Falk profile image91
          Kyler J Falkposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          My post was a joke, and I'm surprised no one caught it. Double points to everyone for cracking me up twice.

    2. lovetherain profile image80
      lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I have to sort of agree with you. While the symbols the nazis used were just "pagan" (from other religions) (like the swastika for instance) these people use symbols for nefarious purposes, perverting their original meanings. Having them upside down, backwards, or just having them in the wrong context. It is a form of magic. And it probably works.

      1. Kyler J Falk profile image91
        Kyler J Falkposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Though magic exists, that all depends on your definition of it. I've cursed and blessed many individuals over the course of my short life, and magic works without a doubt, but this magic doesn't seem like anything more than marketing magic.

    3. tsmog profile image80
      tsmogposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      The likeness is obvious to me. If I was at ground level I don't think I would recognize it. Yet it is intriguing and worth pondering.

      1. profile image0
        PrettyPantherposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        I'm not convinced it's intentional but it is intriguing. It would be interesting to find out who designed the stage, or if it's simply a prefabricated setup.

        1. tsmog profile image80
          tsmogposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          After pondering and reading I feel it is not intentional or a Freudian slip. What I find interesting is it was highlighted by the change in color of carpeting. What I found odd was the stage was not square to the audience as is typical. Snopes says essentially 'undetermined'.

          Forbes Article

          Stage Types

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            PrettyPantherposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            Thank you for sharing these links. After reading them, I lean toward thinking the shape is just a coincidence.

          2. Sharlee01 profile image85
            Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

            Could have they used this setup to have more space, as well as more, are seated surrounding the stage on three sides to offer a more a closer view?  This kind of crap shows the sad side of many in our society. Come On...
            I have been watching CPAC and being a Conservative find it refreshing. The majority of the speakers spoke about Conservative values, and where we go from here. Highlighting Conservatives believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Believe the role of government should be to provide people the freedom necessary to pursue their own goals. Conservative policies generally emphasize the empowerment of the individual to solve problems, and not rely on the Government to babysit one's life, and offer blanketed solutions.

            I am loving all I have heard.



            https://hubstatic.com/15438695.jpg

            1. tsmog profile image80
              tsmogposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              That's a thought, though unconventional design. It's all social media hype as pointed out by articles sharing posts.

  2. Valeant profile image88
    Valeantposted 14 months ago

    The question is - intentional or just stupidity?

    1. peterstreep profile image80
      peterstreepposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Yes that's my reaction too. I don't believe designers are stupid though..With elections, everything is thought through. The font, the colours, the logo, the stage set, the lightning, the wording...
      So, probably it's intentional.
      For a start, it started a conversation, something they probably wanted us to have. Another tweet-worthy topic. So Yes, I go for intentional.

      1. IslandBites profile image91
        IslandBitesposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        I agree. It is not the first time. Something similar happened with a tshirt and some ads.

  3. Live to Learn profile image73
    Live to Learnposted 14 months ago

    Someday, hopefully in the not too distant future, the left's obsession with demonizing their opponents with conspiracy theories will cease.

    It won't be too soon for me. If there is a symbol there is no doubt in my mind whoever choose it and/or approved it had no idea there was any similarity.

    And, having clicked on one of your links, someone needs to get glasses. The symbol you think you see isn't there.

    1. crankalicious profile image91
      crankaliciousposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Nazi apologist much? Pretty typical. Pu**y grabbing, apologies. Storm the Capital and try to murder the Vice President, apologies. Claim the election was stolen... apologies.

      Republicans are either the party of QAnon or the Nazis these days.

      1. lobobrandon profile image87
        lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        "Republicans are either the party of QAnon or the Nazis these days."

        I would have to disagree, it is just the most vocal of them that fall into this cateogry. I cannot imagine half the voting population of the US being that way.

      2. Live to Learn profile image73
        Live to Learnposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        I'm not apologizing for Nazis. I don't see any nazis any more than you do.  I'm just not going to join a conspiracy gang or lie and say I see something that isn't there. .

        1. lobobrandon profile image87
          lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this
          1. Live to Learn profile image73
            Live to Learnposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            I'll be honest. I have no idea who that guy is, so I won't comment on him. I will say we are so polarized at the moment that ridiculous accusations are thrown out, daily, by our press for the purpose of obtaining clicks.

            I hear so many anti Semitic comments on the left, but they aren't called 'nazis'. So if he is being labeled a neo Nazi due to anti semitism I'd probably not agree with the label. If he claims to be a neo Nazi....shame on him.

            We have got to stop demonizing anyone who does not pander to our personal beliefs. It's like with Trump. People need to stop demonizing anyone who supported many of his policies and listen. We cannot solve problems by ignoring valid concerns.

            A large percentage of our population feels disenfranchised. No one is listening. What they do listen to is a minority of the population who have nothing better to do but reenact the movie 'Mean Girls' on Twitter.

            If people don't start respecting each other, start listening without throwing ignorant conspiracy theories around and genuinely attempt to see where the other side is coming from this will not get better.

            The OP has offered nothing but an ill thought attempt to sow discord with a foolish conspiracy theory.

            1. lobobrandon profile image87
              lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              You and I agree for once. Off to mark this date on the calendar xD

              1. Live to Learn profile image73
                Live to Learnposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                Lol. Agreed.

  4. Credence2 profile image80
    Credence2posted 14 months ago

    The scriptures spoke of a golden calf, now what we have is a "golden pig".

    Republicans and Conservatives ARE ridiculous

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/26/politics … index.html

    1. Live to Learn profile image73
      Live to Learnposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Still not as ridiculous as 'amen and awoman'.

      1. profile image0
        PrettyPantherposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        They're both ridiculous but one is dangerously ridiculous.

        1. Kyler J Falk profile image91
          Kyler J Falkposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Some would say that making a mockery of gender issues is dangerously ridiculous, even egregious.

  5. profile image0
    PrettyPantherposted 14 months ago

    Which Trumper will buy this lovely, understated artwork embodying the magical gaudiness of their fallen, but never gone, idol?

    At $100,000 it's a steal!

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/02/donald-trump-statue-cpac-1.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=1236&h=820&crop=1

    https://nypost.com/2021/02/27/gold-trum … or-100000/

    1. GA Anderson profile image90
      GA Andersonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      So it took the artist a year to create this . . . art. Is this the same kind of gallery art that is just paint can splashes on a canvas?

      Maybe someday I will be educated enough to appreciate this kind of art.

      Think there is an unmentioned fool here . . . the one that arranged for this "art" to be at CPAC.

      GA

      1. profile image0
        PrettyPantherposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Love those red flip flops. If I was wealthy, I'd buy it and auction off the rights to beat it to smthereens. All proceeds donated to charity. I bet it would be a rockin' fundraiser. big_smile

        1. GA Anderson profile image90
          GA Andersonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          So you don't think it is "art"?

          GA

          1. profile image0
            PrettyPantherposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            Let's put it this way: it's not my type of art.

 
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