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Graffiti watch – Something we could live without

By johnboy 28 February 2007 46

As seen on various footpaths in the Inner North:

Interesting choice of colour, are they trying to be ironic? Also it appears to be painted rather than sprayed so my money’s on an old nutter rather than stupid kids.

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terubo 2:50 pm 01 Mar 07

I recommend an annual storm-drain decorating competition as part of the Celebrate Canberra festival.

RandomGit 1:38 pm 01 Mar 07

You live and learn eh?

mutley 1:33 pm 01 Mar 07

No offence but manga isn’t my usual source of accurate information.

That said, I’ve done a little research and yes, the above pictur is an example of the bad swastika, although historically both right and left facing had been used in different cultures.(oh and to show I wasn’t completely mistaken, apparently Nazi ensigns had through and through format, meaning that one side was right facing and the other was left facing.)

win-win situation!

And I agree with Johnboy in that the person that painted this probably wasn’t fully aware of the nuances I have mentioned above.

johnboy 1:05 pm 01 Mar 07

However the ignorance of the average neo nazi makes it a dangerous thing to rely on.

RandomGit 1:02 pm 01 Mar 07

Mutley, no. That is correct.

I have a little manga here called Blade of the Immortal that explains it all very nicely. The tines pointing the other way (counter-clockwise) represent the Japanese Buddhist version called the manji.

West_Kambah_4eva 11:48 am 01 Mar 07

I think we can all agree that this particular piece of graffiti is proof that there is an underground society of neo-nazi molemen living in the storm water drains of Canberra. The question is: Do we impose a police state immediately, or do we only round up all the molemen first?

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