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Why does PlayStation have inappropriate symbols?

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I still cannot figure out why there is a Nazi 卍 Symbol on playstation. Someone explain that to me?

It is actually pointed left so its the Phoneix 卍 symbol but still I would think allot of people get confused.

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Re: Why does PlayStation have the "卍 Nazi" Symbol

Nov 1, 2012

ReaperCheGuevara wrote:

I still cannot figure out why there is a Nazi 卍 Symbol on playstation. Someone explain that to me?

It is actually pointed left so its the Phoneix 卍 symbol but still I would think allot of people get confused.


What on Earth are you babbling about? 

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Well when I am playing Ps3 you can use these symbols

on the fifth row down there is this symbol. I have seen this on playstation users comments before

and in text chats and messages why does playstation allow that?

 

 

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Because it is a swastika. It's a religious symbol. The swastika used in Nazi Germany faced right. Chances are, if you were genuinely offended, you would actually know what you are talking about.
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In Hindu that symbol represents the rotating sun. It predates Nazi Germany by thousands of years. Each arm points to one position on the compass. North, South, East, and West, and it also represents continuing creation. Here it is on the granite elephant at the gates of the Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

 

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The symbol itself was not inherently evil. The context that the Nazis used it was. The Nazis of course, turn the symbol backwards, thus made it take on a different meaning. 

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Nov 1, 2012

Because you need to learn your symbols, and some history

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I know my history but why does playstation even have it?

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Re: Why does PlayStation have inappropriate symbols?

Nov 1, 2012

Swastika Isnt bad its just a symbol.

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ReaperCheGuevara wrote:

I know my history but why does playstation even have it?


Because there's a billion Hindus who still regard that particular symbol as holy. 

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Re: Why does PlayStation have the "卍 Nazi" Symbol

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It is also a Buddhist Symbol, Some maps in Asia show it as a Temple.
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