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Uilleand BS: So. Initiative vs Liberal Progression (71* d) RE: BS: So. Initiative vs Liberal Progression 17 Nov 99

Symbols themselves don't 'mean' anything. Only we as humans imbue them with power. The swastika was a very powerful symbol at one time representing the exact opposite of the feelings it invokes in us today. So the symbols evolve and change as we evolve and change. Their power comes with their context. I work a great deal with symbols in my personal life, but don't feel like I need to impress them on others. The question to me is the motivation of the display and its appearance. I think in this instance the motivation on both sides needs to be questioned. I have also found that a symbol's power may be transformed by embracing it. The white supremicists would be a tad confused, if all of a sudden the NAACP would decide to use the Confederate flag to remind everyone of the victory over adversity. Just a thought.

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