- Oct 25, 2017
Don't get played, people.
I mean what contexts are you imagining seeing it in that would confirm it for you? All those Nazi meet ups you go to? If you're not hanging around with Nazis, then it probably tracks that you wouldn't necessarily know what symbolism and coded language they use together, but that doesn't make it something they're not doing. Not everybody has heard about the 14 words or 88, but they're Nazi symbols even if most people in the mainstream don't know that.
If you and your Nazi friends all get together and do a thing while being Nazis together, at what point is it no longer trolling to own the libs and is actually just a thing that Nazis tend to do in large groups?
You should google it then, if you refuse to believe it...
There is a very interesting article/documentary about this game, because no one knows its origin and it's known worldwide even before the internet.
Yes they have. You'd have to be wilfully ignoring all the evidence at this point to suggest otherwise.
They obviously have. You're arguing for the sake of it.They haven't.
They use it, to be sure, but when you see someone give you the OK hand sign... consider why they're doing it. Did you just ask them a question and the person you're asking cannot respond verbally but instead has used a hand signal to express that they agree? NOT A NAZI
What? I just showed that in any normal context if someone gives you the OK hand signal... (us calling it the "OK hand signal" is another indication) you wouldn't assume they're a nazi.
Thanks for an example as to why co-opting a symbol works beautifully as a dog whistle.
As above. Co-opt means "adopt for own purpose", maybe you were confused on its meaning?
I assumed that they meant "supplanted" rather than the dictionary definition of "co-opted" given the question of the OP.
No, they meant co-opted... or they would have said supplanted... not sure why you assumed that.
Well the person they were responding to when you corrected seems to think that Nazis aren't actually using the symbol and people on this board are just paranoid so the correct definition of co-opt really applies here.
You know what, hold the fuck up. I looked up the actual dictionary definition of "co-opt" which is:
There's no other meaning for the term co-opt though, so no asuption would lead you to say "they didn't co-opt" unless you misunderstood it.