• Rob

    Symbols are harmless. It’s what you DO with a symbol that makes it harmful. The swastika has been a good luck symbol (of the sun) since the time of the dinosaur. Just because a fascist political party co-opted the symbol in the 20th century does not mean the symbol, or its usage, is necessarily evil. While vandalism is a criminal act that deserves to be punished, I think people really need to get over this association between the swastika and Nazism. If Hitler had chosen a set of lips as his symbol would we now be cringing in disgust each time someone offered us a kiss?