Twenty-first Century Swastikas

Whether confederate flags, swastikas, or anti-wolf and sea lion stickers, hate-speech propaganda has no place in the world today

Exposing the Big Game

For over half a century the Nazi swastika—that all too familiar symbol of hate—has been relegated to the dark corners of extremism, never to be openly displayed on a flag or uniform again. The Nazi credo was perhaps as confusing as it was complex, but generally, it was the definitive case of one group vilifying and scapegoating another.

Today, a similar type of blind hatred rules in areas where exploitive or extractive animal industries are considered a way of life. One can hardly drive a mile in parts of rural America without seeing emblems of extremism in the form of hateful bumper stickers touting selfish anti-wolf slogans like, “Smoke a Pack a Day” or, in areas where wolves are still extinct, “Did the coyotes get your deer?” Another popular hate-symbol adorning the back of all too many rural pickup trucks is simply a silhouette of a wolfNT wolf bumpr stickr inside a red…

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3 thoughts on “Twenty-first Century Swastikas

  1. The sad part is, the scarcer resources and especially water gets, the more animals are going to be on the hate list. Tule elk, comorants, and on down the line, in the ghostbusters circle.

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