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Smash the Hate!  No Nazis on deviantART! by poasterchild Smash the Hate!  No Nazis on deviantART! by poasterchild
Please disseminate widely, thank you! This does not give permission to alter or claim credit for this re-mixed work, for which I retain all copyrights. The original illustration is in the public domain.

If you disagree with the views expressed here, please be sure to read my Policy Statement BEFORE you post: [link]


Despite dA's clear policy against hate propaganda ["Hate propaganda is met with zero tolerance."] see [link] not a day goes by that I do not see postings that depict the swastika in a positive light [e.g., "A Wonderful Thing" [link], postings that glorify Adolph Hitler [[link] and other Nazi leaders including the head of the SS [[link], and so forth. Indeed, there are several organized groups on dA that exist solely to propagate Nazism and Nazi propaganda, including [link], [link], [link], [link], [link], and [link].

Send a message to dA's CEO Angelo Sotira via the Help Desk and demand that:

(1) all pro-Nazi images and text (journal entries, etc.) be removed from dA permanently

(2) that identifiably pro-Nazi groups including those cited above be disbanded and removed from dA permanently

(3) that the founders, co-founders, and administrators of those groups be banned from dA permanently

(4) that Nazis, Nazi sympathizers, and Nazi fellow travelers (e.g., *reicheagle, ~SeargentArmour, ~DAK-Rommel, and ~Rustic-King) who are apparently not the founders, co-founders, or administrators of pro-Nazi groups, but who nonetheless identify themselves as Nazis or Nazi sympathizers, be permanently banned from dA

Note that some of these groups and individuals claim that there is no hate involved, only "mutual interest" or "historical interest." To that we say that one cannot publish pro-Nazi propaganda, so-called art, or writings that are NOT inherently hate speech. Indeed, in some countries, such as Germany, to do so is a serious felony. We demand, out of respect for the millions who lost their lives and families at the hands of the Third Reich, and, out of concern that these racist, murderous, anti-gay, anti-Semitic ideas not be spread using dA as a tool, that dA senior management vigorously pursue, remove, and ban such postings and deviants from dA on a permanent basis using available technological and human means to do so.

DISPLAY OF NAZI SYMBOLS (THE SWASTIKA, THE NAZI SALUTE) AND/OR HOLOCAUST DENIAL IS A FELONY PUNISHABLE BY PRISON SENTENCES OF UP TO 20 YEARS AND/OR LARGE FINES IN 16 COUNTRIES (AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, FRANCE, GERMANY, HUNGARY, ISRAEL, LIECHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, THE NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL, POLAND, ROMANIA, SPAIN, AND SWITZERLAND, AS WELL AS UNDER THE LAWS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.

SINCE DA CAN BE VIEWED IN ALL OF THESE COUNTRIES, IT IS MY CONTENTION THAT BY PERMITTING PRO-NAZI CONTENT TO BE DISPLAYED ON ITS WEBSITE, DA IS IN CONTRAVENTION OF THOSE LAWS.

UNLESS DA ACTS IMMEDIATELY TO MEET THE ABOVE DEMANDS IT IS MY INTENTION TO NOTIFY THE GOVERNMENTS OF THOSE COUNTRIES AND TO URGE THEM TO BLOCK ACCESS WITHIN THEIR TERRITORIES TO THE DA WEBSITE, AND TO PURSUE ANY OTHER REMEDIES WHICH MAY BE AVAILABLE TO THOSE GOVERNMENTS UNDER THEIR LAWS.

Smash the hate. No Nazis on deviantART!
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:iconkurthutch74:
kurthutch74 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
DO IT! ALL people who worship those MONSTERS should be BANNED!
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Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I was agreeing with you until this:
"SINCE DA CAN BE VIEWED IN ALL OF THESE COUNTRIES, IT IS MY CONTENTION THAT BY PERMITTING PRO-NAZI CONTENT TO BE DISPLAYED ON ITS WEBSITE, DA IS IN CONTRAVENTION OF THOSE LAWS.
UNLESS DA ACTS IMMEDIATELY TO MEET THE ABOVE DEMANDS IT IS MY INTENTION TO NOTIFY THE GOVERNMENTS OF THOSE COUNTRIES AND TO URGE THEM TO BLOCK ACCESS WITHIN THEIR TERRITORIES TO THE DA WEBSITE."
Sorry, but I perfer US laws over Europe's. Although it may be contriversial with European laws, but I'm against the censorship over that.
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lfcboros Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
BAN????  Seriously....BAN???  You're leading a campaign to BAN???  Leading a campaign...???  Shouldn't you be like painting, or drawing, or creating...or something???   You want to start a list of verifiably atrocious topics, subjects etc  to BAN?   I'm sure everyone on DA would have an opinion here.....and we'd likely reduce the OPEN and FREE community by half.  I'm so sorry I found you and your page.  Wow....it's scary to think you're now in the DA community...but I'd still not try to BAN you!  I will choose to IGNORE you.  Of course, I'm not here to be a SOCIAL ENGINEER.....I'm here for art...and truly respect free expression understanding that it may offend ME, irritate ME, bore ME, engage ME....of course...that's just ME.

GET BACK TO ART PLEASE....assuming you've a capacity for actually CREATING art.  I'm personally offended that this community is abused as a platform for driving agendas.  I am speaking in reference to your ENTIRE effort, not just this one poster.  I am also NOT making a statement about my stance on anything...that's not the point!
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GamesCooky Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
This is an assault against free speech. We are allowed to share our opinions and our policies. Just becouse National Socialism has had a dark past doesn't make it a bad ideology.

You want to ban us becouse National Socialism had a dark past, then ban communists as well. If you're gonna ban us becouse Nazi Germany had concentration camps, then ban communists for having Gulag camps.

If you're gonna ban us, ban the communists as well!
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Glacethewolf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Writer
dude, people rather destroy Nazism before communism because Nazism, is still alive, Communism to me is dead, Nazism to me lives on, but soon will die, people like you deserve to be banned because I don't know if you know this, but Nazism has killed millions of Jewish people, Gypsies, disabled, and many artists, and your saying that if one person stands against others because they are murdering others? Nobody gives a shit about the Soviet Union because the Soviet Union is dead, Nazism isn't dead, but will soon die with it's followers, and remember this, There is a special place in hell for you fucking Nazi's
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
But, but. . .

. . .it's so much easier and more fun just to ban YOU, asshole.  :banned:
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Jenny345 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Nicely done. I agree. Smash the hate. Not all Germans were Nazis. No Nazis on DA.
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colinofferment Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014

You've objected to "postings that depict the swastika in a positive light".


I am an anti-fascist, from an anti-fascist family. I am also a respecter of the spiritual traditions of India. Some years ago I visited Kolkata, West Bengal, and made a symbolic offering at a nineteenth century Hindu Goddess temple which has swastikas over its entrance. 


Nazism is one thing, the swastika is another.

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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, and those swastikas rotate clockwise, unlike the Nazi version which rotates counterclockwise.  I think intelligent people understand the difference and appreciate the fact that I am not objecting to religious symbols.
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colinofferment Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014

I'm glad you do recognise the distinction between the nazi swastika and religious swastikas. The page about the swastika "A Wonderful Thing", which you objected to and linked to in your caption, is no longer there. So it wasn't clear to me what sort of statement you were objecting to.


It is a misconception that religious swastikas always rotate in the opposite direction to the nazi version. Religious swastikas can turn in either direction, depending on the specific tradition or school. (The ones at the temple I mentioned, at Dakshineswar in Kolkata, actually turn in the same direction as the nazi symbol.) The real difference between the nazi swastika and religious swastikas is the context, not the geometry.

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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ban nazism and communism all together. Two great evil of this world.
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Razielus91 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well ... national socialism has its own potential but Hitlerism itself showed what may happened when some things are beyond logical control
I agree with communism (though Chinese model is really interesting)
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guardmn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
A few things.(1)I dispise and hate Nazis and what they did.A friend of my grandmothers survived Hitler's Death Camps,when I was a boy I saw the number tattoo on her arm.that's something you don't forget.(2)As much as we'd like to ban them.In this Country we have the 1st amendment which protects free speech,even if it offends people,and those whom DA would ban would most likely sue on those grounds.(3)Removing swastikas of the site would actually give those knotheads what they want,and if we see them,it should remind us of the war they started in 1939 and the people who died under their boot.As the saying goes,THOSE WHO DO NOT LEARN FROM HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT!And last I had relitives who served in the United States Armed Forces in World War 2.and fought with honor,Such as my Godfather who fought in North Africa,Sicily,the Italian mainland,Normondy on D-Day,The Battle of the Bulge and on into Germany and Hitler's Third Reich.I am proud of my family who served to stop tyranny,and I always will.That being said my point is this Don't give these wannabes the time of day.They just love sounding off.Now if they get violent then that becomes A Law Enforcement Matter.Oh and not that it matters I,m Mexican And Anglo and my parents were hippies back in the 60s,when I was born.Well that's all I look fireward to hearing from you.
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Red-Blitzkreig Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
what about ww2 historians who admire the nazis but hate the Holocaust and arent racist against jews?
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poasterchild Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Like you?  :rofl:
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bravo! :clap:
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Hellsprincess013 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
people have their own opinions and view's all because we may not like them doesn't mean we can stop them from expressing them.  they have the freedom of speech. it is their right and there is nothing we can do about it especially on a site that's built for people to express themselves. if you don't like their art them scroll past it. this picture is only going to make people upset if it hasn't already. you can't stop or control what people post so just give it up as much as you hate if you try to top it like this it won't work. 
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Perhaps if you'd lost most of your family in Nazi death camps you'd feel differently.

In any event, I suggest that you take your own advice: "if you don't like their art them [sic] scroll past it."

We're done now, OK?
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Hellsprincess013 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
forgive me if i offended you i was trying to stop arguments. i apologize for upsetting you in way.
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jesus Nazis have been dead for over 80 years people the fake nazis'neonazis' are just pozers and I dotn consider them to actually be people of  the original Nazis do to the fact that hitler woulda had them in a camp faster than you can say easy bake oven
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tea78iscool Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
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vandict Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it is funny to think that the "democratic" and "tolerant" system empowers this...
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LordManji Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Lol Neo Nazis! But what is wrong with Nazi art? Some people like to do curtain artworks be it Nazi or communist. That doesn't make you a bad guy just a artist with different taste. If you are against freedom of content than you are WORSE than the Nazis! 
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Razielus91 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True
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CarolineLorraine Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Bothers me that there were any Nazis on this site! Oops! 
Good luck with the fight! CURSE YOU! ;) (Wink) 
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
TY  :)
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CarolineLorraine Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
?
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you. Sorry.
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CarolineLorraine Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Not serious ;) (Wink) 
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CarolineLorraine Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
And this is horrible that in this group there Nazi Album !! :
historical-slash.deviantart.co…

And the worst part is that this group in their favorites :
nazi-slash.deviantart.com/
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Venomfyre Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
You say "smash the hate" yet want us Nazis to be banned. Is that not hate on your part?
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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DaBair Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The worst is probably OffizierHashem, who puts Islam into his Nazi profile. He even denies that Arabs are a Semitic people. And I highly doubt he has light-colored hair and eyes. Ironically, one of my original stories is set in WWII and has Muslim as its protagonist - the character is Bosnian. There aren't really any novels (at least in English) about the Yugoslav Front.

There was a Bosnian Muslim SS unit called the Handzar, but despite what OffizierHashem seems to think, it was one of the least effective SS units (it lost most of its battles), and most of the men in the unit ended up defecting to the Allies (not to mention some of them were forced at gunpoint to join). Some members indeed committed atrocities and deserved the death sentences they got, but many others were simply unwitting pawns. One of the few unrepentant members was Halim Malkoc, who OffizierHashem paints as a hero (and in my story, he appears as a villain), and he fucking deserved to get hanged (after all, he ratted out soldiers who tried to leave the unit).

If you want to know where Heinrich Himmler got the idea for recruiting Bosnian Muslims...it was from Hitler's friend Haj Amin al-Husseini, the pro-Nazi Mufti of Jerusalem. And also because Bosnia was under the control of the pro-Nazi Ustase government headed in Croatia. Many of the people forced into the Waffen-SS - including this one - were told their families would be protected from the Allies, but of course, many of them would return to find that the Nazis had killed their parents and other relatives. As for the ones who genuinely supported the Nazis...they're all roasting in Hell with Hitler.

I hope OffizierHashem and other Nazis on dA get their profiles taken down.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for this enlightening post.
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DaBair Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was trying to make it clear that I was opposed to Nazism, which is why it took me over two hours just to get the wording right.

Despite my hatred for Nazism, I think that Axis veterans should be treated the same as Allied veterans as long as they did not commit any atrocities. Plenty of people in the German army and the foreign legions really weren't aware of the Nazis' cruelty. Also, the Waffen-SS was mostly combat-based - many of the people (especially ones in the foreign legions) were probably unaware of what was happening to the Jews.

I used the Handzar as an example because Bosnians, Albanians, and other European Muslims have come under fire for alleged collaboration with the Nazis. The fact that many of them are blond and blue-eyed doesn't help. There were three Waffen-SS units that included Muslims, but by and large these units were not involved in the Holocaust. Most Soviet Muslims fought in the Soviet army - the few who fought for the Germans did it because they hated Stalin. Even the Moroccan Goumiers, who fought for the French, have been vilified as rapists. Most of them fought nobly - the war rapes in Italy were only from a small percentage of the Goumiers. The only Muslims who seem to escape this are the ones who fought in the British South Asian regiments. And the Nazis killed thousands of Muslims in the Balkans and the Soviet Union, and they were included among the Soviet POWs in concentration camps. OffizierHashem should think about that.

Still, though much of North Africa was active in WWII, many other Arab countries didn't play much of a role. In some of the countries, people were focused more on getting their freedom (Lebanon became independent during WWII, and Syria, Israel, and Jordan not long after). I guess that's why a lot of Middle Easterners don't know much about WWII.
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DeviantART789789 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Inspired by you, I did this: deviantart789789.deviantart.co…

It states that Nazism seeks to destroy religion. Sure, I'm not the most religious person (I'm far from it), but I hate idiots who advocate for religion's destruction. And Nazis are anti-religious. In Germany, they put the church under their control and executed any priests that tried to oppose their control. They went after Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, Gypsies, and other minority religions too.
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Ww2fighter Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
All people who are religious should be shot because 90% of all the wars man have started is because of fuking religion the world would be a lot better if nazi Germany won ww2
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