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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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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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