@triangle.128k - No. I could have worded it differently, but providing additional peaceful uses would have bifurcated results hurting the "peaceful" vote. I am attempting to make a fair, and intellectual honest poll.
As PetersSmith says, it is IN FACT the Janis symbol. Even accurately depicted (reverse, and not tilted) our mind go to Nazis. WWII was a WORLD WAR. It touched everyone. It is natural and understandable that this symbol, for better or worse, has been tarnished. In fact, I would NOT like people to attempt to "reform" it as positive. If that were accomplished, in say a generation or two, would the message of what the Nazis were saying be deluted with the new "reformed" understanding of the symbol?
It is also a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Odinism.
To quote "The symbol experienced a resurgence in the late nineteenth century, following extensive archeological work such as that of the famous archeologist Heinrich Schliemann. Schliemann discovered the hooked cross on the site of ancient Troy. He connected it with similar shapes found on pottery in Germany and speculated that it was a “significant religious symbol of our remote ancestors.”
The work of Schliemann soon was taken up by völkisch movements, for whom the swastika was a symbol of “Aryan identity” and German nationalist pride."
A member of the Thule society came up with the first version apparently which Hitler adapted. I can't find any reference to it being specifically taken from just the one religion only yet however.
I picked Janisim for a number of reasons Kreakin & triangle.128k. One, Jainism is about 2800 years old. It predates Buddhism by hundreds of years. Hinduism is older, but the symbol is more like a charm to them, like "good luck guy". It, the symbol, is arguably most closely associated with Jainism (first) Buddhism (second) Hindu (third) for religious connections.
Interesting, I'm still reading up. Did you see the stuff about the Thule Society? They had a Swastika with curves that was circular rather than square. Apparently Hitler took it from there according to Mein Campf.
Depends on the context i see it in. The one on the nazi flag is also angled differently and usually paired with red. Im not sure what my first impression is to be honest but its a really interesting question to think about its some good self evaluation