Recently I got a slap on the wrist for having a swastika in my avatar (I changed it so that it's more of a spiral now). For those that don't know, the swastika is originally an ancient East Asian symbol that stands for creation and good luck. The word itself is Sanskrit. Hitler adopted it for the Nazi flag and turned it so it whirls counterclockwise, giving it a different meaning. The swastika I had was not the Nazi-oriented one. It whirled clockwise. I did not intend to promote Nazism in any way, yet someone got offended. Anyways, the point of this topic is about where the line should be drawn before we get offended at something. Really, anyone can go around getting offended at something for various reasons to get it censored. The reputation of people and symbols undeservingly get tarnished a lot based on how history is written, how popular culture perceives things, and often times when certain groups who use the symbol give it a different context by the very act of using it as with the Nazis and the swastika. I can think of another example - the Confederate Flag. It is regarded as a symbol of racism nowadays because of the Ku Klux Klan's frequent use of the flag, but it was originally used by those who were fighting for a cause that was less about racism and more about individual state's rights. However, that is debatable. My point is that it's stupid to get offended over some symbol because some fringe group uses it. It really shows some misplaced thinking by the ones getting offended. Get offended at the group, not the symbol! Symbols are inherently neutral. They only have any meaning based on what meaning we give them. Food for thought: Should the Girl Scouts be abolished because their standard uniform looks similar to Hitler's uniform?