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Old 11.03.2019, 00:14
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Re: Ku Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

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Go back and read the first post in this thread where I wrote:

Not really sure that a KKK march is in the spirit of Fasnacht, especially as those taking part appeared to have neo-Nazi links.

Isn't this agreeing with what you've just written?



So who is it exactly can't get their head around this?
To be fair, Tom, there were no neo-Nazi links. As it turns out, most of the young men involved are sons of local farmers from various towns in the area. They are known for their extreme right beliefs (high on patriotism and low on tolerance of anything not Swiss). They have now also been branded as idiots for bringing "shame" to the area.
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Old 11.03.2019, 11:50
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To be fair, Tom, there were no neo-Nazi links.
I guess if you exclude Blick then you may have a point.

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As it turns out, most of the young men involved are sons of local farmers from various towns in the area. They are known for their extreme right beliefs (high on patriotism and low on tolerance of anything not Swiss)..
The irony of dressing as the Ku Klux Klan.....
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Re: Ku Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

Looks like there's a demonstration in Schwyz tomorrow to protest the Ku Klux Klan.

https://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zentral...ndemo-15260996
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Looks like there's a demonstration in Schwyz tomorrow to protest the Ku Klux Klan.
For or against?

(I haven't read the article yet)
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Old 12.04.2019, 16:41
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Re: Ku Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

But being serious for a moment - if the original march was 'really nothing much'*, then why the need for a protest match against the KKK?




* Urs Max - I'm paraphrasing there - no-one actually wrote that.
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But being serious for a moment - if the original march was 'really nothing much'*, then why the need for a protest match against the KKK?




* Urs Max - I'm paraphrasing there - no-one actually wrote that.
Because obviously some people were disgusted by it and felt a demo against discrimination would show the world that Schwyz doesn't approve of that kind of behaviour.
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Because obviously some people were disgusted by it and felt a demo against discrimination would show the world that Schwyz doesn't approve of that kind of behaviour.
But some people on this forum thought it wasn't too bad.

Are they going to mount a counter-demonstration?
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Old 12.04.2019, 16:53
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Because obviously some people were disgusted by it and felt a demo against discrimination would show the world that Schwyz doesn't approve of that kind of behaviour.
Most of the world has never even HEARD of Schwyz, let alone care about what goes down there!

Tom
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Re: Ku Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

People are allowed different opinions, Tom. No one supported the original action but there were different degrees of outcry.
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Most of the world has never even HEARD of Schwyz, let alone care about what goes down there!

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Oi, easy! Ordaah.

Its better known than Lugano
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Old 12.04.2019, 16:59
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Oi, easy! Ordaah.

Its better known than Lugano
Umm, no, and it's smaller and less populous.

Anyway, more important stuff is going down up north:

"Im Jura wird nach einem Terror-Kater gefahndet"

https://www.20min.ch/schweiz/bern/st...wt_B_TYaVh0lz4

"Out of control cat terrorizes village"

https://worldradio.ch/news/2019/04/1...rizes-village/

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Most of the world has never even HEARD of Schwyz, let alone care about what goes down there!

Tom
But you dare to make one slightly off-colour remark and suddenly every man and his dog knows everything down to your inside leg measurement these days...
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Old 12.04.2019, 17:02
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People are allowed different opinions, Tom. No one supported the original action but there were different degrees of outcry.
Then why did you groan my last post? Didn't you just write that people could have different opinions?


As for different opinions - on this forum at least it is actively discouraged by a few Swiss members who will hound you and red-blob you if you write anything they don't agree with.
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Then why did you groan my last post? Didn't you just write that people could have different opinions?


As for different opinions - on this forum at least it is actively discouraged by a few Swiss members who will hound you and red-blob you if you write anything they don't agree with.
I found your post rather condescending and unnecessarily confrontational. It's like your looking to start an argument when there is no cause for one.
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I found your post rather condescending and unnecessarily confrontational. It's like your looking to start an argument when there is no cause for one.
a pattern emerges:

https://www.englishforum.ch/food-dri...vegans-ef.html
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Old 12.04.2019, 17:13
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I found your post rather condescending and unnecessarily confrontational. It's like your looking to start an argument when there is no cause for one.
I thought some of the comments (or the feeling behind them that it was no big deal) in the beginning of the thread particularly abhorrent.
It was me that started the thread.

Is racism worse in this area? - Well it's the only time I've heard any first-hand here and on more than one occasion (not against me).

So there's a march - and I doubt it's been organised by foreigners so it looks like other people feel the same way as me.
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Re: Ku Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

That was a joke - and judging by the 'Thanks' I got - other people did too.

I can't help it if you don't have a sense of humour - that's your problem, not mine.
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So there's a march - and I doubt it's been organised by foreigners so it looks like other people feel the same way as me.
Which is their right.... No one is saying they shouldn't, Tom.
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Old 12.04.2019, 17:18
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Which is their right.... No one is saying they shouldn't, Tom.
Exactly - because they'd look a bit foolish.
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Exactly - because they'd look a bit foolish.
There's a word for you Tom: Besserwisser
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