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Old 07.03.2019, 12:51
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Re: Klux Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

Where's the bit in any of the newspaper stories that mentions that they are kids (as mentioned by both DB and Olygirl)?
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Old 07.03.2019, 12:53
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Really? Would you say the same if they were wearing the SS uniform?
Yes! Again, Mel Brooks shows us why!

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Old 07.03.2019, 12:57
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Re: Klux Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

To be honest I don't see what the problem is. The article states that the police are investigating and plenty of people seem to have denounced it.

Should it be being handled in any other way?

The whole thing screams out "Ooh look how controversial we are!" and now they've got their publicity with all the related shouty indignation from expats. Job done.

Next.
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Old 07.03.2019, 12:58
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Re: Klux Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

Is it Ok to wear a cowboy dress? You know, those guys people here know only from the movies, in which they're glorified for mass-killing native Americans.


As for, the consequences of wearing such costumes would be much greater in the US:
Here's an example from Charlottesville less than two years ago (I trust that rings some bells). In a context that, if anything, is much more related to the underlying issue than what people appear to be offended by here.
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Is it Ok to wear a cowboy dress? You know, those guys people here know only from the movies, in which they're glorified for mass-killing native Americans.


As for, the consequences of wearing such costumes would be much greater in the US:
Here's an example from Charlottesville less than two years ago (I trust that rings some bells). In a context that, if anything, is much more related to the underlying issue than what people appear to be offended by here.

Cowboys are generally white men. It's politically perfectly fine to discriminate them.
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Old 07.03.2019, 13:20
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Is it Ok to wear a cowboy dress? You know, those guys people here know only from the movies, in which they're glorified for mass-killing native Americans.
Not in the Western movies I watch.

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Really? Would you say the same if they were wearing the SS uniform?
Been there Done that

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Re: Klux Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

I suppose the benchmark is Prince Harry or a celebrity...

Chris Brown turned up to a party as a terrorist so I guess that makes it ok too...

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Old 07.03.2019, 14:04
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Not in the Western movies I watch.

Yes, but those are ITALIAN western movies, in fact I have them all and normally watch them in ITALIAN!

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Old 07.03.2019, 14:05
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Should it be being handled in any other way?
Did anyone else write that it should be handled in another way?

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The whole thing screams out "Ooh look how controversial we are!" and now they've got their publicity with all the related Job done.
How exactly have they got their publicity from expats?

As for 'shouty indignation from expats' , in my opening post, I wrote, rather less hysterically than you:

'Not really sure that a KKK march is in the spirit of Fasnacht'.
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Re: Klux Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

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Cowboys are generally white men.
Only in the movies.

In real life, a large percentage were black.

"historians estimate that one in four cowboys were black"

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/histo...oys-180962144/

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Re: Klux Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

Are we to revert to the magical thinking of the Siberian shaman? "I don the hide of the bear, therefore I AM THE BEAR!"

It's fasnacht. It's a time to wear silly costumes. Taste has nothing to do with it. These people aren't klansmen any more than people in Luzern are goblins and witches.

Now, if we were all living in Tennessee, it might be a different story, but we're not, so it isn't.
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How exactly have they got their publicity from expats?

As for 'shouty indignation from expats' , in my opening post, I wrote, rather less hysterically than you:

'Not really sure that a KKK march is in the spirit of Fasnacht'.
It's been reported in the news and now it's on an expat forum. I was just trying to understand why it's an issue. Not sure that constitutes me being "hysterical". Don't think I can give enough f00ks to be hysterical. Can do a bit of cynical, if you like - would that do instead?

I'm not condoning it in any shape for form (it's a bit sad, if you want my opinion, to be dressing up like that) but clearly they did it for the bants and the attention. Just wondering why anyone would want to facilitate that for them by dedicating a whole thread to it, that's all.
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Just wondering why anyone would want to facilitate that for them by dedicating a whole thread to it, that's all.
Because you can't have half-a-thread?

And, as I also wrote, it may be that the 'kids-havin-fun' may actually be members of the numerous Schwyzer far-right-groups who know that the only time they can wear this sort of stuff, in public (to cause offence) is around Fasnacht.

A thread in an inconsequential online forum is pretty much inconsequential compared with the coverage the online newspapers have given it.
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Man, I wish this happend in lausanne. I would love to follow discretely one of these bastards to their home and leave them with a life-long injury as reminder.

Racist people, and those who abuse the less fortunate make my blood boil everytime.

If there are people of color here, don't be afraid to confront racist people. Your silence will only help grow the number of abusers elsewhere and then another innocent black person will get hurt.

Don't be afraid to take one or two for your team.
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Man, I wish this happend in lausanne. I would love to follow discretely one of these bastards to their home and leave them with a life-long injury as reminder.

Racist people, and those who abuse the less fortunate make my blood boil everytime.

If there are people of color here, don't be afraid to confront racist people. Your silence will only help grow the number of abusers elsewhere and then another innocent black person will get hurt.

Don't be afraid to take one or two for your team.
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it may be that the 'kids-havin-fun' may actually be members of the numerous Schwyzer far-right-groups who know that the only time they can wear this sort of stuff, in public (to cause offence) is around Fasnacht.
Surely that's a sign of a healthy society?

I'd say the time to worry is when people start wearing these costumes in earnest at other times of the year, and maybe following it up with a cross-burning or lynching or two.
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Ah, the lack of political correctness in our youth. Were those costumes in bad taste? In my opinion, yes. Should those costumes be banned? I'm on the fence about that one.
...and my sympathy for yet another EF user has gone with the wind.. this is such a ed up place.
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Man, I wish this happend in lausanne. I would love to follow discretely one of these bastards to their home and leave them with a life-long injury as reminder.
You would go to someone's home and give him a life-long injury for wearing a silly costume at fasnacht?

Looks like you're part of the problem, old chap.
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...and my sympathy for yet another EF user has gone with the wind.. this is such a ed up place.
Why are you making this personal? Olygirl didn't say she approved of the costumes - quite the opposite, in fact. She merely said that she isn't sure that banning is the solution.

How does that make EF a "ed up place"?
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