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Ku Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

After the Faschnacht in Brunnen.

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





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Re: Klux Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

Isn't it "Ku Klux Klan"?

Klux Klux Klan sounds like it's something to do with chickens...
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Old 07.03.2019, 13:26
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Isn't it "Ku Klux Klan"?

Klux Klux Klan sounds like it's something to do with chickens...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3CenN7d30Y
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Re: Klux Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

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.
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Re: Klux Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

Any group of individuals who only feel brave enough to march etc whilst covering their faces should take a good look at thems... wait. Problematic.

Honestly? Outrageous. Especially as the article seems to suggest it's all done in the spirit of Fastnacht hi jinks. I mean, it's all fun and games until someone gets lynched. The scamps.
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Ah, the lack of political correctness in our youth.
Really? Would you say the same if they were wearing the SS uniform?
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Really? Would you say the same if they were wearing the SS uniform?

Ever watched Allo Allo?
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Really? Would you say the same if they were wearing the SS uniform?
Even Prince Harry succumbed to poor judgement at one point in his life.
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Even Prince Harry succumbed to poor judgement at one point in his life.
Meanwhile in lancashire


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Really? Would you say the same if they were wearing the SS uniform?
How about a group with beards, wearing black robes, and carrying ISIS flags and swords?
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Re: Klux Klux Klan in Kanton Schwyz

I can't be bothered to plough through the article. So what's the gist of it: are they actual klansmen or just Swiss kids dressed in KKK costumes?
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Even Prince Harry succumbed to poor judgement at one point in his life.
Maybe it is just me but I am not sure "lack of political correctness" and "poor judgement" is quite the same...

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How about a group with beards, wearing black robes, and carrying ISIS flags and swords?
Exactly!

Wonder if that would be deemed to be "lack of political correctness" or likened to Prince Harry or Allo Allo! I very much doubt it.
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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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Really? Would you say the same if they were wearing the SS uniform?
Depends where they were wearing such uniform. I was shocked to see pictures of national heroes wearing SS uniforms in Finnish WWII museum. They were Finns serving in German SS during the war with USSR.
I was shocked until I learned that not only civilians were never persecuted by SS in Finland but Jews served in the regiments of Finish army side by side with German Wehrmacht and SS troops during WWII.
God bless Gen. Mannerheim brilliance for rejecting Hitler's ethnic cleansing demands and protecting Finnish citizens from the scourge of Fascism and Communism while preserving Finnish independence.

Apparently SS uniform meant a different thing in that context.
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Depends where they were wearing such uniform. I was shocked to see pictures of national heroes wearing SS uniforms in Finnish WWII museum. They were Finns serving in German SS during the war with USSR.
I was shocked until I learned that not only civilians were never persecuted by SS in Finland but Jews served in the regiments of Finish army side by side with German Wehrmacht and SS troops during WWII.
God bless Gen. Mannerheim brilliance for rejecting Hitler's ethnic cleansing demands and protecting Finnish citizens from the scourge of Fascism and Communism while preserving Finnish independence.

Apparently SS uniform meant a different thing in that context.
As the baby is on a fag break and I've got time, I'll bite. Please explain the different thing that context means.
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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.
It keeps getting drummed into me that Switzerland is not a nanny-state and there's self-regulation so banning such things is not required.

Perhaps these people should exercise a bit more self-control in what they choose to wear and perhaps consider whom they might be offending?

I'm not sure you understand the phrase "political correctness".
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It keeps getting drummed into me that Switzerland is not a nanny-state and there's self-regulation so banning such things is not required.

Perhaps these people should exercise a bit more self-control in what they choose to wear and perhaps consider whom they might be offending?

I'm not sure you understand the phrase "political correctness".
I was thinking in terms of a Swiss and not of an American when I wrote that. In America, the consequences of wearing such costumes are, of course, far greater than in Switzerland.

While I was participating in a parade in Küssnacht am Rigi, the float in front of our group depicted a casino raising money for the disgraced local priest, who was dismissed from his position due to gambling debts. He was a popular Catholic priest and the church, despite knowing of his addiction, allowed him full control of his own budget and expenses. I'm of firm conviction that the church had let him down.

Anway, I asked the casino group if they didn't find their motto in poor taste, especially since the priest was well-liked and had a disease. They just laughed and drank more beer. I ended up showing them how to shuffle cards and act as black jack dealers. I couldn't help noticing the irony of their lack of casino skills while poking fun at the local priest.

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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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