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If a thick immigrant like me knows what it is, I'd hope that anyone from St Gallen would too!
My guess is, you're part of a small minority. It may be taught at the schools in Kanton St.Gallen (dunno) but if so most will probably forget quickly.

How many French know the symbols making up France's coat of arms?

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Or to put it more briefly: "A bunch of insecure dorks who believe that joining some club, wearing their uniform, singing their songs, and chanting their chants, will make them powerful, successful, happy, and safe".

Not OED or Merriam Webster, but it works for me.

I like this, reminds me of a passage in Trainspotting talking about these sorts of numpties, who surround themselves with nutters (Begbie in this case) for protection, and to feel tough, but are much more likely to come to harm.

Idiots. Any extreme version of a view is always pure idiocy.
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Or maybe they're from Sankt Gallen?

Ironically, my home canton!



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my fault again I suppose
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This is what happens when millions of people believe a document written by politicians 230 years ago should form the basis of a modern democracy...
Keep in mind the Founding Fathers weren't exactly career politicians. At least not all of them. The white supremacists want that old document back (without those pesky amendments), because it would mean only white, male landowners could make any decisions or have any wealth.
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Not every fascists carries (what would be, admittedly, a very helpful) swastika flag
Mussolini never did, and he invented fascism.

Clue: Swastika = Nazi, NOT fascist!

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Old 14.08.2017, 16:46
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I didn't.

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I think Jello Biafra sums it up rather well. NSFW btw .

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Mussolini never did, and he invented fascism.

Clue: Swastika = Nazi, NOT fascist!

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In fact AFAIK Hitler never referred to himself or his movement as fascist.

This is something the post-war Soviert Union and DDR invented because they didn't want to give Hitler any credit for the socialist bit of national socialist.

Somehow the West later picked that up and copied it.
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Old 14.08.2017, 17:36
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A redneck discovering the hard way that what's OK in Charlottesville, ain't OK in Germany.

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What's OK in China, ain't OK in Germany.

Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Germany
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How did we get to this shortcut. If you really believe this, than all American people who voted for Hillary voted for those extreme left who are as violent as the VA criminals. I think reductionism and selective, binary vision has never meant any progress, or, as much as violent acts did. If a president condones violence as a trait to get rid off, no matter where it originates, and not selectively prioritizes to criticise some violence as more evil than other - is it not fair and wise?
I truly cannot believe you have written THAT Please give me examples of the murderous of violence perpetrated by the 'left' in recent years in USA. and have you ever studied the history of the KKK ?

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Please give me examples of the murderous of violence perpetrated by the 'left' in recent years in USA.
Have you ever heard of ANTIFA?
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I truly cannot believe you have written THAT Please give me examples of the murderous of violence perpetrated by the 'left' in recent years in USA. and have you ever studied the history of the KKK ?
The KKK were Dems. Read your history.
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Re: I hate Illinois Nazis!

So....

Should they remove the statue of General Lee or not?
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After all these years of the words "Fascists" and "Nazis" been thrown about willy-nilly, now some actual Nazis have shown up, its significance has been well and truly diluted.
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So....

Should they remove the statue of General Lee or not?
No, because it would be rewriting history. Oddly enough, something that fascists like to do.
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The white supremacists want that old document back (without those pesky amendments), because it would mean only white, male landowners could make any decisions or have any wealth.
Um not only white supremacists want the "old document" back. Most of the nation's problems trace themselves to the 14th, 16th, and 26th amendments.

By the way, nearly 70% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings.

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After all these years of the words "Fascists" and "Nazis" been thrown about willy-nilly, now some actual Nazis have shown up, its significance has been well and truly diluted.
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These sorts of white pride ideas are just a reaction to white shame and minority promotion as opposed to American pride which is what should be promoted.
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He is also not PC because every internet discussion(s) ends up the same way.
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