Originally Posted by mmarkin
Guys, with respect to others, I think you should all remove the KKK comments.
And why would that be? Here in the US, we strive for freedom of speech. Beyond that, I think it's rather helpful to know. It could lead to staving off trouble, if one is so inclined. Obviously they're not meant
to look like KKK symbols, but in a few people's opinions, they do
. And that fact makes it touchy. While I'm all for sticking with what one wants (especially when it wasn't meant to mean something that it was mistaken for in the first place), I also think it gives ppl a chance to avoid problems.
What if you took your laptop to school everyday and ppl started treating you badly for a perceived wrong on your part? Doesn't make what they're doing right, but it is in their eyes. Personally, I'd rather avoid that. And I might not've ever even realized the problem unless someone'd mentioned what it was in the first place here.
No one was flaming the creater. Rather the opposite- he's done a fantastic job in his creations and ideas. People are offering simple statements on what a few of the badges look like. To me, that's more helpful than hurtful.
Perhaps things aren't like that in the Russian press. Maybe that has nothing to do with it. I have no idea. But where I sit (American in Japan), I don't see the issue.