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There might exist similarities but the "classical" slanted SS-symbol stands for "Schutzstaffel", which is the German word for "protection corps" and refers to Adolf Hitlers private army (which also functioned as bodyguard troop). The SS is responsible for some of the most horrific war crimes and crimes against humanities, including the day-to-day execution of the holocaust (final solution) as well as the actions that led up to it, such as the Kristallnacht in 1938.11
It's *only* a nazi thing.11
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Well the slanted S symbols are originally Norse runes, so they could be on tons of things not Nazi related. But people generally avoid it because it's seen as a Nazi thing23
The SS in the motorcycle lifestyle comes from the fact that in the 60s motorcyclists often would wear German World War II helmets on their heads. It's the same SS that the Nazis had.12
Didn't the rock band "KISS" have the slanted SS? A band fronted by "Gene Simmons", whose birth name is Gene Chaim Witz Klein, originally born in Israel?
So, it depends upon context.2
Make it mean what ever ypu want yes SS was the nazi soldiers hell make SS mean shutup stupid lol.12
Not always. It can be a military term for Scout Sniper. If it is formed in two lighting bolts however, you can be safe its National Socialist symbolism.10
Most motorcycle clubs were started by ww2 airplane pilots who liked the freedom it brought so I doubt it11
Ss is not a white supremacy thing it was a nazi military unit2
The SS symbol is two s lightening bolts10
Can be something else10
No idea. Don't care.10
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Is the sign of the Waffen-SS, The Schutzstaffel or the Nazi parties "private army" depending on how you want to call them.
Its originally based on a runic alphabet that some crazy Austrian invented in the beginning of 1900 and is the sign for the letter "S". Nazis and white supremacists are known for taking Germanic and Scandinavian runes as symbols for their cause for a long time now even though the SS one is a bit of a fraud since its so "recent".
Other examples of nazi symbolism is for example this:
Which symbolizes their "Blood and soil" doctrine and is the basis for their belief that they have ancestral claims to historical Germanic lands. The rune itself is Nordic in origin and represents "heritage; inheritance, inherited estate"
There is currently a drive to "reclaim" the Nordic runes from the Nazis as symbols of Nordic heritage and not connected to the Nazis.
What are the odds that someone I know displaying it is in a neo nazi group, do you think? 😕
All I can say is sorry.. It is really disappointing to see someone you know fall for such hateful ideas, I should know. My mother is a huge racist and trying to convert my brothers and sister to the ideology.
Sorry to hear that, too. :(