Re danah boyd’s remark (in Google and Facebook Can’t Just Make Fake News Disappear) “Just do a search for how the swastika is used in cartoons for all sorts of political commentary. How you read those images has a lot to do with how you perceive the swastika.”

While shooting a documentary in India years ago, my local camera crew affixed a swastika to the front of our vehicle for good luck. When I objected, they were quite puzzled and insisted it remain there for good luck. I had been unaware that its name comes the Sanskrit word svasti (sv = well; asti = is), meaning good fortune, luck and well-being…

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