Note to Self: Teach Child How to Draw Snowflakes

Here's a quick way to be called in for an emergency parent-teacher conference (along with a representative of the ADL).

HT Twitchy
*subhead*Not the Nazis.*subhead*


  1. The swastika actually exists in the universe as the sign of, and I may be wrong but benzene or kerosene. The swastika was gotten when Hitler saw it in the atmosphere. In a couple of years and some chemistry, the teacher will catch up with his students. Very, very funny. So, true, it hurts.

  2. or maybe hydrogen. I was not very good in chemistry.

  3. Also, the child is represented by a picture without a normal body. You can claim immaturity. When my daughter was seven years old, I was called in because she was "immature". A seven year old child is immature. What we have here is a happy face looking forward to being a normal child. ADL very funny.

  4. Hitler's use of the swastika comes from the ancient Indian (the only people who actually have a right to the word "Aryan") use of it, which is probably why we call it by a Sanskrit name, and all.

    To this day in most of Asia vegetarian food is marked with a red swastika on the packaging, much like the little U in a circle we use here, to mark pareve foods, since Buddhist monks are vegetarian (although they're actually allowed to eat meat if they're begging and it's given to them).

    Interestingly, the swastika is also the symbol of the Balto-Slavic equivalent of Thor, Perun or Perkunas ("oak"), as a thunderbolt, representing his axe—not a hammer—flying end-over-end, along with a snowflake-like symbol that might symbolize ball-lightning. So your kid's not the only one to conflate swastikas with snowflake-like shapes, northeastern-European cultures did it too.

  5. Mary De Voe writes: "Also, the child is represented by a picture without a normal body."

    What child??

    I thought the drawing was of a SNOWMAN with snow falling around him. No?

  6. That is what I get for practicing psychology without a license.


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