Saturday, September 29, 2007

A Wicked Resemblance that can be Seen only from Space

Some busybodies with nothing better too do have just cost the taxpayer $600,000:

"The U.S. Navy has decided to spend as much as $600,000 for landscaping and architectural modifications to obscure the fact that one its building complexes looks like a swastika from the air.

The four L-shaped buildings, constructed in the late 1960s, are part of the amphibious base at Coronado and serve as barracks for Seabees.

From the ground and from inside nearby buildings, the controversial shape cannot be seen. Nor are there any civilian or military landing patterns that provide such a view to airline passengers.

But once people began looking at satellite images from Google Earth, they started commenting about on blogs and websites about how much the buildings resembled the symbol used by the Nazis.


Although there is a resemblance, the "arms" do not meet up in the center so it is not an actual Swastika.

Fascism was quite fashionable in the 1920s and 1930s so lots of Art Deco buildings had actual swastikas moulded into their ceilings etc. A building I once owned even had a Roman fasces moulded into the ceiling of its foyer. I suppose all those symbols will now be targeted -- where they have not been already. How much better it would be to target the real racial discrimination of today: "Affirmative action".