Thursday, February 8, 2007

Raelians and Their New/Old Symbol

Once upon a time, the Raelians of UFO Land (by the way, their term and name for proposed park/city/compound; I just picked up and used the phrase) had the swastika as their official symbol. Oh, it wasn't just a swastika, for it was artfully entwined with the Star of David. Naturally, this upset a lot of people, both inside and outside of UFO Land. And so, the Raelians did away with their symbol, and redesigned it. The new design was more of a Lotus flower type design. Throughout the Land, and elsewhere, people sighed a sigh of relief, and all was well.

But now, the Raelians have gone back to their offensive ways, and brought back the swastika-Star of David emblem.

Many of us realise that the "original" swatiska was a sign of peace, harmony, and had nothing to do with Nazis, anti-Semities, or Jew haters. But we all know what happened next.

And so, given this context, one would think that the Raelians would get a clue. But alas, they cannot.

The Raelians like to clone things, and say they have a cloned human baby or two around the place. And this is a reason why, combined with their new/old symbol harkening back to Nazism, the whole thing makes a lot of us here in UFO Land nervous.

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