• jerkfaceOP
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    11 months ago

    I don’t really feel qualified to weigh in on the ethics of selling a Nazi uniform – if that’s profiting from genocide (and yeah, it probably is), then why isn’t it also to sell the WW2 uniform of another country, that only exists because of that same genocide? As if genocide was the only atrocity committed… – but the quote from the staff really pissed me off:

    Meantime, the store’s statement goes on to also suggest the concerns being raised may represent “a deliberate attack on our business for personal gains.”

    “P.S. We do not give out interviews as the truth can be easily twisted and create misinformation,” the statement then ends, before encouraging people to visit the store along with a plug of its operating hours.

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      11 months ago

      Opposing uniforms were not attempting genocide as far as I’m aware.

      In my view it is fine, it’s a piece of history. History is doomed to repeat itself if we don’t acknowledge and remember the past. It’s all about what you do with it. If someone buys it and wears it around yelling slurs at people… yeah, not great, but if they put it on display as part of a collection of ww2 items, whatever. It’s kind of like buying a gun to shoot up a school or having one on display.

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        WW2 was honestly just one genocide after another, you couldn’t wear a uniform if you don’t want to support some type

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        11 months ago

        If they were opposing genocide, then isn’t trading in the artifacts of that conflict, whatever the nation, still profiting from genocide? I don’t see how it matters what side the artifacts come from.

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    11 months ago

    I don’t have a problem with it for sale, I might have a problem with the buyer

    “a deliberate attack on our business for personal gains.”

    I do have a problem with this statement

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      If you’re okay with them selling it, surely you’re okay with them defending their selling of it?

      It’s okay for them to sell it so long as they suffer any and all criticism without saying a peep in their own defense?

      I don’t think you can have it both ways like that. It’s either okay or it’s not.

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        11 months ago

        They shouldn’t see criticism as an attack on their business for personal gain

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        It’s not the abstract idea of them defending themselves. That’s such a daft and obtuse interpretation, you have to have been seeing what you wanted to see that time. It’s the specific way in which they have chosen to defend themselves, with unsupported accusations and tortured sophistry.