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[–] existentialenso 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Hmmm. This one really could go either way. I have long felt like modern parenting has gotten way too overbearing, and we genuinely do need to be giving kids more space. And the number one reason I hear people give to justify never giving their kid any freedom? Predators. So from the sense of what will best advance this agenda, I totally get why she would feel the need to downplay the threat.

But I will admit that it does seem a bit much. More than a bit much, to tell you the truth. And that logo on that toy looks exactly like the one on the FBI report. Not a very loose match like the double ping pong paddles (that one's a stretch to me) or something that incorporates one of the logos into a more sophisticated design (like Besta). No, that's the exact logo.

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[–] Phobos_Mothership [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I agree that modern parents are overbearing.

But as you noted, there seems to be something else here. It's like she is attempting to use the platform of 'Letting your kids experience life' to downplay the risk of sex predators. I cannot think of why she would attempt to discredit the FBI's identification of a pedophile logo.

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[–] pizzaparallel 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I agree with your first paragraph but I don't think that something's resemblance to something else has to be a bad thing. The symbol was derived from a heart. The fact that pedophiles created a new symbol from a heart doesn't mean that that's the only meaning a similar symbol can have.

And that logo on that toy looks exactly like the one on the FBI report. Not a very loose match like the double ping pong paddles (that one's a stretch to me) or something that incorporates one of the logos into a more sophisticated design (like Besta). No, that's the exact logo.

https://i.sli.mg/7EBxsX.png

Look, with a quick browse on google maps, I found a symbol in Japan that looks JUST like the infamous nazi symbol. Not a loose match but JUST like it. (Because of similar origins)

Does this mean that the Buddhist Temple is actually a hub for Nazi's or that they support nazism in general? No! It doesn't mean that in this context at all.

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[–] existentialenso 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm not saying it necessarily means anything, just that it isn't something that I think is reasonable to be so quick to dismiss, like the author of these articles is. It should at least raise a slight bit of suspicion, even if it truly is benign.

The swastika's origins as a Sanskrit symbol isn't really a fair comparison since the other use is also very well known. Anyone who knows anything at all about Eastern religions isn't going to think Nazi when they see it in that context.