What is the swastika?
This is the swastika:
Whatever the crooked cross may have meant before the Nazi's in this day and age it stands for a bunch of negative things like:
So why on earth would any Nigerian graduate do this?
This guy's just some guy I encountered at NYSC (National Youth Service Corp) camp in Edo. He didn't know what a Swastika was. The people I was with had seen it before somewhere but didn't know what it meant or implied. I began to wonder if I was the odd one for knowing what the Swastika was and why it shouldn't be drawn on anything. I started to think that it was because of my foreign education, but I discarded that idea quickly. I knew what the Swastika was before I was 9. I saw a war documentary I was forbidden to see, and I read a few books set during the second world war like the Diary of Anne Frank and Goodnight Mr. Tom. Goodnight Mr. Tom ensured that I would never again think of war with laughter and delight at the physicality and newness of doing someone else in. I despaired a little that day. It actually really upset me that that dolt didn't know what he was doing. I am tired. At the time I thought, "And this is a graduate?" But now all I've got in me is a shrug. Nigerians do stupid shit all the time.
Not very happy right now,