Make-a-List Monday: Swastikas

A list of people with swastika tattoos. Fortunately there aren’t too many of them.

  1. Ricky Lee Goldstein Jr.
  2. Colt Rydell Haynes
  3. Jonathan Terry Holley
  4. Joseph Arthur Martin Jr.
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10 thoughts on “Make-a-List Monday: Swastikas

  1. christie groves February 6, 2017 / 11:00 am

    Sad stories thanks for sharing. Colt and the girl-friend are probably still in the field and river, more than likely died from exposure. What a weird story at this day and age throwing rocks at cops. Again, Thank You for the update.

    *There are tears in my eyesLove replaces fear*

    On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 10:01 PM, The Charley Project Blog wrote:

    > Meaghan posted: “A list of people with swastika tattoos. Fortunately there > aren’t too many of them. Ricky Lee Goldstein Jr. Colt Rydell Haynes > Jonathan Terry Holley Joseph Arthur Martin Jr. ” >

    • Dot February 6, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      It’s interesting that Colt’s family neglects to mention his swastika tattoo in every description of him they post on his Facebook page.

      • Meaghan February 6, 2017 / 10:45 pm

        Maybe they’re afraid people will say “this is clearly a bad person, why bother looking for him” if people know he has a swastika tattoo. Or perhaps they’re keeping the information back to weed out false tips and such.

  2. Mia February 6, 2017 / 11:37 am

    Wonder if Ricky Lee was aware that he shares a last name with many, many Jewish people?

    • Meaghan February 6, 2017 / 10:47 pm

      I wonder if Ricky is himself Jewish and got the tattoo ironically. Though it’s hard to imagine a Jewish person with a name like Ricky Lee.

  3. Kat February 6, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Where I grew up, there was a synagogue or meeting hall along the road I took to go to the beach. They had a beautiful mosaic inlaid concrete wall in front. Among the featured symbols were swastikas. That place thought me what they meant. I’ll never forget it, though I suspect many who have them tattooed or saluted thing of them in another sense.

    • Meaghan February 6, 2017 / 10:44 pm

      The swastika was used in many cultures in Europe, Asia and the Americas prior to the Nazi Era, and it’s still used in Asia today. In Tajikistan in the mid-2000s, for example, there was talk of adopting the swastika as a national symbol, and swastikas are “fairly ubiquitous” in cities in India and Nepal.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_use_of_the_swastika_in_the_early_20th_century
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika#Contemporary_use_in_Asia

      • Alice February 7, 2017 / 7:55 am

        Yeah, some people like to defy the public opinion and where it because of the Asian connotations. Not that many people in the parts of the world where the swastika is used think much about the Nazis. I think the same thing occurs with Wiccans and archaeologists about the Egyptian goddess.

  4. Kat February 6, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    think, jeez louise.

  5. Henu February 7, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    It was also a symbol of Finnish Airforce before the Swastika was adopted by the Nazis. It was little different, but similar enough to be replaced.

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