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Cool response, bro. His point, as I understand it, is that neither you, nor Okoi Jones, get to decide what the swastika means to other people. I get that your point is, provided the context, we should not be offended. And honestly, Im not really (cant speak for blochead). But the reality is, is that most people who see his tattoos are not going to know the context. I know that the few times that I have had the misfortune of encountering someone with a swastika tattoo it has made me feel weird, and bad, and vaguely afraid for my physical safety (im ethnically Jewish, although I dont practice), and I dont feel like it is a huge stretch to say that most Jews would feel this way. Now, is making a (large) group of people uncomfortable a crime? obviously not. Are individuals under any (legal) obligation to care how certain symbols might effect people? No. But its still a dick move.

 0Posted on Aug 30th, 2013 | re: Mixtape Of The Week: Hoax Hoax (4 comments)

oh god, am i an asshole for having mixed feelings about hoax being written about on stereogum?

 0Posted on Nov 28th, 2012 | re: NME's 50 Best Albums Of 2012 (212 comments)

Children of Desire!!! My favorite album of the year. Good to see it on this list.

 +8Posted on Nov 9th, 2012 | re: Swans Albums From Worst To Best (15 comments)

Filth and Cop should be higher. Other than that, this is a pretty dope list.

 +4Posted on Jan 11th, 2012 | re: Diplo Disses Coachella Lineup (43 comments)

you’re an asshole

 0Posted on Jun 22nd, 2011 | re: Stereogum's Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far (276 comments)

hahaha, it DOES kind of sound like bruce hornsby! thats funny