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Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:21 PM

Neighbors On Edge As El Sobrante Man Displays Giant Swastika On Front Yard

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El SOBRANTE (KPIX 5) — A community in Contra Costa County is on edge after a man displayed a giant cement swastika on his front yard.

The large swastika displayed clearly on Johnson’s front yard (CBS)

The homeowner, Steve Johnson of El Sobrante, said the constructed sign isn’t a swastika, but a Tibetan symbol. Neighbors aren’t buying it–they said Johnson has other displays of swastikas around his home and on his motorcycle.

“You can call it what you want, as far as I’m concerned,” Johnson said when asked what the symbol was. “It’s a Tibetan sign that was invented way before swastikas was invented.”

“It represents me not having to pull weeds out of that part of my yard.”

Vince Poehnelt has lived on the same block since 1967. As a man of German descent, he said Johnson’s display offended him greatly.

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https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/06/04/neighbors-on-edge-as-el-sobrante-man-displays-giant-swastika-on-front-yard/

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Reply Neighbors On Edge As El Sobrante Man Displays Giant Swastika On Front Yard (Original post)
RCW2014 Jun 2019 OP
sipow Jun 2019 #1
RCW2014 Jun 2019 #2
CokeMachine1 Jun 2019 #3
Tovera Jun 2019 #4
sipow Jun 2019 #6
foia Jun 2019 #5

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 09:37 PM

1. Sounds to me

You have this old, white, European guy (Vince Poehnelt) trying to tell someone who identifies as a Tibetan what they should or should not be doing. Sounds like Mr. Johnson is being oppressed.

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Response to sipow (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 09:53 PM

2. Unless he violates some zoning/HOA standards, imo he is free to do as he desires... nt

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:07 PM

3. Why would you do that?

 

You dildodilly500 sure have some strange mating rituals.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:34 PM

4. The Tibetan version also has dots in the "gaps."

FWIW...

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Response to Tovera (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 07:00 AM

6. Not always

Sometimes it is shown with dots and other ornamentation, sometimes it is not.



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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:36 PM

5. If he surrounds it with red flowers . . .

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