How would you answer?

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  1. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    I was wearing my t-shirt the other day where on the front it says Messerschmitt Bf-109 and on the back is a full color picture of Adolf Galland's 109.

    I guy who was probably 50 stopped me and said, "Do you know the hatred that shirt represents?"

    What would your response to him be? I'd like to hear what ya'll would have said before I post what I did say.
     
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  3. Lucky13

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    I'd be too :shock: to say something I think....
     
  4. evangilder

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    Maybe the proper response should have been "No hablo":twisted:
     
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    People are able to present the hatred only , machines are their tool only.
     
  6. ccheese

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    I probably would have told him that I am an aviation buff of WW-II. That
    these wonderful aircraft are gone, but not forgotten. In my small way I
    am trying to generate support for the many, many organizations that are
    trying to put these beautiful planes back into the air.

    If he wouldn't accept that than I would have told his to shove his remark
    up his azz.

    Charles
     
  7. Erich

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    move him to the side and ask to explain further privately. I've done it several times with other shirts. People really do not have a clue, but associations are associations in our times. any of you guys remember the "in" it was to wear a Maltese cross around your neck with chain............man did we get accused big time ....you nazi punk
     
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    I'd make an attempt to explain it to him. But its hard to convey logic to what is an obviously emotional topic for that guy. Probably just going to waste your breath. As Mr. C said, Plan B should be close at hand.
     
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    I like Evanglider's response
     
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    I can see where the guy is coming from and how such a shirt could be construed as offensive. He wouldn't know you're interested in planes and would probably assume anything to do with the Nazis would make you one. I wouldn't wear such a shirt for that very reason. I also think it would be harder to get away with wearing it in this country. Does the plane have the swastika on?
     
  11. Thorlifter

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    Well, I told him, "Ya know, me wearing this shirt is in no way supporting the Nazi regime or ideals. It's a fascination of, in my opinion, the greatest time in aviation history. My supporting the restoration of machines of this era would be like a civil war buff restoring a canon, but that doesn't mean he hates or supports slavery."

    He just huffed his breath, smirked, and walked off. So I raised my voice a bit and said, "And if you don't like that explanation, you can stick your head up your ignorant, uneducated ass."
     
  12. Thorlifter

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    No NC, it doesn't have a swastika.
     
  13. ToughOmbre

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    Me?

    I'm with Charles.

    TO
     
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    I would of attempted an explanation and if that had worked would of done something similar to what you ended up doing Thor.
     
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    "Do you know the hatred that shirt represents?"

    "Yeah, I do. I understand that most T-shirts used to be made in the US and are now made all over the world by people making pennies an hour. Or worse yet, being pumped out by machines. Once apon a time, the average t-shirt was made in a plant in the US. But no more and those jobs have left the country.

    I feel your pain brother."

    Like Zippy the Pinhead said, "If you can't say something nice, say something surreal."
     
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    Zippy the Pinhead is NOT surreal. He's just gay.
     
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    I believe in economy of words and stick with my first it just cuts right to the chase
     
  19. RabidAlien

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    "Do you know the ignorance that question represents?"
     
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    i would answer:

    :lol:
     
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