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I'm hoping for a comment from Sean McCorkle regarding the similarity between his new tattoo and the Nazi bronze eagle.
Given all the fuss over the Cain Velasquez Brown Pride tattoo, I expect he will. I'm guessing not that many people recognize the symbol. I didn't, until someone pointed it out.

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It's not a "Nazi Eagle." Birds like this are used in many different cultures. It's actually a Roman Imperial Eagle.



Just because the Nazi's used symbols that were already in existence does not make them "Nazi symbols"

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I don't know what McCorkle's intention was. That's why I specifically said "similar". You sound pretty sure that it's the Roman Imperial Eagle. How do you know?
BTW: the latin, (from my own ameteurish internet research) "illic est haud fidelitas" means something like "there is no loyalty"

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Posted by cjackson23

I don't know what McCorkle's intention was. That's why I specifically said "similar". You sound pretty sure that it's the Roman Imperial Eagle. How do you know?
BTW: the latin, (from my own ameteurish internet research) "illic est haud fidelitas" means something like "there is no loyalty"



The picture I posted is OF a Roman Imperial Eagle. You tell me.

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LOL, speaks on the tattoo in this interview

starts at 3:30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0aAT_2Cm6k

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It looks a lot like the Nazi eagle, but:
Given the Latin phrase, McCorkle's comments and the fact that he's way too laid back to reference—even tangentially—anything that hateful, one can only conclude that this myth is BUSTED.
(But I would still file this under "Tattoo Fail".)

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LOL, speaks on the tattoo in this interview

starts at 3:30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0aAT_2Cm6k



There you go, he even says it's a Roman Praetorian Eagle.

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Posted by BlueSkiesBurn
Just because the Nazi's used symbols that were already in existence does not make them "Nazi symbols"



Yeah even the Swastika wasn't new to the Nazi party its something like 3000 years old. I have no problem with Cains Brown Pride tat either

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Just because the Nazi's used symbols that were already in existence does not make them "Nazi symbols"



Yeah even the Swastika wasn't new to the Nazi party its something like 3000 years old. I have no problem with Cains Brown Pride tat either



Hitler was a plagerist. The swastika can actually be dated back to the Stone Age, but it has appeared many other places throughout history for thousands of years. It's still used today in Hinduism, and Buddhism if I'm not mistaken.

And yes the Reichsadler or Eagle of the Empire was derived from the Roman Aquila. That eagle was Roman long before the Germans ever used it. We really weren't the most original people in the world were we?

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There are also German versions of the symbol that have no Nazi connotation. I've got several beer mugs, and glasses with images quite similar to this.

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Posted by cjackson23

It looks a lot like the Nazi eagle, but:
Given the Latin phrase, McCorkle's comments and the fact that he's way too laid back to reference—even tangentially—anything that hateful, one can only conclude that this myth is BUSTED.
(But I would still file this under "Tattoo Fail".)



I keep trying to tell you that it's not a Nazi eagle. This eagle (or some variation of it) is used in COUNTLESS countries' war insignia. The only thing that makes a Nazi eagle a Nazi eagle is the Swastika.

It really irks me when people refer to things as Nazi just because the Nazi's incorporated historic symbols into their Third Reich regime.


Eagles used across cultures. (notice how similar they are)


Masonic Eagle



Aztec Eagle



Marines



Speaks for itself



AFL-CIO Logo



Tecate logo (why not?)

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It also pissed me off when people think the Iron cross is a Nazi symbol.

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i think it looks pretty cool. im not a nazi supporter but i can see were the resemblance is, people see something that resembles nazi stuff and freak out. i know there was a big deal with holzer reich or whatever that company was.

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Posted by tcunningham

i think it looks pretty cool. im not a nazi supporter but i can see were the resemblance is, people see something that resembles nazi stuff and freak out. i know there was a big deal with holzer reich or whatever that company was.



I'm pretty sure they had Nazi ties though

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Posted by postman


Posted by tcunningham

i think it looks pretty cool. im not a nazi supporter but i can see were the resemblance is, people see something that resembles nazi stuff and freak out. i know there was a big deal with holzer reich or whatever that company was.



I'm pretty sure they had Nazi ties though



Haha, yeah, I was thinking the same thing.

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