Critics on Twitter have been chilled by a significant design aspect of the stage on the Conservative Political Action Conference that eerily resembles the insignia of a volunteer unit of Adolf Hitler’s infamous Waffen SS.
A sq. whose nook juts out from the CPAC stage from related back-to-back “check marks” bears a hanging resemblance to the traditional Norse Odal Rune adopted by the SS unit, which might be significantly obvious from the stage aspect.
The Anti-Defamation League has famous that after World War II the Odal (or Othala) Rune grew to become generally used by white supremacists in Europe and North America.
In response to some 100,000 tweets in regards to the problem and climbing, CPAC organizer Matt Schlapp angrily blasted the “stage design conspiracies” as “outrageous and slanderous.” He touted CPAC’s “long standing commitment to the Jewish community.”
CPAC was compelled earlier this week to cancel scheduled speaker Young Pharaoh after his anti-Semitic rants calling Judaism a “complete lie” (and worse) have been revealed within the media.
Donald Trump is scheduled to talk on the CPAC stage in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday.
The Snopes fact-checking web site reported Saturday that it was “unable to verify at the time of this writing whether the allusion to the Nazi symbol was made intentionally or consciously by any CPAC organizers.”
But it did conclude that the stage undoubtedly “resembled a version of the Odal Rune symbol … used by a number of Nazi divisions.”
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