Boy Scout Token
John A. Pershing Jr. (pershng@US.IBM.COM)
Tue, 4 Aug 1998 08:11:15 -0400
Indeed, what is pictured on the token is a native American pictogram
meaning "good luck", I think (perhaps "peace").
This is different from the NAZI swastika in a manner which is too subtle
for most people, expecially ones who are blinded by political correctness.
The NAZI swastika is mirror-reversed (the ends of the arms point
counter-clockwise rather than clockwise), and is usually (but not always)
seen rotated 45 degrees, so that the main cross is an 'X' rather than a
Anyway, it is undoubtedly pointless to argue this subtle difference, so
this symbol is generally omitted these days from compilations of native
American pictograms (especially compilations made for youth, as opposed to
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