About that WSU Swastika

I posted about the Swastikas carved into wall at WSU residence hall.

One of my readers pointed out something significant.

That is not a Nazi swastika – it’s counterclockwise (left-handed) while Nazi swastikas are always right handed. Whatever idiot scratched this in the drywall was not a Nazi, nor a white supremacist, nor educated. The left-handed swastika (called a sauvastika) is associated with ancient Buddhism, Jainism, and other eastern religions.

I cannot speak to the sauvastika symbol, but he’s definitely right about the German swastika — it always breaks clockwise.

You would think that any Neo-Nazi / white supremacist would know better than to mix this up.