Man, first it’s the Canadian ferry, now it’s a t-shirt even closer to home:
Consumerist.com reports (via Jewschool) that Wal-Mart is continuing to sell a t-shirt silkscreened with the insignia of Nazi Germany’s 3rd SS Division Totenkopf, the battalion that committed the largest number of war crimes out of all the German SS divisions in spite of receiving letters from Congress asking them to pull them from the shelves six months ago. Just proves Wal-Mart is supremely evil, above the law and Congress’ power is about as effective as one of their $.99 flyswatters. *sigh*
What kind of ignorant schmuck would design a shirt for mass production with Nazi symbolage in the first place? Um, a Jewish insensitive schmuck, unfortunately. Scott Deutsch, president of Miami-based Orange Clothing Company, found the skull in a “European trend book.” Der, dude.
If you saw someone wearing one of these, would you say something, like “Excuse me, did you know you’re wearing a Nazi symbol?” I definitely would, though I wouldn’t be surprised to get a completely apathetic response. Young dudes wearing skull shirts aren’t known for their historical awareness and social outrage. In which case I should be prepared with one of those pink paint guns PETA activists carry around in case they see someone wearing a fur coat, dontcha think?