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December 2016

Swastikas in Irish Gardens and Clothing Stores Named “Hitler”

As one does, I found myself Googling a question that randomly came to mind, which may or may not inform my future decision-making, and I found an Irish Independent article from 2012 which brought a mischievous smile to my face – “Outrage at Nazi flag that flew in garden.” It told the story of a community of little Hobbits who were terrified that Saoron and his Orcs might one day come marching through their little village if they caught wind of the supporters who live amoung them. A family home out in the Shire flew a low-quality NSDAP flag out the back of their private home, near one of those plastic kids’ playhouses, alongside a United States flag. Read more