Plants sow seeds of hate -swastika's @ Jewish Celebration - oops!

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    http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,11643707^2862,00.html

    Plants sow seeds of hate
    Fiona Hudson, city editor
    10dec04

    A FLORAL foul-up has left a city street lined with swastika shapes in a week of major Jewish celebrations.

    Gardeners hired by Melbourne City Council intended to arrange the purple and white pot plants into neat geometric shapes.
    But they left six 3m garden beds along Swanston St displaying large Nazi symbols.

    Jewish community representatives were appalled last night by the timing of the blunder.

    City venues including Federation Square are hosting hundreds of Jews this week to celebrate the eight-day Hanukkah festival.

    The council sent hired green thumbs to rearrange the six offending garden beds last night, about an hour after Herald Sun inquiries.

    "The arrangements, even if done inadvertently, are in appalling taste," Lord Mayor John So said. "I have asked that they be changed immediately."

    Vandals were initially believed to have rearranged the plants as a racist slur. But closer investigation showed gardeners had inadvertently used the pattern.

    Jewish-born councillor Carl Jetter at first said he was appalled by the arrangements, which he thought were vandalism.

    "It's sad and it's unnecessary. It makes us, as an international destination, more uncomfortable," he said.

    "I disagree with and don't want to see any racist activity in our city."

    When told the swastikas appeared to be unintentional, Cr Jetter dismissed concerns.

    "It just sounds like an accident," he said.

    A spokeswoman for deputy mayor Gary Singer, who is also Jewish, declined to make a comment.

    Holocaust Museum president Shmuel Rosenkranz described the flower fiasco as offensive to most Melburnians.

    "Any swastika anywhere would be of offence to anybody who lived through the Hitler era," he said.
     
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    you know, i really don't give a f*ck if they are offended. I saw tonight on O'Reilley how one community in Florida will not allow the display of a manger scene, yet they are allowing a Menora (sp - again, who gives a f*ck). The double standard of the jews in this country is really wearing thin......

    Think about it, the ACLU is probably 95% Jewish.
     
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    I'm curious about how one goes about "accidentally" creating a swastika pattern. Call me a skeptic, but I think these swastikas were created "accidentally on purpose".
     
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    I'm with ya---Chistians have really gone out on a limb to defend jews from hate-------Where are the jews now that the Christians could use some help?
     

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