Something I saw but failed to capture

Saw this guy walking with an older woman on the beach...
I was up on the pier, and they were walking down below. When they got a little closer I realized there was a swastika tattoo covering his whole belly. The woman looked like some normal mother type, they were holding hands. My gut reaction was to run down to get a photo, but it would have been too obvious and they would have walked really far by the time I got to them. So I just watched from the pier as they walked along the beach, passing people. People would notice and pretend to not see it, but after they passed ten steps would look back in amazement. They even walked past an African American surfer dude, who did the same thing. Waited then looked in astonishment. I was hoping they would pass some super gnarly black dudes visiting from Compton or something, that would have been a strange interaction. In my head I was thinking that if he did that in the past and has become enlightened, he would not ever take his shirt off in public again, or get the tattoo covered somehow. But the fact that he has it still, and will come to the beach and walk around with it on display tells me he is 100% proud of it. But the mother? Her too? Shocking to me.
Posted September 19th, 2010 by no shame at all betrays deep ignorance
I don't think I could walk by him and not say something. I know it would be stupid to say something because he's probably some hardcore criminal, but I can't even ignore when someone says something racist or stupid. I start shit with everyone, I guess I'm kind of an asshole but this guy is fucked up.
Posted By: john on September 19th, 2010 at 12:30PM PST
Used to be a Sex Pistols fan?

Like on Friday I was watching this thing on History channel about Nazism in America. I came to the conclusion that Nazis or White Supremacists are united by fear they all have in common of people more powerful than they are. And it's easier to blame people if they're different than you, so like Black people especially, Jews, whatever. So it's a really primitive reaction. And if White Supremacists ever obtain their goal of a White society, then what next? People will always find some other excuse to bicker and fight with each other. I guess that stems from our Underlying aggression or whatever Freud says.

So basically Nazis are fucking extremist crybabies that blame their problems on someone else.

Vote Meg Whitman for a white America!
No more faggot Jerry Brown.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on September 19th, 2010 at 12:30PM PST
What´s more shocking then walking around like that is that he can actually walk around like that.I don´t know why but it seems that there comes some power along with such codes, that no one tries to stand up against. I mean it´s one man´s misled opinion, against the healthy minds of the community but he just can have his walk on the beach and just gets (not really ) confronted with astonished faces.
Posted By: S van Oversea on September 19th, 2010 at 12:37PM PST
Some people are just grotesque.
Posted By: Emerson on September 19th, 2010 at 12:39PM PST
Posted By: Jgonzalez on September 19th, 2010 at 12:40PM PST
Where are all my fellow Nazi Skaters at?
Posted By: Jgonzalez on September 19th, 2010 at 12:42PM PST
I asked that before in an older blog but, again here : Ist es wahr, dass das Sock Team aus Deutschland kommt?For those outside the U.S. of Germany:
Is it true that SockTeam´s from Germany? or at least some of them, I saw that Vid with the burning car and it´s says it´s outside some members house and that is def in me out, please.
Posted By: S van Oversea on September 19th, 2010 at 01:05PM PST
Vinny updates the Sock Team website, he is American, but he lives in Germany right now.

I think most people are afraid of confrontation which is why he was able to walk around like that. Most people probably assume if he has a swastika tattoo, then he must be crazy and what's to stop him from carrying a knife or other weapon, you know? If he's comfortable walking around with a fucking swastika on his stomach, dude must be crazy. I really can't even believe that he just walked around like nothing was wrong.
Posted By: Mike on September 19th, 2010 at 02:10PM PST
Thanks, Mike.Agree with your words.
Posted By: S van Oversea on September 19th, 2010 at 02:54PM PST
Nazi my-ass!
Skate kick-ass!
let s ride
and eat some breakfast!
from brazil : )
Posted By: Felipe on September 19th, 2010 at 03:41PM PST
Hey. You inverted the colors.

The whole confrontation thing has to do with the Bystander Effect. If you were one on one with him, you would most likely mention something about his tattoo. But in a large group of people, an individual is less likely to step out and confront him. Because they're waiting for someone else to mention something or an Authority figure to intervene.
Yeah,bitch. I learned that in community college.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on September 19th, 2010 at 05:26PM PST
I feel it's fairly common for people to do something like this and then dismiss it as "normal" and if anyone steps up and says something they get violent based on the simple fact that "it's my right to freedom of speech". For example; I kike to DIY my stuff usually. Spray paint stenciled designs and tie dye shirts, sewing pants and whatever. I had this one hoodie- it's like so satirical, it's a black hoodie with all these rad patches of metal bands and shit and then on the back there is this one patch in arial font, white letters, black background and it just says "FUCK YOU". Anyhow- I would just wear this thing to wherever and I was kind of stoked on it at the time for the simple fact that it took me time to hand sew every single patch on it or whatever and it was kind of ratty from normal wear. I was walking through the mall with my girlfriend at the time and as I was leaving this security cop lady is like "ok you have to leave because of your patch" i was super taken aback but at the same time I was super confused because I was already out the door pretty much and said "oh... yeah well it's not hurting anyone and plus I'm already leaving" and she was like "no. it's just stupid that I was called to tell you to leave immediately so I waited until you were going to leave so I could do my job. I believe in freedom of speech as well"

take that for what it's worth but the way I interpret the event was; She was forced to do her job and speak out for someone that had reported me but because of her own personal opinion she did the bare minimum of what was asked. I don't know. Sometimes I feel like we live in a society where a multi million dollar brat can show off her tits and kooch but some piece of shit punk can't wear a FUCK YOU patch on his hoodie. not complaining or even mad. Just saying.....
Posted By: d1ggitydan on September 19th, 2010 at 05:44PM PST
I don't know, maybe I'm off topic, but what I was trying to say is; this nazi guy probably had some opinion or still does, and doesn't give a fuck or something and people are reacting but no one says anything because they are worried he is going to lash out. that or he's just plain retarded or something.
Posted By: d1ggitydan on September 19th, 2010 at 05:46PM PST
Your words and drawing capture it all quite well actually.
No photo necessary.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on September 19th, 2010 at 07:38PM PST
I totally do not condone Nazism, but I think he has a right to get whatever tattoo that he wants. And just because he is has a swastika tattoo, it doesn't necessarily follow that he condones violence against others. (Are there non-violent Nazis out there? Well, you never know...)

Why does he have a giant swastika tattoo? I have no idea, but if he is against other cultures and ethnicities other than his own, I feel sorry for him because human DNA is roughly 99% the same and besides that, all we have is each other on this small planet.

"Life is just too short to be HATIN and not SKATIN." - Hemlock Drew
Posted By: Hemlock Drew on September 19th, 2010 at 08:19PM PST
swastika and nazism, my knowledge about both is pure stereotypical (thanks media) so i wont make a comment on something i dont know quite much about.

nazi punks fuck off
Posted By: fresh from mex on September 19th, 2010 at 09:04PM PST
I was watching an episode Planet Earth or something of the like on the Discovery Channel once and saw a scene where two rival chimpanzee tribes had a super-vicious turf war. I couldn't see any difference between the two groups, but the victorious tribe's members ate the remains of their dead ememies for no apparent reason after the battle was won. I was amazed at how similar humans are to those chimps.

The hate in this world baffles me on a daily basis. Neo-Nazis, Homophobes, Islamophobes, Misogynists, etc. Why can't we all just get along? There's so much in the media today that I find just as shocking as this man with a big ol' swastika belly. It seems like everybody from the neo-Nazi on the beach to the friggin' Pope has been posessed by the same madness as those chimps on the Discovery channel.
Posted By: Sean on September 20th, 2010 at 08:52AM PST
i know these people.
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