I came across this. I took this last April at the Petaluma Butter and Eggs Parade. Actually, I took it after the parade. I was overheated and needed to sit down. I was on 5th street sitting on the curb by a corner. Cars drove by. I snapped pictures in between drinking water. I thought this looked unusual.
I am not sure which symbol this stands for, but I now know it wasn’t just an awkward way of draping a hand out of a window to show that you are doing vehicular harassment.
Look at the following to find different hand signs that are used as hate symbols. I’d stop here and say don’t look, but first and foremost – education is key.
The sign made below stands for the number 43 or 34. There are combinations of numbers that stand for certain words or letters. This sign is from the link above.
The kid making the hand sign may have been loosely signing a W in Sign Language. Some take four fingers and hold the two together. I can’t do that. I hold up the three fingers. If you click the link below and the click the far left side of the red “time played on video” spot, you will see an African American signing a W like the kid in the picture that I took at the Butter and Eggs Parade in Petaluma, CA in April of 2017.
Sonoma County, CA
This is a pretty extreme reaction. He really does not want to be seen
That is a Pontiac Eagle. Most of these symbols can be innocuous or used for something else. That’s a caution put out there by Hate Watch groups. It’s just after being around thousands of these cars and seeing emblems I don’t believe that there are this many coincidences,
Seen on cars in Sonoma County, CA. Innocuous. I don’t think so. We have to be careful that we don’t take symbols used in another way and read something into it. The swastika is even used by some cultures. I doubt if anyone would use that in the U.S. except for KKK, Nazi’s and White Supremacists. Statistically speaking, I am sure that I have seen more supposedly innocuous symbols that are used to communicate to like minded people. Hate Groups
I saw another Nazi eagle like the one on the right. I didn’t get a picture of it. I have mentioned this before, but I have seen an iron cross with a word running down the left side.
Up above. That sure resembles the Nazi bird. Though I can’t be sure of any of this.
The Nazi Eagle
Enlarged, I can’t even tell if the image below is a bird. Maybe not.
Use of Redwing distorted. Note that it is only one wing
Yes, No? Got Birds? Why?
FIVE POINTED STAR
Sometimes the answer to a question is staring you right in the face. It’s there in the back of the mind, but the mind is ready to have the question answered. One of my questions has been, “Why have I seen so many five pointed stars and what do they mean?” Then I was looking up the growth of the White Supremacists in the west. The five pointed stat has been there all along. It stands to reason that, since I hate the confederate flag, I didn’t pay attention to the details. I know the tactics these groups use to try and silence people. I see these stars a LOT.
http://archure.net/liberty/starsup.html They are used on the United States flag and other emblems flags. But, in the KKK context………………………
Skull and crossbones; I think California means from a group in California or a movement to up the numbers in California. A COEXIST STICKER THAT HAS FADED OUT. THIS HAD ME STYMIED – UNTIL I JUST NOTICED THE YIN YANG SYMBOL IN COEXIST. If you take away part of the yin yang and color it in red, you have the blood drop which stands for the modern day white supremacist group. Coexist has had me stymied for a while. Maybe it’s nothing, but I saw this a LOT in Sebastopol. Sure a good way for white supremacists to hide among their friends. That’s the intent.
The five pointed star is also used in the flag of the United States of America. The following is not necessarily the most reliable site, but it seems to answer my questions. This is pro star, but says to keep them facing upwards. Upwards, good. Downwards – Patre
2012 article on the possible rise of the KKK . http://www.nickryan.net/articles/kkk.html