Shop named after Dictator - Costly Ignorance


It sounded like an insult when I first heard that saying that 'If you want to hide anything from a black man, put it in a book'. I would have kicked against it being that there are black people who read and even write books if not that the statement holds some truth. Then after coming across the story of Rajesh Shah, I'm also convinced that you can hide knowledge from some Indians too by simply putting it in a book.



I seriously can't fathom the rationale behind Rajesh naming his clothing shop after the infamous German dictator, Adolf Hitler.




He claims that he was not aware of the extent of the Furhrer's atrocities and had decided to name the stor 'Hitler' because it was the nickname of his business partner's grandfather! The name of the shop sparked an outrage with members of the community especially the Jewish community. Not only did this guy name the shop 'Hitler', he also put the infamous Nazi swastika logo on the letter 'I' within the name. He also had a business card in like manner. 




Unless he's compensated, the dude is adamant about changing the name because it cost him money to register it and brand the shop. According to him, he had only heard that Hitler was a strict man until i found out more about him on the internet. 
Well, thank God for the internet! At least that's a good thing to hear - that people are learning from it and not just surfing for porn. 

Not knowing diddlysquat about Hitler is some costly ignorance that reveals a lot more about this businessman - that he probably isn't someone who does any research before embarking on something. It also  gets me wondering how that would affect his business. One sure thingHe definitely won't be having Jewish customers for sure.

So I guess this reveals that if you hide the knowledge from some people in books, they'll find it on the internet!

Notice I did not say black man or Indian because on second thought I just realized that there are also white people who don't read!



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4 Screamer(s):

CherryWine said...

I am sure no one is buying that hogwash. Did not know fire!!! He didn't know of Hitler but he knew to associate his name with the swatiska. Or did his friend's grandpa's nickname come with the swastika....hmmmm....could his friend's grandpa be Hitler...Hitler? He's being silly and shamelessly seeking attention because you have to be born and raised in the bowels of a Mammoth not to have an inkling about Hitler and his 'works'. Then Hitler is a strict man....that's what he's going with...really??? A lion is really just a carnivorous cat but you will never catch anyone saying that. Dumbass!

simply mee said...

He didn't KNOW??? smh

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings.....
hmmmmm, there is so much I want to say here, in an effort to contain myself I will instead use the words of Martin Luther King who said best when he stated that “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

stay blessed.
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Afronuts said...

@Cherrywine...lol! Exactly my thoughts.

@Simply mee...pathetic isn't it?

@Rhapsody B...well said. Thanks for sharing.