From your link:
"In order to change the meaning of a symbol, it requires a few people to go out and change opinions, in the way that gay men did with the skinhead.
"I'm not convinced it will work but people seem to be getting behind the idea. I'm not anticipating it becoming a fashionable thing again but it would be good if people could grow one without the fascist association." [Herring
What a great idea.
Hey! There are lots of things that could do with this kind of rehabilitation.
I have an idea — let's do a few of them as a job lot. You know, for efficiency's sake, lower carbon and all that.
Tooth-brush moustaches, brown shirts, arm-bands, jackboots.... Yeah! Let's get a half a million of us donning these one Saturday and march through, say, the w0g end of Bradford.
Simultaneous marches in London's East End, Southall, Slough, Leicester, Wolverhampton....
To keep things on the up and up and nice and cheerful let's have lots of singing too. I think marching songs would be ideal. And in that regard nothing would be better than the good old Horst Wessel song. It's got a real stompy beat and punchy tune. Funny thing — my father quite liked military music/bands and all that but oddly enough he bristled whenever snippets of Horst Wessel sounded out on the newsreals and what have you. I remember as a child he once clipped me round the ear for whistling it. Shame. He never did have my refined sense of the aesthetic. But I digress. Back to business.
If we do it at night we could have lots of torches too. Oh they would look marvellous, wouldnt they? Wonderfully atmospheric. Yes, let's do it at night. And the torches could come in handy in so many ways.
Now, we need a unifying symbol for this whole rehabiltation programme and guess what — yes, I think many of you are already ahead of me by now. Damned right. Yes, let's fly lots of these on the march too. It's about time the qualities of this magnificent piece of stark stormstomper art were fully appreciated once again. Updated for current sensitivities of course.