Hi everyone, sorry about the late response, had a couple of busy days but I’ve been following the thread too and been thinking about the issues being discussed here.
First of all, thank you @pichenettes for your response. I hope I didn’t offend you in any way, this is just the sort of conversation that I was looking forward to having. I do understand and agree with your point of view and I’d like to make it clear that I’m not offended in any way with the symbolism - it’s more regarding the message that it sends to other people if they see someone associating with a certain symbol. Of course, they might not be aware of the intentions behind these things and sometimes conversations are a dead end in the climate that we’re in today.
I don’t really have much to contribute here at the moment, but would like to thank everyone for their replies, gives me a lot of food for thought.