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Tim Snyder
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I remember one of my magic magazines explaining that a past month's magazine would be arriving late due to the publisher mailing everyone's magazine to one individual's address (I think it was the SAM magazine). So when a magazine arrived in a plain white envelope, my first thought was that it must be the old magazine finally arriving. Not the case. The address on the inside clear plastic envelope was the same as the one on the outside paper envelope. Why then did they put the magazine in a plain paper envelope? I thought, "People are going to think I'm getting a dirty magazine." When I finally took a close look at the June cover of Genii Magazine, I was very HAPPY that it had arrived in a plain paper envelope.

WOW!!! Did not expect that. The world is changing very quickly. Everyday people get in trouble for innocently saying or displaying something that others find offensive. As much as I hate political correctness, it behooves us to play along to a certain degree. I think it was a mistake to put that symbol on the cover of your magazine in 2021. There are many things that I don't personally think should be offensive (such as the CSA flag or the OK sign) but avoid using, because I don't see the point of poking someone in the eye.

How do other people feel? I think it is just a bit tone deaf of the editors to have designed a cover using that World War II symbol.
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I think if is part of an historical article or piece then it is fine.A lot of people maybe including Kalang did'nt know some of the horrors of
the second world war that were to emerge later.
''In memory of a once fluid man,crammed and distorted by the classical mess'' -Bruce Lee
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