The warning sticker on the front is how you know it's gonna be awesome.
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Awesome. I need my own discretion, AND my parent's discretion.
"You're just the bass player. Shouldn't you be loading gear or something?"
WARNING: CONTROVERSY AHEAD
Quite some time ago we watched some movie about a modern day skinhead/Nazi duder self-hating half Jew something 'er other. In that movie, there was a bunch of babble about how the Jews brought on the Holocaust be being so damn complacent about it, not trying to protect themselves at all.
Not my personal opinion, mind you.
Now we're watching this made for TV miniseries called, simply, Holocaust back in '78 about one family's struggle through the build up of the Nazi regime and how some of the people around them dealt with and became a part of the war. In it, the basic theme has seemed to be that the Jewish People, in general, were ridiculously cooperative, allowing a small regiment of SS to execute 30,000+ Jewish folks in just two days by simply doing whatever they were told, right up to lining up and waiting for the gun shots. Never once thinking to fight back.
The Jewish Council in Warsaw is portrayed as a bunch of people essentially brought together to police and report their own people's activities to the Nazi regime. The line that rings out from the council to me is stated by one of its elder members, "We are as we always were, victims." It's almost as if the Jewish people were just so used to always getting the short end of the stick they simply accepted that they were going to be wiped out, and went right along with it because that was easier than fighting it.
Again, not my opinion. Portrayals in historical mythology. Though the interspersing of actual film clips from some of the death camps makes me wonder.
Was the culture of victim so strong in the Jewish people at the time that they simply refused to fight for their own right to live? Or has the common mythology of that time become that the Jewish people refused to fight for themselves? Or is antisemitism so strong that the freedom fighters of the time have had their entire existence wiped out of the historical record? Or am I somehow seeing the entire situation in the wrong light because of a bad connection between stupid videos?
I just know Mrs. NFB and I keep asking each other, "why does no one fight? Line after line of people just step up and wait for the gun shots. Why?"
Work? Who needs it?
I mean, sure, bills and shit, but bleh. Just bleh.
Disconnect. . .
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