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Feel Better #2: Porcelain Unicorn

[ HT: Austin]

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  • ghostsniper December 20, 2021, 5:48 PM

    I’ve seen this somewhere before, recently.

  • David December 20, 2021, 10:59 PM

    The times we live in, proceeding to repeat the past.

  • gwbnyc December 21, 2021, 12:26 AM

    I hoard my tears and as some numbers of years pass a minor incident will break me down, the grief of all then flowing a brief while.

    Aside, I’m reminded of this film:

    Europa Europa
    -a 1990 historical war drama film directed by Agnieszka Holland. It is based on the 1989 autobiography of Solomon Perel, a German Jewish boy who escaped the Holocaust by masquerading as a “Nazi” German.

  • Skeej December 21, 2021, 5:25 AM

    Who is cutting up onions here…

    • gwbnyc December 21, 2021, 8:44 AM

      w/thanks, “Game.”

  • KCK December 21, 2021, 12:37 PM

    Here is where we need to remember that the Nazis were the National Socialist Worker’s Party, which has 2 words of commie-speak and one that is populist anti-Kaiser speak. They tolerated a single party system only, and loved the state solution to everything. I’ll leave it up to the reader to decide if that’s right wing or left wing stuff.

    I met people in Italy who were the age of these children during the war, and one woman who we met there had come out of the woods, with her siblings, naked except for wooden shingles tied to their feet, and my father’s army division troops gave them food. She presented the veteran soldiers with fine bottles of wine and remembered her story for us to hear.

    World War II was real; many of our fathers among this audience fought in the war. Contemporary Statists, who love big government and like words like “Workers” and “Party” and “Socialist” are aching to put up another fight right here in America. They target Trump voters and patriotic Americans.

    OK. I’m angry again.

    • gwbnyc December 21, 2021, 5:58 PM

      I believe Nat’l Socialism was a response to Bolshevism. They were progressives at their beginnings.

      When the freikorps clashed a possible combination would be commie vs. nazi.

      At that, who were the right wingers?

      IIRC Bismarck introduced socialist policy aimed at workers as a move to lessen the political influence of the rightwing Catholics.

      I’m ruminatin’.

      • Mike Austin December 21, 2021, 11:12 PM

        Ruminate away, gwbnyc!

        “Right” and “Left” do not do much to define National Socialism and Marxism, though they had socialist beginnings. National Socialism and communism were both concerned with seizing as much control over the culture and economy as possible. Both hated Christianity. One might argue that communism was more totalitarian than Nazism. Compare Germany 1933 – 1939 with North Korea today. We see this today in the US, as the government is becoming to eerily resemble both pre-World War II Germany and Stalinist Russia.

        Bismarck was no socialist. He instituted government welfare programs to keep German workers from going over to the Socialists. As you noted, he was no friend to the Catholic Church.

  • Mike Austin December 21, 2021, 1:09 PM

    I showed this little gem of a film every year for ten years when I taught 8th grade. Even the hardest of hard cases among the boys teared up. When I asked at the end of the film who had cried, almost all hands went up. There is hope, however small, that there yet beats in young hearts a sense of compassion, of nobility, of Grace.