Monday, May 07, 2007

Nazi style

The kind of reaction to anything positive, no matter how carefully caveated, about the Nazis annoys me..

Bryan Ferry apologizes for Nazi comments

Why is it not allowed to admire Nazi iconography, uniforms and speeches - call it their brand if you will - while fully understanding the intense evilness of their endeavour and hating the fact they existed?

There's no contradiction here. From Prince Harry to the GQ Editor mentioned there, I wish people were given the benefit of the doubt and not pounced on by Press/NGO wolves at the slightest wrong move.

If we're not able to talk about it, admire some bits and despise others, how are we to learn about it? Censoring the discussion does nobody any favours.

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