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The Ghost of a Flea2/12/2020 1:49:09 pm PST

re: #115 EPR-radar

What’s difficult to realize is that the Nazi regime was not the Mordor of The Lord of the Rings, with literal orcs running all over the country under the baleful Eye of Sauron.

Yes, it was as evil a regime as ever seen in history, but many people were able to stay out of trouble with the party bosses while more or less tacitly approving of the disappearance of various ‘undesirables’. That attitude is alive and well in the US Republican party.

Yeah, but we have to pretend it was fucking Mordor Where The Shadows Lie because if Nazi Germany was just a spectrum of shitty human being ranging from malice to indifference, then it would be comparable to, if still worse than in raw numbers, to the crimes of, say, the Allies in their colonial holdings.

And we’re not fucking do that, okay? Absolutely no reason to dig into who invented concentration camps, how distributed antisemitism was distributed worldwide, where the Nazis cribbed torchlight marches from, or how many people just sort of imported watered down Nazi rhetoric once they thought they could get away with it because Communists Bad.