Part of the problem, even in the States, is that we're not allowed to hate our enemies. It's been forty years of moral equivalence, and we've become neutered, to use a diplomatic word. Do you remember the vile images of the Hun and the "Jap," circa 1941? Do you see this sort of propaganda, and the word is not always bad, in reference to the Hitlers in dirty pajamas?
posted on 11/13/2004 6:06:06 PM PST
Do you remember the vile images of the Hun and the "Jap," circa 1941?
If only I the video recorder had already been invented (and available) when I was
a very young child.
I'd have a big collection of the WWII era Warner Brothers Cartoons
with the irreverent GI version of Bugs Bunny beating the crap out of Hitler,
Mussolini and a stereotyped Tojo.
I'm sure those are under lock-n-key and armed guard at the Warner Brothers archive.
It's a real p-sser to think that these gems that gave some GIs some needed laughs
while liberating civilization are now treated as propaganda more
scandalous that Leni Refienstahl (sp?) work for her best-bud Adolph.
(By the way, the cinema school at UCLA are now having a restrospective of Leni's work...
but I won't hold my breath thinking they'd ever screen the classic WWII cartoons.)
(And the Speedy Gonzalez cartoons that Warner Brothers won't distribute in the USA,
but are still shown in South America, IIRC).
posted on 11/14/2004 10:19:17 AM PST
Oh, the hate is still there, it's just under the vaneer, waiting for an event to break through. The Dutch have gotten there event and will have more to come. They are already taking matters into their own hands, good.
posted on 11/15/2004 4:51:56 AM PST
(Truth = Christ)
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