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Thread #162418 Message #3865469
Posted By: robomatic
10-Jul-17 - 02:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: INTERNATIONAL BRIGADES Urge MP support
Subject: RE: BS: INTERNATIONAL BRIGADES Urge MP support
Going back to the OP and its link, what I find wrong about it is the attempt to piggyback today's issues onto a genuine cause over which much blood was shed. Surely we can find real cases of "fascism, racism, xenophobia, and totalitarianism" in the here and now without having to find vindication eighty years in the past?
Something similar just happened when an American Congressman filmed himself in Auschwitz with a message combining his concerns with the brutalities of the past in a way that satisfied nobody.
I think in both cases the real damage is done in cheapening our perception of past events.