Feb. 5th, 2017

mlknchz: (Joe)
A lot of people are drawing parallels between current events and Germany in 1933. People talk about Nazi Germany as if it were a monolithic entity that had total control over its people. In many ways, that's true, but there are two very important things to remember about that time; the Rosenstrasse Protest, and the Edelweiss Pirates. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosenstrasse_protest
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edelweiss_Pirates
There were other resistance events, other people who fought Hitler from the start, but both of these show that NO government, no tyranny, however strong, can truly make its people conform to its will.
These are also important because both were made up of women or children, two groups that historically have had no voice, and certainly had none in Hitler's Germany.
mlknchz: (Joe)
So..remember when people cheered Robert Mugabe on SNL? You don't? It was just last night.

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