Kommunist Krauts?

Still Giving Orders,” by Andrew Stuttaford, The Corner, http://www.nationalreview.com/thecorner/05_01_09_corner-archive.asp#050310, 15 January 2005.

Andrew Stuttaford has quotes a piece from Haaretz on the Nazi armband (this one’s for you, Joh)

“German politicians have called for a Europe-wide ban on Nazi insignia after Britain’s Prince Harry caused outrage by wearing a swastika armband and Nazi regalia at a fancy dress party… Markus Soeder, general secretary of Germany’s Christian Socialist Union opposition conservative party told the paper: “In a Europe grounded in peace and freedom there should be no place for Nazi symbols. They should be banned throughout Europe, as they are with good reason in Germany.” Soeder also urged the German government to push for a more balanced history program in British schools.”

No word yet on whether those German politicians, who seem to have a thing or two to learn about free speech, would support a Europe-wide ban on Communist insignia.

I wonder why not.

Old Europe: Anti-Speech? Of course. Anti-Jew? Typically. Anti-Communist?

One thought on “Kommunist Krauts?”

  1. Old Europe: Anti-Speech? As much as the USA proclaims on its own. Anti-Jew? Fortunately, I am not. But everywhere stupid people have stupid ideas. Anti-Communist? People are against it… but not openly proclaim a banishment.

    Being “Anti-” means to be one that is opposed to something. There’s tons of “Anti-” in our world, and as much as there is Anti-Jew, there is Anti-German, Anti-Brit, Anti-Chinese, Anti-USA, Anti- … Anti-Anti. I’m Anti-Anti now, how about proclaiming an anti-anti banishment of being anti?

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