Thought for the day

"We're so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody's going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven't learned how to care for one another. We're gonna save the fuckin' planet? . . . And, by the way, there's nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin' great. It's been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn't goin' anywhere, folks. We are! We're goin' away. Pack your shit, we're goin' away. And we won't leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we'll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake." -- George Carlin

It must be really hard to look back and look back on what they did, knowing that whatever happened to them, all their friends who were killed or crippled, some terrible, some against their own values was.

 

The original caption read: Deutsche Kriegsgefungen in den Vereinigten Stadten Seihen Einen Bildbericht aus den Deutschchen Konzentrationslagern. English: German prisoners of war held in an American camp watch a film about German concentration camps.

 

This coercive process was part of a post-war Allied policy of proselytism, aimed at freeing Germany from the remnants of the Nazi regime and rebuilding its civil society, infrastructure and economy.

 

The program included mandatory visits to nearby concentration camps, posters displaying bodies of prisoners hanged in public places, and forcing German prisoners of war to watch films documenting the behavior of the Nazis' "inferior" people. Included.

 

The footage came from a newsreel shown in the US, which was viewed by hundreds of millions of people at the time. seeing is believing. Often the only thing capable of denting humanity's monumental ability to bunker in a state of denial is indisputable, visual evidence.