Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Hiding Behind a Wall of Spin

This found its way onto my computer screen this morning. Another spin doctoring triumph!

You're celebrating a failed assassination attempt in an effort to show that not all Germans were behind Hitler? One small problem: many of these same "heroes" were behind him - until they realized just how crazy the man was.

Not having lived in those days, I can't really say what I would have done in those situations; I'd like to think that I would have opposed the Nazi rule, but that's easy to say here in Missouri in 2004.

The main reason this burns me so much is that rewriting history to hide the sins of the past isn't the answer - making sure that nothing like this ever happens again is, but in this day and age, where instant gratification and the quick fix rule, sending history to rewrite looks far more appealing.

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