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Tuesday 21 April 2015

Anyone Else See the Problem with This?

Wait for it...

How much money do I need to donate to a party who's contracting local offices, increasing centralization, paying more money to people who already make more than I'll ever see to stop someone from spending money that I'm never going to benefit from?

At what point does "the middle class" or the lower class start gaining from citizenship rather than simply trying to stop the bleed?

Oh, I know.  Wait for it, it's coming, if I pay a bit extra, I'll even get a sneak peak.

I'm not holding my breath.  Neither should they be.

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Holocaust Survivors on Display

"We note that survivors will be presented at the events as zoo animals."

The intent wasn't malicious.  Nobody consciously planned events that used survivors as props or spoke way over their heads about German intellectual history.  It's just that the event planners didn't consciously plan events with survivors directly in mind, either.

It is critical to understand that the cost of flying survivors and caregivers to Germany, putting them up in hotels and such isn't cheap.  Those who put up the cash are clearly going to want some time to shine themselves in return.

Especially here, though, it's important to remember why these events are continually held in the first place.  

Commemorations aren't about the funders.  They're certainly about the survivors.

When that culture of remembrance gets lost in a culture of self-adoration, we have a problem.