|Not a page supporting the Taliban; the fundamentalist
or evangelistic Christian; the
blinkered Ian Paisley; nor Mr Townend.
This page is about the effects of social evils and some attendant symbolism, here's
a curvy one.
The Germans want to ban the
swastika from Europe. Knee jerk reaction, in my opinion. Others wish to ban
the hammer and sickle. Much better would
be a movement to reassess the symbolism. Place in damnation the idiots who misuse
the Nazi era's hijacking of the symbol, and remind ourselves of what it had meant
for other cultures for countless centuries prior to the middle of the 20thC. For a really poor
link to a dunderhead. Here is a thumbnail of a book cover. What the ignorant
rant about. The book itself is concerned with the travails
of Red Cross personnel trying to improve the lot of,
or even save, those in
the concentration camps. It includes some harrowing stories, and some that
are elevating, along with
photographs symptomatic of what was going on at that time in the Reich.
On another tack, for those holding fundamentalist
Christian beliefs, purely for your astonishment, is this:
Dawn in Petrovac: At the end of the 20th Century a European soldier trying to prevent inter-racial murder, based on fear of everyone else, even if it has been perpetrated for uncountable centuries. Find and read Barbara Tuchman's book on the 14th Century (A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century, Alfred A. Knopf, 1978).