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20 July 2019

Hadding & Cantwell, 8 July 2019: the March of Political Correctness

Funeral Scene from The Wild Angels with Peter Fonda, 1966. The movie represents the swastika and the cross as antitheses, reflecting Anglo-American propaganda more than historic National-Socialism, but the swastika as a symbol of rebellion against restrictions had a certain appeal, and was used that way in a number of cinematic productions in the 1960s.  Today you won't see that.

Musicians also used the swastika to indicate their independence from restrictive authority. From left to right, Siouxsie Sioux, Lemmy Kilmeister of Motorhead, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols, and members of the Slovenian band Laibach. Several of these people in one way or another apologized under pressure. Sid Vicious most likely never apologized, but when the movie Sid and Nancy was made (1986), the swastika shirt was bowdlerized, replaced with a hammer-and-sickle shirt. Even the portrayal of a total degenerate like Sid Vicious wearing a swastika, as he often did, is for some people too much of an endorsement to be allowed. It would be surprising to see this today.
Talking to Cantwell, I conflated the plastic model kit of Tom Daniel's "Red Baron" with "Rommel's Rod." These were created in the late 60s and were sold for years in K-Mart. Both show that attitudes were very different in the 60s and 70s compared to now. "Nazi stuff" was cool -- and permitted.

Sadly the cutout of Adolf Hitler ultimately did not appear in the famous album-cover.

Bowie later apologized and proved that he really was a degenerate after all.

Two of the most popular series that ever aired on CBS Television featured characters whose cherished emblem was the Confederate Battle Flag -- which now, in the ratcheting-up of Political Correctness, has become a target for moralizing lunatics on a par with the swastika.

The Kurt H. Debus Conference Facility at Kennedy Space Center, named after the former ardent National-Socialist who was the USA's chief authority on rocket-launches from 1952 and retired as director of Kennedy Space Center in 1974. The conference-center has kept its name so far perhaps because there is no university-campus nearby.


ulysses freire da paz jr. said...

Hitler did not appear in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band photo by divine intercession, as it should not be close to the scum of humanity and the false icons created by it.

“All those writers who misuse the false term Nazi — consciously or not — are on the side of those now turning the world into a giant prison, in which the dead will outnumber the living.“ https://nationalvanguard.org/2019/09/tennessee-jews-did-9-11-on-free-speech-wall-jews-demand-action/#comment-26470

"In the outer quadrangle of Brasenose at Oxford, if I remember correctly, there is in the middle of the green sward a solitary sundial, whose bronze plate bears the chilling inscription, It is later than you think. I assure you, my fellow Americans, that it is now later — much later — than you think. It is possible, of course, that it may now be too late and that, as a veteran observer and distinguished friend of mine recently assured me, our cause is now as hopeless as was that of the South after the fall of Richmond and near the tragic conclusion of the second war for independence which was fought on our soil. I honestly believe, however, we still have some chance of survival. If I did not believe that, I certainly would not be speaking to you today or asking you to consider with me the odds against us.

Now I admit that the notion of a warless world is a pleasant and attractive thought. But people who believe that there can be such a thing should ask it of Santa Claus, in whom they doubtless also believe.”

Excerpts from https://nationalvanguard.org/2010/12/what-we-owe-our-parasites/

Hadding said...

Ah okay, so you regard the Beatles as the scum of humanity. I was completely confused until I read further.

I don't really agree with that.

ulysses freire da paz jr. said...

Heil, Haddin My above consideration stems from the empirical quote: Tell me with whom you walk
and I will say who you are - the Beatles are in this picture next to the scum of humanity


the spider's web is usually invisible, similar to any predator's trap https://media2.giphy.com/media/UWi3jPRKItRfgspsMK/giphy.gif


Empirically if worst comes to power everything gets worse

The writer George Orwell illustrates with a childhood experience that one can be totally fixated on his urge and can not think of anything else. He writes: "When I read Mr. Malcolm Muggeridge's brilliant and depressing book, The Thirties, I recalled a cruel joke I had once made with a wasp. She licked jam off my plate, and I cut it in half. She did not pay attention to it, but simply continued with her meal as a meager stream of jam ran from her severed esophagus. Only then, when she tried to fly, did she realize what had happened to her. It is the same with modern man.

What has been cut off is his soul, and there was a period of about twenty years when he did not realize it. "

(From: "Thinking with George Orwell," Diogenes, p. 50)