Saturday, November 10, 2018

Odible ochlocracy...

A government by mobs worthy of hatred if you need to know what I think that title means. [edit 10.11.18, 8:18 p.m.]"the Führer has decided that... demonstrations should not be prepared or organized by the party, but insofar as they erupt spontaneously, they are not to be hampered."

Last night was the 80th anniversary of the November pogrom, the Night of Broken Glass, Kristallnacht ('...viewed by historians as part of Nazi Germany's broader racial policy, and the beginning of the Final Solution and The Holocaust', Wiki). I wouldn't have known if I hadn't read Raedwald's blog today. A really nicely written blog-post:
"A pane of window glass is an odd thing. Just 4mm thick, and so fragile that a child's ball may shatter it, in our minds it is as much of a bulwark against the elements, against the chaos of the street, against the bad outside as nine inches of brick and mortar. Anyone who has had a broken front window pane will know the sudden vulnerability, the sense of unprotectedness, the anxiety and the naked exposure of that void. Until mended, we can't sleep...."
The rest is equally good, plus the comments, which I enjoyed, can be found HERE.

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