[thechat] moving to the USA

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Fri Sep 27 01:14:01 CDT 2002

On Thu, 26 Sep 2002, Erika Meyer wrote:

> "But at a news conference on Friday, Daeubler-Gmelin said: 'It was
> terrible to say I had compared a democratically elected president
> with Hitler.'"
> Democratically elected?  okay,  That must have been a joke... or a
> sly cut.. on her part.
> I think the dangerous thing is painting Hitler to be such a monster
> so as to think that such a thing couldn't possibly happen again.  Not
> with such a nice guy like George W?  right?
> Hitler looked kind of cute when he was shaking little children's hands, too.

There's a film out soon called "Max" about Hitler in the pre-dictator
days, when he was still a painter and could have channeled his anger into
his art.

Naturally, there have been calls to ban it from people who haven't seen

"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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