Sunday February 25, 2018
Or The Children's Crusade
In the wake of the high school students in Parkland, FL leading the charge against the NRA, a friend posted the following on Facebook last week:
Seveal movies have been made about Sophie Scholl and the White Rose group—non-violent intellectuals at the University of Munich who opposed Hitler in the midst of World War II—most recently in “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days,” from 2005. And wasn't there some line in there that really resonated with me, and that I'd posted about before? No, I hadn't posted about it before. But there was a line. I found it in an old Word doc full of potential ideas for MSNBC.com, although, really, it's not much of an idea. It's just a condemnation, by comparison, of the previous Republican administration.
The powers-that-be want Sophie to sign an apology after she's caught passing out anti-Hitler leaflets at the university:
Nazi official: Following our talks, have you come to the conclusion that your action together with your brother can be seen as a crime against society, and in particular against our hard-fighting troops, and that it must be harshly condemned?
Conflating attacks on a political entity with attacks on the soldiers following the orders of that political entity: Never goes away, does it?
The day Sophie Scholl was killed for speaking reason to tyranny was Feb. 22.