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Author Weird Jim     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Thu Sep-13-12 09:46 PM
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I'm pretty sure I never would have supported the Nazis.

I've just recalled an immigrant from Germany that I heard on a talk radio show one time. He said, "HItler gave me my first pair of boots when I was twelve. I loved Hitler!" The impression he gave was that he had made a mistake.

Many Red Guards in China loved Mao Zedung. Many apparently just went along. There's a Chinese movie To Live that gives an interesting glance at the life of a Red Guard (sub titles, unfortunately).

Or you might see if you can get hold of a copy of Wild Swans by Jung Chang. One time she was a Red Guard and loved Mao but now hates his gut.

We are who we are now. I'm a believer in mixed nurture/nature for character formation. I'm pretty sure I would never have become a criminal, but the society I lived in prior to WW2 would have put pressure on me. What if you had a wife and child and their welfare depended on your belonging to the Nazi Party (The National Socialst Worker's Party) to hold a job?

If you really want to find somebody then go to Forum X, find a discussion and look for a likely person. Then send a private message.
But why do you want to insult? That's where trouble starts.
Weird Jim

"Good reading is the only test of good writing"
Robertson Davies. A voice from the attic 1960

  

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Two Questions About Controversial Works [View all] , Wandering Author, Thu Sep-13-12 12:56 PM
  RE: Two Questions About Controversial Works, Weird Jim, Sep 13th 2012, #1
RE: Two Questions About Controversial Works, Wandering Author, Sep 13th 2012, #2
      RE: Two Questions About Controversial Works, Weird Jim, Sep 13th 2012 #3
           RE: Two Questions About Controversial Works, Wandering Author, Sep 13th 2012, #4
                RE: Two Questions About Controversial Works, Weird Jim, Sep 14th 2012, #5
RE: Two Questions About Controversial Works, junedrexler, Sep 14th 2012, #6
RE: Two Questions About Controversial Works, Wandering Author, Sep 14th 2012, #7
RE: Two Questions About Controversial Works, KatsInCommand, Sep 14th 2012, #8
RE: Two Questions About Controversial Works, whilstwhile, Sep 22nd 2012, #9

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