Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The White Rose

In the same way that "Good Night, and Good Luck" offers a contemporary warning about the manipulation of fear to subvert democracy, and perhaps a lament on the role that a robust and independent media once had in preserving that democracy, "Sophie Scholl" might be interpreted as a film which uses history to call attention to the ambivalent acceptance of a neo-fascist new world order under the Bush administration.

Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be governed without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct.

Do not forget that every people deserves the regime it is willing to endure!

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Every individual human being has a claim to a useful and just state, which secures freedom of the individual as well as the good of the whole.

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Dissociate yourselves from National Socialist gangsterism. Prove by your deeds that you think otherwise.

An end to terror is preferable to terror without end.

Hitler cannot win the war; he can only prolong it.

Read more about The White Rose at Wikipedia.

2 Comments:

At 2/21/2006 03:01:00 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Maybe some of our Washington media will see it. One can hope.

 
At 2/21/2006 04:05:00 PM, Blogger Edie said...

It sounds interesting. Art is a powerful vehicle for dissent.

 

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