Friday, November 10, 2006

Because It's Okay to Use Nazi Propaganda If It Gets Us Motivated

From Quaker Dave:
"Part of a Nazi leader's speech was played over the public address system before a high school soccer game, prompting an apology by the home team's principal. Forestview [North Carolina] High School principal Robert Carpenter said neither he nor his team's coach knew about the speech before the 90-second excerpt was played during warmups Saturday, according to a letter he sent Monday to visiting Charlotte Catholic High School. The speech, by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, was in German. Carpenter said in the letter the team had adopted the slogan 'On to victory,' and a German exchange student who plays on the team had taught other students how to say the phrase in German. 'Some of our more zealous students sought to capture this slogan in German and to play it on the PA,' Carpenter wrote."
Umm. Analysis, elle, analysis.

I am deferring to Gwyneth, who noted this of the Ohio children's football game:
Either we are raising a bunch of stupid idiots that really can't grasp when they are being incredibly racist, or we are raising a bunch of brilliant sociopaths who know to hide behind "but I didn't mean to."
and this of the UT "Ghetto Party":
The sad thing is stuff like this is happening all over the country. We are regressing as a society and I wouldn't be surprised if things got worse before they got better. From students putting on black face, to making inappropriate jokes on student run-television shows and newspapers, these little "Bush Babies" have lost their minds.
I'm going to have to go with the A and B selection.


Anonymous said...

I think your first label sums up my thoughts on this nicely.

ben said...

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
Herbert Spencer

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