more on the "intellectual" end of the debate
this time from overseas: Memento Moron points out that while the Globe may think that us 'mericans are dumb, over half their own population dosen't know what the hell "Auschwitz" was.

"Eh? Auschwitz? Nope, sorry love, dosen't ring a bell. Is that that funny-sounding chap what lives in the flat below me? Oh, it's a place, is it? In Poland? Why should I recognize the name of a town in Poland? Are they even in the EU yet?"

Not to beat a dead horse, but sixty years ago all of Europe was on the verge of being sent to the camps. How the war would have gone otherwise is debatable, but I think it's safe to say that American intervention saved alot of Britons from falling into the caring hands of Dr. Mengele.

And now they can't even place the name of one of the most infamous of these camps? Hello? We aren't talking about things that happened a thousand years ago, there's still people walking around that were victims of those camps. No wonder Old Europe insists on repeating the same asinine mistakes; I have often lamented the lack of appreciation for history in this country but this has got to take the cake for cosmic frigging disconnect. Sheesh.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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