Thursday, July 24, 2008

What Germans Call “A Million People”

If they knew how to count.

Of course in the dizzy enthusiasm of groupthink, that isn’t the only error they’ve made lately. Speaking at the monument associated with another leftist, an American candidate canvassing for non-votes might find the local hype might not be all it’s cracked up to be, especially when practicing the usual progressive “forgetfulness” about history.
The “Victory Column” as such already existed before Hitler and Speer decided that it would form a suitable centerpiece for the “East-West Axis”: one of the two major thoroughfares laid out in their megalomaniacal plans for a “new” Berlin redesigned to reflect the power of the new German Reich. The polarity of column and gate — with the two monuments providing dramatic points of reference for the mass demonstrations so beloved of the Nazis — undoubtedly figured in their calculations. One can well expect both elements to be featured in the televised images of Obama’s mass rally on Thursday.

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