OftheSorrowfulFace t1_j9ri0ec wrote

That's an interesting read. It's pretty wild that there's an SS officer buried alongside American soldiers in Arlington

>His remains were located three decades later and then buried in Arlington National Cemetery; he is the only former member of the Waffen-SS known to be interred there.


OftheSorrowfulFace t1_j86zsxc wrote

Nobody is making you post here buddy. If you don't want to take part in the conversation you don't have to.

But don't act high and mighty because I'm not playing along with your tedious attempts to move the goalposts.

Edit - If you block me I can't read your disingenuous replies about how nobody wants to engage in civil discourse.


OftheSorrowfulFace t1_j86z3v4 wrote

First of all, I live in Australia and as such actively make an effort to learn about first nation cultures.

Secondly, there's a big difference between accidentally using a loaded phrase and painting my fucking face black. And this is about painting other people's children's faces for black history month.

Why do I have to pick from two made up examples, neither of which are relevant to this story? Get out of here with your false equivalencies.


OftheSorrowfulFace t1_j86x70x wrote

Zwarte Piet is racist as fuck though, it's not a innocent mistake. You don't accidentally dress up in blackface and paint your lips red.

I don't understand why people refer to the 'cultural context of blackface in America' as if blackface isn't offensive in the rest of the world..


OftheSorrowfulFace t1_j4srco4 wrote

>“But Italy was occupied by the Germans and is now being occupied by us. You don’t call that doing very well, do you?”

>“But of course I do,” exclaimed the old man cheerfully. “The Germans are being driven out, and we are still here. In a few years you will be gone, too, and we will still be here. You see, Italy is really a very poor and weak country, and that’s what makes us so strong. Italian soldiers are not dying any more. But American and German soldiers are. I call that doing extremely well. Yes, I am quite certain that Italy will survive this war and still be in existence long after your own country has been destroyed.”


>Nately gaped at him in undisguised befuddlement. “Now I really don’t understand what you’re saying. You talk like a madman.”

>“But I live like a sane one. I was a fascist when Mussolini was on top, and I am an anti-fascist now that he has been deposed. I was fanatically pro-German when the Germans were here to protect us against the Americans, and now that the Americans are here to protect us against the Germans I am fanatically pro-American. I can assure you, my outraged young friend”—the old man’s knowing, disdainful eyes shone even more effervescently as Nately’s stuttering dismay increased—“that you and your country will have a no more loyal partisan in Italy than me—but only as long as you remain in Italy.”