…rocking one of those stickers that says ‘Hello my name is…’ & you write on it your name.
Her’s said ‘Hello my name is…IGNORANCE’.
I’m sure her mother has one that says ‘Hello my name is…tidy your fucking room’.
…but when I didn’t turn into a MASSIVE CUNT I knew I’d never make it.
…Silly man sees the offending “Adolf Hitler: A Reign of Terror” DVD & does NOT mistake it for a game. Instead, knowing it’s an educational DVD set huffily says -
Silly Man - you’d think we had enough bad news wouldn’t you!?
Me - pardon? (I wasn’t listening to the old bastard)
Silly Man - (clearly spoiling for a fight) well, I mean, it’s all rubbish innit? You’d think they’d want people hearing about less depressing things eh?
Me - (paraphrasing George Santayana) I suppose but surely you must agree though that ignoring the past simply because it’s depressing increases the chances that history could repeat itself.
Silly Man - (with a look of abject defeat) yeah you’re probably right. I give up.
I’ve never been so shocked. He totally capitulated!
(I was ready to concede that the history taught in schools is way too WWII-centric & there are other incredible periods of history with as much cultural impact that people should know more about. BUT that it is still vital to know the ins and outs of the horrendous shit that Adolf had a go at getting away with…)
I didn’t get a chance. He was done. I don’t think it had anything to do with my awesome opinions. He seemed a bit bushed.