posted on Oct, 4 2013 @ 09:05 PM
Maybe partly thanks to the music, that was a rather moving video. Disturbing.
And if ever there were an alien Replacement suspect, I nominate Goebbels. Heh.
I had this very sad realization near the end of it.
Some years ago, I can't even remember what the situation was, but I had this realization that deep down, every person with half a wit wants to find
what is good and strong and be proud of it. There is a huge attraction to the "culture of strength and honor" for anybody I'd think, maybe a
species trait. But through much of life, both individually and sometimes whole countries of people (very much the case for post-WWI Germany), there is
just this ton of effort resulting in despair, this rage with nowhere to go about economic situations, and this deep need, and I mean truly a NEED in
the way that vital nutrients are a need, because I think this is a psychological vital nutrient of sorts, to find something to believe in, something
to find hope in, something to find strength in.
And some man comes along and has that passion and fury and tells the people what they NEED to hear: that they are strong, proud, bold, honorable, that
they can CHANGE their world, that they can make things better, make a difference, that they are courageous and creative and that it's time everybody
worked together to make it happen.
And they loved it because damn right, they needed it, everybody needs it, and everybody should be told that, this is what as a culture and species we
should be working toward.
And it's just such a F'ing shame that the person who did that had to be a lunatic. Because it seems to me that both in Germany then, and even in
America now, we lack exactly this vital psyche nutrient, and it makes us susceptible to being moved and swayed by anybody who says what we need to
hear, like people who will eat paint and stuff because of mineral deficiencies, we will empower the worst people to do the least -- or the worst, or
some surreal combination of both usually -- all because we suffered exactly what the Germans did:
The need to believe in ourselves, and the need to believe that there was hope, and that we could change our world for the better.
Have we so surpassed a country of brilliant scientists, intellectuals and artists that we are beyond that now, or are we just too
tired/lazy/depressed/ignorant to be competent enough to be as dangerous as they were?