DragonFly commits List (threaded) for 2005-08
Re: cvs commit: src/games/fortune/datfiles fortunes fortunes2
On Tue, Aug 09, 2005 at 10:29:17PM -0400, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
> On Tue, August 9, 2005 6:55 pm, Simon Schubert said:
> > Log:
> > Remove Hitler quotes. This for sure is something I don't want to see.
> > Having entertaining quotes of somebody who was responsible for genocide
> > does not honour the gravity of the incidents.
> This sort of change should probably be discussed beforehand; Hitler is
> only the most objectionable of a number of awful people referenced in the
> quotes file.
Actually, some of the moved cookies ARE CLEARLY NOT OFFENSIVE AT ALL.
To quote one of the removed cookies:
Everlasting peace will come to the world when the last man has slain
the last but one.
-- Adolph Hitler
(ignoring the spelling of the person)
This is deeply ironic, but doesn't have anything to do with the history
of the quoted person. Would anyone really doubt that there is a big
grain of truth in that? For exactly that reason I object this chance.
And yes, I am German and I object Nazism. But I hate how many Germans
deal with their own past, namely by avoiding it, just like I object any
foreign country pointing to a German non-senior citizen and talking
about that happend in WW II.