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  •  I dont see a nazi... Just a history dork. (3+ / 0-)

    Seriously, you need to stop Godwining here. It makes youlook like a retard.

    So does that photo you're all aflutter about lead you to think the other guy is a closseted English sympathiser? Maybe wants us all to drink tea! OMG!

    Seriously, of all the real issues with the right this is the one you latch on to?

    •  OY (4+ / 0-)

      Please do NOT use the term retard to describe someone.  It is a very hurtful word.  

      Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength ~Eric Hoffer~

      by FrugalGranny on Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 11:09:33 AM PDT

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    •  amen (5+ / 0-)

      I've done Viking reenactment. I can assure you that I'm not really a Viking.  And neither was anyone else in the group.

      There are indeed a quite large group of people in the US who do historically-accurate portrayals of World War II, including accurate representations of American, British, French, Japanese, German, and Soviet armed forces (their equipment is often authentic WW2-era, and the wealthiest of them even own their own functional restored tanks and armored vehicles which they use in their portrayals).

      They are no more actual Nazis than I was an actual Viking.

      It's an idiotic criticism.

    •  This is the Teabagger you are defending (2+ / 0-)
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      From an interview with Anderson Cooper

      "I don't know that I would put that label on them. They were doing what they thought was right for their country. And they were going out and fighting what they thought was a bigger, you know, a bigger evil."

      Iott also contended that "this particular unit was one that was never charged with war crimes," though Cooper pointed out that one member was recently charged with the murder of 58 Jews. Iott replied: "The war on the eastern front was extremely brutal on both sides. Nobody was lily-white, that's for sure. Horrible things that happened on both sides."

      Cooper also asked about the reenators' website, which he said describes members of the Wiking unit as "valiant men." He asked Iott if he believed these were "valiant men."

      "I think that they thought they were fighting for their homeland," Iott said. When pressed further, he replied: "I don't think we can sit here and judge that today. We weren't there the time they made those decisions."

      Ignorance is bliss... right?

      "Trying to hold back the revision of history is always a good thing." -- Peter Christopherson

      by jethrock on Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 11:30:27 AM PDT

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      •  nobody is defending him, you twit (0+ / 0-)

        And you are reading an awful lot into this that is simply what you want to see.  After all, every Revolutionary War reenactor I've ever met (and I've met lots) will also tell you that the British troops in North America were brave man, valiantly fighting for their country. Indeed, that is precisely what reenactment is all about---illustrating that soldiers are soldiers everywhere and every time---the experience of war has not changed from Roman times.

        Ditto for the Southern reenactors who will tell you how brave and valiant the Confederate troops were, for the Soviet reenactors who will tell you how brave and valiant the Russian troops were, and the Desert Storm reenactor who will tell you how brave and valiant the American troops were.

        The only "ignorance" here, seems to be yours.  (shrug)

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