well, can't you hear me selling rag and bone? bring out your junk and we'll give it a home. a broken trumpet or a telephone, a-come on, a-come on, a-come on, come on and give it to me, yeah... a-come on, a-come on, a-come on, come on and give it to me. rag and bone, rag and bone. a-come on, a-come on, a-come on, come on and give it to me. all of your pretty, your pretty little rags and bones.
Janning: I wish to testify about the Feldenstein case because it was the most significant trial of the period. It is important not only for the tribunal to understand it, but for the whole German people. But in order to understand it, one must understand the period in which it happened.
There was a fever over the land, a fever of disgrace, of indignity, of hunger. We had a democracy, yes, but it was torn by elements within. Above all there was fear, fear of today, fear of tomorrow, fear of our neighbors, and fear of ourselves. Only when you understand that can you understand what Hitler meant to us, because he said to us:
“Lift your heads. Be proud to be German. There are devils among us, communists, liberals, Jews, gypsies. Once these devils will be destroyed your misery will be destroyed.”
It was the old, old story of the sacrificial lamb.
What about those of us who knew better, we who knew the words were lies and worse than lies? Why did we sit silent? Why did we take part? Because we loved our country. What difference does it make if a few political extremists lose their rights? What difference does it make if a few racial minorities lose their rights? It is only a passing phase. It is only a stage we are going through. It will be discarded sooner or later. Hitler himself will be discarded — sooner or later. The country is in danger. We will march out of the shadows! We will go forward. FORWARD is the great password.
And history tells how well we succeeded, Your Honor. We succeeded beyond out wildest dreams. The very elements of hate and power about Hitler that mesmerized Germany, mesmerized the world. We found ourselves with sudden powerful allies. Things that had been denied to us as a democracy were open to us now. The world said, “Go ahead. Take it. Take it! Take Sudetenland! Take the Rhineland! Re-militarize it! Take all of Austria! Take it!”
And then, one day we looked around and found that we were in an even more terrible danger. The ritual begun in this courtroom swept over the land like a raging, roaring disease. What was going to be a “passing phase” had become the way of life.
Your Honor, I was content to sit silent during this trial. I was content to tend my roses. I was even content to let counsel try to save my name, until I realized that in order to save it, he would have to raise the specter again. You have seen him do it. He has done it, here, in this courtroom. He has suggested that the Third Reich worked for the benefit of people. He has suggested that we sterilized men for the welfare of the country. He has suggested that perhaps the old Jew did sleep with the 16 year old girl after all. Once more, it is being done — for love of country.
It is not easy to tell the truth. But if there is to be any salvation for Germany, we who know our guilt must admit it — whatever the pain and humiliation.
I had reached my verdict on the Feldenstein case before I ever came into the courtroom. I would have found him guilty, whatever the evidence. It was not a trial at all. It was a sacrificial ritual in which Feldenstein, the Jew, was the helpless victim.
Hans Rolfe: Your Honor, I must interrupt. The defendant is not aware of what he’s saying. He’s not aware of the implications!
Janning: I am aware. I am aware! My counsel would have you believe we were not aware of the concentration camps. Not aware. Where were we? Where were we when Hitler began shrieking his hate in Reichstag? Where were we when our neighbors were being dragged out in the middle of the night to Dachau?! Where were we when every village in Germany has a railroad terminal where cattle cars were filled with children being carried out to their extermination! Where were we when they cried out in the night to us. Deaf, dumb, blind!!
Hans Rolfe: Your Honor, I must protest!
Janning: My counsel says we were not aware of the extermination of the millions. He would give you the excuse: We were only aware of the extermination of the hundreds. Does that make us any the less guilty? Maybe we didn’t know the details. But if we didn’t know, it was because we didn’t want to know.
Emil Hahn: Traitor! Traitor!
Judge Haywood: Order! Order! Order! Put that man [Hahn] back in his seat and keep him there.
Janning: I am going to tell them the truth. I am going to tell them the truth if the whole world conspires against it. I am going to tell them the truth about their Ministry of Justice. Werner Lammpe, an old man who cries into his Bible now, an old man who profited by the property expropriation of every man he sent to a concentration camp. Friedrich Hofstetter, the “good German” who knew how to take orders, who sent men before him to be sterilized like so many digits. Emil Hahn, the decayed, corrupt bigot, obsessed by the evil within himself. And Ernst Janning, worse than any of them because he knew what they were, and he went along with them. Ernst Janning: Who made his life excrement, because he walked with them.
fellow Americans, is this who we aspire to be? because this is our chosen path, even without any individual Hitler or concentration camps in our own back yard. we will be called to answer for what we’ve allowed to happen. will you lie and say you did not know? will the world lie and say it did not know? how is it that we are slated to waste the 21st century replaying 20th century horrors?
newt ginrich just asserted he wants to use military force against Cuba to enlist a “Cuban spring”
GOD GO BACK TO YOUR MUDDY POLLUTED POND, YOU FUCKEN DISGUSTING MOIST SKINNED AMPHIBIAN
it seems appropriate that Bay of Pigs 2.0 would be fomented by an actual man-pig.
said it before, and I’ll say it again, the least piggish thing about newt gingrich is his appearance. jus’ sayin’.
Behold! Marvel at the efficiency of the free market!
lol come on now Mike, even you must admit this is a clever straw man.
The glut of foreclosed homes are due to central bank manipulation, not the free market. This was predicted 90 years before it happened by Mises. Ron Paul warned it would happen a decade before the bubble collapsed.
Not at all, it’s because the completely unregulated derivatives market incentivized giving loans to people who couldn’t afford them and would surely default. The exasperated boom and bust practices of the fed which are fairly new did have something to do with the crash however it was mostly because a completely unregulated derivatives market allowed companies to build CDO’s they knew would fail and then bet on their failure. When the market finds a way to incentivize failure and foreclosure, you’re gonna see a whole lot more of it
True story, Richard Heinberg’s ‘The End of Growth’ gives a great overview of how the unregulated derivative market led to the crash of ‘08. It was definitely a result of unregulated markets.
we can argue all day about whose fault it is, and ultimately that argument reaches the same ideological sociopolitical stalemates over and over, because some people simply value economic theory and wealth more than human beings, but here’s the reality:
Since 2007, banks have foreclosed around eight million homes. It is estimated that another eight to ten million homes will be foreclosed before the financial crisis is over. This approach to resolving one part of the financial crisis means many, many families are living without adequate and secure housing. In addition, approximately 3.5 million people in the U.S. are homeless, many of them veterans. It is worth noting that, at the same time, there are 18.5 million vacant homes in the country.
this is a social and economic failing of massive proportion
I wish I was an Indian.
YEAH I KINDA WISH SOMEONE HAD BEATEN YOU UNTIL YOU DIDN’T SPEAK YOUR MOTHER TONGUE ANYMORE. I WISH SOMEONE HAD RAPED YOU BECAUSE THEIR SKIN WAS LIGHTER THAN YOURS AND IT MADE YOU DISPOSABLE. I KINDA WISH YOU WERE TARGETTED EVERYDAY OF YOUR LIFE BY RACISM. I KINDA WISH YOU HAD BEEN SEQUESTERED IN A TERRITORY CALLED ‘A RESERVATION’ TO LIVE IN A SHACK THAT HAS NO PLUMBING. I KINDA WISH YOU HAD TO WATCH COUNTLESS MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY COMMIT SUICIDE OR SUFFER WITH ADDICTIONS. I WISH YOUR FAMILY WASN’T REALLY A FAMILY BECAUSE WHEN YOUR GRANDPARENTS WERE FORCED TO GO TO SCHOOLS WHERE CLERGYMEN BEAT AND SEXUALLY ABUSED THEM, THEY WERE REMOVED FROM THEIR TRADITIONAL FAMILY DYNAMIC WHICH RESULTED IN THE FRAGMENTED FUTURE GENERATIONS HAVING BACKWARDS CONCEPTS OF PARENTING SINCE THEIR GRANDPARENTS AND THEIR PARENTS WERE NEVER ACTUALLY PARENTED.
YEAH, I WISH YOU WERE ‘INDIAN’ TOO.
MAYBE THEN YOU WOULDN’T DO SHIT LIKE THIS.
hot damn. can’t not reblog.
First of all, Wes, I don’t think you meant to sign this “Men”, I think you meant to sign it “Assholes”. Because that is clearly what you are.
Am I really going to have to deconstruct this sentence by sentence? Yes. Yes I am.
- First of all, jackass, she didn’t start her career by “showing her ass”. She started her career by spraying Army plane parts with fire retardent material and inspecting parachutes, which is what she was doing when someone for Yank magazine came in and took pictures of her. What the fuck have you done with your life? Have you inspected any parachutes lately? Or have you been too busy fucking around on Facebook all goddamn day?
- Second, if you can think of a way to make a name for yourself as a woman in Hollywood in the 40’s that doesn’t include being a sex symbol, you let me know. I’ll wait.
- So being an alcoholic or a drug addict makes someone worthless? Do me a favor and never take part in an intervention. You would be terrible at it.
- There’s no proof that Marilyn Monroe ever had an abortion. She had a ton of miscarriages caused by endometriosis, which is an extremely painful medical condition that we still don’t know very much about, fifty years later. (Also, just FYI, a lot of people turn to self-medicating with drugs and alcohol when there is nothing else they can do for a medical condition. Which you would know, if you weren’t a complete douchecanoe.)
- Even if she had one, two, A MILLION abortions, that wouldn’t make her a worthless person. It would make her a person with a medical history that is, in fact, none of your goddamn business.
- You’re right, bro, our society NEVER hero worships drug addicts. In fact, dying of a drug overdose or having an addiction completely invalidates any contribution you ever make to society. People certainly don’t have any respect for Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, Heath Ledger, Chris Farley, or John Lennon!
TL;DR: If you think that you, as a raging judgmental sexist, deserve better in your life than a beautiful, talented film legend who was hounded to death by assholes like you, you are fucking delusional.
Wesley Holleger, everyone! If you’re interested, ladies, he’s currently looking for someone better than Marilyn Monroe!
I don’t have a slow clap gif, so here’s Maya Rudolph raising the roof as Whitney Houston:
it’s really kind of fascinating to look back on this song, and the brutal honesty and insight Kanye West can bring to the table, after all these years of hype and bravado and craziness. Kanye might be an asshole, but he’s this dude too.
I say fuck the police, thats how I treat em
We buy our way out of jail, but we can’t buy freedom
We’ll buy a lot of clothes when we don’t really need em
Things we buy to cover up what’s inside
Cause they make us hate ourself and love they wealth
That’s why shortys hollering “where the ballas’ at?”
Drug dealer buy Jordans, crackhead buy crack
And a white man get paid off of all of that
But I ain’t even gon act holier than thou
Cause fuck it, I went to Jacob with 25 thou
Before I had a house and I’d do it again
Cause I wanna be on 106 and Park pushing a Benz
I wanna act ballerific like it’s all terrific
I got a couple past due bills, I won’t get specific
I got a problem with spending before I get it
We all self conscious I’m just the first to admit it
remember that time Gwen Stefani owned a quartet of mute Japanese girls? I wonder what happened to them.
the casting of The Gang as kids is so great. I love when grownup Mac has the karate tantrum when they get the robot in the xmas special, just like little Mac.
CHARLIE DAY- “You know what? Let me kick down a little thing to you that our Founding Fathers kicked down to me. It goes, “Don’t. Tread. On me,” and right now, you guys are TREADING ALL OVER ME.”
“I’m gonna rise up, I’m gonna kick a little ass, Gonna kick some ass in the USA, Gonna climb a mountain, Gonna sew a flag, Gonna fly on an Eagle, I’m gonna kick some butt, I’m gonna drive a big truck, I’m gonna rule this world, Gonna kick some ass, Gonna rise up, Kick a little ass, ROCK, FLAG AND EAGLE!”
perhaps my favorite episode of Sunny of ALL TIME. perhaps. definitely a major contender. ROCK, FLAG, AND EAGLE!
“The nightman’s bad-ass, dude. He has the eyes of a cat and does karate across the stage.”
Blogger and activist Cory Doctorow argues that all new media – from sheet music to cable TV – is accused of piracy by the mainstream … until it becomes the mainstream