Denver Comic Con
June 30 - July 2, 2017
Well, I hope you liked this page. I’ll be in a fetal position in my happy place if you need me.
(Also, for our readers in the US, have a safe and happy Labor Day!)
Whenever I read something about WW2, I immediately become ashamed of my German heritage. God, I need a drink.
I get glad that the old ancestors lit out of Germany long before WWII happened.
I won’t tell you what to feel, that’s an intensely personal thing. However, I can tell you that feeling guilt and shame of your ancestry is more detrimental than helpful. Your forebears didn’t do this because “they were German” but because they were tragically misguided and, beyond all the atrocities committed in the name of an ill-conceived philosophy, they must have been utterly terrified. Only people who are mad with fear can lash out at everyone and everything that they perceive as different from themselves, and in such cruel and devastating ways. And truthfully, given the proper circumstances, *all* of us have the potential to make the same error, regardless of our genetics and/or cultural backgrounds. The moment we start attributing failings to heritage, religion, race, nationality, whatever, is the moment we begin to repeat the Nazi’s horrific mistake. That’s why I hope you’re proud of your people, but are determined to see that love of your fellow man replaces the hate they temporarily adopted.
wolves is right. the thing here, like i said earlier. is that hes reiterating the bad guys. irl things like this did happen, but it was mainly the dedicated, hardcore natzi’s. and most of those where in the ss “special” squads.
tho in this case special is like a drunk redneck proclaiming; “my two headed retard is twice as smart as your retard”
I never said it was because they were German, just that I’m ashamed of the fact that I’m probably related to someone who did something like this
6W1S is right. I’m sure that anyone can trace their heritage back to someone who was involved in atrocious acts. My own Scandinavian forebears did their share of raping and pillaging hundreds of years ago.
Nooooooo! Only two or three pages and I’m already attached to those twins! Doooonnnn’t Kiiiiillllll themmmmmmmm!
Sorry, Dec. I didn’t want to do it…
Oof. Well, can’t say I’m too surprised by this. As a writer who’s written some seriously dark acts of cruelty (interrogations are so much fun! :/ ), you have my sympathies. It ain’t fun to look at it afterwards and wonder ‘Where did this come from?’ (pats on shoulder) Still, well done. Rough page, but you did a good job with it.
well got to break a few eggs to make omelets…
otoh were (re) establishing the natzi’s are the “Big Bad Guy”
I don’t think the word “liked” applies here. It’s like I said to someone after seeing Schindler’s List: “It’s not a movie you watch to be entertained — you watch it to be edified.”
I hope Dr. Metzger rips this guy a new one when he finds out what he did to his “experimental subjects”.
And Admit Jews are integral to Nazi Society?
It’s not like they’d use them for the experiments that actually have a chance of working.
I feel the same way about Schindler’s List. It’s an absolutely amazing and powerful film, and I think everyone should see it, but it’s hard as hell to watch.
There has to be another word that people can use besides ‘like’ to voice their approval of something, especially when it’s message tears at your heartstrings.
Does ‘truth’ work?
If you feel nothing then is it worth reading? I feel sad.
Hellboy had some things to say to Nazis too. Usually with his big stone fist!
Seriously, writing or reading scenes like this isn’t easy nor fun. But they are important to the story.
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