Saturday, August 12, 2006

Kulturpunkt: FYI...I suppose

Apparently, Günter Grass served in the Waffen-SS. After he couldn't get into the U-boat corps of the Kriegsmarine. I know: one can't get into the military service with a long history of attacking civilian vessels and civilian support vessels with stealth weapons, so he goes for the service with a (relatively) brief history of outright genocide. Shocking. Really. It was a long time ago, but I find it interesting that we've had forty years (or so) of moral outrage from this chap over Germany and its NSDAP past, while he was a "veteran" of the Waffen-SS. Not exactly the biggest fan of logical consistency, is he?

Then again, I've read The Tin Drum. I'm not surprised.


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