Relativism, the idea that truth is a historically conditioned notion that does not transcend cultural boundaries, has existed since the Greek era, some years ago. Cultural relativism, the opposite of the idea that moral truth is universal and objective, contends there is no such thing as absolute right and wrong.
Lesnoix for The Saker blog One can fault the British for many things but not for their sense of humour. Some time ago I saw a sketch by the comedy duo Mitchell and Webb. They played two German soldiers, sitting in a fortified position at the front, enjoying the relative quiet of the moment.
They were dressed in SS uniforms. In that typically British roundabout way of starting an awkward conversation one of them begins to talk about their uniforms. He has noticed something odd, something off-kilter. Their uniforms have skulls on them.
So he asks the other one why that would be. In the following discussion they try to come up with positive associations with skulls. They try to find a valid reason why their uniforms would have skulls on them.
Off course they are the bad guys. That is a mistake though. It needs exploring because it goes to the root of why good men are capable of doing, or supporting, great evil. It had a long tradition in the German army and before that in the Prussian army. It was used by the hussars for example on their hats.
One likely reason the SS used it was to tap into this history, to present themselves not as something completely new but as a new way of continuing old German traditions or if you like as one of different ways they tried to legitimize themselves as part of German society.
Nor were the Germans the only ones to use it, nor was it a purely military thing. Skulls have had many symbolic meanings throughout human history. Judging historical use with a narrow contemporary view will lead to wrong conclusions. You have your bad guys.
Given that we are conditioned to view the world in absolutes that also gives you your good guys. If one side is bad, the other must be good. They had lost the first world war, a war they felt was forced upon them by other countries.
They had requested an armistice, believed they were promised a fair settlement and were then betrayed at Versailles.
It follows that, according to cultural relativism, we cannot object to Hitler and Nazism, Mayan infant sacrifice, China’s massacre of students in Tiananmen Square, South Africa’s apartheid, genital mutilation (i.e., female circumcision) of young girls in Africa, and so on, because each of these practices is justified by the worldview within. Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler Volume One - A Reckoning Chapter XII: The First Period of Development of the National Socialist German Workers' Party. year-old Jack Harris (above) fought and died at Gallipoli. The family's vicar, Everard la Touche, wanted Jack to go to war. The vicar believed the war was a battle of good versus evil.
Some, maybe most, believed that the war was not lost at the front by the army but back home by spineless politicians. The exorbitant reparations they were forced to pay drove the country into economic misery.
In other words, Germans largely felt themselves to be the victims of injustice.This website provides responsible criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report by senior military, intelligence and government officials.
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There wouldn't be much of a need for continuous counting, since we could rest assured that the national debt we are immorally laying on the backs of future generations will once again more than double over the next 8 years to 40 trillion dollars, if the same elite group of Masters continue to rule over and oppress their hapless victims that live on American plantations.
Mar 14, · Was Adolft Hitler responsible for the Holocaust? Hitler was responsible because he was Germany's leader at that time. But I think it's a mistake to blame only Hitler.
Everyone who participated in it was responsible. We are experiencing some problems, please try pfmlures.com: Resolved. I say we let Emily Rose Nauert (or Marshall) keep whatever money she “earns” through GoFundMe or any other sob story ventures of hers.
We should also let her milk any psychological sympathy she can from fellow antifa and SJWs, plus any media outlets brave or dumb enough to support a woman who said she wanted to “scalp” “Nazis” prior to participating in the antifa attempts at.
year-old Jack Harris (above) fought and died at Gallipoli. The family's vicar, Everard la Touche, wanted Jack to go to war. The vicar believed the war was a battle of good versus evil.