Thursday, January 20, 2005

Another Harry update 

The saga of young prince Harry and his confusing Wehrmacht/SS uniform continues to plod along. In the most bizarre development yet

"Hindus in Britain have launched a campaign to 'redeem' the swastika from its Nazi past and reclaim it as the symbol of life and fortune it once was.

"The swastika is a 5000-year-old symbol that has been used for centuries by Hindus and Buddhists to denote good luck, but because of the Nazis it has come to symbolise hate, anti-Semitism, violence, death and murder...

"Ramesh Kallidai, of the Hindu Forum, is planning pro-swastika awareness workshops for every region of Britain with a large seminar in London."
Fortunately for workers and farmers, no such campaign to reclaim hammer and sickle has to be launched as no one sees need to "redeem" them from their communist past.

Meanwhile, Mark Steyn thinks we have
lost the sense of proportion:

"Worrying about a minor Royal schoolboy's alleged Nazi bent seems something of an indulgence at a time when the neo-Nazis get as many votes in Saxony's elections as Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democratic Party; when from Marseilles to Paris, Jews are being attacked and their homes, schools, kosher butchers, synagogues and cemeteries burnt and desecrated in a low-level intifada that's been going on so long the political establishment now accepts it as a normal feature of French life; and when the Berlin police advise Jews not to go out in public wearing any identifying marks of their faith."
In the current climate of opinion it might have been as unwise of prince Harry to wear an Israeli Defence Force uniform, because as we all know "the Israelis are now behaving just like the Nazis did", or an American military uniform for that matter, because, well, Bush=Hitler, end of story.


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