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"Rise of the Nazis" BBC2. Rather familiar today!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by CollieSlave, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. CollieSlave

    CollieSlave Active Member

    My wife and I are watching this excellent series. It is part original film, and part dramatization with a commentary. It is quite disturbing how often the commentary could well apply to Boris and his cohorts - indeed we have got into the habit of saying to each other "Boris" as some particular part of the commentary seemed relevant to what we see and hear at Westminster and on media (initially we would say "sounds like Boris" but this has been abbreviated to "Boris" to minimize interruptions to what we are watching).
    And the actor portraying Himmler bears a distinctly unsettling resemblance to Rees-Mogg!!
     
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  2. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    The big bairn couldn't score so he picked his ball up and went home.
     
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I think it was ever thus. Certainly the Romans had similar feelings and actions. Clans in Scotland did a good job of trying to wipe each other out. The Near East Far East did/does a good job in ethnic cleansing. It's everywhere, then and now.
     
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  4. TheFatControlleR

    TheFatControlleR :Devil's Advocaat: Forum Admin

    We'be had any number of these [programmes, I suspect the timing of this one is not coincidental.
     
  5. CollieSlave

    CollieSlave Active Member

    Of course it's not coincidental as every sensible person knows the BBC plans months ahead to subvert and undermine the government of the day!
     
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  6. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    I think that the issue is rather that Reees-Mogg bears a distinctly unsettling resemblance to Himmler, in more ways than one.
     
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  7. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    How dare you insult...


    ...poor old Heinrich? Doesn't he have enough to contend with when people noise around his lack in the knickers department? :confused:
     
  8. TheFatControlleR

    TheFatControlleR :Devil's Advocaat: Forum Admin

    Took their time. They've had nine years with this lot.
     
  9. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    That's about right. 'Mein Kampf' was written in 1925 and 'The night of the long knives' was in 1934.
     
  10. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    I had to dig out and refer to my (inherited) pre-war English translation copy of Mein Kampf a few weeks ago in relation to another forum thread, and one consistent similarity between its contents and the current Brexit 'debate' is the need to blame all our problems on somebody else... Perhaps this is always the easiest and quickest way to build up the membership.
     
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  11. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    What, women's knickers and not underpants?
    Spike Milligan reckoned Hitler stood up in his car because he suffered badly from Piles. The piece of paper Chamberlain was holding when he came back from Germany, was a script for haemorrhoid ointment. Unfortunately, the chemist hated Hitler and gave him a triple-strength laxative, thereby causing WW2!
     
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  12. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Probably. But I think it was a typo, and should have read "knackers". ;)
     
  13. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    History does not repeat itself but it rhymes.
    Sadly I have to credit Mark Twaine for this truism. Too obvious to mention? Maybe?
     
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  14. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Caught up with part 2 last night.

    It really is chilling to see how democracy can be wiped out by the democratic process.
    When the next election campaign comes up, I think this series should be paraded as what happens when a 'chancellor' decides to do what they want rather than what parliament wants.
     
  15. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    We need to be reminded from time to time just how fragile democracy is.

    Good orators like the late tony Ben and perhaps Reese Mogg can make even the most gross concepts sound reasonable while they are speaking.
    On reflection, later, you see it was all smoke and mirrors.
    But they major, on coating everything in popularism to disguise their agenda, and can fool many people, much of the time.
    Their trick is to anathematise any critical thinking, with the honey of self interest.
     
  16. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    It seems that whenever a country is at a low ebb the extremists come in and take charge in the name of the people.
    Emperor Ming to Flash Gordon- I can make you ruler of the earth, following their recent traumas they will be more pliable...(or something along those lines):eek:
     
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  17. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    How many Tory MPs have quit since parliament was prowronged* compared to the same number of days before?

    *Scottish spelling:p;)
     

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