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Featured is it OK to quote Hitler on your FB?

Discussion in 'Politics Discussion' started by Aspergers_Aspie, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. TheGuyWithTheTacoma

    TheGuyWithTheTacoma Well-Known Member

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    For historical references, yes. Any other time, it is best to avoid making any type of Nazi references. I am guilty of the latter...

    For example, I think that DUI checkpoints are unconstitutional and regularly refer to them as "Nazi checkpoints." Anytime the police or any type of authority figures do anything I deem to be unconstitutional or unfair, I compare them to Nazis.

    Another example would be mall cops who are a little too overzealous in their enforcement of No Photography rules at shopping malls. I call them "Mall Nazis" and "Rent-a-Nazis"...
     
  2. Judge

    Judge Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Maybe. Given the OP has only responded with a single post about being an "anti-Nazi", this doesn't seem to be entirely clear. Perhaps he can volunteer more insight into what he was really asking.

    What is clear is that Facebook's CEO was quite blunt in publicly testifying before Congress that they don't want to censor much of anything of a political nature, regardless of content. Opening the door for posters whether their agenda involves an academic and historical discussion of National Socialism, or a purely ideological discussion which is bound to bring out both those who vehemently support or oppose it.

    Essentially if one has no interest in hearing about this subject for any reason at all, their only option is to avoid Facebook. Though personally I'm an advocate of avoiding social media like Facebook on general principle.
     
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  3. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    I have never heard of that rule. What is the rationale behind it?
     
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  5. zurb

    zurb Eschewer of Obfuscation

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    Is it OK for me to quote Hitler on my FB?
    Is it OK for someone else to quote Hitler on their FB?
    How should I respond if someone quotes Hitler on their FB?
    What are FB’s rules if someone quotes Hitler on their FB?
    I suspect these questions would get very different responses (not opposites, hopefully complementary).
    I think everyone thought you were asking the first one, but I’m now not sure you were.
     
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  6. TheGuyWithTheTacoma

    TheGuyWithTheTacoma Well-Known Member

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    I ask myself that same question just about everyday...

    I'm not even sure mall security knows the reason; They're just paid to enforce rules nobody likes, which is why mall cops are right up there with meter maids and parking enforcement tow truck drivers on the list of most hated people/professions.
     
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    Streetwise very cautious contributor V.I.P Member

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    It could be copyright or a patent infringement ,like when a couturier doesn't want you to take a photograph of their dress , infringements in the UK are blatant! specifically involving packaging from McVitie's biscuit(cookie and cracker) manufacturer Iam astounded they do not sue the copying is so obvious
     
  8. Aspergers_Aspie

    Aspergers_Aspie Active Member

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    First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—

    Because I was not a socialist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
     
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    "First they came ..." is the poetic form of a prose post-war confession first made in German in 1946 by the German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984). It is about the cowardice of German intellectuals and certain clergy (including, by his own admission, Niemöller himself) following the Nazis' rise to power and subsequent incremental purging of their chosen targets, group after group. Many variations and adaptations in the spirit of the original have been published in the English language. It deals with themes of persecution, guilt, repentance, and responsibility.
    First they came ... - Wikipedia...

    Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Lutheran pastor in Germany.
    He emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler
    and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

    He is perhaps best remembered for his postwar words,
    “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out…”
    Martin Niemöller: "First they came for the Socialists..."