Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

And while I'm pointlessly kvetching

This AP headline made me laugh:

Germany vows to remember Nazi crimes

Okay, I know what it's about -- it's a very noble "we will never forget this shameful chapter in our history" bit -- but the headline, I dunno, the way it's phrased, it sorta reads like the already forgot, and they've, you know, vowed to remember. Like "Uncle Hank vows to remember where he left his keys".

"We, the people of Germany, know that there WERE some Nazi crimes. We can't exactly recall what they were, but we feel certain they were very serious, and we vow here this day, on our national honor and our individual strength of character, to go to the library later today and look them up. We will not rest until we ask Old Franz down at the tire shop if he happens to remember them. And before God and the community of nations, this we swear: we're going to write them down this time, and put them someplace where we won't lose them again, so we don't have to go through this whole big thing every couple of years."
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