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At the 25-year anniversary of the 'German Autumn', there was a docu-drama of the events, and after that an even more interesting documentary. This included an interview with one of the former Second Generation terrorists, who took part in the abduction of Schleyer. S/he (I confuse which interviewed person was it...) told about how they had political debates with Schleyer during the captivity, and how silly he feels they were with hindsight, spouting dogma with full conviction towards a man who was in truth something of a progressive.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Sep 23rd, 2005 at 02:20:43 PM EST
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around 1970. Although I was in the peace movement , I felt things were getting too far with molotov cocktails, guns, explosives and hijackings. That was not my cup of tea. I gradually threw away historicism dogma, accepted economic analysis, balance of power, use of force in limited circumstances, etc.... I thought I grew up and the world became a little better. Socialism? Who cares. I cheered the fall of the Berlin wall. I applauded Ron Reagan for the end of the cold war. I thought I was on the right side of things. Humans are making steady, reasonable progress. We would not make mistakes of the past generation, I thought.

...until we had George Bush. Now I am no longer sure I (we) graduated from anything.

I will become a patissier, God willing.

by tuasfait on Sat Sep 24th, 2005 at 08:35:54 AM EST
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