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Friday, June 04, 2004
Every War With Fascism
I have been extremely remiss in not linking to this absolutely amazing (and nicely translated) interview with Marek Edelman over at Chrenkoff. This is exactly the sort of attitude and general outlook on life we definitely need more of these days. A teaser:
Interviewer: But there are people who say it's [Iraq] not our business.
Edelman: And whose business is it? Every war with fascism is our business. In 1939 there were also many people who said that the war in Poland was not their war, and what happened? Great nations fell because politicians listened to those who were saying that it's not worth dying for Gdansk [Danzig]. If only we'd intervened militarily after Hitler re-entered Rhineland we probably would not have had the war and the Holocaust.
Interviewer: Many people do understand that, but they don't understand why the Americans have to go to the other side of the world and fight over Iraq now.
Edelman: And why did they go to Europe then? Who defeated Hitler and saved Europe from fascism? The French? No, the Americans did. We thanked them then because they saved us. Today we criticise them because they're saving somebody else.
I love this guy and until I read this interview I had no idea he even existed. Read the whole thing and give it some thought. I think we can all learn something from Mr. Edelman. I have added this to Ideas That Stand The Test Of Time (right sidebar).