Archive for April, 2007
I’ve always associated the name Gabriel with the guy with wings and a horn.
Blow, Gabriel! Blow! is one of the great hits in Cole Porter’s Anything Goes.
“Blow, Gabriel! blow!
Come on and blow, Gabriel, blow!
I wanna join your happy band.”
Now the name has a new connotation. There’s a Gabriel who plays in a band that I […]
There was an actor
who was a member of the Nazi Party,
who acted in propaganda films
and denounced colleagues to the Gestapo,
causing them to be deported and executed,
and who continued his career after the war
with not one word of regret.
Said actor was used onstage
by Austria’s top dramatist
and Germany’s top director of drama
to expose Nazi thought and spirit
„Man muß für den Direktor (Claus) Peymann … sein.”
- Christoph Braendle, Die Weltwoche, Nr. 45, 10 Nov. 1988
Claus Peymann: „…zu gewöhnlichen Mördern, die töten, nachdem sie eine Frau vergewaltigt haben oder die töten, um sich zu bereichern. Diese Terroristen (Bader-Meinhoff) haben getötet, weil sie glaubten, mit ihren Morden etwas gegen die Ermordung von hunderttausenden […]
On April 16, 2007 Seung-Hui Cho a student at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA, massacred 32 students and teachers before taking his own life.
This is his motivation according to his manifesto: “Your Mercedes wasn’t enough, you brats! Your golden necklaces weren’t enough, you snobs. Your trust funds wasn’t enough. Your vodka and cognac wasn’t […]
Various Shifts at the Vatican
According to NeverAgain.Org, the Vatican gave sanctuary to 477 Jews in 1943 after the allied invasion of Italy and the German takeover of Northern Italy. Kudos are due for this humane action. The action was known as the “J-Shift.”
In 1945, after the surrender of Nazi Germany, sanctuary ceased to be a […]
Question: “What would you as a bishop advise the mother of a 11-year-old girl who has been raped?
Bishop Andreas Laun: “It has to be absurd to think that one can remove or cure the trauma of long abuse by the second trauma of abortion. The opposite is the case: The girl would be even more […]
Austria is to Germany what Ireland is to England. In the Land of the Southern Cousin, the language is more lilting, and that’s where the talent and the imagination are. Charmers and flatterers are good at creating fantasy, but do not always adhere to the truth. Fantasy may sometimes be far from the truth, but […]