Ah, in my youth sounds of music emanated from Germany and the sight of marching bands with Swastika banners flowing above were common. Even in New York City, Nazi groups marched through our streets and their blasting music of power and war pushed through our hearts and turned away the sounds of peace. These days in Germany neo-Nazi groups are the rage in music. Of course, they represent a minority, but one that can stir feelings of hate and anger toward Muslim immigrants. Ironically, Muslims are even more hated than that other group–oh, those Jews–who once suffered from the sound of warlike music. Interior ministers from 16 regional states in Germany will shortly employ the music capacity of the mobile phone-based music identification service, Shazam which can select the name of a band from a short sample picked up via the phone’s microphone.
Police could use this information to recognize neo-Nazi music being played on Internet radio stations. The goal is to prevent the music being played at gatherings. One can halt the music being played, but one can not halt the music being played at some place and some time. Music can never be silenced, but music desires can change with education and a commitment to society.
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Over 100,000 people were in the streets of Kiev in the Ukraine. They were chanting against the decision by their government to forsake an opportunity to enter the European Union and opt for life under the benign rule of Vladimir Putin. The protesters were furious at the decision by Viktor Yanukovych to crumble under the threats of Putin and turn his back to the European Union and its offer of working in a modern economy that would offer citizens of the Ukraine opportunities to work in many nations. The EU offers work opportunities in the western world rather than a future in which high paying jobs would not be available. The Putin economy is centered on oil and gas work, the European Union is a modern society in which nations focus on work centered in high tech.
It is not surprising that over thousands were chanting “we want Europe, we want freedom.” There is a possibility that revolution may soon arrive in the Ukraine.
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There are moments in history when forces representing the flow of history toward a bright future are derailed by forces of reaction an hatred. Silvio Berlusconi has for years fought on the side of human rights and social justice, but due to prejudice and hatred has been forced from the right to pursue his quest for justice to all Italians. He was finally confronted by the powers arraingned around Hate. Parliament voted to throw him out on charges of tax fraud. He is now back on the streets of infamy and left alone with only a few billion dollars of spending money. As Silvio so aptly noted: “it’s a day they are toasting because they can take an adversary, they say a friend, in front of the execution’s squad. It’s the day they have been waiting for for twenty years.”
OK, Silvio is gone because he believes in the right of pudgy old men with lots of money being able to seduce young girls lacking the same. So, what is so wrong with having sex with a teenager? Got me. It just goes to show how Italian law discriminates against those with money.
To the barricades! Fight for human freedom! Fight under the banner of fraud and sex!!
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