Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

More in my "It's 1938 all over again" series

Davids Medienkritik exists to point out problems with the German media. In an earlier post, that blog brought to our attention the German government's enthusiastic embrace of Paradise Now, a film hagiography of Palestinian homicide bombers, including its decision to pass out pamphlets "explaining" the film to all audience members. Now, Davids Medienkritik has the full story, having actually seen the movie (which the German government helped finance) and reviewed the pamphlet (which the German government issued on its own initiative) in conjunction with the movie. The verdict:

“Paradise Now” is the first openly anti-Semitic film I’ve seen in the German cinema. Joseph Goebbels would have been proud of the numerous Germans who collaborated in its production (the film is distributed by Constantin Film/Munich). He would have praised in glowing terms the fact that the German taxpayer ponied up an essential contribution to the production costs. The materials for discussion of the film in German schools authored by a federal authority from the Central Office for Political Education (BPB) would have met with his grinning approval.
The post has all the details to support this conclusion, and these details are horrifying. It's 1938 all over again. Some previous posts on this subject: It's 1938 all over again Scathing indictment of Europe -- from a German