October 29, 2010 – Triumph of the Will.

You can learn sometimes from something so disgusting.

Today I give away the Nazi propaganda “documentary” Triumph of the Will.

It’s amazing to watch this film today, and realize how many of the tools used in this piece are still used today. Something to think about, as we prepare to vote next Tuesday.

This DVD is reminding me that I’m probably not spending enough time (especially here in Texas) working on some political cause or candidate I could be helping change things…for all of us.

I’m trying to keep political ramblings off this blog as much as possible. (If you care to understand my political philosophy, I’m more likely to post that stuff here.)

But the current state of politics IS something I’m worried about. I don’t know how we can go from an event like 9/11, where the world was troubled and on our side, to turn into an Islam-hating political climate. And I don’t know how we can go from the optimism and togetherness the last presidential election brought, to a point where we can mock people for “that hope-y, chang-y thing” just 2 years later.

Here’s to what brings us together. And to optimism.

Let’s see if we can’t find a little again.

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