The Nuremburg rallies and the Israeli raid on the flotilla

I’m not suggesting a moral equivalency. I’m just saying that today before the reading I’m doing tonight, I wanted to see the stadiums where the Nazi party held their notorious rallies, and that it was the same day I learned of the Israeli raid on a flotilla of boats intending to bring humanitarian aid to blockaded Gaza. The Israelis killed, as far as we know, 9 people. I wonder at the persistence of terror, the intransigence of fear and how it leads to more terror, more fear, and on and on.

These images speak to a bleakness I feel.

Stadium1

Stadium2

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All that is left of the platform where Hitler stood addressing the throngs