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You're Right, Mexi,


I feel both thankful to you and a little sheepish. If I live another 30 years (unlikely at my age), I may not see an argument summarized more eloquently or thoughtfully than you did:

"We, as a society, have become so desensitized that video clips like this have become comedic fodder while completely overlooking the horrible events of the Holocaust."

You understood where I was coming from, although, unfortunately, I overreacted. It was, as you said, the "casual, almost trivial, use of this video clip" that set me off. And yet, since the Holocaust smashed the hopes of civilization on the rocks of barbarity, I believe there's a significant risk in using any reference to Hitler, however ridiculous, in making a satirical point.

Since I first discovered it, I've read Bruins Nation avidly because it reminds me of how I felt as a UCLA freshman: that change was possible. I hope in my earlier post I didn't seem upset with anyone in particular (and certainly not Nestor, to whom I and all BN readers owe a great deal). I am surprised, though, that anyone would think my post was related to something as trivial as April Fool's Day. I simply think the use of some catastrophic events, like the rise of Hitler, is generally bound to fail in ANY attempt at satire.

Again, thank you, Mexi, for helping me place my feelings in a larger context. I hope to continue contributing whatever — and whenever — I can to Bruins Nation.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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