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Negative comments about your jackets from others

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by MeachamLake, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    I was just thinking about that the other day. Was going through random Wikipedia articles on the Nazi high command until suddenly, this pure, clear realization hit me like a ton of bricks about how those people were crazy. Crazy as in genuinely crazy. Clinically mental. Ill. And that's why they lost the war. War they would, without a shred of a doubt win if they weren't complete, demented psychopathic lunatics. Like, kind of people that'd spend their entire lives in a mental facilities in this day and age. But back then, somehow they got together and ran a country. One that can do so, so much. . .

    It was a battle between good and evil. But maybe even more between sanity and madness. Madness in its purest form.
     
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  2. navetsea

    navetsea One Too Many

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    michael jackson's taste in leather jackets, now that was crazy... amazing artist icon and all, but his leather jackets... and the way he wore them with the sleeves scrunched up his forearm... insanity.
     
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  3. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Practically Family

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    I remember seeing two of his leather jackets for sale in a store called Chess King, at the mall, in the 1980s. I think one was the Thriller jacket and the other was one he wore in a Pepsi commercial, it was black and white.

    - Ian
     
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  4. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    @Monitor, yeah, absolutely, 100% agree with you. These people were morons, thugs, criminals and bullies. Many of them were acting on the impulses of their insecurities about themselves.
    And the thing is, if you read the memoirs of professional soldiers (mainly generals and admirals) who weren't actually Nazi's, you can see the point where they switched from thinking that they can 'roll' with these incompetents, to the breaking point where they realize they are dealing with vindictive idiots/psychopaths. By then it was too late, and the Nazis were purging the infrastructure of the state of people who might realize they were incompetent and replacing them with star struck yes-men idiots (case in point, Hitlers secretaries who must have seen Hitler acting out/irrational all along but believed in him right up till he shot himself). I think we can explain that by cognitive dissonance; so many people didn't want to wake up to the truth because they had invested themselves in the Nazi lunacy, so even when the gig was up, they doubled down on their beliefs. Typical cult behavior, we see it all the time.
    And of course, never forget 'the banality of evil'; the simple fact that most people just wanted to get on with their day-to-day lives and were more than happy to just leave everything up to the Nazi government and abdicate responsibility for what the Nazis were doing (and this is why I feel empathy but no regret for carpet bombing German cities- they made a choice to let Hitler do what he did, same as Japan. And to be honest, look how good they've had it since they lost. If Germany and Japan had won the war, they wouldn't be rich and powerful world economies with high standards of living, they'd have murdered their export markets!).
     
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  5. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Agreed, and it's not just cult behavior. I see it every day. There is much more to this, but it seems to be a tactic of those who don't take personal responsibility for their behavior. After all these years of seeing and being subjected to this behavior, I still smh at it.
     
  6. Worf

    Worf I'll Lock Up

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    Any nation that wishes to remain a nation must have "bright legions". Man is a violent animal long as there are men there will be war. I'm not sayin' it's a right or just way to live... it is just the way it is.. mebbe the way we're made.

    Worf
     
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