28646, I'm not sure I like the connection being made|
Posted by Chike, Fri Feb-25-05 10:38 AM
between the holocaust in Namibia and the Nazis. Foretaste? Only in the sense of seeing the brutality of Europe as a whole throughout the colonial period as symbolized in the turning-to-do-it-at-home of the Jewish holocaust.
I'm uncomfortable because people are very happy to see the Nazis as an unprecedented anomaly in terms of levels of evil, and regardless of whether or not that's justified, to speak as if one can connect Germany's evil in Namibia to what is perceived as an anomaly distorts one's appreciation for the evil of Europe as a whole in Africa.