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(The Big Story)   Thai University finally Googles the name "Hitler" after it displays banner with Mein Führer and Superman next to each other   (bigstory.ap.org) divider line 16
    More: Followup, Hitler, Thai, Superman, Simon Wiesenthal Center, hate-mongers, Nazi salute, Gypsies  
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2013-07-15 12:31:47 PM  
2 votes:
I figured that their acceptance of Hitler's likeness may come from the fact that Hitler co-opted the Swastika, a symbol that most Thai people probably recognize, and used it. They see him using that symbol and think "Hey it's a symbol that means good, and he uses it, so he must have been good also."  But not fully knowing Hitler's history they don't quite understand what he stood for. And lets face it, as far as history goes, most people don't care or learn about history that didn't impact their people or people living around them.
2013-07-15 12:15:52 PM  
2 votes:
www.aerojockey.com
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-07-15 11:54:26 AM  
2 votes:
It's Asia.  Hitler just isn't such a big deal there.

I guess Asians just need to recognize that the west is the center of the universe.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-07-15 12:59:53 PM  
1 votes:
Nana's Vibrator:

How far east did those concentration camps need to be?  It's 5,000 miles from Auschwitz to Bangkok, and 4200 miles from Auschwitz to Eastern US.  Tel Aviv is even closer.  If Nazis had pushed their camps another 400+ miles east would it be less funny?  Or am I missing the point entirely and folks in Thailand think Hitler's funny compared to some of the local Asian governments and their atrocities?  I'm lost.

Maybe Westerners care more about Hitler than about Pol Pot because he killed their kind of people.  Maybe Hitler is as obscure to Asians as Pol Pot is to westerners for the same reason.

It has always irked me that people seem to think that the people Hitler killed are more valuable and important than Rwandans or Cambodians, Kurds, Native Americans and all the others.


I wonder how many Europeans would recognize a picture of Pol Pot without a caption?
2013-07-15 12:39:27 PM  
1 votes:

FrancoFile: Nana's Vibrator: vpb: It's Asia.  Hitler just isn't such a big deal there.

I guess Asians just need to recognize that the west is the center of the universe.

How far east did those concentration camps need to be?  It's 5,000 miles from Auschwitz to Bangkok, and 4200 miles from Auschwitz to Eastern US.  Tel Aviv is even closer.  If Nazis had pushed their camps another 400+ miles east would it be less funny?  Or am I missing the point entirely and folks in Thailand think Hitler's funny compared to some of the local Asian governments and their atrocities?  I'm lost.

Asian cultures can be incredibly insular, if not outright xenophobic.  Confucianism and Buddhism are both to blame for that.  China is the center of the universe and always will be, etc.  Read TFA - most of the history curriculum at that university relates to the history of the Thai kings.  Hitler is just one of those silly white people that they don't care about.


Center of the universe? Interestingly, that's pretty much how the Chinese word for 'China' translates: 'Zhongguo' = 'central nation'.
2013-07-15 12:32:13 PM  
1 votes:

FrancoFile: Asian cultures can be incredibly insular, if not outright xenophobic. Confucianism and Buddhism are both to blame for that. China is the center of the universe and always will be, etc.


Well, thanks for generalizing the shiat out of my culture.
2013-07-15 12:27:09 PM  
1 votes:

Nana's Vibrator: vpb: It's Asia.  Hitler just isn't such a big deal there.

I guess Asians just need to recognize that the west is the center of the universe.

How far east did those concentration camps need to be?  It's 5,000 miles from Auschwitz to Bangkok, and 4200 miles from Auschwitz to Eastern US.  Tel Aviv is even closer.  If Nazis had pushed their camps another 400+ miles east would it be less funny?  Or am I missing the point entirely and folks in Thailand think Hitler's funny compared to some of the local Asian governments and their atrocities?  I'm lost.


Asian cultures can be incredibly insular, if not outright xenophobic.  Confucianism and Buddhism are both to blame for that.  China is the center of the universe and always will be, etc.  Read TFA - most of the history curriculum at that university relates to the history of the Thai kings.  Hitler is just one of those silly white people that they don't care about.
2013-07-15 12:21:51 PM  
1 votes:

vpb: It's Asia.  Hitler just isn't such a big deal there.

I guess Asians just need to recognize that the west is the center of the universe.


How far east did those concentration camps need to be?  It's 5,000 miles from Auschwitz to Bangkok, and 4200 miles from Auschwitz to Eastern US.  Tel Aviv is even closer.  If Nazis had pushed their camps another 400+ miles east would it be less funny?  Or am I missing the point entirely and folks in Thailand think Hitler's funny compared to some of the local Asian governments and their atrocities?  I'm lost.
2013-07-15 12:19:17 PM  
1 votes:
Aka Thai University inadvertently discovers that the creator of Superman original wrote him as an indestructible Emperor over the lowly peons called earthlings.  Then the comic book industry told him to write a hero instead
2013-07-15 12:16:02 PM  
1 votes:
www.opsecnews.com

Operation Paperclip

Maybe they know Hitler's brain was transplanted into the USA?
2013-07-15 12:12:22 PM  
1 votes:
Fun fact: Most of the planet doesn't give a shiat about Hitler or the holocaust
2013-07-15 11:32:26 AM  
1 votes:
LMGTFY:

i.imgur.com
2013-07-15 11:30:43 AM  
1 votes:
no photo of the banner?  Bad article. Bad!
2013-07-15 11:26:15 AM  
1 votes:
TFA: The study of history in the Thai school system revolves primarily around the history of Thailand and its long line of kings. World history is glossed over, with little or no mention of the Holocaust.

Well there's yer problem.
2013-07-15 11:16:02 AM  
1 votes:
Hitler is just another comic book bad guy, I saw him fighting Captain America!
2013-07-15 10:58:12 AM  
1 votes:
From a CNN article in 2012:

http://travel.cnn.com/bangkok/life/hitler-chic-trend-138530
 CNN - Bangkok'shiatler chic' trend riles tourists, Israeli envoy


Thai youth are strutting around in T-shirts bearing cartoonish images of the Nazi dictator. Critics blame it on ignorance

Cartoon pandas, Teletubbies, Ronald McDonald. At first glance they don't seem to have much in common beyond a certain childlike quality. But during a visit to Bangkok you may discover another trait these popular cultural icons now share: their resemblance to Adolf Hitler.


In the Thai capital's latest outbreak of Nazi chic, pandas, Teletubbies and Ronald have metamorphosed into cutesy alter egos of the Führer, who seems to exert a childlike fascination over some young Thais.

i.cdn.travel.cnn.com
 
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