visual, and a song to play




Jewish criminals, as opposed to Jews not even accused of any specific crime, had a very high survival rate in Auschwitz, the world’s first mechanized death camp that was also a  massive slave labor camp.   Bayer was one of several German corporations that rented prisoners from the SS for $1 a day.  

“The leader’s word has the force of law.”  In the case of the Third Reich, that leader was an insane mass murderer who committed suicide after ranting that all Germans deserved death because they had failed him.   We also have to do something about this principle here in the United States, the shit really has gotten out of hand.

Forget all that, I just liked the way these images look.   Take out your tenor ukulele and play this beautiful hymn, popularized by Cat Stevens, a beloved star of the late sixties who, years after his conversion to Islam, was put on the NO FLY LIST by Bush and Cheney.    The tune is lovely and not terribly hard to master (the red notes are selected melody notes to keep you on track).  Remember it’s in 3/4, like a waltz without the oom-pah-pah.   You should play it in good health, as my grandmother used to say.


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