August 31, 2009

You have to root out the monsters in their homeland first

Sir Stefan Wagstyl should perhaps have expanded the title “Stalin still looms large over eastern Europe” with the “because he still looms large over Russia” August 31. Wagstyl rightly points us to see that the way countries victimized by foreign monsters can overcome such events starts with how the monsters´ homelands overcome being just that. Since Germany has done so much more in accepting the horrendous realities of a Hitler, than Russia those of Stalin, Germany has been more able to overcome its own demons and shames, and, consequentially the world has been much more able not to hold it against it. Besides, these monster´s, if not pulled out completely, with all their roots, can rot and infect and propagate.