One person says the phrase “Polish death camp”, a phrase referring to an unfortunate event that is geographically correct. It offends everyone in Poland. Another person spells continental name of our country wrong in a promotional product - except it really wasn’t him, it was…
This really, really, really offends me. My Jewish friend tried to tell me that Poland was just as much responsible and evil to the Jews as the Germans were (which in itself is incorrect as many of the Germans were not into all that anyway). The Polish people were persecuted by the Nazis as well - up until the day he died, my grandpa loathed Germany. Poland was forced into having concentration camps. The Poles tried their hardest to keep the Nazis out of their beloved country. Their horsemen rode up to fucking tanks and dropped grenades in those fuckers. Remember, the camp was called Auschwitz - you can’t get more German than a name like that. The Nazis didn’t just try to exterminate Jewish people, but also the gypsies, the disabled, the old, Polish people, and whoever else Hitler decided to fuck over. People these days like to gloss over that fact.
“What I really fear is time. That’s the devil: whipping us on when we’d rather loll, so the present sprints by, impossible to grasp, and all is suddenly past, a past that won’t hold still, that slides into these inauthentic tales. My past- it doesn’t feel real in the slightest. The person who inhabited it is not me. It’s as if the present me is constantly dissolving. There’s that line from Heraclitus: ‘No man steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.’ That’s quite right. We enjoy this illusion of continuity, and we call it memory. Which explains, perhaps, why our worst fear isn’t the end of life but the end of memories.”—Tom Rachman, TheImperfectionists, p. 37
"End" as in the world explodes or something and ceases to exist? or the human race disappears? The Earth could be some post-apocalyptic waste plant for awhile. Or y’know, maybe all this doomsday stuff is just for story plot. Although, I do think we’re having a negative effect on the planet… I dunno man. I suppose humans will fuck up somehow, but then maybe we’ll have another ice age. I’d much prefer ice to fire.