The wit and wisdom (if any can be found) of Shane Bradley.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Idiots of the week

Some people have no idea about the sacrifices made 60 years ago to free Europe from the evil that was Nazi Germany. A couple in Mannering Park on the NSW Central Coast have been flying the Nazi swastika from their flagpole, apparently without any knowledge of what the flag was:

The offending flag's owners, Darren Mackay and Jenni Duncombe, claim they bought the flag from Morisset Markets for $10 and hoisted it up the flagpole about a week ago as a bit of fun.

They have now refused to remove the flag after Ms Duncombe claimed an angry neighbour threatened to hurt her and her baby if it was not taken down.

Ms Duncombe claimed yesterday she did not realise the significance of the Nazi flag until the controversy erupted.

She said her four-month-old daughter Breeana enjoyed watching the brightly coloured flag blow around in the breeze.

Geez, it's only one of the most hated symbols of history. Dont you think you could find something a bit more appropriate for your daughter to look at? What were you learning in school? Haven't you seen Schindler's List or Saving Private Ryan? Band of Brothers?

However, threats of violence should not be condoned, either. That's just acting like Nazis.