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Hitler’s willing suicides – the German kamikaze

Fascism has repeatedly been defeated but it doesn’t usually surrender. It denies its defeat, it hangs on every last thread of hope, it sends every last one of its heroes to their deaths and it uses the citizens in peacetime as it does the soldiers at war: as mere means …

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Kamikaze – Who they were, why they died

“Every time one country gets something, another soon has it. One country gets radar, but soon all have it. One gets a new type of engine or plane, then another gets it. But the Japs have got the kamikaze boys, and nobody else is going to get that, because nobody …

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Justification of violence in Buddhism

“If ordered to march: tramp, tramp or shoot: bang, bang. This is the manifestation of the highest wisdom of enlightenment. The unity of Zen and war … extends to the farthest reaches of the holy war now under way.” Harada Daiun Sogaku, Zen Master, 1939 Brian Daizen Victoria, by writing …

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North Korea – Totalitarianism and the police state

“A society where individual life is absolutely pointless, and where everything that is not absolutely compulsory is absolutely forbidden” Christopher Hitchens, Why Orwell Matters (2003) Under Kim Il Sung North Korea morphed into an archetypal Nationalistic Stalinist state, and it was in this form that it managed to survive without …

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