Mudcat Café message #1782658 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92871   Message #1782658
Posted By: GUEST,Jim
13-Jul-06 - 10:51 AM
Thread Name: What's wrong with this song?
Subject: RE: What's wrong with this song?
Mike Miller said,"It was, once, perfectly appropriate to refer to Krauts, Heinies and Nips." Racist terms for "The Enemy", like Gooks during the Vietnam Era and Towelheads or Sand Niggers during the current conflict, are a way of making them seem less than human. I think that this is necessary if your job killing. How easy would it be to kill someone if you thought of them as just another scared kid jsut like you, perhaps who'd been drafted without really understanding why. Much easier if you think of them as Godless devils.