Today’s Nazis, or: Today’s Jews

A ‘Septolet’

Hitler's Nazis murdered

Putin's propagandists declare
The West- 
  -today's Nazis;
  -today's Jews.


The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

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When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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27 thoughts on “Today’s Nazis, or: Today’s Jews”

  1. The Jews in the second world war never started a war against another country. Beautiful poem, I like the form of the Septolet.

  2. I think itโ€™s easy from the outside to be confused how anyone can believe this, but then I think how even in simple every day thingsโ€“like how โ€œhealthyโ€ that cereal is or how good for your hair this shampoo isโ€“itโ€™s super easy to just believe things without questioning them. Itโ€™s rather worrying that some people in Russia believe this, but I also understand a little bit how theyโ€™re in that situation

    1. โค Jordyn โค ~ yeah – the truth is, it took a long time to get people brainwashed to this extent. Good propaganda takes years to seep in. You have to change people's perceptions very slowly and subtly, throwing in just enough truth to make your lies seems plausible. That's one of the reasons that Hitler's "final solution" didn't happen right away – it took years of dehumanizing the Jews to the point that society didn't question their mass disappearance.

    1. Yeah – I’ve been listening to clips of Russian state TV, and it’s quite mind-blowing… the things they say with utter seriousness range from absurd to flabbergastingly horrible.

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