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Post by pzrmeyer2 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:41 pm

Ok, I'm currently selling my home and am moving across country.

In my office, I have various plaques and regimental colors commemorating my time in the US Army. I also have many books, as well as several models I have built on display. Of course, I've removed all books from my shelves that say "Adolf Hitler", etc, as well as most models. I left one 1/6 scale 251 Hanomag halftrack that has a Balkankreuz. No Swastika in sight. This is the feedvback my realtor got from another:
Hi Amy,

This is a beautiful home, but I was puzzled by the war memorabilia in the upstairs room, and as I am currently working with a Jewish family, I have become quite sensitive to their concerns- I would probably not show a home to them where there was German military insignia. Fortunately I was previewing this home on my own, and my clients were not with me.



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I mean really! Are people that sensitive? I saw many houses in my new location that were decorated quite gay and/or left wing. Can one imagine the response I would receive if I complained? Shows who the tolerant ones really are.
A book on Nazi Germany makes me as Nazi as a book on gardening makes me a gardener, cooking a chef, etc etc. F^&&ing idiots....

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Post by Tom Houlihan » Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:52 pm

If anyone comes to your home before you've packed everything up, then they have to deal with it!

One's interests are one's own, period. Studying WWII doesn't make you a Nazi any more than studying Modern Muslim history makes me an Al-Queada terr!

Get a grip, folks!
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Post by Paddy Keating » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:24 pm

What a turkey.

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Post by Pirx » Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:45 am

If you ever will visit any market with old stuff you may find hundreds of post-wwII artefacts. Polish, Germans, Russians and so on. with eagles, svastikas, red stars (i guess most of them are fake ). So now we know where Nazi fleed after war.... :D
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Re: Absolute Idiocy

Post by Simon H » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:13 am

pzrmeyer2 wrote:Ok, I'm currently selling my home and am moving across country.

In my office, I have various plaques and regimental colors commemorating my time in the US Army. I also have many books, as well as several models I have built on display. Of course, I've removed all books from my shelves that say "Adolf Hitler", etc, as well as most models. I left one 1/6 scale 251 Hanomag halftrack that has a Balkankreuz. No Swastika in sight. This is the feedvback my realtor got from another:
Hi Amy,

This is a beautiful home, but I was puzzled by the war memorabilia in the upstairs room, and as I am currently working with a Jewish family, I have become quite sensitive to their concerns- I would probably not show a home to them where there was German military insignia. Fortunately I was previewing this home on my own, and my clients were not with me.



Dennis

I mean really! Are people that sensitive? I saw many houses in my new location that were decorated quite gay and/or left wing. Can one imagine the response I would receive if I complained? Shows who the tolerant ones really are.
A book on Nazi Germany makes me as Nazi as a book on gardening makes me a gardener, cooking a chef, etc etc. F^&&ing idiots....
I think I'd tell him to stick it where the Sun doesn't shine and get another agent in. It's political correctness gone crazy!
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Post by Leonard » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:19 am

I think I understand. From the time I was a small child reading C. Ryan's books, to high school reading and reporting about Mein Kampf, uniformed people have labeled me a Nazi from time to time.
I really don't get it. I took Soldat to work the other day to read at breaks and I'm sure you can imagine the questions and looks I get. Even my sweet wife ask's "why do you like Hitler so much?" LOL Even though I have as many books about the Pacific theater as I have about the European theater.

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Post by phylo_roadking » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:25 am

Well, I think the term "political corectness" is so messed up in this sort of situation. What SHOULD be politically-correct after sixty-plus years is someone not even recognising a swastika or army cross for what it WAS. Its different for those in the know or with an interest, but I have severe problems with the mind of person who knows so LITTLE as to equate one balkan cross with Adolf Hitler. Its their mind thats closed, and they should 1/ open it and learn enough to have an "informed" opinion, or 2/ not impose an opinion on others at all.
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Post by Rodger Herbst » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:57 am

I suppose some of you remember shortly after the war the big stink that was raised because of the toys of German military vehicles compleat with markings, boy all you seemed to read was how awful and insensetive it was. My thought was like if i don't like a TV program-change the station.
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Post by Rajin Cajun » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:10 am

How pathetic. Bloody hell with the jackass in me I would purchase a giant NSDAP flag and drape myself in it for the Jewish buyers. Its amazing how people will try as hard as possible to find something to bitch about.
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Post by Commissar D, the Evil » Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:36 am

Haha,

Relax guys, the realtor is only trying to make a sale!

For heavens sake, if I were looking at a home with KKK robes in the closet, it would probably put me off buying it. (Depends on the house.)

Panzermeyer2, how many times have I told you to take down the swaztika banner over your bed??? :D :D

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Post by Rodger Herbst » Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:12 pm

Jeezus CoE, Bands down south can't even play "Dixie" at football games

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Post by Commissar D, the Evil » Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:06 pm

Jeezus CoE, Bands down south can't even play "Dixie" at football games
Good, I say "America the Beautiful" is enough for any football game. :wink:

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Post by Rodger Herbst » Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:19 pm

Burn the flag-freedom of expression
But don't let a southener have the right to express his pride in his flag of his ancestors

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Post by Commissar D, the Evil » Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:22 pm

:D

Rodger, I actually like the tune of "Dixie", but you have to admit that it has some "unfortunate" conotations to a section of the public. Since football games are public events, why offend anyone before the game is played?

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Post by Rolf Steiner » Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:07 pm

Not least that dodgy 1970s Elvis live lp!
Commissar D, the Evil wrote::D

Rodger, I actually like the tune of "Dixie", but you have to admit that it has some "unfortunate" conotations to a section of the public.
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