Context, context and Nazis

Discussion in 'SF Open Government' started by Doreen, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Doreen Valued Senior Member

    With the following post Skinwalker closed down the thread
    The Good of Nazi Germany.

    [My bold]
    I realized the bolded portion had bothered me, though I agreed with every sentence in Skinwalker's post
    I didn't take into account context.

    In the context of a thread saying that Nazi Germany had good qualities, criticism of Jewish organizations means something very different than the same criticism in a thread on Zionism or Israeli or the plight of the Palestinians.

    In such a thread, I do not think one is obligated to take criticism in a tree by tree rather than forest level way.

    Someone may naively hop in and not think of the context, but in the context of a thread defending Nazi Germany even justified criticism of Jewish Organizations becomes justification for, well, you know.

    This same contextual awareness should also be included when threads on a wide variety of topics basically imply that US foreign policy, for example, is justified because of this or that assertion in the Koran.
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  3. davesalasa Registered Member

    I like Jews, personally

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