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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Conchita
« on: May 14, 2014, 12:16:45 AM »
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Conchita
By Luis Gonzalez
The Last Wire


Legendary land of mountains and streams.

Land of open fields and majestic cathedrals.

Home to sultry daughters.

Hedy Lamarr.

Romy Schneider.

Home to long-haired, wild-eyed manly men.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Herbert von Karajan.

Home to warriors both real and make-believe.

Wilhelm von Tegetthoff.

Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Home of thinkers and visionaries.

Hayek and von Mises and Freud.

Austria's national anthem acknowledges the nation's place in the history of mankind. "Since the early days of our ancestors thou hast borne the burden of a high mission."

Austria's mission has apparently taken a left turn somewhere these past 50 years or so.

(The New Yorker Online) In the wee hours of Sunday morning, this year’s Eurovision Song Contest—a pop extravaganza founded in 1956 with the purpose of fostering good relations between neighbors after the violence of the Second World War—drew to a close.

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« Last Edit: May 21, 2014, 06:13:33 PM by Luis Gonzalez »
“[Euthanasia] is what any State medical service has sooner or later got to face. If you are going to be kept alive in institutions run by and paid for by the State, you must accept the State’s right to economize when necessary …” The Ministry of Fear by Graham Green (New York: Penguin Books [1943] 2005, p. 165).

Offline PzLdr

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Re: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Conchita
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 12:07:32 PM »
Austria turned left a long time ago. Adolf Hitler was born in Austria. So was Artur Seyss-Inquart, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Heydrich's successor as head of RSHA
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