Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rat Vs. Squirrel

Inglorious Basterds - the new offering from Quentin Tarantino. Loved the movie so much that ended up watching it twice in theater. Awesome script and direction. Brad Pit was good, but I liked the acting of Colonel Hans Landa most. Among all, the analogy between rats and squirrel with reference to Jews and Germans were the best.

“Unless some fool is stupid enough to try and handle a live one, rats don’t make it a practice of biting human beings. Rats were the cause of the bubonic plague, but that was some time ago…I propose to you any disease a rat could spread, a squirrel could equally carry. Yet I assume you don’t share the same animosity with squirrels that you do with rats…yet, they are both rodents, are they not? And except for the fact that one has a bit bushy tail, while the other has a long repugnant tail of rodent skin, they even look rather alike.”
As it can be implied from this analogy that it was the hatred for Jews which united Germans (Nazis) most rather than the feeling of belonging to the same nation. The same still applies even 65 years after the reign of Hitler, and the evils the world is facing.

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