Yawns from the Hole
- There isn't much to write about in the Hole. I just took a peek.
Apart from endlessly boring school-stuff, they're into their second
decade of long-winded protests against the idea that the heart is not
a pump. The heart is a pump and nothing else, and that's that. The
second decade of endless discussions contain the same old, old shit
in the Unthinkable Unplumbed facility that has lost its stench, and
where no new shit is produced because the residents are all constipated.
One of these constipated ones is Peter S, who now tries to exhume old
shit about "Waldorf in Nazi Germany". He recommends columinous books
on the topic is recommended reading, although these books, alas, put
anthroposophy and Waldorf in a favorable light. A difficult thing to
change even for a wannabe historian if he wasn't there. And he can't
go there via Akasha, because that would corroborate Steiner's
research methods, so concoctions are called for.
That's how all these meaningless words, words, words are spewed from
keyboards through compulsive internet addicts with a grudge and a
chip on their shoulders, while all we really need is a few words by
someone who was physically there in person. Of course I've already
posted this to the Hole - on February 9, 1999, in fact - wow that's
more than seven years ago! No need for us to exhume anything and
discuss it over and over:
Henry Barnes about Waldorf Education and Nazism
"Two of the three guest speakers at that conference were teachers at
the school in Stuttgart, Germany, which Rudolf Steiner had founded in
1919. What they said about the school, and about the view of the
human being on which it was based, stirred me deeply. I determined to
go to Stuttgart - one way or another - but I had already committed
myself to a teaching job for the fall, a position I considered myself
fortunate to have obtained during those Depression years. My even
greater good fortune, however, was that when I told the school's
headmaster that I wanted to leave at the end of the first year to
study this new "Waldorf" education, he smiled wisely and said, "Why
don't you go now and get it out of your system? Then come back to
Choate." As a result, I arrived in Stuttgart eight months after
Hitler had been elected chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933. As
a student in the Waldorf Teacher Training Course, I came to realize
that the Nazi government was gradually tightening a noose in the hope
that the school would sooner or later close on its own."
Incidentally, I signed off my February 1999 WC post with these words:
"To sum it up in a nutshell: This is how Henry Barnes explains how he
was drawn to a Waldorf Nazi meeting in America, hypnotized into the
cult by stealth and shrewdness - "What they said about the school,
and about the view of the human being on which it was based, stirred
me deeply" - and went to Stuttgart to salute Hitler in the Waldorf fashion."
The WC residents probably felt a flush of shame, because this post
passed without comment. Naturally, it was stonewalled and ignored.
And now they discuss this historical period as if Henry Barnes had
never been there, so they can spin their own tales about it.
- Hisholiness wrote:
<snip> The WC residents probably felt a flush of shame, because this
> passed without comment. Naturally, it was stonewalled and ignored.Remember Mr T.? Reminds me of a similar mind set. "I'm gonna get you
> And now they discuss this historical period as if Henry Barnes had
> never been there, so they can spin their own tales about it.
Balboa...Your Mine!" I think I'd rather watch endless re-runs of Rocky
III than re-read all the samn-ole same-ole over there.