Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday ramblings

Last night, PBS broadcast a documentary on Hans Litten. I had never heard of him and thought I had reached the end of my interest in the Nazis and their barbaric regime. But I was mesmerized and moved to tears.

Thoughts are free:

Thoughts are free, who can guess them?
They flee by like nocturnal shadows.
No man can know them, no hunter can shoot them
with powder and lead: Thoughts are free!
I think what I want, and what delights me,
still always reticent, and as it is suitable.
My wish and desire, no one can deny me
and so it will always be: Thoughts are free!

http://www.lisaescott.com/forum/2011/08/27/thoughts-are-free-hans-litten-hitlers-nemesis

Hans Achim Litten (June 19, 1903 – February 5, 1938) was a German lawyer who represented opponents of the Nazis at important political trials between 1929 and 1932, defending the rights of workers during the Weimar Republic

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Litten
http://surviving-history.blogspot.com/2011/06/hans-litten-man-who-took-hitler-to.html

Trailers for "Mr. Turner." from the always insightful blog "Lines and Colors" with links to more reviews: http://linesandcolors.com/2014/05/16/trailers-for-mr-turner/

Photographs, fakes and the demise of the educated eye from: http://artwatch.org.uk/

Fifty Shades
"In a world where pop superstars perform in flashy costumes, stiletto heels, and headset mikes, with giant screens broadcasting their every move......he emergence of a countertype was all but inevitable...."
http://hyperallergic.com/177139/fifty-shades-of-lana-del-rey/

All Art Friday - every piece a gem: http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2015/01/all-art-friday_23.html

1 comment:

Phil Sterdt said...

I can across your blog my father was defended by Litten in Germany