Monday, 14 March 2016

Hail the Brown pants

#HailtheBrownpants The Sturmabteilung (SA) also commonly known as the “Brownshirts “ were the  “Storm Troopers “ who functioned as the original paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party.

It played a significant role in Adolf Hitler's rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s. The primary purpose of the group was providing protection for Nazi rallies and assemblies, disrupting the meetings of opposing parties, fighting against the paramilitary units of the opposing parties, especially the Red Front Fighters League of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD), and intimidating Slavic and
Romani citizens, unionists, and Jews – for instance, during the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses.

Later, in 1934 there was a bloody purge and thereafter the Stormtroopers were merged into the Schuzstaffel (SS) to be directly by Hitler and his Nazi party . Now can we see a parallel with the Brownpants here . It’s not a too farfetched analogy because at the core , the concept remains the same . Only place , time and people change.

 History is a very interesting subject . It can warn us against future only if we take the lessons from the past. Recently I have come across views expressed by some people that universities should not teach obsolete subjects like History , Geography , Sociology and other liberal arts because these are the breeding grounds for Naxalism and other anti national thoughts. I can guess the reason for this type of comments and views . They do not want the people to know . They will be happy if all the children of the country grow up only as Engineers , Doctors and MBAs wearing brown pants. And surprisingly there are many who support this theory . Yes, numerically such people will be much more than the population of Germany during Hitler’s time.

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