Comic 625 - Temporal Local Colour
8th Apr 2021, 12:00 AM in The Butterfly Ruby Heist - Part 1
Temporal Local Colour
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
Riots and violent clashes of groups of different ideological factions were common in the Weimar Republic, which explains why Cleo registered the mention of one in the newspaper as just "background noise".
(Though I have to admit that it's perhaps a little bit of artistic license here: The Golden Twenties were actually a more calmer time within this historical era.)
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Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
Let's not forget, this was the climax - and almost last days- of modern age. The International style (Bauhaus was just a part within it), also the peak of the ambivalent Lebensreform, etc. But things got really rough in Berlin below the surface.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Yes of course, (as is probably always the case) stuff were far more nuanced than "it was all good" or "it was or all bad".
Parts of culture were thriving and reaching new heights, but coexisting were certain other parts that would eventually cause a major shit-show.
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
I am doin an online lecture (if it doesn't cancelled) about the lifereform/ Jugendstil and it's influence on psychedelic art in may. Maybe you like to book for it.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
That's definitely a topic I would be interested in, and you can give me the info regarding how and when to attend.

However, I'll soon be in a time-consuming course of berufliche Weiterbildung, which means I am not sure if I can attend your lecture.
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
It will be only on one day, about two hours. I'll send the dates as soon as they got confirmed. It works rather smootly over zoom.
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
This homing weapon is held off by strategizing!

Also after having been in America under Trump one now wonders if the communists weren't simply the logical counterreaction to fascists.

Knowing that the nazis are still out there (and on Comic Fury among other places), my long-term personal goal is to be able to [redacted]. You know my hobbies and I'll be damned if I see my country fall to the weak-minded pawns of authoritarians. Resistance starts at home.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
What I was trying to convey was that the homing weapon in the background is coming closer and closer...

The current political situation (In the US, but also elsewhere) often tends to be compared with Weimar Germany in particular, which is of course a very scary notion.
(History repeats - however, while certain patterns certainly reemerge again and again, this obviously does't mean that history has to repeat exactly as previously.)