REV: End of Month Reviews #75 - March 2010 [spoilers]

Scott Eiler seiler at
Sat May 1 18:56:39 PDT 2010

On May 1, 7:11 pm, Andrew Perron <pwer... at> wrote:
> On Sat, 1 May 2010 02:36:23 +0000 (UTC), Tom Russell wrote:
> > On Apr 30, 6:24 pm, Saxon Brenton <saxonbren... at> wrote:
> >> The second - "'It wouldn't be very patriotic of me
> >> to say that I hated my mother and father for sending me away.'" - brought
> >> me up short in wonderment.  How did she get away with that in communist
> >> East Germany?
> > Um... er...
> > Well, there's a reason why I said I wasn't one hundred percent happy
> > with this one. :-/
> Honestly, I liked it - her ambiguity was very interesting.  And the fact
> that she's not directly making a statement would provide some leeway for
> the authorities - *if* they wanted to avoid doing her in.

I'm with Andrew on this one.  This statement makes good sense, when
coming from an East German who's being interviewed after the fall of
East Germany.  Maybe the proper phrase in English would be, "It
wouldn't have been very patriotic if..." - but hey, there might be
language issues.

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