Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Cold steel

As the Burschenschafter say in the intervals of slashing themselves and preparing careers in rightwing politics, lieber als des Hofrats Segen war mir des blanken Säbels Schlag. (Roughly, "More than the professor's blessing I loved the drawn sabre's stroke") We see here, for example, that the sword still seems to hold a special place in the violent imagination - as "Camilla's Killers" demonstrated in July, 2004 and the chap who caused the Forest Gate raid further showed by seeking out the leader's address. Curious..

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