A group of historical re-enactors (I really want to put that in quotes, because I’m not personally convinced they are) have been having a yearly party at a German restaurant in Minneapolis, MN. Pictures have surfaced of them-and the restaurant-dressed up as Nazis. Swastika flags adorn the walls and people are dressed in Germany WWII-era uniforms.
First off, I am really curious who the bad guy is when playing “cowboys and Indians”. But more importantly, especially to this thread, is that this event is not “educating” anybody. I’m not sure how a group of like-minded individuals at a closed private party are going to be educating anybody by dressing up as Nazis and hanging swastikas on the walls.
Let me go back a couple steps and say that I don’t understand the historical re-enactors at all. Those who get dressed to re-enact the Civil War battles. I just don’t get the appeal and the themes that go along with it. The thing with the Civil War is that at least any person who was in that war is now dead. WW2? Not so much.
I’m not saying take away these folks’ free speech or right to associate or do whatever they are doing. I’m just saying that I’m judging them as either being really, EXTREMELY, socially inept. Or just plain Neo-Nazis. I’m really not seeing the middle ground here.