Brickbat: No Room for Nazis


'The Sound of Music'
'The Sound of Music,' Fox

In New York City, LaGuardia High School Principal Lisa Mars reportedly banned flags with the swastika and other Nazi symbols from a production of The Sound of Music. After a local newspaper began looking into the ban, the city Department of Education said the symbols would be used in two scenes in the play.

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  1. Also, their upcoming play about Harriet Tubman has cut out all references to slavery.

    1. Their production of How The Grinch Stole Christmas doesn’t have stealing, a Grinch or Christmas.

      1. “How Some Guy Refused to Pay for Hanukkah” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

    2. Too soon for white people playing black slaves?

  2. Mars did not respond to requests for comment.

    You know who else won’t return requests for comment anymore?

    1. George H.W. Bush? Too soon?

    2. The Internet Engineering Task Force?

      1. Lol

    3. Julius Cesar?

    4. God?


  3. In the summer of 2016, more than 7,000 people signed an online petition complaining Mars pushed test scores and academics at the expense of the school’s core mission of encouraging young artists.

    Well, academics not including world history.

    1. Academics is so 1950’s.

      1. Sputnik-science for the boys

        Home-Ec for the girls

        1. Too elitist;
          Drafting and machine shop for the boys, Distributive education and home economics for the girls.
          (For those under 70, distributive education trained girls to be cashiers and counter clerks in department stores)
          (For those under 60, department stores were large retail establishments where there were large numbers of clerks, who not only knew the specifics of every item sold in their department, they were generally familiar with the location of all merchandise in the store. Additionally, they were capable of correctly counting back change)

          1. What’s change?

  4. I applaud the idea of erasing Nazis from history, but then I’m a Holocaust denier. Glad to see the Left joining forces with us white supremacists! We’ve already got them applauding segregation for the Negroes and the weaker sex on college campuses and destroying any public evidence that slavery and prejudice ever happened, now we can make a move on those dirty Jews.

    1. I wish there were more satire and less truth in that statement.

      1. True; Jerry skids around the truth a lot.

  5. Can’t they replace the swastika with hammer and sickle?

    1. No, I think they will have the Bad Guys wearing M.A.G.A. hats: Make Austria Great Again.

      1. More like Make Austria Germany Again – – – – –

        1. Make Austrians Germans Again!

  6. Let’s eliminate that racist Iago from any performances of Othello.

  7. For those who don’t know. We are talking about the High School for Performing Arts. The school the show Fame was based on. It’s not your run of the mill high school. Students expect a high level of professionalism when it comes to performance, and how the performance looks. Students are right to be pissed about how the school is being administrated now.

  8. I would suggest watching the Extra History Youtube video where they discussed this topic. They decided to use the Iron Cross symbol instead of the swastika so that their history videos on WWII would not be censored in Europe.

    If they decided to use the more obscure Iron Cross flag, I would find it a nuisance, but acceptable. However, you can’t just pretend that the Nazis didn’t exist. These are the villains for crying out loud

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