Die Welle – The Wave

Shown at The Contemporary as part of an anti-race hate programme, and discussed afterwards, “Die Welle‘ has previously been shown on British tv and is a drama drawing upon a week of classes and events in a Palo Alto high school in the sixties whereby students, incredulous at how the German people could become Nazis, exhibited Nazi behaviour by the end of the course.

The most startling contrast is with the 2016 Referendum in Britain when the British public were swayed by slogans on the side of buses and a fear of the Turks who might join Europe (and that Turkey was next to Syria).
That, and the lack of an ideology in Britain to convey the tests of what living in a free society is, what a free society entitles you to, and the responsibilities to carry to sustain it.

The Contemporary adjoins the Narrow Marsh, the neighbourhood where much of the then radical campaigns and values of first the Luddites, and then the Chartists came, from some 150-200 years ago.

As Trump is being brought closer to being impeached, and more commentators are talking about his sociopathic behaviour, worth reflecting on the conduct of Johnson (that aura that smiles and never frowns) and Cummings, and how they. have had to withdraw on the proroguing of Parliament, which was found to be illegal.

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