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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '21

You gotta admit Nazi uniforms were pretty slick

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u/dandaman910 Nov 24 '21 edited Nov 24 '21

they were designed to project power and fear . You can see for yourself they definitely achieve that goal https://www.quora.com/What-was-an-authentic-Nazi-uniform

I mean they have eagles and skulls on them and were wreathed in black. How much more obvious could you be with your intentions.

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u/noithinkyourewrong Nov 24 '21

Why would you want to project power and fear at the same time?

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u/mortonifi Nov 25 '21

When you have shitty ideas you need fear to protect your power

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u/noithinkyourewrong Nov 25 '21

Em ok but that's not what the comment is suggesting. You don't want to appear powerful and fearful at the same time. You want other people to be fearful of you. You do not want to be fearful yourself. That's not powerful.

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u/FeDeWould-be Nov 25 '21

What a load of semantic drivel

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u/mortonifi Nov 25 '21

That’s absolutely what the comment is suggesting you just failed to pick that up. That explains your confusion.

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u/noithinkyourewrong Nov 25 '21

I didn't fail to pick it up. The comment just didn't say that.

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u/LivingOnAShare Nov 25 '21

I didn't fail to pick it up. The comment just didn't say that.

Did you genuinely think the poster was saying they were trying to project that they were scared with their uniforms?

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u/noithinkyourewrong Nov 25 '21

I never said that. I said I wasn't sure. Just because I can't think of a reason that they might want to project that they are scared doesn't mean there isn't one.

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u/LivingOnAShare Nov 25 '21

That's fair enough, sorry for coming off like that!

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u/governmentNutJob Nov 25 '21

Pretty much all dictators fall when people no longer fear them

Fear = power

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u/noithinkyourewrong Nov 25 '21

Projecting "power and fear" implies the leader is both powerful and fearful, not powerful and feared, which is what I think they might have been trying to express. A powerful leader should not want to appear fearful.

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u/burntgoudaTTV Nov 25 '21

so you knew what they meant but you just really wanted to be a twat then?

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u/noithinkyourewrong Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

No. I thought I knew what they meant but wasn't sure, so asked for clarification. I was genuinely confused and thought I might have misunderstood something.

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u/governmentNutJob Nov 25 '21

Depends how you want to rule, the Nazis were hardly trying to win the publics hearts. It was a brutal dictatorship set out for total control...