See this is what I don't understand.
Our generation has been taught one important thing above all others. It's not about religion, sex or table manners. It's that you don't bring up Germany's Nazi past in a conversation with a German if you can't help it. You just Don't Mention The War.
They even have strict laws in former Nazi countries Germany and Austria so that talking about Hitler and the Nazis is now a big taboo. So what does the rest of the world do? They say, ok the Germans have some understandable insecurities about WW2 so let's be nice and all put it behind us and get on with living.
But what happens when something with the slightest Nazi link comes into the limelight? They scream blue murder. The Pope was in the Hitler Youth? Never mind it was probably the proudest moment in his young life, training for what he thought would be in the service of his country. Never mind he did not know about the abuses of the Nazis. Never mind that he was a CHILD. Never mind fighting for your country is a great honour. What do you do for the service of your country may I ask? Play an online Risk game?
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die
German Diner: Now would you please stop talking about the War?
Waiter: Me?? You started it!
German Diner: We did NOT start it!
Waiter: Yes you did, you invaded Poland!
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/11/2009 09:07AM by Hubic Hair.