Originally posted by niteboy82
reply to post by forestlady
Exactly, and ever since the Vatican II there has been a downhill slide in Popes.
I have absolutely no problem with what Maher said, and in reality its a shame that he didn't bring in the idea of a Hitler Youth member hanging out
in the US with the grandbaby of a WWII profiteer.
People always assume "Nazi" with "hating Jews" where as in all logical likelyhood many GERMAN (IE not Nazi) had no problem with Jews, or anyone,
and probably had no idea what was happening in concentration camps. Top Nazi members knew, and the SS was fully aware, however the majority of lowly
Nazi party members (someone who subscribed to Nazi ideologies) had no idea either..
The Pope was a kid in WWII, he was conscripted into a German military order under the Nazi Party.
This does not make him a Jew hating murderer like such ignorant assumptions have been made on the board.
Hitler also put many Catholics into these camps..
But in the end, Nationalism won the day, the Germans fought for the Father Land, not to murder Jews, and not for Hitler, but for national pride and
revenge to the other European nations who purposefully embarrassed them.
There are two sides to every war, and in regards to history we only read one side's view of everything, where as in reality there is a lot that can
be said from the German perspective..
However willful ignorance will impede many from even attempting to make a true understanding of a historic event when it is so damn easy to nod in
agreement with what a biased school book tell us.
To the topic at hand: The guys comments where rude, insensitive and ignorant. However it is HIS show, HIS audience and YOUR right to agree or
disagree or even turn the TV off. This nation is founded on the basic principles of Human rights, one of which is Free Speech. He has the right to
say what ever he wishes, and just for saying his own view be it politically correct enough or not for the over sensitive, he does not deserve to be
fired. I know I will never watch his show, but then again I don't have a TV so I wouldn't to begin with.. and of course I could also point out that
it is programming like this which is WHY I do not have TV.
Take control of your minds people.