posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 08:17 PM
reply to post by opethPA
I'm wondering what is the end game behind a century of deliberate destruction of Germany?
I don't feel sympathy for nazis but I do feel sympathy for the German people-most of whom were not nazis.
I have German friends and they have told me about what their country has gone through:
The Treaty of Versailles placed all the blame for WW 1 on Germany and demanded Germany pay 100 million marks-in gold-to its enemies. The German
economy collapsed and paved the way for Hitler. The Allies liberated Germany, and in doing so, bombed over 160 towns and cities, most notably Hamburg
and Dresden. Then the Allies allowed the Communists to have half of Germany and brutally occupy it for decades. The invading Soviets raped 1/3 of
German women. As others in this thread have pointed out, the Allies forced captured soldiers and civilians into open-air camps where at least half
million starved to death-this doesn't count the others who starved to death in their homes. The Aliies dismantled numerous factories in Western
Germany and simply stole them.
The Germans are still carrying enormous amounts of guilt for what their countrymen and ancestors did. They are still paying reparations for World War
2. They just finished paying off the debt for World War 1.
Now that the Euro is collapsing, the world is demanding that Germany foot the bill and bail out the other European nations. Angela Merkel is being
called a nazi because she's resisting.
Hollywood and video games constantly tell us that Germans were (and therefore still are) merciless subhumans who kill for no reason. I don't think
they're some kind of "super race," but I don't think they're the Devil either, and maybe we should think about if we want to continue to single
out and punish a group of people for the rest of time.