I Get Emails: “AN ODIOUS AND PERFIDIOUS GERMANOPHOBE”
This piece of hate mail came in last night about 1:00 AM and it so funny that I just had to share,
Subject: Re: 10 Lessons We Can Learn From The Rise Of The Nazis
So, what do you think? Is this guy a Nazi who’s offended that I trashed his beloved Third Reich or a German with a persecution complex who can’t deal with the fact that his grandpa was probably hustling people into the gas chamber and getting excited about the idea of subjugating Poland? I’m leaning towards the latter.
Personally, I don’t blame Germans today for what past generations of Germans did. It’s no more their fault than it is the fault of modern Americans that our ancestors kept slaves. That being said, a lot of good people had to die to stop the Axis from butchering and enslaving the world. To whitewash what really happened and pretend that the German people didn’t happily go along with Hitler in murdering Jews and conquering their neighbors, the moment they thought they could get away with it, would be an insult to both the victims of the Nazis and the brave men who gave their lives to stop them.
What Germany, not just Hitler, but Germany did in World War II, will be a stain upon that nation’s honor for the rest of history. That’s not the fault of Germans who weren’t around back then, but it is something they will have to live with.