One of the most bigoted statements I've read on these forums, congratulations.rote fahne wrote:i will never trust germans. never.
Why are you using their software then? You are in effect in a German house right now.
Seriously you two crawl so far down the same dammed hole I believe starts every war.
Most of the time, people/nations start war because they think they've identified a source of evil; of course they are just trying to make themselves feel better, and get more power.
Hitler didn't see himself as evil, he saw other races as evil.
In the USA people mostly see the wars as a reaction to terrorism. The concept of terrorism as an unorganized under equipped army in reaction to an injustice is mostly ignored in favor of religious fanaticism being the reason for Al Qaeda/terrorist attacks etc. The reason for that is simple really, it's the same reason people like you think that the USA is the only reason for injustice in the world. It's easy and common for members of a gang to point fingers at the biggest most obvious bully and claim he is the reason they were all raping the girl. They will talk about his rise to power and how he mistreated them, that they are victims of his strength and brutality. It's easier for americans to think of the Afghanis and Iraqis as fanatics rather than victims, it's easier for you and myrnova to think of the USA as like Nazi Germany, when we are mostly just like the British, French and Spanish empires. We are a typically European approach to solving foreign economic and civil disputes, conquer and instal people who depend on us for "help".
Back to the the German quote. Studies have shown that most people obey authority. This isn't a cultural thing it's a human trait. We are programmed to try to get along, to be part of a society.
Germans IMO experienced a sort of national Stockholm Syndrome when Hitler seized all power. That he got into power in the first place isn't that strange, nationalist ultra right wing conservatives have been pretty much in power around the world in various degrees of 'republican , democrat, conservative' etc. forever. The slow dissolving of human rights, and the removal of 'undesirables' was a gradual process, not overnight, and really didn't kick in to high gear until the war started, which of course they were told was a defensive war. To say 80 million are untrustworthy on a public forum run by germans, to support a german company who make a piece of software you own? well that's exactly the kind of stereotyping cultural racism that the nazis preached.