Wednesday, March 16, 2005

You started it. You did. You invaded Poland!

John Cleese had his own way of being diplomatic as Mr.Fawlty in Fawlty Towers. Snippet from conversation between Mr.Fawlty and his German guests: "Stop it! Can't you see my wife is upset?", "You started it", "No we didn't", "Yes you did. You invaded Poland". Or at least something along those lines. So do we punish the Germans forever for past mistakes? Do we punish all nationals of a country where serious wrong doing was comitted in the past?

I was reading somewhere about someone who had "been there, done that" when it came to WWII movies. Should we stop making movies like Shindlers List and give the Germans a second chance? Or should we keep reminding ourselves that Europeans are not innocent, so what right do we have to judge others?

Whichever, I think we should give the Germans, the French, the Muslims, and everyone else a chance, and blame the people who where to blame and not the innocent individuals.


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