Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Disgusting Attacks on Gunter Grass

Why No Sympathy for the Palestinians?

The German writer Gunter Grass (The Tin Drum) had already predicted the response to his poem in SdZ. There is no reason to be surprised, but there is every reason to be disgusted. Within Germany both the elite and a layer of the population by their words and actions appear to have accepted the disgraceful Goldhagen thesis whereby all German were guilty for the crimes of the Third Reich. This thesis has now been developed further: all Germans are guilty for eternity for the crimes of the Third Reich.

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1 comment:

  1. A reasonable point. But lets remember, people still blast the US for its dealings with the native americans and slavery, both which are mostly in the past. No one I know has ever owned a slave or mistreated a NA. Yet we are often castigated for such "collective guilt". (especially southerners;))