Snoopy T. Goon of blog Simply Jews asked me to review the article “Hitler’s Children” by William Grim. Grim is a white gentile US American who lived in Munich for a number of years. The article was published a year after 9/11, an attack planned in the German city of Hamburg. It is in the aftermath of this then still fresh event in which Grim reassesses the US-German friendship.
In my private meetings with Germans it often happens that they will loosen up after a while and reveal personal opinions and political leanings that were thought to have ceased to exist in a Berlin bunker on April 30 1945. […] Whatever the reason the conversations generally have one or more of these components:
(1) It was unfortunate that America and Germany fought each other in World War II because the real enemy was Russia.
Grim recounts few incidents and as he presents it, readers can’t know how prevailant what attitude is. (1) is very untypical because Germans have a morbid fascination for the Russians. This is in part because the state media attacks all foreign leaders viciously and Russia spends a lot of money into counter-propaganda to unmask some of the lies. Of the Germans who revolt against the mainstream media narrative the stupid ones are often found to gloss over Russia’s dictatorship and to blame all evils in the world on America.
(2) Yes, the Nazis were excessive but terrible things happen during wars and anyway the scope of the Holocaust has been greatly exaggerated by the American media which is dominated by Jews.
(2) is rather fringe. Actual Nazi apologists – whom I call neonazis – are rare. There is, however, an issue with the bombing of Dresden. Germans tell themselves that Nazism would have disappeared anyway without their morals broken through brute force against the wider civilian public. This is bolstered by the globalists who put “international law” above realism.
(3) CNN is controlled by American Jews and is anti-Palestinian. (Yes I know it sounds incredible but even among the most highly intelligent Germans even those with a near-native fluency in English there is the widespread belief that the news network founded by Fidel Castro’s best friend Ted Turner who until recently was married to Hanoi Jane Fonda is a hotbed of pro-Israeli propaganda.)
(3) is standard. A usual Israel story in the news is 90% attack on the Jews and some lipservice like “They have a right to defend themselves.” or some even less comprehensible phrase like “We Germans have a special responsibility.” All the guilt is laid on the feet of the Jews, no explanation or defence is offered, and to send the readers into a frenzy some sort of gag order is insinuated.
(4) Almost all Germans were opposed to the Third Reich and nobody in Germany knew anything about the murder of the Jews but the Jews themselves were really responsible for the Holocaust.
The first part of (4) is very common. The latter half is reimported with the Muslims.
(5) Ariel Sharon is worse than Hitler and the Israelis are Nazis. America supports Israel only because Jews control the American government and media.
(5) is now about Bibi. Since US Republican Barry Goldwater ran for president, the left has effectively established as an unquestioned “truism” that the more Jewish somebody is, the more he is like Hitler.
He recalls the year 2002 as follows.
Synagogues have been firebombed. Jewish cemeteries desecrated. The No. 1 best-selling novel Martin Walser’s Death of a Critic is a thinly-veiled roman a clef containing a vicious anti-Semitic attack on Germany’s best-known literary critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki (who is a survivor of both the Warsaw ghetto and Auschwitz); the Free Democrat Party has unofficially adopted anti-Semitism as a campaign tactic to attract Germany’s sizeable Muslim minority; and German revisionist historians now are beginning to define German perpetration of World War II and the Holocaust not as crimes against humanity but as early battles (with regrettable but understandable excesses) in the Cold War against communism.
I’m not sure what historians he had in mind, but I can confirm the rest. The pseudo-libertarian party FDP had an antisemitic run under the initiative of Jürgen Möllemann. Möllemann was the head of the German-Arabic Society. FDP had once a Jewish leader, Ignatz Bubis, but was never libertarian enough to care about this or that direction. Few people can stand them anyway.
The situation is so bad that German Jews are advised not to wear anything in public that would identify them as Jewish because their safety cannot be guaranteed.
This is more true today than back then. The dubious lobby group Central Council of the Jews in Germany reiterates its warning again and again. When I – a former atheist – became religious again, I felt like I wanted to buy a yarmulke. I ultimately decided against it. Pick your fights wisely!
My thesis is quite simple. While Germany no longer has the military power to enforce the racist ideology of the Nazis and while all extreme manifestations of Nazism are officially outlawed the internal conditions — that is the attitudes worldview and cultural assumptions — that led to the rise of Nazism in Germany are still present because they constitute the basic components of German identity.
I wish I could break up this sentence. The last bit about the identity is where he goes awry. But he hits the nail on an important point. Many who try to build up German patriotism like myself are confronted with accusations. And soon it becomes a comparison between Muslim antisemitism and German antisemitsm. I also ignored German antisemitism longer than the Muslim counterpart, but the longer I think about it the fewer actual differences I can see. The main argument for the Germans is that the violent crimes are rarer. This is true. However, the reason is not a plus, but a minus. Germans don’t have the balls to become violent ever. They don’t even do it to prevent their loved ones from rape. Instead of better morals we only face weaker masculinity. This void is easily filled with alpha male immigrants who do the violence. Real protection only comes with a combination of morals and a toughness to establish and maintain the order. The actual antisemitism is also overshadowed by politicized false accusation from the left against the right.
If you think the Germans are truly sorry for what they did to the Jews think again. There’s never been an official ‘tut mir leid’ offered by the Germans to the victims of the Holocaust and their descendants because that would admit culpability.
This is factually untrue. Many German officials have said sorry. Not all, but some of the officials felt real sorrow. Particularly Konrad Adenauer behaved extremely honorably, much more than can be humanly expected. A true Mensch who almost got killed by Menachem Begin in 1952 because he tried to facilitate payments to Holocaust survivors. Irgun did not accept any payments because they felt it would smack like forgiveness of the unforgivable. Although one innocent policman was killed, Adenauer kept the bombing secret and made up with Tel Aviv behind the doors.
We should also keep in mind that the Arab terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 atrocities did their planning in Germany. There are several reasons for this. The first is the well-known bungling and de-centralized chaos of the German federal bureaucracy. The second is that Arab terrorists can count on a substantial number of Germans who share their anti-American and anti-Semitic views.
I don’t know how bureaucracy plays into organizing flight lessons and razor blades. But I agree that a part of the reason why Arabs get a pass on everything is because their views are not so different from your average German’s views. At least this is true for politics. They are all leftists. The differences come up in family life, religion and public symbols. I wish the contrast were stronger when it comes to democratic values.
He then goes on about the Turkish-German community.
Turkey remains as fragile a democracy as Weimar Germany during the 1920s. It wouldn’t take much for Turkey to fall into the dark side of Muslim extremism.
This was 2002. Now the country has changed as predicted and along that has changed the expat communities in Germany and Europe.
The end result of Muslim immigration into Germany has been twofold: (1) It allows the Germans to feign liberalism and being open to freedom and diversity; and (2) by replacing the Jews they murdered with Muslims who for the most part are as viciously anti-Semitic as were the Nazis the Germans have cynically assured that those few Jews who remain in Germany will be unable to reassert political power even in a minority role.
Conservatives are very outspoken about this pseudo-liberalism that is somehow supposed to redeem the Holocaust (I also call for redemption, but not by suicide). It is also true that Jews have recently been sidelined in public life. In 2002 there were still many public Jews very visible. Most of them retired or died off and are now replaced by a “diversity” cabinet.
After having committed the worst crimes in the history of humankind the Germans were allowed to regain their sovereignty after only ten years…
The Mongols under Ghengis Khan killed 40 million people. The death toll under the Bolsheviks and Maoists is immeasurable. Germans have committed some of the worst crimes, not all.
If there were true justice in the world, Germany would no longer exist as a separate country, but would have long ago had its territory divided up and dispersed among the Allies.
The same people would have the same issues when they were now French, British or Russian. It would probably be even worse. He opposes the EU because it is doomed to fall under German imperialist influence. That prediction has also come true. Despite all the dishonest ideological claptrap many Germans support the EU simply because they know that it is an exploitation of their fellow Europeans. They are just not honest enough to admit it. Brexit had almost let their masks drop. So what difference would it make if the same Germans were now English or French?
The not quoted parts of the text speak of a great anger about German culture and as explained in the intro he links Germans to 9/11 and the pain he felt at the time. His situation reflects the anger many felt after WWI and again after WWII and the heat of such a sentiment let many people express wishes of near extermination (e.g. the Morgenthau Plan). These angry expressions gave and still give rise to conspiracy theories. It is how history comes full circle.
Breathing calmly again, it is worth to recognize that a people won’t go anywhere. For the good qualities of German culture it also shouldn’t go anywhere. Anti-Americanism or anti-Semitism are common all across Europe and must be cured. It is possible as the changed attitude towards homosexuals shows. The way forward is patience, honesty and no excessive, uncontrolled anger….and the left-wing media agencies should stop pouring gasoline into the fire.