Saturday, June 11, 2005

I wonder how the German’s felt?

I wonder how the German’s felt? I’m thinking of those who lived in Germany in the 1930’s but who were opposed to war and to torture, who did not consider themselves to be obermensch. Call them Democrats if you like. Their elected leadership opted out of the Geneva Convention, justified torture, stated they would not be subject to a World Court, and continued to manufacture land mines, poison gas, and biological weapons. Did those Democrats wonder why the the rest of the world remained silent in the face of such flagrant disreguard for the rules of civilization? Did they wonder why the World permitted their leaders to invade country after country? And stunned by the World’s refusal to act, did they fear that they, too, had no choice but to behave like animals?

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