Germany: You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up

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    Pics at site. Note no mention that Einstein had to flee Germany to stay alive. That alone should have tipped them off.

    Note too, a failure to mention that much of their 'economic woes' are from the insistance on being a 'nanny state.'

    http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/11/26/wnazi26.xml

     
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    for Einstein, I disagree.

    He made a lot of his works when he was in Germany.

    Van Gogh painted a lot and his greatest pictures in France, but he is for everybody a great dutch painter, no one will contest it or will say that if he wasn't in France he would had paint maybe not so great paints (it's just an example)
     
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    Did you read the history of that slogan? Somehow I doubt that Einstein would feel all warm and fuzzy being 'quoted' from an old Nazi campaign slogan. What part of this are you missing here PE?
     
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    Einstein had quite a dislike for Germany later in his life.
    I doubt he is a good example at all.

    former Nazi slogan or not, I like the campaign.
     
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    And they call us, 'Nationalistic.' How can you say that? First the Nazi thing, even without that, the Einstein problem. :dunno:
     
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    Germany has a problem with too many peaceloving whiny self hating
    critics.

    Thats why reminding the citizens of the reasons to be proud to be a German
    without being a Nazi is a good thing.

    Its unfortunate that Hitlers propaganda used the slogan once before ( and hilarious too :crutch: )

    Instead of pity me, peacefull no balls dropped lets pacify Islam approach I prefer nationalism.

    As it says in next to my avatar, I am a minority in Germany.

    In Germany nationalism/patriotism is equated often with being a Nazi.
    This is crap, because I aint no fan of Hitler or genocide or torture
    and other crimes that went down during the 1000 year Reich.

    But these days even you demand more action from the peace loving Germans. This campaign emphasizes things that Americans would hardly
    find nationalistic to begin with.

    Once they force children to sing the National anthym in school and they build
    camps for the resettlement of Turks then you might have reason to worry.

    So why do you dislike the campaign ?
     
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    It's not so much disliking as feeling that it is not addressing any of the problems. I'd be more encouraged to see a combination of 'doing it for yourself, for the good of the nation' and 'stepping up to our world duties.' I'm not in PR. :laugh:

    As an outsider, more importantly an outsider that cannot speak the language, what I see as Germany's core problems are nanny state and pacificism, the latter probably a result of post WWII.
     

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