« on: September 19, 2012, 09:12:37 AM »
So should we europeans still be furious at Germany for all the crimes their nazi regime did against us during WW2? Should we take to the streets and smash Mercedes and BMWs?
Oh, great, a politics discussion on CR :-)
Being German I'd say Germany has a horrible record for looking for war crimes after 1945 - the companies and bureaucrats were needed to run the post-war government - and the allies didn't press for it because they needed a stable West Germany in the cold war.
But recently the tide has turned and many corporations that are anxious for their public image opened the books on their past, well, the people involved are dead anyway. Looking at Japan I can say that general consensus in Germany is that Japan lacks way behind in discovering their failures in the past. Imho some pressure on Japanese companies is quite understandable, it might be the only way to influence their politicians.
Worst part is that these demonstrations and riots are silently supported by the chinese government.
... afaik the protest are mainly a diversion for the current changes in their top hierarchy? If so, it shouldn't be long until we can resume discussing the real important issues like how many af points the 6d should have had :-p