Well, K-dog, this is what you get when you criticize people for being doctrinaire, ignorant, imperialistic and... well... typically German:
Krugginator - I get German hatemail. Quote:
Basically, the incoming missives take two forms:
1. Obscenities, in both English and German
2. Bitter accusations of persecution, along the lines of “As a Jew you should know the dangers of demonizing a people.” Because criticizing a nation’s economic ideology is just like declaring its people subhuman.
The latter is hilarious. German politicians, press, and apparently even the masses in general conversation have spent the past several years demonizing their Mediterranean fellow Eurozone nations for being corrupt, and lazy, and selfish, and untrustworthy.*
It's even more hilarious because in living memory the Germans were actually demons, who murdered 20 million people and left all of Europe a smoking ruin, and who got onboard the Euro project early as an attempt to petition to rejoin the human race.
Again, these are letter-writers, and hardly representative. But Germany’s sense of victimization does seem real, and is a big problem for its neighbors.
Yes, because the last time the Germans felt all victimized they murdered 20 million people and left all of Europe a smoking ruin.
* - But not in the German way of being corrupt (taking payoffs for arms deals, working with murderous third-world dictators, bailing out banks with taxpayer money), lazy (not lifting a fucking finger to help the poor), selfish (thinking the entire Eurozone is German property and not willing to share power with anyone but a French puppet state), or untrustworthy (being unable to be left in a position of power without fucking everything up).
Each of these is a universal human sin, but yet the Germans consider themselves so damn saintly. That's the essence of their national malignant narcissism.