why don't ya knock it off with the nazi **** with walter, dude. he's one of the most polite people on this forum. unlike some others.
you are doing him a disservice and embarrassing yourself.
Reread my post. I referred to the fact that there are countries today that goose step when marching.
I am not, nor ever was, making references to Nazis, in CONTEXT of Walter. However, Germany, and many of its citizens treat WWII, and its atrocities, as ancient history, especially when it comes to the Israel/Palestinean issues. Too many Germans today seem to forget that there would be no Israel, if there were no German Final Solution. It is only the possible lack of specific memory, that I REMIND Walter, since so many of his fellow Germans seem to think as if the Israelis landed from Mars to bother the Palestineans and Arabs. No, they came from the Displaced Persons that survived the Final Solution. Cause and effect!
Yes, Walter does act like a gentleman on the forum. But, I think it appropriate that German nationals are REMINDED that Jews have not forgotten what Nazis did (not Walter), since the problems in Israel are a direct result of that Nazi regime. If nice non-German Gentiles want to avoid that history, and make Walter feel at home on the forum, that is fine. I would not ever try to get others to take my viewpoint, since one has to be a Jew (aka, Jewish), I believe, to understand the depth of emotion of having one-third of one's ethnic group (not racial mind you) hunted down to be exterminated ONLY SIXTY-FIVE YEARS AGO. Proselytize manners to me in two, or three hundred years. You do not hear me lamenting the Spanish Inquisition's treatment of Jews. Too much time has past. But sixty-five years? Be a nice Gentile, and do not tell me to forget something so recent, when so many German citizens truly have no remorse for killing off a segment of their citizenry for demented reasons.
Lastly, I am only communicating to Walter for the purpose of Walter being a messenger of sorts to other Germans. The message being that perhaps American Jews are not as docile, as many of those ex-Soviet Jews that are settling in Germany, and (the American Jews) have not forgotten the Final Solution.
Walter I am sure, is a nice person, that I would like for a neighbor. But, he may have earned the right to be my messenger when he posted months ago that his family were "free farmers" going back to the late Middle Ages. Such awareness of one's German roots won that privilege.