Re: Unprofessional but meh
"So? This was once Cromwell's country, should everyone living here be blamed for a nasty military dictator long in the past?"
Yes, but are they? To this day I am still amazed by the brilliant PR machine that the Germans employed post WWII. It wasn't the Germans that did all those nasty things during WWII, oh no, it was the Nazis, or better yet the SS or the Gestapo. The Germans were just as much victims as anyone, apparently, victims of the evil Nazis. Every film, TV series, book and video game calls the Germans from 1933-1945 - Nazis, as if they were entirely different race to the indigenous Germans. The Germans managed, somehow, to extricate their name and race from all those abominable acts, and offer up another patsy - a political party.
One wonders if, in another 100 years the history books will record Hitler as having been born in Naziland and annexing Germany first, completely removing the Germans of all culpability.
It's a shame for the Japanese that they didn't have a PR man of Germany's calibre post WWII. All the heinous acts of WWII committed in the East, were simply committed by the Japs. I find that disparity somewhat troubling.