What the Shed Looks At

Saturday, August 29, 2009

National anthems...

This guy obviously doesn't have a good grasp of english, but...

"Germany is a strange country today....
If you hear songs from 1914-1918 or 1933-1945, you are called "nazi", "facist", "extreme right" and people look at you like you're a mutant.
If you sing the national anthem with pride, the same happens. (lyrics)

I'm no nazi, but I can't understand why our laws forbid us to hear those songs. They say we "would be affected by those songs and propaganda"....
I think, if german teachers would listen to the "hard" songs with us in school and talk about them and how they were used as propaganda less german kids would go to NPD or other neonazi parties.

All things happened, created, done and people lived during the first half of the 20th century are BAD from the view of most germans.
They were told this way over 40 years by our politicians. Germany lacks a real patriotic and democratic party since we're living in this democracy.
Let's hope the future will bring us a better way to digest our past."

Has anyone even listened to our own national anthem? Star Spangled Banner

"Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: 'In God is our trust.
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!'"



1 comment:

  1. Yeah, oddly enough, Germany seems to be more irrational then the US in its current state of conservatism.