I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard people make fun of Germans. More often than not the joke involves a horrible German accent and an association with Nazism done in very poor taste. It’s one of the most unfair and weakest attempts at humor I know of.
What does one do when one is born into such a situation? We have no control over the circumstances we’re born into. I know more than a few Germans, all of who are fantastic folks who I’m honored and blessed to know. I couldn’t, for the life of me, imagine them being associated with Nazism.
All that said, I wasn’t at all surprised to read this article about a German man ripping the head off of the wax figure of Adolf Hitler during it’s premier at the Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in Berlin. I can only imagine the rage the poor guy must’ve felt when he saw the wax figure of the man who pretty much brought a curse down upon his entire nation. I can only imagine…
Making fun of people over something they have no control over is definitely worth pausing over. It’s something to consider.