Germany to Britain: Forget the War
Did Germany not wreak havoc on Britain during the Second World War? According to German Foreign Minister Joschka Fisher, the British should get over it.
Speaking on a bbc radio show, The Today Program, Fisher accused the British media of keeping alive antiquated images of Germany. “If you want to learn how the traditional Prussian goose-step works, you have to watch British tv, because in Germany, in the younger generation—even in my generation—nobody knows how to perform it,” he said (Deutsche Welle, October 28). World-war antagonist Germany is now the victim of British memories of its militarism?
The usual homespun pacifists could not agree more. London’s Independent ran this: “The root of the problem is … an ingrained tendency, even—perhaps especially—among young Britons, to affirm their national identity by crowing about old victories and doing a defeated enemy down. Do we really have nothing better, nothing more recent, to feel good about?” (October 21).
This cultural quandary was elevated front and center as Queen Elizabeth prepared for a historic visit to Germany. Bild, the biggest national German newspaper, ran a front-page story asking if the Queen should not apologize for British war-time bombings. Only in the politically correct 21st century could such a proposition be put forward. It is as if defending yourself from a tyrannical government intent on subjecting you to national slavery has become an offense.
The British, deceived by a biased press before the Second World War, are today a shadow of their former selves, and the Germans, eerily mirroring the 1930s, wax strong with each economic, political, cultural and militaristic achievement.
Bible prophecy points to the final outcome of this ancient Anglo-German relationship: The Germans will lead the world into one final conflagration, and Britain will be swept away with it. To learn more about these prophecies, request our free booklet Germany and the Holy Roman Empire.