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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Oh, did anyone ever tell you democracy was easy sailing?
    Of course not, but trying millions of people for murder because they elected an asshole is absurd. Your viewpoint is so extreme that not even extremists can get behind it.
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Considering you want to try all Germans born prior to 1939 with murder, I guess it doesn't matter what he did or didn't do, does it?
    Oh, you think killing someone involves the same level of criminal content as condoning it or verbal encouragement? That leads me to wonder.

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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Oh, you think killing someone involves the same level of criminal content as condoning it or verbal encouragement? That leads me to wonder.
    Name one time in history an entire populace has been convicted of murder in a court of law for electing an asshole. You have zero precedent whatsoever and you're pulling things out of your ass.
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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Considering you want to try all Germans born prior to 1939 with murder, I guess it doesn't matter what he did or didn't do, does it?



    That may be your view, but some people, including me, believe that old age shouldn't give anyone who committed war crimes amnesty.

    I have no pity for any of those criminals.




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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    So 19 year old boys, who were not even old enough to vote for anyone 1933, are responsible for the actions of his/her government? I do not think so. Also, serving in the military was hardly voluntary when it came to Hitler and his government.

    Also, the way Hitler gained power was not really democratically. Hitler was also not the owner of the SA, the leader of the SA was Rohm, someone who was killed on Hilter's orders in the night of the long knives because the SA was threatening the supreme power of Hitler within the NSDAP.
    He got about a third of the vote and the two thirds allowed him to have power. This is the man who had publish the bestseller Mein Kampf. 'Ever read the tomb? Allowing that man to gain power was criminal. Of course, not every German was equally criminal just like not every member of the mafia is equally responsible for each murder.

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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    With that attitude you and your family would have been shot. Good luck
    Probably. I once lived a few houses down from a lady whose uncle and his wife were hanged on meat hooks, because they had stood up against the Führer. You are right. The choice is sometimes rather nasty. That is mitigating but does not decriminalize mass murder nor paying for it to happen.

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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    That may be your view, but some people, including me, believe that old age shouldn't give anyone who committed war crimes amnesty.

    I have no pity for any of those criminals.




    IOW: If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. ~ Baretta
    I think you've misunderstood. JoG went past wanting to try criminals and wants to try all Germans for murder that were of voting age when Hitler came to power.

    Does that represent what you believe?
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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Of course not, but trying millions of people for murder because they elected an asshole is absurd. Your viewpoint is so extreme that not even extremists can get behind it.
    An"asshole"? That is a friendly thing to say about the man. And I find your argumentation rather odd in an other thing. I had stated criminality and not the method to deal with it. For some reason you brought up the absurd proposal and put it in my mouth. I will not speculate on you motives.

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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I think you've misunderstood. JoG went past wanting to try criminals and wants to try all Germans for murder that were of voting age when Hitler came to power.

    Does that represent what you believe?



    Nope, that's over the line.

    I believe in holding people responsible for [U]what they have done, or ordered done (Which is the same as doing it yourself.).

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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Name one time in history an entire populace has been convicted of murder in a court of law for electing an asshole. You have zero precedent whatsoever and you're pulling things out of your ass.
    Again you swerve off into never never land. Is that to give yourself an excuse to be rabid? You do know that expletives are usually a sign of lacking substance?

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