A lot of people
I know who were travelling
to the USA
have been asked this.
To be honest
, I'm shocked
of the ignorance
asking questions like this.
But how ignorant does one have to be not to notice what is going on outside his own little world ?
It seems to me these persons have once heard
the words "Germany
" and "Nazi
" in context with "World War II
" and "Holocaust
". I guess they don't even know WHAT happened
during World War II, what was going on in Germany. They were told by their parents
that Germans are Nazis, that they want to rule the world
. Then they have built up a plot
that fits into this frame
and their view of the world.
That's it. "I feel satisfied
with the information
I have, with the picture
I've painted for myself. I have something
to be outraged
about, maybe I have something to hate
, to define
What kind of world is this, that people live in who accept
with all its ideals
, without asking for backgrounds
, without criticizing
, without filtering
To answer the headline:
There are indeed several right-extreme
groups in Germany.
There are so-called "Neo-Nazis
There are racists.
They are a minority, but they are more mighty than they should be.
The government is fighting them.
But you should fight ignorance and censorship as well.
It's not better than racism.