Deutschland: One Video Game Hitler/Nazi away from the rise of Der 4th Reich DaTechGuy’s Quick Thoughts

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Deutschland: One Video Game Hitler/Nazi away from the rise of Der 4th Reich DaTechGuy's Quick Thoughts

Sgt. Schulz: [see­ing the pris­oner wear­ing Hitler mus­taches and doing a Nazi salute] Bah! One Führer is enough!

Sta­lag 17 1953

Today My son was play­ing the Youtube video on the tricks that mak­ers of WW 2 video game RAID had to go though pass legal muster for sale in Ger­many because of their strict laws con­cern­ing Nazi references

It got me think­ing, one might under­stand these laws in the con­text of the occu­pa­tion of Ger­many post WW 2, but it’s now 2018 nearly 75 years after the fall of the 3rd Reich and it’s still going on. I don’t know what it tell you but here is what it tells me:

Germany’s Insis­tence on cen­sor­ing WW 2 video Games remov­ing any ref­er­ence to Hitler or Nazi sym­bols mean that Ger­man law­mak­ers sim­ply don’t trust their own peo­ple not to go all 4th Reich if given the slight­est bit of encouragement.

Now I don’t claim to know more about the Ger­man cul­tural Psy­che than actual Ger­mans but it seems to me that if they think their peo­ple are just one video game image of Hitler away from hav­ing another go at con­quer­ing the Europe and then the world, then the next time some­one sug­gests mov­ing US bases out of Ger­many and let­ting the Ger­mans han­dle their own defense I think I’m going to politely disagree.


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Sgt. Schulz: [seeing the prisoner wearing Hitler mustaches and doing a Nazi salute] Bah! One Fuhrer is enough!

Stalag 17 1953

Today My son was playing the Youtube video on the tricks that makers of WW 2 video game RAID had to go though pass legal muster for sale in Germany because of their strict laws concerning Nazi references

It got me thinking, one might understand these laws in the context of the occupation of Germany post WW 2, but it’s now 2018 nearly 75 years after the fall of the 3rd Reich and it’s still going on. I don’t know what it tell you but here is what it tells me:

Germany’s Insistence on censoring WW 2 video Games removing any reference to Hitler or Nazi symbols mean that German lawmakers simply don’t trust their own people not to go all 4th Reich if given the slightest bit of encouragement.

Now I don’t claim to know more about the German cultural Psyche than actual Germans but it seems to me that if they think their people are just one video game image of Hitler away from having another go at conquering the Europe and then the world,  then the next time someone suggests moving US bases out of Germany and letting the Germans handle their own defense I think I’m going to politely disagree.


If you’d like to continue to support independent journalism, help defray the $140 a month extra I’ll need for my new hosting site) and think my CPAC 2018 reporting is worthwhile please consider hitting DaTipJar here.



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Finally might I suggest my book Hail Mary the Perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer makes an excellent Gift.