August rambling #2: how ridiculous xenophobia is

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Guilt: not an American tradition

Germans feel guilty for something that happened long before they were born. As far as I am aware Americans do not actively feel bad about what happened to the Native Americans.

guilt1From Quora, in answer to What do Germans feel about Holocaust movies, international student Johannes Adams gave an intriguing answer. His parents are German, though he was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He’s a citizen of both Germany and the US, and is fluent in both German and English.

Shame is an emotion that almost all Germans will feel when considering the last 100 years. Continue reading “Guilt: not an American tradition”