Originally Posted by faye
DBarabians, you can continue to boycott but if you do you cannot claim any sort of moral high ground.
Personaly I find you guilty of as much racial hatred as the original Nazi's. That is how the whole problem started in the 2nd world war, it started with boycotting of jewish goods and services, then progressed to isolation and demonisation of the jews (makeing them identify themselves in public) and then on to concentration camps and ethnic cleansing.
It all started with boycotting of goods and services (AKA discrimination).
By boycotting them now (nearly 70 years after the entire country has paid for its sins) you essentialy call them all Nazi's.
You are just as guilty of hate and discrimination as they were!
I may hate what al-Qaeda did to both the US and the UK, however I am not going to go out and condemn every single Arab man, woman and child as being a terrorist nor am I going to deny the honest people a living. If they (the honest people) make a product that is useful to me then I will buy it.
I am not saying forget it ever happened for that way leads to history repeating itself, however those mostly responsible have paid with thier lives and the entire nation has paid enormously. Those that now live should not be punshed for the sins of thier fathers.
Well, as a teenager I spent a long while in Germany, but I would have really
rather have spent it in the UK - preferably Ireland. But, you are right, the people are friendly - at least the kids my age at the time were. They don't seem to have a lot of horses, and their approach to horses was too "different". I know its "life beyond horses" here...but, I was just saying why it does not
appeal to me...and why I never went back as an adult - and have little use for the country, in general.