Wednesday, April 20, 2005

New Pope

So the Roman Catholic Church has a new Pope, and already some people are claiming that he might be an antisemite due to his teen membership in the Hitler Youth. This is ridiculous.

Maybe he is an antisemite. Hell, I can't read his mind. Somehow I think this would've come to light in the intervening six decades. But to make a big deal about his membership in the Hitler Youth or his subsequent conscription into the German military during WW2, things in which he had no choice and which occured 60 years ago is absurd. There are plenty of real antisemites out there without having to conjur up false ones.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, and he deserted the army in 1944. Bet some people will claim he doesn't handle dicipline ...