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2,742 hits 3.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by Boredofu

Do you think it was inappropriate for Germany to retain Deutchland Uber Alles as their national anthem after the Nazi regime was deposed?
Some people in Europe still find `Germany above all` offensive and there was a lot of whistling at the German anthem during their soccer game with Holland.


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18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 6/17/04 - 11:08:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
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18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 6/17/04 - 11:12:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know much about this, but it doesn't sound very appropriate.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 6/17/04 - 11:41:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
modern day germany is not allowed to have any national pride? big deal, its a song. its not like they are singing a song with lyrics like "nazis rule / kill the jews"...
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 6/17/04 - 3:52:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with taphophile. From what a foreign exchange student once told me, Germans aren't allowed to express very much pride in their country. Why not allow them the anthem?
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 6/17/04 - 9:17:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
What kind of stupid questions are these, get to some meaningful ones, something people actually care about!
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 6/18/04 - 5:45:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
hmmm, i have no clue whats going on, even after i read it 7 times over...maybe im the only one...
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 6/18/04 - 5:51:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
Is it any different to Rule Britannia or others smiliar? It's a song...a national anthem. All national anthems boast national pride and all that's great within it's boundaries.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 6/18/04 - 7:35:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
sanrio: as opposed to your pertinent questions? oh, thats right, you didnt post any! and whats up with your profile? i dont think many people on YT care that a 13yo trims her snatch! unless you are an alter, you are a good candidate for a teen pregnancy. christian...lol...
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 6/18/04 - 7:42:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
ALL WRONG!
The German national anthem goes by the melody of Haydn´s "Kaiser-Quartett". The first two verses (including the Germany above all part) have been forbidden to be sung (!) since WWII. The title and words to the old melody nowadays is only the original third verse "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" meaning "unity, justice and liberty".
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 6/18/04 - 7:48:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
The Irish national anthem (it's in Irish)(obviously) (or maybe not so obviously) is about fighting the Saxons (English). Since we're friendly with England should we change that also?


One of the WWE wrestlers made an ass of himself two weeks ago in Munich he goose stepped around the ring & made nazi salutes. He got sacked from CNBC. Not sure if charges have been pressed yet.

18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 6/18/04 - 7:51:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
"Some people in Europe still find 'Germany above all' offensive". That could be offensive, yes. Thanks, Matthias; if it weren't for you I would have blundered.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 6/18/04 - 7:52:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
you´re welcome ...
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 6/19/04 - 4:33:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
I thought you irish still hated us, you don't?i'm touched! thanks! How long has this been going on for? maybe we should stop the irish man jokes!
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 6/22/04 - 1:15:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
Irish man jokes are funny, we tell them ourselves.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 6/22/04 - 12:18:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
I like the German national anthem. Everything can be offensive when taken too far.
18 yrs ago - Tuesday 8/3/04 - 6:42:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think that political correctnes has gone WAY too far.
Who cares?!
(And this is coming from a jew!)
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 11/20/04 - 9:05:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Heck Yeah!
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 11/20/04 - 9:13:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
it predates the nazi regime, but it will forever be tarred with guilt by association. shame really.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 1/8/05 - 8:22:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think they should be allowed to sing it. It just shows pride in their country.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 1/28/05 - 12:26:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe although most countries do have a 'we're the best' national anthem.
I only think it's wrong because it was the Nazi one.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 3/9/05 - 3:51:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
Germany/Netherlands soccer games are always volatile, same as England/Scotland or England/Germany.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 3/14/05 - 5:46:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
It does sound like stupid lyrics.
But which country doesn't have stupid lyrics in their anthem?

I live in a country were we sing that we are Germans.

17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 3/14/05 - 5:52:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Some people in Europe still find 'Germany above all' offensive and there was a lot of whistling at the German anthem during their soccer game with Holland."
As if that's not the attitude of every country?
How P.C. are people supposed to get?

And it's the Netherlands.
N E T H E R L A N D S
Holland is a region in the Netherlands, not the country's name.

17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 3/14/05 - 5:55:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
NO. Most countries make mistakes. life goes on
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 3/15/05 - 9:04:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
What dose the song sound like?

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