Deutschland über alles!

The Germans have indeed lived up to “über alles” according the 2013 country rating poll conducted by the BBC. The goal of the survey was straightforward, it aimed to measure public attitudes of various countries around the world regarding other countries. Germany came out on top with 59% of respondents deeming it’s presence on the world as positive. The strongest voices of approval came from African countries (especially Ghana) as they enjoyed significant trade links with Germany.

The least liked countries were: Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, and Israel. But more on that later. Interesting enough, Asian countries took a nose dive in popularity, particularly India and China. Some say that is due to the political scandals (Bo Xilai)) and the deplorable treatment of women in India (various rapes and sexual assaults).

On the whole I’m satisfied by the response of the poll. Despite Jewish Hollywood’s constant vilification of Germany (like the nazi like scientist from the new Spiderman movie) the world still admires the Fatherland. I’ve confess that I too have always held a solemn reverence for German culture and the resilience of the German people. The Germans carry a genuine love for their nation within their hearts, a love that demands self sacrifice over the chest thumping chauvinistic nationalism endemic to south Asia. The German work ethic is legendary as are the quality of their exports, my favourite being the industrial metal band Rammstein. In my view, Germany represents the heart of western civilization.

Pakistan and Israel

I was immensely gratified to see that my two least favourite countries in the world were also the world’s least favourite countries. Pakistan and Israel deserve to be universally loathed as both of them are birds of a feather. Both of these countries were born out of bloody partition and ethnic cleansing. Both of them treat their minorities like garbage and both of them have shallow plastic identities. Neither Israel nor Pakistan possesses an authentic cuisine. Both of these states were carved out by a minority that usurped the land of the majority. While Pakistan’s image is understandably in the gutter, Israeli supporters in the BBC’s comments section were in shock and denial. It must have been a shock for them to realize that Jewish propaganda isn’t infallible.

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5 Responses to Deutschland über alles!

  1. Todd Lewis says:

    “Neither Israel nor Pakistan possesses an authentic cuisine.”

    As to the former, maybe dota has never tasted potato pancakes or lox?

  2. Qias says:

    “I was immensely gratified to see that my two least favourite countries in the world were also the world’s least favourite countries. Pakistan and Israel deserve to be universally loathed as both of them are birds of a feather. Both of these countries were born out of bloody partition and ethnic cleansing.”

    Attributing the bloody partition to Pakistan’s creation is unfair; many Muslims were killed my Sikh and Hindu fanatics, my paternal grandma is originally from Delhi and she’s narrated how ruthless many Sikhs and Hindus were, and I’m sure this violence would have occurred even if Pakistan weren’t created, India would’ve balkanized into dozens of independent states; so the partition of “India” was inevitable and I don’t see how Pakistan “ethnically cleansed” anybody; even to this day Muhajirs from India make up about 7-8% of the total population, over 90% of Pakistanis are indigenous to these lands(I’m 3/4th indigenous Pakistani and 1/4th Northwest Indian).

    “Both of them treat their minorities like garbage and both of them have shallow plastic identities.”
    The way we treat our minorities is despicable but isn’t that bad in Karachi or even Sindh on a whole; most of the violence towards Christians occurs in Punjab because most Christians are Punjabis in Pakistan; Karachi has still preserved it’s Parsi community and interior Sindh has many Hindus though they do get attacked occasionally but it’s nowhere nears as bad as in Punjab or on the frontier and I don’t agree we have a “plastic identity”, that’s something Indian nationalists love to say, it’s something they spout without any evidence and they refuse to learn of perspective.

    “Both of these states were carved out by a minority that usurped the land of the majority.”
    That’s far from the truth; like I said above, 93% of Pakistanis are indigenous, initially Urdu and Gujarati-speaking immigrants(muhajirs) dominated the bureaucracy but in the 1960s when Ayub Khan(a Pashtun) came to power he empowered the Punjabis and Pashtuns, and today the military and intelligentsia is dominated by Punjabis and Pashtuns, but moreso by Punjabis(the largest ethnicity in Pakistan); the migrants from India hold little power now.

    “Neither Israel nor Pakistan possesses an authentic cuisine.”
    That part of your post was the most ignorant one; Pakistan is a multi-ethnic country and each ethnicity has it’s own cuisine, whether it be Punjabi,Sindhi,Baloch,Kashmiri or Pashtun(there are smaller ethnic groups as well), they’re all part of the mosaic of cultures, but most people usually associate Pakistani cuisine with the North Indian Muslim Mughalai cuisine that was brought to Pakistan by Urdu and Gujarati-speaking migrants, it’s now become part of Pakistan’s mainstream cuisine, but if you travel to the rural parts of Pakistan(and Pakistan is a mostly rural country), people still eat their ethnic cuisines, even in the cities because of urbanization ethnic cuisines are getting more popular because the demographics are changing drastically, and Urdu-speakers are losing their influence in both the cultural and political spheres.

    I believe you’re biased because you’re Indian, even if you’re a Muslim with Canadian citizenship and loath India,you’re still indoctrinated with hate for Pakistan.

  3. Tulio says:

    Germans are some of my favorite people. I have met many, and for whatever reason, of all European nationalities I tend to click best with Germans. While they are stereotyped as cold, most the ones I’ve met have been very friendly and warm. Maybe the ones in Germany are different then the ones you encounter traveling abroad. But overall, my impression of them is overwhelmingly good.

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