69. "The French aren't our kind of people. The Germans are."

     What makes a nation "our kind of people" ? The way they look? The clothes they wear? The kind of plumbing they have? Or the things they believe in - the things they fight for; the things they fight against?

     The French believe that all men are born and created equal. They believe in freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, the rights of minorities, government of the people, by the people, and for the people. What do the Germans believe in ?

     The French were our allies during the American Revolution. They were our allies in 1917-1918. They were our allies in 1941-1945. What were the Germans?

     The French proved, by their acts, that they are "our kind of people". The Germans proved, by their acts, that they are not "our kind of people". Look. at the record. It's a record of facts, not assumptions; it's a record of deeds, not pretense.

     You can't tell what Germany is really like, because you are not seeing Germany: you are seeing a Germany that has been beaten, conquered, and occupied. You are seeing a Germany that has had the arrogance and insolence knocked out of her. You can't tell what "the Germans" are really like, because you are seeing Germans who are being forced to obey themselves - under military government.

"Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable unto him".
- Ecelesiasticus, IX, 10 -