Since people on CE wanna chat about The World Wars on BC, I thought I’d make a thread for it here.
And respond to the sheer amount of bullshit coming out of some people’s mouths.
Comparing the allies to the Axis Powers as a “lesser of 2 evils” is not only dangerous, but extremely misinformed. Comparing Nazi Germany, a country and world power that used it’s power to commit a genocide on not just the Jews, but at least 3 other ethnic groups, not to mention LGBT people, to any Alliance power outside of Russia and justifying it by saying a few bad things that the Allies did is pathetic.
I’ll be the first to admit that the war reparations Germany was forced to pay after WW1 directly resulted in WW2. But to say that the Allied powers, who were literally fighting for their very lives and way of living, and the freedom of people everywhere to live how they want to, were just as bad as Nazi Germany because they bombed a couple of cities is atrocious, and if you believe that, you’re probably centrist scum who failed history class, and for good reason.
This attitude is directly leading to the rising of far right powers once again globally; populism is taking over and far right dictators like Trump, Bolsanaro, Putin and others are only strengthened in their views by this way of thinking. It’s outright dangerous to our freedoms as people.
Enough of the literal apples to oranges comparisons please.
Sincerely, A Politics/History major.
(This was typed up very quickly so it’s not as articulated as I’d like it to be, but I hope it conveys my general points well.)