Some people apparently don’t grasp the concept of genocide.
posted on 06/21/2007 12:07:11 PM PDT
(UN delenda est.)
Some people apparently dont grasp the concept of genocide.
I certainly do, and I'm not making any excuses for it. I'm saying you simply cannot atone for it through vote-weighting.
If the Poles get extra votes, that dilutes the voting power of Britain and all the other nations who fought against the Nazis. How is that fair to them?
And to take the Polish president's argument to its logical--though ridiculious--extreme: the Nazi regime also killed millions of Germans. Are the German people of today (the vast majority of whom were born after the defeat of the Nazis) entitled to extra votes because their nation, too, would have had a larger population had it not been for the crimes of a long dead regime?
Again, my point is this: There is no fair way to try to figure out what the world would be like today if history had been different.
posted on 06/21/2007 12:17:17 PM PDT
The point of this is to give voting rights in the EU parliament. The parliament should reflect the current population of the EU member states, and current issues.
Germany acted very badly in World War 2, and Poland's population today might have been higher had the Nazis not killed many Poles. But they did, and today Poland is a medium sized country (population) and Germany is a large one. Germany should have more votes in the parliament to represent the Germans living in the EU today.
posted on 06/22/2007 1:52:42 AM PDT
by Jedi Master Pikachu
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