JamieW wrote:I don't like the swiss because of their hypocrisies in WW2. Claiming neutrality but manufacturing munitions for the Germans. Permitting German trains with Jews going to camps through their country but shooting down allied aircraft that ventured into the air space. Post-war asking Jews for impossible to produce credentials which were not required of anyone else. Screw the swiss.
Yes they did some terrible things during WW2. But then both the Brits and the Americans were guilty of turning a blind eye to atrocities in the early stages, and of course the Germans were the perpetrators of said unspeakable atrocities. They were horrendous times, and people did horrendous things.
I think enough time has passed between then and now to forgive (but not forget), surely?
And I think this is where we agree, there does need to be a minimum set of protections (for example, no naked pictures of Boy George - IAN ONLY). But it seems right now that they are arbitrary and even the "offenses" are minor if offenses at all.
Agreed. Having said that, when it comes to sexual matters, the less "protections" the better as far as I am concerned! It's only closed-mindedness that is preventing us from expressing the most natural of instincts -- what on earth is the matter with admiring a fine example of the opposite (or same if that's your bag) gender?
Then again, I can't expect everyone to agree with my views of what is offensive, because if that were allowed, we would all have naked pictures of Kate Beckinsale and Adriana Lima (preferrably together) as avatars.
Now there's a thought. Just excuse me a minute while I visit the bathroom......