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    The New Statesman asks why Britain is losing out to the Germans in so much more than just football. Keeping Up With the Germans, argues that the cultural cross-pollination between Britain and Germany runs deeper than one would expect. But it also needs a good crises before people are willing to change their ways and challenge German supremacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YouKnowWhatIMeanLike View Post
    The New Statesman asks why Britain is losing out to the Germans in so much more than just football. Keeping Up With the Germans, argues that the cultural cross-pollination between Britain and Germany runs deeper than one would expect. But it also needs a good crises before people are willing to change their ways and challenge German supremacy.
    What do you mean by "German supremacy"?
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    What do you mean by "German supremacy"?
    here more in the sense of striving for success not in an analogy to Godwin's law ...

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    What do you mean by "German supremacy"?
    Maybe that they are our Masters, The Masters of the EU?
    ‘The Great only appear great because we are on our knees: Let Us Rise!’ “ (James Larkin)

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    This is often a theme in the British media - why can't we beat the German/Yanks/Japanese etc...

    Probably because Britain puts the likes of Phoney Tony, Flash Gordon, Heir to Blair, etc.. in charge of running the country.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
    Maybe that the are our Masters, The Masters of the EU?
    Are these the same Masters of the EU that keep drawing lines in the sand on various aspects of the financial crisis, only to subsequently see them washed away?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiding behind a poster View Post
    Are these the same Masters of the EU that keep drawing lines in the sand on various aspects of the financial crisis, only to subsequently see them washed away?

    petunia thats funny
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    The 'Anglo-Saxon' is a German pollination. Both Angles and Saxons are from areas of what we now know as Germany.

    On top of that wave of immigration we had the later Norman invasion, the Normans themselves being a pollination of Norse and Gaul tribes.

    Depends what you mean by 'success'. Norman culture is obsessive about property, the gaining of it, the holding of it and the sale of it.

    In Ireland we are essentially running after and copying what we see around us as 'culture' when in fact we are just aping the Norman culture which is reflected in 'property' based law.

    In Norman culture you are an insider if you are a property owner (and that doesn't mean 'mortgage payer', it means the free holder of the land or property) and an outsider if you aren't a property owner.

    Mostly for reasons of post colonial cultural confusion and a rudderless lack of knowledge of our own original social structure which was interrupted from the 7th to 10th centuries and replaced by an overlay of Norman law we tend to ask ourselves stupid questions such as 'should we be closer to Boston than Berlin' and other lost idiocies.

    A culture lost and left wailing for a mammy of any obvious kind down the hallways of the wrong shopping centre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LamportsEdge View Post

    A culture lost and left wailing for a mammy of any obvious kind down the hallways of the wrong shopping centre.
    A little bit harsh, perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
    Maybe that they are our Masters, The Masters of the EU?
    Nobody is your master without your permission. You seem to have given that permission a long time ago.
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