It was more than 70 years ago -- on September 1, 1939 -- when Adolf Hitler ordered the German Nazi Army to invade Poland, thus beginning World War II.
Hitler believed that the German people comprised a master race. In other words, Hitler believed that Germans were more intelligent and stronger than other ethnic groups.
This type of thinking led Hitler to believe that Germany could conquer the world, but of course, he was wrong. In fact, Germany lost World War II in 1945, and Hitler was either killed or committed suicide toward the end of the war.
Despite Germany's defeat in World War II, some Germans today still believe that natives of Germany are superior to other ethnic groups. One such German is Thilo Sarrazin who recently published a book titled "Germany Does Away with Itself."
In this book, Sarrazin claims that Muslims have been undermining German society in recent years by failing to integrate, by having too many children, and by underachieving in German schools. In fact, he said Muslims were making Germany "more stupid."
Sarrazin also said that all Jews share a gene that makes them different from other people. As we know, Hitler was responsible for ordering the deaths of some six million Jews during World War II.
I must say that this kind of thinking makes Sarrazin a bigot. Moreover, the fact that he thinks Muslims and Jews are inferior to Germans means that Sarrazin can be described as a "first cousin" of Adolf Hitler.
It is time for Germans to put an end -- once and for all -- to this kind of "German superiority" beliefs. One Adolf Hitler is enough -- too much, in fact -- for human beings to have to tolerate during a lifetime.
I would think that because the Germans suffered so much during World War II -- mainly because of Hitler's fanaticism -- that they would not want to consider themselves a superior society.
In the final analysis, Germans must not consider themselves superior -- or inferior -- to other ethnic groups, because all human beings are equal in the eyes of God.