Serus wrote:Lars EP - > And you only encountered this phenomen in discussions with Poles ? Strange because i can say the same about many Germans, Russians even Americans and people of many different nationalities i encountered on this forum and elsewhere. Btw nationalism is not always a bad thing - Americans for exemple are in general very nationalistic (in a good way) people compared to western Europeans - do you think they are worse than Europeans because of it ?
Well, I'll readily admit that I don't like nationalism. Either that, or religion, is the fuel that every war since Napoleon has burned. You see, I have a stong sense of having roots in Denmark. It is the place where I grew up, and where my ancestors lived. I "belong" there. But Denmark is no better, or no worse, that any other country. And what my ancestors did wrong, or right, does NOT add or deduct from me.
However, I've met many Poles, and Americans, and admittedly also some Danes, and Germans and what have we, who believe that they somehow "more" because of what their ancestors did. That I find so much nonsense. And I find that more amongst Poles than amongst any other European nationality I know of. So in that respect my answer is yes.
Regards --- Lars