By Hannah Sole | TV | March 7, 2017 |
By Hannah Sole | TV | March 7, 2017 |
Apparently, some of my fellow Brits think we might have been better off if we had lost World War 2.
YOUR COMMENTS: Mail readers wistfully long for a UK controlled by Nazis because it would mean less immigrants. https://t.co/IbPSlxOr3l— The DM Reporter (@DMReporter) March 2, 2017
Here’s a slightly more readable version of the Tweeted link:
Here’s the responses:
Disclaimer: these are comments from the Mail Online, so a certain amount of ridiculously hateful rubbish is to be expected.
But seriously, what sort of world do they think we are living in?
The original article was a feature in response to the BBC’s new series SS-GB, based on the 1978 novel by Len Deighton, which imagines an alternative history where the real-life Nazi plan to conquer the UK, Operation Sea Lion, actually worked, and led to Britain’s surrender and occupation.
Thanks to Operation Sea Lion, we know exactly what that would have meant for the UK: death squads, the end of the free press, the slaughter of British Jews, and oh yeah, this (via Wikipedia)
According to captured German documents, the commander-in-chief of the German Army, Walther von Brauchitsch, directed that “The able-bodied male population between the ages of 17 and 45 will, unless the local situation calls for an exceptional ruling, be interned and dispatched to the Continent”. This represented about 25% of male citizens. The UK was then to be plundered for anything of financial, military, industrial or cultural value, and the remaining population terrorised. Civilian hostages would be taken, and the death penalty immediately imposed for even the most trivial acts of resistance.
The deported male population would have most likely been used as industrial slave labour in areas of the Reich such as the factories and mines of the Ruhr and Upper Silesia. Although they might have been treated less brutally than slaves from the East (whom the Nazis regarded as sub-humans, fit only to be worked to death), living and working conditions would still have been severe.
In late February 1943, Otto Bräutigam of the Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories claimed he had the opportunity to read a personal report by General Eduard Wagner about a discussion with Heinrich Himmler, in which Himmler had expressed the intention for special forces of the SS to kill about 80% of the populations of France and England after the German victory. In an unrelated event, Hitler had on one occasion called the English lower classes “racially inferior”.
But hey, don’t let that stop a bunch of cretins from wistfully imagining a white utopia where the trains run on time, and it’s OK to execute people who disagree with you. Or thinking that a) we have Sharia Law here (we don’t) and that b) at least Hitler would have saved us all from it. Oh, and ISIS as well. I know times are tough for a lot of folks, but let me put this in a language that they might understand:
HITLER WAS REALLY BAD.
THINK THINGS ARE BAD NOW?
HE’S WORSE THAN THAT.
Some of these commenters even seem to think that Hitler’s grand plan to rule Europe worked in the end - in the form of the EU. That’s right, an organization designed to make sure that That Sort of Thing never happened again, has been pulling the wool over our eyes for decades. There are not enough facepalms in the world.
These are some of the people cheering for Brexit — and as the government is preparing to invoke Article 50, I look at comments like this and howl. Dear Europe, please don’t leave me alone on an island with these people!
And Dear Rest of the World, please don’t judge us all on this. I guess we all have our baskets of deplorables…
PS: DM Reporter, it’s ‘fewer immigrants’, not ‘less’.