Germany overran Poland yesterday, while millions of English-speaking people stood by and watched.
Now where have I seen this before?
UPDATE: I am reminded of a passage from a great Tom Lehrer song:
Once all the Germans were warlike, and mean
But that couldn’t happen again
We taught them a lesson in 1918
And they’ve hardly bothered us since then
UPDATE x2: My friend Abe said yesterday that he raised an eyebrow when he learned that the winning goal had been scored by an allegedly German player with the suspiciously French-sounding name “Oliver Neuville.” “I’d check his papers,” Abe said.
Oh, I’m sure the Germans already checked his papers, Abe. They’re quite good at that.