Manolo says, this article it is indeed weak.
It is always a bit ticklish confronting Germans with their past. You ask them why it happened. You ask whether they supported it. Why they didn’t rebel against it? How could millions of people not see that they were wrong? Andreas from Berlin is a typical witness of the times. A mere 28 years old, his whole life will be marked by the mistakes of an entire nation — an occurrence that is singular in world history.
“I swear, I have no idea how a David Hasselhoff song could top the German charts for eight weeks in 1989,” he says. His tone is defensive and apologetic — a tone one hears across Germany when talking about the historical black mark.
This it is ridiculous; to not know that the Hasselhoff is one of the singular, multi-faceted talents of this, or any other age is to be plunged into the spiritual and intellectual darkness from which it would most difficult to emerge.
You might have never heard about “the Hoff’s” biggest smash hits “Looking for Freedom” and “Crazy for you,” but ask any German between 20 and 40 about it. After a few seconds of blushed embarrassment they might even remember the lyrics, including poetic gems like: “Everybody sunshine, everybody fun time, we’ve got the power, we’ve got the Lord.” The pain, though, must be deeply felt in a country with the long and highly regarded literary, religious and musical tradition enjoyed by Germany.
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. Urgh. Look! Someone is making the lame and too predictable joke at the expense of the magnificent Hasselhoff and his many ernest German friends.
This person has no soul.