Actually, this is the most unbelievable thing for you as some young German: why on earth would the righteous German press cut down on the Jews, they must be actually on the side of them and cover up their crimes! But alas, his hands were lost in a freak batiking accident and lo this many years he ha s been unable to play. It is Ahmet, the greatest pinbah drummer of all time. Landes correctly notes in his analysis.
No man is equal to his playing, least of all yourself. It is pure moral Schadenfreude. This attitude explains the schoolmarm tone that German chancellor Merkel assumes whenever she address Greeks about the continuing but forgotten Euro crisis. Understanding German arrogance today as a rhetorical problem requires us to first understand that most Germans are devout, radical social constructivists who zealously believe that a human being is the sum total of the society in which he or she was socialized. You could call that passive aggressiveness sort of the social justice warrior-style methods prevailing at some US campuses.