The most interesting global piece of social engineering of the last 100 years has been the careful, quiet replacement of German with Nazi.
My parents and grandparents didn't talk about Nazi, they talked about Germans. It was Germans who bombed them night after night. It was
Germans who destroyed every third house in the street.
As a kid, playing war in the schoolyard, we fought the Germans. Not the Nazis, the Germans.
True there were good Germans. One saved the life of Uncle Frank at Arnhem, by providing him medical care.
But do not fool yourselves, the vast majority of Germans were 100% behind Germany and its actions. Nazi was not a seperate race or country. It was ordinary Germans “following orders”
These days it is politically correct to pin the trouble on the Nazis, in much the same way that on television the bad guys are mutant zombies.
Mutant zombies dont exist. They will not protest outside the cinema, or refuse to watch the show. You cannot offend those who do not exist.
And so in classic Spielberg, the bad guys are Nazis, plundering the world, and very few Germans were ever involved.
I was reading today in the recent film Dunkirk the word German is never used
They are simply referred to throughout as the enemy.