Fast-forward... since I never met the "folks from the old country" and only knew my mom and a step father who raised me as American, with no particular culture, other than American, I don't have any animosity towards past aggressors, I am happy with my lot in life.
My take-away, as trite as it may seem, is "what you don't know can't hurt you", and if you forget your (possibly shitty) past and just go forward you will be fine.
If you think you are owed something from those who went before you, you are in for a big disappointment, since those people are dead, and those who are here today only want to know "what have you done for me lately".
Do something and stop whining.
more and faster bandwidth out of existing technologies
should read; more and faster bandwidth out of existing infrastructure... win/win? - consumers get more bandwidth, telco can charge higher rates.
a society where increasing amounts of people are simply unable to earn a reasonable living no matter how hard they're willing to work.
used to send them off to war, but that is no fun either.
The Berlin wall was not built to keep people on the outside.
And that is why it failed...
Voters are just the "little people".
Notice how power shifts from one to the other and they keep adding bricks, each to their own wall, but neither side takes down bits the other side has put up?
Someday, the walls will meet and you will be on the outside...