I suppose it's called rolling with the times. If the Germans had arrived in the UK, I guess much of the same would have happened here too, regardless of what that drunk Churchill said.
It's not something I'm proud of, but the fact is that both my parents and all my grandparents were collaborators [...]
I think what happened during the occupation of the Channel Islands shows what would have happened if Britain would have been conquered: some collaborated, some resisted and most people tried to get on with their lives, exactly what happened in occupied Europe.
Of course, in hindsight things look different than when you're in it. In 1940 few people expected that the Nazi's would be beaten eventually.
DDP 2015 team The Grey Horde:
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
, Caroline Aherne, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Sister Wendy Beckett, Harry Belafonte, Jules Bianchi, Martin Crowe
, Helen Fawkes, Aretha Franklin, Clive James, Bernard Madoff, Robert Mugabe, Leonard Nimoy, Li Peng, Michael Schumacher, Sam Simon, Mary Tyler Moore, Joost van der Westhuizen, Richard von Weizsäcker, Jorge Zorreguieta
DDP 2015 theme team Minions of Xuleneb:
King Albert II, Louis Andriessen, Princess Beatrix, Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, Corry Brokken, Raymond Ceulemans, Piet de Jong
, Mark Eyskens, Anneke Grönloh, Bernard Haitink, Jan Janssen, Grand Duke Jean I of Luxembourg, Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Herman Krebbers, Fernando Ricksen, Kees Rijvers, Eugène Van Roosbroeck, Wim Ruska, Jacques Santer, Toots Thielemans
This is rather as if you imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in an interesting hole I find myself in fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!'
Douglas Adams on the Anthropic Principle. From The Salmon of Doubt