I have a small problem.
And before any of you smart arses start wittering on about blue diamond shaped pills, I have no problems at all in that quarter, thanks very much. Just ask Sharon Tina Herself.
No. My little problem is one of historical accuracy.
Yesterday I made reference to the Fourth Reich. Later in the evening, for various reasons I read one of last years scribbles [which was written before the Irish bailout and proved to be scarily prophetic]. In that piece I referred to the Third Reich.
And therein lies my problem.
As I understand it, the Third Reich is the period when Germany enters its next phase of domination. It was thus named by Hitler himself. However, he was [in case any of you didn’t know] singularly unsuccessful in bringing it to fruition.
So, did the Third Reich die with Hitler? Or did it fail altogether and was never born?
This is an important question.
I just want to know if the European Constitution Lisbon Treaty marked the birth of the Third Reich or the Fourth Reich?
It could be very very important to know this and to get it right.
People have been shot for less.