Yesterday's National Post had an OpEd from a status Indian explaining, in detail, why there should be no special treatment for aboriginal peoples in Canada. He noted that oppression in the past, while dreadful, ought not to come down to modern people who had nothing to do with the wrongdoing.
A legitimate, if somewhat over-simplistic, argument. Not an argument that I agree with but rational and reasonable.
But that's why today's cover story in the Post struck me:
Step-grandchildren of infamous Nazi propaganda boss Joseph Goebbels are hidden billionaires Story
Apparently some wealthy Germans are wealthy because their grandparents were Nazi thugs who stole vast sums of money (perhaps from members of my family).
Now, that is well within living memory so perhaps the argument should be give back what was stolen to those still alive who were robbed. But ... .