Current Event 6/30/12
This patriotism is controversial. Some sociologists say nationalism has potentially dangerous repercussions, while others accept it as a part of developing German culture. Many do not know what to make of the new attitudes, while others see them as the beginning of a toxic new German attitude.
Only time will tell, but personally I agree with Diethelm Blecking, a sports scholar, who observes that the unification that soccer promotes and the passion for the sport is a subconscious response to youth searching for a constant and a community in the uncertainty of today's affairs. German culture identifies with soccer and with community, and from the way things are going now, the unified attitude of Germany might have more positive consequences than negative.