posted on Jan, 27 2005 @ 12:36 PM
So many people patting themselves on the back, in society and in the media and government, because they're "remembering" and "honoring", making
speeches, feeling so well-educated and wordly, while harboring and expressing the same sort of ideas that allowed the Holocaust to begin, grow, and
fester. Even the same words, from people who believe that they're above and better than such things, blind to see their own actions, and their own
celebrated heroes, are fostering exactly the same hatreds.
How many people claim to be "tolerant" and "anti-racist" but live only in their safe, segregated white-bread suburbs? How many watch the news and
immediately put blame to Israel for terrorist acts? How many scream for acceptance for alternative lifestyles but cannot refer to those who are not in
their camps without using derogatory slurs? How many of you wun to your branch of religion, or away from religion completely, and harbor in your mind
condescending attitudes toward the rest of humanity who does not follow your faith/logic/belief?
I've read the transcripts of diaries of german sailors and soldiers, and of people living within smokestack-distance of the death camps. So few could
actually believe "their side" would do such a thing. And today, the attitude is back, in America. Among the conservatives, and frighteningly
increasing amongst liberals as well. No one who identifies themselves with a "side" is willing to accept the thought of evil committed by their
prominient leaders, it's all "propaganda by the Left/Right".
Two last points to those who love to find ways to make America as bad or worse than all other nations: not one of the internment camps during WWII had
large ovens, gas chambers, and acid baths for euthanasia. Also remember, the Italian-and German-americans were also stripped of property and interred
as well. No one seems to remember that and make multigenerational lawsuits in their name-ponder why that is.