posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 09:46 AM
Originally posted by timetothink
reply to post by generik
I might use one of those pics for my avatar if you don't mind.
i certainly don't mind i found them rather quickly on the net, lots more to choose from tho, even some shots of old wwII posters for the hitler
People today need to be taught the past because our public schools today did not teach these things.
very true, even tho we covered wwII in history quite a lot was left out including the whole of the war in the pacific due to Canada having little
involvement in it. all it did was give me an interest in the war which coupled with my passion for reading and information, drove me to explore the
war more in depth, it was the fact that both my grandfathers were involved in the pacific war (both US army), that led me to also study the pacific
theater as well as the European theater of the war. i am sure that i was pretty much alone in my quest for more information. sure the war was covered
in school but little about what the realities were especially for those who were in Germany. instead it focused on the bigger battles and the evil of
Germany as a whole. it would have been better to focus more on the causes for the war and the realities of the general populations involved, before,
during and after the war. things like the hitler youth for one thing and how even parents had to watch how they behaved in front of their own kids
that were indoctrinated into telling any possible misdeeds by their own family and anyone they came into contact with.
you know it is amazing that as i typed this how much of the worlds currant issues are similar in some ways to those of that time. how yet again we
seem to have failed to learn from history and as that old adage claims are seemingly repeating it in a lot of ways. will we ever truly learn
from the mistakes of the past? or are we doomed to just keep repeating mistakes for the rest of history? or is it that maybe SOME have learned from
history and using it to their own advantage? now THAT is one rather SCARY THOUGHT!