posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 07:33 AM
We must remember these things. It is vital that we do, in the event that the spectre of hatred should rise once again, and attempt to take power under
the banner of xenophobia. We must remember why our ancestors fought and killed and died. In my opinion, it is vital to keep these things in mind also,
because this was the time when war WAS just, when the fight WAS worth having, when the moral and ethical arguement against war became moot in the face
of abomination and horror, of a scale and type which defied any to look upon it without scorn and a sick feeling in the gut.
We remember these things, so that we keep in mind the need to prevent them occurring in the future. We remember them to keep the memories of those
who died in that war, in those camps, alive. We remember them, because to forget them, is to cast the human race into a future which only contains
suffering, tyranny, and hatred. We must never forget, because in doing so, we will doom our species.
As much as this is a time to remember, it is also a time to consider the future, to shepherd the next generation away from the vile error of hatred,
and toward positives, like love, respect for ones fellow man, equality and freedom. Those of us who owe our freedom to the sacrifices made in
yesteryear, must carry the banner of that freedom forward, and never let it fall.