Sixty Years after WW-II

From a chain e-mail:

Please read the little cartoon carefully, it’s powerful. Then read the comments at the end, and please – forward it! We cannot, we must not, ever forget what happened in Europe over 60 years ago, because it could happen again. Anyone, any group, could be the target. It has been said that those who refuse to study history are doomed to repeat it. In this case, those who are attempting to rewrite history are probably planning to repeat it! The hatred is already there, in place, taught to the children from infancy, with promises of glory and honor to those who carry out the plans. Forewarned is forearmed, and I’m doing my small part by forwarding this message. I hope you’ll do the same.

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russia peoples looking the other way!

Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.

The Islamic extremists are bent on the same thing that Hitler and Stalin were. The conquest of the world and the destruction of anyone who doesn’t believe the way they do. The rest of the Muslims who say or do nothing about them are as guilty as the extremist.

My Response:

Right up until the comment about “Islamic extremists,” this email seemed to be illustrating the similarities between Nazi-era Germany and our country today. After all, the Germans were inspired to fear Jews the way Americans are being inspired to fear Muslims. But the truth of the matter is that religion is just a pawn in these global domination games. Our neo-con leaders use Christianity to advance their power grasp the way Middle East leaders use Islam to advance theirs. But the folks over their grew up in much more violent settings, so it doesn’t take much to be incited to further violence. Over here, it takes money to make it happen. Young men in the Middle East join Al Qaeda in hopes of finding paradise in the afterlife because the rich folks of the world have pretty much guaranteed that they won’t find it here. And our boys sign up for the military or work for Blackstone in hopes of getting a little money for college or finding a good job after doing their time. And the young men here and there kill each other and other innocents. For what? God? Allah? Not likely. Because someone used fear and hate to convince them that it was their best shot at a little bit of freedom. Let’s not pretend that our dictators are any less ruthless than their counterparts in the deserts overseas, and let’s not pretend that religion has anything to do with their motives.

(thanks to my Dad for passing this along)

another note: Heroes is back on! I might actually get back to watching series television in real time…

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