Saturday, April 28, 2007

It's Critical That We Not Forget The Past

I received this from fellow blogger, Nachtwache:

Please click on the little cartoon and read carefully. It's powerful. Then read the comments at the end. 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!

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This cartoon was written in memory of the 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated while the German and Russian people looked 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.

PelaLusa: Sadly, I have little doubt that in this new age of "moral equivalency", such a message will have little effect on many people reading this. For these people, America is the great evil in the world, with Israel not far behind. Certainly not every American or Israeli is a good person and not every Muslim is a bad person. The problem lies with the leadership in all cases. It just galls me though how certain leaders are blamed for everything and others are given a "pass" on everything they do.


nachtwache said...

Thank you Robert! May the world never forget!

Anonymous said...

Hmm...wonder why Israel does not recognize the events of the Armenian Genocide as genocide.

Perhaps the Israelis don't want another genocidal event to threaten their monopoly of the world's attention on the Holocaust which has been elevated to mythical and legendary status.

Anonymous said...

As a person raised in a Muslim family, one could almost swap out those targetted in the Holocaust, and today, swap in Muslims. At least here in the West--they are the new ostracized, vilified, hated, feared and misunderstood religious group. Yes, I fear history will repeat, but I sense another group in the crosshairs of the western world this time.