Every morning, I start the day by reading the comments that have been made on my blog since I last checked the comments the night before. This morning, there was a comment that had gone up at 5:24 a.m. I am putting this comment up on my blog so that everyone can read it.
To me, this comment represents the thinking of the typical American, born after 1990. The comment was made in answer to another reader, so it was not directed at me personally.
The ideology expressed in the comment, which I have quoted below, is what the typical young person in America believes:
What the hell is wrong with you you make me sick. It is ridiculous that to this day people still have the balls to say that the holocaust never happened. I wasn’t born at that time but i tell you it should’ve never happened. Who the hell are you to praise something so sick like what all of those sick bastards of the nazi did to all those innocent people who were also from different countries, gays and gypsies. It wasn’t only the jews it was a whole bunch of people that died for their stupid power trip and after all that motherfucker of Hitler didn’t even give Germany what he promised them so much. And yes they made a good profit out of all the gold and goodies and money that they took from them before they were gassed. If not read Operation Rhineheart book and see the good loot he got from the prisoners and what they did with the goods. The bastard even had his elite “SS” and the Gestapo because the regular Germans were not even good enough for him. Get your facts straight. Get the info that you need in order to talk about something that you don’t even want to acknowledge. They lost the war they did horrendous things and They were nasty people who wanted to clear a whole race and in the process when it didn’t work for them they even killed themselves because they even knew what will happen to them. I am sorry dimwitt but that is not an honorable death. That is not honorable. That is being a coward.
How do I know that this was written by a young person? The grammar, the spelling, and the personal insults give it away.
One day in 1995, my grandson came home from kindergarten and told the family about what he had learned in school that day: the story of King Christian, who put on a yellow star himself, when the Jews in Denmark were ordered by the Nazis to wear the star. At the age of 5, he knew nothing about the Holocaust nor World War II, yet he had been introduced to a popular legend about the King of Denmark. By the time an American student graduates from High School, he or she has been so indoctrinated with legends and lies about the Holocaust that it is hopeless to try to teach them anything else. My blog is not directed at young people; their minds are closed.
Five states have enacted laws requiring the teaching of the Holocaust. This is known as creating a “legislative mandate.” These states are: California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York. Of these five, Florida and New Jersey have created extensive and detailed curricula and guides for the teaching of the Holocaust through their independent state commissions. New York and California have both created less detailed guides through their respective state departments of education, while Illinois has created neither a curriculum nor guides.
Ten other states have regulations encouraging or recommending the teaching of the Holocaust: Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Washington. These regulations are either enacted by state legislatures or by state governors. Those created by the legislature are known as “legislative regulations,” while those created by state governors are known as “executive regulations.”
Twelve states have also created Holocaust commissions or councils that support Holocaust education: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. The scope of these commissions and councils varies widely from state to state. (Source: http://www.holocausttaskforce.org/education/holocaust-education-reports/unitedstates-holocaust-education-report.html)
This article, written by the grandson of three Holocaust survivors, tells why we should rethink Holocaust education in our schools.