Recently a poll was completed to determine how well Americans remember the Holocaust.
The results were pretty dismal, especially among millennials. America doesn’t remember any more, and what they do remember is wrong. Whether this is due to apathy, or it is an indictment of the public school system I will leave to the reader.
Most Americans believe the Nazis were right wing. They were not. We have forgotten they were socialists. Technically, Fascists. There is some confusion on how to classify fascism. Fascism is big government statism, which in my opinion makes it left wing. Despite their being smeared with that label, it certainly has nothing to do with the right wing ideals of the Republican Party. But then, all too frequently, neither do Republicans. It is used by the left to smear the right because Nazis committed atrocities. It is essentially just name calling that stuck long enough that people believe it. Nazis were nationalist. Modern right wingers, at least a few of them, are nationalist. The rest of the stinking heap in government are all globalists. They can’t conceive of a left wing group being nationalist, but the Nazis were.
The full name of Adolf Hitler’s party was Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National-Socialist German Workers’ Party; NSDAP). The shorthand Nazi was formed from the first two syllables of the German pronunciation of the word “national”
Most people have forgotten that other socialist governments had much higher body counts. China and Russia killed many more.
We’ve forgotten that Hitler killed up to 6 million jews, but he also killed 5 million others.
We’ve forgotten that Nazis f*cking loved science. They used Jews as lab rats for scientific experiments. They were scientific pioneers, just like Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of the unborn for research today.
We’ve forgotten the lessons of the Holocaust. Unarmed people are defenseless against their government. Governments murder more people than anything else. Placing all the power into the hands of a few never works out. Socialism fails every time it is tried, even national socialism. Diversity is not strength, diversity kills. If the Jews had been in Israel, chances are they would have been fine. That option wasn’t available at the time, but it is now. Jews are better off in Israel. The best way to avoid a second holocaust is to move to the homeland.
They say that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. We’ve forgotten history. We’ve misinterpreted the lessons it teaches. The lesson, ultimately, is that people forget history. They set themselves up in situations that are guaranteed to turn bloody, while science produces more effective ways to kill each other. Given how little we remember, we may as well forget the rest.