April 20, 2009

All That Is Required...

Prisoner Tatoo of a Holocaust Survivor

I read something recently about the UK removing The Holocaust from their school curriculum. It proved to be a rumor...a hoax. It was said that it was being done so as not to offend their Muslim population. Even so, there are still those who deny that the holocaust ever happened--Iran being one of the most vocal about it. Radical Muslims are not our friends--they've made that quite clear. Their one passionate goal is to see that all infidels--that being anyone who is not of their faith--are wiped from the face of the earth.

During that horrible time in German history, over six million Jews, and several millions of others, including Russians, those of Polish descent, Christians, and others who were considered inferior, perished. They were massacred, burned, starved, and stripped of all human dignity, all while many were pretending that it wasn't happening.

It did happen, and more and more, in order to be politically correct, we are bending our own convictions, and giving up some of our own rights, so that those of the Muslims, and others are not offended-- and we, as a country, are just going along with it-- in much the same way that Germany went along with what was happening in that country.

Several years ago, I met an elderly man who had survived the holocaust. The tattoo of numbers was still visible on his forearm. Each time I saw that, I felt a little sick...at that, and at the still troubled, fearful expression in his eyes.

Edmund Burke, (1729-1797) an Irish orator, philosopher, and politician said, "All that is required for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing."

I don't want to forget that it ever happened in my friend's country, and I never want what caused that look in his eyes, to happen in mine.

6 comments:

sue said...

I was shocked to hear the UK was considering that as well. I agree we must never forget the hell those poor people went through.

Don and Frances Miller said...

Jan, such a sad story. And just last week I heard the President, while on his foriegn tour, state,"The United States of America is not, nor will it ever be, at war with Islam" So, what do we do when they make war against us ?? Have a super day. DM

Donald Douglas said...

Fabulous post, Jan!

I hope you keep up your historical memory and moral clarity. The blog world needs more of your voice!

Jan said...

Sue..I'm always shocked to hear anyone say that it never happened, but there's no denying that it did..what a shame that so many still do.

Jan said...

DM..under the present circumstances, who knows?

One has to wonder.

Jan said...

Donald..thanks, I appreciate your kind words.