History's Lessons

I tried to track down the author of this quote but couldn’t manage to.

Those who ignore the past are doomed to repeat it.

A friend of mine recently forwarded me a link to a brief history lesson that could shed some light on current events.

While I’m not sold on the possibility that Bush and Hitler have much in common, there are some striking similarities.

There have been a lot of forwards going around the Internet with remarks from WWII (aka The Greatest Generation) generation. While I totally agree WWII was an instance of good winning over evil. However, we shouldn’t forget that that same generation gave us Japanese internment camps and the Cold War. They also talk about how their families defended America’s freedom in the face of fascism and that the antiwar protestors should “shut up.” Forgive me if I’m mistaken, but isn’t me speaking against my government (also known as the right to free speech, the right to assemble, and the right to free press) one of those rights your fallen family members fought to defend?

My point is that our differing views, diversity, and ability to speak out are exactly why we have fought so hard in the past to defend our ways. Why can’t those who are for the war see that?

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