All the bashing aside, doesn't this scare anyone? I'll admit that I didn't vote for Obama, but this? Our 'one nation under god' is dividing, and the sad part about it is that most youths today don't know history well enough to stop it from repeating.
If you look at what Hitler did, he took over the youth and got his army to destroy. I have a friend, whom is almost thirty, who actually told me that she didn't believe that the holocaust happened. I must of just stared at her for a minute without being able to say anything. Add that with the new reports about collage students that don't know much history, unless they are history majors, and I see a scary trend happening.
First, the holocaust didn't happen. Next, the hardships of slaves are never talked about in schools anymore. Then, we were never attacked on our own soil???
Throughout out history, things repeated themselves because people either, didn't learn from before, or weren't told what really happened and repeated it. This uprising, even as impossible as it is, should scare people. This country is going to spit again or fall because it will refuse to join together and work for the greater good.
It will be a sad day when a country that is so nationally mixed falls because of a unwillingness to put differences aside, stop blaming others and take responsibility, and work together for the hope of all young ones that are being born now.
These are very dangerous assumptions that you are making. If I am reading you correctly you are attempting to draw a correlation between Hitler garnering the young population and Obama getting young people votes. If so this is beyond foolish to compare a dictator whom from the start was known be a racist and anti-semetic. Two traits that you can never associate with our current president. There are no parallels between the two.
Furthermore to go from denying the holocaust to ignoring slavery to forgetting 9/11 are some very big leaps. This is similar to those morons who think gay marriage is going to lead to people marrying monkeys. Unfortunately there are a lot of conspiracy theorists out there. And those that deny the holocaust are exactly that. They didnt forget or ignore history, they are selecting to act as if it didnt happen and that is for reasons we may never understand (very similar to the conservative population drawing a communistic correlation with Agenda 21.) Conspiracy theorists who either couldnt get into that nights shufflboard tournament (elderly ultra conservatives) or morons who have smoked pot for too long and think everything is a conspiracy (young ultra liberals). So no one is forgetting the holocaust. And yes some elements of history are not being taught very well, and in many cases not being comprehended as well. Some by choice, and others because of reduced budget cuts and underperforming schools (maybe conservatives should stop slashing school budgets in favor of road construction and military spending and this problem might improve). But slavery is a part of our culture that will never be lost and a lesson never forgotten. And as far as 9/11 goes, most conservatives have no right to even sympathize with that (you know the rough neck moron in Alabama who wears the t-shirt "never forget" with a giant American flag on the back window of his truck) because a majority of those morons spend the other 364 days of the year bashing and tearing apart New Yorkers as a bunch of liberals, libtards, or whatever half ass adaptation of the word they can formulate. But magically on one day of the year in September they just love New Yorkers, until September 12th rolls around and its back to hating them.
You are right. This country is being split down the middle. And I will admit that my earlier post probably didnt help that cause. But when half of the country is busy trying to compare socialism, communism, and Obama its a little hard to be united. Especially when most of those assholes dont even know what true communism and socialism is unless it is defined to them by Michelle Bachmann or Lindsey Graham, whom speaking of needing a history lesson, havent the slightest inclination what it truly is and use the words as scare tactics and buzzwords.
If we want to stop the splitting of this country then we need to realize that health care is a right not a privilege no matter what form it comes in; RomneyCare, ObamaCare, or JustMakeSurePeopleCanHaveHealthCare Care. But regardless the livelihood and health of our country should not be a free market for-profit enterprise. We need to realize that the mass accumulation of wealth while squandering the underprivileged with unfair regressive tax structures and inadequate educational and employment opportunities is just as much class warfare as asking the rich to pay more. We must realize that education is more important than a new toll road or an additional fighter jet that will be parked on an aircraft carrier until it is decommissioned. We need to realize that the most important things we can do is provide those being born now, as you stated, is to provide them with proper healthcare, proper education, and an opportunity at economic mobility. The same economic mobility that has declined year over year while free market capitalistic profits and wealth accumulation have increased year over year. We need to realize that the needs of women and old white men are drastically different and the decisions for each of them should not be made for them by the opposite. We need to realize that just because of one horrific day, immigrants are not our enemies. Immigrants are the same people that have started countless enterprises that employ millions of people around this country and they are also the same ones that will serve you fast food, clean your toilet, mow your grass, and watch your children-all things that the rest of us are too unwilling to do yet we want to stop those that are willing from doing it. We need candidates that understand the basic tax structure of this country and how it works, rather than splitting the country into 47% and 53% and still getting it completely wrong about what that means. We need to stop ignoring climate change, the detrimental effects of suburban sprawl, the need for renewable energy, and the overall need to just do better not because we have to or are scared into it, but because its right. We need to understand that individualism is not what makes country great, it is collectivism. And lastly we need to realize that this country does not look like Mitt Romney, Lindsay Graham, Paul Ryan, and Mitch McConell anymore. This country looks like Barack Obama, Bobby Jindal, Julian Castro, Kasim Reed, Marco Rubio, Deval Patrick, Cory Booker, and Rahm Emanuel.
My apologies for my rant to anyone who made it through the whole thing. But begging for unity when throwing around names like Hitler to compare or insinuate our current political climate is just downright foolish and represents a complete lack of historical knowledge, hypocritical of what was requested from others.