Monday, September 27, 2010


My son, attending college as a freshman this year, is reading Ideology of Death - Why the Holocaust Happened in Germany. He began asking me philosophical questions, so I purchased the book to assist me to enlighten him in his understanding. As I read the back cover I was taken aback:

"Only in Germany did racist stereotypes evolve into a popular ideology of such lethal force that it ended in the horror of the death camps."

This disturbed me as I began to think of the aggressive "popular" ideologies present today:

Universal Tolerance argument - intolerant of opposing their "proper" view
Religious Tolerance argument - intolerant of Christianity
Anti-Islam fever - intolerant of U.S. Constitution
White Supremacist movements - intolerant of other Americans not of their race

So much hate from the liberals directed at the conservatives and visa versa found everyday now in the press agencies. Where is the common thread of the Red, White, & Blue that ran through the towns of American? Who tore down the love that American stood for and replace it with hate that can only destroy? Why must we become violently disagreeable if we disagree on some issue? How did we stray from the movie To Kill A Mockingbird to the television program of Jersey Shore?

Someone help me to understand. Have we forgotten the horrors of the Ideology of Hate?

A wise man wrote:

"Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net, and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them."

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