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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:32 PM

49. I agree. We do have to understand the past to move forward in the future.

But a significant percentage of people don't worry about it because they figure someone else will take care of doing that understanding. If it's not happening right now, and it doesn't affect them directly, they don't care.

That's why one in five millennials are unaware, or unsure of, what the Holocaust was. It's not that it wasn't that they weren't taught about the Holocaust in school. They were. They just forgot it. It was 'a long time ago', so it's about as important to them as stories about the old west, or medieval times, or Alexander the Great.

And, I'm not knocking millennials in particular. The generation behind them is going to be even more ignorant about the Holocaust, and the generation after that even more so.

And as far as people not giving two shits if they live in a dictatorship........Yes, there are people that wouldn't care if they lived in a dictatorship, because they might not even be aware that they live in a dictatorship. There are also plenty of folks that would be perfectly happy living under a dictator, as long as they liked that dictator.

I can practically guarantee you that there are a good amount of people in our country that would prefer to have trump as a dictator to having an elected President who is a Democrat.

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