Those of you that know me pretty well (whether online or in real life) know that I am not a person who is real preachy or voices my opinion a whole ton. I love people that do because I view them as really strong (*cough* Kezzie *cough*), but I'm not a big fan of debate. I'm super sensitive in that nature and take a lot of things personally, even if I shouldn't. This is one of my exceptions...
Another thing people know about me (more so in real life) is that I have a very strong fascination with the Holocaust and Adolf Hitler. Now, let me make it clear that it is not in an adoration way, not at ALL! This all started when I was young. I was raised by a Catholic Native American mom and Lutheran dad of mixed European descent (who doesn't really practice). My mom ALWAYS made it clear to me that people, not matter what their beliefs, skin color, whatever, are people just like me. She does not tolerate people being cruel to others for things like that. Hence, the reason why my viewpoints are skewed from what people consider traditional Catholics to believe. On the other end of things, my father had less tolerance for certain people, specifically the Japanese. Reason being, he was in the military and was stuck on the
Anyhow, when I was seven years old (and I remember this SO well), my dad was playing the game Wolfenstien on the PC. For those of you that aren't familiar with the game, it's about a solider trying to free people in Nazi Germany. So, there are little pictures of Hitler in the game. I asked Dad who that was and he told me. I asked who Hitler was, and with me being seven year old, he gave me the most simple answer he felt appropriate. "Hitler was a man who believed all people should have blond hair and blue eyes." I mean, what are you going to say to a seven year old when they ask that question? "I don't know" wasn't going to work. I remember saying that was idiotic and being curious about it from there on out. Dad had lived in
I keep going off topic. This is another reason I don't make these posts. I decided to take German courses in school to study the good part of the history as well as the bad. That was very interesting. I talked to people who live in
My husband is one that was never big in history. He's twelve years older than me and as far as educational smarts, he would tell you I outrank him. Except in math, cuz I am awful at that. I try very hard not to bring this stuff up, as interested in it as I am because it depresses people. Every day, I listen to a certain someone who bitches left and right about how the
I've wanted to go to DC for years, just to see this place. People think I'm nuts for that, but it's history. It's important. And if you don't want to go, don't go, but don't stigmatize me for it. I still have yet to get to Europe, but when I get there, I need to go to the concentration camp sites in
I just find it amazing that people still believe this crap. I mean, really? You think all your problems are based on a specific group of people? It's things like this that set us all back many years again. That's why I hate to be lumped into groups, whether it be Catholics, Native American, handicapped, or even female. People can always turn it around on you for their own gain. And I'm not perfect about it either; it's very easy to say that specific groups of people are responsible for certain things, when in reality, it's just a few of choice jackasses who screw it up for the rest of the world.