These are always hard to do but after reading a news article on the internet this morning I needed to do this post. Before I go any further I want to say this: To the families of survivors of the Holocaust: you have my up most respect and honor. This post is to teach those who need to know your pain.
When I read that the current President of the United States is saying that the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was ‘evil’ (http://ir.net/news/politics/125838/yes-trump-really-seem-side-hitler-poland/ ) I was able to verify that he said information that was very wrong on http://www.newsweek.com/trump-first-president-warsaw-ghetto-632916 so I am sickened with what was said.
Now I need to make something clear while I love history I hate and despise what failure to understand the past will cause for the future! The history of this behavior is clear. There are a lot of similarities between what the current President is saying and doing to what was happening in the early parts of the 1930’s. I don’t like having to do this but we need to remember it. The most recent thing is the ‘Voter Information Request’ that was sent to each state. The simple fact is that we have the right to have our feelings including who we voted for to be private. In the 1930’s when the Weimar Republic (yes that is the correct spelling) was still running Germany, the Nazi’s had people bulling people into voting for Hitler. We have had it here before after WWII when some parts of the country were corrupt and people were not allowed to vote in private.
When we look at things like healthcare, you can see where those who aren’t ‘normal’ are being singled out. This too happened before. It was done in the Spartan culture, in the 1930’s and 1940’s in Germany and now it is happening again. By saying that people with preexisting conditions will have to pay more is the first step in making things very hard. Being a disabled Army veteran, it is hard enough but to see this happening again is sickening.
We need to stop this before it goes further. Is this what we want instead of what we have now?