The first thing that comes to my mind in reading this article is the "redefining" of terminology Americans have in referring to atrocities or committing criminal acts throughout history. As recent as the Iraq War, in order to get away with torturing alleged terrorist, they renamed them "enemy combatants". What the heck is going on here? When Jesus was "flogged" in "Passion of the Christ", it was so graphic, bloody and took nearly twenty minutes of the film in order for Christians to get an emotional rise out of that sequence, for me, I thought it too long and disturbing even for a Christian myself. This side of American history should be shown and shared in classrooms, but I have a theory that the only acceptable atrocity throughout the America's that will ever be shared is the Jewish conentration camps and although it was a foreign atrocity done in Europe and not America, seems Americans have fully adopted this tragic event as real if only to downplay and forget, what was done here on this continent. I would go even further to say that the Nazis learned from the Americans on how to deal with the Jews in this countrys genocide of the Indians, no matter who I offend.
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 14:34