Understanding History?

siegessaule-berlin-landmark-sky-64726.jpegWe live in a time where understanding history is of utmost importance since it appears that far too many individuals lack the knowledge and willingness to discover it.  I mean no insult with such a statement but let us look at reality. We have a generation that really does not know it’s own history.

Some of today’s youth maybe never heard of the Holocaust that happened in Germany under the evil reign of Hitler and the Third Reich which target Jews and other minority. Have you maybe forgotten the million upon million of civilian murdered because of communism? Communism is estimated to have murdered at least 100 million people according to the book The Black Book Of Communism, written by several professors and researchers and publishing by Havard University Press.

Not to my surprise, there are individuals that have declared that socialism is the “idealistic” form of government for our time. Um, No it is not!! Let me ask you this? Have you bothered to look at the countries where socialism is currently the “idealistic” form of government? I’m guessing you have only looked that the leaders that sit in power and you have seen their luxurious lifestyle thinking that that is the product or reward of socialism. Maybe just maybe you might have turned a blinded eye to the people that are under such oppression.  In my view, Socialism is Communion disguised with manners but yet it has the same outcome in the end. If Socialism is so great then why are other people wanting to move to the United States of America which is a capitalist country?

History is not just about dates, historical figures, and ideologies. It is about where we come from and where we are going as a society and as individuals.  Are we learning from it or are we repeating the same errors that our predecessors committed? Sir Winton Churchill once said,

          “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

Are we failing to comprehend or are we simply just ignoring the lessons learned from previous generations? Or is it simply that we do not care enough for future generations? Has it occurred to us that we might be feeding our defenseless children to the wolves?  I mean defenseless as in them not knowing or lacking the knowledge thereof.  I am not here saying that we need to rewrite history. What I am stating is that we must look at our past and learn from it and teach our future generations proper history.



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