Monday, October 18, 2010

Learn Something New!

For the past couple of days I have been reading a book that takes place during World War II. It's a fiction account of three main characters, one in England and two in the United States, and so far it has been a good book.

In one section of the book, just quickly (it is fiction, after all) they discussed the rise of Hitler and his early propaganda speeches. Did you know that starting in the 30s when he was talking about the need to get rid of the Jews from "Homeland Germany" he suggested rounding them up to one location and relocating them just like the American Indian Reservations. He used the United States as a good example.

Just when you think that we're cool, you realize. . .we're not that cool.


The GruCru said...

we even rounded up all the Japanese during WWII-not our finest hour

Jennifer Griffith said...

We have a res in our county. It is the saddest thing--more murders per capita than anywhere in the states. Stabbings mostly. The language skills of the Apache children when they start school are astoundingly meager. They come to Kindergarten with a vocab of about 500 words. The white kids have over 50,000. Some say we should leave their culture alone to let it flourish. I'm pretty sure flourish isn't what's happening.