This must be one of the saddest photographs I have ever seen.
Why do we teach our children the wrong things?
Why do we teach them to hate, to fear, to believe that if we give one man respect, or dignity, or just a fair chance in life, that we must be trying to take those same opportunities away from another? Why do we teach our children that the land is ours, by right of blood or edict from on high, when we are only the latest insects to crawl across its surface? Why do we teach them that one man is different from another, better than, superior, when the story of our genes tells us that we all come from a singular place and time?
Why are we dressing our littlest ones up in the raiment of hate?
And when did Nazi Cosplay suddenly become cool?
Don’t tell me it was THOSE people who did it! Please, don’t try to put it on someone else.
It was us. How could it not be?
There are people walking our streets and living in our neighborhoods, who think it’s okay for one group to round up another, to remove them from their homes and fence them in like animals, to starve them, abuse them and ultimately exterminate them. And these folks didn’t time-travel here from Germany in the early 40’s. They grew up here right alongside us, went to the same schools, studied the same history books.
So how could they have learned to hate so well?