We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Identify the perpetrators of atrocities upon children as sociopaths or whatever (see Dr. Joy Bliss' post below), and the words don't come near the horrors they commit, which are monstrous, whether during the Holocaust or today in many countries.
Here's a photo from a group of 41 children, ages 3-13, plus ten adult staff the Nazis tore from their refuge near Lyon, France on April 6, 1944. The children were sent to Auschwitz and murdered, as were the staff.
Up to 1.5-million children were murdered in the death camps, about 1.2-million of them Jews, the others Roma or handicapped.
Holocaust by Barbara Sonek
We played, we laughed
we were loved.
We were ripped from the arms of our parents
and thrown into the fire.
We were nothing more than children.
We had a future.
We were going to be lawyers, rabbis, wives, teachers, mothers.
We had dreams, then we had no hope.
We were taken away in the dead of night
like cattle in cars, no air to breathe
smothering, crying, starving, dying.
Separated from the world
to be no more.
From the ashes, hear our plea
This atrocity to mankind can not happen again.
Remember us, for we were the children
whose dreams and lives were stolen away.
Here's a photo of a few of the very few children who survived to liberation.
We see similar photos today of children elsewhere in the world who suffer. Remember and do more than repeat the mantra "Never Again."
More info about the once happy children in the first photo at this site.
HT: My good friend "Charlite", a righteous Gentile.
Ah, the joys of National SOCIALISM, and those of International SOCIALISM. Nazis and communists (of the Marxist/Leninist variety) visting the loving pleasures of the State upon the huddled masses. May they burn in hell.
wrt the kids and Auschwitz:
My father was an Infantry officer fighting in Europe. I'm proud to find his division's flag--104th ID "The Timberwolves"--is in the Holocaust Museum as one of the Liberators.