Everybody is dumping on the unripe British Twitteroid who said there’s no reason to keep teaching about WWII but I think he’s onto something.
Putin is exploiting the “we defeated Nazism so we are entitled” narrative to invade countries all over the world.
Americans are hunting imaginary Nazis under every bush and around every corner. They are about to erase the entire constitution to thwart non-existing Nazis.
Germany is so tortured with guilt that it’s been enacting an embarrassing “white man’s burden” spectacle for years.
People seem increasingly incapable of discussing anything related to WWII without going batshit nutsazoid. I think we all need a break from incessant repetitions of words like “genocide, fascism, concentration camps, Hitler, Mussolini, etc.” I suggest we leave the subject of WWII in peace for a couple generations and come back to it when everybody calms the fuck down already.
So yeah, I’m with the unripe Brit (if anybody has a link or the name, please share. I lost my link to the story). Young people deserve a break from our inane expressions of guilt over something that happened to somebody else a gubizillion years ago. It’s hardly fair that they should experience housing shortages today because Hitler murdered Jews. Belated repentance and expiation on somebody else’s behalf are ridiculous.
Let’s talk about the Mongol invasion of Europe in the 13th century instead. That’s a fascinating topic that hopefully won’t produce any self-flagellation excesses.