I was watching some program on History channel, or Discovery channel today about World War II. The program talked about what the Allied soldiers saw when one of the concentration camps were liberated.
After the camps weres liberated, the people from the nearby town were ordered to help bury the dead. The people of the town said they had been lied to by the nazi party.
The narrator of the program said the people of the towns were liars and as guilty as sin.
If the people living in the towns near the concentration camps were guilty, what does that make the citizens of the U.S.?
Will history look back and compare the United States government to the nazi party over our human rights violations?
What difference is there between the way the nazis treated the Jews, and the way the U.S. government treated Blacks and Native Americans?
nazis rounded up Jews and sent them to concentration camps.
United States government rounded up Native Americans and sent them to reservations.
nazis treated jews as subhuman.
United States government treated Blacks and Native Americans as subhumans.
Blacks were treated as property that were bought and sold on the open market.
The United States government took lands belonging to the Native American tribes.
nazis took property belonging to Jews.
The nazi party in Germany lasted from 1933 to 1945, a whole 12 years.
Slavery and discrimination against Blacks and Native Americans has lasted hundreds of years in the United States.
How can history point the finger at nazi Germany and say they did some terrible things, but the United States government has done worse.
nazi Germany started a world war that killed millions of people, that is very true. But the United States government slaughtered millions of Blacks and wiped out entire cultures of Native Americans. The U.S. government fought wars in Korea and Vietnam, costing an unknown lose of life on both sides, and for what? What we used to fight against (communism), we now buddy up with (free trade with china).
After nazi Germany, the Jewish culture is still intact as there are Jews living all over the world. The same can not be said about Native American Indian tribes. Some tribes were driven to extinction.
For decades, maybe even hundreds of years Native American children were not allowed to speak their native language in school.
One way or another, the U.S. government has done everything in its power to drive Native Americans out of existence.
When oil or other natural resources are found on an Indian reservation, the U.S. Government takes the land.
As far as I know, Germany no longer takes land and property from Jews.
Who Will History Hold Responsible
History will hold every last U.S. citizen responsible.
300, 400, 500 years from how, long after the U.S. has fallen, historians will look back and wonder why there was a double standard. Why were nations like Iraq and nazi Germany overthrown, but yet nobody did anything about the war criminals running the U.S. government.
I love my country, but I am also ashamed of the crimes against humanity the U.S. Government has committed.