Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Why Would They?

Via the Corner:

• A majority of German schoolchildren do not know who built the Berlin Wall or when it was erected.
• Only 1 in 3 children in eastern Germany knows the wall was built by the Soviet-backed East German government; others think it was built either by West Germany or its Western allies.

If school teachers in Germany had to take time out of their day to teach about the Berlin Wall they would have less time to teach about the evil that George W Bush and the Americans have inflicted on this world. Teachers need to focus on the totalitarianism that America represents, they don't have time to talk about the various historical threads of a century everyone has tried to forget.

Btw, interesting story. I was having a conversation with someone just recently and we were talking about the Stasi - he didn't know what that was. I explained that after WWII, East Germany went from Nazi rule to Communist rule overnight. He said - wow, that's such a dramatic shift. I asked him to explain why that was "dramatic". He couldn't.

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