Monday, May 1, 2017

First of May, when Hitler Died


Today is May 1st, which was a delightful day in my rural town.  Students created cone flower baskets, found flowers in someone's garden, and then ran around town to hang these baskets on the doorknobs of elderly people.

Although May Day  (pagan celebrations were highly rated) was celebrated in many different ways for many different reasons, May 1st. can always be remembered is "Day of Official Announcement of Adolf Hitler's Death."

Dying on April 30th, Hitler's death is disputed all over the world by many different sects. Following are some videos seen over the years.    



YouTube video, interview of officer in the Bunker

While many videos exist to prove Hitler did various things (even having a bunker in Arctic zone), what perhaps is more interesting are the comments below videos.  If these commenters are any indication of current millennials or those who riot in Berkeley with signs labeling conservatives (like me), I am truly scared.

Do these people even know what a Nazi is?  

Do they know what the Nazis believed?

Do these rioters understand what the Nazis did, and the proof of these horrors are well-documented all over the world? 

Time to go pick some flowers!   

20 comments:

  1. I'd rather think of May 1 as my daughters birthday. Hitler was a nasty little man.

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    1. Yes, a gr-daughter's b-day is better.

      But rejoicing in an evil devil's death is also good. So many dead.

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  2. When I was a teacher (a hundred or so years ago), Mayday was celebrated by a dance around a Maypole with little children dressed up and smiling. There is so much anger coming from fear today and it is taking a toll on us all. I don't know where this will all end but right now I choose to close my ears to the noise and concentrate on the more lovely things that surround me - like little children dancing with ribbons in their hands. Political beliefs might differ but we all have got to be kinder to each other.

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    1. Even though we close our ears and our eyes, violence and hate still goes on.

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  3. May Day is a thing some places? I've heard of it, but it's never been a thing where I am.

    I'm so glad you're denouncing those racist, fascist idiots. They've been empowered by the current administration, because too many people aren't standing up for calm, rational intelligence.

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    1. These idiots hold signs up screaming either Nazi, Fascist, racist. That covers about all titles they can call themselves.

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  4. I fear that if we forget/obliterate our history we are doomed to repeat it. And some parts of it really, really shouldn't be revisited.

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    1. Wiping history's slate clean does not mean it will stay that way. I wonder if history books are covered with dust?

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  5. I heard for years about the Nazis. My dad was in the army in Germany and told me all most of them did was exactly what they were told so they wouldn't get shot by the Nazis. They all just hoped to get out alive.

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    1. By the end of WW2 European Theater, citizens were starving and cowering. The Book Thief is a great book.

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  6. Never knew about May Day until recently, as we don't have it here.

    Yep, nutballs online are very scary.

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    1. May Day was a druid day, beseeching ?? for good crops. Lots of dancing, sex, a few sacrifices, etc.

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  7. I saw the man saying he liked working under Hitler and that he was always good to him. Shaking my head... I have seen some of the asinine comments about that time too, and they leave me shaking my head harder. The people who swear it never happened get to me the most. I can't delve too much into it, or I go nutty. As an aside, have you read Corey Ten Boom's book? I thought that was really good.

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    1. It is an excellent book, and I cried. Her faith and forgiveness of one of the guards was amazing.

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  8. Dear Susan, it seems to me, as I converse with younger men and women that many know little about any history beyond their own. I know that President Trump knows little of American history. And I wonder whether learning about the history--which can help us understand today--is a thing of the past, i.e.. of history. It's sad. Peace.

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    1. History is tossed around in a classroom as a cleaned-up, sanitized view of the past. It makes me angry, and despairing for all that was fought for to keep the world safe.

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  9. Some people casually toss around terms like Nazi and Hitler and there is no comparison to whoever they refer to today. In fact we have become a society--and a world--who thinks little of spewing insults and terms of disrespect and don't have a dialog with those with whom we disagree. I find it disturbing and sad. The great divide is ever widening and I don't think that bodes well for the future.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. It doesn't bode well for the future at all. There used to be "Watter's World" on Fox News, where he went around different places in America and asked questions. Once, he was in San Antonio, right in front of Alamo, and asked "What was the battle for Alamo?" Young 20s had absolutely no idea, and giggled about being rotten in history class.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!