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CindyinSD

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Ummm, congratulations? JK :)
I assume you mean she has German ancestry? A surprising amount of people do.
To this day I am very reluctant to let people know because the bullying was SO bad and not a single adult did a stinking thing.
I think a lot of people feel the same way sadly.
I don't think they do, really. Teaching of history has gotten so bad that I'll bet if you went to the beach one day and did one of those videos where you ask random strangers about WWI & WWII, most of the middle-aged & younger could tell you very little about the WWs. Hey, plenty of people don't even know what "country" we fought in the Civil War. 🤷‍♀️

That surprises me though, your story. I'm very sorry you went through that. I grew up in central FL in the 60s-70s and I never saw anything like that. I suppose one would have expected it in the 40s & maybe the 50s but it doesn't seem to have been a thing where I lived. There are a large number of people of German ancestry in the USA (including some German ancestry in myself), many of whom have lived here for many generations.

The fashion now seems to be to call anyone with whom one disagrees a "NAZI". (By "Nazi", they do not mean "German national" at all—not even in the slightest. They mean "someone I hate and to whom I have attributed the greatest evils I can imagine".) They are not talking about Germans at all. They are (not to put too fine a point on it) talking about political conservatives. They are talking about me; not because of my degree of German ancestry, but because they truly believe that I and others like me are evil, racist, etc (insert perjorative-of-choice here).

They're not talking about you (or not because you're German, at least—not this time). Trust me on this, They are definitely talking about me and others like me (which may or may not include you.)

Most of those accusations are being made by people who know little of what historical Nazis even believed or stood for & thus being themselves in some significant danger of becoming the very thing they profess to hate.
 

CindyinSD

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The atrocities we did right here in the USA to anyone of Asian decent after Pearl Harbor were no better than what Hitler did to the Jewish people. Except ‘we’ didn’t have to answer for our mistakes.
Well, we (meaning the then-current administration) didn't actually gas anyone but you're right. Interring random citizens of Japanese descent and depriving them of liberty and property is indefensible. It was uncalled for and criminal and it unjustly hurt a lot of innocent people. 😢😢😢

Recompense ought to have been made, but perhaps the times were such that this was deemed impossible. There was a LOT of pain to go around—plenty for all, without adding to it this inexcusable injustice.
 

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I’m here. The storm missed me but it went right over @Ursuline Chick and @sdm111 .
Y’all check in when you can.

BTW. What the hell is a Pokemon?
It's the hardest we've been hit in a while. Trees and poles broken everywhere we will be without power for a while. We ended up getting the eye and eyewall as a cat 2 borderline 3
 
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