Shocking Common Core-based essay assignment: Did Holocaust really happen or was it a ‘hoax’ ?

A Common Core-based writing assignment  almost made Holocaust denial part of one California school district’s curriculum.

As an alleged exercise in critical thinking, eighth-graders in the Rialto Unified School District near San Bernardino were given an assignment last week to write a paper about whether they believe the Holocaust actually happened or was a “hoax” designed to “influence public emotion and gain wealth.”

Ah, those crafty Jews.

On Monday, after a story about the exercise was published by the San Bernardino Sun drew fire from groups like the Anti-Defamation League and at least one serious-sounding death threat, the school district agreed to “revise” the question.

The school district’s acting superintendent will make sure there’s no more talk of the Holocaust “not occurring” a school district spokeswoman said, according to The Associated Press.

“The Holocaust should be taught in classrooms with sensitivity and profound consideration to the victims who endured the atrocities committed,” Syedda Jafri said.

OK, there are still a couple of problems here.

First of all, giving middle school students an assignment asking them to decide whether the Holocaust happened is intellectually indefensible.

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Sensitivity issues aside, it’s like asking kids to debate whether the American Revolution, the Vietnam War or the moon shot happened. It’s not critical thinking. It’s fantasy – and a fantasy with a blood-soaked history to boot.

Which brings us to the acting superintendent, and the unfortunate name of Mohammad Islam. It doesn’t help that the main purveyors of the lie that the Holocaust is a lie happen to have a great deal in common with Mr. Islam – starting with the first name and ending with his second.

It also doesn’t help that the language spokeswoman Jaffri used to clarify things doesn’t clarity much at all – just the opposite, in fact.

“The Holocaust should be taught … with profound consideration to the victims who endured the atrocities committed” is a weirdly roundabout way of saying 6 million Jews were deliberately murdered in a war of extermination.

As a writer on Infidel Blogger’s Alliance puts it, “Who are these ‘victims’, Mohammed? Why don’t you tell us who you believe the victims of the Holocaust are. And what exactly were ‘the atrocities committed?’” (The rest of that post is much blunter — be warned about the language.)

Finally, imagine the outcry if a school district assigned students a legitimate exercise in critical thinking that wasn’t in line with liberal orthodoxy, like proving global warming, white privilege or gay marriage are indeed hoaxes designed to “influence public emotion and gain wealth.”

As the San Bernardino Sun wrote:

“The Common Core state standards, which have been adopted by most states and the District of Columbia, emphasize critical thinking in students, which is what the assignment is intended to teach, according to school board member Joe Martinez.

“One of the most important responsibilities for educators is to develop critical thinking skills in students,” Martinez wrote in an email Friday morning. “This will allow a person to come to their own conclusion.”

Come to their own conclusions about historical facts?

If Common Core “critical thinking skills” means shoving liberal, Islamist propaganda down the throats of America’s school children, its backers should at least be honest enough to say so.

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Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at jpjsaunders@gmail.com.
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  • jaydee

    The Holocaust is not science it is fact.

    • crazy american

      Holocaust did happen but there are a few answered questions like:
      how many people were actually killed?
      why did not they even revolt?

      history is written by winners. Today the history is manipulated to make it look like the muslims were responsible for the holocaust and that my friend is appalling. After visiting palestine on a humanitarian mission I was shocked to see how the palestinians were treated by the Israelis and ever since have been wondering if they were the same people who were victims of holocaust? and why are they behaving differently now?

      • Mary Beth Washburn

        unanswered questions can be easily answered by reading books. Your bias is showing.

        • crazy american

          really? BTW your ignorance is infinite like the universe.

          • Tambria

            @crazy american. That was a nasty comment. If you wish to have a debate, do so.

        • Conscience PFLI

          those “books” are usually nothing more than propaganda ploys, funded by those with an interest in inflammatory skreeds

          • Marilyn Z

            You need some meds.

        • rchguns

          Is not his bias that showing it’s other and sheer stupidity. In Germany to promote his form of socialism Hitler needed to create an enemy. Germany was in very dire straits unemployment , inflation , and even national pride all combined to put the country on a downward spiral.

          By Jewish tradition it’s almost mandated that you educate your children and give them the tools they need to be successful. In Germany Jewish population for the most part we your professionals, the business owners, doctors, lawyers, and bankers. Hitler used this to his advantage by pointing to these individuals and saying they’re the reason that everyone else has life so bad . It’s easy all Jews who have all of the money all the businesses etc… Basically he gave the German people someone else to blame for their personal problems. It worked great.

          Much the same way now that are present administration is pointing at conservatives, Republicans, and the educated members of our society being blamed for the high rate of unemployment in the black communities in the inner cities. It doesn’t matter that the dropout rate from high school is very close to 50% in these communities. It’s like saying it’s the other guys fault because you’re stupid they work for Hitler and seems to be working here.

          • Shawn

            The jews were first deported out of Germany until all Countries refused them entrance. Where are the comments about the Countries that aided in Germany’s actions.

          • Keet Hensley

            Check your dates and order of your facts. After the war, the Jews left Germany when they were Liberated now go from there please…

          • Knowitsome

            lol. everyone has their own agenda, and everyone likes to hijack the holocaust for their own purposes. But comparing the nazis to obama or the democrats is a new one. What a joke.

          • rchguns

            .You missed the point I was not pointing at the Democratic Party especially the old Democratic Party was still believe in America and I’m not even pointing and dirty diaper head Obama and comparing him to old Adolf.

            What I was pointing out is the parallels between the methods of the two separate criminal regimes are using the get their way. There’s an old saying that if people do not study history will be doomed to repeat it. That’s what’s happening in America right now.

            You look at every world war that the United States was involved in an most regional conflicts the same glaring screw ups are there. Prior to World War I and World War II the United States went into an isolationist mindset. They dropped out of world affairs. The political figures at the time wanted absolutely nothing to do with any other nations and if they had a problem to care less. One glaring similarity is that the liberals be the Democrats or whatever repeatedly make the statement that you never let a disaster go unused when I can be turned into political gains.

            There is absolutely no getting around the fact that this is the most corrupt administration in the history of the United States. Given that all politicians have the right to lie is a rule this administration is drastically abusing and overusing that fact.

            As the latest on by abuse of the Holocaust look no further than the progressive socialists in our school system. Common core is using their version of history for young people of America to disbelieve that the Holocaust never happened. That was all a figment of someone’s imagination. There mindset, common core, is the history is not made up of facts. It’s made up of whatever you can convince young minds to believe. I me why should common core really care about the Holocaust to them it was nothing more than ridding the world of the surplus of Jews. That’s what they’re trying to teach our children. Then on top of having sex ed for kindergartners

          • Keet Hensley

            I like that you can see it as it was and as it is now, I think you and I are in the generation that remember the truth and we are the most dangerous ones because we have not been totally dumb ed down like the book learned idiots or the sheeple that will believe anything if it is put into print.
            Do you also remember when it was said that Communist countries fear the internet, because the people will be able to communicate with each other? Personally I am very grateful for the internet and things like Facebook where we can have a voice.
            Do you also notice, the O administration is supposedly going to give up their control of it and allow Russia to take the blame for when it goes down here?
            Sometimes I wonder just how much some of these people shooting down the truths said online are getting paid? or are they really that stupid on their own?
            Thank you for your educated input, keep up the good work. >:D<

          • rchguns

            Unfortunately we have an overabundance of educated idiots in control of the country and too few people with common sense. There also seems to be even fewer people who can tell the difference or even want to try.

            Unfortunately I think the United States has reached the tipping point. The point where the worthless freeloaders outnumber the working populace in the government is more criminal than the people in our prisons.

            I don’t have an answer but I do know that if we survive my generation it will be the end of America as we know it. When all the old farts like me have gone the way the dodo bird people won’t care anymore. The government will of confiscated all of the weapons and if you disagree with what the government says you go to a reeducation camp for you just disappear. This is Obama’s hope and change.

          • MichaelGuy

            Nationaal Socialist Workers Party and Hirler as Time Magazine Man of the year in the late 1930s

          • Jeff Simon

            “Some” is obviously very little. Change your board name to Know nothing, feel everything.

          • HonestToAtee

            National Socialist Party = Nazi Party!

            Fascism: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralizedautocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

            Obama regime:
            1.DOJ has different rules for different races= FACT! 2. IRS used to punish opposition= FACT!
            3.Media under threat for reporting and Obama threatens net neutrality along with calling FOX News names=FACT!
            4.Regime uses BLM to seize long term property rights of Americans=FACT!
            5.Regime uses MediaMatters for propaganda through all MSM=FACT!
            6.Regime took control of GM dissolving pensions of non Union workers and theft of ownership from Bondholders and gave GM to the UAW=FACT!
            7.Obama set up his own “Civilian Army that’s as well funded and as well armed as the Military”(Stasi)=FACT!

            Socialism/Fascism, I don’t care which is certainly NOT who we once were!

          • Trucker

            Where is the Joke? You can’t deny that this is what Obama is perpetrating upon American Citizens.

          • Eric G

            Thanks for your post. I have no idea where crazy American gets the idea that Muslims are being blamed for the Holocaust. Probably the same kooky websites that are convinced that Reagan was the anti-Christ.

          • Rose

            I was wondering the same thing. I thought I missed something.

          • Keet Hensley

            Historically I had heard that Hitler and Saddam Hussein were friends, but then there is the age difference and also the word “friends” and “Hitler” just cannot blend well in one sentence?

          • Eric G

            How true. What a crazy world we live in.

          • MichaelGuy

            The other reason Hitler and the Nazis fostered a hatred of the Jews was the Balfor Agreement of 1917. The plutocratic disciples of Theodor Herzl and the Rothschild family agrred to gove England gentile blood and money so that England could wrest Palestine from Turkey and create an independent Jewish nation of ISRAEL. The owners of the Fed and financiers of the Bolsheviks, gave the money and American blood that defeated the Kaiser.

          • HonestToAtee

            Go eff yourself you little Jihadi you!
            Lies are all you have!

          • Michael Guy

            No I do not have lies but history. Look at the founding fathers of the Federal Reserve Bank. Then see if these same plutocrats, like Jacob Schiff Kuhn and Loeb, did not also foster and finance the Balfor Agreement and Leon Trotsky’s emigration from Manhattan to Moscow. And I believe the four armies of the AntiChrist are the Marxist Socialist, The Zionist plutocrats, the Sunni oil sheiks who control Al Qaeda and the hedonist. So I guess HonestToatee, I am not a jihadist just an educated, erudite, conservative, gentleman which is a state you , as an NEA educate person , shall never attain

          • HonestToAtee

            Not exacxtly Mr. Paulbot, you are a neo Nazi who excludes reality and the true historical record, namely the old and new testaments, and the evil players who use fools like you to create hate towards the intended victims. True that though, that I was not educated where you have been, the Aryan school of propaganda!

          • Eric G

            Thanks for more background, it is a pleasure to read posts that contain more than just the usual “you guys suck”. I bet 99% of Americans (maybe more) have never even heard of the Balfor Agreement or have any knowledge as to how the modern Middle East was formed.

          • HonestToAtee

            Why was there a need for the Balfour Declaration? Could it be the Ottoman Empire was falling apart after centuries of Caliphate rule over all the people of that region? Could it be that the Jews finally saw a way to reclaim the state of Israel from the Muslims, not Arabs, who conquered them? You may not know it Eric G, but you DO SUCK! And you prove that you have no clue of that which you speak, as if you ever heard of what you call the, “Balfor(sp) Agreement”, which never existed! http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/ottomanempire_1.shtml

            “According to Isaiah Friedman, Hussein was not perturbed by the Balfour Declaration. On 23 March 1918, Hussein wrote in Al Qibla, the daily newspaper of Mecca:[9]

            The return of these exiles [jaliya] to their homeland will prove materially and spiritually an experimental school for their [Arab] brethren who are with them in the fields, factories, trades and all things connected to the land.

            He called on the Arab population in Palestine to welcome the Jews as brethren and co-operate with them for the common welfare.[10] Following the publication of the Declaration the British had dispatched Commander David George Hogarth to see Hussein in January 1918 bearing the message that the “political and economic freedom” of the Palestinian population was not in question.[8] Hogarth reported that Hussein “would not accept an independent Jewish State in Palestine, nor was I instructed to warn him that such a state was contemplated by Great Britain”.[11] Continuing Arab disquiet over Allied intentions also led during 1918 to the British Declaration to the Seven and the Anglo-French Declaration, the latter promising “the complete and final liberation of the peoples who have for so long been oppressed by the Turks, and the setting up of national governments and administrations deriving their authority from the free exercise of the initiative and choice of the indigenous populations.”[8][12] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balfour_Declaration,_1917

          • Eric G

            Ok, let me know when you get back from Fantasy Island. I think I just saw “the plane!” Thanks for the You Suck comment, it certainly shows that while you may be a better speller you lack the maturity and intelligence that could make your comments worth reading.

          • Mark Hatzi

            LOL sorta sounds like Obama calling out the 1%

          • rchguns

            In some ways yes. But considering That It’s Dirty Diaper Head Obama he doesn’t have the balls to call anybody out unless he can hide behind something.

        • Shawn

          You see the minute you as a question that is not wanted you are bias, racist, denier. Enough already. History is not always right or wrong it totally depends on who is doing the writing and what is the end goal.

          • Eric G

            That is a very good point regarding who writes about the past. Just look at the word: his story.

        • Marilyn Z

          Isn’t that the truth! Crazy American, can you tell us what faith you follow?

          I have NEVER seen anything in any book that tried to blame the Holocaust on muslims…NEVER. Someone is lying to you and you need to seriously research the matter because it is not true. Muslims didn’t have one iota of blame attributed to them. You are the first person ever to even introduce that idea. Shame on you.

      • randy brown

        MUSLIMS WERE NOTORIOUS NAZI SUPPORTERS , YOU ARE VERY IGNORANT

        • BlueViolets

          You are very ignorant. Hitler did indeed work in consort with moslems. They did have the common core of hating Jews.

          • AnnMarie Sharma

            a lot of people hated Jews, not just Muslims. But Muslims didn’t kill them. . Big difference

          • HonestToAtee
          • Jeff Simon

            “a lot of people hated Jews, not just Muslims. But Muslims didn’t kill them. . Big difference”

            Wait. Did you just say Muslims do not kill Jews?

          • AnnMarie Sharma

            I thought the topic was the Holocaust. I recall no Muslims killing jews during the Holocaust. Did we go off topic? Of course Muslims have killed Jews and visa versa. My husband is Jewish and an intellectual, he also lived in Israel for 12 years, I know a great deal about Jewish history. Although not everything, but I was under the impression the discussion was the Holocaust. Bringing Muslims into the discussion about the Holocaust confused me.

          • Jeff Simon

            I believe that what you meant was “It was not the Muslims who WERE ENGAGED IN THE “FINAL SOLUTION” of organized genocide and death camps during WWII.”

            It came across as :’Muslims are one of many groups who persecute Jews but Muslims do not kill jews.’

      • Heather James

        Huh? Muslims responsible for the Holocaust?! That was Hitler and the big bankers, not Muslims.

      • babbott

        “Today the history is manipulated to make it look like the muslims were responsible for the holocaust and that my friend is appalling.”

        That remark is absolutely untrue. No one has ever said the Muslims were responsible for the Holocaust. Those who lived through that period KNOW without a doubt who perpetrated this extermination of 6 million Jews. The Muslims DENY it ever happened, so WHY are they so offended by it? What I find appalling is someone who would insinuate or deny that an actual world-chaging event took place. General Ike Eisenhower had it well documented because he understood that it was so horrendous that in the future there would be those who would try to deny it.

        • reticle

          To be fair, ‘the Muslims’ don’t deny the Holocaust. Some extremist Muslims do. That’s a bit different.

        • Keet Hensley

          A German’s View on Islam – it’s well worth reading.
          This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I
          have ever read. The author’s references to past history are accurate and
          clear.
          It’s not a lengthy read, it’s easy to understand, and it’s well worth the
          read. The author of this email is Dr.Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and
          well-respected psychiatrist.

          A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a
          number of large industries and estates. When he was asked how many German
          people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward
          fanaticism.

          ‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return
          of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those
          who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just
          sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us,
          and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost
          everything.
          I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.’

          We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is
          the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to
          live in peace.
          Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely
          irrelevant.
          It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to
          somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the
          name of Islam.

          The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is
          the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting
          wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian
          or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the
          entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead,
          murder, or honour-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after
          mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of
          rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to
          kill and to become suicide bombers.

          The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent
          majority,’ is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of
          Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were
          responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful
          majority were irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well,
          but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people..

          The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a
          warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across
          South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder
          of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and
          bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery.
          Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?

          History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our
          powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of
          points:
          Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
          Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because
          like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the
          fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

          Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs,
          Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many
          others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it
          was too late.

          Now Islamic prayers have been introduced into Toronto and other public
          schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa too while the Lord’s Prayer was
          removed (due to being so offensive?) The Islamic way may be peaceful for
          the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.

          In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the
          most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look
          at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food
          items in your local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem,
          just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding
          within the nation’s shores.

          In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now
          dozens of “no-go” zones within major cities across the country that the
          police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the
          Muslim community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.

          As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group
          that counts – the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

          Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this
          email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that
          allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on
          and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world-wide, read this and think
          about it, and they also continue to send it on – before it’s too late.

          And we are silent…

          P.S. From Keet
          Yes Many in islam are peaceful and innocent by not doing the Murders, however, they are enablers for not taking a stand against those fanatics that they claim have hijacked their religion, sitting silent when they know who the Murderous ones are.

          I’m sorry, but at this point I do not hate Islam, but you are NOT on my trusted or Christmas list, your people want to cut off my head, and they wear MASKS to hide their faces in a cowardly manner. Here in the U.S.A. anyone wearing a mask is suspicious and defensive posture is recommended. Burka included, to HIDE anyones Identity for any reason is offensive and suspicious, religion is NO EXCUSE.

          • reticle

            Religious extremists, tribalist extremists, nationalistic extremists. Give any of them guns and power, they’ll behave the same way. It’s not solely a Muslim issue.
            Let ‘em be Muslims. Push back when they try to get prayers in schools. Push back when anyone tries to impose religious law on our secular system.

        • Shawn

          How about eisenhowers treatment of German prisoners of war. No shelter, no food yet warehouses full of rations were available. All this is documented by the Swiss. Not everyone is your friend not even your keeper

          • babbott

            Did Eisenhower deliberately set up ovens and cook the German prisoners of war? Try to stay with the topic.

          • HonestToAtee

            Did you just pop out of your mommies womb?

          • Jeff Simon

            Those rations were for Allied forces. Screw the Swiss. They concealed Nazi gold and maintain their neutrality so they can do business with anyone. They are selling out their own people to Islam, although they are doing a better job of controlling the Sons of Mohammed than Sweden, that’s for sure!

        • HonestToAtee
      • Jeff Simon

        “why did not they even revolt?”

        Because the Nazis had all the guns. Check out the riot/revolt in the Krakow, Poland. Think about the Left’s longstanding gun “control” efforts here in America.

        I know the Holocaust happened. My grandfather helped liberated one of the camps near the end of the war. He also won the bronze star in other actions in Europe including Battle of the Bulge. RiP 1984. Best Grandpa ever! You ruled, PopPop!

        • Art Bralick

          My kudos to your Grandfather. Too bad people of that character are few and far between now days.

          • Jeff Simon

            Thank you.

        • Marty Kirkpatrick

          a bunch of Russian Jews fought back, and saved many Jewish people by being one of the partisan groups who fought the nazis.

          • Jeff Simon

            Yes. They made a movie about it called _Defiance_ starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schrieber. It was a good movie.

          • Marty Kirkpatrick

            yeah,Jeff…and it is my favorite Daniel Craig movie of his career…killer story!

      • Lc Goodfellow

        1- 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust (1.1 million children). 6 million of those victims were Jewish. Other groups targeted by the Nazis were Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, disabled people, and Gypsies.
        2- Gun control !

      • CPG3

        crazy american, you need to dig a little deeper into history, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amiin al-Husseini is known to be the architect of the Holocaust. He is known to have influence the turning of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp into a death camp, and later toured death camps at Auschwitz, Majdanek, Treblinka, and Mauthausen. While Hitler is definitely the primary person responsible for the Holocaust, he did not act alone, and not without the help of Muslim leaders, of which Haj Amiin al-Husseini is the most notable. Due to the overwhelming acts of the Nazi regime, much of the history that involved Muslims has been overlooked. I suggest that you research a bit further concerning the involvement of Muslims, and in particular Haj Amiin al-Husseini, in the Holocaust, then make up your mind as to whether or not history is being manipulated to “look like muslims were responsible,” and how much it is being manipulated to look like they were not involved.

      • Speak2Truth

        History indicates it was the Muslims who gave Hitler the idea that instead of just deporting the Jews and seizing their wealth (with the help of George Soros), they should just kill the Jews, like the Muslims had been doing for a long time.

        Hitler had an Islamist SS division that was fairly influential on his policies.

        • Jeff Simon

          Technically it was George Soros’s dad, wasn’t it?

          • Speak2Truth

            No, it was George Soros who helped the NAZIs find and steal the property of his fellow Jews.

            http://itmakessenseblog.com/2011/01/28/george-soros-says-he-feels-no-remorse-for-collaborating-with-nazis-during-wwii-to-send-his-fellow-jews-to-the-death-camps-steal-their-property/

            That’s the guy whose greed knows no bounds. He collaborated with others to pillage and crash the economies of several other nations before teaming up with our Democrats to target the USA. Now, they’re very aggressively pillaging ours.

          • Jeff Simon

            What I read earlier stated that Soros’s dad made the rounds because he was a Nazi collaborator and he took young Georgie along with him. Setting a vampire like example for his son.

            Regardless, Soros made his fortune on currency speculation, basically crashing and burning the British Pound. I have no doubt that he would love to repeat his performance with the American Dollar. He is the puppet master behind these clueless Millennial pawns and their mob like mentality.

        • Knowitsome

          The Germans tried to deport their Jewish populations. No one, including the US, would take them.

          • Speak2Truth

            You make an excellent point. Socialism was trumpeted in the USA, the NAZI flag was flown alongside the US flag in mass parades in the US, Hitler was even Time Magazine’s Man of the Year. Progressive Socialism had already taken root in the US by that point and the country was being ‘fundamentally transformed’ into an ally of Socialist Statism, which is now our current form of government.

            It was a massive propaganda campaign and it affected our nation’s policies towards the victims of Socialism.

          • Marty Kirkpatrick

            and now we take them all in even in-your face illegals..thats right I-L-L-E-G-A-L-S.

        • HonestToAtee

          Here are some visual aids to prove your point! http://www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com/gallery/

      • BlueViolets

        They did not revolt because Hitler made it a law that no civilian could own guns. Sound familiar? Not only that but they just couldn’t conceive that their own government could treat them as criminals. Sound familiar? They believed the lies their government told them. Sound familiar? These things are happening in America right now.

        • RE Hafner

          You hit the nail on the head!

          • Knowitsome

            actually, everything said in that post was untrue.

          • RE Hafner

            Guess failed history.

        • Jeff Simon

          YES IT DOES!

        • Keet Hensley

          A German’s View on Islam – it’s well worth reading.
          This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I
          have ever read. The author’s references to past history are accurate and
          clear.
          It’s not a lengthy read, it’s easy to understand, and it’s well worth the
          read. The author of this email is Dr.Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and
          well-respected psychiatrist.

          A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a
          number of large industries and estates. When he was asked how many German
          people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward
          fanaticism.

          ‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return
          of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those
          who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just
          sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us,
          and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost
          everything.
          I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.’

          We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is
          the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to
          live in peace.
          Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely
          irrelevant.
          It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to
          somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the
          name of Islam.

          The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is
          the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting
          wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian
          or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the
          entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead,
          murder, or honour-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after
          mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of
          rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to
          kill and to become suicide bombers.

          The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent
          majority,’ is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of
          Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were
          responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful
          majority were irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well,
          but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people..

          The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a
          warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across
          South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder
          of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and
          bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery.
          Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?

          History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our
          powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of
          points:
          Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
          Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because
          like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the
          fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

          Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs,
          Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many
          others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it
          was too late.

          Now Islamic prayers have been introduced into Toronto and other public
          schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa too while the Lord’s Prayer was
          removed (due to being so offensive?) The Islamic way may be peaceful for
          the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.

          In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the
          most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look
          at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food
          items in your local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem,
          just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding
          within the nation’s shores.

          In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now
          dozens of “no-go” zones within major cities across the country that the
          police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the
          Muslim community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.

          As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group
          that counts – the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

          Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this
          email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that
          allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on
          and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world-wide, read this and think
          about it, and they also continue to send it on – before it’s too late.

          And we are silent…

          P.S. From Keet
          Yes Many in islam are peaceful and innocent by not doing the Murders, however, they are enablers for not taking a stand against those fanatics that they claim have hijacked their religion, sitting silent when they know who the Murderous ones are.

          I’m sorry, but at this point I do not hate Islam, but you are NOT on my trusted or Christmas list, your people want to cut off my head, and they wear MASKS to hide their faces in a cowardly manner. Here in the U.S.A. anyone wearing a mask is suspicious and defensive posture is recommended. Burka included, to HIDE anyones Identity for any reason is offensive and suspicious, religion is NO EXCUSE.

          • BlueViolets

            Thank you for the good read. My late husband was raised in Nazi Germany. Although his immediate family were not Nazis his great uncle was. His grandfather had a small farm and vineyard. Toward the end of the war when Hitler was asking for horses and mules to pull their large guns his great uncle turned in his own brother because he had a mule or horse (can’t remember which now). His grandfather didn’t want to give anything to Hitler and my husband said his grandfather took a pitchfork and stabbed the animal in the neck and killed it. They weren’t allowed guns. His great uncle wasn’t too happy when he and his Nazi buddies showed up and were told the animal had “died”. In the town square my husband, his grandparents, brother and mother’s names were posted for execution. Fortunately our troops liberated his village before that could happen. He lived near the Rhine. He told many other stories that I won’t go into. He passed away in 2009 and said he feared that the United States was headed down the same path as Germany. If you read the speech that Bonhoeffer gave just after the election of Hitler you could apply it our country today. History does tend to repeat itself. We are stiff necked lot us humans and we don’t learn from our mistakes very well.

          • Knowitsome

            Maybe you should get out and visit the real world. There are fanatics in every religion, yet the vast majority practice quietly and peacefully. Yes, Muslims condemn radicalism just as much as the average American Christian runs around condemning Timothy McVeigh and other Christian terrorists.
            And just because you don’t understand the Burka, and even if you did understand the purpose of it and disagreed with it, it’s still a cultural practice of theirs. You’ve got some bizarre ones, too.

          • Keet Hensley

            Not just talking about the Burka, when the men have protested in past events, they also cover their faces. Here in America, we have a cultural thing too, it is when you commit a crime you cover your face to avoid identification.
            As far as I am concerned when the police pull a raid and wear masks they are also wrong, I want their faces exposed so when the tape rewinds and their errors exposed, they can be identified.
            The new stylish thing has become the Hoodie, and when I see someone wearing their hoodie up on a warm summer night here in Florida, my hand will be on my weapon, because according to our cultural practice in the U.S.A. expect to be robbed or otherwise assaulted.
            As I type the news on TV showing videos of the new Ninja robbers here in Florida, and if people have their way to just cover their faces, nobody would think that such disguises are abnormal.
            There are plenty practicing Islam that don’t wear such things, so it is not a must do thing.
            I see below your take on Adolf and his gun control, I agree he made guns for those non-victims to have their guns since everyone was supposed to support the troops against their enemies, only the targeted/victims were disarmed most others became troops even the children.
            I always thought it was such a disgrace that when we were in school, our History books did not teach past the Civil war, there was no mention of the WWI or WWII, all of it had to be learned from other sources.
            Of course History repeats itself, New power mongers think they can do it better than the last guy.

        • Knowitsome

          Another example of someone trying to hijack the holocaust for their own agenda, and getting the facts wrong in the process. Hitler did not institute gun control. He actually made gun ownership easier compared to the government of Germany that came before him. He didn’t allow Jews to own guns, but for most Germans, there was little gun control.
          Besides the fact that gun control has been reduced in the US, as evidenced by the new laws allowing concealed weapons everywhere in Georgia and other states. The NRA has been on a tear since Connecticut and gun laws have been loosened, not made tighter.

          • BlueViolets

            My late husband was raised in Nazi Germany and he remembers very well when Hitler’s troops came and took all the guns in the town. He was taught to worship Hitler in school. He told me they went through several priests because they didn’t teach what the ministry of education wanted him to. In other words he taught religion. Please try not to question and denigrate those who lived through it.

      • http://batman-news.com art

        because just like Barry he lied to the people and they bought it and some still do

      • Robyn B Holmes

        according to israeli sponsored archaeological digs done at sobibor death camp,there are no mass graves there. so yes, there are many questions to be asked.because sobibor is one of the 3 main alleged death camps.

        logic and fact actually suggest that all the camps were forced labor camps. and while yes many people died and those who didnt, lived pretty miserable/unhealthy lives….
        they were there for the purpose of building the weapons to support the reichs war effort.

        not as an attack against a specific people. gypsies muslims and anyone who went against the status quo, were thrown into the work camps. those who were poor, uneducated, unliked.

        • Keet Hensley

          Man is your information so wrong. If 1 picture is worth a million words, then the frames of the films that I have seen and the confirmation from the mouths of both of my parents who were liberators of those camps are worth billions of words, NOBODY could have faked those films.
          Because I have studied the world wars, I can very easily believe that Governments are capable of these types of MURDERS and I do expect soon, history will repeat itself here in the U.S.A. if they get our guns. Has nobody noticed how manipulators and inciters are attempting to get Americans to fight each other?
          Wake up people all over the world, not just america, too many people out of work, government cannot support everyone, they hope we will kill each other off so they won’t have to because war just don’t thin the herd like it did in the big wars.

        • Knowitsome

          As long as deniers like you exist, the rest of us must keep talking about the truth.

      • Shawn

        Who’s the oppressor now. They treat Palestinians as criminals. Who has to produce papers in THEIR own Country. Leave the politics out of it.

        • Knowitsome

          Palestinians in Israel have full civil rights. Palestinians outside of Israel are not Israeli.

      • Knowitsome

        There were lots of revolts, but the victims were starved and sleep deprived and faced far greater weapons, so there was not much that they could do. Also, many refused to believe that these things could happen in their own countries.
        You know the approximate numbers, and we’ll never know the real numbers, because even though the nazis kept good records, towards they end they started killing everyone and the records got messy.
        But most importantly, what is happening in Israel is not remotely close to what happened in ww2. There are no death camps, israel doesn’t have camps at all. The only place there are camps for palestinians is in arab countries like lebanon and jordan, where they are forced into ghettos and not allowed to work. Funny how you don’t have a problem with that. You might have gone on a propaganda tour, but your information leaves much to be desired.

      • thinkingabovemypaygrade

        I have read many things about the Holocaust. NEVER read that “muslims caused it”. NEVER.

      • MichaelGuy

        they didn’t revolt because the Socialist enacted gun control. this is why the Democratic Party wants to enact gun control today, to eradicated or enslaveall Conservative Capitalist Constitution loving Christian Caucasians

      • Rose

        I guess you weren’t shocked at how the Palistinians treat the Israelis. Also, the ones who did revolt were shot on the spot.

      • Mark Hatzi

        hard to revolt standing next to a wife with your childs hand in yours, against machine guns, being told to get in trucks, rail cars, not knowing anything until told to get out, then it was to late.

      • Rich Harvey

        People were surrounded by Nazi soldiers with guns. That’s why.

    • Zionistout

      If facts were lies. Yes the holocaust would be fact in that case. Do you have any facts to back it up? Neither do the Jews.

    • Zionistout

      If facts were lies, yes the holohoax would be fact.

  • madman

    This is the type of garbage that is being taught thanks to Crappy Core.

    • RealityBites

      All it was if you bother to read any non biased sources is trying to get kids to look at BOTH sides of the issue and draw their own conclusions

      • Seraphbleu

        But they can’t look at both sides of the issue if they only learn about one side or if the facts are distorted or biased.

        • RealityBites

          I am well aware of that. However the history books distort plenty. Therefore research is important which is what assignments like this are trying to teach kids

          • Seraphbleu

            I see. So where would you suggest they research to get both sides of the issue if history books distort….which I know they do…and the class only presents one side of the issue? What kind of research are you talking about and where?

        • Knowitsome

          what other side is there? should we look at both sides of the “is the earth round” issue?

          • Seraphbleu

            Apparently you aren’t keeping up with what we’re discussing. Read the article first before you reply please. I agree that facts are facts but Common core is trying to get kids to think there may be a hoax played on the public regarding the Holocaust and want them to think about that before taking the “facts” as truth. We’re discussing both sides of THAT issue. Btw, wonder what happened to my request from RealityBites to provide sources for unbiased and factual writings on this subject?

          • RealityBites

            Sorry I’ve been busy for the last couple of days. I’m sure both sides have their views on the internet which can easily be found by a simple Google search. Also try researching old records and find out just how many people aside from the 6 million or so Jews we already know about were killed. That would give a more accurate number of the casualties.

          • Seraphbleu

            Thank you for responding and for your reply. Hopefully a number of the children who received this assignment have access to computers and Google so they can obtain the facts for themselves. Unfortunately, I’m afraid many do not.

      • Spicy Ray Swinehart-Patrick

        BOTH sides of the holocaust? Draw their own conclusions? It’s a historical FACT that it happened, what other conclusion is there to draw?

        • Zionistout

          Nope sorry. The holocaust is not fact. Nothing about it is fact. It is a lie built on lies.

        • RealityBites

          Do we know for sure that only 6 million Jews were killed?? What if there were actually more?

          • Knowitsome

            the exact number is not the point, and whether the numbers were underestimated was not the assignment.

          • RealityBites

            Except it would give those who researched it more ammunition to hit the deniers with

      • Keet Hensley

        I cannot understand where there are any 2 sides to the FACT that these people were being exterminated in Nazi Germany’s Death camps.

        • RealityBites

          Do you really have a problem with research?

    • Knowitsome

      this has nothing to do with common core.

  • Jerry

    They don’t know how lucky they are that I don’t have any children in school.

    • BTeboe

      ditto

      • sheinLV

        Agree…my kids are long out of school (thank Heaven). Question is…why are parents not pulling their kids out of these public schools

        • Lynn Roberts Patton

          Probably because parents can’t afford the alternatives: private school or home schooling.

          • sheinLV

            I understand completely Lynn. Wish there were affordable alternatives. I would love to see the principals’ faces of every school in the country when each parent notifies them that they are removing their kids from your crappy school

          • yoyomo

            There would be had Romney won.

          • babbott

            That’s the reason that school vouchers should be approved. People should have a say in where their tax money is used to educate their children.

          • J_in_TX

            I agree babbott. Americans, even those without school age children, are forced to pay for the so called “free education” through property taxes. I say give me my taxes back and let me spend them where I want to send my grandchildren to school. I certainly don’t want them in the public schools in this day and age.

          • Knowitsome

            only if you own property

          • yoyomo

            Will never happen under Dem control.

          • Jeff Simon

            I feel that way about Colleges as well. I have already informed my child that if she wants to attend the University of Michigan she had better earn an Athletic Scholarship. If I have to pay $42,000.00 a year for her education it won’t be at a stalwart bastion of Liberalism like U of M. It’s Hillsdale or Bust!

          • Knowitsome

            vouchers are handouts to the rich. most people would still not be able to afford the school they want, and if you gave them enough to go anywhere, it would bankrupt the nation.

    • Herman Vogel

      Why do you need children in a school YOU pay for, you have the right as a tax payer. Go and tell them at the next PTA or School board meeting.

      • Jerry

        Excellent point.

  • Kevis

    Want to see where the problem originates?

    “Syedda Jafri” Who’s that? Certainly not an American originated name, this person isn’t perhaps a MUSLIM inserting an agenda into the curriculum.

    • MinistryofFear

      Exactly my point. Welcome to what the UK is facing. There is no assimilation when it comes to Islam. It’s there way or else.

      • randy brown

        THE ENGLISH HAVE LOST THEIR NATION TO THE MUSLIM HOARD , AND WE WILL ALSO IF WE DONT AWAKEN AND PHYSICALLY STOP THEM

        • Doug

          All caps makes your comment even more important.

      • RealityBites

        Pretty funny considering Muslims around here have assimilated pretty well from what I’ve seen

        • BlueViolets

          I don’t know where you live but in my area they are still trotting around dressed like they live in the dessert. They don’t seem to participate in local associations. Except for the men who appear to want to gain some political office. They don’t seem to be assimilating much at all. They do appear to be forming their own conclaves though.

          • Doug

            What dessert do they live in…Baked Alaska?

          • BlueViolets

            My deepest apologies for mistyping a word. Apparently you have never made an error in your life. Baked Brains is probably more like it now that you mention it.

          • Doug

            I strive for perfection as I’m sure you do also.

          • RealityBites

            Saw some at the mall the day before Easter and other than head scarves women were dressed as normally as everyone else.

        • Jeff Simon

          Around here is obviously not Dearborn, Michigan.

          • RealityBites

            I don’t live in Michigan so they can do whatever they want.

          • Jeff Simon

            Excellent philosophy for the Health of the Nation. You are a genius! Now go update your FaceBook page and tell your “friends” that you are a genius.

        • Keet Hensley

          Those are only the toes in the door, the ones to numb you to what is yet to come, they are the peaceful ones that cry for our acceptance of their ways, before the radicals come in to finish taking over.

          • RealityBites

            Scare tactics are funny. I am not afraid of all Muslims just because of a minority of nuts. That’s like blaming all Catholics for McVeigh. In other words, STUPID

  • MinistryofFear

    What I find ironic is that American Jews overwhelmingly for democrats like Obozo and for school boards who hire these jokers and then are shocked, SHOCKED! when their elected stooges turn on them.

    • Marilyn Z

      I lost a Jewish friend when I said some derogatory things about muslims. She said there was enough hate in this world without me spreading more and that was that. I guess the fact that the muslims hate Jews doesn’t matter to her. Hope she doesn’t see the light too late for all of us.

      • Eric G

        I had distant relatives from previous generations who were murdered by the Germans. I also ask myself the same question about many American Jews (of which I am one); how can they put their support behind an administration (along with Carter’s) who is not a friend of Israel and the Jews? A shocking parallel is developing. How many millions of Jews just walked into the gas chambers, with many of them knowing what was about to happen? Are we seeing the same path to complete complacency now?

        ***To all those who still believe ALL of the Jews had no idea they were walking into the gas chamber and really believed they were taking a shower, please do some more research. I am not chastising the ones who did, just stating a fact to substantiate my position.

        • Jeff Simon

          You’re an Uncle Tobias, you racist! I don’t know which name the left actually uses for bigots, so….

          I’m just being facetious anyway.

          • Eric G

            Thanks for calling me out, everyone needs a good a** whooping every now and then.

        • Marilyn Z

          I visited Dachau long ago and that has to be one of the most horrible place on the planet after all these decades. You can feel the nightmare it was for those people.

          • Eric G

            I was recently going for my masters in history and my area of study is WWII, ETO. It takes all of about 15 minutes of integral internet searching (meaning trusted sources) that provide mountains of evidence of what Hitler did and how far back in his life when his anti-Semitism was rooted. My own conclusion is a pretty simple one and some will accuse me of being biased because of my religion. Hitler was a madman, an insane individual. He was also one of the most savvy political forces of the modern age. When one removes the horrendous atrocities he was responsible for, his accomplishments (regarding getting his nation behind him) were truly astounding.
            I will make sure I visit the death camps before I move on from this life. Frankly, I do not know how I will react, but it is a duty I believe everyone should personally experience, just like you did. You have certainly shown more courage than I.

          • Marilyn Z

            It was only at Dachau that I realized that evil is REAL…it is palpable and it is terrifying. I do not think I am a hysterical person or a female prone to hysterics and drama so what I felt was very real to me.

            Oh, yes, I admit, Hitler might have been the devil incarnate but he was also brilliant. How a man of such evil could get enough people behind him to pull off what he did is astounding. Of course, the good Germans were overwhelmed and could not fight back while they knew what that monster was doing.

            I lived in Iran for four years with my husband and children during the 70s when we saw the rise of the clerics/mullahs and heard of their horrible preachings in the mosques. One preached a rousing sermon about the evils of the west and summoned his *blind* followers to go out and destroy all things western. What they found was a cinema showing western (not necessarily cowboy) movies. They barred the doors and lit the theater on fire and killed hundreds of their own people.

            We had a moderate muslim friend who would come to our home and sometimes bring his very hardline muslim friend we called Hajji (he had made the pilgrimage to Mecca) and Hajji never spoke but the steely look in his eyes told us exactly what he thought of us.

            As a history major I hope you continue to spread the word because in Iran, the students were taught that Hitler was a great man. That he saved his people from the Russian barbarians and those people are convinced of that.

          • Eric G

            It is such a pleasure to correspond back and forth with you about this. Very refreshing to get away from the standard repub/dems suck stuff (not you). Right now there is a person called masterg or something like that, and all I am getting is the Bush/Cheney did way more, they are murderers, Obama didn’t kill anyone, you are a right wing nut job, etc. I learned a while ago to not get into it w/ these fanatics, but every now and then I read something so outrageous I need to respond. Actually, there is a response from him that I haven’t see yet, want to bet what the comeback is?
            Ok, back to the more important issue at hand, der Furher.

          • Marilyn Z

            As it happens, I am watching a documentary on Netflix right now on Hitler’s invasion of Czechoslovakia called Nicky’s Family (my husband’s father escaped from Austria-Hungary shortly before WWI as a 6 year old…they knew war was coming and had to leave). I will watch Triumph of the Will after this one.

            We really liked Shah Reza Pahlavi and knew the US was making a horrible mistake in urging him to leave. The CIA was clueless as to what was happening but if they had asked some ex-pats they might have had better intel. As it was, we left in early 1978…anyone with half a brain could see what was happening. We sat instead in front of the TV as a daily ritual from the safety of the US and screamed at the TV about what was happening in Iran. The Shahenshah was working to bring his country into the 20th century and the mullahs/clerics were determined to keep the people uneducated and under their thumb.

            Did you ever think the Ayatollah looked like the devil himself? His picture always bothered me and then I saw one of his former friends on YouTube talking about the man being a pedophile and used a 4 year old girl as his *temporary* wife one night when he visited her home. He said you could hear that little girl screaming and crying all night long. He looked like the devil because he was the devil.

          • Eric G

            To me, one of the greatest ironies is how so many students turned on the Shaw. I am aware that he could not deliver on the promise of them all having jobs

          • Marilyn Z

            Few people, in my experience, seem to even care about Iran and what happened there. The Shah had the same problems Obama has with jobs…there are never enough to go around. In Iran, little old men were sweeping the streets with brooms, children on decrepit bikes were running car parts between shops and the parks were full of students studying. We did not find the Shah to be evil or oppressive. I actually met him twice and once with a little Iranian man at my side and the Iranian man told me he loved his Shah, but we had some Baha’i friends over one day and they refused to speak about the Shah because we had a phone in the house and they KNEW SAVAK was listening to all conversations in houses. I often thought he might be ruling with intimidation.

            The clerics were so determined to bring the Shah down because he had taken a lot of their wealth and supposedly given it back to the people…can’t prove that one way or the other…so they set out to destroy him and the young were especially vulnerable, but they were a different class than the young Iranians we knew personally. The ones we knew were very much the monarchists and most of them escaped to the West after the Ayatollah came into power.

            You also need to remember that these people lead very humdrum lives, on the whole, and any excitement is good excitement. If they see a TV camera they will do anything they think that camera wants to see…they are very easily manipulated.

            I did speak to a young Iranian woman living in Texas recently and she said she would like to move back to Iran but her mother does not want to ever go back there. I actually think she doesn’t understand the cultural & political differences, but her mother does because she lived through the revolution.

        • Knowitsome

          Every administration is a friend of Israel, and Obama is actually far better than the war-monger Bush was. Kerry is kind of a joke, but that’s no reason to support the Republicans who are controlled by radical Christians and only support Israel because they’re praying for Armageddon to start.

          • Eric G

            Right now, anything that motivates support of Israel is fine by me. Can you imagine if we were surrounded by enemies (who strongly outnumber us) wanting to push us into the sea and wipe our country off the face of the earth? If the Christians are correct in their belief (I personally do not subscribe to the predictions of Revelations), it really won’t matter, most of us are screwed anyway.

      • Jeff Simon

        People like that will “tolerate” themselves right back into the death camps. It is impossible to play pacifist with those sworn to exterminate you. The real crime is the Secular Jews, whose real god is the State, influence the rest of the population with their sloppy liberal thinking.

        • Knowitsome

          That’s the kind of antisemitism that still exists, even in america, and must be stopped. You are a prime example.

          • Jeff Simon

            You’ve obviously been well programmed by the libs. Did you hurt your hand pointing your finger so quickly? I have probably done more to support Israel than your entire bloodline has done. What I am saying is that the Liberal, Secular portion of America’s Jewish population feels very little connection to Israel and it’s problems.

            I understand this and a large portion of America does not. Do not libel me because you are uncomfortable with the information that I make public. You are free to disagree; but do not attack me with rote ad hominems because you disagree. It makes you look childish and incapable of reasoned discourse.

            Instead, show me were I am mistaken. Use evidence to prove my conclusions wrong, IF you are able. Don’t just lash out with your infantile generalizations, they make you look like a clueless millennial zombie.

      • Knowitsome

        Hate only breeds hate. The best response to hate is love. I hope that you don’t see the light too late for all of us.

    • ruetschi

      Good point. I don’t understand either why most Jews are liberal.

      • Knowitsome

        Because Judaism stresses the importance of taking care of the poor and needy, of feeding the hungry, of equal rights for all, of charity and paying taxes to pay for the better good. Jews believe that the world is flawed but it is our job to fix it; that the job will never be finished but we still have to work on it.
        Is that clear enough?

        • ruetschi

          My question is does Judaism support the nation of Israel? If they do, they are supporting the wrong party especially the obama administration.

    • Jeff Simon

      Germany’s Jews originally voted for Hitler. Liberalism is not so much of a retardation as it is a MENTAL BLIND SPOT. The Jewish American Liberals are unable to see the historic parallels because it would involve an acknowledgement of their own shortsightedness. Not only are they reluctant to acknowledge their own subservient tendencies; they are infuriated when you expose them.

      • Marilyn Z

        I’m not a Jew and I can see the parallel. SOMEONE needs to do a study on this. I do not understand how they can overlook the horrors that their people have been subjected to over the hundreds of years.

      • Knowitsome

        The real problem is divisiveness and hatred, and so if anyone should be compared with the nazis, it’s people like you.

        • Jeff Simon

          Knowverylittle:

          Yes. We conservatives hate this country. We don’t disagree with Obama’s policies because he is a clueless moron who lives in some kind of Liberal dreamworld where Keynesian economics work and his Foreign Policies are competent. We conservatives only disagree with Obama’s policies because we are all racists! Every one of us! Even the Black conservatives. Those fools! Racists! Each and every one of them.

          The Benghazi investigation is not still dragging on NOT because Obama’s DOJ has been redacting every document it cannot shred; dragging its feet in every conceivable manner. No! It’s because the conservatives love witch hunts!

          Knownverylittle: You are a witless ideologue. You must be very young to be so constipated within your mind. Drink some prune juice and educate yourself. You cannot convince anyone to take you seriously when your rebuttals are nothing more than personal attacks.

    • Knowitsome

      Honestly, you don’t have the slightest bit of understanding about history or American Jews or the Democratic party.

  • nancinger

    Critical thinking can be taught without Communist,er, Common Core. I have a question for the kids: Is it right or wrong to kill 6 million Jews, as was done in the Holocaust of WWII?

    • RealityBites

      I’m sure all them would say its wrong but there are still questions surrounding the Holocaust, like how many people were actually murdered? 6 million is the # people use to reference but there may have been more

      • Jonnie Montoya

        there were 6 million estimated Jewish people killed, but add to that gypsies, mentally retarded or handicapped, Catholic priests and nuns, Poles, Czechs and many other ethnic groups. That is just the ghetto victims. You also have to take into account the prisoners taken from the military population, the numbers killed during action, during bombing raids and during training accidents. All told I think I heard the total number of people killed during WWII was somewhere in the region of 25 million people. You have to remember, there were several different arenas of fighting, the Pacific basin, Russia/Siberia, Europe, and SE Asia.

        • Marilyn Z

          I had a twin uncle killed in the Pacific and one at Normandy. My father hated all Japanese and Germans till the day he died and there was no reasoning with him.

          • RealityBites

            Who was your dad, Cotton HIll? If you never watched King of the Hill you wouldn’t get it though. Cotton HIll was Hank HIll’s dad and a WW2 vet who despised Japanese after he claimed to have killed 50 of them

          • Marilyn Z

            Glad you explained it or I would have had to google it cause I have never seen King of the Hill.

          • Jeff Simon

            The Japanese had machined his legs off at the knees. Some hatreds never die. He was a pretty amusing character.

        • RealityBites

          That’s what I think these kids might have been trying to figure out is the total number of people killed, not just Jews. My great uncle was aboard the USS Iowa during that time and a couple of years ago got to go on the Honor Flight to DC to see the Memorial. The local newspaper where he lives did a story on him going back on board the ship to see the museum its now become.

  • itsfun

    This is a example of the current administration wanting to re-write history.

    • rfrichey

      Not necessarily this rotten administration, but the liberal teachers who have been taught by the liberal professors who we have allowed to spew their commie and liberal views for decades. When I was a senior in high school Nikita Khruschev warned us. That was 55 years ago and they understood that they could not conquer America but they could start at the grade level and through liberal teachers beat us.

      • Knowitsome

        all part of our master plan to insure everyone’s equal rights and freedom of choice. but i do feel sorry for you that the country has, OMG!, changed a bit in the last half-century. must be rough.

    • Knowitsome

      lol. wtf does this have to do with obama? this is a local school district issue.
      why are all far right liberal-haters so out of touch with reality? can’t find something legit to criticize?

  • Marilyn Z

    The muslims are undermining every aspect of our society as we speak. They only need a few liberal minds to help them and they are off and running. ANY parent who allows their child to be influenced by Common Core in their school curriculum has failed that child. Parents start picketing your school administration and get the TV stations out. It is outlawed where I live (TX) and four other states plus Indiana just rejected it. I recently met a young couple from New Jersey and without me saying a word, because I speak out against it when I get a chance, they started talking about how crazy Common Core is and their kids, who are very smart, are having problems with it. I let loose on it and a newly retired teacher from Chicago let loose on how bad Texas schools were. My granddaughter goes to one of the top 100 public and private high schools in the country and she is about four miles from me. Never thought someone would be touchy about Common Core.

    • Anthony

      It’s because that teacher was from Chicago. Can’t expect anything less from the city that produced her king.

    • pandainc

      Unfortunately, Ms Z, there are more than a few liberals behind it.

    • Knowitsome

      Our society? The one that made religious freedom a fundamental right? Is that the society that members of a different religion are undermining?
      You are unclear on the concept of America.

  • Larry J Dunster Sr

    They need to remove common core and fire every one that helped write it.

    • Doug

      That part of the curriculum was written by Mel Gibson and his father.

      • Marilyn Z

        Dougie, get back under the bridge. You are not wanted here with your asinine comments.

        • Doug

          Ouch. My heart is pierced. I take solace in the fact that God loves me.

          • John Campbell

            Good morning, Doug. I see you’re making new friends already this morning. :o)

          • Doug

            Marilyn is my newest ardent follower.

          • Lc Goodfellow

            WRONG !

          • randy brown

            ITS TRUE DOUG GOD DOES LOVE YOU , EVEN MORONS HAVE A PLACE IN HEAVEN, DOUG YOU’LL BE IN GOOD COMPANY IDIOT1

          • Doug

            I want to go to the lower case heaven please.

      • Eric G

        Hi Doug,
        You know I get your posts, but every now and then the injection of humor can be a bit over the top.

        • Doug

          I thought the Mel Gibson one was really good. Why would anyone get upset at that? I can’t help it. I don’t carry the woe of the world around on my shoulders like some of these people do. I wonder if they ever smile?

          • Eric G

            Very interesting question and I can’t argue there are some on here who are always completely bent out of shape. For me, Holocaust denial is just something I cannot see any humor about (although Mel certainly paid the price for his comments).

    • Marilyn Z

      I wrote Bill Gates in care of the Gates Foundation about the nightmare they have foisted on our children but he never replied.

      • Jerry

        Personally I believe Bill Gates sold his soul to the devil for his short term fortune.

        • Marilyn Z

          He and a lot of others. And they sold out cheap.

          • Knowitsome

            he sold out cheap, that’s why he’s a gazillionairre.

      • RealityBites

        Probably laughed at the paranoid and went back to running Microsoft

    • tlpop

      Fire …. Jail; for sabataging our children and the educational system we pay for.

    • lovinspoonful

      It is being removed from some schools.

  • cumiadom

    When are these moronic communists of Common Core going to ask students to write essays about Islamic jihadists as terrorists and how Islam is a religion of fanatics that stone, rape ,mutilate and abuse women without any remorse. can any body tell me?

    • Knowitsome

      when are you going to join the rest of us in the real world?

      • cumiadom

        When the (supposedly) moderate Muslims start fighting against the radical ones and force them to abandon Jihad and all forms of terrorism against US and accept that Israel has a right to exist as a nation. Otherwise I will keep seeking the destruction of the religion of pigs.