I think of how it must have been in Germany before the rise of Nazism, in communities where Jews and Gentiles lived side by side. I wonder how many Jews looked upon their neighbors and never could have imagined these "friends" turning a blind eye when they were being rounded up to be relocated to concentration camps. How many of these "friends" lined the street to throw insults as Hebrew men, women and children were forced to leave their homes with only what they could carry.
Then as now we sit comfortable in our belief that such atrocities of the past could never rear it's ugly head again. Especially not in America. We are civilized people. Well I wish to voice a tone of caution. Evil waits patiently for the next opportunity, the next victim. We can never let down our guards. When people are faced with change some can not be willingly accepting. They lash out, first in words and then in actions.
The comments made by Liz Trotta could be excused as nothing more than a poor attempt at being humorous, or the statement make by Hillary Clinton that justified her staying in the race because of the possibility of an assignation could have been as she said, only her concerns for Senator Kennedy, or Geraldine Ferraro summing up Senator Obama's success as nothing more than his skin color.
On this Memorial Day I ask all of you to remember the countless numbers of brave Americans who risked and for some gave their lives for Freedom. We must forever be vigilant and when we hear the echoes of pass intolerance we must speak out and say, "Never again."