Saturday, July 02, 2005

Springtime for Hitler

Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

That's the sad truth vividly revealed in this story on the News Limited web site.

It seems that a group of Singaporean teens at a leadership camp have adopted Adolf Hitler has their mascot and according to one girl, Hitler 'was very good although he was evil'.

Their competitors named their teams after more laudable role models including General Douglas MacArthur.

What is disturbing is that these children are taught nothing about history and see the world through a superficial pop culture lens. They do not realise that Hitler had a pact with Japan which invaded and brutally treated the locals and the handful of British, Australian and US troops stationed there.

Funnily enough, I don't believe Hitler would be impressed at the 'honour'. After all I've never seen a blue-eyed, blonde Aryan Singaporean.

-- Nora

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