Don't Say It Can'tHappen Here, IT HAS

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the massacre of Armenian by the Turks. The Turkey government still denies their culpability. Neither the U S or Brittan can claim innocence if similar acts. Please note that the Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20) is designed to prevent future violence on us. I have met the granddaughter of one of the survivors of the Armenian massacre. She told a Yom Hashoah event a few years ago of how her grandmother was the sole survivor of an extended family of over 100. I also know know descendants of the Trail of Tears. Also, my son is a B'Nay Shoah (his great grandmother was killed in Auschwitz). I have twice had to name someone I knew in two different Transgender Day of Remembrances.

"If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience."
George Bernard Shaw

“It is not often that nations learn from the past,even rarer that they draw the correct conclusions from it.”
― Henry Kissinger

"I have issued the command — and I'll have anybody who utters but one word of criticism executed by a firing squad — that our war aim does not consist in reaching certain lines, but in the physical destruction of the enemy. Accordingly, I have placed my death-head formations in readiness — for the present only in the East — with orders to them to send to death mercilessly and without compassion, men, women, and children of Polish derivation and language. Only thus shall we gain the living space (Lebensraum) which we need. Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?" --part of a speech by Adolf Hitler 22 August 1939 Note of over 135,000 Jews in the district in Southeast Poland my great grandmother came from in 1939, less than100 were alive in 1945.

"When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?"--chorus from "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"

The real question is: what can we do to stop this violence?

shalimar, getting off her soap box and walking away

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