This week at the
a couple of students are in trouble for setting up a Facebook page for a Nazi-inspired drinking game. The rules includes giving Nazi salutes, calling a player Mein Fuhrer, laying out the cards in swastika shape and drinking a pint of alcohol called ‘The Holocaust’. This is obviously being taken ‘very seriously’ by the University. University of Huddersfield
I am sure we all also remember the incident in 2005 with Prince Harry wearing a swastika armband to a fancy dress party, and the public outcry that followed.
WW2 ended over 60 years ago – does it really matter whether a group of kids use the terminology of the Nazi party in a drinking game? Or if a public figure wears a costume? Is it just another example of a nanny state and political correctness gone mad?
But human nature allow us to laugh at things that were once horrifying or scary once the danger has passed, which would imply that the Nazi party are no longer relevant in today’s society. So are we failing to make our younger generation aware of how close the modern-day far-right are to the Nazi party, with their Hitler worship and hate codes? Are we failing to make sure the next generations will not forget the lessons learnt by the defeat of Hitler and the Third Reich?
Most of us are outraged by this type of story because we understand what the Nazi’s did to millions of people, and that the Nazi party is not dead and gone. It is alive and well in most Western countries; Neo-Nazism is on the rise and here in the
we are fighting the BNP, who have learnt to present a more watered-down, user-friendly version of themselves in an attempt to gain political power. UK
It is our responsibility to make sure the fate of the millions people murdered by the Nazi Party must continue to be taught to make sure history is never allowed to repeat itself.