Jake Jacobs
Fewer Americans recognize the Holocaust & attracted to socialism
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By Jake Jacobs
April 25, 2018

In August of 1939, National Socialist Adolph Hitler prepared to invade Poland from the West, while the Soviet Socialist Joseph Stalin was preparing to invade Poland from the East to pillage, rape, torture and murder Jews and Poles. At the time, Hitler laughingly declared, "Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?"

Hitler of course was making reference to the systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 by the Turkish Muslim Empire.

Today there is a growing concern that the "Holocaust Is Fading From Memory" as 41 percent of Americans, and 66 percent of millennials, cannot define Auschwitz. There were more than 40,000 concentration and extermination camps and ghettos during the Holocaust, and 49 percent of the millennials cannot name a single one.

With a graduate degree in Judeo-Christian and Holocaust studies, I have dedicated my career to speaking and teaching not only on our Republic's Judeo-Christian foundation, but on the systematic extermination of the Jews during WWII, the Ukrainian extermination under Stalin, the Arminian extermination under the Muslim-Turks, the Chinese extermination under the Socialist Mao Zedong, and many other atrocities under Socialist and Islamic totalitarian regimes.

What is even more troubling today, is that according to the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation's "Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Toward Socialism," "The majority of millennials would prefer to live in a socialist, communist or fascist nation rather than a capitalistic one." Of this up-and-coming generation, 58 percent opted for one of the three systems, compared to 42 percent who said they were in favor of free enterprise. The most popular socioeconomic order was socialism, with 44 percent support. Communism and fascism received 7 percent support each.

This troubling millennial study reflects widespread historical illiteracy in American society regarding socialism and the systemic failure of our education system to teach students about the genocide, destruction, and misery caused by communism, socialism, and fascism in the last hundred years.

We must strive to revive in our classrooms an understanding of the beauty of liberty over the tyranny of those evil big government philosophies.

© Jake Jacobs

 

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Jake Jacobs

Dr. Jake Jacobs has been married for 32 years to his lovely wife Lori and has two children Joseph 28 and Anastasia 25. When he's not writing, teaching or speaking he loves watching the Green Bay Packers and enjoys his fire-pit at night, watching the Heavens declare God's Glory... (more)

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