History has always been one of my favorite subjects, the old saying that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it is something I live by, there is an absolute abundance of ignorance in society today and it’s a damn shame. Another problem plaguing society is that many people are obsessed with being offended by things, it seems as if there’s a certain segment of the world that isn’t happy unless they’re being upset by things. There are too many people that are perpetually upset about things, once one of their grievances has been corrected they move on to something new to complain about.
With all of the issues that actually face society today it’s hard to believe that someone would choose to offended by things that make up a portion of the world’s history, something we know happened in the past and we’re powerless to change, instead of learning from the past they would rather remove it from existence because it’s “offensive.” I can understand if someone is offended by the use of the n-word or any other racial epithet, or being upset when your choice of religion is under attack, but to be offended by things that happened years, decades, or even centuries ago and want them to be hidden is insane.
We all know that Germany was ruled by Adolf Hitler and that he is one of the most deranged and disgusting humans to have ever walked the planet, it’s one of the darkest moments in our history and the more people learn about it the better prepared we can be in preventing it from happening again. One of the most enduring symbols of the Nazi regime is the swastika, a design that was meant for prosperity and good fortune that was co-opted to suit their needs. This symbol is emblazoned across different things from back in their day, some people like to collect these items, other people would like them all destroyed.
The latest thing to offend those perpetually perturbed people is a display set up in South America during the World Cup, in the display there are jerseys from past World Cup tournaments. In the display case there is a jersey from the 1934 Germany team featuring the symbol of Third Reich on the chest, as a result some people are offended by this jersey and would rather it not be on display. If it were just a random jersey added I would say they’re right, but when the team finished third in the World Cup that year and that’s the jersey worn, as a result it should be on display with the others of the same time. If the current German team were wearing the same logo I could understand the outrage, but in this instance it’s a case of oversensitivity running rampant, just another non-story getting main page publicity.