Friday, December 03, 2004

Confronting the past is good therapy.

To which according to this Yale article, Harvard is denying. They are unwilling to face and deal with an unpleasant chapter in their history. But Harvard back at turn of the century was not an aberration because among the elites of America eugenics was more than a passing fancy. They actually set about sterilizing the mentally handicapped to prevent them from bearing children. So not really strange some of America would find appeal in the Nazi concepts of a racially superior ubermench. What is strange and sad is that Harvard's paper The Crimson instead of confronting this tragic past has instead declared its all an unfair attack and the ultimate cop-out that most children know will never work, 'everybody was doing it.' Be that as it may, Harvard is responsible for its own actions both past and present. To make amends and rectify.

Am I being harsh on Harvard? Not a bit. The Allied Powers forced the German people to face the sheer unbridled evil that were the Nazis. It is common in American courtrooms for the families of victims to confront the victims' attackers on the off chance such a meeting may change the wrong-doers' life while bringing some closure[hence healing] to the grieving families. So Harvard, be an adult and face the past instead of trying to bury it like the six million bodies of the Final Solution.

The Nazis said 'Arbeit mach frei.' The Christian Bible says 'The truth will set you free.' Harvard, go for option 2 and you will be able to face yourself in the morning.


Strange quirk, running spell check on post. It tried to tell me to replace arbeit with Arafat. Interesting, very interesting.

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