Friday, April 10, 2015
You've Come A Long Way, Baby....Or Not
It was a beautiful day for soccer in the Dutch town of Utrecht. Spring sunshine filled the stadium as the local team, FC Utrecht, kicked off against perennial powerhouse Ajax Amsterdam.
As the beautiful game slowly played out on the field, however, things in the stands quickly got ugly.
“Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas,” sang a section of the home supporters towards the fans visiting from Amsterdam, a city historic in part for its Jewish community. “My father was in the commandos, my mother was in the SS, together they burned Jews, because Jews burn the best!”
The shocking chants weren’t an isolated incident, however. Instead, they were the latest in a string of anti-Semitic episodes that threaten to mar European soccer.
That's what happens when history is changed and truth is blurred so that in this Post-Modern world, the bad guys are seen as good and the good guys seen as bad. It's not only in Europe, though. A man-on-the-street interview in Southern California a few years ago revealed that people had no clue that Hitler was of that he was a serial murdering dictator.