This is really interesting… So we shouldn’t be traumatizing kids now by telling them about jewish kids who actually died in Nazi’s hands.
The most stupid point against this plan was that it would take blame away from the Vichy government’s collaboration with the Nazis. How would knowing more about victims take away responsibility from the people who murdered them?
This is all very typical of the left. This whole thing about not pissing people off just shows how this politically correct spirit can be dangerous.
Now the funniest part of this NYT article was the one where they say this is all America’s fault:
“Other analysts blamed the confessional approach of the United States for infecting Mr. Sarkozy’s thinking. “Listen, it’s in the air of the times,” said Régis Debray, the philosopher and author, on France Inter radio Friday. “There is a religious sentimentality, a pretty vague religiousness, let’s say, in the world of show business, in the world of business, that comes from America. It’s the neoconservative wave of the born-agains.”
Oh yeah. Paying homage to dead kids is a very born-again kind of thing.
And all of this because he was trying to honor kids killed by Nazis. Can you imagine if he was trying to change the Anti-American education European kids get?