“I will Survive” the Holocaust….
OK, has everyone seen the video blowing up the web of the old man dancing in front of the concentration camps to “I will Survive”? If you haven’t be sure to check it out below. I have to say once I heard about this video, I was shocked. I just couldn’t process the thought of this happening. Why? Well it wasn’t because I thought it was offensive. I just needed to process the meaning. The more I thought about it, the more cool I thought it was. It does make an interesting point. Others aren’t as open as I am though.
The Video has been causing all types of drama on websites like Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter. People are so up in arms about this! The emotions range anywhere from deeply offended to absolute disgust. They don’t see it for what it was meant for at all. Instead, they accuse this man and his family of making a mockery. This video has really raised questions as to what is and isn’t acceptable when it comes to the Holocaust. So, does this fit the criteria for an offensive display? Has this man and his family gone to far? First lets take a look at both sides. They both really make an impressive argument.
On on side you have the deeply offended. Basically, their thoughts are that dancing in front of those places is an affront to the dead. That by dancing, you aren’t just celebrating your life, but mocking the death of millions. To some, this is offensive. The idea that you could bring yourself to dance at a place like that is more than some can handle. Let alone be able to laugh and have a good time. We are talking about places where some of the most brutal acts the human race is capable of have taken place. Places where lives and families where shattered. What could make this man think this is a good idea?
The positive side of the issue says that they see no mocking, more a man and his family celebrating his life. It was Hiltlers goal to wipe out the Jews. This man is living proof of that failure. He did “survive!” They feel it paints a very good picture of how he not only survived, but carried on. The fact that he can make this family with two other generations of his family speaks volumes by itself. Where do I stand?
I don’t see the problem with it. On one side (a very, very SMALL side) I see where some are offended. However, I know most of the people who are offended are the type of people who get offended over EVERYTHING. The sickening fact is, most that are protesting it are most likely A) Not Jewish B) Have no Jewish ancestors. This being the case why are you offended. He went through it, not you. To that I feel if it helps him to strip butt-naked and do the Macarena, it’s his business. What ever helps! Would that paint a very good tribute? No! But again his business. I think the message stands for itself. The video paints a message of “Hey, you tried your best. But you know what? I’m still here and so’s my family” How people are missing this obvious message I will never know. Trust me, this is FAR from offensive when you have witnessed the things this psychopath has witnessed! If this is the most offensive thing you have ever seen, you have a rough road ahead of you.
You know what though, don’t take my word for it click here to see for yourself. Feel free to tell me what you think.
Until Next Time,