From: Dontblinkyoullmissit, GA
Sorry, I fail to see any point in that video. Two minutes of what? History? I don't think so. Did anybody hear gain any insight into WWII from it? Not me.
I beg to differ. I can understand that no one in this forum would get anything out of his video, but I believe that there are a lot of people who might learn something. I think there is a significant portion of the population that doesn't know the slightest thing about world war II. I also think that it is a great video for the attention-deficit generation(s).
At work we have a photo that has Muhammed Ali and the Beatles in it. I have a co-worker who is almost 30 years old and doesn't know who is in that photo! Do you think he would know about world war II?
Agree. Most of the young (Under 40 adults) in my congregation know diddley about WWII, it's orgins, causes, or repercussions. Their memories begin with the ending of the Cold War, and they know next to nothing about WWII except the US dropped Fat Man and Little Boy on two helpless Japanese cities (Mark that up to our current crop of History Professors who grew up during the VietNam era and hate anything the US has done! Mark you, not a one of them has done much more than criticize - which as Heinlein said is not the province of those who act, but those who watch!) I had to take a course recently for recency of credit, and the professor knew next to nothing about World Wars I or II. All I learned was how much more widespread the racial inequality was in the US from the end of the Civil War to the Assassination of Dr. King. Nothing much was mentioned about the involvement of the United States with defeating the Nazis, the gentle ministrations of the IJA/IJN from 1937 on, Mussolini, the years of Stalin, the Cold War the Space Program. If it was bad, he told about it. If it showed some sense of national focus and progress except in his narrow area of focus, he was clueless. And he is teaching our future high school teachers, and probably a few future doctoral candidates. Oh Frabjous Joy!
"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer