Have you ever been to a Holocaust museum?
Of course we need to remember tragedies to keep them from occurring again, but the Holocaust wasn't just a tragedy, it was beyond that. You want to remember 9/11 to keep airline security tight and keep everyone on the lookout for bushy, evil eyebrowed people on airplanes, but the Holocaust? Like that's just going to spring up again? Even if it does, will the average person on the street remembering it really make a difference?
I'm not trying to take away the right to remember anything from anyone, I just think that sometimes moving on is important. It's a tough battle between two ideas that I see the point in. I do think it's important to remember history, but when something like a shooting occurs at a Holocaust museum I don't know what to think. What do you do in a Holocaust museum? Just look around and relive the Holocaust? How is that fun in the first place? Then on top of that it's a target for anti-semetic psychos. Sure this kind of thing doesn't happen all the time, but it only takes a few times to tear the scab again and reveal a wound teeming with bacteria and death. Can't we just pretend like there isn't a scab there at all? Maybe then it would have the chance to finally heal a little.
The shooter was an 88-year-old guy. Which is good, maybe this is the last of them. But you still can't let people like this force open global level tensions. Hopefully that's not happening...