Friday is the Passover and we hear of another prank where a Jewish home in Chatsworth is assaulted with symbols representing the slaughter of millions of Jews and reminding us that we have not learned from history, or at least, have not passed down the lessons of history to other generations. One could argue that these acts are innocent pranks, but they are not. Society must put its foot down at certain points and show that the scrawling of Nazi symbols and the word, 'Jew,' just is unacceptable not withstanding whether these symbols are written in maple syrup or spray paint. You see, generations of Jews and others were wiped off the planet by the evil acts of a culture that saw Jews as an inferior race and in many instances, categorized Jews as animals, who were sent to death camps and were slaughtered using gas and other vile techniques.
This is a case where the First Amendment goes out the window, and I recall Congress banning these symbols many years ago. We simply cannot, as a society, show any tolerance to these pranks. If these scrawlings were the work of minors, they need to know, that this is not acceptable behavior and it must be ingrained into their minds. There is no innocence here except the killing of innocent children that occurred during the Holocaust. There is no tolerance here, especially on the eve of the Exodus, where Jews left the oppression of another master to seek freedom, freedom from the evil that befell Egypt then, Germany in the 30's and 40's and elsewhere today.