It seems to me that we have forgotten.
We have forgotten that WW I was suppose to be the war to end all wars.
That the atrocities, the deaths of millions and the destruction of countries would forever live on in our hearts and minds. Keeping us from making the same damn mistakes.
WW II proved that there was no end to the vile evilness of man. What was perpetrated and allowed to by the complacency and willful blindness of countries who figured it was not happening to them so why worry? Worrisome that so many turned their heads to look the other way.
Korean War. Vietnam. Gulf War. Bosnian War. War in Afghanistan. Iraq War.
Those have ended.
Syrian and Yemen Conflicts are still going on.
We are meant to remember. We are meant to look at what happened so that we will not repeat it over and over again.
But we do not.
What is happening is the literal whitewashing of history so that certain groups do not look so bad. That they really did not perpetrate the evils that have been written of in the history books.
Gaslighting to override history as it is known.
When pride and maintaining the facade becomes more important than the truth of history humanity becomes doomed.