Today a guy in my technical communication class said “Nazi shit is hilarious.” Then I called out the man, because what else do you do when someone tries to make Nazis or the Holocaust humorous? The man then told me that he was being sarcastic, and that he obviously . Which I still find to be distasteful. I am finding that in the current political climate in the United States, we must be more aware of our rhetoric, now more than ever. During a time when Muslim people are vulnerable because of bigoted ideals, it seems immature and irresponsible to make comments that are attacks, even facetious attacks, against groups of targeted people.
I believe that Americans, and people all over the world, at least the open minded humans, need to preach love. We must not fall into sarcastic comments tainted with hatred. We must be proactive about about sharing messages of equality and freedom to one another.