I know, I know . . .

It's only an MSNBC survey.  But seeing these statistics just galls me.  Please vote for the just recognition of the genocide that inspired Hitler to ponder extermination of the Jews with the famously chilling question, "Who, after all, remembers the Armenians?"

If you really want to know what happened to the Armenians, there is plenty of historical evidence out there, in addition to memoirs and movies that have powerfully portrayed the disastrous results of sweeping these events under the rug.  I take comfort in knowing this President will do the right thing.  But still, ignorance continues to spread.  An entire generation of young Turkish men and women have been raised to believe the death of more than a million people was justified; when I visited the country a few years ago, they all said, smilingly, "We have no problem with the Armenians!"   A nice thought, but pretty depressing, considering how few are left to live out this problem-free existence in their former homeland.

My greatest hope, for all the children God puts in my life?  That they will have the courage to acknowledge evil wherever they see it, regardless of the political or social implications.  That they won't let us remain silent for a century after the next atrocity takes place.  Because, unfortunately, I'm sure there will be a next atrocity.  There always is.