Pompeii effect

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel <<< Yesterday my wife and I sat in one of the many small quiet rooms at the Weehawken, New Jersey library. This space is so beautiful and so inspiring it has the Ivy League effect, which to me is a sense that I feel smarter just by being there.  This could also be called the Pompeii effect which was a Roman-age volcanic eruption that killed all people in a Roman town as if they were instantly frozen by a zap.  If that happened to me today it would most likely catch me sleeping or working, but if chance froze me at the Weehawken Library? – not bad.  My wife and I sat so we could see book shelves, and read the titles of the big books with large print on the binders, but most titles could not be read from our seats.  Several ups and downs had us flipping through some interesting books — all in Spanish.  What’s the grande book on its side?  Holocaust.  A year by year-by-year chronology of the Holocaust.  The horrors of mass killing of Jews in Nazi Germany was fresh in my memory again.  Today, “genocide” and “hate crimes” are commonly used to describe acts against a specific group, and globally there are special more-punishing punishments for these criminals, and there should be.  Several European countries also have laws to make denying the Holocaust criminal.  Denying the Holocaust being a crime seemed unnecessary to me as a child, because I could not imagine people deliberately denying truth, but Catholic bishop Richard Williamson denied truth on camera in a professional interview, and I have not read of him being prosecuted.  Bishop Richard Williamson should be prosecuted.  Today, BBC reports Hitler’s parents tombstone was removed, because people visited — crazy.  The tombstone did not mark remains, so it was and should be removed, but why were people attracted to it?  Again, the Pompeii effect – frozen in time while visiting Hitler’s parents grave? — ugly. >>> about me, use anonymous2tomdoody@gmail.com as an email address to comment without posting your email address, or login to gmail with password: anonymous123

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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