Rules Matter. For Everyone.
It’s telling that the phrase “never forget” has supplanted “never again.” Of course, it may just seem that way because “never forget” is the slogan most often used to commemorate 9/11, while “never again” was born out of the Holocaust.
I grew up being told to never forget “never again.” I went to a reform Jewish grade school where teaching the Holocaust was considered in no small part synonymous with teaching Judaism.
But here’s the first problem: People forget.