Three year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell of Holland Township, NJ will not be getting his birthday cake from the local Shop-Rite. They refused to write “Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler” on the cake and his parents decided to take a stand.
Shop-Rite, what you did was wrong. Plain and simple. In fact, it was about as short-sighted and ignorant as this poor kids’ Holocaust denier Dad. The same Dad who, by the way, named Adolf’s sisters JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie.
This kid is starting out life with such a huge disadvantage and a future of teasing and torment that will probably wring any good will out of his little heart. It is incumbent on those of us who try to be thoughtful and compassionate to show little Adolf something different. The way to accomplish this is NOT to be dick-ish to his father by punishing the kid. Take away the father’s cause for indignation and notoriety. Maybe young Adolf has a chance see that a hate-filled philosophy is not the path to take.
It is equally disappointing to hear Barry Morrison, a director for the Anti-defamation league of Philadelphia, applauding Shop-Rite’s action finding the children’s names “offensive”. Further, he said,
“It’s doing them (the children) a tremendous disservice, and it’s cruel that parents would place these names on children,” he said. “It’s a mark upon them. It sets them apart for ridicule, derision, attacks.
Apparently, Mr. Morrison felt there was no time like the present to get that started. Let’s add that moron to the list of the people who learned nothing from the Holocaust.
“Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.”
— Elie Wiesel (Holocaust Survivor, Writer, Nobel Laureate)