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How is it possible that Alexandra Karl, a self-described educator and art historian, wrote such an incredibly shortsighted, uninformed, misguided opinion piece with regard to Glenn Beck's "Independence Through History" ("Glenn Beck's Nazi exhibit," July 27).
Her lack of knowledge about what Beck stands for discredits her opinion. Museum tours were sold out and more tours added. What Karl describes as apathy on the faces of museum-goers was, in reality, somber amazement at the true history presented by Beck through his passionate, thoughtful collection of historical artifacts that remind us of positive and negative historical outcomes. Macabre as it may be, a few drops of Hitler's blood reminds us to never repeat the tragedy of the Holocaust.
I dare to suggest that perhaps Karl is a liberal cultist due to her inability to understand Beck's goal of exposing current tendencies in American politics and around the globe to repeat tragic history (Nazis, KKK, etc.). To tie the tea party ideology to Beck is to say that they stand for individual liberty, honor and courage respectable concepts that lead to love of fellow man and justice for all.
Shame on The Salt Lake Tribune for publishing such an uninformed opinion.