On the web, the phrase has been used ironically to poke fun at news events that have been blown out of proportion, or to celebrate a variety of disappearing relics of the past. According to an article published by New York Magazine  , the expression was first used in relation to the Holocaust during World War 2 :. It has become a mantra and a marketing tool for politicians and merchandise alike. According to Wikipedia ,  a similar slogan "Never forget the class struggle" was introduced by 1st Chairman of the Communist Party of China Mao Zedong in , which subsequently became a popular slogan for the Chinese Cultural Revolution throughout the s. The similar phrase "Lest we forget" originated in the refrain of the poem Recessional ,  written by Rudyard Kipling in , in reference to the decline of British imperial power. In the Commonwealth countries, the phrase is commonly associated with World War I, specifically the battles that took place in Flanders. Following the suicide plane attacks against the United States on September 11th, , the slogan was used to commemorate those who lost their lives. It also became associated with the United States militarism after being adopted by those who supported the subsequent War on Terror.
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I was the only one there from New York, and everyone wanted to know what it had been like. Destruction everywhere, much work to do, but life continues. The bastards just got lucky. I was met by understanding but slightly condescending smiles. This will never be forgotten. Like everyone, I was touched and reassured by the outpourings of grief and expressions of solidarity. The tragedy will be mourned, then trivialized, then commercialized, and then amnesia will set in. This is America , where memory comes to die. I was wrong. For once, our forgetfulness failed us.
Her brain has been wired from birth by said cult. I don't see anywhere in your post where there is a complete commitment. I do feel frustrated sometimes when spends his limited free time to go out with the guys, but I realize that he needs this release every once in a while. Its fascinating that in so many women are defining themselves by their MD husbands like we are in s season from Mad Men. There are a great many beliefs I can't condone but most of them are along the lines of gender stereotyping, and how you apply that to your own life obviously varies by individual.