TheLifeExperiment: (by the way I love your photo and the cool sunglasses)... Not sure if they have the worst reputation, but whom I think DESERVES the worst reputation are the Nazis.
I have alot of German in me (maiden name Nagle) and I have read numerous books written in first person by survivors of the Holocaust. I cannot, for the life of me, understand how one evil man, Hitler, could influence thousands of people to be so extremely cruel, and I mean CRUEL, to Jewish men, women, children, infants who were merely living their lives and doing nothing wrong!
People ask me why I read these books? Yes, they upset me terribly...BUT they do give me perspective on the art of living. I believe everyone on this planet should read these books, especially Americans. When I'm taking a morning walk in the dead of winter, with my warm boots on, scarf, ear mittens, and the wind is blasting in my face I think of these people thrown in cold showers and made to stand outside wet and naked in below zero temperatures after having not been fed or given water for days on end.
This is only one example. I can't even bear to continue. Each page I read, I pray, "God forgive me if I complain about ANYTHING." I thank God for each blade of grass, the birds, the trees, LIFE, food, water, clothing and for the privilege of living in America. Shame on me if I even complain about a hang nail...when those poor prisoners lost toes and fingers from frost bite.
God have mercy on those poor people...because of those awful Nazis who did everything they could to dehumanize them...
I am in awe of these survivors who did not allow evil to break their Spirits.
Close behind the Nazis I would say the second worst are the KKK Klu Klux Klan...
How I wish everyone could just love each other for who they are and get along. That is my prayer. Blessings, Sparklea