That said it is important that we do not forget. If the mass media desire that we only focus on and remember one genocide of the many gracing the 20th century, then that is better than forgetting them all.
The 70th anniversary of the Holocaust is a good time for Governments across the world not merely to recall the loss of predominantly Jewish life and to reject again the hatred of the Jewish people embodied by Nazism, but to rededicate themselves to fight against policies which are contrary to the protection of the dignity of all human life.
Unfortunately, I must say that I get a bit sick of hearing the great and the good mouthing the mantra, 'Never again!' concerning genocide, murder and the destruction of human life, while globally the unborn are targeted for destruction in the womb and are systematically and industrially murdered under human law. I get a little bit tired of hearing 'Never again!' while Christians and others are being hunted down and killed in different parts of the world, while the world's leaders do diddly squat about it. "Never again" is something of an insult to today's victims while its still happening.
I get a little tired of hearing 'Never again!' while the policies of the Nazi regime concerning the extermination of the 'unfit' and the 'unproductive' are incrementally imported into Western Government's legislation through euthanasia and 'assisted suicide'. I get a little tired of hearing 'never again' while Western Government's imitate Dr Josef Mengele's experimentation on children by using their warped 'we can do it so we will' amorality to justify experimentation on human embryos for 'medical advancement'. I get a little tired of hearing 'never again' in this age in which the eugenics movement literally thrives with huge funding from wealthy benefactors and is even promoted throughout the corridors of power with near total 'diplomatic immunity'.
|Every genocide is evil.|
What useless platitudes we mouth in this absurd age of unparalleled hypocrisy. 'Never again!' What a joke! People were blind to the extermination of human life by genocide in the 1940s. Only the blind could say, 'Never again!' now. So when they say, 'Never again' - given that its still happening and will most likely continue to happen, I'll just assume that they mean 'never again for this group of people who we are duty bound to defend, but more or less everybody else can go hang'. Genocide is genocide. Every genocide is evil. If you say 'never again' mean it and mean it for everybody, born or unborn, young or old, mentally or physically strong, or weak, gentile or Jew. Prince Charles today says the Holocaust is an "unparalleled human tragedy". Sorry to offend but there is parallel as a matter of historical fact both in the 20th century and in ongoing trends in human societies right now.
I suppose that one aspect of the tragedy was that whether Slavs, dissidents, gypsies or Jews were being put on the list for extermination by the Nazis, certain people thought there was some kind of justification for the treatment of the particular groups. Nothing has changed, so let's not pretend it has, because abortion has claimed the lives of between one to two billion unborn children in the last 50 years. These are figures to which even the Holocaust - in its depraved and tragic gravity of genocidal evil - cannot hold a candle. Not that its a competition, of course.
I've got the time and the inclination to remember and respect and pray for the victims of every genocidal movement and regime that has 'graced' our human history but when people say 'never again' I only wish that they mean it and for all. If six million human beings were systematically murdered during the Holocaust, and government leaders learn nothing from that, then no matter how much you say 'never again', they have zero credibility.