Thursday, January 27, 2005

Remembering Auschwitz

This blog is a participant in today's BlogBurst: to remember the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, sixty years ago, on January 27, 1945.

Auschwitz has become the symbol of evil destroying a people. Who has the right to do that?

The world is increasingly divided between proponents of freedom and oppression. Oppression kills, maims, tortures, robs the lives of any chosen target. That is evil.

Evil is real and still exists.

We can't make friends with evil. We can't make deals with evil. We can't make room for evil by giving "just a little more land." We can't contain evil by giving it the people it wants, this week.

Evil is insatiable. Give in to its demands and it is not appeased.

Auschwitz existed because evil existed. Auschwitz continued because no one stopped it.

January 27, 1945, Auschwitz was liberated, too late for over a million people and their families, their communities, their world. We will never be able to count the cost of that loss. And losses continue.

In 1948 the world awarded the Jews a land. A land they had settled for over a thousand years. A land they had bought back from the Turks to come home. A land they reclaimed from uninhabitable. A land they have now defended three times from attacking Arab nations and daily 57 years from infiltrators who call themselves “Palestinians.”

When pulling Arabs out didn’t work, and pushing the Jews into the sea didn’t work, a campaign to win the sympathy of the world through media coverage was begun. Today you can still find voices carrying that message: the Jews are the real Nazis, the Jews are the aggressors, the "occupation," and the “Palestinians” (imported from the Arab nations) are the victims. Not true.

Israel is being asked again to give land to the oppressors within and behind this movement. Israel has tried before to give land for peace. They gave the land but were given no peace.

The goal of those behind the “Palestinians” is not peace anyway, but annihilation of the Jews: their complete removal from the Mideast, preferably by death. This is not a negotiation; it’s a death threat.

Remember Auschwitz. Remember
Rwanda. Remember, All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. (Edmund Burke)

The only way to win against evil is to stop it.

Evil doesn't take prisoners, for long.

[See sidebar for other Blogs in the Auschwitz BlogBurst.]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jews choose their own path. Their suffering is the price they pay to remain a unique group. If they wish to stop being persecuted they have the option to accept being annonymous. It's a simple choice that has nothing to do with good or evil. There are hundreds of past religions and cultures that have simply blended in and become just people who choose not to wear their beliefs on their sleeves. I for one happen to be one of those anonymous people and to be truthful I hold people like you responsible for much of what you call evil and wrong doings, but I'm not complaining because you obviously find meaning in your preaching.

January 27, 2005 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Esther said...

Egads, ANON, that was.... um... something.

Drae, beautifully said and done.

January 27, 2005 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Republican bud said...

Gee Anon, can we ask the "African Americans", "Irish Americans", Gays, Catholics, Protestants, ...... to do that too?

February 6, 2005 at 9:26 PM  

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