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An essay on Hate

Rockylightning
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11/4/2010 5:13:20 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I just went to the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Holocaust in Manhattan and it was driven home to me that almost all of the state sponsored atrocities of the 20th century occurred with either the complicity and/or awareness of the world's governments. Before and during World War II the Allied governments tightened quotas on Jewish immigration, thus leaving most of the Jews in western and eastern Europe with nowhere to go. Whenever we're aware of a despotic regime victimizing a segment of its population, we are all to some extent responsible. We've known about atrocities as they were being carried out and done little or nothing to intervene. As compassionate citizens we need to be adamantly intolerant of regimes that openly and intentionally victimize segments of their populations. Institutional racism, prejudice, homophobia, antisemitism, and hate of any kind, are, at the risk of sounding absolutist, always intolerable. And we need to make sure that our elected representatives do their utmost to make the world an unsafe place for despots, demagogues, and all those officials who preach and carry out hate and violence.
SuperRobotWars
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11/4/2010 6:44:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Well then we will either use machines for the job, children, or people mixed with every different race on the planet and a mixed faith (faith in which one accepts aspects of all religions) but wouldn't this make them the new elite ruling class?
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brian_eggleston
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11/12/2010 8:17:30 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
This is the big issue behind the whole immigration debate.

In many countries around the world these day people are facing persecution, serious human rights abuses and even genocide.

But what do we in the West do about it? Obviously we can't invite all of the hundreds of millions of potential victims to come and live in our countries and it was the same case before the Second World War.

If Britain and America had allowed unlimited immigration from Jews from Germany then, to be equitable, they would have had to allow unlimited immigration from other oppressed groups from Africa, Asia and the rest of the world.
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11/12/2010 8:21:14 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/4/2010 5:13:20 PM, Rockylightning wrote:
I just went to the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Holocaust in Manhattan and it was driven home to me that almost all of the state sponsored atrocities of the 20th century occurred with either the complicity and/or awareness of the world's governments. Before and during World War II the Allied governments tightened quotas on Jewish immigration, thus leaving most of the Jews in western and eastern Europe with nowhere to go. Whenever we're aware of a despotic regime victimizing a segment of its population, we are all to some extent responsible. We've known about atrocities as they were being carried out and done little or nothing to intervene. As compassionate citizens we need to be adamantly intolerant of regimes that openly and intentionally victimize segments of their populations. Institutional racism, prejudice, homophobia, antisemitism, and hate of any kind, are, at the risk of sounding absolutist, always intolerable. And we need to make sure that our elected representatives do their utmost to make the world an unsafe place for despots, demagogues, and all those officials who preach and carry out hate and violence.

They're doing that. It's called Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Ore_Ele
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11/12/2010 8:25:09 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/4/2010 5:13:20 PM, Rockylightning wrote:
I just went to the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Holocaust in Manhattan and it was driven home to me that almost all of the state sponsored atrocities of the 20th century occurred with either the complicity and/or awareness of the world's governments. Before and during World War II the Allied governments tightened quotas on Jewish immigration, thus leaving most of the Jews in western and eastern Europe with nowhere to go. Whenever we're aware of a despotic regime victimizing a segment of its population, we are all to some extent responsible. We've known about atrocities as they were being carried out and done little or nothing to intervene. As compassionate citizens we need to be adamantly intolerant of regimes that openly and intentionally victimize segments of their populations. Institutional racism, prejudice, homophobia, antisemitism, and hate of any kind, are, at the risk of sounding absolutist, always intolerable. And we need to make sure that our elected representatives do their utmost to make the world an unsafe place for despots, demagogues, and all those officials who preach and carry out hate and violence.

That risks becoming opporession of its own. When we start to say "we believe X, Y, Z, to be correct and so the rest of the world must also accept X, Y, Z."
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