Sunday, 25 January 2015
70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
This coming Tuesday 27th January 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp, where mass slaughter of human beings was undertaken on a scale beyond human comprehension.
The horror of this place stands as a stark reminder of what Europeans – a so-called civilised people, products of that period known as The Enlightenment – are capable of. Auschwitz-Birkenau is a direct product of The Enlightenment.
Now would not be an appropriate moment to write a long essay. All I will do is restrict myself to observing that Europeans have not learned the lessons of
Auschwitz and will do
this again. It is part of European culture. All it takes is the creation of the
right social, economic and political conditions to trigger them into action –
the conditions that Europeans and their culture are now creating. And western
science, with its perverse ideology, will be at the forefront of creating the
The sword wielding, goose stepping, hatred preaching extremists are the easy ones to spot. Less obvious are the ones wearing the cloak of respectability like scientific extremists. Many times they all share one thing in common – they are the slaves of dogma and see the world only through the blinkers of whatever that dogma happens to be, like for example, the perverse belief that humans are machines, which provides one the of elements that enables genocide, killing in the name of dogma and the common good, and convenience killings – dehumanisation.
The great tragedy is that few will listen and take note of this warning which is one of the reasons why humanity just keeps repeating the same mistakes, over and over again.