We know what happens when evil goes unchecked; we know what happens when we ignore its signs emerging from people who have desires to promote ideologies of hate. Genocide is the world’s most inhumane crime and I don’t know what goes on other people’s minds when they decide to kill someone because of their ethnicity, race, tribe, culture and religion. I cannot understand this kind of stupidity and cruelty. We make promises to stop it, but the evil still goes on. Every time, there were people who warned about genocide, but time after time they were shun and ignored by the elites. Political correctness is one of the main reasons why we chose to have such a negative attitude towards those who warn us of possible genocides. Each time both brave men, women and children give us signs of coming genocides in respective countries, but we insist on believing that it is someone else’s problem. Back in the time when these crimes where committed by evil men, there was not a word for it.
The word “genocide” comes from the two Latin words “genos” which means race and “cide” means killings. The word genocide was created by a Polish Jew, Rafael Limpkin who lost everything he had and everyone he loved. He began writing a book about Nazis in 1944. He spent his lifetime, trying to prevent all sorts of genocides anywhere. During his early years, he learned that the Turkish government was purging its Armenian citizens, and the Turkish government was planning to exterminate all Christian Armenians back then, from 1915-1923. 1,500,000 Armenians died and until today, Turkey has failed to recognize its genocide against the Armenians for over 95 years, as the world stands aside and looks.
Few of the Turkish perpetrators have ever faced justice; I personally don’t understand why a crime of over a million people is less significant than a crime of a single person. When Hitler took power in Germany in 1933, he also had a plan to exterminate the Jews. He was inspired by what the Turks did against the Armenians, the Kurds and the Assyrians. From 1939, the Germans invaded Poland without any warning and started WWII. A couple of days later, after the start of the war Britain and France were at war against Germany, and later countries like South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada joined the war. Concentration camps were growing like mushrooms, while the Germans began to do their dirty works elsewhere.
The war took six years, and there were battles from the Americas to the Pacific. Italy was at war against Americans, while the Japanese were at war against the Australians. Hate is a learned behaviour, which traces back to its underlying roots. Those roots are power and greed. It is estimated that 6,000, 000 Jews were killed, during the Holocaust period and over 60,000,000 people were killed because of their political views, race, nationalities, cultures, religions, tribes and ethnicities. Muslims were considered Hitler’s allies and were allowed to join the SS army. In Auschwitz, over a million people were killed. Concentration camps ran days and nights. Between 10,000-12,000 men, women and children were killed every single day in concentration camps.
The Nazis had the support of Muslim elites in Jerusalem, Syria and the rest of the Arab word. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Mohammed Effendi Amin el-Husseini met regularly with Nazis and would play a leading role, more significant than what it was ever known as “the final solution against the Jews”. That’s why Rafael Limpkin made an international law that punishes a racial, national, ethnic, tribal and religious crimes. Our modern world is still living with the consequences of World War II, yet I ask myself if we have learned anything from it. Governments are subservient to political interests.
They are the same ones who pretend to fight for human rights around the world. They are cold beasts, looking out for their interests rather than connecting with different peoples on the ground. No one can forget World War II, and the evil men behind such a military war and the stories were real. Although justice has been served, we still continue to ignore moral and legal obligations against genocides that occurred in other parts of the world: Cambodia, Kurdistan, Rwanda, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. I don’t think we have to be Jews to understand genuine crimes against humanity. Thanks to the Jews for keeping their memories alive. It teaches what happens when we turn a blind eye against evil.
I cannot understand how the world allows these wars to happen under their eyes. There still amounts of genocides occurring in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where 5,000,000 people are killed and many women and girls are still getting rapped by men who can’t take responsibilities for the sexual urges. They blame it on poverty, as usual. In Myanmar and Sudan, brutal exterminations against people of different races and ethnic groups are occurring while we let the perpetrators walk without impunity. The international community does not seem to care, and they ignore the lessons of history. Who will prevent upcoming genocides? I ask. Time after time, political interests have trumpeted saving lives, because we believe that it’s someone else’s problem. It is depressing that we turn a blind eye to evil every day. After all this time, what do we do, and do we honestly think about it at all? Sometimes those who portray themselves to be human rights advocates are usually worse violators of human rights. Men are always hungry for power and control. It’s all about me, myself and I. Nobody will ever listen, no one.
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About Balthazar Rodrigue
Causes Balthazar Rodrigue Nzomono-Balenda Supports
Fight against poverty, justice, freedom of expression, secularism, nationalism, conservatism, Tea Party, fight against Islamism, protectionism.