Saturday, April 14, 2007

Less Than Human

Someone, somewhere, wants you to die. Right now. Someone you haven't even met is more than willing to push a button or pull a trigger or sign a document to kill you simply because you were BORN.

Specifically: because you were born Jewish. Or Kurdish. Or Bosnian or Hutu or Tutsi or Armenian or Gypsy or white or black or...

A few pebbles acting in concert can start an avalanche. A few malcontents can gather over beer and form a political party. Add some organization and some motivation, and you have Hell On Earth.

Today is Yom HaShoah... Holocaust Day. Remember.



Dedicated to my great-grandfather, a Zigeuner, made to wear a brown badge and devoured along with ten million others in Europe during the Holocaust. There, but for the grace of human decency, go all of us.


1 comment:

angelineelise said...

"Someone, somewhere, wants you to die. Right now. Someone you haven't even met is more than willing to push a button or pull a trigger or sign a document to kill you simply because you were BORN."

I don't know how this escapes peoples minds...it never escapes mine.

It's that whole racism is dead attitude which just simply isn't true and will never be true.

I feel like saying "Quit acting like we won the war, you're just wounded and on the good shit!"