Thursday, February 24, 2011

...embrace difference

On this day in 1920 the Nazi Party was founded. As we already know, Nazi ideology stressed the failures of capitalism, communism, economic liberalism, and democracy. Followers supported the "racial purity of the German people" and that of other Northwestern Europeans, and claimed itself as the protector of Germany from Jewish influence and corruption. The Nazis persecuted those they perceived as either race enemies ,that is "life unworthy of living". This included Jews, Slavs, Roma, along with Communists, homosexuals, the mentally and physically disabled, and others. The persecution reached its climax when the party and the German state which it controlled organized the systematic murder of approximately six million Jews and six million other people from the other targeted groups, in what has become known as the Holocaust. Hitler's desire to build a German empire through expansionist policies led to the outbreak of World War II in Europe.
Have a good day, work hard and if you aren't evolved enough to embrace differences, read a book, get out of your tiny environment and experience what is out there.
"The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights."
Giotto di Bondone