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History lesson for ALL humanity

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Submitted by pdm (United States), Aug 5, 2009 at 09:19

From Faust's Metropolis: A history of Berlin by Alexandra Richie

"Nazism was made up not only of the Himmlers and Heydrichs, the SS camp guards and the Einsatzgruppen commanders; it also functioned because of those minute acts of betrayal, those imperceptible moments of cowardice – looking the other way when someone was being beaten, refusing to enter a shop daubed with the Star of David. The warning of Mephisto is that a person makes his moral choice much earlier than he thinks – it is already too late when a single person has been hounded out of his office for being of the 'wrong race'; it is already too late if someone is kicked to death in a cellar because he holds political views which do not conform with those of 'the people'; it is already too late if a child is removed from the classroom for being Jewish, or if someone is turned in and perhaps executed for listening to an 'enemy' broadcast. Berliners continued down this road between 1933 and 1945, carrying on doggedly until the city lay in ruins around them and millions of innocent people had been murdered."

This could also be written for probably 90% of all human cultures which ever existed and it especially applies to islum. The concentration of Nazism was easy (well almost easy) to detect. Islum is spread more thin, yet permeates the entire planet to some degree. How long will we wait before we remove the islamist cult? Will we wait until the planet is in ruins?

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