Once again, The Week Magazine comes through, reading in the Book Review section on page 21 about “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning” this quote noted at the end of the review:
“In a period of fear and panic, it is the easiest thing in the world to talk ourselves into the idea that bad things we do are necessities of human nature.”
Lots of reviews, I chose this one for readers to get an idea:
I know there are readers out there who just roll their eyes and say, “Here we go again, Hassman is railing away using an extreme example as his analogies for poor choices and actions”, but, hey, it is valid history, and how much did Nazi Germany do to disrupt and erode the trust and expectations of humans across the planet, hmm???
At the end of the review above is this:
“Snyder pinpoints many miscalculations made by Hitler, but also highlights how many of his calculations were, amazingly, entirely accurate. Hitler knew what beasts humans could be turned into, and he knew how to do it. The lessons of Hitler’s effectiveness, are available today and have been put to use in such places as Rwanda, Somalia, and Ukraine. Though Snyder honors those who resisted the beast within and without and who even rescued or otherwise brought aid and comfort to the oppressed Jews, he is not sanguine about humanity’s better selves prevailing. In comparing the facts of the Holocaust against the patterns of more recent history, Snyder reveals the blueprint of genocide lurking beneath current events, at once astoundingly complex and frighteningly simple.”
Yeah, it is human nature to panic and just turn into a mob, and I think that is the outright agenda of those who prey as failed leaders and people of alleged influence on the human condition . Gotta love the scapegoat mentality that I think was rewritten from American behaviors and examples these last 60 or so years, eh?
And now Obama turns to Putin to lead in taking out ISIS. Am I the only person in this country who is paying attention and writing about it repetitively how this cretin in the Blight House on Pennsylvania Avenue in DC is continuously eroding the fabric of this country in so many levels, it is beyond astounding and outrageous.
It is criminal. And yet a pervasive 30% of citizens not only support him endlessly, they cheer him on. Frightening…
Go back to the first post and read if I am correct, or just hopeless lost:
I give you the picture that is timeless, to me at least…
Ironic, from The Week Magazine over 2 & 1/2 years ago…