For the next few days there are going to be tens of articles and analysis for the causes of one more horrific hate shooting. The number 49 is beyond devastating. But what never stops horrifying me is the youth of the shooters. This time in his twenties …again.
Twenties supposed to be still the period of romanticism in human life and not of hate. Still, 49 dead verify the opposite. 49 humans that defer with the killer in their religion and place of birth murdered in their place of worship. In the name of …what? Christianity?
But returning to the young of the shooters’ age there is a truth we must face. Most of us who have born before the end of sixties, having lived the horror of the WWII directly or indirectly through our parents’ eyes, tried hard to protect our kids from the repulsion of genocides, cannibalism, fascism and Nazism separating the horror from the fear and isolating the events geographically. In this naïve mission we all found the support of the states. The brightest example the fact that for a lot of nations (Hungary and Poland among others) the holocaust is something between the Germans and Jews and not a global crime that weights on all of us.
We pulled our conscious away from our sins creating a tempting and full mysticism forbidden apple instead of a truly rotten, parasitic and poisonous crop. And the youth went for it instead after it.
There are two generation plus a third entering about now, who believe that the Holocaust was something isolating that happened in a specific place lost in history like …the Atlantis. Poland wants to erase from history any connection with the concentration camps even though the most famous one was in Poland guarded by Germans and among others: Polish collaborators. The same Polish who participated in one of the worst anti-Semitic hunts in history in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Younger generations don’t learn anymore human history. They don’t learn the dark side of humanity. They learn isolated generalizations and selected events that raise their “patriotic” spirit. If you are not in Israel, the holocaust might not even be part of your education and the Nazis are like …emo with black shining uniforms and a mania for parades and not the serial killers they really were.
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Archaeologists and officials have expressed outrage about the bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud by Islamic State militants in Iraq.
IS began demolishing the site, which was founded in the 13th Century BC, on Thursday, according to Iraqi officials.
The head of the UN’s cultural agency condemned the “systematic” destruction in Iraq as a “war crime”.
IS, which controls large areas of Iraq and Syria, says shrines and statues are “false idols” that have to be smashed.
“They are erasing our history,” said Iraqi archaeologist Lamia al-Gailani.
How long this is going to last before somebody interfere. Actually in this case and because it is a case of heritage and pride it should be the Arab countries who are obliged to interfere.
New Reign of Terror by David Sparenberg
The bullet from the terrorist gun, manufactured anywhere in the industrial world, has your name on it. Sometime during your life time, it may end your life.
But …seriously Europe by Thanos Kalamidas
A selection of …European news due to the Euro-election day, collected together in only the way that Mr Kalamidas can achieve.
He says … by Thanos Kalamidas
Ovi Times are going to be full page today with some thoughts on what and who says what for the Euro-elections
Lift Spirits #18 by Thanos K & Asa B
Lift doors slide open, you enter, press the button and then face that awkward proximity to a stranger… perhaps this will lift your spirit.
A senior Pakistani official has admitted for the first time that last year’s attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai were partly planned in Pakistan.
Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik said that a number of suspects from the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group had been held and may be prosecuted. India’s foreign ministry described it as a “positive development”. Tensions were high after Delhi said 10 gunmen from Pakistan were involved in November’s attacks that killed 173.
Perhaps that’s a beginning for the cure. What’s going on in Pakistan in just too many levels is unbelievable, of course more unbelievable was George W. Bush’s support to the dictator Musharraf but hopefully …things change in Pakistan!
Militants in Pakistan have carried out what officials have called a “public execution” of two Afghans before thousands of cheering supporters.
The pair was alleged to have helped an American missile strike that killed 14 people in a border village last month. Correspondents say that the brazen nature of the killings – one man was decapitated and another shot – show the Taliban’s growing power. The deaths took place in the Bajaur tribal agency near the Afghan border.
American spies? That sounds like they cover their failures with innocent but then what more to expect from religious freaks?
American Politics, Terrorism and Islam: Part 5 Soon after capturing power in 1917 the Bolshevik party started behaving as a mafia-like organization where, according to Russian historian Yuri Felshtinsky, “almost no one died by a natural cause.”
Scandals and Media …in Greek
Dimitra’s thoughts on the latest events and scandals and how the Greek media present them …all in Greek!
A Swiss Army Book
Do you know what a ‘Layter’ signifies? What about a ‘Yan’ or a Yan-a-Bumfit? Come now, it is quite simple for those addicted to ‘Ducks and Drakes’!
Euro Reporter is off to Belgium, so I’d better not waffle on…