Category Archives: Genocide

Where did this

The first Aktion was perpetrated by the Gestapo on October 12, 1941, under the command of the infamous Hans Krueger. It was rumoured that Jews would be “resettled”… There was no resettlement. The Jews who had been rounded up were … Continue reading

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Out of focus

Not what the man on the street would say, and perhaps especially if he is an RC! There is the frenzy. The appeal to base negatives. The focus of frustration. The generalized label. Where religion, race or nationality can become … Continue reading

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Wild Dogs Attacking Goats

News this week about Roméo Dallaire resigning from the Senate. Wants to focus on more international matters, such as genocide and child soldiers. Came across this 2001 Ottawa Citizen article that provides explanations, among many: “My soul is still in … Continue reading

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Easy National Amnesia

Brief Associated Press story in Metro Ottawa, June 23, 2012. Summary sidebar set of stories, easy to miss: Poland Members of Poland’s Jewish community and other Poles have marked the 70th anniversary of the first deportations from the Warsaw ghetto … Continue reading

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Too Forgotten; Never Forgotten

Today, in Bosnia. Remembering a systematic 1995 massacre in Srebrenica of 8,000, primarily men and boys, almost all Muslim, killed for being Muslim. Where thousands can turn into so many more. In the nationalistic darkness that replicates that of Nazi … Continue reading

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Social Current Sinking

In Burma, they’re told they’re illegals who should go back to Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, they’re told they’re Burmese who should go back home. Unfortunately, they’re just caught in the middle. They have been persecuted for decades, and it’s only getting … Continue reading

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Nationalistic Darkness

Bolshevism is bad, but nationalism is worse. Radovan Karadzic Found an older newspaper clipping. Montreal Gazette, October 29, 1997, page B3. “Conflicting visions”, an opinion piece by Dr. Charles Ingrao, of the Department of History at Purdue University. Citing fact … Continue reading

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