First, do no harm.
Do justly. Love Mercy. Walk humbly.
If enough people will do so, the horrors will never happen again.
The key is, we are all in this together, and each of us has infinite potential for the good but also for the evil. We all want to do good, but we all tend toward evil. Our gravest failing is our tendency, our eagerness, to actively defend our lethargy and aggrandize, even justify, our harmful deeds. We know it is in itself evil, but we all tend to blame the victim anyway.
Actively seek justice. Go the extra mile and show mercy. Understand that truth exists, and you just might not have it right; evaluate that possibility in humility.
I want to tell you the story of a couple of things that happened in the not too distant past, because they obviously need to be told again, if only to serve as a warning from history. They’re forgotten stories nowadays, possibly because they’re not very pleasant ones, but they did happen.
The philosophical basis for the Nazi movement in Germany, was an unholy union of several things; the pseudo-science of Eugenics, a deliberately perverted understanding of evolution and the romantic ideal of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s Übermensch or superman, as interpreted by Adolph Hitler in his book Mein Kampf or My Struggle. The idea that to be a German, was to be a member of the Aryan master race destined to conquer and rule over all other inferior races, was successfully grafted onto the public psyche. Essentially, it was that tired old idea of telling someone over and over that they’re very very special…
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