As I looked at the calendar I realized that Holocaust Rememberance Day begins at sundown today. It only happened 60 years ago and there are still survivors to talk about it. But within my lifetime, there will be no more survivors because they will have died of old age. Those horrific events have taught us a big lesson about hate, and acts of hate executed to the fullest. Things like this happen when we are beaten down with disease and poverty, and when we trust all of our power to a charismatic, hateful person.
Have we learned our lesson? Somewhat. I mean, I don't think that there will be a Holocaust to exterminate Jews in Europe again. But, these acts are STILL happening in places such as the Middle East and Africa. Does Bosnia ring a bell ? How bout Rwanda or killing the Kurds in the Middle East ? Maybe so little attention is being directed towards those groups because they are third world countries and their leaders aren't so powerful. I don't see any of those countries successfully bringing down Europe or the US anytime soon. But Germany during WWII was a major threat to the rest of the world.
But I do think there is hope. Yes, there is a lot of hate and racism in this world. However, there ARE a lot of accepting people in this world as well. Good and evil are here to stay. That's just a fact. But good can conquer evil.