When I heard about the holocaust for the first time, it was insane to realise this had actually happened. I couldn't believe anyone would do that to other human beings. Killing and abusing so many beings, while the public turned a blind eye. And I never considered that such a thing could happen again.
But after some years I realized ... this has been happening al along! The entire time!
It shocked me that we do not even see this, we do not see what is around is as if we are wearing a blindfold all day long. Maybe we are to busy living inside of our minds and being pre-occupied with survival to really realise what kind of system we are living in. I was also amazed that I hadn't seen this and that they never taught this to us in school. But then again, school is a government institution. It will never do anything that may compromise the status quo, unless you have some teachers going against the grain here and there.
Also there was nothing about it in the news. No, it was "disguised", loose ends, in bits and pieces. To make it seem like there was no connection , like it are the "everyday normal things" that are simply part of life. But I realised after a while that media, is a profit driven industry. Profit sets the tone of the news, money is more important than life. Thus that says enough about the news quality dont you think.
Who are then the real criminals in this world? The ones who activly destroy, corrupt, manipulate, deceive, abuse etc... or the ones standing by, blindfolded, not doing anything and following in line? I see it as a circle where we are all responsible. It is not because you believe yourself to be less responsible, that you in fact are. Because you are not, even though it is very easy to believe that because it gives you an excuse why not to do anything about it.
The profit driven system, the money war, kills more people than Hitler ever could.
How amazing that we have been blind for this, just like the german population seemed blind. People are slowly but surely WAKING THE FUCK UP.
Our media would idealy provide us with useful and true information that creates and promotes a healthy true democracy. But as we can see, it doesn't because it exists to generate profit. And the few independant media sources, are kept unknown and unseen because they dont drive on profit. It is like: the bigger and the more competitive and abusive you are, the more popular and rich you get.
The commercial media generally makes their money from advertising, the advertiseren pay to place their ads in publications that reach big number of people, and especially those with the most money. In effect, the media creates shows,articles,news etc... that attract the biggest and wealthiest audience. It is to generate the money for the advertisers.
Often controversial issues are ignored to keep advertisers and corporations happy. Entire segments of our population are ignored or misrepresented, because they are simply not a target market for advertisers.
TV networkers rely on superficial, gossip provoking, violent or sexually explicit programming to get the most attention, the most viewers, and get the highest rating.
News becomes like any other source of profit. Where costs have to be cut and the quality reduces in order to gain more profit.
“If anyone said we were in the radio business, it wouldn’t be someone from our company. We’re not in the business of providing news and information. We’re not in the business of providing well-researched music. We’re simply in the business of selling our customers products.”
Lowry Mays, CEO of radio giant Clear Channel Communications
If you haven't been able to figure out the holocaust connection for yourself yet, I will give a few hints:
-Every year 15 million children die of hunger.
-Slaughter of farmed animals for food increased to more than 50 BILLION individuals in 2003 (and by now it is probably higher)
-Millions die each years from wars faught because of money
The holocaust is not over people, it has never been. The holocaust has simply been used as an example of evil, while evil is still being allowed and continues every day. To deny the holocaust is a crime in many countries, which you can go to jail for, but we can remain blind to the every day reality of the abuse and suffering all over the world because of the system that we allow to exist? That places profit over life? Why does no one goes to jail for that?
BECAUSE THE SYSTEM DOES NOT GIVE A SHIT.
The following is the full text of the speech delivered by Cuban President Fidel Castro at the Palace of Nations in Geneva on the occasion of the presentation to him of the Health for All Medal by the World Health Organization, Thursday, May 14, 1998.
Your excellencies, officials of the WHO, distinguished delegates.
All praise to the World Health Organization, which together with UNICEF, has helped to save the lives of hundreds of millions of children and millions of mothers, which has relieved the suffering and saved the lives of many more millions of human beings.
These two institutions -- together with the Food and Agriculture Organization, the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the World Food Program, the United Nations Population Fund, UNESCO, and other organizations so bitterly opposed by those who would like to erase from the face of the earth the noble ideas which inspired the creation of the United Nations - - have made a decisive contribution to the establishment of a universal awareness of the serious problems of the world today and the great challenges which we have before us.
According to the calculations of renowned economists, the world economy grew six-fold and the production of wealth and services grew from less than five trillion to more than twenty-nine trillion dollars between 1950 and 1997. Why then is it still the case that each year, 12 million children under five years of age die -- that is to say 33,000 per day -- of whom the overwhelming majority could be saved?
Nowhere in the world, in no act of genocide, in no war, are so many people killed per minute, per hour and per day as those who are killed by hunger and poverty on our planet -- 53 years after the creation of the United Nations.
The children who die and could be saved are almost 100% poor and of those who survive, we must ask why 500,000 are left blind every year for lack of a simple vitamin which costs less than a pack of cigarettes per year?
Why are 200 million children under five years of age undernourished?
Why are there 250 million children and adolescents working? Why do 110 million not attend primary school and 275 million fail to attend secondary school?
Why do two million girls become prostitutes each year?
Why in this world -- which already produces almost 30 trillion dollars worth of goods and services per year -- do one billion 300 million human beings live in absolute poverty, receiving less than a dollar a day -- when there are those who receive more than a million dollars a day?
Why do 800 million lack the most basic health services?
How much is a human life worth? It is really sad to think that just in the area of maternal and post-natal services, in spite of the efforts of the WHO and UNICEF over the last 50 years, the number of deaths from lack of medical services has been 600 million children and 25 million mothers who could have survived. That would have required a more rational and more just world.
In that same post-war period, in the area of military expenditure, 30 trillion dollars were spent. According to UN estimates, the cost of providing universal access to basic health care services would be 25 billion dollars per year -- just three percent of the 800 billion dollars which are currently devoted to military expenditure -- and this after the end of the Cold War.
There is no let up in arms sales, which have the sole purpose of killing, while the medicines which should be provided to save lives become increasingly expensive. The market in medicines in 1995 reached 280 billion dollars. The developed countries, with 14.6% of the world's population -- 824 million inhabitants -- consume 82% of the medicines. The rest of the world -- 4 billion 815 million people -- consume only 18%.
Who can save our species? The blind, uncontrollable law of the market?
Lets change this!
Investigate for yourself, open your eyes, see the system your part of. Because seeing it, realising it, is the first step in order to stop it.
Note:There are less blogs these days because I am busy doing exams.