November 14, 2020

“Dont be mean to Nazis.”

They may not have gassed, shot, or medically tortured anyone but none of that was a dealbreaker either.”

Going along with is not an excuse. Be better than you were raised. Examine your life ethically, and live that way.

Relevant quote:

“Historians have a word for Germans who joined the Nazi party, not because they hated Jews, but out of a hope for restored patriotism, or a sense of economic anxiety, or a hope to preserve their religious values, or dislike of their opponents, or raw political opportunism, or convenience, or ignorance, or greed.

That word is ‘Nazi.’ Nobody cares about their motives anymore.” – Julius Goat

Another relevant quote:

“You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.” – Eliezer Yudkowsky.

Another relevant quote:

Fox News: not Racist, but #1 with Racists.

How do we heal, and uplift society? We change ourselves. We vote, then *stay active* for those with compassion who respect science and truth. We refuse to “go along with.” We change our minds, if we’re wrong. We meditate, and train our minds to be both open and discerning.

Educating myself, and yourself, in anti-semitism, and anti-racism, and anti-sexism, and anti-otherism is a good first step. And it’s an ongoing path.

Climate change is real. It’s here. It strikes vulnerable communities, poor communities, communities of color hardest and often first. Veganism is a step that we can control, and take action on, without waiting. It has the side benefit of ending an ongoing torture extravaganza, and being yummy and healthier.

On the other hand, perhaps we can reason with our enemies. And if we can, we must?

The Holocaust was within the lifetimes of our eldest:

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