It occurs to me this morning as I read about Belgium’s struggle to deal with anti-semitism in their country, that “bullying”, or any condemnation of, “picking on”, or intimidation using superior strength or power to coerce or to condemn, make fun of, or even do violence to, anyone can eventually lead to something greater.
We all start life at public schools (at least most of us do) and there is a, for want of a better term, “pecking order”. It’s a barnyard term, I’m sure. Throw any group of people together and there is an attempt to set up some type of order, or at least an attempt for the stronger to set up a system whereby they rule over the weaker. That weaker group is almost always looked down upon by the stronger, ruling group. It’s in our nature. There are those compassionate ones who seek to lift up and assist the weaker ones, but there are always the ruling ones in the group who don’t care about that. One may call them uncaring, if you will, or they may simply be intolerant. Unless one is open to change in their attitude toward others, this will progress to something more narcissistic.
A while back, I read the book, IBM and the Holocaust. You simply must read the history of this American company who defied American law during the war SO THAT THEY COULD PROFIT at the cost of human lives. Without IBM, the Nazis could not have located all of the Jews and others they murdered so heinously.
Review of the book:
One will never think of IBM in quite the same way. I know I don’t. Now put this all in context with our modern computer and spying technology…any people group could be targeted, and will, I’m sure. After all, as tolerant humans, we haven’t progressed that much from 1933. Just look at who is in power.