Persecution: Does The Ends Justify The Means?

PERSECUTE

Merriam-Webster:
To harass or punish in a manner designed to injure, grieve, or afflict specifically : to cause to suffer because of belief.

Cambridge:
To treat someone unfairly or cruelly over a long period of time because of their race, religion, or political beliefs, or to annoy someone by refusing to leave them alone.

Oxford:
Subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs.

MacMillion:
To treat someone extremely badly, or to refuse them equal rights, especially because of their race, religion, or political beliefs.

The featured image for this blog post is a sign that says “Jews are not wanted here.” There are many other signs from that period of time when it was perceived as being “politically correct” to actively persecute the Jews. From history we all know how that populist persecution turned out. We must all remember with open eyes how this kind of persecution started and how it grew.

First they came for the Socialists,
and I did not speak out because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists,
and I did not speak out because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemöller

If you observe persecution call it what it is even if you disagree or hate the one(s) being persecuted against, ignoring it enables it and it will bankrupt your moral character.

Now apply what you’ve learned without bias.

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