Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ellie Wiesel: Universal Lessons of the Holocaust

"The promotion of the culture of life
should be the highest priority in our societies...
If the right to life is not defended decisively
as a condition for all other rights of the person,
all other references to human rights remains deceitful and illusory."
~ Pope John Paul II ~
Ellie Wiesel, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, knows from personal experience at Auschwitz about man's inhumanity to a targeted group of human beings, created in the image and likeness of God, who are not considered to be human beings in the eyes of their killers. At Auschwitz, although mothers were given a chance to save their own lives by giving up their children--mothers chose to die with their children. Ellie Wiesel says that the message has been delivered about the holocaust of the Jews, not to solicit sympathy but because they want the world to learn and remember and become a better world. He said it is most tragic that the message has been delivered and nothing has changed. There is still hatred, antisemitism, suicide killers, fanaticism. He said that our role is to become messengers and continue to deliver the message.
"We must not be surprised
when we hear of murders, of killings, of wars, of hatred.
If a mother can kill her own child,
what is left but for us to kill each other."
~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta ~
The modern day holocaust of abortion has many characteristics similar to the Jewish holocaust: the victims are not considered to be human beings by their killers; the scientific and moral message has been delivered over and over again; the world is still full of prejudice against a staggering number of unborn babies deliberately killed daily throughout the world. The USA death toll alone is 5o million innocent babies since abortion became legal in a nation that prides itself on freedom and justice for ALL!
Why have nations not learned a valuable lesson from the tragedy of the Jewish holocaust? Ellie Wiesel, a man who suffered the holocaust, questions why there is no rage at the magnitude of cruelty and the consequences of hatred--rage against the killers, against those who inspired the killers, toward the indifferent, and those who knew and remained silent.
The same could be said about those who know about the helpless unborn baby humans who are mercilessly killed and do nothing to try and prevent their deaths. At Auschwitz mothers sacrificed their own lives rather than deliver their children up to death. In America, 4000 mothers every day deliver their babies into the hands of those that they pay to dispose of their tiny bodies. Where is the public and persistent outrage? A haunting reminder of inaction in the face of cruel and tragic realities of inhumane treatment of fellow human beings is the true story of a Christian who remembers the cries of Jewish prisoners being transported by train to their deaths.
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