Genocides and Holocausts: Never again (COMMENTARY)

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An Armenian woman lights a candle during a mass marking the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces, in Jerusalem's Old City April 24, 2015. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Amir Cohen.
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An Armenian woman lights a candle during a mass marking the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces, in Jerusalem's Old City April 24, 2015. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Amir Cohen. *Eds: This photo can only be used with RNS-TRAUBE-COLUMN, transmitted April 24, 2015.

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(RNS) It strains the conscience of our modern societies to realize that 100 years after the death of 1.5 million Armenians, the threat of further genocide hangs heavy over our so-called “civilized world.”

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  • Brandon

    Human beings have comes with titles that decorates certain individuals of repute with titles such as ‘Sir’. Similarly, humanity has to collectively come together to posthumously award titles to dead or to living human beings that have disgraced mankind by their inhumane acts.

    Hitler shall henceforth be known as Disgraced Hitler or Hitler the disgrace to humanity, he deserves the title ‘Disgraced’ or some such equivalent.

  • Hilten

    How about dishonoring prophets who have spread their message by the sword?

  • Hilten

    like David Koresh?

  • Brandon

    Human beings have to collectively agree that any living or dead thing that continues to be an impediment to peace has no place in the century we live in. Violence must end.
    You do realize that Prophet Koresh had nothing to do with the genocide or holocaust mentioned in this article? But, you are right, Prophet Koresh ends up in that list of violent egomaniacal individuals that did not promote peace and deserves to be dethroned from prophethood
    Whether you dethrone or not is only secondary to the main problem that needs to be addressed here. The problem to be addressed is ending violent ideologies to make this world a better place for this generation and the generations to come.

  • Larry

    Like Cardinal Stepinac

  • Garson Abuita

    Hey Steve. Now you admit that Ashkenazim are “real Jews,” something you vociferously denied several weeks ago? It’s hard to keep your thoughts (and screen names) coherent when you smoke that much bud I guess.
    You’re correct, modern Zionism did develop in Europe, after people like Herzl saw what it was like even for modern, assimilated Jews there. Recent events have proven the Zionists Nostradamian in their prescience.

  • Diogenes

    While generally a supporter of Israel, I accept that like any nation she needs to be held accountable when she violates the protocols of universal human rights, however, for some unknown reason, perhaps racism, she seems to be held to a higher standard than many other regimes who act punitively towards portions of their populace. As far as eliminating genocide, or any other scourge of human behavior which exists on a global scale, human history demonstrates an inability, despite so called ‘enlightenment’ principles
    to rise above a certain baseness in human nature; it is naïve to think otherwise. Man is born to trouble as sparks fly upwards

  • Fran

    Diogenes,

    Ditto regarding human history and human nature! They both appear to only worsen with each passing day. But not for much longer, at least! The best is yet to come, but it won’t come from man, evidently.

  • Diogenes

    I wouldn’t hitch the Zionist wagon to Nostradamus’ star; he was far too vague and imprecise.

  • Jack

    Let’s face it:

    The only organization that is ready, willing, and able to honor in real life the words, “never again” is the United States military.

    Too bad the current president refuses to unleash it and the preceding president didn’t know what the heck he was doing once he did the unleashing.