This is Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. It is a day that humankind should remember, and remain aware of the danger it represents. Hatred must be taught. It is culturally handed down almost unconsciously at times. It is preached sometimes, and hammered home. It is brought about by a long term anti whoever public relations plan in some cases. It can be simply an assumed superiority and entitlement, where one group simply never even considers that another group has any entitlement to anything.
The Holocaust makes this all too evident. It was concentrated in time, and recorded from many points of view. It is horrifying to see just how depraved a huge section of mankind can become.
Tolerance is important. It is a two way street. It is not always easy to change behaviors that we have been trained into since birth, whether that training has been intentional or not. But there is the hope that we can treat one another well. One place to start is with The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To see each one we look at as human , with the same intrinsic rights as we have. "Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.", L. Ron Hubbard, simple and Direct. www.youthforhumanrights.org