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Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Mankind's learning disability

People are full of hate, prejudiced and easily lead. Discuss:

Exhibit 1:
An hour by hour account of the day in 1938 when German Jews were murdered, synagogues burnt and homes destroyed - a terrifying day that started the descent into the Holocaust.
A 'civilised', western society turns on a scapegoated minority. Probably the most depressing programme I've watched in a very long time.

Exhibit 2:
Gypsy effigies burnt on bonfire
Patricia Knight, who was at the bonfire with her seven-year-old daughter, said: "A caravan was wheeled down the street which portrayed women and children inside, with 'pikey' written on the back and the image of a scantily-clad woman standing in the door.

Villagers, who have asked not to be named, have said the effigy was chosen after the recent eviction of travellers from a nearby field.

Exhibit 3:
More thinly veiled hatred of foreigners. Whipped up by a powerful media force- this from the Sun's 'letters' page.

THE Government admits total incompetence by allowing 60,000 asylum seekers to remain in Britain.
We are gradually swamped by foreigners and if we offer any resistance to this we are labelled racist. I believe this is Tony Blair’s way of eroding our national identity and pride so no one will care if we join Europe and lose the Pound.
He is a very dangerous and devious man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
Tenbury Wells, Worcs

IS it any wonder we are under threat from terrorist attacks when we allow 60,000 asylum seekers to remain in this country?
How do we know who these people are and where they came from? Or do we just wait for them to strike at us?
Hayle, Cornwall

Anyone remember what happened to the Reichstag? And who they blamed?

Is it wrong to force people to watch a television programme? Because they should, and see where this scapegoating and bullying leads to.


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