Before we begin to make wild, wide criticisms of other races, sexes, religions, nationalities, cultures, heritage, races, etc., let us first ponder the many horrors from our own nation and group...
"The First Crusade...set off on its two-thousand mile jaunt by massacring Jews, plundering and slaughtering all the way from the Rhine to the Jordan. 'In the temple of Solmon,' wrote the ecstatic cleric, Raimundus de Agiles, 'one rode in blood up to the knees and even to the horses' bridles, by the just and marvelous Judgment of God!" -Herbert J. Muller
"Many studies have discovered a close link between prejudice and 'patriotism' . . . Extreme bigots are almost always super-patriots." -Gordon W. Allport
"In Rhodesia a white truck driver passed a group of idle natives and muttered, 'They're lazy brutes!' A few hours later he saw natives heaving two-hundred pound sacks of grain onto a truck, singing in rhythm to their work. 'Savages!' he grumbled. 'What do you expect?' " -Gordon W. Allport
"To claim to be a Christian or Jew who loves God and neighbor and not to take an active part in the formation of just social policies affecting those neighbors would seem to deny complete fulfillment of one's faith." -Reuben Askew
"Who says I am not under the special protection of God?" -Adof Hitler
We have among us a group of bigots who think they have all the answers. In believing such egotistical nonsense, one can then formulate who is good and who is bad. Such judgments prove their ignorance.
Below are some examples of how we might first look at our own heritage before we criticize others.
The Crusades, when Christians gathered in marches from across Europe to go to Jerusalem and slaughter thousands and thousands of Jews & Moslems ...and be proud of it! *Christians burning people at the stake for flimsy claims about their witchery [women a fav target]. *Hundred Years War, Thirty Years War, and almost constant wars between Christian sects or denominations. *Hitler's Germany, a so-called Christian nation, exterminated 6 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, and the "other." *Islam spreads its "faith" by the sword from North Africa to Indonesia. *Christians and other faiths exterminate tribes of Native-Americans as though it is their right to do so. *Christian U.S. steals huge swaths of land from Mexico. *Christians and whites of other faiths bring millions of slaves to America from Africa, with millions dying en route. *Gays not permitted to serve in U.S. military. *Blacks and homosexuals slaughtered in the U.S. South by "Christians." *Christian lynch mobs in the North. *Blacks and women denied the vote in the U.S. ...continuing for black men until 1865, and against all women until well into the 20th Century. *Turks exterminate over a million Armenians. *Jewish treatment of Essenes. *Harsh colonization of Arabs throughout the Middle East by Christian European nations. *Spanish Christians wipe out Aztecs, Mayans, Incas. *Segregation reigns in U.S. South...in reality, throughout the U.S. *U.S. trumps up lies and war fever to take over Cuba, the Philippines, Caribbean islands, etc. *U.S. trumps up war fever even though it reneged on promise for elections in Vietnam. Later the U.S. lies about an attack on its ships near Vietnam. Later U.S. secretly bombs Cambodia. U.S. uses horrible Agent Orange and contaminates many Vietnamese and its own U.S. troops. *Unfair labor practices throughout U.S. history. *Vatican appeases Hitler and Mussolini. *Pedophilia rampant in worldwide Roman Catholic Church from 1800s forward (at least). *U.S. supports terrible dictators like Batista, Somoza, Marcos, the Shah, etc. *F.B.I Director J. Edgar Hoover, a cross-dresser, sets out to "get" homosexuals and ruin the reputation of Martin Luther King. *U.S. supports the Contras against the democratically-elected govenment in Nicaragua. *