Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Just Another Sunny Day at the Beach...
Or a picture is worth 220,000 words....
"This was the other terrible thing, besides the fact of the girls drowning: the normality. The way people continued to sunbathe, for three hours, just metres away from the bodies. They could have gone to a different beach. It's not possible that you can watch two young people die then carry on as if nothing happened. It showed a terrible lack of sensitivity and respect."
Wherever I've been in the world I've heard people mouthing off about the Roma or the Gypsies.
As if they were monsters. As if they hadn't suffered enough.
It is not known precisely how many Roma were killed in the Holocaust. While exact figures or percentages cannot be ascertained, historians estimate that the Germans and their allies killed between 25 and 50 percent of all European Roma. Of the approximately one million Roma living in Europe before the war, up to 220,000 were killed.
But the Italians shouldn't be surprised.
This is what happens when you treat people like subhumans. Any people. This is what the homophobes would do to us.
Hatemongering is genocidal.
Bigots are scum...
Labels: bigotry, human rights, racism
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