“When collective hate organizes and gets industrialized, then genocide follows,” – Steven Spielberg 2018
(“I watched it the other week! It’s currently on Netflix“)
I can see it happening again soon. I couldn’t see it five/six years ago… but I can now see it in plain sight, and it’ll be happening in a Western nation. The United Kingdom is a cesspit of evil… from what I know of America, it’s ready to collapse in itself. No security expert that I know, knows how that will one will unfold… Poland, France, Germany all got their problems…
Usually, throughout history (20th century) it takes around twenty years, to go from warnings from intellectuals to full blown genocide coming to fruition (maybe quicker in 21st century and the age of the internet)… by then it’s always too late and genocide is in full effect… with the support of ‘normal’ men and women… The Stanley Milgram experiments have shown exactly what 75% of humans are prepared to do… kill in the name of authority.
“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes” – attributed to Mark Twain
I’ve had people actually giving Nazi salutes as they drive past my family home… and the police will not do a thing!
(I started back at Krav Maga this week! :D)
In interview marking 25th anniversary of ‘Schindler’s List,’ director cites Pittsburgh massacre as example of growing hate
Steven Spielberg, the Oscar-winning US director of the Holocaust film “Schindler’s List,” has a warning: Hate leading to genocide is as possible today as it was during World War II.
In an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, Spielberg specifically mentioned the recent mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh as signalling the rise in hateful ideologies.
“When collective hate organizes and gets industrialized, then genocide follows,” Spielberg said in the interview which aired Wednesday. “We have to take it more seriously today than I think we have had to take it in a generation.”
The interview was conducted as “Schindler’s List” returned to a select number of theaters for its 25th anniversary.
“I think there is more at stake today than even back then,” when the movie was released in 1993, he said.
The film tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman whose efforts to employ Jews during the Holocaust saved over 1,000 people. It won seven Oscars, including for best picture and best director.
The film, shot mostly in Poland, led to Spielberg founding the USC Shoah Foundation, which videotapes interviews with Holocaust survivors and now contains testimony from more than 55,000 survivors and witnesses.
“I don’t think I’ll ever do anything as important,” Spielberg said of the film in the NBC interview. “So this, for me, is something that I will always be proudest of.”