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The Birth (and Creation) of Demons and Despots

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Gimnazija Andrije Mohrovicica Rijeka (Croatia) Given grade: Given grade: The Birth (and Creation) of Demons and Despots May 20. 2008 Filip G. Sharpe IV2 Genocide1. noun \'je-n?-?sid\ (1944) - 1The deliberate and systematic destruction of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group. Genocide has been around since the very beginnings of civilization. Even though the definition of the term itself was not existant until 1948, there have been recordings of genocide even before the Bible itself, in the year 149 B.C. when the Roman army conquered Carthage. It is because of reasons which are hardly understandable to society, that generals, emperors, czars and all other leaders have invested all effort to "exterminate" those they believed to be contaminating the nation with their existence. Depraved and brutal, they carved up everything from faces and families to peoples and international borders, they pursued the dictates of their own mad muses, as they plunged the world to new depths of darkness. Afterwards most of those same leaders who managed to survive the battles and assassinations were tried and punished for their crimes against humanity, but they continue to exist in society's consciousness, whether as symbols of unimaginable immorality, or as great heroes and legends in the pursuit of their nation's goal. ...read more.


Soon enough, they intoxicated the masses with power and selfish ideas. Hitler, for example, had become invincible in the eyes of the new Germany. He had built a strong economy based on the hard labor of captive Jews. Ironically, the first words which the Jews' eyes fell upon when entering the most horrid concentration camps was "Arbeit macht frei"2. Of course, most Germans were fine with that kind of order, most likely because they were unaware of the horrors which were happening inside the camps themselves. All seemed fine in society's eyes, Germany was strong, and to many; invincible, as long as the "F�hrer" was alive and well. It is obvious that the picture which is sent out to the masses will be accepted, as long as there is a good, strong foundation to lay it down upon. This fact is evident in many examples throughout history, and is a true example of collective behavior at its worst and bloodiest. However, as long as the people who commit such terrible crimes are judged, and punished (whether it be in a courtroom, or in the streets), we have a feeling that something can be done in order to punish those who deserve it. ...read more.


If one has created an entire system in their minds, no matter what the question is, they will always have an answer for it. What seems unreasonable and mindless to us makes perfect sense to them. There is no way of changing their mind, as the sociopathic tendencies will always act as the subconscious foundation of all their actions. Because of this, their view of the world will never qualify as compatible within that of the collective mentality. And so, what can be said to those such as Jim Jones, or Charles Manson? What can be said to such people who already have all the answers? 1 Definition quoted from the Merriam -Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (11th edition) 2 The slogan "Arbeit macht frei" was placed at the entrances to a number of Nazi concentration camps "as a kind of mystical declaration that self-sacrifice in the form of endless labour does in itself bring a kind of spiritual freedom. It was placed at the entrance of concetration camps such as Dachau, Sachsenhausen and Auschwitz. In a literal translation it reads; "Work brings freedom. (Quoted from "Auschwitz Alphabet") ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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