Holocaust targets for the twenty first century.

christopheranton By christopheranton, 7th Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/10w56vyw/
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The age of persecution did not end with the demise of Hitler. Hatred of minorities is spreading like a cancer in Africa, and it is being promoted by sections of proclaimed christians from The United States of America.

There is a horror growing in Africa.

In every age there have been groups of people who have been singled out as the "hate figures" for that age. The exact identity of the persecutees has varied depending on the era, or the region or country that the vilification was taking place. In late imperial Rome the target for hatred and persecution was the early christians. After the reign of Constantine it was the turn of the pagans to be persecuted. Then for a short period during the time of Julian the Apostate the christians felt the rod again. During the middle ages the Muslims persecuted the christians in the middle east, and then, with the crusades, the "Followers of Christ" fought back and the Muslims, Jews, and Orthodox Christians were equally massacred. From the sixteenth until the middle of the seventeenth centuries in Europe Catholics and Protestants hated each other with a passion. The Catholics loathed the Protestants because they believed they were heretics, and the Protestants believed the Catholics were the Antichrist and killed them for that reason. Hundreds of thousands were killed during the Thirty Years War. It was not unusual for a Catholic soldier to be throwing a "Heretic Baby" into a fire while just a few miles down the road a Protestant soldier would be repaying the compliment with a "Spawn of the Antichrist.

During the twentieth century hatred of the jewish race, which had always simmered beneath the surface of European society, burst forth in the obscenity that was nazism. The result was the holocaust, and six million murders. And lest we think that "The children of Israel" are immune from the contagion of irrational hatred of their fellow man, let me just mention the word "Palestinian" and draw your attention to recently broadcast pictures of Jewish settlers in "The West Bank" throwing stones at Palestinian children as they try to go to school.

In China today we see persecution and oppression of national minorities like the Uighurs and the Tibetans. Persecution and hatred towards christians persists still in certain middle east countries, and also in India. In South Africa, Rhodesia, and in large parts of the United States of America persecution of black people was until quite recently sanctioned in law. Now we are faced with the rise of irrational hatred of white people from extremists in Zimbabwe and in South Africa, while black power preachers in the USA thunder forth with hatred of the "Whites".

You will have gathered from the foregoing that I dont really have much regard for those who would foment hatred against any other group in society, especially since the rationale behind the vituperation is always so tenous; but the reason why I am choosing to type this at the moment is not just to fulminate against lack of human understanding in the first place, but because I think I have identified the target of the next great persecution, and I suspect that the killing field will be Africa, and one of the driving forces behind the next great "Holocaust" is the Christian Evangelical Movement in the United States.

In the Republic of Uganda there exists a great hatred of homosexuals. If you take a walk down any street in Kampala and ask the people you meet what they think of homosexuality they will, almost everyone, tell you that it is an abomination, hated by God, and something every good person ought to be totally revolted against. This is the opinion of a very large portion of the population of sub saharan Africa. Here it is driven by a very fundamentalist approach to biblical interpretation in the christian population, allied with a similar attitude in a large section of the Muslim population.

In October 2009 a bill was presented to the parliament in Uganda calling for greatly increased penalties against those who engaged in homosexual practices. This bill, if enacted, would provide for life imprisonment for anyone engaging in male to male or female to female sexual congress. Repeat offenders would be subject to the death penalty. If someone knows the identity of a homosexual, and does not disclose it, that person will be liable to three years imprisonment. There is further provision in the law for those engaging in same sex activities abroad, to be subject to extradition warrants so they can face punishment at home.

The member of Parliament who introduced the bill is a Dapper well educated, apparently sophisticated man called David Bahati.( Incidentally the Nazi Govenor of Warsaw was the Dapper well educated, and undoubtedly sophisticated Reinhardt Heydrich). Never let appearences decieve you. Anyway this "Honourable" Mr Bahati is the Ugandan head of an evangelical organisation called The Family. This is an association set up in the United States to oppose such things as Gay Marriage, and it counts among its members a certain amount of right wing christian fundementalists and a sprinkling of the less liberal legislators in that great "Fountain of Liberty called The United States of America. A group of American Evangelists held a well publicised conference in Uganda in January 2009. This had a distinctly anti homosexual bias. It was shortly afterwards that the bill I just mentioned was drafted.

I could go on at great length about the dangers of his bill for the civil liberties of Gay people in Uganda, but I wont. The really worrying thing about it is the prevailing attitude it reveals. Homosexuals in that country are being portrayed in the same colours as the jews were in Hitlers Germany, and they may be heading for the same fate as the unfortunate victims as that testicularicly challenged maniac. This law is been brought in by those who espouse The Prince Of Peace as their leader, and it is being pushed for by outside influences who purport to have the same loving christian agenda. What I would like to say to these people is that their activities stink, that they stink, and that in Heaven Jesus says they stink also.

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Born in Ireland, but living in London since 1986, my main interests are reading, studying history, politics, and theology, and looking after the welfare of my cat. I like to write on a variety of subjects, make general observations on lifes dilemmas....(more)

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author avatar Carol
8th Dec 2010 (#)

very insighful article, many thanks

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author avatar christopheranton
8th Dec 2010 (#)

Thanks for reading Carol.

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author avatar Denise O
9th Dec 2010 (#)

Usually when I go out on a limb, some folks don't like it but, I am going to any ways,
I hope you don't mind.
To dislike someone, just because they are different than you, is just wrong.
This bill if passed, is wrong, in so many ways!
As a follower of God, I just do not understand why people will not 'get' the one fundamental that is written in the bible...
You are the one that will be in front of God on judgement day, no one else by your side, just you!
When will people learn that, they are not the judge and jury on what one person does as we all walk through this path, we call life.
Nice read Chris.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar christopheranton
9th Dec 2010 (#)

Thanks for your supportive comment Denise.
I dont know what the current status of this bill is,
but I hope it was not passed.

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author avatar Greenfaol
4th Jan 2011 (#)

Excellent article, Chris, I cannot understand why this hasn't been in the press more. Hadn't heard about this at all. Really hope it doesn't go through. Would be very good if those US members of that group were named and shamed as well. They should not be supporting this kind of bleep.
This is against human rights and is an affront to any civilised society. Sexuality is a private issue and not the domain of any government!

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author avatar Greenfaol
4th Jan 2011 (#)

Just added to my facebook x

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author avatar christopheranton
4th Jan 2011 (#)

There was a programme about it
on tv. I think it was Despatches on Channel 4, but I'm not sure.
But thanks for the
supportive comment.

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author avatar christopheranton
4th Jan 2011 (#)

Greenfaol. Thanks for that.
Much appreciated.

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author avatar Retired
14th May 2013 (#)

Very powerful. Keep up the work my friend, we need more writers like you. I'll continue to follow your writings as you do the same for me. Thanks

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author avatar Vickie Collins
28th Feb 2015 (#)

Very good article. I knew about the bill, and I think a similar one in Kenya, but not sure on that. It is sad that so called christians (I won't capalize that word in this situation to indicate my disdain) in the US fueled this attempt at holocaust. And many of them decry and hate Muslims because the extremists in that religion do similar things, based on their very own beliefs. It is not only a sign of hatred and judgementalism, but also hypocrisy.

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