Monday, April 15, 2013

M-N Posts: Massacre, part 1


Few words stir up an absolute condemnation:  Massacre.

Ruthless, indiscriminate slaughter fills one with such disgust and abhorrence that such an act is never forgotten.  Never.

Below is a rapid-fire list:

Herod’s slaughter of the innocents following Christ’s birth


Over six million victims in the Holocaust camps during Hitler’s campaign of horror

Stalin’s purge in Russia

Slaughter of Armenians




Tomorrow’s post will move on to “N”.  What possibly get worse than this particular subject?

26 comments:

  1. wow i wasn't expecting this---such horrible things, one cannot or at least i begin to imagine

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    1. Sometimes God lays something on my heart, and this was it.

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  2. Human are capable of such atrocities.

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    1. Evil and Good, humans are capable to doing both.

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  3. Greed and religion, sadly the leading cause of most atrocities.

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    1. And a nutball behind them of course

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    2. It always takes that evil, unstable, twisted individual to start it all. Then he has to gather minions who agree with him and take orders.

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  4. And they continue to be, and even in our own country.

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    1. Evil exists in every society. Identifying and containing such is the challenge.

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    2. Here we have another one today. It is so heartbreaking.

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  5. I could only think of Nuclear. -- What interesting posts you come up with. Being familiar with war and peace in your sock drawer, I am not surprised.

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    1. Good addition. Nuclear massacre is one that will never fade into history.

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  6. Great word. "Massacre" holds some pretty hefty negative connotations, doesn't it?

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  7. Dropping bombs on the middle eastern countries and on women and children? And we're not even in a war now, are we? And what are all those acres and acres and acres of plastic coffins doing throughout Missouri? Oh that is for when we're IN war.

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  8. Yes, a very sobering word, and hopefully one that still carries much weight. I know we get desensitized to many things in the modern world, but not this.

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  9. Hi Susan,

    You would of thought humanity might start to live in peace, in harmony. And now, as I type this, the tragedy in Boston.

    In peace and hope,

    Gary

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  10. One of the worst words (and actions) I can think of. Ugh.

    Jen

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  11. Worthy........& thoughtful xxx

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  12. I didn't realize so many Armenians were slaughtered. One can only imagine how many babies Herod killed.

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  13. Stalin was the worst in terms of scale - killed way more than Hitler.

    It's a horrible thing.

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  14. It's hard thinking about these things. I have no point of reference as to why these things happened.

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  15. Hi just stopping by from the A to Z Challenge, to say that I have set up a link to your blog from my post today http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-lx

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  16. Oh Susan, this is a heart-hurting post. Just the same, these things should never, ever be forgotten.

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  17. I agree with Arleen and Gary about the tragedy in Boston. From the massacres you depicted to the explosion yesterday, there are so many unnecessary evils in this world.

    Julie

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  18. It's hard to differentiate between killings, but when you think of whole governments doing this as part of their legislature, as opposed to one crazed person - it's a different sort of chilling.

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  19. The world can be a cruel and ugly place when you put people in charge.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!