A procession of 'normal' German townspeople
touring Buchenwald after the liberation in 1945
to view the Nazi atrocities they 'didn't know about'.
[Although Hitler promised to cleanse Germany and rid
the Fatherland of untermenschen.]
Some thoughts which distracted me yesterday ...
I imagined many people walking to a designation - ordinary people walking at dusk - silhouetted against a hazy, orange sky, men women and children, nicely dressed, casually dressed - leisurely walking, speaking softly, smiling slightly, none were outwardly sad or suffering. Nevertheless there was an eerie silence and an ominous sense of impending doom - which only I could feel. I sensed something awful was going to happen to all of them. Where were they going? I imagined it to be a place like a concentration camp, a death camp, for lack of a better metaphor. At any rate, they were going willingly, casually, to their destruction. Little, by little, almost imperceptibly.
During the night many people were killed in a terrorist attack at a gay bar. The music was so loud, the bar crowded for last call, and no one knew what was happening ... when it started.
This afternoon I noticed a news story claiming "an imam speaking in Orlando in April said that killing gays according to Islamic law should be done 'out of compassion.'" That is obviously not related to the attack early Sunday morning, but jihadists have brutally executed gay men, many times torturing them and throwing them from rooftops to their death. Three days ago ISIS relased a statement on plans to attack Florida.
I think things will get worse.
Some people will blame Islam. Some will see Islam as God's scourge. Others will blame the LGBTQ agenda. Many will go with all three.
Speaking of Orlando as a gay playground, one blogger wrote: How did we normal people ever let this happen? How and WHY did we let perversity take over normalcy?
There is going to be a huge backlash - not just against jihadists either.
Triomphe de la mort (1944)