A part of the corrections of this world is an understanding of the past---
The word “holocaust” has been used so much to describe the damage done to one people of the earth, that it is usually not identified with others. The definition of a holocaust is a thorough attempt at genocide of any race or cultural group. This has been attempted and/or successfully accomplished against people, and other life forms, all over this world, especially during European expansions of power in the last 400 years. In order to dispel the conception that the word holocaust should be identified with activities during the misinterpreted war called World War II, I must explain comparisons.
The genocidal action against the Jewish people by the Hitler era has is currently known as the most significant episode in recent European History, but not in the rest of the world. For example; it has become traditional to ignore the plight of the Native peoples & deny struggles for empowerment. To this day, the European descendant peoples in control of the societies of the America’s, deny anyone of native heritage to become a representative in the United Nations, etc. The word holocaust is badly associated only with the Nazi’s & Germans in most people educated in Europe and North America.
Hitler and the Nazi Party gained power in Germany in 1933 and lost power in 1945 — only 12 years. Yet, by the end of the Hitler regime, the world had been plunged into a global world war, Europe was in shambles and nearly 30 million died. Among the dead were over six million Jews who were systematically slaughtered for no other reason than that they were Jews. This event has come to be called THE HOLOCAUST. In the view of certain writers, the term “Holocaust” must be reserved for this specific time and set of events. Certainly there have been numerous atrocities against humankind throughout history, horrible cases of genocide directed against innocent people — 38 million Africans died during the 200+ years of the international slave trade, the decimation of over 18 million Native American Indians in North America between 1600 and the 1870′s, due to direct assault, early biological warfare, and corruption of social supports.
The information I gathered generally covers the African Holocaust, Indigenous People’s Holocausts, Polynesian Holocausts, and some Holocausts centered on Religious Groups. The motivations for each were racial, economic, and religious. The instigation of the majority of the problems from genocide, to environmental destruction, to cultural changes leading to self-destruction, has been created by the actions of the people of the European Continent. The basis for the conception of destroying other peoples of the world came from a misfortunate series of events, both natural & ego based, for control of the geo-political arena.
To start, let’s begin with world history from what is called Pre-History in various civilizations. During this period of so called unrecorded history, virtually all peoples in Africa, and the temperate/tropical zone peoples of Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the America’s were advanced in terms of society, way beyond what is currently observed. From this point, I must state a summary of the people’s histories, continent by continent.
Africa contains descendants of the original people of the earth. The holocausts that have occurred first were against African people, by people who came from what is now called the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Saudi Arabia), formerly Persia. The conquer of the lands currently called Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, and other places, contained the destruction of scores of people, their civilizations, and recording literature. Throughout the centuries of wars from 4500b.c. to today, descendants of brainwashed slaves, offspring from raped slaves, and other prisoners of war, added to gradual progression into central and West Africa. Entire Cities of people were slaughtered. To date, there are many cities in Africa were little or no Africans exist. This process made for the destruction of over 80-million Africans on the continent.
In current West African Areas, the leadership of the townships, Arabized Africans, other Muslim Exploiters, replaced universities such as Timbuktu, and the cities or they misinformed those they did not replace while including threats and promises. From 4500b.c. to the 1400-1500′s, the European Elite had been gaining intentions on controlling Africa. With the advancement of the technologies of weaponry, transportation, home building, and food production, at the same time they were jealous of the profit there past opponents, the Islamic conquerors, were gaining.
All of this was aided by the spread of epidemics from European & their Asian counterparts, and the fact that many African Civilizations were going through golden ages of peace. Within the 1600′s, many Nations of Europe e
Never-ending conflicts in the world are now in an elated number and much more significant than in the past. Organizations and countries are failing to understand the situation and that the element of friendly and peaceful talks is now diminishing to a condition that it is very near to be dying away. Yet the NGOs and welfare organizations work under a particular flag, but they are not getting prominent when it comes to work collectively for the world – the world we are living in and that our successors will live-in in the future.
Standards of Peace:
It is not wrong to say that we have set standards of peace such that it cannot be named as peace itself. What I want to make clear here is that while having intent to defend our nation or country, we forget that peace is miles and miles away from atomic weapons and modernized, destructive and disruptive weapons. In an insecurity of being exploded by others, countries are using science and technology in building stronger explosives every passing day; which would make sure the destruction of entire earth. And why should they avoid doing so, they are just having themselves at a better position of defending themselves and their nation. We have to make use of this aforementioned justification as we have set such standards – peace from weapons; that has now become the need of every nation.
World Peace under “Global Peace Index”:
We can see deadliest civil wars in 21st century going on in different areas of the world, where Global Peace Index ranks few countries as “least peaceful countries”. However where there is a bad element, good element also exists there; in addition to declined political instability some countries were recorded with record-high levels of peacefulness – but they were very few. According to Global Peace Index’s latest study, the amount of peacefulness in the areas with less peace has declined progressively and peace has become less common. As a result there is an increased level of inequality of peace at a global level, which has now posed serious threats to equilibrium of global peace. The figures of “Global Peace Index” make it crystal-clear that universal peace is not heading in the right direction. Despite of few improvements in peacefulness, there is a greater decline in peace all around the world.
A Peaceful World:
One of keys to have established peace is resilience and patience which we fail to consider most of the times. A flexible environment would guarantee peace contrary to retaliation. Retaliation never offers an end, it rather brings more challenges and disputes the next day which surely is harm to world’s peace. We need to give freedom to the individuals equally and make a society where justice is not done in name of equality – rather both be treated separately. We have to gather on common grounds of all religions and categories instead of having disputes on controversies and differences. Whether you have a religion or not everyone enjoys to be loved and be respected. Love wins people; kindness finds place in others’ hearts and compassions develops mutual correspondence and flexibility. Let us get hold of each others’ hearts and offer each other with love and compassion, so the world might become a better place with essential peace at our doorsteps.