If you’ve been following the news for the last few months, then you know how some people are terrified about what they think the current President of the United States will do. What I find really interesting about this is that these exact same people were perfectly comfortable when his predecessor used the exact same tools to make changes in our country.
But, the fact of the matter is that people on both sides of the aisle, contrary to what they might tell you, are not students of the history of governments. Why do I say that? Because if they were, then they would realist that you can’t trust any government.
Want an example? Okay, here is one where the “good guys” didn’t take action to save people when they could have. Newly discovered documents show that the Allies during World War II knew about the horrors of the Holocaust in Europe while it was happening and didn’t do anything about it to save millions of innocent lives until they found it convenient. Claire Bernish gives us details:
“The major powers commented [on the mass murder of Jews] two-and-a-half years before it is generally assumed,” Dan Plesch, author of the newly published, Human Rights After Hitler, and Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London, told The Independent.
For two-and-a-half years, Plesch learned, the Allies appeared to have allowed heinous crimes against humanity — the killing of millions of innocent Jewish and marginalized peoples — to be carried out at various concentration camps in nations under Nazi occupation. The Independent reports:“Newly accessed material from the United Nations – not seen for around 70 years – shows that as early as December 1942, the US, UK and Soviet governments were aware that at least two million Jews had been murdered and a further five million were at risk of being killed, and were preparing charges. Despite this, the Allied Powers did very little to try and rescue or provide sanctuary to those in mortal danger.”
Of course, pointing this out does not mean one condones war, however, it should be known that potentially millions of lives could’ve been spared had Allied Powers simply let in refugees.
The Allies could have potential saved untold innocent lives by simply allowing Jews to immigrate into their countries. Now, tell me again how “good governments” actually care about innocent people.
The simple fact of the matter is that the purpose of any organization very quickly changes from accomplishing something to continuing its own existence at the expense of anyone and everyone else. In this case, it resulted in horrifying results.
So, if you think your government will take care of you when a disaster happens, you had better think again. They will only save you if it is in their best interest, and you had better make plans to take care of you and your family in case it isn’t “convenient” for them to take care of you.