I read through (never finishing) a couple of books, Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land" by Nomberg-Pryztyk (Sara) and "Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women During the Holocaust" by Sonja Hedgepeth, a book I had borrowed never finishing. I have studied the sexual immorality perpetrated on the Negro slaves by slave owners, Black, White, Jewish, even Native American's were not ambivalent to sexual degradation of people. The history of abuse is as old as is sin. Incidentally, this is where I first learned that many slave owners of the American south were in deed, black, go figure?
Surprisingly, probably due to absolute disgust in what I was learning my attention shifted from sexual abuse to the number of people murdered. Whether, Jewish, non Jewish, White, Black or whatever! I had never really considered the amount of lives lost during Hitler's Germany, during World War II. To me it was a number based on going to school, in social studies class.
The following information is provided by The National WWII Museum
Deaths by Country
Total Civilian and Military Deaths
Dutch East Indies
Papua New Guinea
[In our world today we murder babies who were never even given names. Those numbers have surpassed what Hitler sponsored]
I have written about sexual exploitation currently underway in Islamic countries with boys, preteen girls and women throughout the "Religion of peace!" Albeit, to isolate any one group, religion, or time period as being worse than the other would be equal to picking out all of the red Jelly beans from a barrel of Jelly beans. In other words, sexual abuse, demoralizing the human spirit, and death in war are rudimentary, basic, elementary, part and parcel to war according to actual history.
War to humanity is not a mere foible but rather an exceedingly wicked form of entertainment based on the frequency by which it occurs. This is also true concerning sexual molestation of just about everyone and everything during war.
Enter Nuclear, Biological and Chemical weapons...........?
That story has yet to be told or should I say, "Is soon to be told." When one contemplates the lives lost (listed above) we envision World War II.
Most of us desire to live, to find simple joy in doing so. Nevertheless, we continue to move away from life numbed by the overwhelming amount of death now legalized or as much apart of dinner with desert accompanied by a 24 hour NEWS cycle. Most of us do not have the desire or the mentality to create a bomb capable of ending millions of lives but, we have learned to accommodate death and life as equal components. Nevertheless, we live in a world where there are people in every generation hell bent on achieving only death. Their success is growing........once again! (When life becomes irrelevant war usually happens)
So with rape, abuse and death in constant collaboration with the people who desire to kill their neighbor (The world has plenty of them) who do you suppose will be the ones writing about rape, degradation and demoralization of the human spirit after Nuclear, Biological and Chemical weapons kick off World War III? How does rape, abuse and sexual depravity happen after millions of people are radiated in mere moments, seconds?
Men are currently negotiating the development of weapons of mass destruction with a country who has said repeatedly, "We are going to use them on our neighbors as soon as possible." Why was Saddam Hussein hanged; their are several of his type of character participating in these negotiation? What about these negotiations is not exceedingly wicked?
In the meantime women and children, both boys and girls are being raped, abused and slaughtered around the globe! I wonder daily how anyone of us, myself included can function knowing WWIII is on the table?