by jamesbaker on 31 January, 2016
I studied Holocaust studies at University as part of my Humanities degree. People tell me ‘oh people aren’t interested in civil liberties’ as a political issue. Well i’m interested in it, the reason being that it’s by safeguarding our liberties that we prevent repeating the horrors of persecution humans experienced, both in the holocaust, and in modern day atrocities that are occurring right now.
Emotive responses, commemorative events, and remembrance are important. What is much more important though that all of you who feel empathy towards the victims of the holocaust go out there and fight to protect your liberties. Fight to protect them from a surveillance state, fight to protect them from the enemies of human rights,fight to protect them from the preachers of hate that seek to divide humanity in pursuit of their own narrow interests.
Go and join Liberty, the Open Rights Group, Justice or NO2ID. Donate money, be an advocate for freedom in the letters pages of your local paper. Join a party that will protect the individual, no matter what their creed or religion from the state. Do something today to help prevent this ever happening again.