Archive for the ‘Injustice’ Category
“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing,” declares Tolstoy in War and Peace. The truth – and consequence – of that statement has revealed itself time and time again throughout the travesties in mankind’s history.
Sadly, it was true of an entire church in Nazi Germany. Continue reading
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Freedom. It’s what the Declaration of Independence is all about…right?
Yes…but only for those first Americans who had the right skin color. Continue reading
In 1956, just three years after the death of Joseph Stalin, perhaps Russia’s most tyrannical leader, Nikita Khrushchev, the new prime ministry of Russia, gave an address to the 20th Congress of the Communist Party.
What was said – and not said – that day, left an indelible mark on everyone in the room. Continue reading
On the last day of school in 1974, every kid in America was thinking of the fun they’d have on their Christmas break, including 5th grade Chris Carrier. But Chris’ Christmas holiday would not be filled with joy; instead, it would be rocked with terror. Continue reading
Today, Desmond Tutu is known for his laughter. But it was not always so.
On September 25, 1977, the country of South Africa awoke to face yet another grim day of violent political tension caused by Apartheid, the system of “legal racism” inflicted on black tribesmen by the whites. But September 25, 1977 would prove to be a significant day for more than one reason. Continue reading