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Kermit Gosnell reminds of the
necessity of bearing witness to truth

Washington Examiner, by Melanie L. Sturm

Original Article

Posted By:AVFD15, 5/15/2014 2:18:22 PM

There are childhood memories so penetrating, they run like movie reels in the mind’s eye, molding our character. My vintage 8mm features my European-born grandmother turning tearful and tongue-tied upon mention of her family, lost in the Holocaust. Her heartbreak, and the gruesome photos I ogled in my parents´ edition of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, were mind-boggling. When I was 13, Holocaust survivor Gerda Klein appeared often in my thoughts, helping me process the unfathomable. Like a narrator, she recounted her death-defying odyssey from an idyllic childhood through ghettos, slave-labor camps,

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Bearing witness -- it´s how we promote the truth to the powerful and hold the powerful accountable to the truth.

Truth-telling is also how we overcome the conformist tendencies of people who don´t consider the consequences of their actions or inactions, for as Hannah Arendt famously said in her commentary on the Adolf Eichmann trial:

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

We must aspire to a culture where people know the difference between good and evil and choose good.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 5/15/2014 2:28:33 PM     (No. 9849918)

Amen, OP. Beautifully said.

It begins with each one of us and succeeds because of all of us.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 5/15/2014 3:05:15 PM     (No. 9849964)

Amen, OP and #1... our job description as parents.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Aspenhuskerette, 5/15/2014 3:22:40 PM     (No. 9849987)

Just curious, what does OP mean?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 5/15/2014 3:35:56 PM     (No. 9849997)

3, it´s original poster - or opening poster...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 5/15/2014 4:39:37 PM     (No. 9850043)

This is a story that must be read and sent to the world, it is important for people of decency to see what sort of hatred and misery Liberal/Progressives are will to visit on the innocent and what kind of people they root for. I think there is no one more qualified than Melanie Sturm to put these horrors into words so that the misery of it all can be felt while the gory parts are left to ones own understanding. Bravo Melanie!!

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