Holocaust memorial day

holocaust-executionToday, January 27th is Holocaust Memorial Day. This is the 71st anniversary of the allied liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazis’ largest and most destructive death camp.

Each year Holocaust Memorial Day is given a theme. Today, in 2016 that theme couldn’t be more pertinent as Europe sleepwalks its way back into the hard, cold embrace of the far right.

The message this year is simple but compelling…

Don’t stand by.

Far right groups are spreading their mantras of hate all across Europe.

 

Don’t stand by.

Please, don’t stand by.

Here in UK neo-nazi groups like Britain First, the English Defence League, Pegida, the National Front and even the New British Union are working hard to have their odious policies recast as somehow ‘mainstream’. This poisonous perversion of British values threatens to derail our harmonious society and pave the way for another jumped-up, tin-pot Fuhrer – but this time in our own land.

Don’t stand by.

As Edmund Burke famously wrote…

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph
Is that good men do nothing.”

Don’t stand by.

Please, don’t stand by.

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