I just finished reading a Facebook post reminding us all to not judge or condemn a person or a group of people for the acts of others with similar beliefs and backgrounds. That is all well and good, as we should all not be judgmental generally.
However, there is a basic principle, not to mention laws, that require us to act. You can be charged with failing to save the drowning man while you look on or shoot a video. That is also well and good. This is the basic sense of outrage at a certain group for failing to stand up to the clear danger that certain people present against us all.
The Germans who were not actually part of the apparatus that slaughtered millions were rightly castigated for not preventing the carnage.
They were silent. And they were irrelevant.
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Todd Suraci, Fresno