Thursday, January 27, 2011

How will future generations see us?

When I think back to the times of slavery or WWII Germany, I often wonder what it was like for everyday people. Why did they let injustice continue as long as it did? Did they feel powerless to stop it? Were they indifferent because it did not effect them? Did they think that it wasn't their place to step in, did they trust the judgment of those in authority and power?

So many questions to ponder about societies long ago. Will future generations ask these questions of us? In a hundred years, will people wonder how our generation allowed the injustice of denying personhood to the unborn? Will they wonder how so many people sat idle while over 50 million people were slaughtered? Will our grandchildren ask us, "What was it like living in a time of such injustice?"

I think they will, mainly because of two things. There is a great injustice being perpetrated all over the world under the guise of gender equality and "private family matters". Millions of people have legally been killed for over 40 years, which makes this one of the greatest injustices of all history. I also know that we are winning this fight. Since 2009, pro-life Americans have outnumbered those who consider themselves pro-choice. Pro-abortion groups are nervous at the make-up of Congress after the most recent elections, because of the new strong pro-life members. Bills that defend the dignity of all human life are being introduced and seem to have a good chance of being passed. Hundreds of thousands of people walked in the March for Life this year in D.C and many other marches have sprung up around the country; California, Texas, Louisiana, Oregon are just a few.

I have great hope that we will overcome this and two generations from now people will wonder how on earth we could have allowed this for so long. I just hope I have a good answer for them.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me -- and there was no one left to speak for me.
- Martin Niemöller 

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