Obama in Buchenwald: "We are here today because this work is not yet finished."
Obama said, "We must be ever vigilant of the spread of evil in our time."
Damned right we're not finished. So much of what Obama said seemed to apply to America's shameful prisons-- Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.
Obama said, "Hatred that degrades its victims and diminishes us all."
As does the hatred and degradation of torture-- of rape, forced nudity, distrespect of the koran...
And that vigilance includes bringing to justice the perpetrators of that evil, whoever they are, wherever they are no matter what the excuse and coverup they attempt.
America has a debt to pay to humanity, a debt to clean up and make right what has been perpetrated.
Elie Wiesel described watching his father slowly die in Buchenwald and lamented, "What can I tell him? That the world has learned? I am not sure."
And so far, we can be certain that Obama has failed to make things right.
Obama says, "I will not forget what I have seen here."
I pray he does not and that he also remembers the way noble Americans did the right thing after world war two. Part of remembering is learning and then making the right choices. Obama must pursue the American perpetrators of torture and murder of prisoners. Anything less will be a violation of the promises he made today.
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity scheduled for release May 22, 2019
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.