Global Cooperation

Why the Holocaust Can Happen Again

News Item

World remembers the Holocaust

Survivors return to Nazi Germany’s death camps for anniversary ceremony


January 28, 2010

The Holocaust can happen again – it already has happened again.

  • From 1975 to 1979 the leaders of Cambodia systematically killed a total of about 1.7 million Cambodians because of their ideology or ethnicity.
  • Over a 100-day period in 1994, between 500,000 and 1,000,000 Rwandans of the Tutsi tribe were killed by government forces.
  • In Srebrenica of the former Yugoslavia in July 1995, more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed by neighboring Serbian forces.

There are more examples.

And genocide can happen again.  Why? How can such an atrocity happen?

In a word: “tribalism”.

Adi Da Samraj says:

The old civilization [meaning what we have now] is about “tribalism”. The new politics [meaning the one we need] is about the civilization of “humankind-as-a-whole”, and only this has the potential for a viable human future. Humankind cannot survive a “tribal” world.”

He goes on to explain that starting in the nineteenth century all tribes have found themselves ‘face-to-face’ – due to the various effects of easier travel, expanding populations, communications technologies, etc.  And so now we have modern nation-states which are really, just big tribes based on ethnic or religious traditions.  Some of these nation-states have nuclear weapons.

“… This trend is all about “tribalization”, setting up absolute pockets of power—based on mythologies of the past, the traditions of the past, the separateness of geographic zones, the separateness of particular classes or races of people.”

There is only one power on Earth that can stop this trend:

“… the power of the human population declaring it will not cooperate with this nihilistic culture of total war and ideologies of total dominance.” – what Adi Da calls “everybody-all-at-once”. NOT mob power, but a new cooperative process for dealing with issues.

And he does not equivocate about the alternatives:

“The future is either going to be a catastrophic disaster, or it is going to be the turnabout moment in human history, in which humankind will step out of its dark ages of “tribalism” into a new mode of cooperative order.”

The Nazi regime was single-minded and efficient in its targeting of the Jewish race. We got rid of the Nazis, but there’s plenty more of that kind of orientation present in the world today. And now the weapons available are more powerful – ‘weapons of mass destruction’ we call them, including biological and chemical weapons that are potentially worse than nuclear.

Adi Da pinpoints the tribalism of mankind as the terrible characteristic of the current dark age we still live in. It is that feature of human tendency that is the ground for assuring you that ‘the holocaust can happen again’.  Let us tackle the real issue here to ensure that will never happen.

To read more about Adi Da Samraj’s work in this area go to where you can download the full text of the book.


The Movie ‘Avatar’ Shows Us ‘Prior Unity’
January 20, 2010, 7:22 pm
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Ever since I went to see Avatar I have been depressed. Watching

the wonderful world of Pandora and all the Na’vi made me want to be

one of them. I can’t stop thinking about all the things that happened

in the film and all of the tears and shivers I got from it …”

‘Audiences Experience ‘Avatar’’ Blues’, CNN, January 11, 2010

We’re hearing a lot of that these days – people deeply moved, in one way or another, simultaneously, all over the world, by the movie Avatar.  Why?  It is easy to understand why in the context of Adi Da’s writings about ‘Prior Unity’.  James Cameron has described, in engaging and beautiful detail, an environment where Prior Unity is visible, palpable, and enjoyed by the whole planet: self-aware beings, animals, plants, and even the space itself.  This picture has great appeal. Again – why?

It’s because Prior Unity is the state of this world and of your life (and everything!) – right now. You (unconsciously) feel a tacit awareness and familiarity with the concept of everything being somehow interconnected. So when that is popped in front of you in iMAX 3D, you ‘recognize’ it. Not because it’s somebody else’s alluring fantasy vision, but because it is your own, unconscious awareness of reality.

That principle – of ‘recognition’ – is how the precarious state of the world is going to change for the better, says Adi Da.  Things are not going to change because of all the usual heros, speeches, institutions, etc. that we are putting our hopes in. No. Things are going to change because we recognize this prior unity and its attractiveness, relative to what we now experience, and what it will lead to in terms of arresting the disastrous global collapse now underway. Things are going to change because everybody ‘gets’ it and demands the change.

In Not-Two Is Peace Adi Da writes:

“Human beings must accept, with humility, that their rightful position (and that of everyone) in the naturally indivisible world-family of Earthkind (including humankind) is not the ego-place of prior dis-unity (and thus separateness, domination, and control), but the “heart-place” of prior unity (and, thus, of ego-transcending cooperation and tolerance) …”

For more, please go to where you can download the full text of the book Not-Two Is Peace