Global Cooperation

Why the Holocaust Can Happen Again

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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.