Exposure is more effective than bombing.
Today is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Russian Red Army on 27 Jan 1945, which has given rise to the annual International Holocaust Memorial Day.
It is worth noting that Heinrich Himmler ordered the SS to halt mass murders by gas in early November 1944 and the destruction of the Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chambers and crematoria on 25 Nov 1944. Why?
Some answer that the Nazis knew that they were losing the war so they wanted to destroy the evidence of their Final Solution. Another narrative is that because the Nazis knew that they were losing, they increased the Final Solution to kill as many Jews as they could, which was increasing through 1944. So why did the Nazis close down the Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chambers and crematoria?
Rather, the US War Refugee Board released its report on the atrocities in the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex on 26 Nov 1944, which The Washington Post explained under the caption “Genocide”, coined by Professor Raphael Lemkin of Duke University, USA, who in 1933 proposed it as a crime under international law. This exposure closed down this complex more quickly, effectively and safely than any bombing could possiby do. Precision bombing did not exist in the Second World War (some bombs fell 10 miles away from their target) and so the Allies considered but did not deliberately bomb the gas chambers nor crematoria.
Exposure was more effective than bombing. Let the nations of the world take note.
Similarly, the Presidents Club in London disbanded within 24 hours of undercover journalists exposing in the Financial Times the sexual harassment at its January 2018 charity dinner at the Dorchester Hotel in London.
Exposure was more effective in stopping the abuse than long criminal trials. The free press is essential.
Whistleblowers know that institutional closing of ranks often rebounds upon them. It is the Caiaphas principle.
Institutions know that exposure is effective and must be closed down.
In the light of the importance of exposure, the censorship being practised by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple and Amazon is the more dangerous as well as reprehensible. Have they learned nothing about driving activities underground, away from the light of day?
Jesus said: ‘This is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.’Jesus Christ: John 3:19.
The benefits of social media
The banal discussions, false accusations and plain wickedness perpetrated on social media are simply publicising what takes place in pubs, clubs and private discussions throughout the world. Is it better that these are exposed for what they are or that they are censored and thrive in the darkness of the underground? I think that social media will – slowly – improve debate as the wicked and ignorant conversationalists have their wickedness and their folly exposed for what it is. Man’s pride will shame them into modifying their speech and behaviour. It might take ten years or more. It took some time for the television era to develop the discretion to discriminate between quality and folly on television programmes. It took a while for the email generation to stop emailing their colleague at the neighbouring desk with whom it was easier simply to speak. It is taking some time for the mobile-phone generation to learn that input needs to be balanced with output to produce a rounded person.
“Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.”Francis Bacon
or as I prefer it: “Reading makes a broad man, speaking makes a ready man, and writing makes an exact man.” You should try them.
Exposure will prove beneficial for social media contributors, but only if social media will ban anonymous accounts instead of banning or censoring speech. I notice that George Galloway responded appropriately to a common abusive phenomenon in the clipping below:
Slowly, slowly, the internet will improve standards around the world in time for the biblical Millennium.
Precision bombing is better than cluster bombing and blanket bombing, but public exposure is better still. Why? Because shame is the greatest motivator of human behaviour.
Jesus said: ‘Whosoever, therefore, shall be ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed when He shall come in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.’The Lord Jesus Christ in the Gospel of Mark 8:38.
30 Jan 2021: censorship is not confined to speech but is apparent in the financial markets also. On Thursday 28 Jan 2021 the financial broker Robinhood locked out small investors from trading GameStop when Melvin Capital, an institional hedgefund, was losing billions of US dollars. When a lawsuit was commenced, it ‘allowed’ them to buy two shares of GME GameStop and it limited other stocks also, while hedge funds and institutional investors continued as before. By locking out investors, it allowed the price to go down so that the hedge funds could sell and get out of their losing positions. Google also pitched in, explained here. It is not a level playing field. Rather, some people don’t know how to lose, and it seems that the hedge funds didn’t know how to hedge their bets! Who is teaching who now? This behaviour is not new – investors have been stopped out by institutional manipulation for as long as markets can be manipulated – it is simply out in the open and ‘on the wrong foot’.
Exposure is better than censorship.
1 Feb 2021: there has been censorship of repurposed medicines during the coronavirus pandemic, although the reason for it has still to be established.
3 Feb 2021: the financial regulators stepped in to control the small man to leave the field clear for the institutions. The uptick rule used to prevent shorting falling stocks, so there are ways to handle such matters without regulators manipulating investors.
4 Feb 2021: even China cannot ignore the exposure of human rights abuse. The lame excuse that the Chinese “constitution guarantees and protects human rights” exposes how unable the Chinese regime is to guarantee these human rights. Having legislation does not ensure it is obeyed. If officialdom closes its eyes to abuse, such officials expose their own inadequacy. The claim that there was “no systemic sexual assault and abuse against women” fails to pass the ‘absence of evidence is not evidence of absence’ test. Poor governance in China is clear for all to see in its inadequate response to criticism.
5 Feb 2021: the power of exposure is misunderstood as the power of a movement that uses exposure. #MeToo is not “more powerful” than conservative Christianity (aka ‘the moral majority) but simply that it used exposure. It simply proves the power of exposure and the power of shame.
6 Feb 2021: exposure is too much for the Scottish Parliament inquiry. “The truth will out.”
15 Feb 2021: false doctrine and the need for Christian preachers to expose it.
16 Feb 2021: after the failure of diplomacy and the silence and inaction of the United Nations, BBC Panorama has tonight exposed the imprisonment of his own daughter by sheikh Mohammed of the United Arab Emirates. Exposure is powerful. Everyone of us will give account of himself to God, including the world’s powerful persons. Money and earthly power will be of no avail then. The Indian military is also implicated in the forcible abduction of princess Latifa in international waters. Will Indians hold their government to account? Who will expose the Indian role? India is in the news for the wrong reasons – 1. farming protests, 2. arrests, 3. the #MeToo sexual abuse movement.
“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”Romans 14:12
“In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men.”Romans 2:16
They will not get away with it. God will see to it. This is why they need the Gospel to show them how to repent and to find forgiveness before they are summoned before His judgment seat. They need to be told that God will make no mistake. There will no appeal from His sentence. “Prepare to meet your God” Amos 4:12.
Do you know anyone who can help you find peace with God? If not, search this blog for the answers.
16 Feb 2021: the SNP Administration’s next cover-up is the delay of the publication of the OECD’s report into education in Scotland from March 2021 till after the Holyrood election.
17 Feb 2021: the UN has been shamed into ‘questioning’ the United Arab Emirates about sheikh Mohammed’s imprisonment of his own daughter. Exposure has worked on the UN’s behaviour. The question is – what form of exposure is necessary to work on sheikh Mohammed’s behaviour?
17 Feb 2021: BBC lunchtime news told us that the trial of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar was so secret that “her own lawyer did not know about it!” Jesus Christ pointed out long ago: “men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” John 3:19.
18 Feb 2021: MSPs have agreed to publish Alex Salmond’s evidence to the inquiry. Exposure 1; censureship 0.