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Anna Soubry receives messages calling for her to be hanged as a traitor:
In case anyone thought the Dominic Grieve death threats were an isolated incident, apparently not.
Can everyone now at least admit that Brexit has been fucking horrible for any sense of national unity? This is the single most hideously divisive issue I can remember in UK politics, especially if it’s motivating certain kinds of people to threaten MPs who don’t vote the way they want with death.
Jo Cox’s tragic murder proves that this kind of dangerous talk can become dangerous action.
And I do hold the Daily Mail at least partly (a large part, mind) responsible for fanning the flames of hatred on this one. Irresponsible, inflammatory sensationalism does nothing to make any situation better, ever.
What the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive wants the world to know:
It is not often you get the chance to meet a man who holds a place in history like Ben Ferencz. He’s 97 years old, barely 5 feet tall, and he served as prosecutor of what’s been called the biggest murder trial ever. The courtroom was Nuremberg; the crime, genocide; the defendants, a group of German SS officers accused of committing the largest number of Nazi killings outside the concentration camps – more than a million men, women, and children shot down in their own towns and villages in cold blood.
Ferencz is the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive today. But he isn’t content just to be part of 20th century history – he believes he has something important to offer the world right now.
Lesley Stahl: What turns a man into a savage beast like that?
Benjamin Ferencz: He’s not a savage. He’s an intelligent, patriotic human being.
Lesley Stahl: He’s a savage when he does the murder though.
Benjamin Ferencz: No. He’s a patriotic human being acting in the interest of his country, in his mind.
Lesley Stahl: You don’t think they turn into savages even for the act?
Ferencz: Do you think the man who dropped the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima
was a savage? Now I will tell you something very profound, which I have
learned after many years. War makes murderers out of otherwise decent
people. All wars, and all decent people.
This is what I mean when I say, “Remember that [person who did a terrible thing] also has a family, a normal job, and friends.” I don’t mean “they were a good person.” I mean “remember that all ‘good people’ are capable of violence, racism, misogyny, homophobia, and every other bigotry. Nobody is incapable of horror just because they’re also capable of normality.”