Three Events in History

Slavery, the Holocaust, and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 are all terrible events in history that never should have happened. What could make a normal person do such horrible things such as these? Hate is the answer to the question.

Beatings, intense labor, and no freedom are the conditions in which African Americans lived under for hundreds of years. With hate being the number one reason for these crimes, it is easy to see why this event in history should never have occurred. Taking a stand, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. protested against slavery. Dr. King proclaimed that all men were equal and, therefore, no man should be treated the way the African Americans were treated. For the type of prejudices that let to slavery to be eliminated, the people of this world must learn that every man is equal.

Hitler, the leader of the Holocaust, was filled with the same prejudices that let to slavery. Though his hate was much stronger towards the Jews than America’s hate towards the African Americans was, it was still hate that was behind the killing of thousands of Jews. In order for the Holocaust not to be repeated, the people of this world are going to have to learn to get along. People must realize that someone can not be killed just because he or she is a different race.

Fear, placed in the heart of every American after the attacks of September the eleventh should have been placed in these hearts. People should at least not have to worry about someone destroying them. The terrorists that were behind September the eleventh were filled with hate towards Americans. This hate is entirely unnecessary. People, Europeans as well as Americans, must learn to live in harmony.

In the past, history has shown that people can be cruel. Terrorist attacks, slavery, and the Holocaust are examples of cruelty. Stopping hate is the only way that these kinds of cruelties will stop. Most all of the horrific events that occur in history are caused by hate.