This is what happens when inhumanity is undertaken on an industrial scale for an ideological end.
As a child in the sixties, I had the firm belief that if I contributed to the charity appeals and collected for the Blue Peter appeals, poverty, hunger and illness could be eliminated in my lifetime.
I feel ashamed that my efforts as a child were not sustained enough and that my adult efforts have failed to have the desired impact. We need to be confronted with our failures in order to re-double our efforts.
‘For the triumph of evil, it is sufficient that good men do nothing.’ JS Mill