The Genesis Of Genocide
FROM AUSCHWITZ TO COLUMBINE – WHY DOES IT KEEP HAPPENING
The Genesis Of Genocide
In his new book, author, Neville Raymond, “Genesis Of Genocide” (published by AuthorHouse), puts a new spin on heinous crimes, hate, revenge, retaliation, using the Holocaust as the ultimate model of evil. Raymond analyzes and dissects evil acts against humanity and uses his findings to impart a valuable life lesson. Taking an in-depth look at the origins of good and evil, author Neville Raymond examines how good and bad develop from the same elements. Using the Holocaust as a metaphor for the universal condition, The Genesis of Genocide casts serious doubts on whether mankind has ever learned anything at all from it’s own evil. Written before the recent terrorists attacks on America, Raymond’s edicts seem prophetic. The book debunks our nation’s policy of retaliation, the same form of retaliation we’ve practiced since the beginning of history.
In the prologue, Neville Raymond uses his own childhood traumas as a springboard for examining the potential for evil in each of us. Each subsequent chapter examines historical events. One even juxtaposes the childhoods of Anne Frank and Adolf Hitler, explaining why one searched for good in even the most vile of people, while the other found evil in even the most innocent of people.
Raymond demonstrates how our nation’s tendency to respond with revenge and hate has enabled it to evade its own share of responsibility for crimes against humanity. He believes our country’s present value system is as gratuitous an assault on reason and fair play as the death camp itself. The Genesis of Genocide exposes how the Nuremburg Trials were themselves guilty of one of the most blatant double standards in history. Then there is the tracking of the shifting dynamic that empowers some victims of abuse to be productive members, even pillars of society, while others are driven to be troublemakers or public menaces. Raymond’s opinions seem especially controversial and intriguing in light of the current social climate in America.
After the recent terrorist attacks in our country, we are now faced with the ultimate decisions on how to deal with hate, revenge and retaliation. This makes The Genesis of Genocide’s message timely. The book’s basic challenge is how do we as humans override our programmed response to react to violence with violence. “The most enlightening aspect of my book has to do with how human beings can be eaten up by only so much abuse, before they start to prey on others. This book exposes the roots of racism, prejudice and hatred and gives a new approach to the ideal of tolerance,” says author, Neville Raymond.
From Auschwitz to Columbine, using the power of unconditional love, The Genesis of Genocide attempts to enter the human heart, to step back from our preconceived, learned beliefs, and to bring us closer to progressive change. It shows how society’s readiness to sacrifice children’s needs to the demands of parents, and or authority figures, lies at the core of man’s inhumanity to man. To this end, it not only traces the links between Hitler worship and the violence of American youth, but also foreshadows the more sweeping connections between Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his own flesh and blood and the Islamic suicide bombers who martyred themselves for Allah.
The author maintains a compassionately impartial and inclusive stance, discarding the typical pro-Western biases that have been covered in numerous books in the past, from William Shirer’s “The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich” to Ron Rosenbaum’s “Explaining Hitler.” “My allegiance lies not to any particular group, but to the human race as a whole,” remarks, author, Raymond.
Born in Calcutta and educated in an English boarding school in the Himalayas, Neville Raymond immigrated to the United States and received his B.A. in English, with graduate studies in intellectual history and the history of religions. He is at work on a new book, called The Parenting Revolution that will help revolutionize the current practice of therapy.