Normalcy Bias Holocaust

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Question #2: Paying attention to the history of the holocaust. The jews were targeted by the German authorities because they believed the Jews were “inferior” and were a threat to the superiority of the Germans. The jews were a target that the Germans thought would be easy to persecute. There are people who we try to scapegoat today. A scapegoat is when we blame something on a person or a group of people for being an easy target like the Jews. A group that we scapegoat a lot today are Muslims. Not all muslims are bad but when a terrorist attack happens, we immediately tend to assume that it was a muslim. While this is wrong, it is a common stereotype and the muslims have been taking unnecessary Balme by a small sample of people who are extremists.…show more content…
One area we experience Normalcy Bias in society is when our life is in danger. For example, if you are at a school and you hear gunshots in the hallway, you instinctively think to get down and protect yourself. But why? This is because normalcy bias is taking control. We as humans have been prepared to take information in and try to relate it to something very positive and cover up what really is going on to something less severe. Another example is when we see police brutality on TV, we know that it is not very nice and good to look at, but we just want to cover it up and try to think about something else. One part of our society is such a regular part of our lives that we don 't recognize as immure in nature is breaking laws. For examples, the you are driving on I-290 and you know the speed limit is 65mph, but you go 80mph, consciously, you may know you are speeding but just pass it off as nothing. This is because other people are doing it do you can to and you haven 't been caught breaking this law so it must be okay foe you to keep doing…show more content…
It is hard to tell but the biggest problem in society to day is the use of “self defense” and violence by police officers. According to the Catechism, “armed forces are servants of the security and freedom of nations.” This is true but sometimes, police officers use violence because of racism or just because. Another part that challenges people to question the morality of our society is the “just war” doctrine. The outlined circumstances of just war are reasonable. What happens when we just go to war for a non-just reason. This is something that could be happening soon. If North Korea doesn’t chill, we might have to go to war with them or something. Also, the abundance of huge weapons does not ensure peace is a statement that Catholics agree with and have to think about. Instead of spending resources to help people in need, nations are suing the resources to develop weapons of mass destruction, contributing to the building up hostility and desire to start a war. (Summary) The fifth commandment of the Catholicism is “You shall not kill.” In the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Second Edition), there are numerous paragraphs that discuss the causes, duty, and principle of the duty of people in society to prevent violence and war. In the first section (2263-2265), Pope John Paul II discusses the conditions of Legitimate defense.
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