Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.
I don’t always look up the etymology of the daily word, but I’m glad I did today. As with thousands of other words in English, this one as come down from other countries, and developed other meanings than the original:
“Old English forloren ‘depraved, morally abandoned,’ past participle of forlēosan ‘lose,’ of Germanic origin; related to Dutch verliezen and German verlieren, and ultimately to for- and lose. Sense 1 dates from the 16th century.”
I’m reading a book right now that has to do with Nazi Germany during WWII. I believe that Hitler’s Nazis were indeed “depraved and morally abandoned.” Anyone who can approve of, promote, and participate in the brutalities of that time had to have been completely depraved and morally abandoned.
There are hundreds of photos worse than this one, proof that people were indeed imprisoned, starved, and often tortured and killed for no other reason than their ethnicity or the “unhealthy” beliefs that ran against the Nazi regime. I’ll never understand how anyone can claim that the Holocaust never really happened.
It’s still happening today. Evil exists. We need to understand that. Sometimes it is perpetrated in the name of some god who demands it. NOT my God!
Depravity and moral abandonment. it’s a terrible evil that can overtake the nation, any nation, if we sit back and do nothing.