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Baruch Kopel Goldstein
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Born 1956-12-09
Died 1994-02-25
Jew that shot over a hundred unarmed and praying Arabs at the Cave of the Patriarchs - killing 29. Goldstein was disarmed by the victims, and beat Goldstein to death.
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At the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, Baruch Goldstein (a member of Kahane Chai) shot over a hundred unarmed and praying Arabs. The Muslims eventually managed to disarm Goldstein, and then beat him to death. The final death toll was 29 with 125 injured. Interesting circumstances around the shooting were that Goldstein was able to shoot s many people with just 111 bullets. Some claim that Israeli forces also helped in the massacre.
Of these the most influential is what is called "education." Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part. What is essential in mass psychology is the art of persuasion. If you compare a speech of Hitler's with a speech of Edmund Burke, you will see what strides have been made in the art since the eighteenth century. What went wrong formerly was that people had read in books that man is a rational animal, and framed their arguments on this hypothesis. We now know that limelight and a brass band do more to persuade than can be done by the most elegant train of syllogisms. It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if the can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment.
-Bertrand Russell