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As we are living in the 21st century, it is now proved that the witch hunts held in middle ages were quite absurd, and that the victims of witch hunts were unjustly executed by underdeveloped science and religious beliefs of the times. Some factors of the witch hunts mentioned in the video left some questions. Of many, the main question was, has the witch hunt really been rooted out and completely ended? The answer was no.
It is ironic how even if we learn from history or even from our own experiences that the witch hunt is wrong, innocent people are still being unfairly accused, or even worse. But why is that? Even with the development of science, unveiled misconceptions of magic and enlightened religions, being different from another or being a minority is still considered wrong. We care about other people’s affairs, but we don’t care ‘that much’ to find out the truths about them. Instead, we enjoy being a majority and throw rocks at minority. It is cruel nature deeply embedded in human which is hard to be eradicated, and this may be the reason why witch hunts of the innocents have always been in existence with human throughout the centuries. It only got deepened with the growth of mass media and people’s consciousness and rationalization of witch hunts. Then, how do we solve this problem? With the answer above, it remains unsolved. In terms of witch hunts, rules, justice, and attentions we now have aren’t enough. We have to actually ‘grow up’, understand the seriousness and the power of being a majority, and learn how to use them well. Otherwise, similar consequences will happen again in forms of bullying, unjust suspicion, and so on, and people in the future may be reading about us on the history book, in the chapter of ‘Witch Hunts in 21st…...

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