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Thread #144266 Message #3335485
Posted By: Little Hawk
08-Apr-12 - 05:19 PM
Thread Name: When does living history end?
Subject: RE: When does living history end?
Holocaust denial is foolish, and easily disproven. There's massive evidence that it happened, and it happened not just to Jews, but also to Communists, socialists, pacifists, homosexuals, Gypsies, and a large variety of other European victims....all of whom were arrested, imprisoned, and killed en masse by the Nazi regime in Germany. To deny that it happened would be ridiculous. To suggest that its memory is being used to justify present very harmful political attitudes toward a new set of victims, on the other hand, is another matter entirely.
Denying the more recent holocaust that has been inflicted upon innocent Palestinians in the last 60 or so years by the political cause called Zionism is equally foolish, and is also easily disproven, and that holocaust is still happening right now.
I think it far more vital that we focus on a holocaust that is happening NOW than one that ended in 1945. We can't save the people who perished in the Nazi holocaust, because it's over. We CAN save the Palestinians from the persecution and oppression they are presently having inflicted upon them, and we CAN see that they are given full compensation for what has been done to them.
Until we do help save the Palestinians and restore their nationhood in a viable nation state, we are tacitly supporting a 2nd terrible Holocaust, one that is being perpetrated by the vengeful survivors of the previous one (and by their children).
Palestinians and Arabs are not responsible for what Germans did to Jews (and many others) in 1933-45. They should not have to pay for it.