reply to post by TheBorg
Agreed. I was immediately struck by the fact that the OP's "proof" is, in fact, disputable. I am also bothered by the fact that the OP rants
about "individual perception" when the multiple opening posts are, for the most part, his or her interpretation of a small cross-section of select
Further, when I see the word "indisputable" followed by an exclamation point, I frankly expect the thread to live up to its advertisement (and this
particular thread does not live up to its claims). If the OP had the proverbial nail in the coffin on this issue, then we wouldn't still be arguing
about it five pages later, would we?
I am alarmed that the OP appears to suggest that primary sources are useless and that rhetoric serves as sufficient proof. You can't just splice
together some data, some photos, and some opinions and call it indisputable fact. (Well, for all your hair-splitters out there, technically you can,
but that doesn't make your claims true.) That the OP actually had the audacity to later define the word "fact" is infuriating to say the least.
I mean... Let's be honest here. The OP has disclosed nothing particularly new, very few things that are actually factual, and the topic is as
divisive as ever. The OP also cites no sources that we might use to verify the claims presented. The OP is unwilling to take holocaust survivors at
their word, but we should take the OP at his or her word? Or the word of some mysterious, unidentified, unverifiable source? The hypocrisy and the
irony are astounding.
The OP made claims of proof and instead gave us mostly speculation (after claiming that no speculation would appear). This is, as far as I am
concerned, unacceptable. Back up your claims, or don't bother making them at all
. It is my opinion that the OP is operating in bad faith, as
Sartre would say. I would've responded to this thread in a very different way had the title actually been "The Holocaust was carried out by the
Allies -- Disputable, speculative allegations follow." The alarming amount of threads on ATS with topics designed to provoke users into reading
them, but which never deliver on their promises is wearing thin on me. I count this thread among them.