posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 10:04 PM
I don't agree with the idea that "Jewish bankers" are the people who pretty much run the world, try to take over countries, It seems to me there
are very powerful bankers, and some of them may even be name "Rothschild" but I do not believe these people have much to do with Zionism. Zionism is
a movement to restore a Jewish homeland in Israel, and that was achieved. There is a powerful Jewish lobby in the United States; they do not control
the US but could tip the balance politically in favor of war with Iran. Maybe they influence members of congress on matters of US policy on
settlements, etc. Israel has done some questionable things (but are surrounded by enemies). But much of what I often hear goes further, and accuses
Jewish people as a whole of evil intentions, and of much more power than they actually possess.
The "Holocaust" is not a term I am much in favor of because it seems to imply that there was just one Holocaust. (You can call it the "Shoah"
which is more specific). There have been many. Many instances of ethnic cleansing and terror, killings, awful things. What the Nazis did was bring
this into an industrial scale and try to eliminate a whole subset of humanity. This is evil and also unwise, as this is not even achievable or
necessary. If you eliminate any one group another will take its place. And Germany turned against a whole group of its citizens who could have been
loyal if allowed to be. Many of them might have fought for Germany if the regime were not built on an insane philosophy of unfounded hatred towards
them. Hitler capitalized on old Christian anti-Semitic sentiments (again, unfounded) and blamed the Jews for the treatment of Germany after WWI. One
could also say the seeds for this were planted earlier, during the Inquisition. The only reason the Inquisition didn't kill as many Jews as Hitler
was the lack of sufficient murderous technology to do it with. The "Church" made everyone live in fear.
One of the other Holocausts was the killing of possibly up to a million persons of German descent in Eastern Europe after WWII. That's just as
evil as what the Nazis did, but fewer in numbers. The Soviets committed atrocities of their own, during and after the war. There were mass atrocities
in Cambodia and Azerbaijan and the Balkans.
It does concern me that in some countries you can get arrested for questioning the Holocaust. I think that limits free discussion and learning
about this topic. I have seen Dachau for myself, and have read and learned enough to firmly believe this all happened pretty much as the history books
tell us. Maybe the numbers for 5 million or 7 rather than 6 million dead. But on the other hand, it seems like young people are often so lacking in
knowledge that they might believe some person with an agenda who wants to downplay what happened. Justin Bieber, a couple years ago, in an interview
had never heard of "German" (language). People scoff at the idea of another Hitler popping up. Maybe vilifying some other group next time. If a new
generation is actually getting dumber, how would they know to stop it before it gets that far?