Originally posted by DarknStormy
Germany is guilty...
Nazi Germany were at fault. The vast majority of Germans today had nothing
to do with the Holocaust, yet they continually pay
the price. Do I believe the Holocaust happened? Absolutely. Do I believe it happened as everyone claims it did? Absolutely not
Doesn't everyone here see how taboo
it is to even begin to theorize or discuss outside of the established box known as the Holocaust? People
are almost emotionally drawn to defend the text book definition of the Holocaust, totally ignoring the fact that it's history. I.e., fallible, like
all history. We are constantly learning new things about our collective past, rewriting what happened to give a better and more accurate account.
Yet, you're virtually tarred and feathered if you want to discuss the Holocaust in a different manner then what's socially acceptable.
I say "screw that". It is
important to remember the slaughtered Jew's, homosexuals, and all the other people lost during this time. But
it's also important that you're able to look at this with unbiased eyes. You've been told since day one what to believe, your textbooks in school
tell you what to believe. It's become socially inappropriate to want to try to figure anything out on your own when it comes to this part of our
history. Nothing, and I mean nothing
that has happened before or after this event has ever been such a taboo topic to discuss. Even far worse
tragedies have occurred yet they pale in comparison. Why?
Because nothing gets you more political support then the Holocaust. Even today with the situation in the Middle East regarding Palestine and Israel.
If anyone dares utter a word against Israel they're lambasted with the obligatory "You're anti-Semetic!" phrase. And why does that work? Because
it pulls up an irrational emotional response within you regarding the Jew's who died in the Holocaust. What does that have to do with Israel today?
Absolutely nothing, yet it works.
People on ATS often regurgitate "Deny Ignorance" yet embrace it when a subject such as the Holocaust pops up. (Again, triggering an irrational
emotion implanted throughout their lives so it becomes such a taboo subject that anyone questioning it automatically becomes and anti-Semite.)
This will be the first and last thing I write in this thread.
I know I'll be blasted for this post, because everyone here can't discuss it without a knee jerk emotional reaction. And that's just fine.