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Thursday, February 04, 2010

The universalization of the Holocaust

This week, in many countries throughout the World, Holocaust Memorial Day was observed. You may think it's a good thing that countries other than Israel are remembering the Holocaust. Sultan Knish thinks it's not a good thing (Hat Tip: Jeff Jacoby via Twitter).
Some have expressed wonderment that European countries and cities where Muslim persecution and violence is intimidating and driving out Jews at a rate unseen since the 1930's are still going through the farce of holding official ceremonies, nodding at how awful the whole thing was and beaming confidently that it can never happen again. But the humanist hijacking of the Holocaust is only another of the weapons used to promote tolerance toward Muslims, and intolerance toward Jews.

The universalization of the Holocaust was also the dejudaization of the Holocaust, turning the dwindling number of survivors into props in the great international classroom of tolerance, even as rocks are being thrown at their heads by the Muslim beneficiaries of that school of tolerance. All the while the humanist hijackers of the Holocaust who vociferously insist on using the murder of six million Jews as an illustration in their multicultural curriculum, angrily denounce any Jews who actually try to connect the hate toward Jews then and the hate toward Jews no. The same humanists who cynically exploit the Holocaust in their distorted version of history can always be counted on to jump up and denounce Jews for... exploiting the Holocaust.

But the Holocaust does indeed have a very important lesson to teach both Jews and non-Jews. Not the lesson of universal tolerance, but the lesson of the need for individuals and communities to be able to defend themselves.
Read the whole thing. I'm inclined to agree with him.


At 4:52 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Agreed. The Holocaust teaches us not to tolerate evil but to stand up and destroy it. That's not a politically correct lesson many are apt to learn in today's world.

At 5:50 PM, Blogger nomatter said...

I don't think it is a good thing only for one reason.

Anyone can mouth a word.

Thus far I see it holds little meaning and most certainly the world has learned nothing.

Rod Serling was at his best in this incredible episode of "Deaths-Head Revisited" on Twilight Zone. Serling's ending speech was spot on and indeed a chilling warning...


...which sadly warned no one.

At 11:35 PM, Blogger Moriah said...

The world loves dead Jews. Even Liberal Jews love dead Jews more than they love their living, breathing Torah loving brothers. There isn't a Holocaust memorial they didn't embrace or want to throw money at, but support the Jews in Judea and Samaria? It doesn't fit into their 'tikkun olam' scenerio.


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