Thursday, December 30, 2010

You Can't Have It Both Ways (Especially When You Get It Wrong Both Times)

There goes Canada's most prominent Jewish lobby group, helping devise an anti-hate program for schoolkids that basically ignores those factors that made the Holocaust singular (i.e. obsessive, irrational Jew-hate that had been percolating for many hundreds of centuries; Hitler's insane notion that the destruction of Jewry would somehow "redeem" the world) and collapsing it into the broader category of genocide (because, well, that's the friendly, multicultural way to approach it, and because to mention the Islamic tenor of today's Judenhass is strictly taboo). And, oh, look, there's one of the group's mouthpieces, insisting that the Holocaust is indeed singular, but for all the wrong reasons (i.e. because it supposedly gave rise to the UN and the modern concept of "human rights"--feh). To which a member of an ethnic group that has had its own innings with genocide responds (in a letter to the National Post):

Re: Comparing Genocides: A Losing Pro­position, Wendy Lampert, Dec. 27.

I was astonished to read that “the Holocaust was the first time the world witnessed such a deeply calculated, bureaucratic and highly mechanized approach to state-sponsored genocide.” Surely Wendy Lampert is describing the Ukrainian famine (Holodomor) orchestrated by Joseph Stalin which preceded the Holocaust by some 10 years.

Carol-Faye Petricko, Toronto.
No, indeedee, she's not, Carol-Faye. And don't call her Surely.

Update: Mark Steyn has it right when he points out this dreadful irony--"...the people who have most successfully leveraged Holocaust guilt have turned out to be Muslims..."


Paul said...

re: FAST

dunno, but given the talent behind this initiative, I wouldn't be surprised if they actually do manage to get something positive done.

scaramouche said...

Seeing as I saw the program's video (the one that's sent out as part of the package), I must respectfully and wholeheartedly beg to differ.

Paul said...

I'm sorry to hear that... but I am encouraged by the fact that so many of the country's top business leaders are openly in support.

scaramouche said...

Encouraging--I suppose so. But it ends up being an exercise in futility if all these top business leaders have been persuaded by Official Jewry to focus on past (i.e. Nazi) Jew-hate and package it all in the usual Trudeaupian multiculti marshmallow fluff.