Apollyon wrote:Like I mentioned before, no genocide was executed as efficiently and with such malice as "ours". That makes it special and worth remembering about.
I don't know which "ours" you're referring to, but read your Bible. As far as recorded history is concerned, the first and best genocides were all executed by the ancient Hebrews as ordered by God. The Germans were just copycats.
As I like to remind everybody whenever this comes up, the Germans weren't even the best at genocide in their own decade - Stalin beat them in quantity in Ukraine, and the Japanese beat them for malice in Manchuria. but the Ukrainians and Manchurians didn't have an Anti-Defamation League to keep it in the forefront of popular media, and so no one cares about them now.
*CRAZYHORSE* wrote:Think about it this way, if it wasn't for Piltogg Germany, Jews would still be discriminated heavily.
This is probably true though - we didn't go to war against Germany because we wanted to save their victims - if anything, the U.S. was just as anti-Semitic back then as the Germans, if not more so. But the ADL was able to turn it into a compelling narrative that turned things around on the home front, and became the model for other civil rights movements. So paradoxically, we probably wouldn't have gotten civil rights for all the minority groups that followed either.
By contrast, check out the way the Roma population is still treated in Europe - they took it just as hard in the concentration camps, but no one turned their story into a movement, and they're still treated just as badly as they were before.
piltogg wrote:A leftist in Germany? What the fuck? Is that even possible? Where is the hive-mind complex when you need it?
Sorry to ruin your dreams piltogg, but as of 2010 even the righties in Germany are more lefty than the lefties here in the U.S. You need to get out of your home state more often.