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Monday, December 18, 2006

When Truth and Lust Conflict

There is no doubt about it that the truth hurts sometimes. Sometimes it is very inconvenient or a great nuisance. Sometimes it gets in the way of what you want. In these cases truth can be dealt with in a number of ways. The best way is to recognize the truth and work to overcome any obstacle that truth may present. Others, however, use other methods. If the truth is not yet out, they try to cover it up and keep truth from seeing the light of day. Once the truth comes out, some try to spin the truth so that the perception of that truth is very different from reality. Still others will nakedly deny a truth that is known by all, such is their lust to get what they want.

Last week a big story was the conference in Iran that looks to deny one of the greatest tragedies of humankind: the Holocaust. It is widely felt that the genocide and suffering inflicted during the Holocaust generated such sympathy around the world for the Jews that it was a major factor in restoring the statehood of Israel that had been taken away 900 years earlier. Iranian lunatic president Ahmadinejad must wake up every day and see that Israel still exists and it pushes him further into insanity; such is his hatred against Israel. So he chooses to simply deny that one of the most documented tragic events in history ever existed to attempt to get what he wants.

In normal circumstances such a lunatic would be laughed off the world stage and never taken seriously again. These are not normal circumstances, though. There are millions who hate the “joooooos” worldwide and are more than happy to look like a fool in order to partake in scheme that might wipe Israel off of the map (no matter how the phrase is interpreted). The fact is that the Holocaust did take place. Millions of Jews including 1.5 million Jewish children were killed in gas chambers, were shot, died of starvation or disease, or died during cruel experiments.

There is no shortage of documentation of the Holocaust. Malott links to some footage on YouTube. SkyePuppy has a post on the Polish concentration camp Stuthoff. There are countless books, newspapers, films, photos and more documenting the reality of the Holocaust. When a man stands up and denies such undeniable truth, he looks small and foolish. He might as well deny the sky is blue or that the grass is green. The millions of puppets around the world that would follow such insanity also look foolish and insignificant.

The Arab world has tried many things to deal with the problem of Israel. They tried war and were driven back. They tried suicide bombers and a wall has been built. They tried kidnapping and rockets but faced a forceful response. They now want to try denying the truth. They want to turn into an army of clowns that perform somersaults, juggle bowling pins and crack jokes. They have tried everything now except peaceful co-existence. Truth can be an obstacle, but it is not the enemy. The truth always points us to what we need to do. The problem is that often what we need to do and what we want to do conflicts.

5 Comments:

  • At 5:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    A well written piece! We should all speak out against Holocaust deniers. However, please refrain from using the phrase "Polish Concentration Camp" as you have done in the case of Stuthoff. There were only German concentration camps in Nazi occupied Poland during WWII. Your choice of words does not reflect the nature of the camp (i.e. who put in place and operated it throughout) or it's location (Poland was under total control of the German & Soviet forces during WWII and essentially did not exist between the fall of 1939 & 1945) correctly. Thank you!

     
  • At 7:00 AM, Blogger Malott said…

    I saw a chart that showed the breakdown of Holocaust deaths per country. The Poles seemed to have gotten the worst of it. Some 90% of the Polish Jews, about 3 million men, women, and children were murdered.

     
  • At 9:03 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    anonymous,

    thanks for visiting and commenting. you are absolutely correct, "Polish Concentration Camp" was sloppy on my part. Come back. I hope you select a name so I can recognize you better.

    AICS

     
  • At 9:14 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Malott,

    The poles have certainly had a difficult century. For that reason I am happy to recall they were the first to shove a stick into the eye of the old USSR.

     
  • At 11:56 AM, Blogger SkyePuppy said…

    Chris,

    I seem to remember reading that before WWII, Poland was 30% Jewish. Now that's only 2%. The Nazis very nearly succeeded there.

     

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