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This is true, it's very easy to teach the 'story' of the holocaust.Slacker wrote:There's also far more information avalialbe on the Holocaust. We have a pretty good idea how many people die there, between Stalin and Mao we're pretty sure it was tens of millions but nobody has an exact number and there's far less evidence of it. We didn't have American soldiers go free people from the Gulag in Siberia, there aren't a lot of pictures and videos from Russia or China. Also up until recently they were all just a bunch of communists, who cared if they died, it just meant less that were against us. I think the more systematic nature of the Holocause also strikes a nerve with a lot of people.
/-\lex wrote:What I was trying to get at is that a murder thru means of a bullet or a gas chamber is no different then murder thru starvation.
You are an idiot, as your sig demonstrates. There were 3 million Polish Jews killed out of the total 6 million.Gandalf wrote:This is true, it's very easy to teach the 'story' of the holocaust.
But when you actually take the time to analyze it, the 'story' falls apart.
What exactly did you learn that wasn't true?Malakai wrote:It ends up that a lot of what I learned about the holocaust in elementary and middle school simply was not true.
Don't take this post the wrong way, I'm not an anti-semite, it's just a fact.
I agree, but how does that change the real tragedy, their death?Whatsisname wrote:Murder through starvation is one of the worst ways you can kill someone.
Tolerance = good/-\lex wrote:Tolerance is not inherently a good thing, and definitely not the kind they preach in public schools.
Edit: this is me admitting I only read the first three paragraphs
There have been countries with 40%+AllUranusBelong2Me! wrote:The reason the Holocaust is different than the other tradegies you mentioned, is the percentage of the total population that was destroyed. Roughly one third of the world jewish poulation was destroyed. China could absorb Mao's purges many times over. Stalin's purges, according to a poli sci professor friend of mine, are overstated by a factor of 5-10x. I'll get the source from him again, as I forgot it. I noticed you didn't mention Cambodia which is closest to the holocaust in the percentage of people killed. But even though they were complete bastards, the Khmer Rouge didn't conduct medical experiments like the Nazis.
Not all Jews harp on the Holocaust either. I never bring it up except when the tuinfoil brigade bring up their conspiracy theories about the JWO.