Friday, December 08, 2006

Are deniers ever right?

One of our new commenters complained:
Let alone that those troglodytes, as Hilberg put it “… engaged historians in new research …and to go further into the comprehension of what has taken place.” The same troglodytes that made mainstream historians drop the soap myth, revise the diesel engine story, reduce camp death numbers, and admit that the gas chamber shown to tourists at Auschwitz I is a “reconstruction” and the Dachau one a fake [see Irving vs Lipstadt trial]. And on and on.
Well, OK, the probably incorrect diesel engines meme, although hardly dead, will meet its demise (if it ever will) partially thanks to "revisionist" efforts, we can give them that much credit. But of course, the alleged saying of Jesus still applies to them:
Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.


Anonymous said...

Maybe we should leave Jesus out of this. But since you mentioned it, I think that he was a troglodyte too for a couple of moons. His followers for sure- does “catacomb” ring a bell? (I’m starting to like ‘troglodyte’).

I will respond at the appropriate section as to “fake” gas chamber in Dachau etc. ( traveling.) We’ll see who’s wrong.

It’s “common knowledge” that the troglodytes have contributed a lot in this field, even by the mere fact of asking questions. Hilberg acknowledged that. Pressac’s book is a case in point. Even more interesting is Lanzmann’s response (“playing the game of the deniers”). Even the very existence of this website. Don’t tell me that you haven’t learned stuff that otherwise you would have never known. (Who wants to know how many bodies pack into a grave, really)

I understand that you are insulted when someone “denies the Holocaust”. But your analogy with M. Richards is very misplaced. When Niall Fergusson is saying that Britain was the first colonial power to abolish slavery, he maybe telling the truth, even though to a Black person, who views Colonial Britain the same way Jews view Nazi Germany, it maybe an insult. Had he used the “N” word though it would have been a different thing.

Obsessive name calling don’t help your cause, this ain’t the O’ Reilly show, there are only a few lonely crazy nuts who’ll spend time reading all these details. Maybe you'll change a mind or two if you don't push people away.

I don’t even want to think of it, as Chomsky said “throwing mud hoping that something will stick”.

Sergey Romanov said...

"It’s “common knowledge” that the troglodytes have contributed a lot in this field, even by the mere fact of asking questions."

You know where to stuff your "common knowledge".