Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Denial Family

This cartoon by Tim Eagan is a must-see.

7 comments:

Charles said...

No event in human history has been studied as thoroughly and carefully than the Holocaust. Thousands of thesis and dissertations papers have poured over all of the evidence, from anecdotal testimony to captured German war documents. Virtually every historian with a PhD in European History agrees that millions of Jews were systematically exterminated by Nazi Germany. One can no more "revise" this fact than one can revise the existence of gravity. Captured German documents alone account for enough evidence to convict Nazi Germany of mass genocide in any civil (not Islamic) court. You can suggest that 5.6 million Jews were killed, instead of six million. But, you cannot deny that millions of innocent Jews were murdered. The Wansee Conference planned the killing. Nazi concentration camp records prove that it was carried out.

Whenever we stand up to those who deny or minimize genocide we send a critical message to the world. As we continue to live in an age of genocide and ethnic cleansing, we must repel the broken ethics of our ancestors, or risk a dreadful repeat of past transgressions. We know from captured German war records that millions of innocent Jews were systematically exterminated by Nazi Germany - most in gas chambers. These facts have been proven repeatedly through countless thesis and dissertation research papers. Virtually every PhD in the world will stake their career on the veracity of known Holocaust facts. Despite this knowledge, Holocaust deniers ply their mendacious poison everywhere, especially with young people on the Internet. Such deniers have only one agenda - to distort the truth in a way that promotes antagonism against the object of their hatred, or to deny the culpability of their ancestors and heroes.

Museums and mandatory public education are tools to dispel bigotry, especially racial and ethnic hatred. Books, films and presentations can reinforce the veracity of past and present genocides. They help to tell the true story of the perpetrators of genocide; and they reveal the abject terror, humiliation and degradation resulting from prejudice. It is therefore essential that we disclose the factual brutality and horror of genocide, combating the deniers’ virulent, inaccurate historical revision. We must protect vulnerable future generations from making the same mistakes.

A world that continues to allow genocide requires ethical remediation. We must show the world that religious, racial, ethnic, gender and orientation persecution is wrong; and that tolerance is our progeny's only hope. Only through such efforts can we reveal the true horror of genocide and promote the triumphant spirit of humankind.

Charles Weinblatt
Author, "Jacob's Courage"
http://jacobscourage.wordpress.com/

Balsamo said...

This kind of cartoon could have been published in the Sturmer!

This is pure amalgam suggesting that the ones who don't buy the 9/11 official story are as stupid as the holocaust deniers or worse the one who don't believe in evolution. Those one by the way are the most stupid of all but fortunately can only be found in the US.

Idem for Global warming that no one denies. The only question is "Is it caused by human activity or not?"

The message of this cartoon is disgusting. It says "Don't ask yourself questions and believe in what you're told or you're as stupid as the basic holocaust denier"

Pathetic

Sergey Romanov said...

You again with your nonsense. You write:

"Idem for Global warming that no one denies. The only question is "Is it caused by human activity or not?""

No, you're utterly incorrect, otherwise there would be no attempts to rebut the "hockey stick" and to manufacture the "Climategate" nontroversy (which concerned specifically the temperature rise, "hide the decline" etc.).

You don't know whatcha talking about. The rest of your comment should be judged in light of this. You're obviously unhinged with your Der Stuermer comparisons and 9/11 conspirology.

Balsamo said...

"No, you're utterly incorrect, otherwise there would be no attempts to rebut the "hockey stick" and to manufacture the "Climategate" nontroversy (which concerned specifically the temperature rise, "hide the decline" etc.).
"

Full of nuances as usual
I don't say that there are no idiots denying global warming, but among sicientists there is IDEED a debate about the causes of Global warming.
The "Hockey stick" is there to proove that it is caused by man, that is what the GIEC is defending or imposing. No debate allowed.
The "climategate" could be seen as a denouciation of the scientific dictatoship.

As i said, you have maybe the excuse to live in the us (?); where millions of people deny "evolution" and "darwinism" versus no one in Europe. (in the same manner, no one deny climate change here but lot don't buy the "CO2" theory!

Asking question doesn't make you an idiot contrary to what this cartoon implies.

The first two boxes "the holocaust is a scam but we love the jews" and the last one are good though, but the message is disgusting

Better not to speak about 9/11

Sergey Romanov said...

> Asking question doesn't make you an idiot contrary to what this cartoon implies.

This cartoon implies that those who say that GW is scam are idiots. Which just happens to be true.

Balsamo1:

"Idem for Global warming that no one denies."

Balsamo2:

"I don't say that there are no idiots denying global warming"

Please, argue among yourselves.

PS: no, I don't live in the US.

Balsamo said...

"This cartoon implies that those who say that GW is scam are idiots. Which just happens to be true."

Yes but ignorants don't even, bother to know about "Hokey stick" and "CO2", they have nothing to do with "climategate" or whatever.

Even among Holocaust deniers, there are some who forced themself into research, and ,specially on the internet, some (most of them)who just "KNOW" (Beleive as a dogma) without even the basic background. Even you don't bother with them

As for the GW
the problem is that most of the time the ones who contest the co2 theory are reduced to basic GW deniers. Especially in the media.
When i used to say that All Gore was telling bullshit in its movie, i was asked " You don't believe in GW ?"

Of course the ones that don't believe in evolution are idiots as well, but most of them voted Bush and are unlikly to ask questions about 9/11, and even less question the holocaust.

All i said is that the amalgam of Holocaust deniers, GW, evolution and 9/11 is pure propaganda and that for me the message was a kind of "Believe what you're told and don't be foolish to ask yourself questions".

Did you read the comments on the Cartoon's internet page ?

Sergey Romanov said...

I read it differently. All those denials are similarly structured (though not ethically equivalent).