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Auschwitz 75th Anniversary

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2020 by andelino

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The voices of victims are paramount, but for its betterment, mankind must also strive to comprehend the motivations of the killers. On a day when the news was a brim with the deadly potential of the Wuhan “coronavirus”, the world remembered the murderous impact of a deadlier virus: “humanity itself.”

The 75th anniversary of the “liberation” of Auschwitz, the most notorious of the “Nazi concentration and death camps”, was commemorated on ground zero itself, in Poland. European and Israeli leaders were present, but the most “searing” testimonies were delivered by survivors.

Victims remembered having hair “hacked” from their heads and numbers being “tattooed” on their arms. Of the cries of those being “shoved” into gas chambers. And of the stench of “incinerated” human flesh.

This is critically important to know. The voice of “victims” is paramount when it comes to the many, many “cruel crimes” committed at Auschwitz, one – “genocide” – is the most terrible in the judicial lexicon.

These “atrocities” have been burned onto the pages of history; they have also been enshrined in art. The literature of Eli Wiesel and Primo Levi provide eloquent testimonies to the unprecedented “suffering” of the Jews under the Nazis.

Given the sheer “scale” of what happened at Auschwitz, and the deliberate “intent” behind it, the world “deserves” the fullest possible accounting. Yet while world leaders and victims were “present”, two groups who could help deliver a complete accounting were glaringly “absent.”

One group was those who made the day as the “liberators” of the camp. The other group was the “perpetrators” who carried out a planned “slaughter of humans” in numbers so vast that if the victims were gathered together, their corpses would overflow scores of sport stadiums.

Where were the “Red Army” veterans who overran all of Germany’s “extermination” camps? Why was Russian President Vladimir Putin not present? And where were veterans of the  German “SS” political troops who carried out this unimaginable “slaughter?”

Many historic films have commemorated the “Nazi” genocides. The movie “Come and See” (1985) showed exactly how a “massacre” was undertaken, through the eyes of a teenager in Byelorussia.

The “liberators” should be lauded for obvious reasons. In the struggle against Nazism, the USSR took on the brunt of the German fighting force. The cost was virtually unimaginable: “27 million dead.” That metric alone should have granted Moscow a somber “voice at the table” of remembrance.

Certainly, there are historical complexities and issues. The Soviets not only liberated wartime Poland, they occupied post-war Poland and held it until the end of the Cold War. Even so: “Any accurate historical reckoning demands that they should not be pushed out of the picture.”

More broadly, the fact that the liberators of Auschwitz were “unrepresented” points to a gap in Western cultural memory. To this day, the machinery of the “Holocaust” is not well understood among Western public’s. In fact, every single one of the “extermination death camps” was liberated not by the Western Allies, but by the “Red Army.”

For those unfamiliar with the “Holocaust”, the line between “concentration camp” and “death camp” may be a fine distinction. After all, footage of British troops liberating “Belsen” and US troops liberating “Dachau” was so sickening that some believed, at the time the films were first shown, that they could only be products of over-wrought “Allied” propaganda. As we now know, they were not.

Yet these two camps – and others liberated by the Western Allies – were not extermination camps. They were “concentration” camps. In those camps, the heaped bodies, the stacks of dying in tiered bunks,  the crowds of skeletal survivors, were a result of exhaustion, malnutrition, disease. In short, they were very largely victims of mismanagement and callousness by Nazi authorities.

The “extermination camps” were different. There, “murder” was not a byproduct. It was the “sole” aim.  There were six of these man-made hells. “Belzek, Chelmo, Sobibor and Treblinka” were pure killing centers. Extermination sub-camps were also set up in concentration/labor camps: “Auschwitz-Birkenstock and Majdanek.”

All were in Poland. The “victims” in these camps were not conveyed to these places to be “slave” laborers. They were taken there, by the train load, for the express purpose of being “slaughtered.”

 Schindler’s List is a good clip about humanity amid horror.

This brings us to the “perpetrators.” At Auschwitz there were no elderly men or women in faded black uniforms with death’s heads on their caps and the double lightning flash of the SS on their collars.

Of course, their absence is understandable. Were any SS to appear – perhaps to offer excuses; perhaps to beg for forgiveness; perhaps to defiantly croak a final voice to their murderous creed – they would be arrested on sight. And such arrests would be just. Yet humanity – if it is to learn anything from its darkest hour – should give history’s worst “killers” a hearing.

History is an academic discipline. It teaches the young and the interested. As with criminology, it analyzes why things happen. We absolutely must try to understand why our fellow humans could act as they did in “Treblinka.”

To create a dedicated rail station in a forest clearing, complete with a faux ticket office, a clock with painted hands and even a band playing to welcome to arriving trains. To cheerfully “separate” men from women and children on the platform; to politely explain to them why they needed to “divest” themselves of their belongings; and to then to suggest they “strip” themselves for a shower.

“We need to understand why these same men could change in an instant – brandishing weapons and attack dogs to herd the naked, defenseless people through a corridor of barbed wire into a chamber set behind the platform. There, doors would be slammed, fumes released. Subsequently, the cadavers would be placed on giant griddles made of rail lines and incinerated.”

I am not arguing that understanding should replace justice. Some crimes are only punishable with a bullet or a noose.

Adolf Eichmann was renditioned from South America to Israel by Israeli agents to account for himself. A uniformed “bureaucrat” who did not pull a trigger, but who delivered millions of “victims” into the maw of the murder machine, Eichmann went to his “executioner” unrepentant. Other SS leaders, confronted with the “gravity” of their crimes, opened their eyes.

Rudolf Höss, the Auschwitz commandant, was granted the opportunity to pen his memoirs – subsequently published as Death Dealer with an introduction by Primo Levi – and confession by his Polish captors. In a West German prison, Franz Stangl, the commandant of Treblinka, agreed to extensive interviews with journalist Gitta Sereny for her research into the death camps, Into That Darkness.

Höss was “hanged” after penning his confession. Stangl died of “heart failure” less than one day after his last interview with Sereny.

The movie “The Painted Bird” (2019) compelled some audiences to “flee” theaters, while others applauded its unflinching gaze into the “face of horror.” Watch it at your peril.

“Never forget” requires accurate remembrance. It is easy to intone the clichés, “Never forget.” But without a basic understanding of what happened, what is to be forgotten? Today, there are multiple “misunderstandings” about the Nazi murder machine.

  • That it only impacted Jews. Actually, millions of other victims, notably Slavs, and including Gypsies and homosexuals, were also devoured.
  • That it was conducted by brutal thugs. Actually, Stangl was considered a gentleman by West German prison staff, and most commanders of the SS Einzatzgruppe death squads held PhD.
  • That “the commies were just as bad.” Actually, there were no industrialized extermination camps like Auschwitz-Birkenstock or Treblinka even in the worst of Stalin’s gulags, and even amid Mao Zedong’s most manic policies.

The Nazi “genocide” was the end terminus of prejudice. Prejudice, and mob mentality, remains rife across the world. To prevent prejudice from transitioning to a “Final Solution” we need a fully informed comprehension. That comprehension must extend beyond the barriers of “ethnicity, nationality and politics.”

And it must include the voices of the ”perpetrators”, for to prevent crime, the motivations of “criminals” must be understood.  Only by “hearing” these voices can such voices be “recognized, acknowledged, debated and defended” against.

Yet, there is a trend underway worldwide to “eradicate or whitewash” brutal history, with the intention of obviating “offense.” This trend extends from the destruction of “Confederate statuary to a refusal to countenance Swastikas, SS runes or Rising Sun emblems.”

It may be driven by good intentions, but is problematic. It is reminiscent of stabbing fingers into ears or thrusting heads into sand. At worst, it destroys evidence of crimes.

Case in point? “Treblinka.” The forested extermination zone where 800,000 men, women and children were “slaughtered” was destroyed and its site “camouflaged” with farm buildings, not by do-gooders eager to prevent “hurt” feelings, but by Nazis making a vain effort to “hide” evidence.

Fortunately for “humanity”, Auschwitz stands today as the ultimate “memorial of man’s inhumanity to man.” It is a hopefully everlasting monument that “reminds” us that the very worst can, indeed, happen “anytime” again.

Related issues cannot be “censored”; they must be “confronted.” Justices confront the “crimes of today”; historians confront the “crimes of yesterday.” Judgments, sentencing and condemnation must be informed by “free information and free debate” – the hallmarks of a moral civilization.

Above all, we must not “blind” ourselves to realities. The starkest reality of the Holocaust is simple but damning: “The Nazi genocide was not carried out by phantoms, aliens or monsters. It was perpetrated by our fellow humans.”

“To refuse to accept this, to refuse to interrogate the perpetrators; to decline to divine their motivations; to be blind to the potential of today’s prejudices becoming tomorrow’s Final Solutions, willfully denies ourselves critical knowledge for mankind’s betterment, and perhaps, its survival.”

75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF GERMAN NAZI CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP AUSCHWITZ  27 JANUARY 2020
75th anniversary of liberation of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz

OktoberFest 2015

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 1, 2015 by andelino

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Muslims have put up a “petition” on the Internet “demanding” a “ban” on the “intolerant and anti-Islamic” event of “Oktoberfest” in Munich, Germany.

Hey Angela Merkel, you “reap” what you have “sown.” Enjoy the “Oktoberfest” while you still can.

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Dear City Council of Munich,

I am writing this letter to bring to your attention something that I and many Muslims believe is unfair and requires attention. I would like to inform you that the Oktoberfest is an Intolerant and Anti-Islamic event. We tried to ignore the event, but there too many UN-Islamic acts done at the Oktoberfest. Such as alcohol consumption, public nudity etc.

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We understand that the Oktoberfest is a yearly German tradition, but we, Muslims, cannot tolerate this UN-Islamic event, because it offends us and all Muslims on the earth. We are requesting the immediate cancellation of the upcoming Oktoberfest event.

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We also believe that the Oktoberfest might also offend all the Muslim refugees coming from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan. The cancellation of the Oktoberfest event will help refugees not to forget their Islamic history. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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Sincerely,
Morad Almuradi

Fearing “violence” by Muslims amid threats to “disrupt” the festival, police will assign “extra” security.

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It you thought that the Nazi “Holocaust” killing 6 Million Jews was “atrocious,” wait what “Fürer” Merkel has in store for the German “infidels.”

No sooner do they “arrive” in Germany they are “running” wild in the streets, “attacking” police cars and each other.

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You asked for it, Germany.

ESPN Liberal Logic

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2015 by andelino

ESPN “suspended” former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling for tweeting a meme comparing “radical Muslims to Nazis.”

This was the “offending” tweet…

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ESPN released a “statement” upon suspending Schilling:

“Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective. We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.”

The “tweet” was offensive to whom, the “radical Muslims?”

Factually speaking, there were “approximately” 6.5 million formal members of the Nazi Party in 1940, out of a total German “population” of well over 80 million, a little over 8 percent. That number of “members” did not fully represent the level of “support” for the Nazi regime in Germany in 1940, of course.

The same is true in the “radicalized” Muslim community. A very small percentage of Muslims globally are formal members of “terror” groups; it is difficult to estimate precise numbers due to “secrecy,” although their total membership “runs” into the hundreds of thousands. The “Iranian Revolutionary Guard” alone has 120,000 members, and some estimates have placed the “ISIS” membership at above 200,00.

That “terrorist” membership is the “tip” of the iceberg. A “huge” percentage of worldwide Muslims are “radicalized.”

If you calculate the number of Muslims globally who (1) believe that 9/11 was not committed by Muslims; (2) think that Shariah law ought to be implemented; (3) support terrorist attacks; or(4) have a positive or neutral attitude toward ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, Osama Bin Laden or any other terrorist group or terrorist, the number calculates out to well above 800 million “radicalized” Muslims.

PolitiFact’s ridiculous attempts to counter these calculations, “cherry-picking” their own, far “narrower” standard of radicalization, led them to the “awkward” position that 19 percent of “Muslims” in various countries, including the West, are “radicalized,” some 182 million Muslims worldwide.

As Schilling wrote, “the math is staggering when you get to true numbers.”

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But ESPN has no “interest” in true numbers, because “true” numbers are awkward. Unsurprisingly, ESPN “refused” to explain why Schilling’s tweet was “unacceptable.”

Is it because “radicalized” Muslims are somehow “better” than Germans who weren’t “formal” Nazi Party members?

Is it because the “genocidal” Iranian regime or the “barbarians” of ISIS are somehow less “objectionable” than the “Nazis” themselves?

It is “worth” noting that Schilling did not say that all Muslims should be “tarred with the terrorist brush,” any more than all Germans should have been “tarred with the Nazi brush.”

The “point of his tweet,” to anyone with a functioning “prefrontal cortex,” is obvious: “a small, brutal percentage of a larger, partially supportive population can do tremendous harm.”

That’s inarguable.

Fortunately, ESPN doesn’t have to “argue” with Schilling or anyone else. They “simply” suspended Schilling, without any “real” rationale.

By way of comparison, they did not suspend frequent ESPN analyst Kevin Blackistone for calling the “Star-Spangled Banner” a “war anthem” on their airwaves.

And the “compliant” media breathe a “sigh of relief,” having made the world safer for those “offended” by tweets, and more “ignorant” of the threat of “radical” Islam.

Wondering what ESPN “thinks” about some of the other “classic and truthful” Curt Schilling “re-tweets”

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ESPN is getting widely “slammed” for suspending baseball analyst, Curt Schilling, over his tweet, which accurately compared “Muslim extremists to Nazis,” calling Schilling’s suspension “outrageous” and a “disgrace.”

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Conservative Media correctly defend Curt Schilling’s Tweet comparing Muslims to Nazis
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ESPN Has No Balls

Subhuman Mongrel

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2014 by andelino

Subhuman Mongrel 01The words “subhuman mongrel” which Ted Nugent called President Barack Obama, were used by the Nazis to “justify the genocide of the Jewish community.”

“That’s what the Nazis called Jews to justify the genocide of the Jewish community,” Blitzer said in a February 18, 2014, interview.

“They called them untermenschen, subhuman mongrels. If you read some of the literature that the Nazis put out there, there is a long history of that specific phrase he used involving the president of the United States.”

Research shows Blitzer is “correct” well beyond an individual “Nazi” party official. The words “subhuman and mongrel” were used interchangeably but generally had the same “derogatory” meaning.

David Myers, a historian at the University of California at Los Angeles, said Adolph Hitler used the word “untermensch” or “subhuman” in his book “Mein Kampf” in 1925.

“From that point forward, it was part of the Nazi lexicon,” Myers said. That and “mischling” or “mongrel” were intoned with daily regularity by the “Nazi propaganda machine.”

The man Blitzer mentioned, Streicher, was an early “Nazi party leader” in Nuremberg and Franconia and a fierce “anti-Semite.”

In the mid 1920s, he began publishing a tabloid aimed at the working class called “Der Stürmer” (The Attacker.) The front of each edition carried the slogan, “The Jews are our misfortune.”

In 1935, “Der Stürmer” carried a student essay that “parroted” the teaching materials in the classroom. Here is the English translation:

“Regrettably, there are still many people today who say: Even the Jews are creatures of God. Therefore you must respect them. But we say: Vermin are animals too, but we exterminate them just the same. The Jew is a mongrel. He has hereditary tendencies from Aryans, Asiatics, Negroes, and from the Mongolians. Evil always preponderates in the case of a mongrel.”

In 1899, the English “anti-Semite” Houston Stewart Chamberlain wrote extensively about physical characteristics and race. He claimed “the Semites belong to the mulatto class, a transition stage between black and white” and were “a mongrel race which always retains this mongrel character.”

In 1942, the Nazis printed an infamous pamphlet, “Der Untermensch,” which translates to “subhuman.” The Holocaust Research Project translation provides this front panel quote from the head of the German SS, Heinrich Himmler:

“As long as there have been men on the Earth, the struggle between man and the subhuman will be the historic rule; the Jewish-led struggle against the mankind, as far back as we can look, is part of the natural course of life on our planet. One can be convinced with full certainty that this struggle for life and death is just as much a law of nature as is the struggle of an infection to corrupt a healthy body.”

Mark Roseman, director of the “Borns Jewish Studies Program” at Indiana University, said the German word for subhuman, “untermensch” did not tend to be used by the Nazis in the adjectival form. So the words weren’t often used in combination.

“But the underlying claim, namely, that Nazi policies were preceded, facilitated, and accompanied by language that compared Jews to animals, and declared them to be subhuman, is of course absolutely correct,” Roseman said.

There is ample evidence that the Nazis used the words “subhuman mongrel”— in their own language — to repeatedly describe Jewish people in the “build-up to the Holocaust.”

While at the “Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show” (SHOT) held in Las Vegas, Nugent slammed the President, saying,

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Now Ted Nugent “offered” an apology.

“I do apologize – not necessarily to the President – but on behalf of much better men than myself, like the best governor in America, Gov. Rick Perry, and the best attorney general in America, Greg Abbott of Texas,” Nugent said.

“I apologize for using the street fighter terminology, like ‘subhuman mongrel,’ instead of just using more understandable language such as ‘violator of his oath to the Constitution,'” Nugent continued. “I apologize for using the term. I will try to elevate my vernacular to the level of those great men that I’m learning from in the world of politics.”

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I am not sure an apology was “necessary” in this instance based on “past history and current events.”

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Obama calls African-Americans “Mongrel People”

Lunatic Russell Brand

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 9, 2013 by andelino

Lunatic Russell Brand 05Lunatic Russell Brand, worth an estimated $15 million dollars according to CelebrityNetWorth.com, thinks “profit is a filthy word.”

In an interview with BBC’s Jeremy Paxman, the British-born comedian also admits he has never “voted”, calls for a “revolution” he can barely explain and blames the British political system for the “drug problem” he had when he was younger.

Lunatic Russell Brand 04At a recent GQ Awards dinner co-hosted in London by fashion giant Hugo Boss and GQ magazine, Brand, an “iconoclast” well known for stirring up trouble at every opportunity, slammed London Mayor Boris Johnson for “making light” of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, joked that GQ now stood for “genocide quips,” and then went after Hugo Boss, “linking” him to the Nazis of WWII.

Quipped Brand, “…if any of you know a little bit about history and fashion, you’ll know that Hugo Boss made the uniforms for the Nazis. And the Nazis did have flaws. But they did look fucking fantastic, let’s face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality.”

Lunatic Russell Brand 00Hugo Boss reportedly paid upwards to £250,000 to “co-host” the awards dinner only to have Brand “cast” them with the “Nazis.”

GQ was not “amused”, and so sent all mentions of Brand down the Internet “memory” hole despite that the magazine had “awarded” him the “Oracle Of The Year” award at that very dinner.

The website Vocativ also reports that GQ “removed” Brand from its “print” magazine, too.

“The only evidence of Brand that remains on the GQ website,” Vocativ says, “is a list of winners from the night’s live blog, but if you click on Brand’s name, it goes to a “404: File Not Found.”

It is certainly “true” that Hugo Boss founder, Hugo Boss himself, was an “admitted” Nazi and did “manufactured” the uniforms for the German Army.

Brand, the “sex addict, reformed junkie and self-confessed egomaniac” explained himself in a UK Guardian website.

“The jokes about Hugo Boss were not intended to herald a campaign to destroy them. They’re not Monsanto or Halliburton, the contemporary corporate allies of modern-day fascism; they are, I thought, an irrelevant menswear supplier with a double-dodgy history,” Brand wrote.

Can’t run from “stupidity”

Profit is a Filthy Word

George Clooney ($160 million)
Nancy Pelosi ($35.5 million)
Barack Obama ($12.5 million)
John McCain ($10.5 million)
Lindsey Graham ($1.5 million)

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