The Holocaust Story

If the Holocaust was an event in history, it should be open to the routine critical examination to which all other historical events are open. Those who feel it right to argue against the “unique monstrosity” of the Germans should be free to do so. No one should be imprisoned for thought crimes. Contrary to how Hollywood and the Israeli-Firsters have it, the Holocaust story is not about Jews. It’s about Jews and Germans together, inseparable, for all time to come.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

IDEOLOGY AND TABOO -- AN OPEN DEBATE ON THE HOLOCAUST STORY IS AMONG THE VICTIMS


Kevin MacDonald's reply to an article via Horowitz's FrontPageMagazine.com addresses the issue of how we can address any issue whatever that challenges what Jewish and philo Jewish ideologues argue should not be challenged. Revisionists run into this taboo from one end of the planet to the other, and particularly with American journalists and academics. The Holocaust story is only one part of a web of taboos that are meant to protect the citizenry from an open debate on the many issues associated with the Middle East and the American role in what's going on there.

Jacob Laksin has written a general critique of my work for FrontPageMagazine.com. To the extent that this article is based on any rational criticism at all, it relies on a compendium of the criticisms to which I have previously replied on this website. The main technique is to present quotations from my work devoid of context and devoid of the evidence that I use to back up what I have written. It therefore relies on people not having read my work and on accepting the conventional wisdom on all things related to the role of Jews in the culture of the West. Particularly egregious are the charges of "unabashed anti-Semitism" and my writing as "stylized bigotry."

As John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt noted in their recent article on the Israel Lobby, charges of anti-Semitism are to be expected for anyone who criticizes claims that the Israel lobby has significant influence over U.S. foreign policy or even that it exists. Their work has been subjected to a deluge of charges of anti-Semitism and shoddy scholarship. It's no accident that perhaps the most vitriolic anti-Mearsheimer and Walt piece to date appeared on FrontPageMagazine.com: Abraham H. Miller's The New Protocols. (Miller begins by stating "Professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer’s recently disseminated anti-Semitic screed has been ripped apart by both prominent scholars and literary figures showing it to be an intellectual fraud being passed off as serious scholarship.") We are increasingly approaching a situation where being labeled an anti-Semite is a mark of honor. (Read more)

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