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, June 15, 2006

A GRISLY BUSINESS IN AUSTRALIA

First it was the grisly business of the downward sprial of murders at Auschwitz, now the same grisly business is being forwarded with respect to the murders of the Aboriginal populations of Australia and Tasmainia. Where will this evil end?

THE AGE, AUSTRALIA

The man behind the history wars takes on Aunty
David Rood and Simon Mann
June 16, 2006

JUST when the history wars that have gripped the Australian academy seemed to be quietening, the Howard Government has rolled a fresh grenade into the debate. There could have been few greater acts of provocation than the appointment of historian Keith Windschuttle — so-called martyr of the right — to the ABC board.

Mr Windschuttle is charged with starting the history wars with his 2002 book The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, which argues frontier warfare between Aborigines and colonial settler is a myth. He accuses historians — Henry Reynolds and Lyndall Ryan among them — of inaccuracy and dishonesty. In the book he rejects suggestions that the history of settlers was one of genocide. He says that between 1801 and 1834, 187 Europeans were killed and 120 Aboriginals in Tasmania.

His critics have drawn the bow, aimed, and all but fired the arrow of historical revisionism. "This is a grisly business," wrote Melbourne University professor Stuart Macintyre. "The downward revision of deaths in the Holocaust is an industry that has brought censure on David Irving and the revisionist school". (More..)

1 Comments:

  • At 2:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Comparisons between Windshuttle's Aboriginal history 'revisionism' - and revisionism challenging the so-called Jewish 'Holocaust', reveal major differences in approach, attitude and the exercise of power.

    Windshuttle is a darling of Australia's right wing establishment and gets a great run in the mass media. Now he'll have an even bigger platform for his ideas.

    By contrast, Australia's 'Holocaust' revisionists have no fair access to the mass media (all coverage is routinely negative) and are liable to be persecuted, with classic irony, under Australia's 'Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Act'.

    To their great credit - as far as I'm aware - Australia's first people have never tried to close down debate over their history.

    The censorious and bullying behaviour of Australia's organized Jewry is in stark contrast.

     

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