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.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

L.A. TIMES - ALL HISTORY IS "REVISIONIST"

Three cheers for Jonathan Zimmerman and the L.A. Times who was bold enough to proclaim, "all facts require interpretation and that all history is "revisionist" history." The Bush brothers seem to have a real problem with Revisionism. Could it be that they have some vested interest in not wanting history to be written in accord with the facts?

All history is 'revisionist'
A Florida law banning relativism in classes ignores reality and 75 years of academic tradition.

By Jonathan Zimmerman
June 7, 2006


JUST WHEN YOU thought it was safe to study American history again … the revisionists are back!

You know, those relativists who distort or simply fabricate the past to make it fit their present-day biases. For instance, shortly after the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, President Bush attacked "revisionist historians" who questioned his justifications for using force against Saddam Hussein. He did it again on Veterans Day in 2005. "It is deeply irresponsible," he declared, "to rewrite the history of how the war began."


And just last week, in an unprecedented move, the president's brother approved a law barring revisionist history in Florida public schools. "The history of the United States shall be taught as genuine history and shall not follow the revisionist or postmodernist viewpoints of relative truth," declares Florida's Education Omnibus Bill, signed by Gov. Jeb Bush. "American history shall be viewed as factual, not as constructed."

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2 Comments:

  • At 6:47 AM, Blogger Rebecca said…

    I went to Poland...saw it all....I just started a blog with my journal...

     
  • At 12:14 PM, Blogger Bradley R. Smith said…

    Just spent a couple minutes at two of your blogs. Good luck with them. Our youngest daughter is 20 and has a 9 month old baby she named Bradley Eden. She doesn't blog yet.

    I wonder, when you use such concepts as "amalek" if you would really want to talk to me. If you do, I think we would do better on my other blog: My Life as a Holocaust Revisionist.

    Meanwhile, on the CODOH site, we have the Forum if there are specifics you would want to discuss.

     

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