Sunday, 20 July 2008

An issue of credibility

A number of my fellow Internet commentators (bloggers) write interesting and passionate articles about what they perceive to be a Zionist threat. I am not one of them. Indeed , apart from having some issues over Israeli foreign policy (albeit not as many as you might think), matters of animal welfare, some concerns over the level of influence Jews have over the media, and the Jewish lobby have over the US government, I certainly would not consider myself to be anti Semitic.

In fact, I view most Jewish people as allies, who are even more under threat from radical Islam as we are, but more prepared than many of us are to acknowledge and address the problem. I also admire the Jewish state's refusal to have any truck with mixed marriage.

Furthermore, I would like to make it clear that I am not an Holocaust denier, the war ended a quarter of a century before I was born and I do not know enough about the subject to question the official line.

However, at times like this, when I read news articles regarding attempts to track down the latest so called Nazi Dr Death, Aribert Heim, who is allegedly still alive at the age of 94 and hiding in Patagonia, I can see why those who do challenge the accepted version of history find it so easy to cast doubt on the credibility of so much which is claimed.

In the case of Dr Heim for instance, otherwise grown up newspapers print without a hint of irony, or, at least, healthy scepticism, that he “injected gasoline into conscious patients” or that when “a fit 18-year-old Jewish man was sent to Heim for treatment of a foot inflammation. Instead of treating the prisoner's foot, Heim anaesthetised him,” (for a change) “cut him open, castrated him, removed one kidney and dismembered the other. The victim's head was cut off and the flesh boiled off so that Heim could keep it on display.”

Other accounts have it that Heim decorated his surgery with various dismembered body parts, and again we hear from eye witnesses who claim that "Of all the camp doctors in Mauthausen, Dr Heim was the most horrible." which is of course, just what they said about the last Dr Death, and the one before him.

Such allegations are at best untested, although, some of us might be tempted to use the term “load of old bollocks”. Yet, almost two decades after the official admission that the Nazis did not make lampshades out of human skin or soap out of human tissue, our leading national newspapers continue to print these claims with a straight face.

Just recently the liberal news media reacted with shock and horror at revelations that the much repeated story of the little Jewish girl who, after single handedly killing a German soldier, survived the war by living with a pack of wolves, actually didn't happen out side the mind of the author. At which point one was tempted to scream “Oh get real, surely you never really believed it was true!”

War is a nasty business and World War II, was a particularly unpleasant one. As to the Nazis, there were some particularly unpleasant individuals who did some very unpleasant things. Surly the truth was bad enough without the need for fairy tales, and some of the more ludicrous claims being made undermine the great and genuine suffering which did take place, because they defy credibility.

It is time that those who are seeking to prosecute a 94 year old man for crimes almost seventy years old, should admit their true motives. In addition to any genuine desire to punish a great crime, there is a cathartic need for revenge which the passage of time does not always mellow. More than that, however, there are huge benefits to be gained for any group from reminding the world of their victim status.

The black community in America seldom miss the opportunity of reminding their white countrymen of days of slavery, as that tree now offers some succulent fruit to those who never experienced the life of a slave. More recently, the racially motivated reopening of unsolved cold Civil Rights era crimes, at the behest of NAACP and the SPLC certainly has the comfortable effect of disguising the truth about modern day race crimes.

Likewise, the unquestioned suffering of huge numbers of Jews in the 1940's carries many benefits for Israel and the wider Jewish community, not only in terms of the billions paid in compensation, but also the free ticket which the status of victim tends to offer. Anyone who suggests that Israel and the Jewish lobby of today, would have the power they do over so many governments, especially the US, if the Holocaust had never happened is surely deluding himself.

Who can blame them, if it requires the periodic prosecution of a few frail old men to remind the world of the source of that power, and occasionally mitigate against current events, I guess it must be worth it.

However, surely People can find means of reaffirming their victimhood, without resorting to the sorts of blood thirsty fantasies which Quentin Tarantino would struggle to make up.
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2 comments:

teacher.paris said...

Off topic. You wrote a great essay on how TV changes race of perpetrators from Black to White.

This is the third article I have read about Black women murdering pregnant Black women in the USA to cut out their babies.

On US TV last year this type of incident was portrayed. Perp changed from Black to White.

PITTSBURGH--A woman suspected of cutting open a pregnant woman's uterus and stealing the baby has been charged with homicide, unlawful restraint and kidnapping, police said Sunday.
Andrea Curry-Demus, 38, of Wilkinsburg, is charged in the death of Kia Johnson, 18, of McKeesport. Curry-Demus is accused of taking the baby boy to a Pittsburgh hospital and claiming it was her own.

Johnson's body was found Friday in Curry-Demus's apartment. The body was positively identified through dental records, Allegheny County Medical Examiner Karl Williams said Sunday.

In the criminal complaint, police said that video surveillance at the Allegheny County Jail from Tuesday afternoon shows Curry-Demus talking with Johnson for several minutes. The women were at the jail visiting different inmates, police said.

The clothing Johnson is seen wearing on the surveillance tape was consistent with the garments found on her body, police said.

Allegheny County Police Superintendent Charles Moffatt said the jail was the last time Johnson was seen alive.

Curry-Demus was being held in county jail on Sunday and it was not immediately clear whether she had an attorney. A lawyer who had represented her previously did not immediately return a phone message left Sunday.

No one was home at the McKeesport home of Johnson's father on Sunday.

In the criminal complaint, police said Johnson's body was found bound at the wrists and ankles with duct tape, and there were layers of duct tape and plastic covering much of her head. Her body was wrapped in a comforter and garbage bags and placed under the headboard of the bed in the master bedroom.

Williams said Johnson appeared to have been dead for about two days. She "had a wound to the abdomen consistent with the removal of a baby," Allegheny County Police Superintendent Charles Moffatt said.

"A very sharp instrument" was used to cut open Johnson's belly, he said.

Authorities said Johnson was 36 weeks pregnant, and they were trying to determine whether she was alive when the baby was removed. They also are awaiting toxicology tests to find out whether she was drugged. Test results are not expected for several weeks.

Police said in the complaint that Curry-Demus denied meeting Johnson but that she told investigators that her fingerprints would be on the duct tape and plastic used to wrap the body.

Curry-Demus showed up at the hospital Thursday with a newborn that still had the umbilical cord attached, police said. Tests later proved that she was not the mother.

Police said Curry-Demus initially told investigators she bought the baby for $1,000 from the its mother. She later said two people brought a pregnant woman to her apartment Tuesday evening, removed the baby the next day and gave it to her. She said she then took the newborn to her sister's apartment and told her she had just given birth, police said.

Curry-Demus' sister told investigators she didn't see anyone else in Curry-Demus' apartment when she visited twice Wednesday morning, police said. On the first occasion, Curry-Demus repeatedly went into the bedroom alone, closed the door and stayed there for several minutes. On the second occasion, Curry-Demus showed her sister the baby and claimed to have just given birth, police said.

Wilkinsburg Police Chief Ophelia Coleman said Sunday the child was "under observation." Williams earlier said the baby was "apparently doing well." The hospital has declined to release any information about the child.

In 1990, Curry-Demus, then known as Andrea Curry, was accused of stabbing a woman in an alleged plot to steal the woman's infant. A day after that stabbing, Curry-Demus snatched a 3-week-old baby girl from a hospital after the child's 16-year-old mother had gone home for the night. The baby was found unharmed with Curry-Demus at her home the next day.

Curry-Demus pleaded guilty in 1991 to various charges from both incidents and got three to 10 years in prison, according to court records. She was paroled in August 1998.

Sarah Maid of Albion said...

Hi teacher.paris

By coincidence I read about that case earlier today, and I do recall a couple of previous ones.

I have not seen the TV episode where they recreated it with a white cast, but I should not be surprised.