Sometimes All You Can Say is "Wow"

@FourWalls (13795)
United States
December 6, 2015 11:06am CST
I was reading a friend's article on Persona Paper when I saw a comment that made me shake my head in utter disbelief. The person replying admitted that he is a Holocaust denier, claiming it was "communist propaganda" that "never happened." Sometimes all you can say is wow. We have photographs. We have video. We have written documentation. We have survivors (although they are dying off). We have (or had) people who participated in the Holocaust who ADMITTED that it happened. Why don't you just deny that 9/11 happened? (Oh, wait, people deny that too: not that it happened, mind you, but that it happened the way everyone says it happened. [Y'know, George W. Bush, the president that these same people claim was too dumb to tie his own shoelaces, was brilliant enough to orchestrate 9/11.]) Holocaust denial has, as its roots, the very thing that brought about the Holocaust: antisemitism. You don't find people saying, "I love the Jews, but the Holocaust never happened." There's an excellent video on the history and reasons for antisemitism at the Jewish website Simple to Remember that points out how people blame the Jews for the world's ills...then does the math. There are seven billion people on earth, of which approximately 15 million are Jews. That's 0.00214 of the population (not even 1/100th of of 1%!) causing all the problems in the world! Yep, sometimes all you can say is "wow."
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 15
I have nothing more to add @boiboing spoke the write words.
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@boiboing (12673)
• Northampton, England
6 Dec 15
It takes a special kind of ignorance to mentally erase the genocide of 6 million people.
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• United States
6 Dec 15
I think some people like to be opposite no matter what.
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
6 Dec 15
@FourWalls I did read the article.He seemed surprised all of us did not know he was a Holocaust denier.He seemed so proud of himself.
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
7 Dec 15
It is mind boggling that anybody can still say that.
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@Namelesss (1380)
• United States
6 Dec 15
You're right, just wow! I had some kid (teenager) not long ago make the same remark. I asked what made him say that. He said they were talking about it on facebook. (facepalm). I asked him if he believed everything he read and he said, "do you"?
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