Tonight, I posted a comment to a post on RWNutjob's page. He gave a long winded and pretty lame conspiracy theory backed by faulty reasoning, giving poor comparisons and illogical conclusions. I don't have time to point out the reasoning flaws, because I hope to not have to read those words again.
Still, my comment stands here, as well, as his page may change, and he may choose to remove comments or remove a blog. Not likely, but if you refuse to go to his page, as I have generally done in the past, you won't read it. There were many other fine comments, as well.
-Mike! Clearly you have never left the sacred soil of the delusional US and learned another language, lived in another country, or walked in the footsteps of those who witnessed the last century, before during and after the occupation. There is a reason one is not allowed to "deny" the Holocaust happened, that would be on par with committing treason.
I wish had known my danish grandfather, but I didn't really. I was young when he died. I am told he was part of the underground movement to get as many Jews to safety as possible. He didn't need to, I mean, he was a white christian, but he did his duty to himself and humanity. I have been to some of the harbor piers that the small boats were launched from. I have walked over the remains of Nazi bunkers along the beach. Thankfully, the Danes were pretty successful at smuggling out so many. But, in defending "their Jews", many Danes still lost their lives. The King wore a yellow star armband in solidarity, and rode his horse among the citizens every day during occupation. As a student of danish, one is required to learn civil rights, human rights, european history and local law. Next to my school lies Mindelunden park, the memorial for the resistance fighters and those who were murdered by the Nazis. I learned more about human rights and democracy living abroad in Spain and Denmark, than in any history or "civics" classes in the US. And I have had a top notch education, and was an honors student. Today, I am a licensed family practice physician, so I think my intellect is probably pretty good with reasoning skills.
Americans know surprisingly little about a lot of things, including the bankrolling of Nazis by American sympathizers in the Republican Party. Americans also don't know that Europe is not a country, or that the social contracts of Social Welfare and Medicine were part of the reparations from the war so that all citizens were committed to welfare of each other. Naturally, if we think someone as repulsive as Paul Ryan is worthy of the vice presidency, we cannot grasp the comprehension of the atrocities my grandparents and many others lived through. I was fortunate, in school, to meet people who were refugees from a the ongoing war in Bosnia, refugees from Iraq and Iran (this was about the time Bin Laden was on the scene, but Americans were busy fussing over a blow job instead of actually reading the news, everyone else knew what was going on). I met people who watched their villages burned down, and lost their families. I was classmates with the Minister of Education from Rwanda, one of the only ministers who was not executed during the uprisings. I met people in political asylum, who would be shot upon returning to their homeland. And, embarrassing to me, all of them were appalled when we arrived to school one day to face the news of the Columbine shootings. No one could understand how America, with everything, could be be so base and vile.
Mike, your religious beliefs are yours, and you may keep them. But to believe that you can disprove the atrocities of the holocaust because you can't comprehend them diminishes the humanity of millions of people. The millions of Jews who were hunted and killed, the millions of Jews who were displaced, the millions of gypsies who were hunted and killed, the millions of citizens of all the European countries whose lives were destroyed by the fascist parties of Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, and France, the millions of people whose neighborhoods still bear the scars of occupation and murder.
You can lie to yourself and your family all you want. But it is still a lie, even if you believe it. I dare you to get on a plane and go to the concentration camps and speak to survivors yourself and continue believing the foolishness you wrote of today. Even if you did, it wouldn't change the truth of what happened. Standing in the home of Ann Frank, and touching the wallpaper she stared at, and staring out the window will never put me in her shoes, or teach me the fear they lived in until they were captured and murdered. Slavery and imprisonment is still a crime, even if we justify it for political means. Most Americans are not aware of the forcible encarceration of Japanese Americans or the loss of their rights and property for being Japanese. Most Americans are not aware of the laws we made against every single ethnic group that came here that was not white and northern European and christian. I don't care what our Founding Fathers meant, because they were racist and misogynist slave owners. If you want to stand in that company, I pity you.