Holocaust denial – and liars with agendas

Certain movements have an agenda to persuade the masses, and deliberately lie to do so.  A good example of this is in Deborah Lipstadt’s book, “Denying the Holocaust” where she shows the deliberate lies that various Nazi sympathizers spread to rehabilitate Nazism and smear the Jews in the process.   Nazis who used to argue that the Holocaust was justified now change their tune and argue that it is a hoax by the Jews in order to get wealth or power.  Anti-Jewish Moslems in the Middle East pick this up and say that the Holocaust was a hoax by the Jews so they could grab Palestine.  In the U.S., a neo-Nazi, David Duke, who was also a Holocaust denier, was elected to the Lousiana state legislature in the late 1980s.  Two years later, he won 40 percent of the vote for U.S. senator.  (He used to celebrate Hitler’s birthday until late in the 1980’s.)  He claimed the Holocaust hoax generates “tremendous financial aid” for Israel, which is why the Jews invented it.  In addition, he says, organized Jewry wanted to invent it so they would be “exempt from criticism.” 

The U.S. is probably not very vulnerable to Holocaust Denial, but former Communist Bloc countries are more susceptible, since under Communism they learned that the fascists (not Germans) killed Communists (not Jews).  So you get the president of Croatia Franjo Tudjman, minimizing the Holocaust and always putting it in quotation marks in his book “Wastelands-Historical truth”.  (Croatia was an ardent Nazi ally in WWII.)  Lipstadt gives examples of Holocaust denial in other countries such as France, New Zealand, Japan etc. 
Lipstadt states that Hitler, and those around him, had explicitly stated many times their intention to destroy the Jews.  For instance, On January 30, 1939, Hitler said: “Today I want to be a prophet once more: If international finance Jewry inside and outside of Europe should succeed once more in plunging nations into another world war, the consequence will not be the Bolshevization of the earth and thereby the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe.”  Of course Hitler knew that he himself wanted to plunge the world into war, and that he also wanted to annihilate the Jews, but he made it sound like he was just defending himself against the Jewish race.  The main point though is that even something as huge as the murder of millions of people can be lied about, and will be lied about by people with an agenda.  Those people want YOU – they want you to believe them, they want you to be angry at the Jews for the hoax, they want you to sympathize with the Nazis (unless you are a member of a subhuman race, in which case they don’t need your allegiance).

In life, you will be fed lies from other people with agendas.  These lies will not be as easy to spot as the denial of the Holocaust.

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