Sunday, June 6, 2010

Distorting History: The Taboo Against Truth.

Intellectuals misremember killer governments.

Alan Caruba on D-Day - June 6, 1944 - Then and Now


Dr.D said...

Years ago I read the book "Gulog" which was about the Soviet prison camp system. I had difficulty wrapping my mind around how so many ordinary people could condone much less participate in the murder of 40 million people who were essentially no different than than them selves.
I have periodically heard "whispers" of Allied atrocities
(Dresden comes to mind) but I never knew it was so wide spread. Nor had I considered the connection between the Russian and German systems of imprisonment persecution and murder.

How does one wrap ones mind around such monumental crimes?
Some times I think I'll start crying and never cease.

We can't afford to let any state exist that can wields that kind of power with impunity.


Anonymous said...

As greater minds have pointed out, Governments kill far more civilians --even outside of outright war, than any civilian-driven crime. Perhaps our founding fathers realized this when recognizing government as a necessary evil rather than a nanny to fix all problems. So evil in fact, that despite current legal trends, the 2nd amendment recognizes absolutely no reasonable regulation of firearm ownership, in contrast to the 4rth protection from 'unreasonable searches and seizures', indicating their recognition that there are reasonable circumstances for the government to search and seize property, but the need for the citizenry to remain armed suffers no similar 'reasonable' infringement. This absolute protection, long since ignored, may be the ultimate protection from a government gone bad. As Ben Franklin said, ""The government is likely to be well-administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism."

Taylor Harbin said...

Never forget

Anonymous said...

They weren't armed...We are

Anonymous said...

This is why, when Gen Eisenhauer (sp?) came into the death camps, he commanded that pictures betaken of EVERYTHING, so that later generations couldn't deny the Holocaust ever happened.

B Woodman

Dennis308 said...

Do not forget least ye be forgoten.