Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Iran launches a 'Holocaust conferece;' bans dissenting voices; PM of the Palestinian Authority in Iran; Israeli MKs show rare sign of unity

Today is a historic day. In the face of a Holocaust conference in Iran, the likes of which the world has never seen, Israeli MKs, including the Arab Israeli MKs, are showing a rare sign of unity, to condemn this conference. It is sad that it takes such extreme circumstances to show unity, but it is welcome to see all sides of the Israeli political spectrum agree on something: that the Iranian 'conference' is a threat. It is also notable that Ishmail Haniyeh (PM of the Palestinian Authority) is now in Iran, preaching a jihad against Israel (saying there will never be recognition of it), while Arab Israeli MKs are decrying this 'conference.' It shows where Hamas really stands - with Iran and its Holocaust denying regime. (not that that is a shocka!) (as a side note, Iran repaid Haniyeh with a pledge of $250 million) First of all, I want to backtrack and note that this is NOT a true 'conference.' Only Holocaust deniers need attend, as well as vile anti-semitic Jews such as the Neturei Karta. A Palestinian who runs a Holocaust memorial museum in Nazareth was barred entry into Iran. Do not buy into the lie that this is about free speech. IT IS NOT. It is about hate speech and attempting to prove that all Jews are liars and that Israel should be wiped from the sea. In essence, Ahmedinajad is saying Israel exists due to the Holocaust, which is itself a lie, so as such, Israel needs to be wiped out. Secondly, and this is most important...the conference represents an attack upon civilization itself. This sounds rather extreme, but hear me out. The Holocaust is a proven fact. Survivors are alive today, and a trip to Auschwitz easily proves the existence of gas chambers. This 'conference' is, more than anything else, an attack on history. It is an attack on the facts, and an attempt to delegitimize them. This 'conference' says: "Hey world! We make up our own history!" And the scary, the truly frightening thing about it is, that this 'conference' is occurring while survivors are dying out. In twenty years, there will be almost no survivors left - but there will be the records of this 'conference.' And you will suddenly see it become acceptable to question the existence of the Holocaust. It will be en vogue, and not just in the lunatic fringe. I would not be surprised if, in sixty years, there is a conference that says 9/11 did not happen - it was invented to make people sympathetic for Americans. Already there are 9/11 'truthers' who say Bush/Israel/Mossad/the boogeyman was behind 9/11. Already there are people who say the moon landing was fake. This 'conference' is an attack on knowledge and an attack on the written, oral, and video record. It says there is no truth, it is all opinion, all shades of gray. And if it is all opinion, then all opinions are legitimate. If I want to say that Saddam Hussein does not exist and never did, I am free to, because you see, all opinions are of equal weight. That is the true danger of this 'conference' and the Ahmedinjad regime. I fear for the future, and the concept of any objective truth. If everything is up for debate, then nothing exists, and the foundation of society itself starts to crumble.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

At least the west is universally condemning it. Antisemitism may exist on the right and is finding a home on the left, but outright holocaust denial is fortunately still beyond the pale for the majority of westerners.

Red Tulips said...

Jason:

For now. We will see what happens in twenty years. That is my concern, and the long range planning of building the foundation for widespread antisemitism is the point of this 'conference.'

Anonymous said...

Thats the aim, but I doubt it will have the intended effect. The presence of David Duke at the conference should be telling for most Americans.

The laws in Europe against holocaust denial will not be that easy to overturn.

It seems that in Europe, much of the antisemitism that is on the rise is taking place in Muslim communities, not natives of those countries.

While the rising antisemitism in the U.S. is currently confined, for the most part, the the extreme far left who have embraced the Palestinian cause, and have begun idolizing the Muslim world and way of life.

Anonymous said...

When I first saw this in the news, I thought it was a joke. Now I see the mainstream news is treating it with derision - as they must. This is crazy.

Anonymous said...

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,236014,00.html

More developments.

I'm still amazed that this guy is there. I gues shis hatred for jews can overcome his hatred for arabs.

Red Tulips said...

Jason:

This is not a shocka. In fact, there have been Nazi-Islamist ties since the dawn of the Third Reich.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I know that.

I once read a very odd story about Operation Paperclip. Most people know that many Nazi scientists were brought to the U.S. after the war, mostly for rocketry sciences, and some of the Nazi spy apparatus was used to make the C.I.A. But I've heard that one of these men, I think it was Otto Skorzenzky, turned out to be a troublemaker and it was decided he and some of his crew should be posted in some out of the way place where they couldn't cause any trouble-Egypt. When they got there, they turned their eyes towards Israel, and these former Nazis, saved form prosecution by Paperclip, traveled to that region and secretly trained the first Palestinian terror groups.

Thomas Forsyth said...

I am glad that the event is condemned, but in some ways it is like being greatful that Jimmy Carter isn't holding a revival with David Duke at the Hate-A-Thon. It is sad that this is considered major good news.

Jason> I do find it oddly amusing that David Duke is so weel receievd in Eastern Europe and the Middle East considering Hitler regarded both Slavs and Arabs as inferior, but I guess such issue didn't matter then, and not now either.

Urban_Infidel said...

I'd like to put forward that we deny the existence of David Duke altogether.

Thomas Forsyth said...

Urban Infidel> Well, as a New Orleanian I wish I could!