We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I truly believe that an attempt at genocide was made during WWII. I truly believe that there was a Buchenwald, etc. I truly believe these things happened and should never happen again. I also believe it is important that we never forget. HOWEVER, and this is where we are today: we must not let these events of the past prevent us from pursuing truth and a shared sense of ethics today. One of the most destructive forces in this country has been a group of people commonly referred to as "red diaper Jews". They were raised by mothers/fathers who believed in communism, who hated America. These people have done and continue to do great damage to this country, but we are unable to confront them because of what happened 70 years ago. The most terrible thing about this is not only the horrific damage they have done to our students and our school system, it is that their own actions are creating a backlash--a resentment so strong that perhaps history will repeat itself--and that is my great fear!
Whose truth? Whose ethics? Yours? Pardon me while I zero my scope. Maybe you've heard the slogan, "Never again."
That's "Red Diaper BABIES"
And the most destructive force in America today is the People's Socialist Democratic Party along with their alleged opposition crones across the isle.
So how do you propose to pursue your truth and ethic? A general purge of Jews from the halls of academia just like they did in 1930s Germany? A pogrom? A kinder and gentler Auschwitz-Birkenau in the Catskills?
BTW, JTLYK: Jesus was raised in a Kosher home.
I am not anti-semitic, but I am also not unaware of what's going on in parts of today's world.
My understanding of Genocide is that it would have been an actual instead of an 'attempt' if it had accomplished it's purpose--complete destruction of a race/cultural group of people.
"lay off . . for ONE DAY" I spent all of the week before Easter listening to folks of MF tell me how wonderful your community is, how innocent your people of any harm or ill will. What I am trying to tell you is this: the days of that narrative having a numbing effect on any opposition are over. That is not my fault, but I do wish you folks would understand that we Americans really built this country on the ideal that we were all equal.
I apologize if I cause you to be uncomfortable, but you should see what some of your people have done to MY family.
If you think the Holocaust wasn't genocide because the Nazis didn't kill every Jew, you're an anti-Semite. But, hey, I'm glad you've condescended to acknowledge that a few Jews were murdered. That's a relief, I'm sure, I was worried there.
What makes you think I'm Jewish, or that my "community" or my "people" or my "folks" did anything to you or that I am any less American than you even if I were Jewish?. Which I'm not. I get it, "Saul" couldn't be the name of a born and raised Methodist, because that wouldn't fit into your fantasy world of how ze Jew is frosting your mellow.
I don't accept your apology.
Well, time to get back to poisoning the wells, or whatever you think I'm supposed to be doing.
PS, my Irish Catholic wife Golda was mildly amused at your post.
Here is an indepth examination of the definition of genocide from the wikipedia dictionary. I do apologize if we have miscommunicated regarding the definition of this word.
P.S. Loving women are very protective of their husbands, so I do know how your wife feels--hope that helps you to understand why I will not let a few Jewish people using the power of the international Jewish network destroy an innocent man. You see Saul when a small group of Jewish people could not force us to work for them, when we tried to walk away with grace, they engaged a much larger group to shout racist epithets, to call us things that were not true, to say things that were truly evil and they did that against people they had never met, nor had any previous knowledge of--they did that because they were linked in the Jewish community--they were activated by a small handful of frauds complaining because we walked away from their abuse. Take a look at that action and tell me what you think.
By any rational definition, killing two-thirds of a population would qualify as "a part". That Hitler failed at completely eradicating Jews, doesn't redefine his actions as genocide. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100312053246AAukzIr
"8,861,800 Estimated Jewish population annihilated: 5,933,900
Percent killed : 67%"
If you know who I am then ask yourself this question--why can't you look at all the facts and try to find some way to repair the damage done to my family?
With regard to the use of the word genocide--if we are talking intent--then yes it was genocide. If we are talking a numerically complete action that is what I understood genocide to be. I have never said, that it was not an attempt at genocide. Does that help to clarify?
The point is you still don't want to examine the actions against my family.