Sunday, February 08, 2015
As the Nazis were gearing up the Final Solution, the Liberals throughout the world denied anything was going on. The press gave us "nuance."
Media coverage emphasized distinctions between the radical and moderate Nazis. (Hitler was, of course, a moderate.) Nazi grievances were treated as legitimate. Their crimes were lied about and covered up.In 1933, the Associated Press’ wire report claimed that the persecution of Jews had already ended. Another wire story headlined “Jew Persecution Over Says Envoy” cited Secretary of State Hull’s relief that the Hitler regime was doing its best to curb further persecution of the Jews.Hull would later apologize when the Republican Mayor of New York City referred to the Fuhrer as a “man without honor”. Mayor LaGuardia might have been suffering from Fuhrerphobia.Jewish protests were treated as shrill and baseless alarmism.“U.S. Investigation Shows No Cause for Protest,” the AP headlined its coverage.“Notwithstanding assurances given by German government leaders and by Hull that the Nazi excesses against the Jewish race had ceased in Germany, Jewish leaders went ahead with plans for mass protest meetings,” another wire story read. “All requests that these meetings be canceled fell on deaf ears.”A week before the story, the first official Nazi concentration camp of Dachau had opened.The media coverage should sound familiar. It’s how Iran’s nuclear buildup is being covered. It’s how Muslim violence against Jews is covered. It’s discussed reluctantly and immediately dismissed. Jews are written off as pests who refuse to listen when Kerry, like Hull, tells them there’s nothing to worry about.That is how the Holocaust really happened.Auschwitz just shows us the final stage. It doesn’t show us the sympathy for the Nazis, the willingness of some on the left to see them as allies in overturning the existing system and the anger at the selfishness of the Jews in putting their own desire not to be killed ahead of world peace.Auschwitz requires more context than just Hitler. It requires that we understand why so many countries and so many world leaders enabled him. And it is not a difficult thing to understand. All we need to do is look at the response to Muslim attempts to kill Jews before and after the Holocaust.It was easier to appease the Nazis. It is easier to appease the Muslim world. The Jews were not seen as a canary in the coalmine; instead, like the Czechs and then the Poles and then everyone else, they were an obstacle to making a deal with the devil. Today it’s the Nigerian Christians, the Burmese Buddhists and a long list of others around the world including the Jews of Israel who stand in the way of peace.The Holocaust and the entire war happened because everyone wanted peace with Nazi Germany and refused to accept that Nazism was innately aggressive.Eichmann envisioned Nazis and Muslims as victims.“Who are the aggressors here? Who are the war criminals? The victims are Egyptians, Arabs, Mohammedans. Amon and Allah,” Eichmann wrote of the 1956 war.
That's exactly what's happening now. The Jews in Israel are being demonized as the "real Nazis" by the campus Left. When they defend themselves against Arab aggression we are being told that their reaction is "disproportionate," as if Israelis should be killed at the same rate as the Hezbollah attackers. The professors are going along with it. The press will deny there's anything going on while demonizing Israelis who want to survive. And if there is another Final Solution, the press will pretend to be shocked, shocked, and blame the Republicans. Obama wouldn't mind if the Israel disappeared and Hitler's grand vision came true. It would make his grand rapprochement with Islam so much easier.