Liberalism chases its tail into oblivion
This is from the Daily Mail:
Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Governmentbacked study has revealed.How have things come to this pass? It happened like this.
The Nazi genocide of European Jewry was the ultimate crime of history. The nature of this crime was that it consisted of intolerance of a minority. Therefore intolerance of minorities is the ultimate crime. Therefore we must eliminate our own intolerance of minorities—the more different from us they are, and thus the more intolerant of them we naturally tend to be, the more we must eliminate our intolerance of them. Therefore we must admit into Europe an unending mass immigration of non-Western peoples, especially Muslims, because they are the most different from us, and once they are here we must accept and accommodate ourselves to their customs and beliefs, even when their customs and beliefs include exterminationist anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, because to fail to accommodate ourselves to their exterminationist anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial would be … the ultimate crime.
Ken Hechtman, a Canadian leftist who likes to keep VFR honest, writes:
Here’s the original primary source document (a pdf file) for the Daily Mail’s story. Nothing in it justifies the Daily Mail’s use of the plural “schools.” It refers to one (unnamed) school in one (unnamed) city that stopped teaching the Holocaust. It’s not a trend. It’s one school doing a stupid thing, but it’s just one school.LA replies:
Thanks to Mr. Hechtman for looking into this. It seems the Mail may have overstated the study’s findings. But does Mr. Hechtman deny that the presence of Muslims in large numbers pushes and/or forces a society to change itself to accommodate them—the greater the number of Muslims, the greater the degree of societal change?
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 03, 2007 03:11 AM | Send