Update- State Sponsored Hate and Genocide

As an update to my recent post How Genocide Becomes Acceptable a recently published book brings the phenomenon of state sponsored hate into greater relief. The thrust of my argument in the original post was that leftists were using government and Gramscian strategies in the media and education systems to promote a culture of hatred against their political opponents. The kind of hatred that, by means of its widespread dehumanization of the targeted sector of society, eventually leads to genocide.

A good example of this was Nazi Germany and its genocide against Jews. The German state sponsored hate, and yesterday’s versions of David Letterman and Bill Maher and Rosie O’Donnell and Joy Behar and Chris Matthews and the New York Times and MSNBC enthusiastically assisted them. These actions have results that impact upon a wide sector of society which eventually adapts a mindset that allows hate and genocide to appear “normal”.

The book is ‘The Death Marches: The Final Phase of Nazi Genocide,’ by Daniel Blatman. It chronicles how German civilians murdered concentration camp inmates released as the end of the war drew near. Some 500,000 prisoners from the concentration camp gulag both within and without Germany were on the move in the first months of 1945. Many were massacred by German civilians infested with Nazi Party state sponsored hate.

‘..as was the case in Gardelegen, a town in east-central Germany, where US soldiers found hundreds of charred and mangled bodies in a barn in mid-April 1945. They were the bodies of prisoners from various camps who had been forced inside’ writes Blatman, an Israeli, whose book is published this week and goes on sale in Germany. It was later discovered that people had volunteered to guard the prisoners, including ordinary civilians, some of them armed with hunting rifles, who mutated into prison guards of their own volition.

‘We’re going hunting, to shoot down the zebras!” cries youths, in reference to the striped uniforms of the inmates. Men from the Volkssturm militia, police officers, soldiers from a paratrooper division barracked nearby, guards and civilians helped drive the doomed prisoners into the barn. Then they locked the doors, lit gasoline-soaked straw on the ground and tossed hand grenades into the building. Anyone who attempted to escape the inferno ran into a hail of bullets. Some 25 prisoners survived, while about 1,000 died.

The same thing happened in Celle, not far from the terrible, disease riddled concentration camp of Belsen. Prisoners were ‘killed like animals’ in a forest according to a British military report. Some 300 died in April 1945 massacre, a Hitler Youth leader aged just 17 accounting for 20 alone. In Palmnicken near the former East Prussian city of Königsberg some 3,000 prisoners from the Stutthof concentration camp were herded by civilians on to beach of the frozen Baltic Sea to be mowed down by S.S. men.

Along the country roads of a huge swathe of Germany can be found the little memorials to terrible acts where people were killed in ones and twos and sometimes tens and hundreds. Blatman believes tens of thousands of ‘ordinary Germans’ became killers despite no documentary evidence whatsoever that any of the S.S. or Nazi party hierarchy had ever ordered them to behave in such a fashion.

Blatman says that the mentality of the prisoners’ sadistic guards – that they were defending their homeland from ‘subhumans’ – somehow resonated with the civilian population as they saw this ‘enemy’ passing by their homes. A decade of indoctrination, a genocidal mentality that had systematically dehumanized the Jews and the Slavs, led to the collective hunt,’ he said.

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Further reading on this issue at Crusader Rabbit.

27 thoughts on “Update- State Sponsored Hate and Genocide

  1. People often say that the left “haven’t learned from history”.
    My retort is that they’ve learned all too well….

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  3. Changing subjects for a minute: Red you have my support in your uphill battle against the mob at Farrar’s Kiwiblog.

    How or why he allowed the return of the parasite Ure defies logic.

    Cheers.

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  4. Thanks erikter. I don’t really use the place anymore, (except for the odd dig at some left wing POS) its too full of left wing hate mongers that the owner seems to prefer over anyone slightly right.

    “How or why he allowed the return of the parasite Ure defies logic. ”

    Sure does. Farrar seems strangely keen too to so sidle up to all the left wing beltway academics and bureaucrats. Maybe its a commercial thing.

    When you think of it, a left wing blog like that posturing as right wing is no great help to our cause. Just makes it easier for the left to smear us as extreme.

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  5. I would agree. Farrar’s KB is a left-wing blog, a reflection of his author’s ideology.
    He has put commercial interests first, I would suspect.

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  6. Remember this arsehole ?
    http://www.blogger.com/profile/07335459362715594644

    He trolled KB for months before finally getting booted off permanently when Farrar took exception to personal comments made about Farrar’s rotund/ portly appearance.

    This creep then reappeared shortly after for another few months and Farrar knew it was the same person . . . only to be booted off once more for further personal remarks about Farrar.

    He went by the name Greenfly / Village Idiot. (On the green blogs he’s more candid about who he actually is in person which is how I made the connection)

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  7. Yeah I remember him. Always so frigging full of himself. What a disaster for Southland that he is a councillor now.

    Kiwiblog is just a sewer now, dripping with hate for any Conservative.

    Sick really.

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  8. “A decade of indoctrination, a genocidal mentality that had systematically dehumanized the Jews and the Slavs, led to the collective hunt,’ he said.”

    The thing is I could imagine many individuals who accuse those of us on the Right of wanting to exterminate Leftists, of leading the charge in murdering Right-wingers under the guise of being “enemies of the state”.

    No doubt, just like with the Jews and Slavs, Right-wingers will somehow be “de-humanised” and this will be used as justification for our “removal”.

    Have you noticed, too, that just as the Jews were blamed for all the woes of early 20th century Germany, that it is now the Right-wing (and especially the Tea Party and conservative Christian type individuals) who are blamed for the demise and social unrest of the West (especially in the States)?

    There’s a pattern here. I can see a day not too far off when both the useful idiots and the hardline Leftists will be working in concert to “cleanse” society of all those not on side with their agenda. It really is going to be us or them!

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  9. “I can see a day not too far off when both the useful idiots and the hardline Leftists will be working in concert to “cleanse” society of all those not on side with their agenda.”

    That is exactly who the left is and their method of operation. Here in the States, Bill Ayers and his cohorts stated implicitly that they would need to slaughter around 25 million people in order to insure stability after the leftists took over the government. And yes, that is the same Bill Ayers that Obama met with when he launched his political career. Mr. Ayers and his wife have NEVER backed off of that position nor have they expressed any remorse for the people that they murdered.

    To the left in America, Ayers, Dorn, and the rest of the terrorists are heroes despite their murderous actions and intent. Do not be deceived, the left is bathed in blood and they will ever swim in it. In the past one hundred years the left has butchered more than 150 million people. One could say that their political DNA is encoded with death and suffering. Marx knew it, Lenin knew it, Stalin knew it, Mao knew it, and so did all of the others leaders of the left including Castro and Guevara.

    But don’t take my word on it, do the research and arrive at your own conclusions and see for yourself.

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  10. “Here in the States, Bill Ayers and his cohorts stated implicitly that they would need to slaughter around 25 million people in order to insure stability after the leftists took over the government. ”

    They actually did more than that, according to the secret agent who was present during their meetings, they even planned the logistics for the operation. I guess they had the blueprints from Hitler.

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  11. Which begs the question–in the case of massive civil unrest, which way would the armed forces lean? (and yes, I’m aware of the prohibition against using the armed forces on American soil, but that would be blown away pretty fast should TSHTF)

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  12. “Prof.” Blatman is a leftist moonbat who was in the Israeli media recently for comparing modern Israel ethically to Nazi Germany. He is undeserving of being cited respectfully.

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  13. It doesn’t matter what Blatman’s background is, so much as whether or not there’s any truth to this story.
    Now, as a kid I lived in Celle (near Hanover) for a while because my father was an Army officer. And I know for sure that the stories about locals being complicit in the killing of “undesirables” as they were known locally had pretty wide circulation, so much so that there was some resistance to employing any Germans in the Army camp as domestics and cooks etc. And later, our German maid -who became a family friend-told my parents that man locals were ashamed of the actions of their countrymen.
    This isn’t evidence, of course, but I certainly wouldn’t dismiss Blatman out of hand.

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  14. Kris K “There’s a pattern here.”

    I wrote of this pattern many years ago, before more people such as yourself may have been willing to accept the sad facts of the build-up. I said it would inevitably become more clear, and prayed that it would not be too late when it did.

    It’s currently in archive from my original website, so it may take some time for it to come up. You may find some points there with which you might be able to add to and update. At the Core of the Judeo-Christian Ethos: What Animates Its Critics. Don’t let that mild title mislead you as to the severity of then nascent danger it identified and that is now solidified. Here is how it ends.

    These two messages are incompatible.

    There will be conflict over this. It has already begun.

    …It should be obvious that one side isn’t taking prisoners.

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  15. Kris K “There’s a pattern here.” [with link corrected]

    I wrote of this pattern many years ago, before more people such as yourself may have been willing to accept the sad facts of the build-up. I said it would inevitably become more clear, and prayed that it would not be too late when it did.

    It’s currently in archive from my original website, so it may take some time for it to come up. You may find some points there with which you might be able to add to and update. At the Core of the Judeo-Christian Ethos: What Animates Its Critics. Don’t let that mild title mislead you as to the severity of then nascent danger it identified and that is now solidified. Here is how it ends.

    These two messages are incompatible.

    There will be conflict over this. It has already begun.

    …It should be obvious that one side isn’t taking prisoners.

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  16. Pascal,

    Thanks for linking to your earlier article – I read the follow on one as well. Great points made, and I agree with your take.

    One thing you said in the (first) article is key:

    “Judaism and Christianity have one very important thing in common. They are life-affirming religions.”

    So true, and especially when contrasted with the opposing view held by those on the Left. I believe that Leftist ideology is, when broken down to its most fundamental element, “Death Affirming”. This is the obvious point you were making, just as Red’s article above makes the same point.

    Perhaps this is also why we typically see those on the Left continue to defend that other great “Death Affirming” ideology, Islam. Birds of a feather flock together. And this saying has additional meaning when you consider what Scripture says –

    Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

    – where “hateful bird” is symbolic for evil demonic entities which inhabit (possess) those who embrace all the various “Death Affirming” ideologies (especially at the end of human history). That both hard-line Leftists and the followers of Islam are satanically inspired is beyond doubt in my mind.

    The battle lines have been drawn between these two opposing ideologies. But this time (referring back to your article) I’m not sure whether God will provide a replacement ram for the sacrifice. I think we who are life affirming may be required to fulfill the role of sacrificial ram ourselves. Afterall, the Bible speaks much about the blood of the martyrs spilt in the name of righteousness during the final chapter of human history.

    However it plays out, it’s going to be messy.

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  17. I think we who are life affirming may be required to fulfill the role of sacrificial ram ourselves.

    I think this may reflect the martyr’s attitude that their life is in God’s service, not in the service of gods created by men nor demigods like Caesar. I think Isaac (proven later to be quite worldly himself) still set us the example for this world. By permitting himself to be offered to God, that formality permitted God to demonstrate He rejects the senseless and without reason forfeiture (one of the reasons suicide is sinful in most cases). It was the exact opposite of the requirement of the pagan gods then — and in a different manner, the exact opposite of their reemergence today.

    Our sacrifice in this world is to follow the agreed covenant: to protect innocent life from predators and wielders of injustice. Then Jesus offered Himself to atone for all men who found themselves trapped by the inequities brought on by schemers and wished to repent — so they might gain entrance into the next. While we may be required to put ourselves in danger to follow that covenant, I think we are to try and follows Patton’s dictum where at all possible. God allowed but one man to sacrifice, and for all time. The next time — He has another task.

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  18. Pascal,

    “The next time — He has another task.”

    Indeed!
    The meek and mild (sacrifical) lamb [ram] will be transformed into a terrifying lion reaping vengenace upon those who have declared themselves the enemies of God. His justice will be served!

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    Berlin Diaries, 1940-1945 by Marie Vassiltchikov is a refreshing picture of Germans as other than apes and thugs. She was a Russian aristocrat who escaped from Lithuania, I think, and ended up working in the German Foreign Ministry and as a nurse in Austria. German aristocrats come off looking much better than you’ll see in most accounts. One was sent back from the Eastern Front because he wasn’t trusted by the Nazis. Ms. Vassiltchikov recounts some Germans’ sadness at the sinking of HMS Hood and the volunteering, training, fighting, and dying of young Germans was spoken of by many Germans in a way that would be quite familiar to us if the place names and surnames were English or American. They were caught up in the madness before the horrors came to be known.

    Individual German accounts I’ve read described acts of mercy and humanity on the part of German troops and, in one case, bestial conduct by a dentist in a Soviet POW camp who liked to drill the healthy teeth of the German prisoners.

    I’m sure we all know people in our own communities who would cheerfully do what some of the Nazis did.

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  20. “Currently trolling on Christian blogs and those belonging to folks that won’t go into attack mode.”

    I’m sick and tired of being nice to our enemies. I’ll turn my cheek “once”, after that all bets are off!

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  21. Too right Kris. Time for some of that “muscular” Christianity, complete with sword and shield. I’m a little tired of hearing about tolerance and forgiveness from Christians, even as they’re being reviled and murdered across the globe.

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