Everybody who has the right kind of feeling for his country is solemnly bound, each within his own denomination, to see to it that he is not constantly talking about the Will of God merely from the lips but that in actual fact he fulfils the Will of God and does not allow God’s handiwork to be debased. For it was by the Will of God that men were made of a certain bodily shape, were given their natures and their faculties. Whoever destroys His work wages war against God’s Creation and God’s Will.
Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler
Hitler was not an atheist. 6 million Jews did not die because of atheism, they were slaughtered by christians.
O Lord, remember not only the men and women of good will, but also those of ill will. But do not remember all the suffering they have inflicted on us, remember the fruits we have bought, because of this suffering - our comradeship, our loyalty, our humility, our courage, our generosity, the greatness of heart that has grown out of all of this, and when they come to judgement, let all the fruits we have borne be their forgiveness.
Prayer found scribbled on a note in the pocket of a dead child at Ravensbruck concentration camp
I absolutely despise their politics and their leaders. I absolutely despise the way they treat Palestinians (and yes, Palestinians have done horrible things too, but by their logic, they’re waging war against a different country, while Israel considers the area their own and thus are, by their logic, committing acts against their own people). I despise the way their history is riddled with war after war for land and greed.
And, most importantly, I absolutely despise the way the U.S and its allies pander to their needs and wants like pathetic lap dogs.
And yes, I know, Holocaust and we have to repent for that and whatever. But, then, what about the Armenian Genocide? The U.S and Turkey and many other nations don’t even acknowledge it as a genocide.
Basically, I want the world to fucking stop making excuses for Israel and its leaders’ actions. I want someone to actually step up and tell them that what they’re doing is wrong and, even if the Holocause decimated millions upon millions of Jews and their families, that does not give them any right to act the way they are currently acting.
Frankly. if you’re going to go to white writers for your science fiction template for thinking about the problems blacks have in America, I’d rather see a serious discussion of Robert Heinlein’s appallingly fascist novel. Farnham’s Freehold, in which the black house servant, Joseph. after a successful nuclear attack, abandons his white family (in which, after the attack he was made second in command by the reigning white patriarch) and becomes head of a movement of black who have solved the post-holocause food problem by killing whites and eating them.
Samuel delany, quoted in “Black to the future” by Mark Dery, page 196