Sunday, April 20, 2014

125 and Counting

Well, it's that time of year again — no, not Columbine. Not Waco either, that was the day before. As was the Oklahoma City bombing. No, this is Adolf Hitler's 125th birthday, and people are still arguing about his significance and place in history. This is of special importance to those of us on the right, because whatever arguments we make or insights we have are easily deflected with a one-word reply: "Hitler." It doesn't do any good, of course, to try to refute leftist arguments by saying "Stalin," or "Mao," because according to the Zeitgeist, those guys actually had a lot on the ball, and on some level, they like to be compared to them. Even when they acknowledge that they were murderers, the left points out that they really had little choice, because the wonderful work they were doing was, really, worth it.

Oh, our modern lefties say they wouldn't murder people like that, never mind Waco. But I'm sure Stalin and Mao said they wouldn't either, and then did it.

But the fact remains that whenever we say anything at all in favor of our race, our nation, our ethnic group, or our religion, we get smacked with a comparison to Hitler. Of course, until pretty recently, everybody was accustomed to standing up for their own that way, and Hitler advocacy of things German wasn't much different from Churchill's advocacy for Britain, FDR's advocacy for the US, and De Gaulle's for France. Only lately has it become taboo for us to exhibit any self-esteem, and it doesn't do any good at all to point out that we, or our ancestors, actually went to war against Hitler, slavery, or whatever the trendy bugaboo is. Simply by being White, and American, we're responsible for all those evils, and everything we do is a threat to return to concentration camps and plantation slavery.

So how do we deal with this? Do we cave in, and join the liberals in self-flagellation for crimes we didn't commit? That isn't working. Greg Johnson gives some recommendations on how we should handle this here, at http://www.counter-currents.com/

The Burden of Hitler, 2014

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Quibcag: Not really a quibcag, but a graphic meme. This is too serious for anything cute.  The illustration is a painting by Vladimir Manyuhin.

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