We’re headed towards a century since the supposed Holocaust allegedly took place. The war ended 76 years ago.
So rather than “did it happen?”, it seems we should be asking “why are we still talking about this all the time?”
The Swedish government wants to make Holocaust denial a criminal offense. Critics see it as a virtue-signaling exercise that fails to address actual hate problems in the country.
The denial of the systematic extermination of Jews, among others deemed undesirable by the Nazis, is a crime in several countries. If the incumbent Swedish government has it its way, it will join this list. A proposal to outlaw this kind of speech was floated last week by Justice Minister Morgan Johansson, who said a parliamentary committee will look at the issue.
Johansson said that the rise of right-wing extremism in the West, the ease with which hate propaganda can be disseminated on social media, and the dwindling number of Holocaust survivors who can counter denialists with their personal stories, necessitates a legal change.
The proposal was met with much skepticism among Swedish political parties. Tina Acketoft of the Liberal People’s Party noted that introducing a ban “does not change anything fundamentally” with the underlying problems, while the Sweden Democrats’ Aron Emilsson said it was dangerous to restrict freedom of speech, which is enshrined in the Swedish constitution. The Green Party, a government partner of Johansson’s Social Democrats, would not immediately take a stand on the issue.
Similar concerns were voiced by some Jewish organizations. Svante Weyler, who chairs the Swedish Committee against Anti-Semitism, said a legal ban may prove to be detrimental for his group’s cause, considering likely acquittals on such charges.
“We know from countries where there is such a ban that it is not an easy thing to bring a Holocaust denier to justice,” he explained. “It is more important to learn as much as possible about the Holocaust and spread that information.”
The reason it is hard to bring a “Holocaust denier” to justice is that no one seems to know what the term actually means.
Though I have certainly been accused of it, I personally don’t really know what “Holocaust denial” is. I have always preferred the term “gas chamber denial.” If you say “I deny the Holocaust,” someone will say “oh yeah? Well, I’ve seen a guy with a tattoo! He spoke at my school!”
I have no desire to deny camps or tattoos. The only reason I have a desire to deny gas chambers is that these people simply will not stop talking about them. Obviously, we’ve already accepted that most of the events that took place at the so-called “death camps” did not actually happen – mass electrocutions in a room with an electric floor, steaming people to death in death saunas, homicidal masturbation machines, pedal-powered skull-crushing machines, turning people into lampshades and soap – this is all now admitted to have been falsified.
But sure – if the Holocaust means “shipping Jews to internment camps during World War Two and using them for forced labor” – then I am indeed a Holocaust believer.
With regards to why we’re still talking about it, and why we’re also trying to prevent people from talking about it – this is a core principle of Jewish identity. In fact, it is now much more important to them than their religion. A 2016 Pew Research poll on “what it means to be Jewish” found that the number one response from Jews (by a lot) was “remembering the Holocaust.”
But it’s bigger than that. As we all know too well, every country on earth is allowed to maintain racial homogeny – unless it is a white country. White countries, unlike black, brown and yellow countries, have to be subjected to mass immigration by racial aliens in order to break up their ethnic cohesiveness. This was an idea put forward by Jews in the 1950s and 60s, and it is now just taken for granted: no countries for white people.
The underlying reasoning for this is that when white people get together and have a social order, and a shared culture, and are proud of that identity, they become like Adolf Hitler. And when they become like Adolf Hitler, for some reason which no one has actually explained, they all of a sudden start exterminating others.
It has always seemed to me that even if you were a diehard Holocaust believer – even if you believed in lampshades and soap and all of the other things that the Jews themselves no longer claimed happened – that it is a difficult thing to jump from “white people living in a country together” to “genocide.” But that’s the argument.
That’s probably not why they want to ban discussion of it, however. That is probably simply a situation where the Jews don’t want to shut off the money that is pouring into their country as a result of this so-called Holocaust.
But seriously: how much longer are we going to keep talking about this?
One can picture a scene on a space ship in the year 2452, where we meet an alien race in deep space and immediately upload documentation about the Holocaust to their ship.
The alien race comes back, and opens communications channels, and says “we’ve reviewed your materials, and we just want to ask about the wooden doors…”
Just then, the earth captain says: “ensign, they’re deniers! Fire photon cannons!”
At some point, we’re going to have to stop talking about the Holocaust.