Someone forwarded me an article today. I’m excerpting it below:
All European Life Died In Auschwitz
I walked down the street in Barcelona, and suddenly discovered a terrible truth – Europe died in Auschwitz. We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims.
In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world. The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.
And under the pretence of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.
They have turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime. Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naïve hosts. And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.
We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for hoping for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.
What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe.
The following was my reply, which I publish here for all to see.
This is one of the most blatant and incendiary pieces of anti-Muslim propaganda I’ve ever read. I started reading it just after showering for the evening, and now I think I’ll need to get back in and scrub myself clean again. Let me dissect this piece of trash for you.
This is a piece of propaganda, originally published on the extremist website Gentiuno.com, and thereafter turned into one of these insidious email chain letters. It was never published in a European newspaper. Ever. Its author is not a journalist, may not even be European, and hasn’t had the guts to publish his real name on any other
work of fictioneditorial anywhere on the web.
Let’s get into the analysis of this garbage, shall we? I give you the words of our courageous, prosaic and entirely truthful author:
They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime. Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts. And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.
Now I give you a similar piece of work, published by another talented author from a few years back:
[They are] the product of the inbreeding of asocial, criminal, sick, degenerate and rejected elements of every possible race in the ancient world. [They are] neither a race nor a people nor a religion in our sense of those words. [They] possesses no homeland, but [lead] a rootless, parasitic life at the expense of the host peoples. [Their] current homeland is largely the criminal neighborhoods of the great cities of the world, [their] god is money, [their] policy is revolution and the destruction of the cultural treasures of mankind.
If you come to visit me in Washington, DC for a few days, I will take you to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (I regard it as a one of the most important things to see in DC). The first section of the museum tour takes you through the rise of Hitler and the birth of the Nazi propaganda machine. This article carries the same tone as piece after piece of Nazi propaganda you will read on the walls of that memorial. Reading them side-by-side, it is almost impossible to tell which of these quotes came from Nazi Alfred Rosenburg’s propaganda pamphlet “The Jew as a World Parasite,” and which is the more contemporary anti-Muslim propaganda so blithely poisoning the dark corners of the web.
This contemporary propaganda uses a favorite Nazi tactic, the wedge strategy. Simply put, the author focuses on an issue or imagery that is so emotionally charged that his readers will have difficulty thinking rationally about it, and then demands a resolution at whatever cost. The emotional stress of the issue allows you, the reader, to easily accept arguments, tactics and measures that would normally be considered unethical or immoral. The really nice thing about a wedge strategy is that once the author has used it to move you beyond rationality and reason, it will be easier and easier to do it again. Each time he can take you further and further down that dangerous path were the ends justify the means. It took Hitler about 15 years to turn Germany into a nation of murderers; in the current age of social media, anti-literacy and 140 character communication, I suspect the masses can be turned rather more quickly.
Yes, millions of beautiful, talented, decent people (Jews, Roma, Gays and others) died in the Holocaust. The reality is that they were murdered after their friends and neighbors were slowly and surely seduced into hating them through language and tactics just like those used in this “editorial”. Just in case you haven’t yet fully realized the scope of how you’ve been manipulated, let me use a bit of comparison and contrast to show just how deep down the rabbit hole you’ve gone. By the same logic (and math!) the author has used:
- Every Christian clergyman is a pedophile.
- Every citizen of Cambodia is an up-and-coming Pol Pot.
- Every child under the age of 5 is autistic.
- Every citizen of New York State is just as guilty as Timothy McVeigh.
- Every citizen of Mexico is a drug lord.
- The occupants of every Right-To-Life float should be regarded as potential clinic-bombers.
- Every black male should be put on probation peremptorily.
On the flip side of the coin, let’s look at the accomplishments of the Arab world that the author so conveniently forgot to mention – or maybe he just found it difficult to accept that so many of the victories of modern science are based on centuries-old discoveries by Arabs..
- Zero (the number, invented by Muhammad Bin Ahmad in 967 AD).
- Early Algebra – specifically fractions, the principle of errors and the geometrical method of solving quadratic equations.
- Trigonometry, separated from Astronomy by Nassereddine al-Tusi, and thus by extension –
- Non-Euclidian geometry.
- Early versions of the Scientific Method, and the concept of Peer Review.
- Crop rotation, cash cropping, and large-scale sugar refining.
- Early free-market economy and concepts of proto-capitalism that broadly influenced medieval Europe.
- Medicine – much of modern medical theory evolved from early Arabic study.
- Coffee, Soap Bars, Tooth Paste, Shampoo, Distilled Alcohol, Waterclocks, Windmills, Stained Glass, etc.
I didn’t even begin to scratch the surface of Arab achievements – major topics I didn’t even touch on include Architecture, Music and Literature. You could spend a lifetime studying their contributions and achievements in a single one of those areas. The author of this article mentions almost none of these achievements.
The reality is, this article has a single purpose: to instill in its readers a deep-seated fear and hatred of anything “Muslim”, thus making it easier to manipulate them into whatever atrocity the author deems necessary to control the Muslim menace. Don’t be a victim of someone else’s misguided fear and ignorance. End the cycle now – send this garbage to your deleted items, where it can mingle with the rest of the worthless digital refuse of human idiocy.