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  •  okay. i just have to ask it, (7+ / 0-)

    although i know you haven't the answer.  

    but how in the world can you deny the holocaust occurred when you consider yourself proudly named after a nazi guard at auschwitz?

    i guess i'm pointing to this as an example of how deep denial can run.  

    i don't want to say too much about it but in my academic career i came across someone German in a position of authority who was quite unapologetic for his role in WWII.  His life was a source of reflection for me; this horrible hatred swelled up in the form of a terrible terrible social movement and then returned to a subterranean current in all our lives.  Where did that 'energy' go?  When and where will it return?

    "Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It's the other way around. They never vote for us." Dan Quayle

    by RadicalGardener on Mon Oct 06, 2008 at 10:19:01 PM PDT

    •  That's a great question (5+ / 0-)

      She was willing to admit that some Jews may have been killed, but nothing like the six million claimed.

      Just say, "Thanks, but no thanks," to John McCain's campaign to nowhere.

      by mdb on Mon Oct 06, 2008 at 11:06:44 PM PDT

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      •  this question of what i term (4+ / 0-)

        'nazi energy' for lack of anything better, is something that i have puzzled over quite a bit.  about a dozen years ago, the nyt ran a series on the persistence of nazism in germany that curled my toes.  the article spoke of people who have secret shrines in hall closets to adolf hitler, who hold secret nazi meetings etc.  it hasn't just 'gone away'. none of this is intended to be an indictment of 'germanism' or anything like that.  but i found it chilling, the persistence of history, and so on.

        holocaust denial is an amazing phenomenon. i can't quite come to grips with the motivation for maintaining such acritical unthinking opinions in the face of such overwhelming evidence.  

        "Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It's the other way around. They never vote for us." Dan Quayle

        by RadicalGardener on Mon Oct 06, 2008 at 11:30:45 PM PDT

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