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Musings on Various Encounters around Holocaust Remembrance Day

With Holocaust Remembrance Day just passed, I again had reason to look at how we have come up with new ways of Holocaust denial that no longer include denying the Holocaust happened. I talked about this subject before. I encountered some newer techniques recently, that intentionally or unintentionally, serve to dilute the historical import of the Holocaust, or even of history itself.  I wandered across some other things too. So, I’ve decided to meander my way through my various thoughts on the tidbits I have seen recently.

 

I’ll start off with some modern-day reminders that anti-Semitism remains alive and well and end with some dissection of an argument against the history of the Holocaust, or any history for that matter, having value at all.  Sit back but hold on. You are in for a long and winding ride.  Much like I did when I talked about Blade Runner 2049.

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Rejecting the Assault on Truth and It Getting Subtle with Holocaust Denial

Our current technology and society have converged to provide more ways than ever to assault the truth and persuade people to accept alternate realty as fact. I also believe they provide us with more means than ever to push back against that assault. However, today I encountered one more assault.  A subtle variation on Holocaust denial, that doesn’t deny the Holocaust.  And my heart hurts.

 

Warning: This post contains some graphic, or disturbing photos.

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