I’ve visited the Dachau concentration camp twice. First time as a boy, next time as a teenager. I’ve read books about the 3rd Reich. I’ve watched tons of videos and films dealing with the holocaust and world war II. In school we were taught about this dark era in German history. I’ve read books on racism, antisemitism and xenophobia. I’ve been living in this country for decades knowing the culture fairly well. And yet, and yet I could not really understand how a country that was one of the most scientifically, technologically and culturally advanced countries in the world could descend into murder, barbarism and insanity.
I could not really understand why people would so willingly give up their freedom, so easily accept being ruled by a dictatorship and so blindly follow irrational, idiotic and arbitrary rules until the wuhan virus happened. Fear and panic brought out the ugliest, most primitive sides of man.
Things prior unimaginable happened with a swiftness that took most by surprise, leaving many in disbelief about the very reality happening right in front of their eyes.
Those who kept a modicum of sanity, refusing to fear a virus not much more dangerous than a bad flu, were made to fear the state which, in authoritarian, dictatorial style, enforced irrational, idiotic and arbitrary rules.
I’m not the only one for whom the years 2020 and 2021 have been a revelation.
In his column “I Now Better Understand the ‘Good German’” Dennis Prager writes:
“One of the biggest revelations concerns a question that has always plagued me: How does one explain the “good German,” the term used to describe the average, presumably decent German, who did nothing to hurt Jews but also did nothing to help them and did nothing to undermine the Nazi regime? “
“What has changed my thinking has been watching what is happening in America (and Canada and Australia and elsewhere, for that matter).
The ease with which tens of millions of Americans have accepted irrational, unconstitutional and unprecedented police state-type restrictions on their freedoms, including even the freedom to make a living, has been, to understate the case, sobering.”
We have seen that events like the wuhan virus outbreak combined with media induced panic and constant disinformation can result in radical and swift change that was previously unthinkable.
Although events of that magnitude and consequence cannot by themselves cause anything, such events can function as a catalyst for radical change or other extreme events such as a genocide if the preconditions for that radical change or that other extreme event already exist.
The holocaust was not planned many decades in advance. Neither happened it out of thin air.
The preconditions for the holocaust were created many years before it happened.
Hatred of the Jews has existed for thousands of years.
Religiously justified hatred of Jews, called antijudaism, was horrible enough but Jews could at least escape persecution and death by converting to Christianity or Islam.
That changed whith Darwin’s theory of evolution which laid the foundation for modern racism.
No longer were all men created in God’s image but there were higher and lesser evolved races. Some races were even considered to be more animal than human. Evolution was the pseudoscientific base of modern racist theories including the nazi idea of the arian and the untermensch.
The most deadly aspect of antisemitism which made the holocaust possible was that Jews could no longer escape death and persecution by converting to another religion. You can’t change your race. Once the Jewish “race” was deemed a mortal thread to society the destruction of all Jews was the logical endpoint.
Widespread antisemitism based on race was the precondition. The circumstances leading to the 3rd Reich as well as Adolf Hitler were the catalyst and the spark that caused the powder keg to explode.
It saddens and infuriates me that, barely eighty years after the holocaust, the Left is advancing a theory that could potentially lead to another genocide.
It’s the same old poison, repackaged under a different name (Critical Race Theory or CRT), that contaminates the innocent minds of children, causing white kids to hate themselves and all the other kids to hate white persons.
If only Whites are racists and if all Whites are racists and if racism is such an evil then what is the logical endpoint if one wants to eliminate racism?
Exactly, it’s the elimination of all Whites.
Noel Ignatiev, a communist who developed the concept of “white privilege”, stated that he wanted to abolish the white race (see here and here).
He stated also that by “white race” he means the social construct called “white race”. Like those who advance CRT, he claimed that race was a social construct.
Whether that claim was a convenient smokescreen to hide his true motives and intentions (much like many antisemites claim to be just opposed to Israel’s policies) or whether he truly believed it, is beside the point.
The fact is, that many haters of Whites do not care about such nuances. You want evidence?
Just look at the deluge of anti-white hatred that floods the media and the social media these days.
Just listen to what comes out of the mouths of policians, activists, academics and prominent people.
If you said the things they say about Whites about any other group, you would be banned from polite society and lose your job and in some countries you would even go to jail.
Noel’s epigones can claim all they want that race is a social construct but in the end they themselves tie race to immutable, genetically determined, physical characteristics.
If a man is shot dead by the police, the radicals and their aplogists do not look at some abstract social construct. They look at he man’s skin color or physical characteristics.
If the dead dude has a white skin color then nobody cares and the media does not give a crap. If, however, the dead dude has a black skin color then the reaction is very different.
If teachers who peddle the racist garbage that is CRT, want children to check their “white privilege”, they are not selecting those kids based on some abstract social construct.
They are selecting those kids based on the very real physical characteristic of their white skin color. They are not asking kids with a black skin color to check their “white privilege”.
CRT is dangerous because it not only creates one necessary condition for genocide, the villification of a group of people, but it creates something much more dangerous and deadly. It makes it impossible for the members of the target group to ever escape by changing their religion, their ideology or their behaviour.
Just like the Jews could no longer escape persecution by converting to another religion, Whites won’t be able to escape potential future persecution and a potential future genocide by changing their behaviour.
As sure as the sun rises, CRT will cause hatred, violence and treatment of Whites as second class citizens, if it is allowed to spread.
From hatred, violence and treatment as second class citizens it is only a small step to genocide. All it takes are the right conditions and a catalyst.
I am encouraged by parents and especially mothers who boldly fight against CRT.
If there ever was a “hill to die on”, this is it. We must fight the racist CRT tooth and nail for the sake of future generations.