23 March 2009

Commenters comment.

Apropos my "Stupid hippies" post of last Friday:
Nick said...

Ya know, in between stints in SE Asia and Italy (I know, I know; hard duty)I was stationed at Flint Kaserne for 3 years. I got rather proficient at skiing and imbibing at Berchtesgaden down the road. I also meandered through Eagle's Nest several times, but I'm sad to say the damn lampshades made of human skin were already gone. Some other lucky G.I. got there before me, I suppose.

Well played, Nick. I laughed. 
I say that knowing that some people will think it's unspeakably loutish to make light of anything Holocaust-related — even if it wasn't actually related to the Holocaust.
This leads to something that's been gnawing at me since that day.
Why — given the constellations of substantiated and documented Nazi depravities — would anyone fixate on, or repeat tales of, the single atrocity that most likely never happened? 
If you read my previous post, you'll know that I had a mildly amusing snark about her lampshade nonsense. Here's what gnaws: because so many people think it's unspeakably loutish to make light of anything Holocaust-related — even if it wasn't actually related to the Holocaust — the reality is...I didn't actually speak it. I merely posted it.
That was wrong.
I should have called her out on that shiat for the same reason I fact-checked her ass when she made false and misleading comments about our soldiers. Spreading that kind of ignorance not benign — it fuels Holocaust Deniers and revisionists, who are very farking not funny.
As penance, I'm not going to let that shiat slide anymore. 

1 chimed in:

Nick said...

*sigh*

i feel bad now.

i lied in my earlier comment. they totally had scads of lamp shades made from human skin at Eagle's Nest, maybe two dozen of them. and the curator let me play some pool using balls made from human bones.

i don't know why i do these things. i ALWAYS feel bad afterward and confess.

you would think i'd learn...