I would love it for a definitive proof that there was no Holocaust to be found and presented.

It would cleanse the Germans of a terrible sin and the Jews of their miserable defeat.

This is one thing that makes the ostracism and fanatical hatred on the part of Jewish gatekeepers of “Holocaust deniers” so ugly. But it is easily understood: there is a whole industry devoted to implausible exploitation of this event.

They came for the Holocaust deniers first; what’s next, imprisoning Keynes deniers?

There is such a thing as atrocity propaganda during a war, and in a savage global conflict like World War 2 (in which the Germans surrendered unconditionally and so took no part in “writing history”) we should expect plenty of it.

The Holocaust issue comes down to whether there was mass cyanide gassing which some indeed deny. There is no controversy regarding whether many Jews were enslaved or starved or killed in other ways.

For myself, I am irritated at “reducing” a huge event like this to the Holocaust. It was after all a world war with invasions and battles and sieges and tanks and ideologies and politics and economics and all the rest. The overall suffering brought about by it far exceeded that of the Jews taken separately.

My Jewish grandfather, Isaac, was in the army intelligence during WW2, finishing as captain. His future wife, my grandmother, evacuated as far as Azerbaijan. He fought at Stalingrad; took part in taking Berlin at the end; and walked all the way back to Russia afterward, freeing the captured Soviet troops along the way.

(They had gathered up a good number of men, but Stalin believed that the captives must’ve surrendered out of disloyalty or cowardice, and so when they came back to Moscow, he had them sent back to his own labor camps.)

Interestingly perhaps, for the duration of the war, he changed his name from Isaac Israelevich (Isaac son of Israel) to Alexey Ivanovich (Alexey son of Ivan) so that he would not be instantly tortured and killed if he were captured, especially since his duties included sneaking behind the enemy lines to kidnap and deliver a “tongue,” i.e., a German officer to be interrogated. That’s also why my mother’s middle name is Alexeyevna, not Isaacovna, the Russian tradition being that a child’s middle name is the suitably modified father’s first name.

Both survived, though a large branch of my mother’s family was murdered by the Germans; but they were not the pathetic victims Jews have been made out to be. It’s lucky for me, too; I wouldn’t exist otherwise.

The Holocaust was a shameful event in the history of the Jewish people. (Issac once told me there was no way he’d up and march into a gas chamber like a lamb to the slaughter; he’d attack a guard instead and die less dishonorably.)

It is perverse to see it celebrated in popular entertainment and dwelt upon as if some defining moment of modernity.

The first rule of the Israel lobby is:

you do not talk about the Israel lobby.

Do military men realize the obvious fact that they are just particularly deadly government bureaucrats? They

  • work for the state;
  • they kill for the state;
  • they are paid for the killings by the state;
  • they die for the state.

Soldiers, generals, and politicians are not in conflict; they are a single chain of command, in which its every member is fully responsible for whatever injustices he perpetrates.

For example, Vietnam veterans were not “betrayed by gutless politicians”; rather, the veterans themselves betrayed their own humanity by their monstrous acts of violence and destruction.

David Marcus advertises for Ocasio-Cortez:

She has “falsely” claimed, you see, that

AIPAC has paid politicians to ignore right and wrong and simply do what their Jewish benefactors demand.

This claim is absurd on its face and makes reference to centuries old claims that greedy Jews are subverting decent society with their big bags of shekels.

Well, of course Jews pay off politicians. Everyone does; that’s what the politicians are for — for sale. (And that’s a good thing — I, for one, like my Democrats less socialistic and more corrupt.)

But Jews are the smartest ethnic group on the face of the earth and therefore rich; they are clannish, ruthless, and therefore able and willing to buy congressmen. What’s “false” about that? Jews should be proud of their political savvy.

(Of course, Jews would not have anywhere near the influence the do have if the American Christians did not support them, but that’s another subject altogether.)

In fact, they should pay Omar and AOC to take their side. I imagine these girls are easily corruptible.

The second claim is that American Jews who support Israel are engaged in dual loyalty. That their real allegiance is not to the United States but to Israel and Judaism.

Many are not. Some are. Be smarter and learn to discriminate, David. Oh, and speak for yourself. You are trying to make Jews into pathetic victims again. You are an embarrassment, so keep your mouth shut.

They say there are no atheists in foxholes.

On the contrary, there are only atheists in foxholes.

A Christian would understand that he would burn for committing his mass murders and find a way to escape the war ASAP.

Some of those who minister to “veterans” are laboring under the delusion that there is no difference between saving innocents and killing them. For them, both are equally masculine, presumably because they involve “power.”

However, the former is true masculinity; the latter is complete betrayal of it.

Creative power to bring light into the world and destructive power to murder, plunder, and sow chaos and misery are polar moral opposites.

Case in point: “Veterans Should Never Go Hungry.”

But why? For the evil that they do, “veterans” deserve our contempt, exactly as the politicians who command them.

They should go hungry. Always.

They are no different from the Mongol Horde, an army of darkness.

The 20th century abolished warfare as an institution by converting it from a somewhat rational limited war into total war, i.e., total madness.

We libertarians must strive not to restore this dubious enterprise but to abolish it, too, except from the opposite direction of —

As part of that, it will be necessary to de-legitimize soldiering as a profession.

Just as we do not romanticize slave hunters, neither do we have anything positive to say about the brainwashed killers for the state people call “veterans.”

Privately, veterans should be called to repentance and urged to atone for their crimes by making themselves useful to society within the free market.

This takes the cake as the most meaningless PC piece I’ve ever read (so far).

I mean, she gave them cotton; it’s not like she took it away.

If she had stolen the cotton, I’d understand why they were upset.

It’s just one robotic NPC sentence after another, like

The first lady’s actions, while I don’t think were intentionally malicious, are indicative of an urgent need for education and dialogue around race, history, and culture at all levels of American society.

No, we urgently need less “education” (propaganda and brainwashing) and “dialog” (autistic screeching) about this nonsense. Shut up and mind your own business!

I hope Joy Pullmann accepts it as a compliment that when I was reading her admirably hard-headed article on child care, I though it was written by a man.

A federal court rules male-only draft unconstitutional.

This is a terrible decision.

It may weaken the military physically, which is fine, but it will wound us intellectually.

For women to fight wars is a perversion of natural law. Presumably, men sacrifice their lives to protect women and children, not thrust them into battle. Two wrongs, or three — conscription, war, and feminism — don’t make a right.