Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:31 PM
ck4829 (16,040 posts)
National Review: Obama shouldn't have insulted the Nazis like that, calling them 'senseless'
If you’ve ever needed proof that for many conservatives, there is nothing the President can do right, this should put that question to bed forever. In a January 28th post in the National Review, their beef with the Commander-in-Chief was that he called the Holocaust “senseless violence.”
President Obama issued a statement yesterday to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. He noted that survivors who bore witness to “the horrors of the cattle cars, ghettos, and concentration camps have witnessed humanity at its very worst and know too well the pain of losing loved ones to senseless violence.” (We noted below how some in Europe chose to mark the day, which takes place each year on January 27, the day Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz.)
So, because there was organization behind the murder of six million Jews, it made sense? Or is it because it made sense to some people, the Holocaust wasn’t senseless? Yeah, my head is spinning too. If, as a country, we can agree upon one thing, let’s please agree that the attempted extermination of a large portion of the population makes no sense. Those who did follow the Nazi party, generally did so out of fear – not fear of the people who were trying to conquer all of Europe – fear of people who had very little, if any impact on their lives. That is misguided. That is deluded. That is dangerous. That is senseless.
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National Review: Obama shouldn't have insulted the Nazis like that, calling them 'senseless' (Original post)
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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:54 PM
Nye Bevan (16,319 posts)
3. I guess their point is, that given that the Nazis were determined to murder all the Jews,
from their point of view the Holocaust made sense.
But what this misses is the senselessness of wanting to murder all of the Jews in the first place.