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March 13, 2017

“the Auschwitz selfie” and Leni Riefenstahl

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, movies, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:42 am

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2017/03/smile-auschwitz-selfie-why-holocaust-memorials-have-failed

A recent news article, about taking a selfie at Auschwitz, ends with this quote:

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When you allow the Holocaust to symbolise absolute evil, it does not warn you to be vigilant. Rather, it comforts you, because this or that crisis cannot be the same. It allows you to take refuge in distance and in difference; and it becomes trivial enough almost to warrant the terrible phenomenon known as the “Auschwitz selfie”. Aylan Kurdi, goes this line, isn’t Anne Frank. Katie Hopkins isn’t Leni Riefenstahl with a pen.

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How many of these young visitors to Auschwitz know who Leni Riefenstahl is?

I wrote about her on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/

3 Comments »

  1. The news article stated: “When you allow the Holocaust to symbolise absolute evil, it does not warn you to be vigilant. Rather, it comforts you, because this or that crisis cannot be the same.”

    I think that it was/is deliberate. The Holo-scam whitewashed the 2 bloody locomotives of Globalism – Britain and the United States of America – and so prevented them from becoming unusable. Globalism, not Nationalisms as often repeated, led to unparalleled tragedies. But Globalism won WW2 and now owns the world (especially the Western part of it). Thus the advocates of Globalism need to distort history in order to make their ideology prevail over its alternatives with deceptive moral lessons from a manufactured past. They know that: “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” And since they want to shape our future according to their views and agenda, they work very hard to control our past and present. Hard to deny that negative moral lessons from the bloody past of Britain and the US would damage the present and future of Globalism. Crucial for them not to let anyone highlight all the things destroyed by Globalism and all the suffering caused by its crusaders. Distracting the masses with the manufactured demonizing history of a Nationalist regime is a good way to achieve this. The only lesson our youth is allowed to learn from the past, is that more Globalism (more mass immigration, more race-mixing, more uniformity, less group distinctiveness & separateness, less borders, etc.) is the only cure for all our ills.

    (Don’t confuse Globalism and globalization.)

    Comment by hermie — March 14, 2017 @ 4:47 am

  2. You wrote: “Wouldn’t a journalist put a question mark after this?”

    Yes, you are right. I have corrected it. Thank you for catching that error.

    Comment by furtherglory — March 13, 2017 @ 5:14 pm

  3. “How many of these young visitors to Auschwitz know who Leni Riefenstahl is.”

    Wouldn’t a journalist put a question mark after this?

    Comment by Jett Rucker — March 13, 2017 @ 3:13 pm


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