One of the most successful strategies of leftists and totalitarians is erasing history. Absent history, young people grow up believing life was always as good as they have it today, as they fiddle with an e-toy invented only yesterday. When atrocities are not taught and intentionally remembered, students lose any chance of historical perspective against which to measure their own lives, thus they are easily triggered and con-trolled…like poor Greta…they open the gates of Rome to certain disaster.
Genocidal atrocities are rarely taught. The German holocaust against the Jews is one of the most remembered genocides, these anniversaries celebrated today, thanks to active work by heroes who keep the Holocaust memory alive. Genocidal atrocities will continue if students are not taught and instead are “protected” in safe places from thinking about the human capacity for inhumanity against their fellow man. Genocides and wars are almost always driven by an ideology pushed by those seeking power and control. Not much has changed about that down through human history, but so-called educators rarely teach that. Hitler’s NAZI extermination of the Jews, his “final solution,” at the time was supported by Muslims and still today is actively denied by Muslims, but unfortunately that Holocaust is only one of many such genocides.
Many other atrocities are buried. For example, the Turkish genocide against Armenians, and the Turks including their leader today are still in denial. Russians killed their entire military officer ranks, after they killed Poland’s officers… for the communist ideology, not in war time. Subsequently, tens of millions of Russians died when Germans attacked Russia and Stalin had almost no experienced military leadership to defend the country. Nevertheless, the next generation of Russian generals rolled their tanks into Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Muslim generals of the Islamic caliphate slaughtered millions of Hindu by the method taught by Muhammed (PBUH). Mountains were made of bones. In what is called ‘The bloodiest period in human history,’ historian Koenard Elst in Negationism in India gives an estimate of 80 million Hindus killed in the jihad against India. [Koenard Elst, Negationism in India, Voice of India, New Delhi, 2002, pg. 34. Mountains in India are called the Hindu Kush, meaning the “funeral pyre of the Hindus.” According to reports from 1899 in a statement made by Indian religious leader Swami Vivekananda quoting Muslim historian Firistha, Muslims slaughtered over 400 million Hindus during an 800 year Muslim rule, bringing the Indian population down from 600 million to 200 million at the time. Firishta wrote the Tarikh-i Firishta and the Gulshan-i Ibrahim. If Muslims indeed slaughtered over 400 million people in India, the Muslim genocide around the world would exceed 890 million victims, still ongoing.
“When the Mohammedans first came we were said – I think on the authority of Ferishta, the oldest Mohammedan historian – to have been six hundred millions of Hindus. Now we are about two hundred millions.” — An interview of Swami Vivekananda, published in Prabuddha Bharat. April, 1899 and compiled under heading ‘On the Bounds of Hinduism’. 400 million Hindus dead.
The number of Christians martyred by Islam is 9 million [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-10].
Renowned British missionary-explorer David Livingstone estimated that for every slave who reached a plantation, five others were killed in the initial raid or died of illness and privation on the forced march. [Woman’s Presbyterian Board of Missions, David Livingstone, p. 62, 1888] “Those who were left behind were the very young, the weak, the sick and the old. These soon died since the main providers had been killed or enslaved. So, for 25 million slaves delivered to the market, we have an estimated death of about 120 million people. Islam ran the wholesale slave trade in Africa.”
Jihad killed the Buddhists in Turkey, Afghanistan, along the Silk Route, and in India. The total is roughly 10 million killed. [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-1.] 10 million Buddhists murdered.
Islamic jihadists have all but wiped out the long dominant 4000-year-old monotheist religion of Zoroaster, or Zarathustra in ancient Persian, and jihadists today still destroy its relics and temples.
Yet Americans and other countries have elected Muslims to their congresses and governments and political leaders and media demand that citizens tolerate Islam’s cultural jihad and its intolerable, medieval practices. Muslims, the archetype for hypocrisy and intolerance, demand and are foolishly rewarded hate crime laws to prosecute those who speak these historical facts against their death cult, meanwhile they flagellate themselves, march in their infamous streets shouting death to America and Israel, and their religious leaders endorse stoning, beheading, mutilation of women, brainwashing of children and suicide bombing. Is there a word for conscious genocide of your own people and culture?
Millions of Chinese died in China, not in war, but by starvation due to policies of their revered Chairman Mao Zedong. Starvation got so bad that the government put up propaganda posters to convince people not to eat their children. The 3-year famine, recorded as the worst in history, was caused by Chairman Mao’s “Great Leap Forward” wherein thousands of years of Chinese culture was destroyed and replaced by communist ideology. Historian Frank Dikotter estimated that there were 45 million premature deaths from 1958 to 1962. Yet today Chinese still celebrate Chairman Mao. And Americans allow these brainwashed Chinese to buy and steal research, media, from universities like Harvard and the government. No doubt Chinese have also infiltrated other countries. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/harvard-university-professor-and-two-chinese-nationals-charged-three-separate-china-related
There was the Rwandan genocide remembered in the well-done movie Hotel Rwanda. A similar atrocity is happening today in Nigeria.
In Cambodia, remembered in the movie The Killing Fields, more than a million Cambodians were killed by the Cambodian communist Khmer Rouge regime 1975 to 1979. And similar atrocities by communist ideologues occurred in the other countries in Southeast Asia, Vietnam, and Laos AFTER Americans and America’s allies pulled out of Vietnam. But communists like Bernie Sanders sit in the U.S. Senate, are candidates for U.S. President, thousands of them teach our children and grandchildren, are talking heads on mainstream news, and sit today as Secretary General of the United Nations. What are “We” thinking?
British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on November 20, 2003, that as many as 400,000 Iraqis died and were buried in Saddam Hussein’s and his Baathist party’s mass graves in Iraq. “They are Kurds, killed because of their ethnicity. They are Shiites, killed because of their religion. They are Sunnis, killed for their political views. They are Egyptians, Kuwaitis, and Iranians, killed because their lives meant nothing to Saddam Hussein, his sons, and their followers.” [quote: Andrew Natsios, Administrator U.S. Agency for International Development January 2004.]
There are many more of these atrocities. But these days who knows these things? Who cares? Keeping the Holocaust memory alive – as done by many Jews – should be our example, the example for the world, of teaching these atrocities so that they are remembered and never repeated. But instead people ignore or erase bad history, tear down statues, defile the symbols of the culture we inherited and instead elect or allow election of mayors, attorneys general, governors, prime ministers, presidents, and legislators and watch media talking heads covertly or actively supporting the ideologies that caused these atrocities. Experience speaking through millennia of human history says what will hurt you is what you don’t know and what you think you know. That hasn’t changed. Caveat Emptor [Latin, Let the buyer beware.] Here’s looking at you, kiddo.
“For fools rush in where angels fear to tread,” (1)
Though the one looking at you t’is to dread
Mine’s name is Alexander Pope.
What’s yours? Lest I give up hope.