I keep hearing about this Amazon thing. Maybe some day I will try it.

Why is the Holocaust more important than the Pol Pot's

atrocity in Cambodia?

Can someone tell me why?
Permalink WorldRover 
April 18th, 2017 12:32pm
Because it happened in Europe.
Permalink Io 
April 18th, 2017 12:41pm
If they are the same in term of atrocity, they should be mentioned at the same time and they should have the same reverence. Otherwise, you are saying Jewish people are above everyone else.
Permalink WorldRover 
April 18th, 2017 12:42pm
It's too complicated for your little brain. Go back to your toys.
Permalink Yoda 
April 18th, 2017 12:44pm
What doesn't happen in Europe?

1. The Viking massacre of native Celts.
2. The Roman massacre of native Celts and others.
3.
4.

I can go on and on.
Permalink WorldRover 
April 18th, 2017 12:44pm
OK, you are telling me that Jewish people have "special" status.
Permalink WorldRover 
April 18th, 2017 12:45pm
Who hands out the "special" status?
Permalink WorldRover 
April 18th, 2017 12:46pm
Does it come with money? Like handing out a bag of money and get a special status?
Permalink WorldRover 
April 18th, 2017 12:47pm
Because who cares about the gooks? The hebes look more like us.
Permalink Hater 
April 18th, 2017 12:53pm
I see. Europeans are Jewish.
Permalink WorldRover 
April 18th, 2017 12:56pm
Dr. H, you are Jewish! Stop pretending otherwise. lol lol
Permalink WorldRover 
April 18th, 2017 12:57pm
I'm sure Pol Pot legacy resounds a lot louder in South East Asia.  It's all about context, eh?
Permalink Kenny the Robot 
April 18th, 2017 1:02pm
Holocaust is only important in the USA and Europe.
For the rest of the world it is just a footnote in history.
Not unlike the Khmer Rouge episode for us.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
April 18th, 2017 1:15pm
It isn't more important.

Why do you insist on comparing atrocities, and trying to rate them against each other?  Is this your attempt to make some atrocities less atrocious than others?

Or is this your attempt, given the focus on the Holocaust since it's Passover, to throw sand in people's eyes by saying "it's not that important, Pol Pot's atrocities were worse"?

All atrocities are bad, okay?  Saying one is bad isn't saying another is less bad.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 18th, 2017 1:18pm
There are more atrocities, between heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.  Don't demand we list them all before we can oppose even one.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 18th, 2017 1:20pm
I'm fine with what you said, Hubble. We all need to understand, prevent and condemn evil acts.  However, I am against giving out "special victims status". We have to be fair or we have to hand out the Irish special victim status, the Russian special victim status, and so on.

The worst thing that I hate is "ohhh, poor him/her. Take it easy on them. They had 1000 years of persecution".  Shit, you can take many different group of people and give them this status; not just the Jewish people!
Permalink WorldRover 
April 18th, 2017 1:32pm
Strawman.  Nobody's saying "Ooh, poor him/her, take it easy on them, they've had 1000 years of abuse!" -- except you.  YOU are saying that.

Perhaps some people are saying "You know, anti-semitism has NOT gone away, there's quite a few people thinking Jews run the finances of the world, that it's okay for a country to their south to be lobbing grenades into their territory, that monthly terrorist incidents are something they "just have to put up with", after all, they're Jews."

And then when Jews complain, they say "Aw, buck up, we're not going to let you argue 1000 years of abuse entitles you to ANYTHING!  Everyone's Abused!"

But as it's written "There are none so blind, as those who will not see".
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 18th, 2017 1:54pm
Because Jews
Permalink AntiAntiFa 
April 18th, 2017 2:19pm
I have friends who survived the Nazi death camps, and I also have friends who survived Pol Pot.

They were similar. But there were differences.

Pol Pot the torture was a bit worse. There was more of an interest in causing intense pain. With the Nazis there was more an interest in suffering followed by death.
Permalink Scott 
April 18th, 2017 3:01pm
Colour of their skin.
Permalink Student programmer 
April 18th, 2017 3:30pm
Colour
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You just gave away your nationality! You are either a Brit, Aussie, or an Oz.
Permalink WorldRover 
April 18th, 2017 3:33pm
Or an English speaking South African.
Permalink WorldRover 
April 18th, 2017 3:34pm
Or an English speaking Hong Konger.
Permalink WorldRover 
April 18th, 2017 3:35pm
Or Canadian.
Permalink Kenny the Robot 
April 18th, 2017 4:15pm
"Pol Pot the torture was a bit worse. There was more of an interest in causing intense pain. With the Nazis there was more an interest in suffering followed by death."

OTOH I don't think Pol Pot ever intended to wipe out a whole nation (not that trying to eradicate a whole social class is better).
Permalink Yoda 
April 18th, 2017 4:22pm
The industrialization of the machinery of death. Killing millions is not a hard task. It becomes an order of magnitude more evil when you take the time and effort to invent "assembly lines of death" to make it more *efficient* to murder lots of people.
Permalink Pie is a lot better than ... 
April 18th, 2017 11:57pm
Here is my opinion. Here are my values.

Killing 100,000 people is easier, simpler, and less morally problematic than cutting a man's throat by your own hand and watching as he bleeds out.

Do you agree or disagree?
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
April 19th, 2017 12:29am
Too easy to do it when you lock people up and pumping in gas. However, the Russian intelligence service prior to the founding of KGB had killed thousand of people by hand. You should have read how the guy in charge did it himself. Talking about evil...but then when it was his turn he cried like a motherfucker!
Permalink WildRiver 
April 19th, 2017 12:36am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavrentiy_Beria
Permalink WildRiver 
April 19th, 2017 12:38am
The shower scene?
Permalink Just Me 
April 19th, 2017 1:16am
"However, the Russian intelligence service prior to the founding of KGB had killed thousand of people by hand."

Nazis tried mass murder by shooting people at first too, but realised that it's too emotionally exhausting for the members of the execution squads (Einsatzgruppen). That's why they switched to gassing.
Permalink Yoda 
April 19th, 2017 3:43am

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