Skip to comments.CA school asks students to ponder whether Holocaust story was just propaganda
Posted on 05/06/2014 8:53:51 AM PDT by chessplayer
The school called this an exercise in critical thinking, but the most important lesson from this Rialto school is that its educators need instruction in it. This middle school tasked its eighth-graders to study whether the worst genocide of the 20th century actually happened, or whether it was a myth designed for political and monetary gain. It also sent students to an Australian Holocaust-denier website for one of its principal sources
Yep kind of like slavery.
The school superintendent is named Mohammed Z. Islam.
Ponder if the moon is made of green cheese.
Years ago, I met a guy at the gun range who had been to one the camps in WWII. He certainly believed what he had seen.
He also had a nice couple of K98’s that were “Liberated” from one of Goring’s command’s. Nice old gentleman, who is probably gone now.
Yep...those emaciated bodies and corpses were just Hollywood props, like the moon landing!
Liberals deny the Holocaust while believing in the fantasy of anthropogenic climate change. Yup, they are that far removed from reality.
Maybe, maybe not, but she's certainly a harsh mistress.
There are so many more worthwhile for the students to be studying!
Dwight was right! It needed to be filmed so future generations would believe it.
And they claim the films were faked. And this guy won’t even be reprimanded because that would be islamophobic.
Some Son-of-a-bitch will claim it did not happen, or was just made up for the benefit of Jews.
There were actually some 12 million people who died in the camps, not just the Jews, though they made up about half the entire number.
Even the most innocuous of dissent was grounds for suddenly finding yourself on the trains to the death camps. And homosexuals were by no means exempt, as they today somehow believe themselves to have some kind of immunity.
Even Robespierre was not immune to retribution when the Committee of Public Safety turned against him.
Sure if they want to change history they have no limit kind of like the MSM.
Were Africans actually enslaved on plantations in the antebellum South, or is that story just a propaganda tool?
Obviously a made-up name by some recent convert.
Isn’t a name like that kind of like “Jesus H. Catholic”?
NOBODY would have a name like that.
In a surprising move, the UK has just made ALL films available on YOUTube!
the Holocaust reels will be in there -
Depends on how you want to change history.
The story about a California school pushing Holocaust denial was brought up by Glenn Beck this morning, aka Jesus H. Christ, & his assistant now known as G-d C. Bible (no joke).
True fact: the ruler of Uzbekistan is Islam Karimov.
Counter to almost all the comments so far, I think this is an excellent approach for teaching kids to be critical of sources, to examine evidence versus opinions, the motives of witnesses, how participants hide their responsibility, and how political movements distort the past to use it for current ends. How the material is taught will make all the difference; I do not believe for a minute that the intent is to whitewash the Holocaust.
There is no more horrific, significant, and compelling episode in human history than the Holocaust. No student, unless mentally-ill, who actually looks at the real evidence can fail to be engaged and gain moral perspective, nor will they accept the patent lies and distortions promoted by the deniers. But at least some might learn how deniers and frauds structure their presentations to persuade ignorant, or emotionally-motivated believers. (Hopefully they will not see that as a set of instructions).
What if some of the kids developed the habit of questioning what they see on the internet and television, or ads for bogus products, or the lies and promises of Alinskyite politicians, or fake birth certificates?
And, as usual, the mis-named ADL holds its political Left position above anti-defamation principles in refusing to condemn this.
Too bad he didn't foresee the era when making fake documents, photos, and video is so easy that teenagers routinely get away with making themselves whatever sort of ID or prescription they want.
Give it another 25 years and the Holocaust will be officially declared a myth in the west and any evidence it happened will be destroyed. Propaganda is so effective even Jews will be convinced it never happened.