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CA school asks students to ponder whether Holocaust story was just propaganda
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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


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1 posted on 05/06/2014 8:53:51 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Yep kind of like slavery.


2 posted on 05/06/2014 8:54:36 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: chessplayer

The school superintendent is named Mohammed Z. Islam.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 8:56:06 AM PDT by elcid1970
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Good grief.


4 posted on 05/06/2014 8:57:06 AM PDT by livius
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To: chessplayer
Which means denying The US’s documented claim of the liberation of the death camps. Dwight was right! It needed to be filmed so future generations would believe it.
5 posted on 05/06/2014 8:58:51 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Vaduz

Ponder if the moon is made of green cheese.


6 posted on 05/06/2014 8:59:32 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: ArtDodger

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.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 9:04:49 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: ArtDodger

Yep...those emaciated bodies and corpses were just Hollywood props, like the moon landing!


8 posted on 05/06/2014 9:10:24 AM PDT by gr8eman (There's no "R" in Warshington!)
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To: chessplayer

Liberals deny the Holocaust while believing in the fantasy of anthropogenic climate change. Yup, they are that far removed from reality.


9 posted on 05/06/2014 9:11:31 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: cuban leaf
Ponder if the moon is made of green cheese.

Maybe, maybe not, but she's certainly a harsh mistress.

10 posted on 05/06/2014 9:12:14 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: chessplayer

There are so many more worthwhile for the students to be studying!


11 posted on 05/06/2014 9:20:27 AM PDT by cymbeline
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To: ArtDodger

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.


12 posted on 05/06/2014 9:23:35 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: ArtDodger
General Eisenhower understood that many people would be unable to comprehend the full scope of this horror. He also understood that any human deeds that were so utterly evil might eventually be challenged or even denied as being literally unbelievable. For these reasons he ordered that all the civilian news media and military combat camera units be required to visit the camps and record their observations in print, pictures and film. As he explained to General Marshall, “I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first-hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to ‘propaganda.’”

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.

13 posted on 05/06/2014 9:24:17 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: cuban leaf

Sure if they want to change history they have no limit kind of like the MSM.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 9:27:43 AM PDT by Vaduz
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Were Africans actually enslaved on plantations in the antebellum South, or is that story just a propaganda tool?


15 posted on 05/06/2014 9:32:21 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: elcid1970

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.


16 posted on 05/06/2014 9:34:28 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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In a surprising move, the UK has just made ALL films available on YOUTube!

the Holocaust reels will be in there -

http://britishpathe.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/british-pathe-releases-85000-films-on-youtube/


17 posted on 05/06/2014 9:44:48 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: DuncanWaring

Depends on how you want to change history.


18 posted on 05/06/2014 9:47:35 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: alloysteel

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.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 9:49:20 AM PDT by elcid1970
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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?


20 posted on 05/06/2014 10:01:40 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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And, as usual, the mis-named ADL holds its political Left position above anti-defamation principles in refusing to condemn this.


21 posted on 05/06/2014 10:12:09 AM PDT by glennaro
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Ike was no dummy by a long shot. He said he wanted every detail about the camps documented, photographed, and filmed, because he knew there would eventually be people who tried to deny it ever happened.

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.

22 posted on 05/06/2014 11:10:19 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: alloysteel

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.


23 posted on 05/06/2014 11:19:25 AM PDT by chessplayer
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