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Huckabee and the Holocaust

Huckabee and the Holocaust

Do Jews own the word "Holocaust"?


November 3, 2007

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(40) Rebecca, May 17, 2014 12:05 PM

not inappropriate

I prefer to use the word holocaust for the WWII Holocaust, since it has particular connotations related to that specific persecution and attempted extermination of the Jewish people, and I think it makes sense to use specific words for unique historical events, particularly ones which we should never forget. However, I don't think it's "inappropriate" or "insensitive for others to use the word for other government/society approved mass-scale murders of innocent human beings, including unborn ones, as is the case with abortion.

I actually find it offensive to insinuate that just because someone uses the word for a mass murder other than the WWII Holocaust, that they are 'trivializing' the plight of WWII Jews. Especially since, for all the differences, there are many similarities - such as the dehumanizing of a group of human beings, society at large looking away for years while millions are killed in brutal ways, and yes - even the complete burning of victims - just google "abortion burn fuel" and see what has recently been exposed in the news about this.

To say that the horrific murder of one group of people cannot be compared to the horrific murder of another group of people (in this case the Jewish people) is to say that the first group is somehow of less value or that their murder is less of an injustice. I don't believe that, because I believe that all people are created equal and endowed by their Creator - the one God - with an inalienable right to life. To choose to use specific words for each unique case is fine, as each life is unique, but it is not necessary, as all people also share a common humanity.

(39) Anonymous, December 1, 2007 7:02 PM

thought provoking question

This is a thought-provoking question. However, I believe that the Holocaust should connote what happened as we know it exclusively and the term should not be used to describe any other genocide and especially not to compare to abortions which is in no where near in comparison to the actual Holocaust. The Holocaust was so large in scope and what the Nazis did was so unthinkable and incomprehensible in nature that I think it is offensive to the 6 million Jewish and 2 million other victims to use the term whenever one feels it is convenient. I also don't like when people freely compare others to Hitler for propaganda purposes. There really are no comparisons when it comes to Nazi Germany and the crimes they committed

(38) Andy, November 14, 2007 12:24 PM

President Huckabee to the rescue

The reason many Jews [particularly liberals such as the ADL etc] took offense at his use of the word holocaust was because they don't see abortion as murder, [which the holocaust clearly was] or even as always something negative. If he used the term nuclear holocaust as in your example, it's my guess you would have heard barely a murmur. Gotta love that name Huckabee.If it wasn't so serious I'd vote for him on that alone. President Huckabee. Sounds right out of a comedy skit.

(37) Richard, November 11, 2007 7:27 PM

One more comment; The holocaust was also leagal just as abortion is leagal in America the land of the free and the brave.

(36) Kip Gonzales, November 11, 2007 6:24 AM

Holocausts still go on...

Im a gentile Christian, who has a great love for Israel und the Jewish people. I have read and studied about the Holocaust, or Shoah, since 1967. I have become very familir with what happened, and of course, it was the deliberate robbery and murder of six million Jews. When any political force annihilates any religious or ethnic group, it´s a holocaust. In 1931 Stalin killed at least 9 million Ukrainians who refused to submit to collectivization, and Mao-Tse Tung killed many more millions in his "Cultural Revolution". Pol Pot in Cambodia wiped out over two million of his own people in his short reign. When the innocent are led to the slaughter, and no one seems to care, it truly is a holocaust. (Proverbs 24:11-12) Today, among all the innocents being killed in the world, the greatest crime is the killing of the pre-born. "Pro-choice" is a lie; babies NEVER choose to die!

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