I just praised Sumner Redstone for working for the US against Japan by breaking Japanese codes during World War II. That’s still good, but now, in his picture on the business page of the NYT, what does the background say? “Simon Wiesenthal Center.”
I guess they should be grateful. Almost every rich Jew owes his money to Hitler. If it hadn’t been for Hitler, there would have been no Holocaust. Without the Holocaust, there would have been no Israel. And Jews would not have benefited in other ways from the sympathy. Any time a Jew is accused of anything, the immediate cry is, “Holocaust! Anti-Semitism!” And the Anglos back down. Without Hitler, many Jews would still be living in rural Poland, Ukraine, or Belarus, if it hadn’t been for Holocaust. So, Redstone and his fellow Jewish billionaires owe their billions to the poor Jews who died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz and the other death camps. But I do get tired of hearing about it.
When I grew up in Alabama, we used to celebrate Confederate Memorial Day, which arguably is the same sort of thing — a holiday remembering those who died for a lost cause. But it wasn’t on the front page of the NYT every other day. It was more a family thing. Israel should thank the Holocaust for its existence, but why do we, the United States, have a Holocaust memorial on the National Mall when as far as I know, no American citizens died in the Holocaust. Have a memorial to Jewish war veterans? Sure. But the Holocaust museum is to some extent anti-American, because it criticizes Roosevelt (implicitly or explicitly) for not invading Europe sooner to shut down the concentration camps.