A Dangerous Guilt Complex
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For the Jews the [Holocaust] story has become an indispensable part of their religious heritage, very much like the plight Israel’s children had to endure in Egypt or the destruction of the second temple. For non-Jews as well, the Holocaust has gradually been transformed into a religious myth … Even the slightest criticism of Jews such as Elie Wiesel or Simon Wiesenthal has become taboo: if you criticize a Jew, you’re an anti-Semite. Hitler was also an anti-Semite who, as everybody knows, gassed the Jews. So anybody criticizing Jews paves the way to new gas chambers!
As primitive as it is, this kind of argument is remarkably effective. That’s what makes the revisionist struggle so exceptionally difficult: not only must we fight an uphill struggle against media censorship, repression and propaganda, but we must also overcome a kind of religious faith. As history shows, refuting religion with rational arguments is not exactly an easy task. But this struggle must be fought, and because the fate of future generations depends on its outcome, we had better win it. The Holocaust lie has poisoned Europeans and other white people of European descent with a guilt complex that threatens to destroy our self-respect and our will to survive.
For all those engaged in this struggle against an enemy with so much clout and virtually unlimited financial resources, the next few years will hardly be devoid of interest. For revisionists, at least, life is not tedious.
– from the Twelfth IHR Conference, September 1994.
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—John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
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|Title:||A Dangerous Guilt Complex|
|Sources:||The Journal of Historical Review, vol. 17, no. 4 (July/August 1998), p. 12|
|First posted on CODOH:||Jan. 23, 2013, 6 p.m.|