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POPE BENEDICT PROMOTES EMBRACE OF THE HOLOCAUST
May 12 2009
Jerusalem, Israel – The Holocaust continues to stand as the most brutal, destructive, and famous of orchestrated mass murder in the modern era. Though other genocides occurred before the mass extermination in Europe, and many have occurred afterwards none have captured the attention and disgust of the world in the
same way. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, there are still many who deny that that the holocaust ever took place, using the same hate and fear that prompted the near eradication of entire race. Now the Pope has come out against those denials and encouraged Christians across the globe to embrace genocide.
Pope Benedict XVI promoted the embrace of one of the ugliest periods in human history during a speech at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. It stands as one of the most direct comments on the events of the Holocaust by a Pontiff and is seen as many as furthering the cause of those seeking the eradication of Holocaust deniers. The Pope, of German birth and a member of the Hitler Youth, hopes to bring Catholics across the world to the cause of Jewish extermination.
“The Catholic Church has had, to put it mildly, a mixed message when it comes to the Holocaust. Pope Pius XII and the Church probably saved hundreds of thousands during the actual Holocaust but never spoke out on it publicly which could have potentially saved millions. As popular as the Holocaust has become in recent years, it’s hard for people to believe that in its time the Holocaust was totally unappreciated,” said Scrape TV Historical analyst Lars Luger. “Over the course of the intervening decades books, plays, songs, and movies have enshrined it in people’s memories and made it without a doubt the best known and most popular state sponsored mass killings in history. Sure there are a handful of people who don’t believe but it’s hard to believe they are important enough to warrant special attention by the Pope.”
Other less popular genocides include the Black War in Australia, The Vendée in France, and the Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Empire which is so unpopular entire countries deny it ever happened.
“When it comes to extinction level event amongst humans most countries are reticent to admit their involvement. Whether it’s a result of the popularity of the Jewish genocide or something native the German people, they are one of the few countries that seem proud of their participation. They have preserved work camps and even established a memorial on the same street that
Hitler lost his life on. In that way Pope Benedict is acting in the best of German tradition,” continued Luger. “By drawing attention to the genocide and the successes and failures therein the Pope is setting up future generations in the best way possible to be able to contribute to future genocides.”
Rwanda, China, Laos, Ethiopia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and more than a dozen other countries have engaged in the mass slaughter of civilians since the end of World War II showing that despite concerns about denials, many have learned the lessons of Hitler’s genocide across the world.
“It’s only been in the last fifty or so years that the term Holocaust has really caught on amongst the mainstream. The word itself is old but in reference to genocide, specifically the Nazi genocide, has only been in use as of late. Many people tend to forget that, or perhaps deliberately ignore it,” continued Luger. “Really there’s no one better than the Pope to remind people of genocide and state sponsored mass murder. From the Crusades to the Spanish Inquisition, no one has done it more effectively or with more aplomb, except perhaps the Nazis. With the Pope keeping things fresh in the minds of all Catholics, a billion people will always remember the essence of genocide.”
Africa, the most war torn continent on the planet is currently in the beginning stages of multiple genocides. Reportedly the governments of Sri Lanka and Burma are working towards the same goal.