Most anti- semites have enough brains to steer clear of the Holocaust. They avoid a the subject and move straight to Israel. Unfortunately , I get to read the Beavis
(Mr 167 IQ ) and Butthead (Simon Jones) of anti semitism. These verbose neaderthal knuckleheads love to dance around the Holocaust.
" Still, there is a lot to be learned from the annex- particularly as it regards the cocerns, predjudices and priorities of at least one of the reports star authors, Dr Ali Mazrui, a political scientist and an Africanist who hold the Albert Schweitzer Chair at Suny Binghamton.
Prof Mazrui comment focuses on the generally accepted meaning of the term Holocaust. He deplores as Judeo- centric the tendency to use it to solely refer to what he describes as the 12 year experience of the Jews under Nazi intolerance,
In Mazrui's view it is critical that this term not be reserved exclusively for the Jewish experience. According to the professor American children need to know that genocide was part of the birth of this nation.
He insists that the Holocaust begins at home
Some may note an immediate flaw in Mazrui's argument . Obviously there is another readily available term that serves the professor's purpose - the one he uses initially genocide."
An aside to those who would like to hear how Native American's themselves on this issue can go to Bad Eagle. Dr David Yeagley runs a site and disagrees with Mazrui's
assesment. The topic has been discussed at length by Native Americans on Bad Eagle.
The Native American experience was a dreadful chapter in our history but it does not compare with the Holocaust.
" Thus whether or not its appropriate or not to teach school children genocide was integral to Americas birth (it is doubtful that NY parents actually want this notion handed down to their children as accepted wisdom )Mazrui himself demostrates that it isn't necessary educationally or symantically to broaden the meaning of the term
Hollocaust thus depriving it of its Judeo - Centric charachter. Why then is Mazrui dead set on fighting this battle ? Why is he so disturbed by the fact that Holocaust has come to describe the mass murder of 6,000,000 Jews by Hitler and his collaborators ? Wherefrom this obsession- an obsession so pronounced as to provoke him into submitting a seperate annex to a long public doccument ?
As it happens Jewish scholars and essayists came rather late (the second half of the 1950's ) to view that one specific term Holocaust ( or, in Hebrew Shoah) should be used to refer to the Nazi slaughter ."