Brilliant – just brilliant. US Capitalism pioneered the art of selling by positioning seductive women to move products. Russia reaches a new low with the Miss Hitler 2014 beauty pageant. Figuratively warming up the cold ghost of Hitler this way is sure to encourage those fascinated with sources of darkness, as well as win over other foolish people.
While I’m generally optimistic on the direction of Humanity there are far too many to whom “enlightenment” means tolerance, free speech, and an approach so “non-judgmental” that it excludes setting standards of decency and justice and applying them universally. In short – the prevalence of such confusion is a result of pervasive double-standards and false equivalencies. For too long we have allowed our love affair with moral ambiguity to confuse those who should know better and encourage those who like it that way.
This is nothing new. Prior to WWII many in Europe were party to what Hitler was accomplishing. I’m proud that the first book published by Something or other Publishing was an expose of previously unknown history in this regard, called Genocide Revealed. This volume discusses the role of Miklos Horthy, the first antisemitic ruler of Europe, who instead of being prosecuted is considered a hero in his native Hungary.
Why is it that antisemitism is globally fashionable again, 70 short years since arguably the worst genocide in the history of the planet was perpetrated against the Jews? Many participants call it anti-Zionism, as though that is a relevant distinction.
Personally, I see little difference between hating the homeland the Jews created in response to the Holocaust and the attitudes that caused it.