Sunday, February 17, 2008

Prejudices

Lipsdat writes, “As I have said here before antisemitism and, for that matter, racism are prejudices. The etymology of the word tells it all: pre-judge, i.e. don't confuse me with the facts I have already made up my mind.”

Twenty-five years ago Lipstadt had already made up her mind about revisionist arguments regarding the WWII German WMD (“gas chambers”). She has pre-judged those arguments for decades, her position being that there is no, can be no, “other side” to the Holocaust story. The Germans acted with a “unique monstrosity” toward others and there’s an end to it. In short, it is wrong to pre-judge some matters and some folk, but okay to pre-judge other matters and other folk.

So tell us Professor Lipstadt: Can you provide the name, with proof, of one person who was killed in a gas chamber at Auschwitz?

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