Daily Archives: 9 August, 2006

god hates jews (just like everyone else)


the simplest hinderance…  auschwitz-birkenau, poland


…multiplied and electrified  auschwitz, poland


the infamous gates (Work Frees)  auschwitz, poland


disposal…  auschwitz, poland

seems rational, right? he allowed the senseless extermination of millions of his children who just wouldn’t buy into the jesus myth… or maybe i have it wrong and satan is more powerful than god… no, wait, it WAS god, but he was trying to teach us a lesson… no, that’s not it… the “promised land” was actually heaven, see, and the jewish got it all wrong, thinking that it was some parcel of earthly real estate, and what better way to correct this silly misconception AND bring all his chosen ones home in one graceful swoop.. i mean ungraceful… i mean tragic… er… i forget how this game is played… the rules seem malleable, but is it: omnipotent deity, unaccountable to logic, reason and evidence with vaguely-stated mission, conflicting and contradicting messages open to misinterpretation, own-able equally by everyone’s self-serving agenda, on everyone’s side simultaneously, there to give us strength in our trivial moments of selfish indulgence, prison time and football, believe it as given, don’t question it, god cannot be second-guessed (he can only be “interpreted”… understand the difference? i don’t…)…? what have i left out? too much…
i’m not clever enough by half to continue that thread…
too much coffee… but what i really wanted to write about seemed crass and appalling… that is, my appreciation for nazi efficiency… walking around the grounds of birkenau, i was struck by just how methodical ones hatred can be. i understand provoked moments of rage, but premeditated extermination on a grand a scale is simply shocking… more shocking still, is that one man with a vendetta can implement the apparatus for ritual genocide… and incite others to carry out his will…
its noble that the two auschwitz camps are open to the public as a living memorial, museum and history lesson, and if you’ve even walked through the gates, you’d have to be completely detached from humanity to not feel the slightest bit of sorrow for the people slaughtered here. but so what? it didn’t stop the khmer rouge in cambodia, or ethnic cleansing in bosnia, rwanda, the sudan, tibet, uganda, east timor… i worry that when the last survivors of these camps are no longer alive, maybe one generation removed, it will be all too easily lost… even with the preservation of these camps, it will be all to easy for people to either forget, ignore, or dispute…
affected? yeah, i was…