Depth Charge wrote:I have difficulty accepting that people who spend thousands of posts (thus probably hundreds of hours) 'debating' the intricacies of this farce, and still maintain that it happened, are doing so in good faith. Especially when said people appear to be reasonably articulate and intelligent. Any honest and halfway intelligent person will deduce the obvious after a few hours non-biased research, moreso for someone who has spent years dissecting it.
Got to admit, that I find this also difficult at times. On the other hand there is the power of paradigm. That means that any old and new information is interpreted in accordance with the paradigm. In that morgues become gas chambers, shower heads become gas application devices. Seriously sick emaciated people, become gas chamber victims. Sonder- words suddenly are all words for extermination, so does Umsiedlung (resettlement). I'm sure you also know examples of this, and I could give others. You may have noticed that any document that seems to support the industrial homicidal gassing thesis is accepted without questioning. And that anything that contradicts that thesis is simply Nazi Propaganda.
So it's not wrong to say that you are dealing with similar phenomena one can observe in religious cults.
But consider other incentives:
- There is no risk in believing in the Holocaust and no obvious gain in openly disputing it.
- Questioning it is intellectual laborious and you may even have to deal with some psychological issues as well.
- Promoting the Holocaust openly is even rewarded, some people make even 'n well paid career out of it.
- Attacking Holocaust deniers is also free of risk - and we no of people were that also involved rewards.
Depth Charge wrote:Therefore I submit that those posting there are deceitful, scumbag zealots. And as such, wasting even 10 minutes of your day on extremists -- and they are extremists -- like this, is pointless. These are the people who probably popped some champagne on the night of 9/11, like their compatriots arrested in New Jersey, then went to work the next day crying crocodile tears. The same type of scum who pull up a couch on a grass hill to celebrate the destruction of Gaza.
These are the people you're dealing with here, and not the type who need to be won over.
Indeed debating with those quibblers and mud-slingers isn't really worth the effort, unless this is for a first time experience. Rather spend your time researching and summarizing serious stuff or have a good meal with a bear.