Traditional religious belief is mostly based on revelation. But that's also the trouble with it, because who says that "revelation" wasn't just an imagination. Epistemological both are quite close together.Elroy wrote:...
I respect your opinion of course as it may turn out to be so. The "afterlife" part of religious beleifs is certainly a spiritual fraud that provides the strongest of pulls for one to take faith. However the pull of the notion that the Holocaust is "overwhelmingly evidenced- materialistically, documentrarily and by witnesses that are independently documented"- may be fraudulent, but this belief is ingrained so strongly that opposition appears insane.
I think the fact that care about the Holocaust IS dwindling actually works to solidify the myth after a long long time has gone by. This is because a lack of care (which is most people today) detracts people from actually learning for themselves that the whole thing is a lie.
The "lack of care" is indeed quite common. Why don't people care? Because the distance gap between supposed event and present gets bigger. And then there is the factor of Holocaust fatigue. The repeated indoctrination attempts get boring and hence have a declining success rate.
The thing is that any beliefs can or in fact do have a religious nature. There isn't anything necessarily irrational about religious belief neither. In fact the idea of rationality does stem from Christian Philosophy that preceded the enlightenment period.Elroy wrote:In a few hours anybody can "rationally" liberate themselves from the "1.0" religious beliefs. But liberation from the Holocaust Myth takes months upon months of solid reading and viewing. People will just not take that time. The "Big Lie" technique holds true I think- that the people will continue to think upon hearing some facts that there must be some other explanation.
Once memory of the Holocaust is gone- the work is done- it has become an embedded myth.
The thing about the Holocaust Myth is that it's not just about the German's or the victims it has helped annihilate since.. It is about "Democracy". It successfully covers the truthfulness about political and economic realities masking the true totalitarian nature of our democracy's which are under a Jewish hegemony.
If the Holocaust Myth should break- the social order will inevitably be called into question- the common person does not realise the importance of the myth in this regard and why the myth must be upheld. It is the new "myth" that has replaced Christianity now largely in the West diverting the people back toward Jewish interests.
What makes the Holocaust different from other religions (at least in the West) is:
- That it doesn't pretend to be a religion, just some "historical fact" of importance, because it contains "moral lessons".
- That it is widely believed and taken very serious, while traditional religious believe of the West aren't really taken that serious.
- That it has quite some power backing of influential groups and people in government, media, civil society.
That the Holocaust is indeed a Myth doesn't depend on its veracity. The Myth character comes with its emotional load and importance it got to the public in general.
Elroy wrote:Another point is that "National pride" is a very very strong "pull" as well- like afterlife.
People cannot accept that in the most brutal war in history that we were or might have been "the bad guy" or that we went to war blindly with a nation that did not want war at any cost and killed a whole lot of people- the Holocaust Myth covers these other realities providing the comfortable good vs evil duality with us positioned at the good extreme of the moral compass.
I do not think it's going anywhere soon- the propaganda is immense.
I noticed that as well. If ones Granddad went to war with Germany / the Axis power, then how couldn't they be the "bad guys". That leads to credulity based on convenience. The twin of this fallacious "reasoning" is suspecting anyone that "denies the Holocaust" of being "a Nazi that wants to white-wash Hitler". With Germans it gets more complicated. They actually should have that kind of motive to "deny" the Holocaust, but they are of its fiercest offenders. For them it probably gets a bit more hot, since, if the Holocaust is wrong, the legitimacy of their political order (and credibility of their intellectual classes) will be called into question. I'm not saying that this is the conscious reasoning of German Holocaust Defenders, but it's the ulterior workings for them. Additionally there is the false pride of not admitting that one has been duped for so long.