peterm1988 wrote:There's a difference between trying to kill 30,000,000 and doing it versus trying to do x and killing 30,000,000 in the process.
What difference exactly? You see what is the purpose of remembering the holocaust?
To prevent further holocausts? LOL of course not, millions have died in conflicts that have gone almost unnoticed. The purpose is to allow us to be complicit in the murder of millions and the terrorisation of tens of millions while still retaining a sense of moral superiority.
You see Western governments must refrain from organising gas ovens. Western governments must refrain from organising genocide. So western governments must refrain form doing things that they wouldn't want to do anyway. What a hardship. What moral sacrifices we make!
Take the Khmer Rouge. They'd already killed up to 2 million people before Reagan and Thatcher threw their support behind them in the eighties. Remember that even though they weren't in power any longer in Cambodia the Khmer Rouge were considered such moral upstanding citizens of the world community that they were allowed to keep their seat at the UN. But just imagine the Khmer Rouge got back into power and murdered a another million people. What would the retort of the West have been: "We didn't do it on purpose. Its not our fault. We're not responsible." And of course if any western officials, leaders did feel a bit guilty they've only got to fire up another holocaust documentary so as they can feel all warm and fuzzy about how morally superior we are.
What people seem to ignore is that its actually worse when people kill without intention. If you're part of the victim people it actually creates less anger if the slaughter is intentional. When it was revealed that America had murdered eight hundred thousand people under Iraqi sanctions, so as they could have cheap gas, do you think it soothed Arab and Muslim anger that Americans didn't give a fuck, that Americans had barely noticed at best? Un fucking believable, this was after we'd called on the Iraqi people to rise up and then sat back while Saddam slaughtered his own people (as the saying goes) in the hundreds of thousands. But lets never forget we're morally better than the Nazis. We park the 5th fleet in Bahrain to defend democracy, but of course that's OK because we're better than the Nazis. Earlier of course we supported Saddam in his war of aggression against Iran. We supplied Saddam with chemical weapons and tried to blame Iran when he gassed the Kurds, but of course that's OK because we're better than the Nazis.
Just compare it to relationship break up. Which creates the most anger, when your partner splits up with you screaming "I hate you, I hate", or they just dump you out of indifference because they've found someone more exciting, better looking
When some brave warrior in Utah clicks the mouse button and splatters some family of women and children across the rubble in North Pakistan, do you think it makes it OK that it wasn't intentional. Do you think it makes it OK that most Americans are more concerned with the latest episode of Dr House?