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You know those ranchers who think it’s okay to kill off wolves because they feel entitled to use the land for raising sheep and cows?
Fuck those people.
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Damn! Damn! DAMN!!! Oh my gosh!
The reason American education talks about the Holocaust so much is because it makes them seem like big heroes during WWII. The Nazis were evil on such a historic scale that virtually ANYONE would look like true blue heroes just by fighting against them. Saving the Jews is a big source of national pride.
However, if the USA was REALLY trying to save the Jews, they would’ve gotten involved in the war much earlier, they would’ve planned the invasion of Europe before the invasion of North Africa, and they would’ve bombed the train lines to Auschwitz as soon as possible instead of leaving them alone.
The United States operated Japanese internment camps during WWII. They closed their borders to Jewish refugees. They did not behave as heroes. They were just less bad than the Nazis.
By the time the camps were liberated 6 million Jews and 5 million others had been murdered. This is not counting all the millions of people who died merely because they were fighting the war or got caught in the middle. The existence of the Holocaust turned WWII from just another global conflict over entangling alliances and national interests into a battle between good and evil.
The USA, Britain and the Soviet Union did not “save” the Jews. They saved what was left of the Jews. 6 million out of 8.5 million Jews in Europe had been murdered. That’s not a rescue. That’s prioritizing defeating your enemy and just happening to put an end to their genocide in the process.
My grandfather needed shelter during WW2, the only countries that would take him in were Fascist fucking Italy and Imperial fucking Japan.
Reblogging this because it’s a big point of confusion. People think that because US schools play up US hero-worship in WWII that this society gives a fuck about Jews. Incorrect.
Never forget that Big Damn Hero FDR (and Churchill, but everyone already knows he was an ass) knew about the camps by ‘41 at the latest, ordered the Navy to force boatloads of Jewish children back to Occupied France, avoided attacking German forces in Poland altogether because it would have revealed the camps’ existence, etc., etc., etc.