* By Moose
It is not enough to say that we, the West, Jews and the Hebraically Challenged alike, have learned nothing from the Holocaust. If only that were that true. Were it so, would not have created monsters like this.
No, worse, we have actually learned. All the wrong lessons.
There are millions of Norman Finkelsteins. This is the mainstream, well respected view of one of the leading lights of the modern Academic left. Progressive, humanist, liberal, secular. Interested in human rights. Appalled by the Shoah. Notice the reference to Hitler. Also notice the refreshingly honest reference to "The Jews"...
Remember, he is talking about Hizballah.
Do not fall into the trap of calling him a looney and thus dismissing him. I am tired of people suggesting that these people are stupid, deluded or crazy. That is the left's preferred line too. Finkelstein is not crazy. Neither is Ahmedinejad, Khamenei, Nasrallah, Bin Laden, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad. Neither was Muginyeh. Or Hitler. Especially Hitler. Look at what calling him a harmless loon did.
No, these people are highly intelligent, articulate, effective and ruthless. Just on the OTHER SIDE.
Evil exists. Evil is not stupid. Evil has no boundaries, no rules, no scruples, no expected patterns. Indeed, it would appear to be outsmarting us.
I suppose Christians are less surprised by this kind of thing than I am.
* Moose has contributed positively and flamboyantly to life in Australia, and if people disagree Moose doesn't care anyway. Moose is not renowned for religious fanaticism, ungrateful demographic invasion, support for terror, demanding special privileges or changes to foreign policy unlike some other minorities they could mention. Moose enjoys the freedoms to question, ridicule, reason logically and call a spade a spade. Moose also likes alcohol, bacon, Israel, and uncovered females unaccompanied in contravention of Sharia law. Not necessarily in that order, or all at once. Moose also enjoys Mohammad cartoons, articles by Mark Steyn and videos of jihadis getting theirs.