EXCERPTS EXPLAINING SITE:
- A Danish paper publishes a cartoon that mocks Muslims.
- An Iranian paper responds with a Holocaust cartoons contest
- Now a group of Israelis announce their own anti-Semitic cartoons contest!
JOKES AT OWN EXPENSE:
Suppose you have this fat kid in class.
Everybody’s making jokes on him for his fat ass.
Now let’s see what he can do:
If he cries or runs or shies away, they’ll just make more jokes on him and he’ll feel worse.
Or, he can say stuff like: “yeah, I’m so fat when I swum in da sea the whales started singing ‘we are family‘”
If he takes it easy and jokes on himself, nothing’s gonna hurt him, cause he already said it himself, see?It can become a source of pride, like for example: “Oh yeah, but I’m so fat I can date two girls without them knowing about each other"
ON THE HOLOCAUST:
If something is holy, it means we can’t joke about it. If we can’t joke about it, how will we see it has become wrong?
Some people say the atrocities which people performed in the Holocaust were so unthinkable and inhumane it’s as if the Holocaust has happened on another planet.
I don’t subscribe to that point of view. Because I think it’s important to remember that these were people doing stuff to other people, and this means the Holocaust could happen again.
And you know what - IT HAS HAPPENED AGAIN. More than once in the past 60 years.
Want an example? 1994, in Rwanda, a country in Africa, The majority, the Hutus, massacred the Tutsis, the minority. They killed an unknown number of people, take your pick, somewhere between 800,000-1,200,000 people.
So what if they had no gas chambers, it doesn’t matter. What matters is this was a racially based genocide. Just like the Holocaust.
The world watched. Nobody did much. A couple of aid agencies and stuff.
Who cares? It’s just some poor black people in the third world.
So, you think we’ve learned anything by making the Holocaust this unique, never before, never again thing?
I think not.
that started the whole brouhaha.
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