Post by Agandaur on Dec 16, 2021 2:04:06 GMT
With us or against us (the false dilemma)
The phrase "you're either with us, or against us" and similar variations are used to depict situations as being polarized and to force witnesses and bystanders to become allies or lose favor. The implied consequence of not joining the team effort is to be deemed not a friend or even an enemy.
Jesus quote similar utterance with:
Jesus Christ, in Matthew 12:30 and Luke 11:23 of the New Testament of Christianity, said, "He who is not with me is against me
Lenin used this as a pretext for joining his Communist party:
Hilary Clinton said:
"It is with absolute frankness that we speak of this struggle of the proletariat; each man must choose between joining our side or the other side.
on September 13, 2001: "Every nation has to either be with us, or against us. Those who harbor terrorists, or who finance them, are going to pay a price."
Those who claim that discussing the Holocaust is antisemitic is creating the same false polarization, the same false dilemma.
While it is OK to publicly support the notions of burning blood, self cremating corpses and children thrown into the fire alive by axis powers, it is a grave sin and antisemitic to question those claims, even if profoundly untrue.
This is how the term "denier" originated; nothing of the Holocaust must be questioned. "Either you love us or you hate us" is the dichotomy in their minds; it is this that is being promulgated. Fingers are pointed. There is attempts at naming and shaming.
Of course the truth is one could be completely indifferent; even if one points out obvious mistakes with compelling evidence the fingers are still pointed with scorn.
It is indeed a philosophy based on profound arrogance and ignorance..