Monday, June 12, 2006

The Politics of Holocausts

Steve Sailer discusses the politics of different holocausts.

The reason you almost never hear about the Ukrainian Holocaust, unlike, say, the Armenian Holocaust of 1915, is that among "Stalin's Willing Executioners" (to use Berkeley historian Yuri Slezkine's phrase) in the Ukraine, secular Jews were vastly over-represented in proportion to their small numbers

Stalin went out of his way to assign Jewish secret policemen to the collectivization of the Ukraine because, being a close student of all that is twisted and hate-ridden in history, he knew that Jewish Communists would be the least likely to show mercy to the Ukrainian peasants due to the ancient ethnic animus between the farmers and the Jews employed by the ruling Polish nobles as rent and tax collectors, a hostility which culminated in the pogroms of the 1648 anti-Polish uprising in the Ukraine.

This is certainly an interesting topic as the politics of the Jewish holocaust are a constant part of any debate on Israel and Mid-East politics.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tried emailing this to you...
NPR: Bush meets with Kaplan, Kagan, and Cohen

Bush Huddles with Aides on Iraq Strategy
Listen to this Don Gonyea
President Bush discusses Iraq after meeting with his interagency team on Iraq at Camp David, Md., outside Washington. AP
All Things Considered, June 12, 2006 ยท President Bush spends Monday at Camp David with his national security team and his Cabinet. The president is considering U.S. options in Iraq and new ways to help that country's fledgling government. NPR's Don Gonyea reports from Camp David.
I caught a bit of a story on NPR about Bush meeting with a group of "experts" at Camp David. The correspondent mentioned that Bush also had lunch with Michael Vickers, Eliot Cohen, Robert Kaplan, Fred Kagan, and in addition to meeting with his Nat'l Security Team.

6/12/2006 09:03:00 PM  

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