Jeff Jacoby has a thought-provoking post up on Facebook. it’s good enough that I think he probably should have put it in the globe if he didn’t.

Here’s a piece of it:

Some thoughts on Yom Hashoah / Holocaust Remembrance Day:

I have often made a point of recalling the names of my father’s parents and siblings who were murdered during the Holocaust: His father and mother, David and Leah Jakubovic, his sisters Franceska and Alice, and his brothers Zoltan and Yrvin. His family was transported to Auschwitz in the spring of 1944. All but my father were killed.

But who killed them? That I don’t know.

The killers were so many.

Jeff goes on at great length to painstakingly list as many people who might have been considered responsible for the deaths of his family members and so many others.

I tell him, in the comments:

Who, or what killed them?

An idea. and an idea offered humanity by the supposedly smartest guys in the room.

I want you to seriously Ponder the words of Victor Frankl on this point:

“I am absolutely convinced that the gas chambers of Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Maidanek were ultimately prepared not in some ministry or other in Berlin, but rather at the desks and in the lecture halls of nihilistic scientists and philosophers.”

Do you still wonder why anti-Semitism is on the rise in our supposed institutions of higher learning?

The Holocaust is what happens when we turn our futures over to these supposedly smartest guys in the room.

Ponder once again the supposedly anti-intellectual strain going through worldwide politics.

As I said last December…

“I’ve noted before that this is a worldwide trend we’re dealing with, involving the rejection of the establishment. The election of Trump is a symptom of that, as is Boris Johnson winning in the UK… and what else can we call the humiliation French president macron has been suffering in France? What else can we call the protests in Hong Kong? What else can we call the rejection of the politics of Angela Merkel in Germany? I suggest these are all part and parcel of the same thing… A rejection of socialism.

People around the world who have been watching for the last five or six decades, and seeing socialist policies enacted, and seeing the horrendous results of that enactment, are rejecting it in numbers like we have never seen before. The people in all those areas above feel betrayed, and rightly so.”

That in turn brings us to the subject of Jewish people voting for Democrats, which I regard, quite frankly, as self-destructive.

All of the above is why.

I hasten to add that Hitler’s Germany is hardly alone in this.

All brands of socialism… Including the so-called Democratic socialism, are directly responsible for the deaths of countless millions, in places like the Soviet Union, Cuba, Latin America, Africa, China, North Korea, Vietnam, the list goes on and on .

In all of those cases, all those people died, because the supposedly smartest people in the room so decided.

Addendum Eric

A couple of points.

First of all, even though nobody’s accused me of it, let me make this absolutely clear….

By no means do I mean to minimize the suffering of the Jewish people under socialism. I merely point out that the Jews were not alone in this, and it wasn’t just Hitler. The root of the whole thing, the commonality of them all is #socialism.

Second point, yes, Hitler was a socialist. If I have to explain that to you, you haven’t been reading here for very long, and that you certainly are no student of history, beyond what the government schools and the leftist teachers that they employ have told you.