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This one deals with religion, if you want to create a flamewar of atheist v. Christian, this is not the place to do so and any such comment threads will be frozen when they start.

Now....forward to the post:

I think one of the forgotten goods of history has been the actions of the Pope John XXIII during the Shoah. Pius XII was and is a bit controversial, but John XXIII should be one of the Righteous Among the nations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_XXIII

He was one of those who saved the honor of the Church.

Others who deserve mention are:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer

^This man was one of the leaders of the German resistance to the Nazis.

Then there's ol' Pius XII himself:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pius_XII#The_Holocaust

He hid Jews in the monasteries of the Church, saving them from Nazi evil.

And last but not least is the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rescue_of_the_Danish_Jews where Denmark deliberately defied the Nazis and saved most of its Jewish population.

Even in the midst of darkness and evil, there was light. And the light was good.
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Time for a good old school rant on Slobodan Milosevic:

My opinion on such men as Hitler and Stalin is that they are remembered for targeting white men with methods traditionally used on non-whites without anyone much giving a fuck at the time. Mr. Milosevic rose to power and committed horrific acts of ethnic cleansing, ending the 20th Century in Europe as it had begun, with trouble and ethnic cleansing in the Balkans. However I think a good chunk of that is the Slavic double standard. It's been my experience that Slavic powers as a rule get called on things that evidently are just fine for Germanic or Romance-speaking nations to do.

While Russia and Serbia behaved monstrously to their subjects, it bothers me that the ethnic cleansing and expulsion of Germans from places they had lived in for centuries was perfectly kosher. Milosevic in the 1990s did precious little different from the Allied Powers in the aftermath of World War II, which were quite content to expel any and all ethnicities deemed "hostile" to the future peace of Europe in order to redraw the map. Yet somehow one is acceptable and the other isn't.....

While Milosevic did evil, and was responsible for one of the last of the 20th Century massacres, I do wonder why the expulsion of the Germans a time ago was considered acceptable then by the very powers that deigned to lecture the Slavs...
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If the Nazis and the Soviets had been dictatorships with non-white victims, nobody would have really given a crap here in the Anglosphere. It's only because their victims were white that anything negative is said about them at all. It's why you never hear of Imperial Japan and what it did, or Mao's evils, or Pol Pot and the most evil dictatorship in all of history, or Idi Amin Dada or Bokassa or any such non-whites who did horrifically evil and barbaric acts.

But because the Nazis and Soviets treated white men as white men were accustomed to treating non-whites, Anglosphere media cryeth "Oh, how totally dreadful and horrible!" "Pol Pot who?"

....

>.
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I dedicate this post in the Forgotten Evils to the first German genocide of the 20th Century.

The Kaiser's army was dealing with the Herero, a pastoralist African tribe. The Herero got a little too feisty in the German view of things, and so the Kaiser's army resorted to the simple expediency of killing any of them that chose not to surrender immediately. The minimum estimate of how many Herero died in this was half of them. The maximum puts it just shy of three quarters of them. A neighboring people, the Namaqua, were also victims in this, losing half of their own population.

Colonialism in Africa later led to use of the same methods in Europe on "white" men, which IMHO, was the real crime of Hitler and Stalin in terms of how they've been interpreted. As long as the victims were brown folk, that was fine. When pink folk started dying the same way, the same behavior became atrocious and horrible, despite having been such all along:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herero_and_Namaqua_Genocide


 


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In the memory of the Christian Armenians ethnically cleansed in 1915, I offer these few simple words:

"Kyrie eleison,
Christie eleison,
Kyrie Eleison,
Christie Eleison."

"Our father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on Earth as it is in heaven,
lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen."


 

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One of my ancestors was this man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_of_Guise. The reason I have him on this list was that he helped orchestrate the St. Bartholomew's Square Massacre. Effectively, one of my ancestors was guilty of orchestrating a crime analoguous to genocide, and that is one of my real problems with having such people like that in my family tree. I'd list my ancestors that fought in the Crusade, but none of them were generals, so....*wan smile.*

This man was responsible for the death of thousands of French Protestants for no greater a crime than their disagreement with their Catholic Brethren over who was and wasn't a proper Christian. And as God says "I YHVH am a Jealous God, avenging the sins of the fathers unto the sons unto the third and fourth generation...."

And yes, I know that three and four generations have already passed, thank you.
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As I said on a Christianity community, whoever had the bright idea to spread the Gospel to this particular Asian should be shot in both knees, strung up, and disemboweled before being strung up, and a sign hung around his neck that says "The Road To Hell Is Paved In Good Intentions."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Xiuquan

^The man in that link was witnessed to by a missionary inspired by a Presbyterian. He had been having visions of a figure that told him to slay "evil devils." Upon learning of the concept of God the Son, he considered himself God's Chinese Son. He received most of his Christian information from our Bio-Denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention (Liang Fa only spurred his interest). Having learned of the Christian religion, he proceeded to start a millenarian war that murdered 25 million Chinese. This is Mao Zedong under Christian ideals, and Mao even admitted as much.

That's right. Missionary talks to one dude, who promptly proceeds to spark a civil war at the same time as our own and kills 25 million people for Jesus. Much as I believe in spreading the Gospel, there are some for whom it is not intended. This guy was one of them. And the nightmarish part I could see is if he attempted to Maoize China a century earlier, he would have been acclaimed a hero of the Faith by the Christian powers of the era for having brought true religion in place of paganism.

Since Hitler and the Nazis and Tojo Hideki and Imperial Japan came along and succeeded him. he's been forgotten. And yes, this is the second Chinese person in a row. The next individual's going to come from somewhere different.
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In the 1940s, when Adolf Hitler was in the process of killing the Jews, it was known about and publicized at the time. People would not believe it, because white men were more decent than that. Hitler was killing Jews, Gypsies, and Russians at an alarmingly quick rate in 3 years, and nobody could bring themselves to stop it, or to care about it one way or the other. The Nazis turned entire towns into smoldering ruins and charnel houses, and the democracies and dictatorships alike did nothing to stop it. The Nazis slaughtered millions, industrializing death the way so much else had been, and nobody raised a voice to complain about it. The Allies knew of the camps, knew of what was in them. Nothing was done until Hitler's empire was crumbling. One of the things that I'm proudest of that the Allies did was that American forces arrived at Dachau and saw those vermin dumping the corpses of the Jews, saw it, and slaughtered every last one of the viri that had been corrupting their own souls that way.

Similarly, Japan invaded China in 1931, and fought a war with it for 14 years. It performed biological warfare experiments, intending to create bubonic plague bombs. It engaged in suicide war tactics against the US Army. The IJA killed hundreds of thousands in single incidents, acting like their European barbarian counterparts, reducing ancient cities to graveyards. Japan ruled its empire with equal barbarism to the Nazis, both treating their contemporaries like subhuman beasts, which is what Chinese, Koreans, Acehnese, Javanese, and so many others were to Japan, and Russians, Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Byelorussians, and Ruthenians were to the Germans. The Army intended a last hurrah of Japan that would have meant the death of an entire culture, all in their fanaticism and fire.

And Italy, the ones that are mocked as incompetents? People forget that Benito Mussolini invaded Ethiopia, fighting people armed with oxhide shields and spears with poison gas and tanks, dealing immense death to the Amhara and the Oromo. The Italians also acted with brutality in their North African colonies, and the Mussolini regime was the most tyrannical in Italy since the days of Augustus Commodus.

That was the Axis Powers. Remember that, the next time you call someone a Nazi. Remember that the Axis were not a meaningless term, they were a very real coalition of genocidal expansionist nations that would have left all Earth in ruins had they won.
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"To keep you is no gain, to lose you is no loss," said Saloth Sar, now known as Pol Pot...

before he murdered 1/4 of his own people for the Materialist Dialetic of the Left.

That, as a proportion of death in 3 years is at least on par with Adolf Hitler.

Tuol Sleng exceeded Auschwitz in terms of the dead it left in its wake, too.

Communism is evil.

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