Cheapening the Holocaust

The Holocaust memorial in Maitland has added an exhibit on George Floyd.

This is the perfect illustration to my first post of the day. These bastards cheapen the Holocaust like this, and it no longer means anything.

When you contrast this casually contemptuous attitude with Clive James’s 900-page primal scream over the world-ending tragedy of the Holocaust, it becomes clear that we have given over our power to name things and make meaning to the most stupid, venal, and cruel amongst us.

7 thoughts on “Cheapening the Holocaust”

  1. // Clive James’s 900-page primal scream over the world-ending tragedy of the Holocaust

    Which book do you refer to? I checked wiki but saw no books of his on Holocaust.

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    1. Because people are idiots. They are incapable of processing anything but the table of contents. Cultural Amnesia is described everywhere as “mini-biographies of artists” when the only thing it has that approximates it to a biography is dates of birth and death. I almost didn’t read the book because who cares about mini-biographies?

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      1. // Cultural Amnesia is described everywhere as “mini-biographies of artists” when the only thing it has that approximates it to a biography is dates of birth and death.

        May you write a short review of it one day? You leave nice quotes all the time, yet the great theme remained a mystery so much I didn’t recognize which book you referred to.

        Haven’t started reading it despite great quotes since I don’t recognize most names of those people. If somebody is ignorant like this, is it still worth to try reading this book?

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        1. By “don’t recognize most names of those people,” I meant recognize 21 names, and around half of them only vaguely.

          It sounds like a great book for people who already have vast cultural knowledge. What about others?

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        2. I will write a long review once I’m finished. The book isn’t about those people at all. It’s about the devastation of the Holocaust. We don’t know many of them precisely because the culture they created was wiped out. That’s the whole point of the book.

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  2. Same thing with people throwing the Nazi word around to mean anybody they disagree with. I close the video/article as soon as I read that because you just know the person is making an emotional argument as opposed to a rational fact-based argument.

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