Ed wrote: petethefeet wrote: alexanderb wrote:
although I fail to see how nationalist socialism will inherently lead to more tyranny than Capitalism, or any other authoritarian political "ideology"..
Something to do with putting entire races of people in ovens to make the world a better place.
To be fair, the holocaust is often dragged out as the nadir of humanity, but that doesn't make it more disgusting than genocides in Darfur, Rwanda or Bosnia that have followed it. None of which were conducted by "Nazis".
I find it more disgusting than other genocides because of the precision of the job they did, and the fact they came very close to actually achieving their goal of wiping out an entire race in a pretty short space of time. Don't get me wrong, any genocide is utterly tragic and disgusting, but come on...6 million didn't die in Darfur, Rwanda and Bosnia combined. Not even close.
"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar;
I love not Man the less, but Nature more."