All this “antisemitism” (or is it anti-Zionism) swirling around Labour and lefty politics again is utterly crass – pure PC perversion.
Our statement on the remarks of Jackie Walker about Holocaust Memorial Day: https://t.co/FpBUld768t pic.twitter.com/pjyPzkQVvy
â” HMDT (@HMD_UK) September 28, 2016
Look, the word “holocaust” was in the Jewish lexicon as a sacrificial burnt offering long before the Nazis came along. Given the nature of the gas-ovens “final solution” meted out to enormous numbers of Jews in Germany and German-occupied Poland during WWII, it makes perfect sense to accept it having been branded “The Holocaust” – and worth remembering why.
And, sure even “The” holocaust involved significant numbers of Roma being conveniently dealth-with, we know that too.
But to dilute the particularly Jewish gas-ovens rememberance of The Holocaust with anything simply branded “holocaust” since, is to disrespect that memory and devalue the word. We are, sadly, not shortÂ of other state-sponsored human disasters, with or without “genocidal” political intents and/or actual results – lest we forget. It does those victims a disservice too, to simply lose them underÂ a generic label. We might as well have a rememberance day for anything politically considered evil.
Effectively, Holocaust denial,Â remembering nothing in particular.Â All labelling is “identity politics” and self-identification is ultimately what matters.
Watch that Jackie Walker video where she talks about Holocaust Memorial Day in full here: https://t.co/JbBtQkR6QH
— Kate McCann (@KateEMcCann) September 28, 2016