Holocaust Lesson: Genocide Always in the Name of ‘Human Rights’

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During the negotiations over the mounting crisis, Prague had to accede under Western pressure to one German demand after another. It agreed on making the Carlsbad Eight Points the basis for negotiations.  As tensions mounted along the borders in the summer of 1938, Czechoslovakia went on military alert. The Czechoslovak military being based mainly on a system of emergency reserve mobilization, the Western states exerted pressure on Prague not to mobilize, so as not to provoke Berlin. Prague persisted anyway and was denounced by some in the West for war-mongering.

In late summer 1938, Prague agreed essentially to the whole of the Carlsbad program. On September 13, before the SdP could formally respond to this capitulation, an intifada-like revolt broke out in the Sudetenland. Organized by the SdP, the rioters attacked Jews, Czechs, and democrats, and fired on many Czechoslovak policemen. London and Paris then increased pressure on Prague. On September 19, they proposed to transfer to Germany all parts of Czechoslovakia in which the population was more than half German; in exchange, they offered Czechoslovakia an international guarantee for its new boundaries after partition. In fact, no such formal guarantee was ever received. Earlier, the same two powers had pledged to defend Czechoslovakia sovereignty over its entire territory.

On September 29-30, 1938, the leaders of Europe met in Munich and sealed the fate of Czechoslovakia by agreeing to transfer the Sudetenland to Germany. No Czechoslovak representatives were present. They apportioned parts of Czechoslovakia to Germany and other parts of the country were awarded to Poland and Hungary. On October 1, the German Wehrmacht entered the Sudetenland, where most Czechoslovak fortifications happened to be located with almost no opposition. They then rapidly expanded the areas under their control.

German propaganda immediately clamored about the alleged denial of national and human rights of those Germans still living within the rump Czechoslovakian state, demanding recognition of their rights to self-determination. On March 15, the German army completed the destruction of Czechoslovakia by seizing military control of all the remaining parts of the country. On March 16, 1939, the German army occupied Prague, and the rump Czech state ceased to exist. Thus were the Sudeten people at last liberated and granted their national rights of self-determination. In all these events, not a single country had lifted a finger to save Czechoslovakia.

In 1938, in the midst of negotiations over the settlement of the Sudeten conflict, Czechoslovakia’s president, Eduard Benes, had warned the West: “Do not believe it [is] a question of self-determination. From the beginning, it has been a battle for the existence of the state.” Several years later, after Sudeten self-determination had been granted and Czechoslovakia had ceased to exist as a country, Benes—then in exile—observed that “such a concept of self-determination is a priori a denial of the right of self-determination of ten million Czechoslovakians and precludes the very existence of a Czechoslovakian state.”

There are, of course, many differences between the Sudeten story and the Middle East conflict, the most important being the absence of a Hitler in the latter. This said, a large number of parallels between Sudeten and Palestinian self-determination are worth noting.

In both cases, the campaign against the “oppression” of a minority group in fact served as an instrument for aggression against the state in which they lived. Since 1948, those who would destroy Israel have steadily insisted that they were acting out of moral high-mindedness and compassion for their “Palestinian” brethren, simply trying to help the latter achieve self-determination, though their goal is far more aggressive than that.

The campaign for “Palestinian self-determination,” like its Sudeten forerunner, has not the slightest connection with concern over the human rights and civic treatment of “Palestinians.” Those who exaggerated discrimination and oppression against the minority showed little interest in their plight in neighboring German and Arab countries. The Arabs’ assault on Israel has been based on a determination to drive Israel out of their Lebensraum. As such, theirs is another example of the twentieth-century tendency to disguise naked aggression in the self-righteous cloak of promoting self-determination.

“Palestinian self-determination” serves as the banner for Arab aggression against Israel. In both cases, the minority group whose “oppression” formed the rationalization for aggression in fact enjoyed toleration and democratic rights that were completely absent in the neighboring countries where its ethnic brethren formed majorities. Refusal of the neighboring states to accept the presence of an “alien population and state” within their Lebensraum led to war. Both the victims of aggression were social democracies and states with extensive “progressive socialist” structures and high standards of living.

If the Oslo process results in “Palestinian” statehood, will this end the Middle East conflict or mark an intermediate stage of transition to a new form? Will the “Palestinian” state discover the plight of oppressed and mistreated Arabs remaining in the rump Israel, much as Germany demanded further concessions for Czech Germans in the rump partitioned Czechoslovakia? That seems inevitable, as such demands have long been heard by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Arab states. Arabs of the Galilee, the Negev, the Triangle, and then those in Ramla, Haifa, and Jaffa will also demand their self-determination. A Galilee Liberation Organization is yet to be heard from.

The world chose to ignore the evidence that demands for Sudeten self-determination were a Nazi device to disguise military aggression aimed at destroying the self-determination of another nation; might something similar happen in the Middle East? It remains to be seen whether “Palestinians” will be permitted to fulfill their role, assigned to them by the Arab states, of the Sudetens of the Middle East.

Western powers have chosen to blind themselves to the misuse of the campaign for self-determination, and to the ambition by aggressor states to use “self-determination” to liquidate the target state. The powers bewail the sufferings of the minority group while ignoring the fact that the campaign on behalf of their “rights” are serving to delegitimize and weaken the democratic states being targeted for destruction.

So will Great Britain (with its Ulster, Scotch, and Welsh problems), France (with the Corsicans and Bretons), Belgium (with the Flemish and Walloons), Spain (with the Basques and Catalonians), and Canada (with the Quebecois) have any doubts? No, they are all likely to agree on one thing: the “Palestinians” are morally and politically entitled to “self-determination,” no matter how this jeopardizes Israel’s security or even, as in the Czechoslovak case, its very existence. Self-determination for the “oppressed” minority is assumed to provide an instant, just, and sublime solution to a conflict. Westerners (and the rest of the world, too) dismiss challenges to the legitimacy “Palestinian” self-determination with the same unthinking and indignant self-righteousness as their grandfathers did in the 1930s with regard to Sudeten self-determination.

But what moral basis is there for such self-determination? “Palestinians” always identify themselves as Arabs. That being the case, why are over twenty sovereign Arab states, in a territory larger than that of the United States, not sufficient? And if Palestinians are not Arabs, why do Arab leaders never demand, at least not audibly, self-determination for those Palestinians not under Israeli control—such as in Jordan and Lebanon, or in the pre-1967 West Bank?

It has become a matter of near-universal consensus in recent years that “Palestinian self-determination” stands at the heart of the Arab-Israeli conflict.   It does not.

Such people ignore the fact that for a century nearly every form of aggression, irredentism, and xenophobia has wrapped itself in the banner of self-determination. Twentieth-century aggressors feel a need to present themselves as defenders of the downtrodden and friends of those souls seeking self-determination. Other examples of aggressors claiming to be fighting for self-determination for minorities or for oppressed peoples include Spain’s invasion of Mexico (to protect tribes from the Aztecs); Japan’s invasion of Manchuria, China, Indochina, and Burma; and Russia’s occupation of Eastern Europe. More recent examples include Vietnam’s occupation of Cambodia; Russia in Afghanistan; Iraq’s aggression against Iran and against Kuwait; and the Serb invasions of its several neighbors, including Bosnia and Kosovo. This historic pattern should give pause to anyone hearing appeals about the rights to self-determination.

For decades, “Palestinian self-determination” has being utilized to threaten Israeli self-determination. The PLO has often repeated that Oslo is part of the “plan of stages” by which all of Palestine, including all of Israel, will be liberated in stages. The Arab states have been even less reticent about promoting the ultimate goal of dismantling Israel.      If the Arabs ever get their way and get to carry out a second Holocaust against Jews, it too will be in the name of protesting “abuses” of “human rights” and the need for self-determination for “Palestinians.  But the ruse of Arab fascists and their fellow travelers is not new.

Westerners seem unable to imagine that any form of self-determination is morally or politically objectionable or ethically deniable; therefore, they tend to receive the self-determination argument with understanding and approval. Ever since Woodrow Wilson devised the term, Westerners have tended to give “self-determination” the benefit of every doubt, even though many of the most horrific conflicts on the planet have been fought in the name of just this “self-determination.”  The Arabs already have 22 states.  More than any other ethnic group on earth.  They deserve no more.

The West must recognize that any form of “Palestinian self-determination” will result in a major escalation of Arab aggression and terror, seeking a new genocide of Jews.

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  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    The Western powers at at place have always betrayed the nations considered "a small change" to the crocodile of the time. The unfortunate Czechoslovakia was betrayed to cannibals twice: first to hitler, later to sovetskih… And mind: Czechoslovakia was a member of their club unlike Israel – a pariah! See 4.4 in

    http://www.resonoelusono.com/Imminent.htm

    In fact, now the situation in Eurabia is worse than in the 1930s. Now the entire nations like Norway (formerly 100% Christian) voluntarily self-liquidate themselves by letting in islamic piranhas and allowing them to multiply and proselytize. They have already capitulated themselves. How can one expect them to see Israel still refusing to capitulate?
    http://www.resonoelusono.com/DeclarationForIsrael

  • flomper

    If Germany had not been treated so brutally by the so called "Allies" at the end of WW1 there is a strong possibility that history would have been much different. These very same "Allies" resisted Germanys peace overtures in 1916/1917, going so far as to murder German emissaries. Your American government was closely involved in these machinations. The Second World War was born in the First World War.
    Hitler understood the danger the commies in the East posed to all of Europe. Later all of us in the West came to the same understanding. Is it not curious that 80 per cent of the Bolshevik commie revolutionary leadership were of Jewish extraction and is it also not curious that liberal/socialist Jews continue to form the backbone of the corps of idealogues driving multiculturalism and oneworlder ism/socialist dictatorship propelling the West ever faster to its destruction?

    • UCSPanther

      Go back to Stormfront, freak.

    • reader

      Really? So how many Jews were sitting in the first Bolshevik government Sovnarkom? Let me help you: just one of 19 members. I wonder what extraction you are.

    • Banastre Tarleton

      RUBBISH…..the second world war was indeed born of the first…..Imperial Germany was saved by the bell…the Allies , led by Ameriica , should have refused a German armistice and occupied Germany in 1919 like they eventually did in 1945 …..Weirmar Democracy would have worked if it had been midwifed by Allied force of arms ….nov 1918 was indeed the ''hinge of fate ''

    • aspacia

      flomper,

      Revisionist history is boring, stick with the facts, not what ifs.

  • Schlomotion

    This article is a fancy way of saying that "Only Jews know what human rights are. All other human rights movements, unless they have been approved by a Zionist committee, are antisemitic." Israel is deciding, that not only is it too good for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, too good for the World Court, too good for the Neutrality of the Seas, to good to respect borders and embassies, NOW Israel is too good for Human Rights.

    • stern

      Best way to deal with this nonsense is not to engage. Ignore, please.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Schlock,

      This URL is for you.

      Winston Churchill announcing Germany's unconditional surrender http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efvwJjzqKUk

    • Zionista

      remember – just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're NOT after you!!!! (actually hon, you're WAY too irrelevant for anyone to give a rat's butt about)

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Schlockmoron,

    You seem to be upset that the Israelis are NOT the unarmed Jews of WW2 national Socialist infested Europe or the Jews of Medina.

    That's the we way we like it.

    Here is partial list of the actions of the followers of the self proclaimed "Religion of Peace".
    - 9/11
    - 1993 truck bombing of the WTC
    - Bombing of Pan Am 103
    - 7/7 2005 London transport bombings
    - Madrid train bombing
    - Bali bombing
    - Beslan school hijacking massacre
    - Mumbai India massacre
    - 2012 Toulouse France massacre
    - Saddam Husseins poison gas attack on the Kurds – 5,000 dead
    - assassination of US Senator Robert F. Kennedy
    - richard reid sneaker bomber
    - Nigerian underwear bomber
    - Times Square SUV bomber
    - Death fatwa on writer Salman Rushdie
    - Death threats on Danish cartoonists over pen and ink drawings
    - Near nuclear war between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and India
    - Beheading of journalist Daniel Pearl
    - Various other kidnapping and video taped executions
    - $100 per barrel Oil – Thanks OPEC
    - $4 per gallon gasoline – Thanks OPEC
    - 8 year Iraq / Iran war
    - Genocidal death threats by the Islamic Republic of Iran
    - Death threats against Europe by Muslims living IN Europe – see British Muslism
    - Honor killings of Muslim girls over "family honor" in the US too
    - Murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh
    - Fort Hood massacre
    - Assad kkklan of Syria murder of over 9,000 Syrians AND the absence of "anti-imperialist", "anti-war" protests outside the Syrian consulate
    - attack on the 1972 Olympics and murder of atheletes
    - hijacking of the Achille Lauro and the murder of a wheelchair bound innocent
    - Current Day Slavery in Sudan (Darfur) and Mauritania
    - Empire State Building observation deck murders
    - Muslim-Only city of mecca in saudi arabia
    - wahabbi / salafi fascism
    - Luxor Egypt massacre of tourists
    - murder of Coptic Christians in Egypt
    - synagogue bombings in Turkey
    - church bombings in Nigeria
    - church bombings in Pakistan
    - mosque bombings in Iraq

    • aspacia

      Schlock dances around facts.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    As everyone knows, Islamic Republics are paragons of enlightenment and freedom.

    /sarc

    - Killing for "family honor"
    - taqiyya to advance islamofascism
    - cry "islamophobia" every 9/11 anniversary
    - Islamic Republics sitting on UN "Human Rights Councils" and passing judgement on other countries

  • flomper

    Sieg Heil! I hate dem joos because I have such a tiny pecker!

  • Schlomotion

    Sieg Heil! I hate dem joos because I have such a tiny pecker!

    • flomper

      It seems there was a lot of killin' goin' on back in the last century. "Ilya Ehrenberg – The Man Who Invented The 'Six Million'
      In one leaflet entitled "Kill," Ehrenburg incited the simple Russian soldier to treat the Germans as subhuman. The final paragraph concludes:
      "The Germans are not human beings. From now on, the word 'German' is the most horrible curse. From now on, the word 'German' strikes us to the quick. We have nothing to discuss. We will not get excited. We will kill. If you have not killed at least one German a day, you have wasted that day … If you cannot kill a German with a bullet, then kill him with your bayonet. If your part of the front is quiet and there is no fighting, then kill a German in the meantime …

    • flomper

      …….If you have already killed a German, then kill another one – there is nothing more amusing to us than a heap of German corpses. Don't count the days, don't count the kilometers. Count only one thing: the number of Germans you have killed. Kill the Germans! … – Kill the Germans! Kill!"
      And in another leaflet: "The Germans must be killed. One must kill them … Do you feel sick? Do you feel a nightmare in your breast? … Kill a German! If you are a righteous and conscientious man – kill a German! … Kill!"

  • Bartimaeus

    Oh that man would learn something from history! But it seems we are going through yet another repeat, different name, different people, but the same sin and same blindness. However, "Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed.” See Daniel 7:13-14. We are approaching the final repeat of history before the kingdom of God is come.

  • Ghostwriter

    I'm amazed that Schlobrain still posts here,because time and again,he's demonstrated a poor grasp of history. He's also an anti-semitic monster who wants to see Jews slaughtered like sheep.

    • Schlomotion

      That's not true. I would give them to the Kohen to redeem some donkeys.

  • Ghostwriter

    Also,don't forget the photo at the top of the article of a child holding a placard that says "For World Peace,Israel Must Be Destroyed." That sums up Schlomotion's feelings about Israel nicely.

  • Peter

    PART 1: A lot of half truth and one sided information on Czechoslovakia making the "Sudeten Germans" the collective evil and the Czechs the "born democrats". The reality is that Czechoslovakia never existed before 1918, it was an invention of the time to weaken Germany and Austria. Woodrow Wilson himself initially supported for the German speaking areas of Bohemia and Moravia to become part of Austria in line with his principal of self determination. The French under Clemanceau were the greatest supporters of incorporating large German and Hungarian speaking areas into Czechoslovakia and got their way with some British and strong Italian support. Edward Benes promised a Swiss style multi lingual democracy at the preace negotiations in St Germain. After the war he made Czech and Slovak the only official languages with German and Hungarian regional "minority languages". Instead of Swiss style federalization he centralsed the state, abolished the old provinces and moved all power to the Czech capital Prague. Nothing Swiss about it.

    • Nazis, heraus

      Peter prefers the autonomy arrangements within teh Third Reich

    • gene

      Oh those poor, poor krauts

  • Peter

    PART 2: One of the many lies of Benes, who later masterminded the expulsion of 3 million native Germans, among them many Jews, from their century old homeland branding them collectively guilty for Nazism. In reliaty he was playing with the idea of a mass expulsion already after WW I.
    Very few Jews today know that the Jewish population of Bohemia and Moravia was mainly German speaking in 1918 and supported the status quo under Austria rather than a Czechoslovak state. This only changed when the Nazis emerged as a strong force in the early 30s.

    • Nazis, Heraus

      Peter prefers the autonomy arrangements within the Third Reich

    • New Yorker

      The Sudeten Germans may not have all been guilty of nazism, but as a large German speaking minority within the Czechoslovak state they proved themselves being incapable living as citizens of the state and overwhelmingly (the key word!) sided with the aggressor, in fact becoming indistinguishable from him. They wanted to be part of the uniform ethnic German state – they got their wish, only by somewhat different means. As for the German speaking Jews – there were hardly any left courtesy of the these same Sudeten Germans and their nazi brethren from Austria and Germany who came there to "liberate". Your distortion of the historic events and twisting of the facts to suit your revisionism is nothing new.

  • Dispozadaburka

    All of this division actually dates back to the Sumerians.

  • Banastre Tarleton

    This was a very good description of the Sudaten crises ''……..the Sudaten germans were indeed agitating to create a pretex for nazi invasion ….their slogan was ''home to the Reich'' …..ironically , after the war that's EXACTLY what they got …deported to germany , as the Czhecs correctly saw them as instigators and a Fifth Column …they were well rid of , as were the Volkdeutch in Poland …never again would these type of aggresive minorities be used as a pretex for invasion …..it's just a pity that Israel could not get rid of her hostile minorities in a similar way

  • flomper

    It seems there was a lot of killin' goin' on back in the last century. "Ilya Ehrenberg – The Man Who Invented The 'Six Million'
    In one leaflet entitled "Kill," Ehrenburg incited the simple Russian soldier to treat the Germans as subhuman. The final paragraph concludes:
    "The Germans are not human beings. From now on, the word 'German' is the most horrible curse. From now on, the word 'German' strikes us to the quick. We have nothing to discuss. We will not get excited. We will kill. If you have not killed at least one German a day, you have wasted that day … If you cannot kill a German with a bullet, then kill him with your bayonet. If your part of the front is quiet and there is no fighting, then kill a German in the meantime

  • flomper

    …….If you have already killed a German, then kill another one – there is nothing more amusing to us than a heap of German corpses. Don't count the days, don't count the kilometers. Count only one thing: the number of Germans you have killed. Kill the Germans! … – Kill the Germans! Kill!"
    And in another leaflet: "The Germans must be killed. One must kill them … Do you feel sick? Do you feel a nightmare in your breast? … Kill a German! If you are a righteous and conscientious man – kill a German! … Kill!"

  • gene

    And kill anti-Semites while you are at it

  • Bat Shlomo

    The story about one Ilya Ehrenberg supposedly inventing the Six Million datum is an old Nazi myth being proliferated on Stormfront and Rense and similar Holocaust Denial Neo-Nazi web sites and obviously "Flomper" got his "idea" from such vermin.

  • flomper

    And Wikipedia and plenty of other sources. A guy who would write a piece like "Kill" is a guy l wouldnt place a lot of faith in. And if one raises these matters one is automatically dismissed as an anti-Semite or Jew-hater. That is how they shut people up. No mortal or group of mortals here on Earth enjoys such exulted status that they cannot be examined or questioned – including Jews. Jews dont get a free pass despite the unfortunate aspects of their "history". No one gets a free pass. For whatever reason you care to nominate a great many Jews have had an uncomfortably close association with communism – and to this very day still do. That is a very good reason to wonder about the enormous influence they wield throughout the West.

  • Felek

    Greetings from Poland! As a native-speaker of not only Polish but also German I can attest to the claim that such accusations were lanced by the Germans (f.e in the Bund deutscher Maedel magazines).Also, against Poland-when Hitler attacked us he only wanted to "protect the poor Germans from the brute Polacks". 6 Mio.Poles (Jewish and Christian) were thus murdered in German "self-defence".So,of course, after the war no one wanted to live next to people who had voted/supported/murdered for Hitler-they had to go.Unfortunately Israel was not allowed to have such a solution of the problem. The simple truth being- if You give them a little finger (like in Munich in 1938) they will bite of your arm, kick you in the -censored- spit in Your face and make fun of You. The Palestinians could have had peace and their own state like 3-4 times,had they wanted (the son of Hamas founder even attests to that!) but they DONT.They want the Jews dead.As Hitler had wanted not only Jews but also Poles,Czechs,Slavs,homosexuals,Gypsies and many more dead. Personaly I would like to see all the countries ushering Israel to the conference table with people who want them dead asap to have to negociate with them themselves.Would be interesting to see what they would do in Israels shoes.Perhaps just send the army and dont give a hoot about "world opinion".

  • Unflomp

    Flomper is a lying neo-nazi with a very tiny pecker