When the media isn’t justifying the murder of Jews by Islamic terrorists, it’s coming up with all sorts of gimmicky ways to exploit the Holocaust.
The latest is Arizona’s reported plan to use Zyklon B to executive death row inmates.
Zyklon B was and still is an insecticide and disinfectant. Zyklon A was invented by Fritz Haber, a Jewish chemist who converted to Christianity and won a Nobel Prize in chemistry. His brilliant work revolutionized how everything from fertilizer to ammunition to chemical weapons could be made. Haber was trying to increase crop yields with Zyklon A. He fled the Nazis and ended up as a refugee.
Meanwhile, German chemists worked to refine Zyklon B.
Haber became known as the father of chemical warfare for his work during WWI. He was a German patriot who probably did more than any single person to help Germany win the war only to have to flee for his life despite not thinking of himself as Jewish.
His legacy is complicated at best.
Zyklon B is fundamentally no different than any of the bullets or bombs that the Nazis used in their killing sprees. Or than any other poison gas.
Using poison gas to kill people, like the guillotine, was an attempt at finding a humane method of execution that ultimately proved horrifying because we don’t really want to kill people cleanly. There’s something horrifying about that.
The death penalty should be a fairly straightforward issue, but leftist death penalty opponents have waged an extended lawfare campaign to make executions as difficult as possible. States have had to try and stay ahead of the lawfare by looking for alternative methods, discarding the usual cocktails of medications when the lawfare becomes too onerous.
And that’s why the gas chamber reenters the scene.
The gas chamber carries all sorts of horrifying associations with the Holocaust, but the media types exploiting it don’t care about that. They’re simply exploiting the Holocaust to protect all sorts of monsters.
Like Frank Atwood. The guy whose execution the media is trying to prevent by invoking the Holocaust.
Vicki Lynne Hoskinson was a bright and cheery 8-year-old who had completed her day at Homer Davis Elementary School. She pedaled her pink bike that afternoon on what we all believed to be the safe streets of Flowing Wells. She was heading back from dropping a birthday card into a nearby mailbox.
Frank Jarvis Atwood was a 28-year-old pedophile, a drifter from California who lived off his parents. He had been paroled in May 1984 after serving prison time for a 1981 conviction; he’d been found guilty of kidnapping an 8-year-old boy. Atwood asked the boy for directions and then knocked down the boy’s bike. He forced the boy to fellate him.
He also had been busted in 1974 for lewd and lascivious conduct with a 14-year-old girl and was sent to a mental health facility.
He used his 9-year-old Datsun 280Z to get Vicki Lynne, striking her bike with the car’s bumper that bore telltale pink paint. The bike lay on Pocito Place near Root Lane.
The same media that keeps supporting the murder of Jews is trying to invoke the memory of the Holocaust to protect Atwood.
Does any more really need to be said?