Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What did Peter Brown think before he went there?

According to the NZ Herald when asked about the junket to eastern Europe you paid for and the personal highlight of the trip, he said it was Auschwitz, and of it said:
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"I didn't believe it would be so evil....."
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What does it take Peter? Seriously. How fucking evil does genocide have to be? What did you think it was, a prison camp?
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then to top it off, he just doesn't get it.
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He said "it just reinforced for me the importance of democracy"
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Why, because the Nazis got elected? You honestly think the Nazis would have lost elections in the 1930s? Would it have been ok had the Germans voted to gas the Jews (they voted for anti-semitic policies)? Pick up Daniel Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners... I doubt democracy would have saved the Jews Peter. The word is freedom, but you belong to a nationalist xenophobic party that has been propping up the Clark Labour government, you don't really understand that concept.
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This, ladies and gentlemen, is an example of one of those people you trust to make decisions on your retirement income, your healthcare, your kid's education and how to spend around 40% of your income. It's not his fault, he's just not very bright.

1 comment:

mawm said...

My visit to Dachau was on of the most humbling and disturbing moments of my life. It still remains with me 20 years on.

Brown did get one thing right - the sense of evil is overwhelming.