War Crimes

19/03/2010

“If I had been an Italian I am sure I shoul have been whole-heartedly with you in your triumphant struggle against the bestial appetites and passions of Lenninsm…[Italy] has provided the necessary antidote to the Russian poison. Hereafter no great nation will be unprovided with an ultimate means of protection against the cancerous growth of Bolshevism.” … Can you guess who said what I’ve quoted above? It’s Winston Churchill in 1927, a man who is universally revered for defeating Hitler. The man he refers to as “you” is Mussolini, and the “ultimate antidote” he talks about is Fascism… This article isn’t about Churchill, that despicable man. This is about those who failed to see anything wrong in gas chambers, concentration camps, ghettos, arbitrary arrests and detentions, and crushing free speech… Here’s a part of what Lloyd George (a former British prime minister) had to say about Hitler in 1936. “I have now seen the famous German leader and also something of the great change he has affected. Whatever one might think of his methods – and they are certainly not those of a parliamentary country, there can be no doubt that he has achieved a marvellous transformation in the spirit of the people, in their attitude towards each other, and in their social and economic outlook… One man has accomplished this miracle.” … Around 1936, it wasn’t possible to not clearly understand what Fascism and National Socialism meant. But those people were okay with them, in fact admired them… For these people, there were much more important things in this world than humanity. That’s the only way they could have tolerated those crimes. But here’s the interesting thing. If Fascism and National Socialism made people like Churchill and Lloyd George say things like that, is it surprising that Hitler made German do what the did? … For the Germans, war and genocide were like drugs. It is written in the first pamphlet of The White Rose Society “But what are the German people doing? They will not see and will not listen. Blindley they follow their seducers into ruin. Victory at any price is inscribed on their banner.” … Hitler, like anyone else, believed what he was doing was right. He aimed at greatness. He wanted to be remembered. Not very different from Mahinda. He believes what he’s doing is right. He sees nothing wrong in getting Mervyn Silva to do his dirty work. He sees nothing wrong in sending Duminda Silva to the parliament. Most importantly, he sees nothing wrong in committing war crimes to win a war which he thinks is just. Ends justify the means… He wants to be remembered “As a man who loved his country and his people, and did his best to serve them” according to an interview he gave to Ravi Velloor of Straits Times. Hitler would’ve said the same… Like the Germans, Sinhalese are seduced by Mahinda. They blindly believe whatever he says, and support whatever he wants does, from establishing special police units to protect his and his family’s good name to protecting war criminals, and trying to conceal crimes against humanity… They don’t have the brains to foresee that these kinds of things will pave the way for future leaders to regularly authorise torture, mass murder, and crushing free press. Don’t imagine even for a second that these things will end when Mahinda loses his power. They won’t. Look at the UNP, which actually has a relatively cosmopolitan leader in Ranil Wickamesinghe. They have stopped talking about war crimes. They are silent about war crimes. Why? They know they will lose votes if they do. Winning elections is much more important than truth, justice, and humanity… I’ll end this article with an excerpt for The White Rose’s first pamphlet. “Germans. Do you and your children want to suffer the same fate that befell the Jews? Do you want to be judged by the same standards? … “

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One Response to “War Crimes”

  1. AfriX Says:

    Don’t forget goodie goody Furher Hitler was Time Magazine’s man of the year in 1938. You won’t hear the magazine remind us abt that when they review their ‘glorious’ history!

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