You Didn't Need to Apologize for Your Holocaust Talk, Ben
Forget your flu shot. It's not influenza that infects our society. It's apologies. We live in a land of near-Bubonic apology fever. Everyone is constantly being asked to apologize for something. (Apologize for eating a Big Mac. Apologize for saying Asians do better in math, etc., etc.)
These apologies range from the sublime to the ridiculous, but are mostly the latter. And the demand for the apologies comes almost exclusively from the left -- a morally narcissistic group-think culture that relies on shaming others in order to obscure the truth and gain power.
A great deal of the success of Donald Trump can be ascribed to the fact that he recognizes this nonsense and wants no part of it. With a more intellectual, and often truly educational, style, Ben Carson has been largely the same way, so it was with some dismay I read his article in the Jerusalem Post, "'Never Again' means standing with Israel." In response to accusations of "insensitivity to the Holocaust" on the part of the doctor for a statement he made saying that Jews might have been better off against the Nazis if they had had guns, Carson wrote the following:
In recent days I suggested that things might have unfolded in a very different manner in Europe had the Jewish people been armed and better able to defend themselves. What would have been the impact on Hitler’s war machine if his victims had had more access to guns? It is something that we will never know for sure.
What I do know however, beyond any shadow of a doubt, is that I never intended for my words to diminish the enormity of the tragedy or in any way to cause any pain for Holocaust survivors or their families.
No doubt, but no explanation necessary. It was obvious to all but the howling left that Carson meant no disrespect to Holocaust survivors. It was the reverse, if anything. Carson showed concern for the six million by suggesting some unknown number might have survived had they been armed. You would have to be delusional to think otherwise. The state of Israel exists, in part, in ratification of that.