The Gutlessness Of the Lesser-Than:
ONE DAY IN 1994, when I was living in Ede, a small town in Holland, I got a visit from my half-sister. She and I were both immigrants from Somalia and had both applied for asylum in Holland. I was granted it; she was denied. The fact that I got asylum gave me the opportunity to study. My half-sister couldn't. In order for me to be admitted to the university I wanted to attend, I needed to pass three courses: a language course, a civics course and a history course. It was in the preparatory history course that I, for the first time, heard of the Holocaust. I was 24 years old at that time, and my half-sister was 21.
Dear God, I cannot imagine not knowing about the Holocaust. I don't make many blanket statements about people--but I will about the Jews: There are no kinder, smarter or more accomplished people on earth. They have assimilated into every society into which they were sent--and added to it immeasurably. They've only given the world their beautiful accomplishments.
If they've shown other societies that they are their betters, then they should accept them as templates--not merely as something to be hated and destroyed.
Anything less is disingenuous and gutless.