Sunday, 28 January 2007

Fucking Hell

I picked this up from Daily Pundit and Jeremy J:

Bolton Council Scraps Holocaust Memorial Ceremony

Jeremy, presumably unable to speak, passes no comment: many people pass their comments on the article, and many of those are in favour of the systematic attempt to exterminate an entire ethnic group using modern industrial means as quickly as possible not being mentioned in the context of a wider, wholly contentious "genocide" day in which the holocaust Europe failed to prevent on its own soil by its own people on its own people is not mentioned. I think we can all learn from this. In future, I shall not be commemorating anything as exclusive as my grandfather's death on 10 June, or my friend's on 20 January, but will replace it with an inclusive "death day" in which I remember all dead people, sometime in February probably. Just because I happened to know some people, why should I remember them especially?

4 comments:

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Interesting point and I'm pleased that a more secular Muslim Association decided to involve themselves in HMD. I'm sorry that council officials at Bolton appear to have no backbone. (I thought Northerners were a tough hardy lot)

The Tin Drummer said...

I thought under the govt's new tough stance that the MCB were going to lose funding if they kept up this anti-HMD stuff. Clearly not.

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Elsewhere, a secular Muslim organization in London attended a HMD event.

james higham said...

Yes, I saw this earlier at UKDP [or maybe it was a similar one] but it was the MCB that was behind it. I asked and ask again - how have they any sort of lobbying power or influence? I mean, what sort of official role do they play to cancel an accepted remembrance?

It's just turning Brits against them.