Kristallnacht

Over the last few days I have heard the riots in Washington DC and the storming of the Capitol being compared to Kristallnacht. Although I can understand the emotions and sentiment behind that comparison and reasoning, it is a totally incorrect assessment of the situation, in fact I would go as far as to say it is actually disturbing because it shows the lack of historical knowledge by some people who should know better. I can understand why someone like Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to put a historical context to it, but in this case that does more damage then good

What happend on January 6th 2021 was an organized group of thugs surrounded by clueless nitwits. They were there to disrupt political proceedings and were encouraged by POTUS Donald J. Trump and some of his cronies and perhaps the mob also had murder in mind. However it did not compare to Kristallnacht.

Kristallnacht was a widescale series pf state sponsored and encouraged criminal acts in Germany and Austria, a pogrom against Jews carried out by SA paramilitary forces and others, with the aim to cause death and destructions to Jews, their places of worship, their homes and their businesses.

Jewish homes, hospitals and schools were ransacked as attackers destroyed buildings with sledgehammers. Over 7,000 Jewish businesses were damaged or destroyed, an estimated 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to concentration camps, at least 91 Jewish people were killed, none of the thugs were killed. On January 6 2021 in DC, 5 people lost their lives, 4 of which were rioters.

Below are just some impression of Krustallnacht and its immediate aftermath.

Comparing the events of January 6, 2021 to the Kristallnacht does a great disservice to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

Sources

https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/kristallnacht

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/background-and-overview-of-kristallnacht

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Who actually are the Trump supporters?

Anyone who reads my blogs knows I try to stay away from current politics as much as possible,But sometimes I have to spek out.

I believe in everyone’s right in freedom of expression, but that will need to hand in hand with an equal amount of responsibility.

When I saw the amount of Nazi and Third Reich symbolisms , I believe even 1 is too many, during yesterday’s storming of the Capitol in DC I was diturbed.

During one of the video footages I saw a few people walking around with so called KEK flags, lets just be clear about it and see on what these flags are based on.

Even more disturbingly is the fact there were people doing the Nazi salute.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/c/embed/ec71b0bd-3e55-428d-89af-948d26b14e11

For all you you Trump supporters, you will have to ask yourself the question “Do I want to be associated with these Neo Nazis ?”

Only you can answer that.

sources

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/01/07/proud-boys-neo-nazis-protesters-stormed-us-capitol/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/01/06/dc-protests-trump-rally-live-updates/

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6220834007001#sp=show-clips