Ophelia- will you please help me out with this thinking. I’m stuck for words in knowing how to answer speakfaithfully…. http://bit.ly/QoVlSM
Ophelia- will you please help me out with this thinking. I’m stuck for words in knowing how to answer speakfaithfully at twitter. Will you please tease it out, or show me where to go next in answering him, as I would very much like find one. Thanks in advance. I’m always getting stuck in conversations and don’t know how to continue them. I find it challenging, though by the same token, I should really be asleep in bed, but it was bugging me. No hurry at all. Regards, Marie-T
An account of a matter from a certain point of view, as contrasted with others his version of the accident is different from the policeman’s.
I remember years ago somebody pointing out at B&W that one should not equate what happened in industrial *schools* to that which occurred in the Holocaust in Nazi Germany. It was something to that effect, anyway. I don’t recall the exact details. Some survivors, including myself were making the association and calling the atrocities that occurred to us in industrial *schools* as our mini-Holocaust, or Ireland’s mini-Holocaust. I think that someone else may have brought up the famine.and said that one could not make the comparison. As the famine was also a kind of genocide. The reason was that the Holocaust belonged to the Jewish people and should remain theirs and not be stolen from them by other atrocities belonging to other nations in other periods. Every atrocity is individual and belongs solely to those who suffered, take also the genocide in Rwanda.
The residential schools in the U.S. and Canada collectively were part of our version of Auschwitz, the pogroms, and apartheid.
@speakfaithfully I don’t think one should make Auschwitz analogy with residential schools. I learned that a long time ago when making…1/ @MarieTherese39 I see what you are saying and obviously it is not a direct comparison. That is why I said, “our version.” @MarieTherese39 But they are a part of our version of attempting to systematically dismantle and eliminate a race we deemed inferior to us.
To gain a lesson from the Holocaust demands comparison. To compare the Holocaust, though, refutes its unique, horrific, incomparable nature. Yet to not compare denies us and all Mankind the potential for a most significant and necessary lesson. Our challenge is to respond correctly to this paradox.