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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged Holocaust

Mar 14 '14
Dec 2 '13
"If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness."
A phrase that was carved on the walls of a concentration camp cell during WWII by a Jewish prisoner. (via orhideas)

(Source: notclarissa)

Jun 23 '13

the-lost-and-now-discovered:

American Holocaust of Native American Indians (FULL Documentary)

The powerful and hard-hitting documentary, American Holocaust, is quite possibly the only film that reveals the link between the Nazi holocaust, which claimed at least 6 million Jews, and the American Holocaust which claimed, according to conservative estimates, 19 million Indigenous People.

It is seldom noted anywhere in fact, be it in textbooks or on the internet, that Hitler studied Americas Indian policy, and used it as a model for what he termed the final solution.

He wasnt the only one either. Its not explicitly mentioned in the film, but its well known that members of the National Party government in South Africa studied the American approach before they introduced the system of racial apartheid, which lasted from 1948 to 1994. Other fascist regimes, for instance, in South and Central America, studied the same policy.

Noted even less frequently, Canadas Aboriginal policy was also closely examined for its psychological properties. America always took the more wide-open approach, for example, by decimating the Buffalo to get rid of a primary food source, by introducing pox blankets, and by giving $1 rewards to settlers in return for scalps of Indigenous Men, women, and children, among many, many other horrendous acts. Canada, on the other hand, was more bureaucratic about it. They used what I like to call the gentlemans touch, because instead of extinguishment, Canada sought to remove the Indian from the Man and the Women and the Child, through a long-term, and very specific program of internal breakdown and replacement call it assimilation. America had its own assimilation program, but Canada was far more technical about it.

Perhaps these points would have been more closely examined in American Holocaust if the film had been completed. The films director, Joanelle Romero, says shes been turned down from all sources of funding since she began putting it together in 1995.

Perhaps its just not good business to invest in something that tells so much truth? In any event, Romero produced a shortened, 29-minute version of the film in 2001, with the hope of encouraging new funders so she could complete American Holocaust. Eight years on, Romero is still looking for funds.

American Holocaust may never become the 90-minute documentary Romero hoped to create, to help expose the most substantial act of genocide that the world has ever seen one that continues even as you read these words.

Just have to point out that when it came to their “Kill the Indian in the Man/Woman/Child” agenda, Canada wasn’t quite so distinct from the U.S, with the added fact that they’re now completely indistinguishable:

More First Nations and Native American children are displaced into foster care today than there were at the height of North America’s government-mandated ethnocidal school systems.

Feb 16 '13

so-treu:

writeswrongs:

I got no time for white jews who don’t realize black people, arabs, muslims, and other “deviants” and poc were murdered during the holocaust.  White jews consistently want to use the holocaust to justify their islamophobia and American anti-blackness.  White jews need to remember the holocaust is memorable because so many white people were killing other white people.  Because when they wipe out the rest of us no one gives a fuck and the history channel never covers it.

thank you! germans carried out genocide against black people BEFORE they killed jews en masse. we were fucking practice.

Nov 30 '12
May 21 '12
"Of 11,000 Austrian Sinti and Roma, less than ten percent survived the Holocaust."
~ Ketani Association Website. (via golden-zephyr)
Apr 25 '12
"My late father was in Auschwitz, my late mother was in Madjanek concentration camp. Every single member of my family on both sides was exterminated. Both of my parents were in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. And it’s precisely and exactly because of the lessons my parents taught me and my two siblings that I will not be silent when Israel commits its crimes against the Palestinians. And I consider nothing more despicable than to use their suffering, and their martyrdom to try to justify the torture, the brutalization and the demolition of homes that Israel daily commits against the Palestinians; So I refuse any longer to be intimidated by the tears- if you had any heart in you, you would be crying for the Palestinians."
Mar 1 '12
"What stuck in the minds of these men who had become murderers was simply the notion of being involved in something historic, grandiose, unique (‘a great task that occurs once in two thousand years’), which must therefore be difficult to bear. This was important, because the murderers were not sadists or killers by nature; on the contrary, a systematic effort was made to weed out all those who derived physical pleasure from what they did. The troops of the Einsatzgruppen had been drafted from the Armed S.S., a military unit with hardly more crimes in its record than any ordinary unit of the German Army, and their commanders had been chosen by Heydrich from the S.S. élite with academic degrees. Hence the problem was how to overcome not so much their conscience as the animal pity by which all normal men are affected in the presence of physical suffering. The trick used by Himmler — who apparently was rather strongly afflicted by these instinctive reactions himself — was very simple and probably very effective; it consisted in turning these instincts around, as it were, in directing them toward the self. So that instead of saying: What horrible things I did to people!, the murderers would be able to say: What horrible things I had to watch in the pursuance of my duties, how heavily the task weighed upon my shoulders!"
Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963)
Feb 24 '12

Transethnic FTW

Oh, for fuck’s sake.

Apparently a clutch of privileged, delusional bigots have hijacked the term “transethnic,” ensuring that us Class Bastard adoptees and foster kids encounter even MORE dismissal and confusion in public discourse.

"Transethnic," for those who don’t know, occurs in the context of adoption. For example, a white Jewish child is adopted by non Jews. Or a Saami kid by some other non-indigenous Scandinavians.

These are not transracial adoptions -because if you don’t know that PoC are effectively barred from adopting white children, then STFU already- they are transETHNIC. (Yes, I’m well aware that being Jewish for one does not always entail ethnicity.)

Transethnic can NOT be equated to transracial because of the profound protection that ever holy white privilege affords in the former, but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s a prejudice-free walk in the park. No adoption is outside of fairy tales.

Before World War II officially broke out, different humanitarian organizations tried to place Jewish refugee children from Central Europe into Nordic homes. Today we can read about the rank bullshit they encountered through nationally archived correspondences:
"We don’t want Jewish children. Aren’t there any Aryan children?”

Of course nowadays, transethnic adoption runs at full throttle in Scandinavia and other rich, Western regions. Sweden in particular also takes the lead in transracial adoption, importing the largest number of adoptees among all Western countries in relation to their own population.

After a pro-Nazi war history and a long tradition of race thinking, self-righteous Sweden after 1945 wanted to be the paradise for human rights, democracy and anti-racism. Another less idealistic motive worth mentioning was the sudden disappearance of adoptable Swedish children during the decade as a result of rapid economic growth and a high participation of women in the labor force, as well as the development of an advanced social welfare system. Even more important is Sweden’s self image as the world’s most democratic country, a self-image recently challenged by the sudden appearance of a vigorous National Socialist movement and racism towards non-Western immigrants including adoptees. Intercountry adoption is in Sweden nothing else but a national project to uphold the country’s self-image.

-Tobias Hubinette

In the case of the Saami, transethnic adoption neatly accomplishes the Nordic status quo’s agenda of cultural genocide in a quiet, cheap and (more importantly) self-aggrandizing manner.

So maybe you can comprehend by now just how much it grinds my gears that some blisteringly ignorant douchebags have now co-opted “transethnic” in their selfish fucking attempt to disavow their complicity in the white supremacist global hegemony and claim that their “souls” aren’t white privileged.

Via NDNsurgency:

 It makes me sick to think about it because I’ve met a person in real life who claimed to be transethnic (though they didn’t use that label). When that person was told by multiple people that the idea was incredibly problematic and that they should re-think it— this person’s reaction was really scary. They screamed bloody murder about it until everyone had heard them because they felt like they had been SO wronged. They called us all racist… all of us POCs were being “racist” against a white person because we said that we had a problem with how they claimed to be both Black and Indigenous despite being white “in this life”. No, fuck that. FUCK THESE PEOPLE. THIS SHIT IS DANGEROUS AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. NO TIME AND SPACE FOR ANYONE WHO CLAIMS THIS SHIT.

Co-signed. Thanks a lot, you racist fucks. You just made it 10 times harder for adoptees to be heard in the critical contexts where we are already ignored, because adoption is still outrageously marketed as a progressive, enlightened endeavor, not the paternalistic for-profit BILLION dollar industry that it actually is.

If any of y’all know of any these shitheads, message me so I can block them, record their aliases, and make a list for all the world to see. X

(Source: brandx)

Nov 25 '11
elledark:

The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics
Fancy a bit of history, just for a change ? Well did you know that America played a crucial role both in inspiring and funding  Hitler’s efforts to create a  “master race” and all of the horrors that went along with that ? I didn’t.Apparently prior to World War II the majority of Americans were uninterested in the plight of the Jews in Germany and many also supported the forced sterilization of the mentally incompetent, crippled  or criminally-inclined. Some states banned interracial marriages as an effort to prevent the tainting of the races and at least 10,000  Americans were forcefully sterilized, many after being labeled vaguely  as ‘sexually wayward,’ ‘depressed,’ ‘deviant,’ or even just ‘bad girls.’Hitler told his comrades just how closely he followed the progress of  the American eugenics movement. “I have studied with great interest,” he  told a fellow Nazi, “the laws of several American states concerning  prevention of reproduction by people whose progeny would, in all  probability, be of no value or be injurious to the racial stock.”But it went beyond  America simply providing inspiration and an example. After  funding a number of eugenics scientists in the USA, the prestigious Rockefeller  Foundation then helped create the German eugenics program and even actively funded work by the infamous Josef Mengele before he went to  Auschwitz.This little-discussed link between America  and Hitlers infamous ‘master race’ programs is something they don’t generally teach in schools. Excuse the admittedly sensational picture used to illustrate the post (I have a weakness for lurid old magazine art) but the subject itself is quite interesting I think and shines a rare light on a murky and little-known part of Americas history.
( Read the full story here) ( and in case you’re interested the image  was from MAN’S EPIC, May 1966 - artist Mel Crair)

elledark:

The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics

Fancy a bit of history, just for a change ? Well did you know that America played a crucial role both in inspiring and funding  Hitler’s efforts to create a  “master race” and all of the horrors that went along with that ? I didn’t.

Apparently prior to World War II the majority of Americans were uninterested in the plight of the Jews in Germany and many also supported the forced sterilization of the mentally incompetent, crippled  or criminally-inclined. Some states banned interracial marriages as an effort to prevent the tainting of the races and at least 10,000  Americans were forcefully sterilized, many after being labeled vaguely  as ‘sexually wayward,’ ‘depressed,’ ‘deviant,’ or even just ‘bad girls.’

Hitler told his comrades just how closely he followed the progress of  the American eugenics movement. “I have studied with great interest,” he  told a fellow Nazi, “the laws of several American states concerning  prevention of reproduction by people whose progeny would, in all  probability, be of no value or be injurious to the racial stock.”

But it went beyond  America simply providing inspiration and an example. After  funding a number of eugenics scientists in the USA, the prestigious Rockefeller  Foundation then helped create the German eugenics program and even actively funded work by the infamous Josef Mengele before he went to  Auschwitz.

This little-discussed link between America  and Hitlers infamous ‘master race’ programs is something they don’t generally teach in schools. Excuse the admittedly sensational picture used to illustrate the post (I have a weakness for lurid old magazine art) but the subject itself is quite interesting I think and shines a rare light on a murky and little-known part of Americas history.

( Read the full story here) ( and in case you’re interested the image  was from MAN’S EPIC, May 1966 - artist Mel Crair)