Interesting development, that suddenly, the Canadian government, including its propaganda arm the CBC, are focusing on the Holodomor holocaust now; viz.:
Doubtless this is due to the influence of our deputy PM on our PM…
People blame the Jews for the over-emphasis on The Holocaust™ in Western propaganda, but in reality, the Left could care less about the Jews and is simply covering for its own furthest extremity, the Soviet Union, which like Cambodia, China, Cuba, Vietnam, Venezuela, and even revolutionary France distinguished itself by a pursuit of atrocities in order to weed out those whose support of the Party was insufficiently enthusiastic. If we speak purely of genocides, the Holodomor ranks up there in that it came dangerously close to being successful and killed more people than even the highest estimates of the Holocaust.™ If we add in the total loss of life from Communism, we see that the Nazis were merely a response to the horrors of Communism, and it makes us ashamed for how we allied with a bigger evil merely to defeat an anti-democratic force that could otherwise have been handled. A sensible president might have instead of provoking the Japanese, kept diplomatic relations with Germany and negotiated an end to the war with Britain, providing for relocation of European Jews to “Palestine” since it was obvious that one way or another, Hitler was going to do something awful to them.
According to the CBC story I linked, the Holodomor is believed to have resulted in the death of 8 million Ukrainians; the Wikipedia entry I linked says “According to the findings of the Court of Appeal of Kiev in 2010, the demographic losses due to the famine amounted to 10 million, with 3.9 million direct famine deaths, and a further 6.1 million birth deficits.”
This puts it higher than the official estimate of the total killed in the Holocaust, at 6 million.
Yet we saw fit to ally with Stalin against Hitler, when he was the bigger butcher.
Frankly, I fail to see how not allying with either genocidal tyrant and ignoring Hitler’s invasion of Poland as we did his earlier invasion of Czechoslovakia would have been a morally less defensible course of action than what we actually did, not to mention the strategic value to Britain and the Western European nations and the rest of the world for that matter of just letting the two tyrants exhaust themselves over Eastern Europe with each other, rather than getting involved.
And I don’t know how anyone can try to make a moral case that Hitler was uniquely evil because of his genocidal atrocities and that therefore we had a moral imperative to wage war on the Nazis, when those we allied with, the Soviets under Stalin, were even worsely genocidal in terms of sheer numbers. Since both sides – the Soviets and the Nazis – had massive blood on their hands, I fail to see why we ought to have sided with one against the other, rather than siding with neither. (If, as Otto von Bismarck famously argued, “The whole of the Balkans is not worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier.”, then maybe the whole of eastern Europe also wasn’t worth the bones of a single Canadian / British / American / Australian / etc., soldier, either…)
I would of course love to see a dispassionate, rational and moral argument against my position, assuming anyone can articulate one. I expect instead knee-jerk emotional reactions, sputtering indignation, “Nazis uniquely bad!” even though the Soviets actually killed more… Go ahead; prove me wrong if you can. 😉