Coming to apologies, why this Western resistance to apologies?
Demonize, Genocide - and apologize (Cartoon by Mike Flanagan; dated Feb.2, 2009; source and courtesy - business-standard.com). Click for a larger image.
This made me think …
About, the ritual of regret and apology about their role in the genocidal past. Since, the “Jewish Problem” was solved by Hitler (hardly 1 million Jews left in Europe and 5 million in USA), the West and USA has no problems, anymore with the Jews. Australia, Canada and France have tendered their ritualistic apologies – and start demonizing someone else.
Australia struggled for more than 5 years – before they agreed to apologize. I presume, US (to the Native Americans and the African-Americans), Belgium (to Congo), Britain (to Kenya), France (to Vietnam), Spain (to the Native Americans), et al will all apologize.
The ritual of regret and apology. (Cartoon source and courtesy - drybonesblog.com). Click for larger picture.
A book, The New Rulers of the World, examines the denial of the genocide. Linked to this is the fact at the end of WW2, the Anglo Saxon Bloc controlled 90% of gold production and reserves. The largest private gold reserve in the world, India was still a British colony.
Modern day demonization
The Western campaign aimed at the demonisation of Islam has replaced the Jewish demonisation (Shakespeare joined in with his anti-Semitic Merchant Of Venice). Without taking responsibility for the destabilisation of the Islamic World by the liquidation of the Ottoman Empire after WW1 – perpetrated by Anglo Saxon countries and the French.
The forgotten lot is that that of the Romani Gypsies. This one segment based in Europe and USA continues to remain on the fringes and discriminated. They have been hunted (like forest animals), their children kidnapped (to end their race and social system), they have been gassed (by Hitler along with the Jews), they have been galley slaves, In fact there was a time when they could be killed, if found alive!
Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, most of South America – have been reduced to the situation of client states. The basic position is Uncle Sam knows best – or else! These states have become production centres for the USA, cheap labour will be given an ‘opportunity’ to serve the ‘master’ states.
All these states also have significant military presence of the Anglo Saxon Bloc -which is a matter of concern.
Coming back to the apologies? I have always wondered, why this Western resistance to apologies? I also wonder what difference does an apology make to the victims, as though, the apology is worth anything.
Would an apology from Hitler be worth anything?