Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Ukrainians thank Mel Gibson for championing truth
I immediately recognized the Russian word for hunger, голода, in the Ukrainian word for what Stalin did to them in the 1930s.

Dr Lubomyr Luciuk:

Mel Gibson seems to have been publicly attacked because he insisted on recalling all of the victims of the Holocaust, Jews and non-Jews alike. He has also been condemned for recalling the many millions of Ukrainians starved to death during the Holodomor. This famine was not the result of natural causes. It was man-made. For anyone to suggest that recalling those murdered during this Soviet crime against humanity somehow detracts from the Holocaust is preposterous. And to belittle the many millions so victimized, as was done by Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, smacks of genocide-denial, or worse. It is, of course, anyone's right to focus grief on their own community's woes. But to make false comparisons and suggest that somehow those who died from hunger suffered less than those who died from gas is odious. We hallow the memory of all the murdered millions and we thank Mr Gibson, a good Catholic, for having the courage of his convictions and for championing historical truth.

Mr Gibson on FDR's ally during World War II:

In the Ukraine several million starved to death between 1932 and 1933. During the last century 20 million people died in the Soviet Union.

Now where are the multimillion-dollar museum in Washington and endless movies and TV documentaries about that? This is not an anti-Semitic site. That said, I'm glad somebody had the stones to finally tell the Jews to get over themselves and stop trying to monopolize WWII history.

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