My gay brothers do your research before you forward.

  • cowboyupnorth

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    Dec 14, 2007 6:03 PM GMT
    I received the following e-mail from a gay friend. I was disappointed that he would send this out and not do any personal research. Maybe I am just hypersensitive but I feel gays have been left out of the history books by the general public, but it is a crime when we leave our brothers and sisters out.

    My response to his e-mail was "If you are going to send this out please do some research. Do you know how many gays were murdered at this time, should we not honor and remember them as well? icon_idea.gifJust do the research and add them into the comments about who was all murdered and it would help raise the consciousness of discriminations against gays as well.

    So read the post and then tell me am I out of line or do we have a responsibility to check the facts when we forward e-mails?icon_question.gif


    Please read the little cartoon carefully, it's powerful. Then read the comments at the end, and please - forward it! We cannot, we must not, ever forget what happened in Europe over 60 years ago, because it could happen again. Anyone, any group, could be the target. It has been said that those who refuse to study history are doomed to repeat it. In this case, those who are attempting to rewrite history are probably planning to repeat it! The hatred is already there, in place, taught to the children from infancy, with promises of glory and honor to those who carry out the plans. Forewarned is forearmed, and I'm doing my small part by forwarding this message. I hope you'll do the same.

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    It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian people looking the other way!

    Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be "a myth," it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.
    The Islamic extremists are bent on the same thing that Hitler and Stalin were. The conquest of the world and the destruction of anyone who doesn't believe the way they do. The rest of the Muslims who say or do nothing about them are as guilty as the extremist.
    This e-mail is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide!

    Join us and be a link in the memorial chain and help us distribute it around the world.

    As a Christian, The Islamic extremists see you as an infidel, and they want you dead.

    Please don't just delete it. It will only take you a minute to pass this along - Thanks
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    Dec 15, 2007 1:47 AM GMT
    That email is offensive on oh so many levels.
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    Dec 15, 2007 1:58 AM GMT
    WTF..?
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    Dec 15, 2007 2:16 AM GMT
    yes, and while we are at it, let us not forget america's holocausts as well . . .
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    Dec 15, 2007 3:18 AM GMT
    Or the American-backed Indonesian army and their massacre of the people of East Timor; on a relative scale that dwarfs the atrocities of Nazi Germany.

    Or the American-backed repressive regimes in South America during the 1960's and 1970's.

    Or the Truman Doctrine in 1947 - thousands of Greek peasants murdered and imprisoned in defense of what were believed to be Communists.

    Because a particular group was left out of the list, you should not be offended. You can categorize plenty of people based on the murders of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot. And clearly, such a painstaking attempt of making sure every single damn category of people who were killed is listed just to avoid offending someone is beyond asinine. Yes, gays were also murdered. So were millions of other people. Why would you even think of turning this into an issue of - "Oh, remember us too!"

    What is offensive - because it is an outright lie - is the categorization of Islamic extremists and all Muslims as guilty of what a small group of fundamentalists view as their 'divine' duty.

    Christian extremists are no different than Islamic extremists. They do not do the bombing but they surely elect someone who would send others to do it for them.

    jprichva summed it up quite nicely. And to be honest I care much less about them forgetting to include "gays" on the list than the negative image they're fronting of Iran.
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    Dec 15, 2007 3:46 AM GMT
    I don't think he intensionlly omitted the gays.
    Cause to include everything happened in holocaust, there are a lot more to add.

    Soviet POWs 2–3 million
    Politicals 1–1.5 million
    Serbs 600,000
    Poles 200,000
    Roma 220,000–500,000
    Freemasons 80,000–200,000
    Disabled 75,000–250,000
    gay 80,000
    Spanish POWs 7,000–16,000
    Jehovah's Witn 2,500–5,000