People donít like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
—Helen Keller (attributed)
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
— Aldous Huxley, "Note on Dogma"
Because of mutual defense pacts signed earlier, which declared that an attack on any of the three signatories (Poland, Britain, and France), Hitlerís invasion drew Britain and France into war with Germany. Both dutifully declared war 70 years ago today, on September 3, 1939, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Well, at least if you care about history.
If youíre Pat Buchanan, of course, you never let a little thing like history stop you from a good opportunity to try to paint Hitler as being an OK guy and to explain how Adolf Hitler didnít really want war and he was just a poor, misunderstood guy forced to fight by those nefarious Allies, who were unreasonable and wouldnít give him what he wanted...Thatís right. To Buchanan, if Britain and France hadnít allied themselves with Poland and then actually honored their commitment after Hitler invaded to take what Germany was due but that those stubborn Poles, confidence buoyed by their alliance with France and Britain, refused to give up, then the Holocaust would never have happened. The implication is that the Holocaust was all Franceís and Britainís fault!
real Holocaust revisionism!
Pardon me while I barf. Leave it to Mel Brooks
to get it exactly right. Mel knows his history better than Pat.
, "Pat Buchanan: Hitler apologist"
Man, if reality and the feminazis are right, then this rape culture is fucking insane and brutal and Iíd be an asshole for supporting it and shitting on the only people trying to fix itÖ thus, it must all be make-believe because I as the All-Holy Penis-Bearer know the lives of women far better
than any she-creature.
— Sadly, No! rebuts
Jonah Goldberg's "What War on Women?"