I’m an Eichmann, You’re an Eichmann,
Wouldn’t You Like To Be an Eichmann Too
With all of the hoopla in the press surrounding the 10th anniversary of 9/11/01, I’m reminded of the controversy surrounding the comments of University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill. He called the people who died in those attacks “little Eichmanns” referring to the Nazi architect of Hitler’s plan to exterminate all Jews, Adolf Eichmann. This pissed off a bunch of other “Little Eichmanns” who did their best to ruin Dr. Churchill’s career, just like Eichmann himself would have. Sure, we have freedom of speech in this country, but just try to use it .
Face it, as U.S. citizens, we must all look like “little Eichmanns” to native Americans. How else would we look? We perpetrated the holocaust. We killed 100 million Indians with utmost cruelty and brutality, and then brushed it under the rug. We haven’t changed one bit from those massacring days. We just do it to Arabs mostly, now. We’re not like the “good Germans” who could pretend they didn’t know what was happening. We all know what happened to the Indians. We all know we live on stolen land, and we all know that we have no intention of ever giving any of it back. What does that make us?
If being called a “little Eichmann” offends you, then try not to be such a “little Eichmann”. Start by walking away from your job in the American Fascist Empire. That won’t necessarily stop you from thinking like an Eichmann, but it might stop you from acting like one. If you think poverty is too high of a price to pay, then get used to being a “little Eichmann”, and don’t act so hurt when people refer to you as such. Really, who wouldn’t rather live comfortably as a Nazi, than die in a concentration camp?
If you are not too offended to live on stolen Indian land, too offended to enjoy a totally unsustainable middle-class lifestyle, or too offended to pay taxes to the perpetrators of Genocide, but calling you a “little Eichmann” offends you, how do you feel about “hypocrite” or “moron”? Do those monikers suit you better? Ultimately, how you feel about the facts doesn’t change them one bit.
Speaking of facts, I don’t believe, for a second, that both WTC towers, and building seven, pancaked in their own footprints because they were hit by airliners. Something else happened there, something like a coup.
Sadly, people already in denial about the country they live in, will believe anything, so long as it reinforces their denial. So we remain, one fascist nation, undeserving, in denial, with bigotry, and injustice for all. Happy “Little Eichmann” Day.