Opinion by GRANDPA1940
I have watched and listened to this Tory Government make many promises, make a few correct decisions, such as the ‘Push for Brexit’, tarnished as it became with the full weight of the ‘Remain’ Establishment and the vocal support of a Speaker who had lost any pretence at impartiality; but, another three months, and we shall be out: Deal or No Deal.
But its accomplishments pale into the shade, when the mistakes are laid out and listed: such as the whole farrago of the CoronaVirus catastrophe, both in terms of health, and of the economy; of sticking with the sure lunacy of the so-called Climate Change Act, which will reduce us to penury within a decade; along with many more stupidities.
But I write today on a singularly crazy idea, grasped of course by this so-called Government because they love to be seen to be be ‘inclusive’ and full of ‘Diversity’’; along with being shown to be full-on opposed to any scent of Anti-Semitism. The proposal, turned flat down by a prescient Westminster City Council, was for the construction of a Holocaust Memorial; to be built along the shallow edge of Victoria Tower Gardens: which is a Grade II-listed park and forms a small triangular green space next to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament – collectively designated as a World Heritage Site.
My views on this are many and varied, but the greatest objection is simply one of logistics; and, simply put states the blindingly obvious: You would have to travel to London to see the damn thing!
When I was but thirteen years old, our History teacher told all us schoolboys to read one book, and one book only, if we were to understand the greatest War ever fought. He told us that the Battles; of Kursk, of Britain, at Alamein, of Midway, Pearl Harbour and at Falaise; and of the massacres such as Oradour-sur-Glane, Babi-Yar could only be viewed in true perspective if we also understood the true history of the Nazi Reich from rise to fall: and this would and could be viewed in one book: namely the Scourge of the Swastika. As I turned the pages of that awful book, as I viewed the pin-sharp photographs of the lines of mass graves and dumping-grounds, filled with human skeletons, it was only then that I realised what the whole Allied World had been fighting against. Very few politicians of that decade understood the real threat of Hitler’s Third Reich. Winston Churchill did, but Neville Chamberlain took us into War only because Hitler invaded Poland.
The true scale of the Nazi Atrocities, apart that is from the genocides practised against the Occupied Nations, were only revealed when the Russians began overrunning the Death Camps like Auschwitz: and these discoveries were later confirmed after the British and Americans liberated such places as Belsen and Dachau. The unreal views of the living skeleton survivors, amidst the piles of dead, were remorselessly covered by the Allied Camera teams. This film was censored by the British and American Governments, and was only released a couple of years ago under the grim title; ‘Night Will Fall’
So, folks; here’s my proposal, which is to tear up and discard the proposal to build this weird and practically useless underground so-called ‘Learning Centre’, together with these equally silly bronze fins which remind people of nothing at all: and instead fund the purchase of 90,000 hardback copies of ‘The Scourge of the Swastika’; along with the production and reproduction of 90,000 DVD copies of ‘Night Will Fall’. These items will be distributed amongst all, repeat ALL education establishments with an enrolled age of 15 years or older. The Book will form part of the Syllabus, along with timely showing of the DVD to those schools, colleges, Universities: so that the young can, should and will learn of the capacity, within a nation from whence sprang genius; of Man’s INHUMANITY to his fellow man.