Saturday, May 11, 2024

D.L. Gardner: Yom Ha Shoah, Remembering the Holocaust

Yom HaShoah, “Holocaust Remembrance Day,” was May 6 this year. Many of us commemorated six million Jews who were brutally starved, gassed, burned, shot, and tortured between 1933 and 1945 before Allied forces liberated 23 primary concentration camps along with literally thousands of other kinds of camps where Nazis terrorized, tormented, and terminated “undesirables.” Never forget!

As we approach the 80th anniversary of the end of humanity’s worst nightmare, world forces are spinning anti-Semitism into another case for genocide of Israel and all Jews worldwide. Those driving this movement pretend to be Palestinian and Hamas sympathizers who use political tactics to overthrow democratic institutions and government. These are the same tactics Adolf Hitler employed when he took over totalitarian control of German in 1932.

Hitler never won a free and open national election. Nevertheless, he claimed his 37% share of the vote entitled him to political power as the Nazi leader. In September 1930 he vowed in court to destroy democracy through the democratic process. Using his legislative position Hitler destroyed the Weimar Republic and built the Third Reich from which he launched his bid for world domination.

Oddly enough, President Obama appeared to mimic much of Hitler’s governance soon after promising, “we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Obama nearly fulfilled his promise. Since January 2021, President Biden has been trying to finish the job.

Who would have thought a terrorist organization like Hamas would have stimulated anti-Semitism when it sneak attacked Israeli citizens last October? America has been one of Israel’s staunchest allies since it became a state in 1948. Now the chaos of October 7th has traveled half way around the world to interfere in a presidential election. Who is pulling the strings and funding conflicts here and in Israel?

First, who benefits from chaos? Israel isn’t benefitting. America hasn’t benefitted, but one could argue that Russia, China, and Iran have benefitted. Coincidently, these three nations have been forming stronger alliances since President Biden entered the Oval Office.

The COVID-19 pandemic camouflaged many of Biden’s executive decisions which were, of course, emergencies to protect the people. How much did that pestilence cost the world in lives and treasure? Once again, who benefitted?

Here we are in 2024, aka 1968.2, heading into a volatile summer with party conventions, riots and lawlessness running rampant, and foreign wars draining our own coffers. The Democrat incumbent in the White House in 1968 decided not to run. The Republican challenger won the electoral college by 110 votes. Richard Nixon also became the first non-incumbent vice president to be elected president, a feat Biden accomplished in 2020. Republicans won five of the next six presidential elections.

Technically speaking, Israel has thousands of years of history as a nation. With that record, Israel is likely to remain a nation for many years to come in spite of generations of attacks from her enemies.

How close are other nations to falling? How many nations have abruptly fallen after decades or hundreds of years as dynasties? Who saw the fall of those empires coming so quickly? It happened to all of them and will likely happen to nations today.

Learning from history is one of the few disciplines that preserves nations. Never forget! It can still happen today.

Daniel L. Gardner is a columnist who lives in Starkville, MS. You may contact him at


Anonymous said...

I completely deny the Holocaust myth happened and can provide mountains of evidence to prove it didn’t happen. The majority of holocaust tropes are falsehood. I even proved to KF that no human skin was made into leather by the Nazis. An often repeated Jewish lie from the Nuremberg trials that even he believed.

Anonymous said...

Never believe.

Anonymous said...

Don't feed the troll above!

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Greenville Ms. We had numerous Jewish people. I never met one that I didn’t like, trust, or like. Greenville in the 60’s or 70s was a melting pot of people. I don’t think it is now, but I thourally enjoy visiting there. My last visit to Jim’s Cafe was before Jane Jones’s funeral at St. James Episcopal.

Sol Weinstein said...

Your stop at Jim's Cafe and the local Episcopal Church is not exactly a 'visit to Greenville'. Nor is your memory of 'meeting' a few Jewish people connected in any way to the holocaust.

Anonymous said...

Comparing Presidents Obama and Biden to Hitler in an article about abuse of the Jewish people demonstrates how living in Starkville can render one stupid.

Anonymous said...

DL characterize entire races, ethnic heritage and religions by their "rotten apples".

Not all Germans supported Hitler and suffered for it.
Not all Palestinians support Hamas or any other terrorist group.
Not all Jews in Israel support Netanyahu.
Not all Christians are extreme fundamentalists like DL nor do they risk their soul with misinformation and lies.

And not all those who think Israel's attack on Gaza has been poorly executed and resulted in unnecessary death and destruction hold all Israelis or Jews responsible. We also hate all terrorists groups and those who spread hate propaganda or give a political leader blind loyalty and see him as God's instrument on earth so that all his unacknowledged and unrepentant sins are excused.

Oh do tell us DL specifically how Obama was like Hitler? Name an action or a policy? I can tell you how Trump is like Hitler. He told "The Big Lie". Hitler's was that all Jews were evil and to blame for everything. Trump's is that the election was stolen.

Violent and destructive protest is no OK no matter who does it. And these days, outside agitators will use a legitimate protest to create chaos.

Shame on DL and ALL of us if we respond emotionally and don't bother to make decisions based on VERIFIABLE information from LEGITIMATE sources!

DL has taught public speaking at MS State. I assume, like most of us, he goes to church and may have taught Sunday school or activity participated.

That Trump supporters seem to be such puffed up Christians that they see him as God's Chosen and their savior is exactly how the Germans became Nazi terrorists! And, like Hitler, Trumpsters are banning books without ever having read them. Like Hitler, Trumpsters want to force women to have babies even if they've been raped. Indeed, Hitler took over the education of children even PE.

But, what you should read is how did Hitler, who only got 35% of the German vote, become first Chancellor and then dictator? Did Trump hope our Capitol like the Reichstag would be burned? Or was Jan 6th like the operations of the Brown Shirts?

And finally, like Hitler, those who support him are willing to break the law and profit from the naive financially and more than a few have prison records.

Krusatyr said...

Save America's coastal spoiled college brats from embarrassing themselves and our country whilst bending to the marxist anti-semitic will of their off-campus agitator-organizers.

How? By an overwhelming tsunami of pro-Trump votes this Fall that sweep away all leftist, Obamunist, Islamarxist cultural rot before it.

Kingfish said...

US wasn't really a "staunch ally" of Israel until Yom Kippur War. It was National Review, I think, that just had a story on how it was Nixon who strengthened relations

Anonymous said...

10:16 needs a Rx for Thorzine and he needs it soon.

Anonymous said...

You feel better after that, 10:16? It's been days since we've heard from somebody so pumped up with verbosity and pomposity.

Do save your world events lessons for the boys down to the McDonald's breakfast club. They'll drool on their biscuits and believe you.

Anonymous said...

"But, what you should read is how did Hitler, who only got 35% of the German vote, become first Chancellor and then dictator?"

Hitler didn't win any political office. Man, you come on here and rant like an unhinged lunatic every week. Did Mr. Gardner take your boo?

Anonymous said...

Something is definitely suspicious when you aren’t allowed to question the accuracy of such an event which has been used as a political bludgeon for those same 80 years and continues to be used to this very day.

Anonymous said...

Many people are saying that Danny is Hitler reincarnated, spawned from the devil himself, cloaked in the skin of an overweight, lazy maga man. There’s no hate like self hate and Danny, you should hate yourself, don’t cut yourself any slack. You are here to do the Devil’s work and you are damned good at it.

Anonymous said...

This is far beyond anything that should be coming from the mind of a communications teacher. I’m disgusted with MSU, kingfish, and ultimately the MAGA movement that empowers losers like Daniel to feel safe to express their extreme rhetoric onto the masses. This “article” sucks, Daniel sucks, and Kingfish sucks. I know this comment won’t be posted since it doesn’t support the Biden is Hitler narrative that Kingfish tries to thrust on us, so Kingfish, for your eyes only, this crap is too far and you need to do better. I’m disgusted and disappointed that right wing politics has turned into this. Thanks Daniel and Kingfish for making that the reality.

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