Gaffe down under- ‘Final Solution’ Was Bad. But So Is ‘Climate Denier’

Columnist Andrew Bolt writes:

Fraser Anning using the phrase “final solution” has outraged dozens of politicians from Labor and the Greens because of the link to the Holocaust.

A black and white photo of captured Jewish women with their hands up. PHOTO: Jewish women captured by the Nazis in Budapest, Hungary in October 1944. (Wikimedia Commons)

Will Labor and the Greens now express similar outrage at the phrase “climate deniers”, given its deliberate link to Holocaust deniers?

Professor Clive Hamilton:

Instead of dishonouring the deaths of six million in the past, climate deniers risk the lives of hundreds of millions in the future. Holocaust deniers are not responsible for the Holocaust, but climate deniers, if they were to succeed, would share responsibility for the enormous suffering caused by global warming…

So the answer to the question of whether climate denialism is morally worse than Holocaust denialism is no, at least, not yet.

Fellow extremist Professor Robert Manne:

Scepticism is in general, as it should be, a positive word, denoting scientific or humanistic curiosity and in particular the presence of an open mind…

Denialism, a concept that was first widely used, as far as I know, for those who claimed that the Holocaust was a fraud, is the concept I believe we should use.

Read more at Herald Sun

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August 17, 2018 at 11:49AM

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