So I posted here about tolerance. This was the topic of a series of Ideas programs on CBC.
So let me throw something out here to see how you chew on this. I know Naomi has read a lot about the holocaust but essentially she would not be the only one that would agree that the Nazi slaughter of the Jews is a horrible scar on history.
Let me state clearly that my position is that this genocide is abominable.
So then how are we to judge those German citizens, soldiers, and even executioners? They acted under the conviction that they were doing the right thing. Yet we would say they are/were wrong. On what basis should we be given authority to classify their actions as wrong? What do we do with the ignorance that their convictions led them to remain in? Why are/were their convictions less valid than my own?
And you can stop right here thinking that I’m a Nazi-lover or a Jew-hater.