Letter writer: Holocaust comparison: a response

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I would like to respond to Raymond Capelouto’s letter to the editor, “Holocaust Comparison Is Disturbing” [Oct. 5, Xpress]. It was written in response to my letter to the editor from Sept. 21, “Slaughterhouse ‘Blues’ Is Shocking.” First, my apology to any Jewish person who was offended. That was not my intention at all.

I remember visiting the Jewish Museum in Prague several decades ago, and it broke my heart. I think most of us are still wondering how on earth human beings were capable of doing that to other human beings, not just Jewish people but the other minorities as well.

The point of my [letter] was to express that today, billions of animals are being slaughtered yearly, and this is acceptable to most people. Animals also have feelings and fears, but most do not want to actually know the horrors of what they are put through.

I admired Cynthia Sampson’s mention in her letter to the editor [Sept. 28] that Israeli animal rights activists refer to the “Holocaust of the animals” using the same term that causes us all to shudder. That word is meant to wake us up, [make us] pay attention and say, “Never again!” Let’s include animals in this firm resolve.

— Miriam Hard
Asheville

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11 thoughts on “Letter writer: Holocaust comparison: a response

  1. boatrocker

    Despite large scale slaughterhouses are grotesque yet the choice to eat meat is made anyway, your comment
    ‘today, billions of animals are being slaughtered yearly’ left out an important point-
    ‘for food’.
    Jews were not raised to be eaten during the Holocaust.
    Nor are slaughtered animals simply incinerated in ovens.

    The above point seems to be the elephant in the room.

  2. Snowflake (Social Justice Worrier)

    Why is it that boatrocker’s comments get bumped to the top.?Paul Wilczynski posted first; I saw it it. I’ve seen BR comment hours after the first poster, and then still get bumped to the top. Don’t care, just curious.

    • Huhsure

      Conspiracy!

      Or maybe he’s under moderation, which would mean his comments are held until approval, at which point the are placed in the order they were posted.

        • The Real World

          Specifically, boatrocker’s comments are moderated. So, he may have posted first and then when approved it falls in chronology.

    • boatrocker

      Actually, as I am a Deep State undercover operative, when I insist on posting Clinton’s lies, liberal smut and progressive fallacies, I tend to get whatever I want as, well, you know, we and the press are like this (crossing fingers).
      Consider yo’self bumped, Snowflake, awwww yeah!
      Compared to hacking into the DNC and masquerading as the Russians, ha! Bumping other posters is child’s play!

      I’d like to answer more questions, but nobody could really understand my answers on a deeper level except The Real World, who understands all.
      To my brother Real World- hail the lizard man illuminati, true rulers of the the world (and galaxy)! Wooot!

      Time is limited, however and the election will not rig itself!
      Not without a crack international team of consummate professional conspiratorial elite- including domestic and foreign banks, media, law enforcement, education, voting machines and I personally have to register 10 million dead Republicans as Democrackkks before Monday morning!
      Did you know even that kid down the street with the lemonade stand is in on it?

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