I know you didn't write the article, but you're quoting it as a contribution of some merit.
It may HAVE some merit, but, to me anyway, whatever merit it has is tainted by some very ugly, really gutter-level stuff. I've never gotten a vibe like that from any of your posts, so please don't take this as my pointing at you and screaming "OMG! Nazi!" or accusing you of anything; I was just a little suprised and disappointed to read what you posted, as I've found some real insight and compassion in other posts of yours.
So, full disclosure: I am part Jewish. My family is mixed: Christian (Catholic & Protestant), Jewish, Muslim, and some atheists as well. My wife's family is all Buddhist. Religious-based conflict drives me absolutely nuts, and that Stormfront s**t makes my eyes bleed. Hey, I can get pretty pissed off talking about Oliver Cromwell too, but that's going way back, so I've never talked to anyone who has it in living memory.
Originally Posted by royster
I did not write the article. Nor do I believe any ethnic group is responsible for any major disaster: my own research shows conclussively that the real perpetrators have a history of hiding behind targeted groups.
Part of the problem with such topics is the propensity for people to trail off with misunderstood details, formulating opinions from them, then proceding to make ill-conceived accusations and assumptions. All the while the real crux of the matter is left way behind, unaddressed.
That is likely the intention.
As well, to do any serious reseach in these matters, it is essential to strip away attached connotations from the present political climate, and rely on historically accurate facts.