South Park Conservativism run tastelessly amok
So, one may wonder what this particular post is about.
It turns out that Kate McMillan managed to pull one over on Warren Kinsella recently, as she managed to convince Kinsella to display a cleverly-doctored photograph on his blog.
Presumably, it was of a numbered tattoo on the arm of a Holocaust survivor. Instead, it turned out to be the serial number off the engine block of McMillan's motorcycle photoshopped onto a photo of someone's arm.
At first glimpse, it almost seems like an amusing prank.
But the Holocaust isn't something people should be making light of. Six million human lives snuffed out in the name of mere hatred: it's not a laughing matter.
Kinsella asked for permission to post the photo on his blog, as it would encourage others to "fight the good fight".
Well, as someone who has fought the good fight, I find it necessary to take exception.
McMillan's prank is juvenile, and at first glance, seems like it should be written off as such. Then one remembers what is at stake.
When the historical memory of travesties such as the Holocaust begin to fade, we put ourselves at risk of allowing such atrocities to reoccur. It all relates to one of western society's most basic proverbs: history, forgotten, repeats itself.
Ridiculing such episodes has the precise same effect. McMillan really ought to be ashamed of herself. Whether this was meant as a joke or not, it simply isn't funny. As a matter of fact, it's the exact polar opposite from funny.