Sunday, 31 May 2009

Something to do in Britain, if you're mad

Tommorrow, David Irivng, the not-at-all-mad and certainly not a racist, anti-semite, holocaust denier, liar, fraud, fool or blithering idiot, will be holding a reception (1).

At this soiree, Irving will address the buring issue of the day, in his own inimitable way, discussing the question of (I am not making this up), "The Nazi leaders and Westminster - which were the more corrupt?"

I have no idea if this is genuine. If it was anyone else, I'd assume it was a piss take, but no lunacy beyond Irving. The event is advertised on his website, described as his "3.30pm Windsor Garden Party." Obviously, Iriving is comparing himself to a irrelevant, anachronistic old lady with little grasp of the real world and a distorted view of history. Which is a surprisingly accurate assessment, for Irving.

The answer to the question is, of course, "They were both more corrupt that Stalin," which may or may not be true, but demonstrates the appropriate level of respect for the question.

Irving seeks to equate the pathetic, venal money grabbing of MPs at Westminster with a regime that exterminated millions of people simply because it didn't like them. It's an elephant in the livingroom situation, only the elephant is more like a Brachiosaurus. Hitler might not have tried to bill the tax payer for his hanging baskets, but he ordered the murder of millions of people. No further debate as to whether the Nazis were 'better' in some piddling aspect is necessary.

Only a frickin' loon would entertain the comparison. Which bears out what I've already said (2) about David Irving.
1 - The event is advertised on Irving's website, http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/index.html. It is mentioned twice on the day I viewed the webpage, 30th of May, 2009. This redundancy suggests he might, in fact, be serious.
2 - As described previosuly on lefthandpalm: http://lefthandpalm.blogspot.com/2009/01/david-irving-absolutely-stark-staring.html

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