Ideal-Wing identification politics threaten Holocaust training landon frim

A new entrance has opened in the lifestyle wars — this time in excess of Holocaust education and learning in Florida faculties. In advance of a July 14 vote on revising teaching specifications, the Florida Department of Training has requested for enter from a proper-wing, Christian group calling itself “Proclaiming Justice to the Nations.” The Tennessee-primarily based corporation has previously been labelled a dislike group by the Southern Poverty Legislation Middle.

PJTN’s tips concentration on a dependable theme: do not “universalize the Holocaust.” In a Might 3 editorial for the Miami Herald, PJTN president Lauri Cardoza-Moore insisted that the Holocaust be dealt with as wholly exceptional, and not as a implies to train broader lessons about “racism and inequality.”

The trouble is that the “specifics” PJTN wishes involved in school curricula are practically uniformly completely wrong. The group has superior the strategy that Nazis qualified Jews mainly because of their religiosity and their Zionism, i.e., the drive to make a Jewish point out in Palestine. This is bogus. The Nazi murder of some 6 million Jews was centered upon a racist, extremely-nationalist ideology of Aryan supremacy. It was not a theological discussion, and it did not concentrate on Zionists additional than Jews of other political persuasions.