I don't know exactly what to think of Nathanael Kapner. He is certainly an oddity, though in a likable way from my perspective. He's also very intelligent and educated regarding Jewish identity politics. While i don't agree with everything he says, he does publish a lot of hard-hitting truth. He's blunt and he doesn't pull any punches and i like that.
In his article, The Old Order Is Falling, he sends a message of hope, not only to the U.S., the country in which he resides, but to the western world in general. I find it difficult to get a handle on how the public in general thinks about issues like Israel, the holocaust, Germany's role in WW2, etc., and so i like hearing what others who are probably a lot better connected than i, such as Kapner, have to say, however a few things he said surprised me.
- Seven out of ten Americans (70 percent) say fewer people seem to care about the Holocaust than they used to
- Nearly one-third of all Americans (31 percent) and more than 4-in-10 Millennials (41 percent) believe that substantially less than 6 million Jews were killed (two million or fewer) during the Holocaust
- While there were over 40,000 concentration camps and ghettos in Europe during the Holocaust, almost half of Americans (45 percent) cannot name a single one – and this percentage is even higher amongst Millennials
So apparently Americans care less about the Jewish holocaust than they used to, which they ought to given it's largely a fabrication, but those who are at least aware of it question the credibility of the mainstream narrative. Gee, i wonder why they no longer buy the 6 million figure? However despite the lack of knowledge in many cases…
- More than nine out of ten respondents (93 percent) believe all students should learn about the Holocaust in school
- Eight out of ten respondents (80 percent) say it is important to keep teaching about the Holocaust so it does not happen again
I wonder how many people see the absurdity in promoting education of an event for which they know little or nothing about?