@firstname.lastname@example.org @emacsen I read the article but still don't understand. No one just wakes up one day, decides they're a Nazi and attacks a random Mosque or Synagogue.
How does this happen? How is it possible to deny the holocaust, something so obviously real? How do these people decide that their fascists, and that the "antifa's" are out to get them? How do they possibly believe in something as stupid as white supremacy and all the related unrealistic conspiracy theories?
In the US I can see it easily. People can be convinced of lies, but Germans took the holocaust in, they did the work as a nation to reflect on it and see the harm.
So now, for this to happen... I don't know, and if can happen in Germany, it can happen anywhere.
This was not by accident. Not every country involved in the Holocaust did this work.
If there was a place where Jews could feel that people knew about the Holocaust, it would be post-WW2 Germany.
The symbolism of this shooting taking place in Germany is very intense indeed.
I think about "Where is safe?" a great deal.
Not France, the country where I was born. Antisemitism is rampant.
The US? My beloved NYC has had many attacks on Jews, especially in the last two years, post Trump.
Canada? It's safer... I don't fear violence. I do have some concerns but they're less. Historically though, Canada has not been so great and I worry it may go back to its past.
I worry about being safe essentially every day.
@emacsen @email@example.com Why is antisemitism rampant in France? Isn't Germany still okay?
I can't tell you deeper causes.
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