Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hitler's Birthday Cake

I guess as long as we let racists continue to reproduce we're going to have people like this amongst us but it doesn't make this any less sad:

HOLLAND TWP. | In a living room decorated with war books, German combat knives and swastikas, a 2-year-old boy, blond and blue-eyed, played with a plastic dinner set.

The boy, asked his name, put down a tiny plate and ran behind his father's leg. He flashed a shy smile but wouldn't answer. Heath Campbell, 35, the boy's father, encouraged him.

"Say Adolf," said Campbell, a Holocaust denier who has three children named for Nazism.

Again, the boy wouldn't answer. It wasn't the first time the name caused hesitation.

Adolf Hitler Campbell -- it's indeed the name on his birth certificate -- turns 3 today, and the Campbell family believes the boy has been mistreated. A local supermarket refused to make a birthday cake with "Adolf Hitler" on it.

The ShopRite in Greenwich Township has also refused to make a cake bearing the name of Campbell's daughter, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, who turns 2 in February.

Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, a girl named for Schutzstaffel head Heinrich Himmler, turns 1 in April.

Now personally, I would have made the cake for the kid; sure, his parents are obviously racist douchebags but he's only 3: let the kid have his birthday cake. Because this will almost definitely be the case someday:
An Allentown psychologist said the names would cause problems for the children later in life.
Ya think!? That Barack Obama presidency win is looking even more miraculous when you factor in how many idiots like this we still have living in this country.

1 comment:

Van Zan said...

I would have thought there'd be some law against giving kids certain types of names, on grounds of profanity or administrative difficulty (like giving a child 200 middle names for instance).

In that I would have thought (I don't really know) that there would be some prohibition on offensiveness.

Adolf is a 'normal' name and it's probably a stretch to prohibit it.
But Hitler can't be that common so the combination should be able to be made illegal.

As for Holocaust deniers...
My grandfather was among the first in to liberate the camps. He SAW, and was never the same again.

The evidence is overwhelming. It's like denying 9-11 happened.
People knew something was going on even before the extent of the camps and what went on there was fully known.
"War pornography" in the form of photos taken by German troops as they swept through places like Ukraine is one of the reasons Nazi atrocities are so well documented.

There's a Russian film with the English title of "Come And See" which is not about the holocaust per se but about the German invasion of the Soviet Union as seen through the eyes of child. It is pure nightmare. Should be seen by everyone.
America is not solely paramount in credit for defeating Hitler.
The reason Hitler lost the war is because the Eastern front swallowed 75% of his military as the Soviet Union lost more people than any other country - themselves ruled by a psychotic despot, Stalin, who arguably killed as many people as Hitler.

Hitler could have won. It's an almost unthinkably terrible vision, but it might have been. Without the Soviet Union - which Germany came close to defeating - we could now be living in a dark age, all humanity and enlightenment and justice and gentility crushed with a boot on its face forever.

can you imagine...