Article copyAs I already mentioned here and there I definitely ditched my television set shortly after 9/11, as the infamy of the French networks was just not acceptable to watch anymore.
But I still have my informers.
One of them just told me that while watching the French-German artsy-farsty Zeropean Leftist channel Arte, the night before yesterday, he learned that if there were so many Jews deported to their death in the Nazis camps, it was - don't hold your breath - the Americans' fault.
Because - dig that - they didn't bomb the railways and stations (enough, presumably).
Now before you decide (unilaterally) to start bombing (preemptively) a certain French-German artsy-farsty Zeropean Leftist channel studio, just to make sure you won't be blamed for the future generations of French and Germans indoctrinated to their moral death in the French-German Kultural Elite's rehabilitation programs, please bear in mind that although I have no reasons to doubt my informer's information, I haven't witnessed that alleged piece of rewritten history myself.
Therefore, if anybody saw it, and can provide evidences or links that confirm, mitigate or invalidate this report, please email or comment. In the meantime, I will of course restrain the finger pointing procedure, and leave to Arte-farsty the benefit of the doubt.
However, I saw fit to post about it, in order to address these broader issues:
First, and from my past experience of this appalling French German propaganda tool (at the expense of the tax-payer), this definitely has 'Arte' written all over. This is exactly their kind of turf.
Arte cares about the Jews, only in the context of the Holocaust - and only as a convenient lever to put some blame on the Allied (mainly, of course, the US) - the rest of the time, Arte is resolutely pro Palestinian
Historically, Arte's WWII reads like Communists' post war propaganda.
Economically, Arte is all funny in the pants whenever she starts chirping about the anti-globalization totalitarians.
Environmentally speaking, Arte wants you to regress to the Middle Ages, and those "brown people in distant southern countries" to keep dying of starvation and crass misery just for a climate temperature reduction of 0.15°C in year 2100 (source: the dissident frogman's Kyoto Protocol Abridged).
Finally, on the humanitarian plan, Arte wants you to regress to the destitution and slavery of a Socialist economy, hence forcefully 'redistribute' the fruits of your work to provide enough Mr. Coffee© to various NGO's allegedly dedicated to those "brown people in distant southern countries" who keep dying of starvation and crass misery just because you didn't regress to the Middle Ages, knowing that as far as climate is concerned, the main difference between the Medieval Warm Period and today is that you invented the air-conditioner, and worked your ass off to afford it (Apart from the French, still stuck in Socialist tragedies of medieval proportions in that respect).
Anyway, you get the idea: Arte is the usual mix of paleo-Marxists and trendy Champagne Socialists behind a facade of post-modern
So while it still doesn't mean the information I received is accurate, it doesn't strike me as highly improbable when it comes to Arte and anti-Allied revisionism (behold my mastery of understatements).
Next, this would definitely appear like part of a general trend within a larger French-German History in the Rewritting operation. Aided and abetted by the French, the German side begin with a disgusting self-exculpation on the sacred soil of D-Day, asserting that in all this sad WWII adventure, the Germans too were victims of, well, Germany - And by that, they don't mean the few German opponents to the Nazi regime, but the very masses who attended the Nazis' grand-masses with enthusiasts and coordinated "Zig Heil" arm gymnastics, as well as those victims in feldgrau uniforms who were victimized into putting harsh resistance from Italy and the Battle of Normandy on, and rolling all the way back to Germany, via Bastogne and Oradour-sur-Glane.
Thus, once you've made yourself an official victim, and since everybody feels a bit uneasy nonetheless, your most pressing task is to designate as many culprits as possible, in order to divert everybody's attention from your flimsy new victim status. And since everybody feels a lot bitter and spiteful towards those Yanks who didn't admit that this guy on the right (and those in the back) was a victim too, what better idea than blaming them for what you did?
Yep, this is where tools such as Arte come in handy.
Again, this information has to be confirmed, but if it was, I'm sure you will enjoy like I do the pathetic irony of a French-German entity basically saying: "sure, we were mass murderers once, but that's because nobody stopped us."
Yes, I know I said I was on strike. It's just that I've decided to do it the Japanese way today. I'm wearing an armband on my pajamas.
We now resume our general strike program.