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Life Unworthy of Living

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 22, 2005

Product of Conception at 103 months

All correspondence was subject to rigid "language rules," and, except in reports from the Einsatzgruppen, it is rare to find documents in which such bald words as "extermination," "liquidation," or "killing" occur. The prescribed code names for killing were "final solution" (Endlösung), "evacuation (Aussiedlung), and "special treatment" (Sonderbehandlung); ... Moreover the very term "language rule" (Sprachregelung) was itself a code name; it meant what in ordinary language would be called a lie. ... The net effect of this language system was not to keep these people ignorant of what they were doing, but to prevent them from equating it with their old, "normal" knowledge of murder and lies. -- Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem.

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  • Posted by: - Jan. 23, 2005 4:41 PM ET USA

    The following reference to an Op-Ed in London's Sunday Telegraph is very similar. Sorry it is such a long reference and registration is required:- www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml;sessionid=NEJRJSTQETQGHQFIQMFCM5WAVCBQYJVC?xml=/opinion/2005/01/23/dl2301.xml&sSheet=portal/2005/01/23/ixportal.html It is entitled "Our own Holocaust" and makes the very telling point that although abortion is illegal after 23 weeks in the UK, nevertheless it is quite OK if the baby is deformed in some way, right up to the point of normal birth. Even a cleft-palate warrants an abortion!

  • Posted by: Ignacio177 - Jan. 22, 2005 9:15 AM ET USA

    Bingo. The devil is the prince of lies.

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