Saturday, 17 December 2016, 17.32 EST Last modified on Tuesday 21 February 2017 12.07 EST:
The Holocaust did not happen. At least not in the world of Google, it seems. One week ago, I typed “did the hol” into a Google search box and clicked on its autocomplete suggestion, “Did the Holocaust happen?” And there, at the top of the list, was a link to Stormfront, a neo-Nazi white supremacist website and an article entitled “Top 10 reasons why the Holocaust didn’t happen”.
On Monday, Google confirmed it would not remove the result: “We are saddened to see that hate organisations still exist. The fact that hate sites appear in search results does not mean that Google endorses these views.”
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Having a Chinese wife, in-laws (who experienced Japanese wartime occupation and brutality personally) and friends, I have heard from several sources that the Chinese (citizens and ethnic) have donated less to the Japanese earthquake/tsunami/reactor disaster than they did to Haiti’s terrible earthquake tragedy. Far less. Both disasters were horrible human catastrophes, but ethnic Chinese have a much harder time working up sympathy for Japan.
Glenn Beck is fearful for America. And he’s right to be.
We are at a perilous point in our history. Politics are shrill. Demagogues are everywhere. Political advantage trumps truth. The “Big Lie” is the strategy of choice in some circles.
Most of you don’t know me well. How could you? I’m just a weekly voice on the radio. And that’s if you actually listen to me every week!
So I’ll share something with you about myself: I’m picky about words. Words are all we have when we want to communicate with each other. When words are used carelessly, meaning gets muddied. Continue reading →