This is what happens almost every day in the Netherlands. A Holocaust against non-human animals. People get offended when you say this. “How dare you compare the murder of animals shoved into a gas chamber to the murder of people shoved into a gas chamber!” They’ll insist. This is a product of your anthropocentric thinking.
In Hitler’s Germany, Germanocentric thinking was the norm: The rights of Germans matter. Children were taught from an early age that Jews are subhuman. In school they would be taught how to spot the difference between a Jewish nose and a Germanic nose. And so they can not be held morally responsible: To them the rights of a Jew would seem as absurd as the rights of a pig do to you. How can you be held responsible for eating meat in a culture that normalizes it? How can you be held responsible for operating a gas chamber in a culture that normalizes it?
Nothing that happens in history happens without a reason. We humans are here to manifest timeless ideas. We are puppets of the Gods. And the Holocaust similarly, was a sadomasochistic pact between the Nazi (which means prince or priest in Hebrew) and the Jew, actors engaged in a form of performance art on the world’s stage, that was meant to confront human beings with their own cruelty.
The Greek word Holocaust means “burned offering”. It was a sacrifice, of millions of human beings, to confront humans with their own evil, how we are capable of any atrocity when our culture normalizes it. The Jews had to be the victims, because they were barely distinguishable from other Europeans: They were our neighbors, our marriage partners, they were in the process of assimilating until they would be unrecognizable. It thereby illustrated the full extent of human cruelty, how our imagined virtues are really just a product of social conditioning.
Hitler was a dramatic man, he wanted to become an artist, but was not allowed into art school, so he turned politics into performance art. Like Zelensky in Ukraine, he blended the lines between politics and acting. All his earliest speeches were basically just about the stuff he saw in the theater, he would just complain about the theater performances he disliked.
Hitler was not just a dramatic man, the young Hitler also had a weak spot for Jewish girls. He complains in his earliest speeches about how Jewish men pimp out their wives and daughters. It’s very clear he had a sexual desire for Jewish women. And this is also illustrated by his insane desire for Stefanie Isak, which almost drove him to suicide. The only woman who is said to have had any influence over Hitler was Stephanie von Hohenlohe, an illegitimate Jewish princess, who was popular among the top hierarchy. Hitler was also extremely fond of his Jewish doctor, who treated his mother for free when she had breast cancer and he made sure he would not become a participant in his performance theater.
Hitler’s real objective was very simple and it can be understood when you recognize his effort as the conversion of Germany to Dharma. Why would a European politician rally an entire country under the Swastika, an ancient Indian symbol? Why would Himmler carry the Bhagavad Gita with him? Why would they import a foreign culture? Why did they ban Kosher slaughter? Why did they ban animal experimentation? Why did they restrict hunting? Why was Hitler a vegetarian? Why did Goebbels say that Hitler wanted to shut down all the butcheries after the war was over? Why did they begin feeding their troops soybeans near the end of the war?
Once victory proved impossible, once it became clear Hitler could never shut down all of the world’s butcheries, the Wannsee conference was organized. And here a historical decision was taken, to confront a people with their own cruelty. The dehumanization of other ethnic groups would be taken to its most extreme conclusion: To treat them the way we now treat animals every single day.
The Holocaust is the most extreme taboo in modern society, a secular religion, because it reminds human beings so much of the evil they continue to commit, behind closed doors, where nobody is supposed to see it. They want to pretend it is not going on and they become enraged when they are confronted with it, like when someone points out to them that all this manure is poisoning our soil. They want to pretend it is not happening. Simultaneously, they are thankful to the farmers, who commit the cruel acts on their behalf and will pay the full price during their future reincarnations. The more guilt Dutch white trash feel, the more thankful they are to the Dutch farmers, the more they venerate them.
There is just one word you need, to understand Hinduism: Ahimsa. To abstain from cruelty. And yet, immediately after Hitler was surrounded on all sides within meters of his bunker and committed suicide, people began to misinterpret what had happened. They were going to preempt anyone drawing the logical conclusion from his grand performance: What Hitler did is wrong because all humans are equal, in contrast to those born as non-human who have a hereditary subordinate status.
The post-WWII era would be the era that takes anthropocentrism to its extreme conclusion. Every single day, your species commits a Holocaust against 200 million land animals. The whole planet is beginning to suffocate, ecosystems are collapsing because you have usurped all the world’s land for your eternal animal Holocaust. You are the evil species, Hitler is your collective scapegoat. Until 1945 Jesus died for your sins, but now Hitler died for your sins.
It is the most absurd possible conclusion to draw from the Holocaust, that humans are somehow an egalitarian master species, elevated on an equal basis above all other species, yet this is your modern religion, this is the only thing you people truly believe. Where do you wish to draw the line? A chimpanzee is non-human and thus proper food? Are you going to teach me how to recognize the difference between a chimpanzee’s nose and a human nose?
It’s not alright to send Jews to the gas chambers, because they are human, but it is alright to send chimpanzees to the gas chamber? What about a chimpanzee human hybrid, would it be ok to gas them for food? No? Because they have some human genetic material in them?
Alright, what then about the pigs who are genetically manipulated with human genes, to produce donor organs? Do they deserve not to be murdered, because they have some human genes? How many human genes do you need, for it to be wrong for you to be sent to the gas chamber? Some mice have multiple human genes. Or are animal genes somehow responsible for you not deserving the right to live? Well almost all of us have some animal genes in us: We descend from species other than Homo Sapiens too.
Hitler preempted all your criticisms, he was willing to play the villain and wear the black robe, to expose YOU as the villain. You have no valid argument on the basis of which you can say that there is a difference between his grand performance theater and your casual animal genocide turned into an economic sector.
Is it intelligence you wish to base rights on? In that case you’re arguing that Hitler was in his right when he engaged in his eugenics program to murder the handicapped! His message was very simple: By playing the villain, by performing his insane trolley thought experiment, he forced you towards the natural conclusion that compassion should be extended to ALL SENTIENT LIFEFORMS. Hence why Savitri Devi saw him as an avatar of Vishnu.
And the price he was willing to pay to accomplish this, was to be forever seen as the world’s worst person, the incarnation of pure evil. That’s what I call a sacrifice.