Via Bob Piper comes the news that at tonight’s full meeting of Sandwell Council, local councillors of all parties – but for the three BNP members present- voted to officially commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in Sandwell, each year.
Well done, especially to Cllr Mick Davies, Bob and Tom Watson MP, whose efforts, support and good offices have taken this motion from a conversation on Bob’s blog, back in January, to a clear commitment to remember those who died in the Nazi death camps and those British servicemen who gave their lives in the cause of liberating the survivors of those camps.
I’m also intrigued by Bob’s report of the BNP’s efforts to move an amendment to the main motion that would have effectively blamed the Nazi’s for the deaths of Armenians, Iraqis, Iranians, White Christians and, apparently, “the indigenous people of these islands” – although quite what Hitler had against the Beaker people escapes me at the present time.
What else can one say – I can think of nothing, certainly, to match the words of the late Jacob Bronowski on the occasion of his visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau during the filming of ‘The Ascent of Man’… just watch the video.
If I possess anything that could be considered to be a personal ‘credo’, then it lies there in the words of Bronowski.