Not the Same

“I don’t believe in the Holocaust,” he said with a challenging, simpering smile. 

“What’s that mean?”

“I wasn’t there, so I don’t know that it happened.”

“It’s a well-documented historic fact. Millions of people died.”

He waved that away. “Papers. Photographs. That can all be faked.”

“And bodies in graves?”

“They can be faked, too. I wasn’t there, so I can’t confirm that it happened, and I don’t believe it did. Just like slavery. I don’t think it happened, either.”

My mouth fell open. “So you need to be there to know if something happened.” As he nodded, I said, “Are you a sports fan?”

“Oh, yeah.”

“How do you know that a game took place if you weren’t there? You can’t watch every game on television. Even if you could, that can be faked.”

He laughed. “Oh, that’s different, because I’m alive now. I’m experiencing it.”

“You were born, when, the early seventies?”

“Exactly nineteen seventy.”

I set my cup to focus on him. “The Moon landings began the year before, nineteen sixty-nine. Do you believe in those?”

“No, I don’t. There’s a lot of evidence that the entire space program was faked.”

“Then World War II was probably faked, too, right?”

“No, because my grandfather fought in World War II in the Pacific. He confirmed it was real.”

“But only in the Pacific, right? He didn’t serve in Europe.”

“But he had friends and other relatives that fought in Europe.”

“But not you.”

“Of course not. I’m too young.”

“Then you must not believe in Jesus Christ. You weren’t there when he was alive, were you? Or the first SuperBowl or any of the other football championships? You must not believe in Babe Ruth, either, or Columbus coming to America, right?”

He was shaking his head. “No, no, you’re wrong. Fake news to control the people is a modern pracitice that the United States government developed. Things that happened hundreds of years ago are true because people told the truth in that time. See, it’s just not the same.”



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  1. This is unbelievably incredible, why? Because there are stupid people all around the world that actually believe this unadulterated shit! I’m having a go round with a person from another department who is one of those dreaded “anit-vaxxers.” She fought about the fact her kids won’t ever get vaccinated. And get this, we were “debating” this very subject while at the Department of Occupational Safety getting our TB test! But, I got the upper hand, I think I frustrated her enough to leave, I told the nurse about it and she said “Oh that loon, yeah I wish I could just tell her not to come back until someone vaccinates her with some common sense.” True story 🙂

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    1. Yes, and sadly some of these folks that believe such things are related to us. That leaves me thinking, what went wrong in that branch of the family tree?

      Glad you got the upper hand. Amazing tale. Boggles the mind.

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    1. Yes, he’s a strong Trump supporter, planning to vote for him in 2020 on the basis of all the great things Trump has done to restore the nation. When pressed, he cites the stock markets’ gains, immigration, and foreign policy. Blows my mind.


  2. I’m a little dumbstruck that this person can be so deluded as to think all people in the “old days” told the truth, and if they did their research, they could find all kinds of evidence for the holocaust, the moon landings, etc.

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