Thursday, March 15, 2007

Gandhi Schmandhi, thats what I always say...

Fred Thompson's got it goin' on. Commenting on some of the anti-war left's exaltation of Mahatma Gandi as a symbol of peace, he notes:

"During World War II, Gandhi penned an open letter to the British people, urging them to surrender to the Nazis. Later, when the extent of the holocaust was known, he criticized Jews who had tried to escape or fight for their lives as they did in Warsaw and Treblinka. The Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife, he said. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs. Collective suicide, he told his biographer, would have been heroism."

Fred and I agree, Gandhi was a knucklehead. Although I mean that in a nice way.

5 comments:

gpike said...

That, AND he wore a diaper. Oy vey!

jeff said...

I never got the whole Ghandi thing either. Philip Yancey, who I enjoy reading tremendously, lists Ghandi as one of his spiritual mentors. Eek.

Heidi said...

Yeah... I don't think we were meant to be doormats in this life.

Sharon said...

That's so interesting. I have never read this before.

Puts my opinion of him in a slightly different light.

Heather said...

Yeah, what Sharon said.