Thursday, 29 January 2015

Can you compare the immorality of Auschwitz with Hiroshima?


Are the attacks on Dafydd Wigley  over his comparison  of the use of Nuclear Weapons with Auschwitz Justified?


Here's a transcript of  the relevant BBC Interview 

Lord Wigley:

 Certainly, we've been opposed to nuclear weapons all down the years, we can't see any possible justification in having them, nobody in their right minds would use them as the first weapon of strike and if another country is attacking us with nuclear weapons, what satisfaction does it give that we can obliterate as many millions of people in their countries by firing back, The thing is immoral, it's impractical, it's not an effective deterrent against people like ISIS and it is a waste of money.

Ross: 

But it would bring a great deal of employment to an area where employment is a struggle at Milford Haven.

Lord Wigley:

 Look, this week we have been remembering what happened in Germany before the war, no doubt there were many jobs provided in Auschwitz and places like that but that didn't justify their existence and neither does nuclear weapons justify having them in Pembrokeshire.

Ross:
 Are you seriously comparing a Trident base to a Nazi death camp?

Lord Wigley: 

The number of people that will be killed by Trident will be infinitely more.

Ross:
 So you think that is a valid comparison, to compare the prospect of a Trident base in Milford Haven with Auschwitz?

Lord Wigley:

 The point I'm making is that you have to look at what a job entails not just the fact that there is a job located in any particular area and, in this instance, we do not believe that we should have nuclear weapons at all, we believe that Trident shouldn't be renewed and we most certainly don't want that renewal to happen in Pembrokeshire or anywhere in Wales or, to be fair, anywhere in Britain.

Ross:

 And you think there is a moral comparison between working on one of those Trident bases, the staff, the people, the Scots who work on the Trident base and those who worked at the Nazi death camps?

Lord Wigley: 

No, the point I was making was this, that you have to consider the nature of the work and not just that a job exists.

It it is clear to me that Dafydd (Never Lord to me) was comparing the immorality of the Holocaust with the use of Nuclear Weapons.

In Neutral Ireland after the War there was tendency  amongst the population when the first evidence of the Concentration camps came out to disbelieve it as Allied Propaganda  whilst as the dropping of the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima was clear and churches held masses the civilian victims.

Today in Ireland few would rightly be Holocaust deniers and we all consider one of the most massive crimes carried out by Man on his fellow beings.

Not just Jews though understandably we tend to concentrate  on the attempt to destroy a people  but  gays  people deemed mentally unfit and  Romani's who seem to have no one to speak for them.

You can read about the Romani Holocaust or Porajmos here.

The use of Nuclear weapons on innocent people is to me equally immoral  and it will bring huge shame to Wales which once declared itself Nuclear Free that such Weapons of  Mass Destruction may be brought to our Nation.

What we have here is a comparison of the Immorality of the past with the Immorality of the future.

Both to me should be equally  condemned .

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