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Re: Theos-World Status of Indigenous Australians

Nov 17, 2002 00:46 AM
by leonmaurer

In a message dated 11/14/02 3:48:38 PM, writes:

>>from assured. Now the questions remains: if Aboriginal
>>Australians were meant to naturally die out why are
>>they still prospering today? One could reply that they
>Who ever said that "dying out" means a death in the physical world?
>To clarify what terms like this really mean and to which world they are
>addressed whould be most interesting for historians, too, because there is
>an ongoing quarrel with the term ausrotten (extermination), which Hitler
>liked to use. Did he refer to the physical world or to another world
>(whether above or below the phyiscal world). Asking this question does
>not include an apology for anyone or anything.

No? But it certainly appears that you have chosen this particular example in 
parallel with other statements made in the past, if I remember rightly, that 
often seemed to exonerate Hitler and his Nazi followers from their 
"ausrotten" of the Jews, Gypsies, Slavs and other "inferior" racial stock. 
Was it you I recall once saying that this genocide (as reported in the 
archives of the Nuremberg war crimes trials, and based on records in the MI 
files of US Army) never happened? If so, it would be obvious which side of 
the historians argument you would be on. However, if it did unquestionably 
happen, what would be the purpose of using it as an example in this case?

>The false interpretation of another ones statements thru the filters of
>the own mind is termed by psychologists as projection.

Not in my book. The following is one of the definitions culled from the 
American Heritage Dictionary.  

pro-jec-tion n. 1. - 7. (mathematical, technical, optical, business, 
geological, etc.)
8. Psychology a. The attribution of one's own attitudes, feelings, or 
suppositions to others: “Even trained anthropologists have been guilty of 
unconscious projection—of clothing the subjects of their research in theories 
brought with them into the field” Alex Shoumatoff b. The attribution of 
one's own attitudes, feelings, or desires to someone or something as a naive 
or unconscious defense against anxiety or guilt. 



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