CHAPEL HILL- “21st Century Wellness” is an electronic textbook that is part of a one-credit required fitness class for graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill. It is now under review by the university’s cultural arbiters (i.e. Jews) after criticism about its content, which includes a statements about the Holohoax.
The textbook states that those that died in concertation camps died because they failed to find their inner strength and suffer from “a disease of choice” i.e. laziness.
Does the book suggest that Holohoax campers were not “fit” or hygienic enough to survive? Perhaps in the Spring UNC can teach from the textbook Der Untermensch.
It seems like a hilarious Michael Scott comedy bit, designing a mandatory fitness book for the cast the Officethat suggests that Holocaust victims who didn’t survive are to blame because they didn’t have optimal fitness or didn’t have the self discipline to stay on a fitness regiment.
The textbook was co-written by Ron Hager, an associate professor of life sciences at the Brigham Young University, a Mormon University. Now Mormons tend to be sheltered and have a slightly different perspective than the average “Normie”, but bear in mind Mormons tend to be hardcore Zionist-Judeophiles.
I seriously doubt Hager is a Jew hater, as not only was the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, a Crypto-Jew but Hager uses theories from a Holohoax “survivor”, the Jewish-Austrian psychotherapist Victor Frankl. Immersing one’s self in the ideas of Jewish intellectuals is not a hallmark of anti-Semites.
Frankl said about his fellow campers at the concentration camps:
The people in the camps who did not tap into the strength that comes from recognizing their intrinsic worth succumbed to the brutality to which they were subjected.”
Frankl, as a psychotherapist, founded what is called “logotherapy,” based on theory that life, however bleak, always has meaning, and that people choose their attitudes in the face of even the most traumatic events and conditions.
“Shock Over a Textbook” By Colleen Flaherty reported on August 2, 2018.
He wrote in his book Man’s Search for Meaning, for example, that he spent his days in Nazi concentration camps trying to stay alive to be reunited with his wife and using his medical expertise to help others. But he observed that some other prisoners seemed to give up, hastening their deaths.
Trying to draw on that message, Hager wrote that Frankl “realized deep down that his life had meaning no matter how inhumanely he was being treated by his captors. The people in the camps who did not tap into the strength that comes from recognizing their intrinsic worth succumbed to the brutality to which they were subjected.”
Some have said the passage implies that those who didn’t survive (at least those who weren’t murdered outright) were weak, amounting to a pernicious form of mass victim blaming.
A sense of inherent self-worth can be a source of strength or motivation that can help those struggling, in this case in concentration camps but also for anyone,”
Ryan Holmes, a UNC who took the one-credit course last fall, said..
Some of the stuff they said seemed almost like pseudoscience, and it kind of blurred the lines between what I recognized to be real factual information and things that may or may not be true”
He told CNN that it was like pseudoscience that blurs fact and fantasy? Sounds like he is talking about the official story of the holocaust!
Endowment for Middle East Truth and the Israel education organization StandWithUs have both public condemned the textbook.
“The textbook used at UNC is a complete disgrace; the horrific, bigoted, and vile claim that Holocaust victims did not ‘tap into the[ir] strength’ is a denial of the horrors of the genocidal campaign launched against the Jewish people,” Jennifer Dekel, EMET’s director of research and communications, told Red Alert Politics.
“The book is not only an insult to the memory of the innocent Jewish souls that perished during the Holocaust, but it is serving to brainwash our youth into believing a dangerous fallacy that glosses over the horrors of the Holocaust, and invokes the twisted ideas of Holocaust deniers,” Dekel added.
“UNC should immediately eliminate the textbook from its curriculum, and issue an apology to its Jewish students for not having done so sooner.”
“To suggest that people who died in the concentration camps — or any genocide — because they did not tap into their ‘intrinsic worth’ is insulting to the victims and indicates an appalling lack of knowledge and sensitivity,” StandWithUs co-founder Roz Rothstein told Red Alert Politics.
“Have them explain how ‘intrinsic worth’ is supposed to keep someone alive who has been tortured, shot, gassed, or starved,” Rothstein, a daughter of Holocaust survivors, added. “We are grateful that students are not buying into this and that the administration plans to make changes in the textbook.”
“One woman wanted some clarification about anything that might have been said about Holocaust victims because she heads a Holocaust survivors’ organization,” Hager said. “She was worried I was a Holocaust revisionist.”
Colleen Flaherty said..
Hager is not, in fact, a Holocaust revisionist — he adheres to the facts of the Nazi atrocities. But in the book’s section on managing stress, Hager wrote about the work of the late Victor Frankl, an Austrian neurologist and Holocaust survivor, in a way that’s proven controversial.
Currently, it’s unknown whether UNC will keep the textbook, alter it or adopt a different one.
I’d say keep it and “kiss your calories goodbye.”