well, it could, but Lindtner is an academic and his mental problems are an interesting phenomena in light of his scholarly contributions
What "mental problems?"
Wow - I was really surprised that the OP and others are so quick to chalk this guy up as "mental", a "Few Sammy's short of a pic-nic" etc. - And some after getting an entire 16 seconds into the video. That's either evidence of paranormal powers and super-human discernment, or an emotional knee-jerk reaction - how can you write someone off after 16 seconds? What, you didn't like the way he looked?
Granted, there may be more to the story than the clip provided - but if so, it's incumbent on the OP to provide more context - b/c it's the first I've heard of the guy, and this video is my first introduction to his ideas on the holocaust - and based on this video alone, I see absolutely *nothing* - zero, zilch, that would indicate that this man is necessarily bereft of compassion, or that he's a nut-job.
In fact, the knee-jerk reaction to this clip makes his case quite well - that the historical "final solution" and persecution and attempted extermination of the Jewish people by Hitler, and the entire phenomenon of the "holocaust" that has evolved since, are two different, albeit interdependent things. If you took the time to watch more than 16 seconds of the video...
Again - if there's more to it than this clip, and he's a bona-fide nut-job, then please present the evidence, b/c this video doesn't cut it. And if he's an obvious Anti-Semite rascal, then there should be a plethora of evidence to choose from.
If that's the case, then the OP was rather lazy in choosing this particular clip with which to paint this Nargajuna scholar as mentally ill and devoid of compassion - to point to him as the poster-child for a view of emptiness gone awry.
I know I'm new, so maybe that's reason enough for some to say that I must necessarily be an Anti-Semite for daring to say WTF? after reading this thread- but nothing could be further from the truth. I think what Hitler and those he enlisted did to the Jewish people is one of the most heinous blights on humanity I've ever heard of. I think the Jewish people are amazing, and have nothing whatsoever against them collectively, or anyone I've met individually. I think that Hitler was a mad-man, who like Mao, squandered his incredible merit to create a hell on earth - and that if there's any justice or true cause-effect in this universe, that Herr Shicklegruber has a special spot in the most heinous of hells reserved for him, where he is, even now, enjoying the fruits of his demonic actions.
But having said that, it's sad, to me, that it's (apparently) not even possible to speak of the holocaust and discuss it without freaking out and painting anyone who would (shudder) dare to make some distinctions or posit a new idea as mentally ill and devoid of compassion. I expect better, and this thread for me, has the same flavor as any other fundamentalist rant.