According to Time magazine, Albert Einstein was so certain he was going to win the Nobel Prize that in 1919, he had his notary create a document giving the prize money to his ex-wife, two years before he actually won it, in 1921.
Was Einstein arrogant as hell, clairvoyant, or did he have inside information that the contest was being rigged in his favor?
The Time article suggests this gift may have been a pay-off to his first wife for being the uncredited author of much of his work. If so, that wouldn’t be the first time Einstein took credit for others’ ideas.
Incidentally, it would seem that, last year, a Swiss lab observed subatomic particles called neutrinos moving faster than the speed of light, a finding which, if true, would cast Einstein’s special theory of relativity into doubt. It remains to be seen, however, whether this observation was accurate or merely a glitch resulting from a faulty fiber-optic cable.
Two weeks ago, someone named John Gray left the following comment in my guestbook:
Posted February 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm
The real horror of the Holocaust is that it was a deliberate policy of a government to kill all members of an particular ethnic group.Stalin didn’t care if the people of the Ukraine were Jewish,ethnic Russian or some other ethnicity-if they went along with his policies he had no problem with them.The Nazis started a deliberate program to kill all Jews in Germany and occupied Europe,no matter if these Jews might have actually contributed to the Nazi war machine’s victories.
Also on page showing racist cartoons from WWII by Dr.Seuss you defended the interment of Japanese-Americans in WWII.Perhaps you can tell me if the government interned all Americans of German or Italian descent during WWII?The real motive behind the internment of Japanese-Americans in WWII was racism,even a Supreme Court stacked with right wing ideologues has acknowledged there was no compelling governmental interest in the internment and forced relocation of Japanese-Americans during WWII.
Excuse me,but your white sheet is showing.
Here are the responses I posted:
Author: Igor Alexander
Posted March 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm
First of all, why did you choose to post this in the guestbook? If you’re writing this in response to a post you read on this blog, that would be the appropriate place to start this debate. It’s as if you don’t want anyone to read this.
You’ve made so many incorrect statements that I don’t know where to start.
But how about here: While Stalin himself may not have been jewish, and there is evidence suggesting that he may have been anti-Semitic, almost all of the men who were responsible for actually carrying out the Ukrainian holocaust were jews; and yes, they were driven by a genocidal hatred of white Christian gentiles. Read Stalin’s Willing Executioners.
Why haven’t you heard of this? Maybe you can ask Steven Spielberg why he hasn’t directed a big-budget tearjerker about it, or ask Raul Hilberg why he hasn’t written a 1300-page dissertation on the subject. Why haven’t these genocidal jews been brought to justice for their crimes, Nuremberg-style? Simple — it’s because they weren’t on the losing side of a major war. Victors never get put on trial for “war crimes” or “human rights” violations. Victors write the history books.
Secondly, there is not a shred of evidence that the German government was carrying out a “deliberate program” of exterminating Europe’s jews. Even mainstream “holocaust scholars” have stepped away from making that claim in recent decades, since it is so poorly supported. If you disagree, then by all means, present the evidence.
Thirdly, there are many recorded cases of men of jewish extraction serving in the German military during WWII. A jewish historian, Bryan Mark Rigg, wrote a book about it called Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers.
Fourthly, yes, as a matter of fact, there were men of German and Italian descent placed in concentration camps in the US, Canada, and probably other Allied nations during the Second World War, for no reason other than their national or ethnic origins. Sometimes they were even placed in the same camps as the Japanese. You didn’t know that? There’s a lot that you don’t seem to know. Maybe you can ask your old teachers why you weren’t taught these things in history class.
And what’s your opinion of the camps white people were herded into by the Japanese during the Second World War? Did the Japs hold racist motives? J. G. Ballard’s autobiographical novel Empire of the Sun describes the three years he spent as a boy in a Japanese concentration camp.
Stop parroting holocaust lies and propaganda and do your own thinking and research. And for God’s sake, stop feeling guilty for being white! Your race has done far more to benefit the colored world than it has to harm it.
Author: Igor Alexander
Posted March 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm
“…even a Supreme Court stacked with right wing ideologues has acknowledged…”
Um, what makes you think “right wing ideologues,” by which I suppose you mean conservatives, are any less subservient to political correctness than left-wing ideologues like yourself? They’re not. Conservatives are as happy to join hands on Martin Luther King Day and sing Kumbaya as you are.
Excuse me, but your copy of The Daily Worker is jutting out of your back pocket. Now I understand why you’re so eager to play down Soviet atrocities like the Holodomor.
Author: Igor Alexander
Posted March 12, 2012 at 6:48 am
“…no matter if these Jews might have actually contributed to the Nazi war machine’s victories…”
Ah yes, the innocent jews, those poor, persecuted martyrs; such loyal Germans, shipped off to “death camps” to do hard labor or be gassed for no other reason than that they ate matzah balls instead of ham. Never mind that the German government was fighting a grueling war on two fronts and that resources and personnel were scarce; it just had to find a way to implement an over-complicated, uber-secret program to exterminate 6 million of these model citizens no matter what it took from the war effort.
The only problem with this naive, simplistic view is that many of the jews who populated these work camps were communists who were actively involved in treasonous and seditious activities against Germany, trying to aid Germany’s enemies in a time of war, and fully deserved to be there. No nation on earth, not even the most liberal, is going to allow collaborators and saboteurs to run free in the streets while it’s fighting a war for its survival.
Albert Einstein is a good example of the type of jew who would’ve found himself in a concentration camp had he remained in Germany. His FBI files reveal that he was “a member, sponsor, or affiliated with fifty communist fronts between 1937-1954” and “served as honorary chairman for three communist organizations.” Einstein didn’t “flee” Germany simply because he was a jew; he fled because he was under surveillance there for housing Soviet agents. Like so many of his fellow tribesmen, Einstein was a shit-disturbing radical; he wanted to overthrow the German government and install in its place a jewish-administered totalitarian regime like the one briefly headed by half-jew Béla Kun in Hungary. More about Einstein’s communist loyalties and profound hatred of Germany.
To paraphrase Joe McCarthy’s homosexual jewish aid Roy Cohn: maybe not all jews were communists, but most communists were jews. It would’ve been difficult in the first half of the 20th century to be an anti-communist without appearing anti-jewish. If jews and communism weren’t one and the same, then they were difficult to disentangle. It would be no exaggeration to state that at least two-thirds of the known Soviet spies in the United States were jews.
Discussing how jews were treated in Nazi Germany without mentioning the special role they played in communism isn’t honest, especially in light of the fact that WWII was essentially a conflict between fascism and communism.
If Mr. Gray would like to continue this debate, he should do so here in the comments section of this post rather than in the guestbook. Others are of course welcome to chime in.
“The sin of nearly all left wingers from 1933 onwards is that they have wanted to be anti-Fascist without being anti-totalitarian.” –George Orwell
Anyone who claims to oppose state oppression and champion individual freedom while refusing to roundly condemn the persecution, prosecution, and imprisonment of so-called “holocaust deniers” in Western Europe is a hypocrite, plain and simple. That includes most of the leftists who call themselves “anarchists,” not to mention the major “human rights” organizations.