“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.
The other day I was telling a relative that my 1961 edition of the Encylcopedia Britannica contained only two short paragraphs on the holocaust out of its 24 volumes of fine print, and that the holocaust wasn’t even referred to as “the holocaust.” I pointed out that the series of events now known as “the holocaust” (or sometimes as the “shoah”) didn’t have its own entry, being only briefly mentioned in the articles on Adolf Hitler and the Jews. She found this incredible.
The point I was trying to make is that back then “the holocaust” was, to use the words of French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen, merely a “footnote of history,”* whereas today it has become the central event of WWII, and indeed, of the entire 20th century. Few people know that Stalin and his Jewish commissar Lazar Kaganovich deliberately starved 10 million Ukrainian peasants to death while Western Europe and the United States turned a blind eye, but every schoolchild today “knows” that Adolf Hitler and the Germans killed 6 million perfectly innocent Jews in gas chambers. How did this popularization of the holocaust come about? Simple. Starting in the 1970s, Jews, using their disproportionate power and influence in the mass media and academia, began a relentless propaganda campaign. That’s how.
My relative wanted to know who the publishers of the Encyclopedia Britannica were in 1961. I guess what she was driving at was that maybe the encyclopedia was owned by Nazi sympathizers. Well, after doing some research on the net, we didn’t find any evidence that its owners were secret Nazis, but we did discover that since 1996, the Encyclopedia Britannica has been owned by Jewish billionaire Jacqui (Jacob) Eli Safra! Safra is a movie producer and the heir of a Jewish banking family. Additionally, starting in May 2001, Britannica’s CEO was an Israeli Jew named Ilan Yeshua, who had previously worked for the Tel Aviv-based educational technology firm Centre for Educational Technology, which was aquired by Safra’s Britannica.com. Yet more evidence of how pervasive is the Jewish domination of our mass media.
If anyone out there has access to both a 1995 and a 1998 (or later) version of the Encyclopedia Britannica, I would be very curious to hear what you discover when comparing the articles on, say, Israel, particularly in regards to the neutrality of its portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
* UPDATE: According to this article, it would seem that Le Pen didn’t actually say that the holocaust was a “footnote of history,” but rather, that the alleged homicidal gas chambers were a minor “detail of history.” Well, if Le Pen didn’t say it, I will: the holocaust is a mere footnote of history.
Controversial author Michael Hoffman has had his latest book, Judaism Discovered, effectively banned by the “earth’s biggest bookstore,” Amazon.com. While the book may be ordered from third party vendors at inflated prices through the Amazon website, Amazon has refused to sell it to customers directly. This de facto ban was apparently put in place at the behest of a rabbi.
This seems to be part of an orchestrated campaign to silence Mr. Hoffman. Blogger.com (owned by Google) recently attempted to shut down his blog under false pretenses, while Google Video had previously pulled two of his videos. It would appear that Barnes & Noble has also recently stopped carrying the book.
This ban is all the more surprising since unlike Canada’s Chapters-Indigo chain, which has a history of banning books not liked by its owners, Amazon has earned a reputation for offering its customers a wide selection of controversial titles, refusing to succumb to pressure from special interest groups to blacklist publishers deemed politically incorrect. This is, to my knowledge, the only book banned by Amazon. Now that Amazon has stepped out onto this slippery slope, one wonders if it’ll be the last.
If you’re an Amazon customer, let them know that if they don’t lift this ban, you’ll be taking your business elsewhere.
UPDATE (09-08-07): It has come to my attention that Mr. Hoffman may not have been entirely honest about why Amazon refused to carry his book. I can no longer in good conscience recommend that people stop shopping at Amazon. For further details, read messages #21, 23, and 24 in the Michael Hoffman thread I started at VNN Forum.
When they came for the neo-Nazis,
I remained silent;
I was not a neo-Nazi.
When they locked up the anti-Semites,
I remained silent;
I was not an anti-Semite.
When they came for the Holocaust deniers,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Holocaust denier.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.
Simon Sheppard, scientist, former recording studio engineer, and webmaster of heretical.com, and Stephen Whittle, a columnist for heretical.com writing under the pen name Luke O’Farrell, are being detained in a California prison. Sheppard and Whittle, both British citizens, fled to the U.S. seeking political asylum after having been convicted of speech crimes in a UK court. Some of the charges, which by all accounts were trumped-up, were related to the following material on the heretical.com website: Tales of the Holohoax, a comic book which pokes fun at the outrageous lies told by so-called “holocaust survivors”; and legendary underground artist Robert Crumb’s comic strip When the Goddamn Jews Take Over America (French version available here). [UPDATE – Nov 11, 2012: Tales of the Holohoax has been removed from the heretical.com website, but is now available here.]
For more of the background to this situation:
- Yorkshire Post: Race-hate pair flee to US for political asylum
- John Grogan: Send racist back to face justice
- Heretical Two Letter from Prison
- NorthWestNationalists blog search
- Requests for Political Asylum
The best way to show your support for the ‘Heretical Two’ is to make a donation to their legal defense fund. The fund is trying to raise $10,000 to pay for attorney’s fees. If you care about free speech, consider giving whatever you can, whether it be $10, $100, or $1000. The repercussions of this case are likely to extend far beyond the UK, since heretical.com is hosted on an American server. In other words, it’s not just a domestic issue that will only affect UK citizens; cases like these will determine whether the Internet remains free for everyone. Donations may be made anonymously by cash, cheque, or PayPal.