StephenP wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:24 am
I don't get a chance to drop by as often but I did find this interesting.
I don't consider saying that the Holocaust didn't happen is antisemitic. But definitely many of its practitioners are.
I think that is a pretty good take, although I don't think that Prof. Lipstadt would agree.
I found one of Nick Terry's takes over at Skeptics Forum on Friedrich Paul Berg shortly after his death, and I wanted to comment on it but have been insanely busy at my bugman vocation and never got around to it.
However, in browsing over there the other day, I found that Sergey Romanov posted a link to a History honors paper from 2010 about RODOH by Elise Nickerson at the University of Connecticut.
Elise Nickerson, "From Books to the Web: A Comparative Analysis
of Holocaust Denial in the Internet Age." (UConn: 2010). LINKpdf
The Nickerson paper is interesting and it is worth commenting on it in detail, probably in another thread, so I won't say too much about it here, but this brought back some memories.
Ten years ago was before the EZBoard/Yuku platform "Shoah'ed" our RODOH Forum account, which I started back in 2003 when I broke from and was banned from the Axis History Forum. (Btw, I understand that the venerable Marcus Wendel retired from AHF at the beginning of this year, and after over two decades has turned over the reins to someone else. Congratulations!)
The Axis History Forum years later did reinstate my membership, but I don't really have the time to participate too much on other forums for the most part lest it neglects from RODOH upkeep. In any case, at AHF other Revisionists always had to circumscribe any "Denial," and they had to worry unreasonably that it was somehow offensive speech, or "obscenity" to put it into Lipstadtian terms. I alone was allowed to say almost whatever I wanted as the sole representative at the Axis History Forum for Holocaust Revisionism. I considered that unacceptable.
Only with an open environment of intellectual integrity can the Scientific Method work, let alone any kind of real study of History. You cannot circumscribe what you are allowed to examine because it might be impolitic, heretical, or even obscene. Real Science or Real History does not work that way, nor can it.
Sometime near the turn of the century, the CODOH bulletin board system where I was their top poster went into hiatus and Hannover, a lead CODOH moderator, was now running a newer Revisionist discussion forum of his own at the John Ball - Air Photo Evidence website.
My only real quarrel with Hannover was that he was a bit heavy-handed with the moderation, censoring even major Revisionists like Fritz Berg if he didn't like the way an argument was crafted. So that is when RODOH was started.
Hans coined the name "REAL open-debate on the Holocaust," borrowing from "Committee" for -ODOH, and since CODOH had no discussion forum going at the time, like I said, I stole the name RODOH from Hans and opened my own discussion board along with poster Dan (the friendly beekeeper) in 2003 just before getting perma-banned at AHF.
My views are that there is no monolithic "Revisionist" slam-dunk argument, and why should there be anyway? The Holocaust is not a monolith carved into stone.
Diesel Engine Exhaust Gas Composition Under Different Loads
Historians do not agree; that is what the Art and Science of Historiography is all about. The Scientific Method is itself by definition a process of Revision.
Joachim Neander, The German Corpse Factory :
the master hoax of British propaganda in the First World War [Electronic Resource] (2013)
My approach for an Online free-speech forum was idealistic--and probably stupidly naïve, but I did not know any better. I felt that even dissident speech that "goes beyond the pale" and might only be somewhat trolling, is still a perspective, a legitimate though subjective viewpoint from someone. Not all thoughts are equal, for sure, but contrary to Deborah Lipstadt, a Jewish Studies professor, this alone does not make opposed perspectives historically invalid nor "obscene." The question "Is It Good For The Jews?"
is not a universally-valid criteria of History.
Who gets to decide what is "obscenity" anyway? That is a crucially important call. Not the Anti-Defamation League, surely.
Not long afterward Bradley Smith unexpectedly added his CODOH name to Hannover's Revisionist Discussion Forum, which put RODOH a bit on the sidelines since I never would have bothered with a new forum if the CODOH bbs had never shut down in the first place.
So RODOH was and is: "A Free-Speech Forum" and I have tried hard to keep it real, and to keep it fair to both sides--this certainly until the Holocaust Controversies bloggers left en masse at some point, and then Yuku Shoah'ed our platform and we lost a lot of historical content.
My policy was maximum transparency for better or for worse. Dr. Nick Terry was lead moderator, and Dr. Andrew Mathis even had his own subforum about answering questions about Jews and Judaism that was getting very interesting. He started to review the books by Dr. Kevin MacDonald, the now-retired Professor of Psychology at California State University - Long Beach, who tries to frame Zionism, Communism, and the Jewish Diaspora into the context of "group evolutionary psychology," between Jews and Gentiles. The Anti-Defamation League calls MacDonald "the primary voice of anti-Semitism from far-Right intellectuals."
A few days ago onJanuary 27, 2020 was the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Liberation of Auschwitz, which is today a sort of atrocity Disneyland for anti-Racists, and a place of pilgrimage for flag-draped Zionist Jews.
We still don't have an authoritative definition of the Holocaust. But whatever the consensus Groupthink is, you can't Revise or Deny it.
So, if I point out that certain aspects of the Holocaust have the characteristics of obscenity--not just blanket Holocaust Denial--does that get me banned on discussion forums or social media? I think we know the answer to that. In a Theocracy you never quite know what is "beyond the pale," so to speak?
Since the 1980s many countries have had laws against Holocaust Revisionists or "publishing false news." The TRUTH does not seem to be a defense at all, because in some countries they will prosecute the defending attorney of someone who has been accused of the Holocaust Denial heresy.
Other fabulistic aspects of the Holocaust Narrative do have distinctly prurient characteristics of pornography, or "HoloPorn" as I call it. And if I point this out too noticeably, even from a country having strong traditions of free-speech, I am deplatformed from the Internet.
Amazon recently banned scores of Holocaust Revisionist books, including the one written by Fritz Berg.
What about some of the other bizarre Holocaust tales, such as from the ex-Sonderkommando artist David Olere, that has strong elements of fetish porn? Here David Olere shows the SS throwing babies alive into bonfires, and he also claimed that they actually made sausage from the flesh of Jews heading to the crematorium, what he called "Kremawurst."
Are we supposed to cherrypick the Holocaust narrative and keep only the least outlandish tropes? Who gets to make that call?
Sen. Thomas Dodd: Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him ...
Well, that is not how any kind of real historical method works.
At some time in the early aughts I pulled the National Archives microfilm for the original Nuremberg Trial affidavits on the Human Soap claim, when the so-called Holocaust Industry was trying to deny that anyone had ever made any such claims like that the Nazis had ever turned Jews into soap and fertilizer and made lampshades out of their skin.
I posted the documents at CODOH and Dr. Joachim Neander, a Danzig-born Pole and retired History Professor from Krakow published his landmark paper on the matter in the academic journal German Studies Review (FEB 2006)
. Using Polish language sources it is clear that the Human Soap canard was indeed taught in postwar Poland.
Score one against the Hoaxsters.
I don't read Polish but I already knew in grade school in the 1960s that the Nazis gassed the Jews and turned them into soap and lampshades. My Dad was an Aerospace/Nuclear Engineer and we moved around a lot so I can't tell you specifically where I first heard the story, but I started elementary school in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1966 in the building that is now the UNLV Law Library. Today you can see the Luxor pyramid and the Mandalay casino (where the 2017 mass shooting was) in the skyline behind the old school building from the Google street view on Tropicana Avenue where my mother took me for my first day of school.
In any case, by the time I was in Junior High School we had studied the Diary of Anne Frank
in English class and seen all of the U.S. Army Signal Corps and the Alfred Hitchcock concentration camp liberation newsreels, and many blatant Zionist propaganda shorts, the stuff featuring the gas chambers and piles of diseased bodies being pushed into mass-graves with bulldozers. Billy Wilder's War Department documentary short "Death Mills"
was in the cinema long before the word Holocaust had come into the popular lexicon in the current-day context.
If anti-Semitism is defined as the fear and hatred of Jews, I have never considered myself anti-Semitic. As a person with strong secular inclinations, I have often preferred liberal/broad and often "non-Christian" takes on freedom-of-speech.
The Jewish Denver radio talk-show host Alan Berg, who was murdered by White Supremist crackpots in 1984, was an obnoxious @ßhole, but he was still a human being and he did not deserve to be gunned down in his driveway in cold blood. I remember hearing some of his radio programs in the day and it was infuriating, but the best way to silence him would have been to just change the channel.
Having said that, the Holocaust--whatever that was--does not give Jews, nor any other brand of atrocity-entrepreneurs, the moral right to lecture us Gentiles on "Racism" and to silence us.
Whatever the Holocaust was, it had to have been brutal simply because it cannot be separated from the context of a brutal world war that killed tens of millions of people. But there is absolutely no reason why we should treat History as though it were Theology.
These days, however, the Mainstream Media is cracking down on "Hate." You see, with the election of Trump--maybe the most Jewish President ever according to the "dissident Right," Trump was elected by appealing to White populism, those voters whom Nixon called the Silent Majority. "The Donald" was not supposed to get the Republican nomination, let alone win the Presidency, BUT HE DID. And the Media Gatekeepers are worried to the point of panic.
They overplayed their hand, maybe a decade or two early demographically-speaking, and the United States is not yet the Third World utopia that it was planned to be after the "United Nations" won the Second World War and put Nazis on trial. Trump campaigned on closing the borders to immigrants and having a less adventurous "America First" foreign policy. Liberal Jews were not happy.
Journalist Andrew Marantz has a new book out about this dilemma of Kosher Gatekeeping and the Internet ...
I have not read the Marantz book yet--the author sounds smarmy AF based on the Amazon audio sample--but it seems like some want the Jewish Media Elite to get back to their traditional pre-Internet role of being what David Irving calls "the traditional enemies of Free Speech."
Btw, I would agree with those that think David Irving is anti-Semitic, but not that he is a Holocaust Denier (again, whatever that means). At best Irving is a Holocaust Revisionist - Lite.
I'm old enough to remember the Internet before-time, as well as the Wild West days of the early Internet--and the increased level of censorship or "Shoah'ing" of non-Kosher content that we see today is VERY troubling.
I like Amazon and the convenience an Online bookselling platform brings, but Mr. Bezos--may his non-Jewish billionaire nape one day swing from a long string for his many sins--has gone out of his way banning political and ideological speech, including Holocaust Revisionist works like Fritz Berg's "angry sledgehammer" book.
Yet Amazon publishes and promotes all kinds of deviant weird transgender fetish shït, and they will deliver it within a couple of days right to your door. FWIW, I was never in favor of Gay marriage, but I never had a problem with legal domestic partnerships regardless of sex. Why do I have to get the marriage sacrament if I want to put my live-in girlfriend onto my health insurance, or vice versa? I wouldn't even be alive today if I had not had a good health insurance plan when I got hit by the car on my bike near the ASU campus back in 2005. In spite of this Gay marriage thing never winning a referendum vote, in fact losing them, the U.S. Supreme Court made it the law-of-the-land, and now I get ads for perverted filth in my In Box.
These are degenerate times. You can get lice and bedbugs from taking the public transportation. Where has all the Zyklon-B gone? They actually have Muslim feet-washing stations and Drag Queen Story Hour at the Public Libraries now. WTF?
When I was hired by the Scottsdale Public Library some time in the 20th century I had to have a college degree and I had to be fingerprinted by the police because kiddies read books there.
In other words, I had to pass a background check. Now they WANT your kiddies to learn from the perverts in the schools and hang out with the Queers at the Library. Doing a background check would be discriminatory.
Now, "Whiteness is the original sin," to borrow a title from the gadfly journalist Mr. Jim Goad, author of the Redneck Manifesto
, and contributor at the Online Taki's magazine
, along with the Jewish Holocaust Revisionist - Lite author Mr. David Cole, who wrote Republican Party Animal
when he came out of exile.
These days your friendly Librarian is probably "gender non-binary" and thinks that "its" mission in life is to educate the local Rednecks about "Hate."
I don't have all of the answers but this is my take:
Thanks Jews. You can keep your NAACP, ADL, SPLC, and your HolocaustTM.
Am I really being fair here? Some anti-Semites might be Holocaust Deniers, but not all Holocaust Deniers are anti-Semites.
Myself, I don't think I'm an anti-Semite, but I don't see how anyone can honestly advocate for White interests and not be Racist. That is pretty obvious if scrutinizing the O.J. Simpson or George Zimmerman trials, or whatever other race-involved crime. You are not guilty if you ever used the term Nïgger in the last ten years like detective Mark Fuhrman did; no, it's because you were BORN guilty since White men are now the Devil.
The Holocaust is the ultimate Blood Libel. Thanks for the projection, Jews.
The problem as I see it is not that "Jews are the real racists," as Mr. Berg used to say, but that White people are the only group NOT allowed to do this. It is Hate when Whites advocate for their own racial interests.
Both Germar Rudolf and myself gave the Amazon print-on-demand book by Fritz Berg a bad review. Mr. Berg brooked very little disagreement and he was never afraid to take issue with even iconic Holocaust Revisionists, but I never paid this any mind. I have always "called it like I sees it."
My objection to Berg's last book "Nazi Gassings: thoughts on life and death" was that the Amazon version had numerous typographical mistakes, and that none of the hyperlinks worked. Germar Rudolf's review was a little more negative, calling it "angry sledge-hammer Revisionism." And the cover art was meant to be almost as shocking as David Olere's drawings of SS men tossing naked babies ALIVE into bonfires.
When my silly niece attended the Pussy Hat March in the District of Columbia in 2017 to protest President Trump's inauguration, I pointed out that the majority of White men (overwhelmingly) and the majority of White women (as well) voted for Trump, and that should tell you something. If Trump was not elected by minorities that is not my problem. I had high hopes about him.
We had a similar discussion later that year when I went to Idaho to see the total eclipse of the sun and there was a "Unite the Right" rally held by permit in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the Commie government there trying to remove an old statue honoring the venerable Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
We don't quite have European-style laws making Holocaust Revisionism illegal in the United States because of the First Amendment, but we literally have Zionist and Commie front groups like the ADL and the SPLC dictating what is obscenity in this country now. And Antifa and other groups can literally attack people on the streets and this is rarely prosecuted unless some Jew or Darkie or obese harpy gets hurt.
Dr. Nick Terry gloats that all of the Holocaust Revisionists are getting old and dying off, and he is keeping lists. Nick does not seem to understand the reality of the Orwellian nature of speech on American Universities these days.
Long gone are the days when a UCLA Library Assistant who got fired for saying something negative about Israel after the 9/11 terror attacks could have his labor union go to bat and get an old White dude his job back after a wrongful termination that violated not only the employment agreement but the First Amendment and the principle of academic intellectual diversity.
Even less would be the job security prospects of somebody who lives in a Right to Work state. I used to be a shop steward of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Union local, and I successfully handled some wrongful termination cases like this. That was back in my youthful days when I still called myself Progressive and still cared.
Is is really possible for academics today to harbor Holocaust Revisionist views? Even Dr. Arthur Butz, who was a tenured Electrical Engineering Professor at Northwestern, and who wrote a landmark Revisionist book in the 1970s, had to keep a very low profile and never mention his historical views within earshot of his students.
So what is Hate?
I have had this conversation with a lot of relatives who have done some things in politics. My niece thinks that the First Amendment does not apply to "Nazis," as in the Charlottesville case. Like most Millennials she is into "SAFE SPACES" for weirdos but not Nazis, though she could not define what is meant by "Nazi" after I pointed out that nearly all of the American Founding Fathers were what would today be called White Nationalists --
Generals Lee and Washington, and even Mr. Jefferson, the patron saint of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville---all those monuments would be coming down if Globohomo gets their way.
But Holocaust memorials are literally EVERYWHERE in the United States and Europe.
Great leaders of the past were never demigods, but they were a different caliber entirely than the political creatures that we see nowadays. Forget Columbus, today our patron saint is Doctah King, the serial rapist and White-pussy-grabber extraordinaire. These are degenerate times, but I've already said that.
I predicted many years ago that honoring Confederate dead--of which I have a non-slave-holding ancestor who died of smallpox and starvation in a Union PoW camp in Illinois a few weeks before Mr. Lincoln was shot--all of it would be seen as Hate Speech today.
And indeed, now the Confederate flag is de facto banned like the Swastika; at one time you used to see them both on Arizona highway markers. Now it is Drag Queens at the OK Corral (and no, I am not posting the picture).
This is the "intersectionality" of Globalization and what the vigilant Army ground-pounder played by Keenan Wynn in the memorable 1964 Stanley Kubrick film Doctor Strangelove
-version" (sic). In those days of the Cold War the halls of power were filled with Per-verts and Communist subversives, and least according to whistleblowers who were evil McCarthyites.
When the Berlin Wall came down a generation later, President George H.W. Bush (the Elder) called it the "New World Order," and historian Francis Fukuyama called the collapse of the Soviet bloc "the End of History."
Today the dissident-Right just calls it "Globohomo."
And the Holocaust has become the new secular faith. All roads of Western Civilization must pass through the eye of the needle. The Holocaust badlands are "no country for old men."
Lots of cool metaphors here, but is this History the way it REALLY was?
Again, WHO gets to write the History?
And WHO certifies it as Halal or Kosher?
When I started this forum back in 2003 I said that I had lots of opinions, but I have always said that I did NOT have all the answers.
I think the Elise Nickerson paper from a decade ago is worth discussing in detail somewhere. Those were different times--when we could still optimistically believe that the Internet was a bastion of free-speech. I am a bit more cynical now.
One last thought that I would like to submit is that our modern corporate media today is owned and managed by Jews or the Israel Lobby.
Nobody seriously disputes that fact, but to mention it critically is almost the definition of anti-Semitism. A certain politician in the 20th century famously posed something about this Jewish Question, and supposedly had a Final Solution.
Most Jews vote Democrat and I would venture that the majority of them did not vote for Mr. Trump in 2016, even though he has done little more than pander to Israel. Rightwing Zionist Jews like Mr. Dershowitz and Mr. Netanyahu are on his side but they are in the minority.
Since Trump's electoral victory, the corporate media have gone completely bonkers with "Trump Derangement Syndrome" and I have already discussed that. I think it is fair to say that the plutocracy that runs the American theme park ride--and its globohomo empire--would infinitely prefer a Michael Bloomberg over a Donald Trump in 2020, although I doubt that will happen.
Now, WHAT IF I TOLD YOU that a religious minority (or ethnicity if you prefer) colloquially called THE MORMONS--about as numerous as the Jews--were the ones that owned all the mass media and Hollywood entertainment, and that THEY were the overwhelming number of its apparatchiks?
Would it be impolitic then to NOTICE who effectively ran the Deep State, the very industrial heart of postwar Globaloney and Democracy-Capitalism?
Of course all of this is Cuckoo, ain't it? Don't be stupid, buddy. Speaking Truth to Power would be the very essence of Thoughtcrime.