- Good Morning from the Zundelsite:
- The second day of the Zundel Bail Hearings seems not
to have gone well at all, but when I talked to Ernst last night, I found
him in remarkably good spirits. He says that if, at least for a while,
he needs to trade his freedom for publicity, so be it! He knows he is
rapidly becoming an international symbol of zionist censorship, brutality
- It seems the biggest problem inside courtroom was that
the focus was not kept on bail, as we had hoped and pleaded. The choice
of enemy attack weapon turned out to be more of the nasty, spiteful character
assassination at which Ernst's political opponents excel.
- The hearing also, once again, ad nauseam, seems to have
focused on the shopworn question of "... just who controls the Zundelsite?"
Didn't our foes themselves deliver themselves of a legally threadbare administrative
ruling - after five long years of Kommissar-style Kangaroo Court - based
on the "Truth is no defense" obscenity? And didn't I ignore
that ruling, since I, the owner of the Zundelsite, was never asked, much
less informed, of anything?
- Must I remind them once again that I was there, in 1996,
on the first day of Human Rights Tribunal Hearing, ready and willing to
testify - and isn't it a fact that I was NOT ALLOWED to tell them that
it was MY website?
- And didn't our enemies themselves admit in their summation
write-up that, had they allowed my testimony, there WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN
- What's going on is yet another political Stalinist Show
Trial, with Prisoner Zundel Humiliation Writ Large thrown in for good measure.
For instance, Ernst was not allowed a shower and a haircut before he was
taken to court. He had to wear his old work clothes in which he was arrested
6 months ago, which haven't been washed even once. Also, since he lost
some weight, he had asked for a belt or suspenders, both of which were
denied. He warned them he would drop his pants - and to show that he meant
it, he did! Thereupon somebody in the audience took off his tie, which
served as a belt for the rest of the day.
- Can anybody fancy that petty tyrannies like that make
our enemies look good? Another scene for my screenplay my future audience
will relish, rooting for the underdog!
- The purpose is, of course, to break the Zundel Spirit.
What our enemies have never really understood is that this prolonged spiritual
battle - really a cosmic battle - plays out in the world's courtrooms these
days, and that while it is exceedingly unpleasant for people victimized
sadistically as Ernst is being victimized, the moral coin goes to the victim,
not the victimizers. Good people notice. Everywhere. And more will notice,
trust me, the longer this goes on.
- Last night I was reading a rather fascinating book, titled
"Which Way Western Man" of which I had heard many times but somehow
never found the time to study. I'll quote you a relevant passage:
- "A tradition of thousands of years' standing is
not lightly to be dismissed.
- "In writing the above, I have had intelligence chiefly
in mind. But to my way of thinking the attribute "higher" is
to be assigned to men less on the ground of superior intelligence - important
as that is - than on the ground of superior character.
- What then are the essential features of the superior
man's character? (...)
- "He must cease to be content to float like a cork
on the current of life. He must have come to a vision of life on ahead
of where he stands, and must want ever to outgrow what he is that he may
give his bones and his flesh to his vision. He must therefore be one whose
very nature it is to risk himself, even unto exhaustion, for the sake of
what he most loves and believes in. He must have recognized and accepted
the necessity of a stern discipline imposed on himself under the will of
his leading bent. The required qualities, therefore, are an unflagging
aspiration, a dominant coordinating will, profound self-reliance, a capacity
for boundless loyalty and devotion, utter integrity, and with it the strength
and the courage to bear the burden that his integrity imposes. (...)
- "Without a strong, well-knit, overflowing self there
can be no greatness or beauty of life whatsoever, no towering beneficent
personalities, lighting up all time and space and pointing out a path for
mankind far down the centuries. Before anyone can ever know "the
bestowing virtue" and find joy in spending himself for others, he
must possess an inner wealth and fullness, and overfullness, out of which
it is possible to be lavish of himself. Behind every great lover there
stands a great self. Behind every great reformer there stands a great
self. And likewise behind every great artist, composer, teacher, ruler,
scientist, saint, or seer. Before there can ever be any great seeing, or
saying, or doing, there must be the inner wealth, strength and masterfulness
of a great personality."
- I believe that this masterfulness of a well-rooted, well-grounded,
sure-of-himself-and-his-role personality is what our enemies really fear
in Ernst Zundel - and which they will try to destroy. It is this very
personality, however, that brought him his supporters from every walk of
life - and brings them even now. They sense it. They sense that there
is character and strong will shining through the torment of his present
incarceration - it is a "self" that has his enemies' number down
pat! I know many things about Ernst - things not even he knows I know.
I know he will not easily be broken, and I know that his role as "America's
Refusenik", as an articulate political prisoner of substance, has
been enhanced and magnified these past six months. Galore! I hate it to
see Ernst in prison - but if it has to be, it has to be. We do not belong
to the Yammering Tribe. We'll make his story known from sea to shining
- Will you help me one more time? Will you help to underwrite
this struggle? We on the outside have realizable strategies and plans.
Right now I have the commitment of two additional important papers that
people of influence are reading - not only here but abroad. And that is
only the beginning. Full-page ads require money up-front, but they pay
for themselves many, many times over. My first ad in the Washington Times
has now been replicated, translated into several languages, talked about,
commented on in the far corners of the world - and it has brought me additional,
serious supporters. And mind you, not marginal folks - folks of strong
minds, self-disciplined lifestyle, propelled by certainty of will that
our children's future will be entirely up to us, not our enemies.
- I need to keep up the momentum. I need to know you are
as serious as I am. I intend to carry on the fight, and I ask for your
active support. By that I mean not just your deep commitment morally,
but just as important, your wallet. I'm serious.
- There is this story I have long cherished as a guidepost
of sorts. It tells of a choice given to man who undeservedly longed for
the riches of life, who hoped that it would come to him right on the silver
- This man was asked to make a choice:
- 1) Would he take $1 million dollars, up front, guaranteed,
without any sweat on his part?
- 2) would he take a lowly penny and work to double it
each day for an entire month?
- Multiply it out yourself. Day 2 = 2 pennies. Day 3
= 4 pennies. Day 5 = 8 pennies. Keep going. Day 30? I promise you
will be amazed.
- Think what we could do in a year!
- What I am telling you is that there is potential in delaying
one's rewards. There's merit in old-fashioned elbow grease. There's strength
in hard work and in numbers. Think what we could do with our pennies if
we had the numbers of people "out there" - who recognize we need
the funds to ascertain we will not all go down like dinosaurs and leave
this planet to the ones who think they can pocket the hand-outs - and
- I have printed up two "America's Refusenik"
booklets which cost about 80 cents each - plus postage. They are a handy
fundraising tool. Go get yourself a handful of those booklets and start
handing them out to your friends. Send me your financial support, and
send me additional warriors willing to fight and sacrifice! Money and
numbers will do it. Right now, our enemies have got all the money. They
do not have the numbers. And numbers will get us the clout!
- We need to get Ernst out of prison!
- My address is:
- Ingrid Zundel
- 3152 Parkway, Suite 13, PMB 109
- Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
- (If you write a check for the booklets or as a donation,
PLEASE MAKE IT OUT IN MY NAME. It's easier and less costly to cash it
that way, since my bank, as most banks in this country, seems to be Enemy