- BARCELONA, CATALONIA, SPAIN -- On Tuesday, April 11, 2006, the revisionist
publisher Pedro Varela was arrested at his Libraria Europa bookstore in
the Catalan capital for "defending and justifying genocide"
by publishing books such as Joaquin Bochaca's Mito[Myth] de los 6 miliones
and, strangely, "putting in danger the security of foreign states."
[!?] (Bochaca is an author frequently published by The Barnes Review.)
- Five hundred books were seized in the
raid. Varela was under arrest from 11 a.m. Tuesday to 2 a.m. Wednesday,
when he posted bail. Varela is subject to 5 years in prison if convicted.
- The photo of the handsome Varela in handcuffs
being led away by a female "ninja"-type police officerr made
front-page headlines in Barcelona. [see photograph, <http://www.davidduke.com/images/PedroinCuffs.jpg>http://
- Ironically, one book he is accused of
publishing is a standard, classic 1971 work on the subject of race and
IQ by the great scientist Hans Eysenck, Race, Intelligence and Education,
published in the U.S. as The IQ Argument. Eysenck, a German who left the
Third Reich in the 1930s out of opposition to its policies, authored 50
books and 900 academic articles, and was one of the most highly regarded
scientific psychologists in the world. His book Race, Intelligence and
Education was even carried until eight or nine years ago by the biggest
supermarket chain in Spain, El Cortes Ingles, owned by the Jewish Koplovitz
- The federal prosecutor for Barcelona
who caused his arrest is a Mr. Mena, a former Maoist who is now a "democrat."
- Varela has had previous contacts with
the "justice system" of his country, as well as that of Austria,
thus he is a "recidivist," which may affect the outcome of his
current indictment. He was arrested first in December 1996 on similar
charges of defending genocide. Twenty thousand books plus other items
were seized and later ordered burned.
- On November 16, 1998 a Spanish court
sentenced Varela to five years imprisonment for "incitement to racial
hatred" and for "denying or justifying genocide." The sentence
was Spain's first conviction for "Holocaust denial." It is based
on the country's 1995 anti-genocide and anti-discrimination law.
- Until 1995 Spain had been both an oasis
of freedom of speech and a land of political asylum for nationalist patriots
on the run such as the Belgian Leon Degrelle, the German WWII officers
Otto Remer and Otto Skorczeny, and the Austrian revisionist publishers
Walter Ochensberger and Gerd Honsik. It was the shining exception on a
darkened European continent where so-called "hate speech" and
so-called "Holocaust denial" everywhere else had been made illegal.
- Spain until then had seemed a lasting
haven of peace and freedom for patriots worldwide. There were the long-standing
right-wing and politically incorrect traditions of both Catholic Spain,
a nation that famously expelled its Jewish population in 1492, and more
recently of the Franco dictatorship (1936-1977), which was allied with
National Socialist Germany and after the war, remained fiercely anti-communist
- However, on May 11, 1995 the Spanish
parliament revised the country's criminal code by creating the crimes
of "justifing genocide" and "promoting racial hatred."
Signed into law by Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez and King Juan Carlos,
the preamble of the 1995 legislation claimed that revisionist books lead
- "The proliferation in several European
countries of incidents of racist and anti-Semitic violence, carried out
under the flags and symbols of Nazi ideology, obliges the democratic states
to take decisive action to fight against this."
- Thus it was to fight violence that black-garbed
police ninjas seized the historian and publisher Pedro Varela and hauled
him off to jail.
- 1) Telephone conversation of Sunday,
April 16, 2006 between John de Nugent and revisionist author Joaquin Bochaca
of Barcelona, a friend of Varela.
- 2) http://www.davidduke.com/
- 3) Wikipedia on "Hans Eysenck":