- A Zundel supporter sent me a copy of a letter that Ernst
had written from prison, commenting on the magnificent vision of America's
Founding Fathers - a theme he has often discussed with friend and foe alike
in the past.
- Coinciding with this letter out of Mannheim prison came
an email from a supporter containing an "explanation" from an
American-based German Consulate, if you can call it that, why Ernst, as
a "threat" to the powers that be, needs to be deprived of his
- Ernst Zundel first:
- But now to George Washington and the American tradition.
David, I don't know that I ever told you - to me, Thomas Jefferson's thoughts
and outlook on the world were very much in line with my own thinking. I
admired some other figures in history for their drive, their fearlessness
- and courage to face off against the forces of evil - but Thomas Jefferson
was, in my view, one of the most inspired minds who did more than any other
man in the history of Western civilization to formulate the concepts of
individual freedom and of human liberty than anyone else! I say that after
over half a century of studying these topics.
- The reason why I think so highly of Jefferson is that
not only had he these lofty goals and this enormous vision of a government
by the people, of the people, for the people. David, that was at a time
when England, France, Germany, Austria, Russia etc. were run by despotic
kings, kaisers, czars, emperors, fancying themselves to be ruling their
countries by a kind of "divine right" bequeathed to them by God
Himself. Imagine the gall!
- David, remember these utterly merciless despots had allowed
a 500 years ruthless suppression of free thought, persecuting and fiendishly
torturing untold millions of dissidents, political and religious reformers
and witches. I am embarrassed to be a European when I hear of the criminal
nature of these European aristocratic rulers and their regimes. Good riddance!
- David, compare that to Thomas Jefferson's Declaration
of Independence - and all it meant. It was not just political or state
independence from those monstrously exploitative, repressive European "old
order" regimes like England, Britain, France, Spain etc. The American
Revolution, and what the Founders envisioned, was the FIRST true self-liberation
with relatively little bloodshed, compared to Europe's murderous dynastic
wars, crusades, and empire-grabbing global wars. You have to remember
- they had no other template of state craft, no model, to go by! Jefferson
- Jefferson and Franklin, and to a lesser extent, George
Washington, the military genius, started with an almost blank piece of
paper when they sat down to give this new Union or these confederated former
colonies the structure of a modern state - a Republic! And you a right
- the absolute centerpiece and heart of this new state was that "All
politics is local!" I loved the formulation of the strict order of
the checks and balances. That is in the way it was meant to be - the greatest
leap forward made in the thinking and organizing of human society.
- Going backwards, the America of George W. Bush, Franklin
D. Roosevelt, Wilson, even Lincoln were very poor imitations of the vision
of Washington and Jefferson. America has, in fact, been so transformed
by the "termites from within" that the rulers of the last century
paid only a hypocritical, cynical lip service to the original concepts
of the "American order" of 1776. Inferior men ruined the American
dream and thoroughly destroyed, by infiltration and stealth, by corruption
and misinterpretation of words, what America should have been, could have
been, and was meant to be.
- That's not just the tragedy for America, but for the
world at large, especially for the Western world, because Europe was shaking
off its tyrants, and naturally was orienting itself on America, which had
shed its imperial occupiers without the grotesque bloodbath and massacres
of the French Revolution. You will recall that Thomas Jefferson was Ambassador
to France until 1789, the beginning of the French Revolution. He left
France with 51 crates of books, maps, even wall paper he used in Monticello
and later bequeathed to Congress. In fact, it was Jefferson's own private
library that built the nucleus of the Library of Congress
- Benjamin Franklin was not only Ambassador to England
but Roving Ambassador to Europe because the young Republic did not have
the money to establish embassies in all European kingdoms, and as Roving
Ambassador he apparently visited Russia. King Frederick the Great, in
fact, signed one of the first bipartisan treaties with America. Russia
thus was crucial in legitimizing a "Government of Rebels", America,
as many monarchies in Europe called it.
- It is also thought that the contact of Benjamin Franklin
with Baron von Steuben was arranged at the court of Frederick the Great
in Potsdam. Steuben was an expert in supplying the Army with food, ammunition,
and equipment like blankets, tents, and medical supplies. History records
that he arrived in Valley Forge in that terrible winter of 1776 when Washington's
troops faced defeat by disease and hunger. He was appointed Quarter Master
General - in short, supply and troop trainer.
- It did not take long before the largely German settlers
and frontiermen, first and second generation German immigrants from Pennsylvania,
Ohio, and New York, flocked to Valley Forge, feeding the troops from their
own farms, darning socks, mending shirts, repairing boots, nursing the
sick. Von Steuben could not speak English, so he rode with German-Americans
who translated his commands for the English speakers amongst Washington's
troops, nearly half of which were German immigrants themselves, first or
- Washington's 200 men body guard was German. Washington
knew enough German to command and converse with them. The American Revolution
was partially successful because these strong, resilient, capable German-American
settlers had no felt loyalty to the British, only to America, the land
where many, if not most, were born. The Declaration of Independence was
first published in a German-American paper in Philadelphia.
- Revisionism pure!
- And, after Napoleon devastated Central Europe, and a
combined force of Prussians under Feldmarshall Blücher and the British
defeated him at Waterloo, the victorious Germans turned their eyes to America
when they tried to reorganize their statelets, kingdoms etc. A constitutional-national
assembly in Frankfurt was called into session, which after years of haggling
and wrangling passed an almost carbon copy of Jefferson's American Constitution
in 1848. 34 German states accepted it as Germany's new Constitution.
- They made one mistake. They had no Second Amendment,
no Minute Men - and the King of Prussia called out the troops. The dream
of a Jeffersonian United States of Germany died, bleeding to death in a
hail of bullets.
- Juxtapose the above with the creepy attitude of a so-called
Consular General in the German Consulate in Houston, Texas. In response
to a Zundel supporter's query as to why Ernst Zundel was sentenced to five
years in prison for his freedom of speech, this German official delivered
himself of the following:
- "Mr. Zundel denies the mass murder committed by
Hitler and his henchmen. The denial of this mass murder will prepare the
next mass murder.
- Thus, irresponsible people like Mr. Zundel cannot claim
the freedom of speech."
- Yours sincerely,
- Rainer Muenzel
- Please feel free to exercise YOUR freedom of speech and
call, write, or send this soulless lout an email.
- Rainer Muenzel 1330 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 1850, Houston
Texas 77056. 713-627-0506 -