- A Belgian woman confessed earlier this year that her
Holocaust memoir was a fake. Her book had been translated into 18 languages.
It was a feature film in France. But it turns out she never lived among
wolves to avoid the Nazis, walked across Europe, or saved a German soldier.
She isn't even Jewish. Of course, she wasn't imprisoned for this. But others
who allegedly lie about the Holocaust-"Holocaust deniers" like
Ernst Zundel and now Dr. Fredrick Toben-are deported to Germany for prison
time. It's a classic and frightening case of allowing some words-some "lies"-while
criminalizing others. And it is a powerful demonstration of who holds political
power in the west.
- Here's another case. Last August, the Anti-Defamation
League-a Jewish organization committed to "civil rights"-got
in a little controversy for refusing to recognize the genocide of 1.5 million
Armenian Christians from 1915 to 1923. ADL even fired a regional director
for disagreeing with its non-recognition of the genocide. When ADL's national
director, Abe Foxman, finally admitted it was genocide, he still said there
shouldn't be a Congressional resolution to recognize it. Obviously, Foxman
isn't in prison for minimizing the Christians' holocaust.
- In Washington DC, we have a national Holocaust Museum
to remember the Nazis' alleged, systematic murder of six million Jews.
You can visit Holocaust museums in Dallas, Florida, Detroit, Houston, and
Virginia. Memorials were built in Tennessee, Boston, Miami Beach, Pennsylvania
and Portland-to name a few. Wikipedia's list of international Holocaust
films takes a while to scroll through. I counted 298; I could be wrong,
it was too long to count twice. I couldn't bring myself to count books.
- Yet, while the Jewish Holocaust is memorialized and remembered,
and used as blackmail for support of Israel-other genocides go barely discussed.
Other genocides are comparatively minimized: Russia, China, Cambodia, Rwanda,
Sudan, etc. It's okay to debate other areas of human history endlessly.
But the Jewish "Holocaust" is untouchable. Why? It is because
so many films and books and memorials and museums have been created to
galvanize human emotion and Gentile guilt. They falsely scream to us that
Jews have uniquely suffered far above the rest of humanity.
- Even so, it's amazing that it's considered okay-even
laudable-to imprison someone for questioning historical narratives. Yet
that's happening! Academic "Holocaust deniers" don't lynch Jewish
people. They don't torch synagogues. They don't even throw rocks through
windows. They sit in offices, plough through archaic research and then
they write books. They express ideas. And thenthey are sent to Germany
to go to prison-sent by Western nations! It's shocking and scary. If Dr.
Toben and others can lose their freedom for questioning the Jewish Holocaust-what
other questions will soon become illegal? What other thoughts will soon
- In the <http://www.thejc.com/node/6763>Jewish Chronicle,
Anshel Pfeffer says denying the Holocaust is as ridiculous as saying the
earth is flat. Yet, he says, "Any limit on freedom of speech is wrong
and almost always achieves the opposite to that which it is aiming for.
But in the case of Holocaust-deniers, sticking them in prison is an especially
bad idea." Pfeffer thinks jailing men like Dr. Toben is a bad idea
because it turns possibly evil, definitely marginal crazies into martyrs
for free speech. Instead of criminalizing them, "We must fight them
in the open, gladiatorial arena of public opinion." Bravo. Sort of.
- Pfeffer's arguments would be a lot stronger if he got
off his elitist horse-from which he and his haughty audience get to make
judgment calls about whose opinions are despicable-and realized his own
vulnerability before the law. Once a hate speech law is used to prosecute
a person's beliefs, no one else's beliefs are safe. Opinions that rule
today may be considered fringe tomorrow, and what will happen to those
who hold them?
- People with insane or evil beliefs shouldn't be allowed
freedom merely so we can better attack their ideas, or keep them from gaining
glory or notoriety. People with insane or evil beliefs should be allowed
freedom so that the rest of us can also keep our freedom.
- HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO!
- Dr. Toben's deportation hearing is this Friday, Oct.
17th. Call the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) which arrested Toben: 011
44 20 7796 8500
- Call the three largest parties in Parliament:
- Labour Party: 011 44 87 0590 0200
- Conservative Party: 011 44 20 7222 9000
- Liberal Democrat Party: 011 44 20 7222 7999
- Tell them: "Please free Dr. Frederic Toben from
arrest and extradition for the 'thought crime' of questioning the methods
and numbers of the Holocaust."
- Or, http://www.truthtellers.org/actionplan.html come
here at truthtellers.org and email or fax our longer message to political
leaders in England.
- (All phone numbers listed as for USA callers, if calling
from another country use your country's international calling prefix instead