ISSN 1440-9828
October
2004
No 226

 

 

A brief US interlude — a Revisionist Wedding

 

Get Me To The Church On Time, Saturday 11 September 2004

Prof Arthur Butz, Revisionist eye-witness to Germar Rudolf's wedding procedures, conducted by Rev Dr Robert Countess, with Dr Fredrick Töben as best man

 

On 11 September 2004, while many US citizens grieved for their loved ones who died in 2001 during the horrors that some now openly call a self-inflicted scam, Germar Rudolf was married in Pennsylvania. Here is his message:

 

 

Dear friends, supporters and enemies!

1. New Books

First of all I may announce that we have again increased our book offer by several titles:

Ernst Zündel: Setting the Record Straight. Letters from cell #7 http://www.vho.org/store/USA/bresult.php?ID=176

A collection of Letters written by Political Prisoner No. 1 of Canada, German historical dissident Ernst Zündel:

"The law under which I am held in here is a very complex, only recently updated law, passed by the Canadian Parliament after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their aftermath. The law allows a Canadian judge of the Federal Court to listen to secret evidence and look at documents, listen to videos, audios- anything at all! My attorney or I will not be told the names of these witnesses, and we cannot test the documents to see if they are forged, edited, or what have you. Therefore, we cannot make intelligent submissions about these documents in my defense. The judge's decision is final. It cannot be appealed or reviewed by a higher court, not even the Supreme Court of Canada."

 

Robert Conquest: The Great Terror: A Reassessment http://www.vho.org/store/USA/bresult.php?ID=177

When it first appeared, The Great Terror was universally acclaimed as the definitive work on Stalin's purges. Edmund Wilson hailed it as "the only scrupulous, non-partisan, and adequate book on the subject," and Harrison Salisbury called it "brilliant ... not only an odyssey of madness, tragedy, and sadism, but a work of scholarship and literary craftsmanship."  It later received equally high praise in the Soviet Union, where it is now considered the authority on the period. When Conquest wrote the original volume, he relied heavily on unofficial sources, but with the advent of glasnost an avalanche of new material became available. Conquest mined this enormous cache to write a substantially new edition of his classic work, with many of his most disturbing conclusions being verified under the light of fresh evidence. He added enormously to the detail...

 

Percy Ernst Schramm: Hitler: The Man & the Military Leader http://www.vho.org/store/USA/bresult.php?ID=179

Percy Ernst Schramm, one of Germany's most distinguished historians, had exceptional access to Adolf Hitler because from January 1943 to the end of the war he was the Führer's official war diarist. This classic volume, long out of print, contains the introductions written by Schramm to critical editions of Hitler's Table Talk and the official War Diary of the High Command of the Wehrmacht. In addition, there are two appendices...

 

James Bovard: Terrorism and Tyranny. Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace to Rid the World of Evil. A devastating attack on President Bush's Justice Department and the similarly misnamed Patriot Act, Terrorism and Tyranny has been hailed by sources as disparate as the Washington Post and Pat Buchanan's American Conservative for its lucid and objective reporting. Bovard catalogues the government insults, large and small, to Americans' liberty and dignity that have multiplied across the country since 9/11: the daily abuses visited on Americans at the airport, the library, the post office, and a thousand other places. Yet Terrorism and Tyranny is more than excellent (and infuriating) reportage. Bovard shows that these growing infringements of our liberties are intimately connected with an imperialist foreign policy...

 

2. May I introduce Mrs. Rudolf, my wife?

No, this time the German persecutorial system did not mess up my wedding, as it did in 1994. As a matter of fact, we had a dream wedding out in beautiful York County, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2004. Friends came from all over the world: a former co-student of mine who experienced the upheaval I caused back in 1993 at the Max-Planck-Institute in Stuttgart, Prof. Dr. Arthur Butz from around the corner (my office here in Chicago is only a few miles from where he lives), my parents and my sister with her fiancé from Germany, Dr. Fredrick Toben as my Best Man from Australia, and Dr. Robert H. Countess from Alabama as our minister who performed the wedding ceremony. All in all there were some 50 guests, most of them from my bride's family. If you ever dreamed of all the beautiful, emotional things of a wedding, then be sure that we had it all: tears of joy in the eyes while she walked up the aisle, bright sunshine, a fantastic reception at a magnificent place overlooking a terrific landscape, an opening dance to Strauss' "Blue Danube" Waltz, and many greetings and best wishes from many more friends from all over the world...

The only thing that saddened all of us was the arrest of my friend Dr Großkopf, about which I will tell more below. Anyway, if I knew that there would not be any mischievous people on this list who are looking for an opportunity to cause trouble to my newly wed wife, I would introduce her more thoroughly here. But for privacy reason I will only say that we are happy, indeed, and to be sure not all by ourselves for too many months to come :o)

 

 

3. News from the German GULag

As mentioned before, my friend Dr. Rudolf Großkopf was arrested on September 7, 2004, for having had signatory status to a bank account I had in Germany. In the meantime we found out why the German government claims I owe them a quarter million Dollars: As can be derived from the court documents posted in above file, this sum equals some 55% of all the money ever paid into this account. Since some 55% of the German books I offer are banned in Germany -- according to the public prosecutor -- 55% of my entire turnover run through this account ought to be confiscated. But since Rudi Großkopf has nothing to do with my business -- he had no idea what was going on in that account, as he did neither receive any bank statement nor had any insight into my company's activities, not to mention any participation in them -- it is inconceivable that this decision of the seizure of his property will be upheld by any court of law. But I am sure that the Germans will find a way... I thank you for your attention.

Germar Rudolf, Castle Hill Publishers, PO Box 257768, Chicago, IL 60625, USA, Tel.: +1-773-769-1121, fax: +1-773-409-5570, USA,  chp@vho.org, www.vho.org


 

 

 

In Brief
 

Holocaust Denier Loses Canadian Appeal

Thursday Sep. 30, 2004, AssociatedPress

A German lost another bid Thursday to challenge Canada's claim that he is a security threat and should be deported to his native land, where he faces charges for alleged anti-Semitic activities. The Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear Ernst Zundel's argument that he is being treated unfairly because some of the evidence against him remains secret. The government filed court papers last year saying Zundel posed a threat to national security and should be deported. The determination was based on secret intelligence, some of which has been shared with a Federal Court judge but hasn't been made public. Zundel wanted to force the government to hand over the whole file. Canada's Federal Court rejected the demand. That decision will stand now that the Supreme Court has refused to get involved. Zundel remains in custody while the deportation case against him continues. He faces prosecution in Germany for his neo-Nazi and Holocaust-denying activities. Court documents have linked Zundel with white supremacist leaders. Since the late 1970s Zundel has operated Samisdat Publishing, one of the leading distributors of Nazi propaganda. He is also a provider of Internet material dedicated to Holocaust denial, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Born in Germany in 1939, Zundel emigrated to Canada in 1958 and lived in Toronto and Montreal until 2001. Canadian officials rejected his attempts to obtain Canadian citizenship in 1966 and 1994. He moved to the United States and lived in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee until he was deported back to Canada in 2003 for alleged immigration violations.

 

Community leaders combat hate on the internet

Australian Jewish News, 1 October 2004

 The spreading of hate on the internet was the subject of a meeting this week between NSW Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Premier on Citizenship, John Hatzistergos, and representatives of Australia's Jewish community. Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) president Jeremy Jones and executive officer Josh Landis and NSW Jewish Board of Deputies president David Knoll discussed online racism with the minister, including methods for preventing access to websites which promote hate. Hatzistergos has called on the Federal Government to block websites which incite racial and other forms of hatred. This follows the introduction of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (telecommunications offences and other measures) bill which passed in the Senate on August 30. The bill makes provisions for jail sentences for those who post violent material on the web. In 2002 the ECAJ took Dr Fredrick Toben, the Adelaide Holocaust revisionist to the Federal Court over material on his website. In July 2003 the court ordered Toben to remove antisemitic material from the site. Hatzistergos said the NSW Government would refer hate on the internet for consideration at the next Standing Committee of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs meeting scheduled for November 12 in Hobart. ---To report a website, contact NSW Jewish Board of Deputies on (02) 9360 1600.

 

An item from California State University - Long Beach, Professor Kevin MacDonald's definitive work on Judaism, in his trilogy:

1.  A People That Shall Dwell Alone – Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy, with Diaspora Peoples, 2002, ISBN: 0-595-22838-0. Writers Club Press – www.iuniverse.com  496p. (Orig pub 1994)

2. Separation And Its Discontents – Towards an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism. 2004, ISBN: 1-4107-9260-9 (e-book), ISBN: 1-4107-9261-7 (Paperback). 1st Books, USA. 448p. (orig  pub 1998)

3. The Culture Of Critique – An Evolutionary Analysis Of Jewish Involvement In Twentieth-Century Intellectual And Political Movements, 1998, 2002, ISBN: 0-7596-7222-9. 1st Books, USA. 448p.

Here's a foretaste of how Professor MacDonald approaches the Jewish problem:

" ... the basic focus will be the attempt to adduce evidence relevant to the question of whether Judaism can reasonably be viewed as an evolutionary group strategy. The basic proposal is that Judaism can be interpreted as a set of ideological structures and behaviours that have resulted in the following features:

(1) the segregation of the Jewish gene pool from surrounding gentile societies;

(2) resource and reproductive competition with gentile host societies;

(3) high levels of within-group cooperation and altruism among Jews; and

(4) eugenic efforts directed at producing high intelligence, high investment parenting, and commitment to group, rather than individual, goals.

 I believe that there is no sense in which this book may be considered anti-Semitic. This book and its companion volume are intended to stand or fall on their merits as scientific works. This implies an attempt on my part at developing a scientifically valid account of Judaism. Nevertheless, one cannot read very far in Jewish history without being aware that historical data do not exist in a theoretically pristine state in which they lend themselves to only one interpretation. While by no means always the case, the historiography of Jewish history has to an extraordinary degree been characterized by apologia and a clear sense of personal involvement by both Jews and gentiles, and this has been the case from the very earliest periods in classical antiquity There is therefore considerable controversy about key issues in the history of Judaism which are of great importance to an evolutionary perspective. Jewish history, more so than any other area I am familiar with, has been to a considerable extent a social construction performed by highly interested  parties intent on vindicating very basic moral and philosophical beliefs about the nature of Judaism, Christianity, and gentile society generally."  

 Preface to 1. p.xcvii-xcviii.

 


 

Richard Wagner's magnificent epic tale The Ring Cycle begins  in Adelaide on 16 November  and ends on 12 December 2004

 

 

Wagner's Ring Cycle: A Political Metaphor?

Paul Andrews argues that Wagner's great epic carries an important racial-nationalist message


 

Richard Wagner is quite rightly considered intellectually 'dangerous' by today's liberal establishment. Wagner's music embodies everything most hated and ridiculed by left-wing intellectuals: racial nationalism, romanticism, honour, heroism, beauty and historical awareness.

 

Rejecting the ugliness and squalor of the industrial age, Wagner looked back to Europe's ancient Germanic and Celtic past for his subject matter. It is for this reason that his music was later championed by nationalist political regimes of the 1930s.

 

Wagner's work is distinctive in that it is almost entirely operatic; also unusual is the fact that the librettis for his operas were written by the composer himself ― a task normally reserved for a poet or literary notable.

 

Dilemma

Left-wingers, who monopolise control of the artistic and intellectual life of the West today, face something of a dilemma with Wagner. They hate everything the composer stood for, and yet they cannot ignore his genius. His works are therefore still performed, but with an attempt to 'sanitise' them, for example utilising Jewish conductors (Sir George Solti, James Levine, etc.) or more recently by the use of non-white singers in the principal roles. Since 1945, the staging for Wagner's operas has been perverted by 'modernist' trappings. Thus, in  modern productions, the story is liable to be set in a concentration camp or a Soviet tractor factory rather than the setting originally intended by the composer.

 

 Of all the great works of Richard Wagner, the most 'political' is the cycle of operas known as Der Ring Des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelungs). The plot of this work has striking parallels with the political decline of the West during the 20th Century. Did Wagner intend the Ring as a kind of political warning?

 

As the cycle begins, the ancient Norse gods are masters of the world. Other races (giants, dwarves, humans) are merely their expendable servants. A situation comparable to late 19th Century Europe's domination of Africa and Asia?

 

The gods, led by Wotan (Odin) have established a civilisation of wealth and culture, in part by exploiting the labour  of the other races. The giants for example, are tricked into using their strength to build a great hall, Valhalla, for the gods.

 

Hideous Race

Unfortunately, the gods are not as secure as they think. A hideous race of dwarves, the Nibelungs, are also greedy for world power. This power is represented by a hoard of gold from the depths of the Rhine, and specifically a gold ring.

 

At first, the gods think they can use the Nibelungs just as they have harnessed the power of the other races.

 

But the Nibelungs are a dangerous foe because they fight not with brute force but through trickery. Like parasites, the Nibelungs wander upon the earth stirring up trouble against the gods whom they hate and envy. These dwarves believe they are the 'chosen' who will one day rule the world.

 

The gold is eventually stolen by the giants, one of whom turns himself into a dragon and sits upon it until his death ― Wagner's illustration of the pointlessness of materialism.

 

Wotan realises he must recapture the gold before the Nibelungs get hold of it and use it to gain world power. he eventually creates a (human) hero, Siegfried, whom he hopes will defeat the Nibelungs.

 

As an orphaned baby, Siegfried falls into the clutches of the Nibelungs Mime and Alberich, who try to trick him into using his strength to capture the Rhinegold for the dwarves. The Nibelungs are revealed as a truly repulsive race. They try to win Siegfried's help first by threatening him, and then nauseatingly begging for his sympathy by claiming that they are 'persecuted' by the gods.

 

When they think that they are about to get their hands on wealth and power, the Nibelungs squabble over it and Mime kills his brother Alberich. But he in turn is killed by Siegfried, who realises that the Nibelungs are no more than evil parasites who were only pretending to be his friends.

 

For a while, it seems as if the world will be saved. The hero Siegfried kills the dragon and recovers the gold. His bravery and magical weapons make him seem invincible.

 

But the Nibelungs' credo of vengeance leads to tragedy. Just as it seems Siegfried will conquer (and thus save) the world, the evil dwarves have one last trick up their sleeve. The drunken and boastful King Hagen (himself part Nibelung) literally stabs Siegfried in the back, thinking that he will thus win power for himself.

 

With the death of Siegfried, the world falls into chaos. Valhalla goes up in flames, the gods are destroyed and the Rhine overflows its banks, submerging everything.

 

If one compares the complex plot of the Ring with the tragic historical events of the twentieth century, the similarities are almost uncanny. Obviously, Wagner could not have predicted the events of 1939-45, but he certainly had an insight into the racial conflicts which could lead Europe to such a disaster.

 

Personal Qualities

The character of Siegfried contains those personal qualities which Wagner felt belonged particularly to the Germanic peoples: honour, generosity and bravery to the point of recklessness. In addition, Siegfried possesses the physical qualities of youth, beauty and strength.

 

In direct contrast is the personality of the Nibelungs: they are hideous dwarves in both the physical and the moral sense. They are greedy and cunning, interested only in wealth and in destroying anything that is beautiful. Hateful and hate-filled, they are driven by jealousy of the gods, and by their desire for vengeance. They have no common culture or community spirit and only work together briefly for a materialistic goal. When that goal is achieved, they end up squabbling viciously amongst themselves.

 

They believe that they are the 'chosen' race who must one day rule the world, yet they have no creative imagination; instead, they can only exist as vicious parasites, working for the destruction of their enemies.

 

The Ring is in many respects a gloomy work. Evil triumphs over good, the great hero is killed and civilisation lies in ruins.

 

Yet even in the midst of this catastrophe, Wagner's story offers hope. For after the great destruction, the waters of the Rhine are seen to recede, with the implication that the struggle is not yet over.

 

Perhaps the gods are to be given just one last chance...?


 

 

OF SINS AND CHICKENS, Australian Jewish News, 1 October 2004:

An Orthodox student in Bnai Brack, Israel's second largest religious city, takes part in the ritual of kapparot (atonement) just before Yom Kippur. A chicken is swung around three times while a prayer is recited in the hope that all sins are transferred to the fowl. The chicken is then slaughtered and usually donated to a needy family.

Fredrick Töben asks: How can such scape-goating, sorry, scape-chickening mentality be overcome through reason and understanding? It cannot because superstition is part of our human make-up. Christians absolve their sins in the belief that Christ takes away their sins through His death on the Cross.


 

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