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Aug 17, 2010

Greta Garbo, Julius Caesar, and Holocaust Revisionism

 



From Bradley's Blog
Greta Garbo, Julius Caesar, and Holocaust Revisionism
Saturday afternoon, alone in the house. On the television Time Warner Classics is giving a preview of the upcoming movies that will be shown the coming week. Scene after scene taken from wonderful, now-classic movies from the 40s, 50s and 60s. Even a couple from the 30s. With all the wonderful movies that have been made, what reason is there to make more of them? Who needs more movies? If that's true, who needs more paintings? More books?

At one place Greta Garbo is quoted: "Life would be such a wonderful thing if only we knew what to do with it." Two things occur in the brain when I read that observation. The first is an image of the actor Walter Pidgeon sitting at a table with others in Musso Franks on Hollywood Boulevard. That was in the 60s. I grew up with Pidgeon in the films of the 40s and 50s maybe and was surprised to see him sitting there that night. Still, what the devil was the brain doing this afternoon?

The other thing was that the brain became aware that the word "more" had gotten my attention. The vastness of the history of the Chinese people. The endless conflict in the life of one man, Julius Caesar. I'd read a little in The Tweleve Caesars by Suetonius maybe twenty years ago and recently took another run at it. The Robert Graves translation. I found that after thirty or forty minutes I had become bored with Caesar's endless politicking, struggling, betraying, threatening—the ceaseless ambition. It may have been Suetonius, but I didn't want anymore and turned to the end of his account for the specific details Caesar's death. A simpler drama. He was stabbed in the chest, just beneath the throat. "Twenty-three dagger thrusts went home as he stood there." He was left where he fell until three of his household slaves carried him home in a litter, "one arm hanging over the side."

Okay. I was finished with Suetonius. It was like reading about Democrats and Republicans infighting with swords. Boring. I was tired of the politics. It never ends, but how did these guys end up? How did they die?

Augustus died in bed at the age of 76. Tiberius died at 77, some thought by poison. Caligula was murdered at 29, his jawbone split by a sword, his genitals run through with swords. Claudius was poisoned, maybe a favorite eunuch, maybe his wife, at 64. Nero stabbed himself in the throat to evade being murdered. He died at 32 "with eyes glazed and bulging from their sockets, a sight which horrified everybody present." Galba was murdered at poolside and decapitated by an ordinary soldier. He was 73. Otho killed himself at 37 to avoid being murdered. A dagger to his left side. Vitellius was murdered by soldiers with "the torture of the little cuts." He was then dragged to the Tiber with a hook and thrown in it. He was 56. Vespasian died of fever and diarrhea in the arms of his attendants at 79. Titus died of fever at 42. Domitian was murdered with daggers at the age of 44.

It that was the way it was for those on top, we can only marvel at how it must have been for ordinary folk. And then, now that it's all over, what do we have?
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Tikun Olam : Israel Wakes Up and Discovers Its Soldiers Abuse Palestinians

 



Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place
August 17, 2010 2:59 PM
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Eden Aberjil's Facebook images captioned: 'Army service, the most wonderful time of my life!'

Yesterday, a major scandal erupted in Israel over an IDF soldier, Eden Aberjil, who posted pictures on her Facebook account of her abusing bound Palestinian prisoners.  All Israel appears to be SHOCKED, I say shocked, to discover that




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BBC News - Adolf Hitler 'was not a brave soldier' claims new book

 



They keep going at him................
 
17 August 2010 Last updated at 11:07 GMT

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Adolf Hitler 'was not a brave soldier' claims new book

Image said to show Hitler in 1915 [Pic: Korbinian Rutz] Hitler's wartime role is challenged in Dr Thomas Weber's book

Adolf Hitler's image as a brave soldier was a myth, according to a University of Aberdeen historian.

Dr Thomas Weber's book Hitler's First War claims Hitler exaggerated his early role in battle, and that he was instead what was known as a "rear area pig".

Dr Weber said he had uncovered new archive material and personal documents which challenged popular understanding of Hitler and the Third Reich.

He said: "I discovered we know next to nothing about Hitler."

Dr Weber claims the Nazis worked to suppress and discredit accounts of Hitler's early war role.

He said as a dispatch runner Hitler was significantly distanced from his regiment's front line troops and was clearly despised by them.

Dr Weber said: "I never thought I would write about Hitler as so many books have been written about his life.

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Virtually everything that we do know is based on Mein Kampf or Nazi propaganda"

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"But virtually everything that we do know is based on Mein Kampf or Nazi propaganda.

"I was surprised how much new material we found and more than 70% of my book is based on previously unused sources."

He said: "The myth of Hitler as a brave soldier and the camaraderie of the trenches was used by the Nazi party from the beginning in order to extend its appeal beyond the far right.

"The reality was a gulf between the majority of soldiers and Hitler. The commonly held view that Hitler had the dangerous job of running between trenches to deliver messages simply does not stand up.

"I found that his role was to deliver messages between regimental HQ and, for instance, battalions or the HQs of other units, and not companies, as has previously been stated - so he would have been between three and five kilometres behind the front line."

Hitler's First War will be available from 16 September.






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Tom Sunic: Who benefits from the War in Iraq and Afghanistan? PLUS blog by Kevin MacDonald on the Homosexual Lobby

 




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The Producers

 

Aug. 17, 2010

Dear friend,

From another group:

Wally says:

My son turned 17 last week, and as a birthday present, I took him to see a local stage production of Mel Brooks' The Producers. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. For those of you who are not familiar with this play, it began as a movie, written and produced by famed Jewish comic Mel Brooks, in 1967. It eventually was adapted as a hit Broadway musical, which was then made into a feature film in 2005.

The story takes place in 1959, and centers around a down-and-out Broadway Producer, Max Bialystock.

Bialystok (without the 'c') is the largest city in northeastern Poland, and, at the outbreak of World War II, had a population of 50,000. It had the largest proportion of Jewish residents of any city in the world--60 per cent. The bialy--sort of like a bagel but with a filling and no hole in the middle--gets its name from Bialystok, and is a common breakfast item in New York. Bialystok was also where one of the worst atrocities of the WW2 occurred. In 1941, a synagogue was sealed shut with 800 people inside and then burned to the ground. Most of the city's Jews died in death camps in Treblinka, halfway between Bialystok and Warsaw.

Max encounters an accountant who makes an off-hand comment that an unscrupulous Producer could make more money off of a flop than a hit. This could be accomplished by raising a million dollars from investors and then producing a $100,000 flop and pocketing the rest through creative bookkeeping. To accomplish this, Max needs a play that is a sure-fire flop, and find just the right one: Springtime for Hitler: A Gay Romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden. In the event, the play turns out to be a surprise smash hit, and Max ends up in Sing Sing prison.

When Brooks was criticized for the subject matter, he responded: "Who better to make money off of Hitler than a Jew?"

I highly recommend the 2005 film version of the musical. It's a hoot!

--Wally




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Mass Grave Vladivostok

 

Aug. 17, 2010


Harvey Taylor says:

From: Archaeology Magazine, September/October2010 <www.archaeology.org>
page 11;

Russia: During the construction of a new road outside Vladivostok, crewa
stumbled upon a mass grave containing 495 skeletons-3.5 tons of bones in
all. According to local reports, almost all the skulls have gunshot
wounds, and volunteer archaeologists found clothes and money that help
date the grave to Stalin's purges in the 1930s

(Includes photo of one skull with bullet hole im lower forehead.)

I doubt seriously that we will see anything in the Marysville, CA.,
Appeal-Democrat, or the Sacramento Bee.,CA about this find or the fact
that the gulag was a Jewish run operation

But then, we have seen nothing about Sniegoski's "Transparent Cabal" or
the machinations behind the selection of the Jewess, Mariana Pfaelzer
as the "Federal" Judge who heard the Prop 187 case and decided that
Californians would be taxed to support illegal immigrants regardless.
See "Culture of Critique" by Kevin MacDonald for the story behind the
1965 Immigration law and the purpose of same.

People all over Europe had more knowledge of Bolshevic insanity than
Americans who read the New York Times and correspondent Walter Durranty.

Harvey Taylor

<hataylor2003@yahoo.com>

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Jews Face 'Holocaust' says Rabbi...

 

News Items From the Spring of 2007

History of Israel Reconsidered
Prof. Ilan Pappe
http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Mar07/gyaku18.htm

...What we found challenged most of this mythology. First of all, we found out that the Zionist leadership, the Israeli leadership, regardless of the peace plans of the United Nations, contemplated long before 1948 the dispossession of the Palestinians, the expulsion of the Palestinians. So it was not that as a result of the war that the Palestinians lost their homes. It was as a result of a Jewish, Zionist, Israeli -- call it what you want -- plan that Palestine was ethnically cleansed in 1948 of its original indigenous population.


China is Forming Agency to Invest Huge Foreign Reserves
The New York Times
http://www.signonsandieg o.com/uniontrib/20070310/news_1b10china.html

China will create a new agency to invest the country's immense reserves of foreign currency, now totaling more than $1 trillion, the country's finance minister said Friday ... China's currency holdings are already the world's largest, and they are growing rapidly because of China's huge trade surpluses. Most of the reserves are invested very conservatively, in U.S. Treasury bonds and other government securities, a strategy that helps keep interest rates low in the United States and other developed countries but earns little profit for China. The new agency will be able to invest some of the money more diversely and aggressively, analysts said, with the possibility of hundreds of billions of dollars put into acquiring "strategic assets" ...


German Neo-Nazi Fear Over Police Cadets
The Times (Britain)
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/t ol/news/world/europe/article1555768.ece

Fears that the German police force contains neo-Nazi sympathisers have been sparked after disdainful cadets delivered an extraordinary rebuff to a Holocaust survivor. Students at the Berlin police academy refused to listen to the harrowing testimony of Isaak Behar, 83, who had been invited to lecture them on his experiences as a Jew in the Third Reich ... The cadets shouted that they did not want to hear about the Holocaust any more, and said that the Jewish community was emotionally blackmailing Germany, according to German press reports. ...German police officers are given compulsory Holocaust-awareness training. Visits to sites where Nazis murdered or deported Jews are part of the curriculum.


Many Major Rivers are in Danger of Dying
Reuters
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines07/ 0320-03.htm

Climate change, pollution, over extraction of water and development are killing some of the world's most famous rivers including China's Yangtze, India's Ganges and Africa's Nile, conservation group World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday. At the global launch of its report "World's Top 10 Rivers at Risk", the Geneva- based group said many rivers could dry out, affecting hundreds of millions of people and killing unique aquatic life. "If these rivers die, millions will lose their livelihoods, biodiversity will be destroyed on a massive scale, there will be less fresh water and agriculture, resulting in less food security," said Ravi Singh, secretary-general of WWF-India.


Crisis Looms for Entire Economy
Peter Morris -- Newsday (New York)
http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny- opmor205137262mar20,0,2597234.story?coll=ny- viewpoints-headlines

If Washington doesn't address the rapidly building multi-trillion-dollar crisis in residential mortgage defaults, its paralysis will help trigger a national economic recession that could touch every homeowner. The crisis has been building for months - if not years. Experts agree it is a result of banks and other lenders' granting home loans to people who were not truly able to afford the payments. Now, with the national economy in a slide, the number of mortgage defaults is rising at an alarming rate ... Congress must realize that we are on the abyss of an enormous economic crisis. Capitol Hill has the means, the opportunity and the motive to prevent a mortgage market collapse if it acts decisively.


What Does 'Holocaust Denial' Really Mean?
Prof. Daniel McGowan
http://rense.c om/general75/viv.htm

... Are these revisionist contentions so odious as to cause those who believe them to be reviled, beaten, and imprisoned? More importantly, is it possible that revisionist contentions are true, or even partially true, and that they are despised because they contradict the story of the Holocaust, a story which has been elevated to the level of a religion in hundreds of films, memorials, museums, and docu- dramas? ... "Holocaust Denial" might be no more eccentric or no more criminal than claiming the earth is flat, except that the Holocaust itself has been used as the sword and shield in the quest to build a Jewish state between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, where even today over half the population is not Jewish.


Israel Lobby Backed Removal of Iran War Provision
Jewish Telegraphic Agency (New York)
http://www.jta.org/cgi- bin/iowa/breaking/100580.html

AIPAC lobbying helped remove a provision from a bill that would have required President Bush to seek congressional approval for war against Iran. A number of congressional sources confirmed that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee backed dropping the provision from the Iraq war spending bill introduced Tuesday by Democrats. The bill ties funding to deadlines for withdrawal from Iraq.


Current Afghan Government More Corrupt than Taliban,
Survey Finds

The Associated Press
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/03 /19/asia/AS-GEN-Afghan-Corruption.php

Bribery and corruption are pervasive in Afghanistan’s current government, according to a survey released Monday that said most Afghans believe their leaders are more corrupt than the Soviet-backed government in the 1980s or the Taliban-run government in the 1990s. About 60 percent of respondents said the current administration is more corrupt than any other in the past two decades, said the report by Integrity Watch Afghanistan, an independent group. "Over the last five years, corruption has soared to levels not seen in previous administrations," it said.


Jews Face 'Holocaust' by Interfaith Marriages
Pauline Tam -- The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/ news/story.html?id=486f8ed7-e85e-4967-ae40- 3912809ec843

The high rate of Jews who marry non-Jews has created a "spiritual holocaust" that threatens the survival of Judaism, says an Orthodox scholar and leading opponent of intermarriage. Esther Jungreis, an international lecturer who has been called "the Jewish Billy Graham," equates intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews with self-imposed annihilation on the scale of the Nazi extermination campaign. ...Mrs. Jungreis, a Holocaust survivor and New York-based author, argues there is a moral imperative for Jews to marry within the faith ...


Am I Doubted Because I'm a Jew?
Stephen Pollard -- The Telegraph (Britain)
http://www.teleg raph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml;jsessionid=2XE0WDQ1 4M3H3QFIQMGCFFWAVCBQUIV0? xml=/opinion/2007/03/23/do2302.xml

...But anti-Semitism is resurgent. The Community Security Trust, a Jewish body that works with the police to record anti-Semitic race hate incidents, has recorded a 31 per cent rise (from 455 to 594 incidents) between 2005 and 2006 - the highest since such reports began in 1984. This week in France, more than 7,000 Jews have signed a petition to the US Congress asking for political asylum because of anti- Semitism in France.





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Jews Try To Stop the Publication of Palestinian Childerns' Drawings of What They Saw

 

Subject: United Against Paintings

Gilad Atzmon: United Against Paintings

Some British Jews are desperate to stop the truth about the Jewish state being spread around.  The Jewish Chronicle reported today that Jewish  "Community leaders are battling to stop an exhibition of paintings by children from Gaza being shown in schools in the North of England."

Jewish campaigners say they have "no objection to the paintings, but have reacted with anger at a series of talks given to accompany them."

The man behind the exhibition and the talks is  Rod Cox, 62,  who visited Gaza and the West Bank a few times in recent years.  The exhibition, Loss Of Innocence, has been on tour since September, visiting universities, town halls and, most recently, Manchester Cathedral. It was taken to a Quaker venue in Marple, Stockport, on Monday evening and plans are under way to take it to schools in the north west.

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Human nature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

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What sort of Truth is it that crushes the freedom to seek the truth?

Let's End Thought Crimes in the Twenty-first Century. -- to separate historical fact from propaganda…peace is patriotic!


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