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A Very Jewish Christmas Thomas Dalton


A Very Jewish Christmas
Thomas Dalton
 Dec. 6, 2015
 
Christmas?  Jewish?  How can that be?  Isn’t Judaism somehow opposed to Christianity?  Isn’t Christian history riddled with episodes of anti-Semitism?  Don’t most Jews deny that Jesus was the Savior?  Don’t they deny his miraculous birth, and his status as Son of God?  Didn’t the Jews kill him, after all?  So how can Christmas be Jewish?
 
Though we obviously can’t know for sure, there are very strong reasons for thinking that Jesus’ birth, his life story, and in fact the entire Christian project are Jewish constructions.  I will argue here that most or all of the Christian story is mythology, fabrication, and yes, a lie.  It was a kind of fraud perpetrated, originally, on the superstitious pagan masses.  And they bought it—hook, line, and sinker.  And some 1 billion people on this planet continue to buy it, to this day, two millennia later.  How this could have happened is one of the most important, and least known, stories in Western civilization.
 
Origins and Miracles
 
Let’s start by thinking about what we know, and what we don’t know, about the origins of the Christian story.  It turns out that the latter is much larger than the former.
 
We are told that Jesus was born around the year 3 BC.  The star of Bethlehem—so central to the Christmas story—was the first Christian miracle.  It appeared “in the East,” moved through the sky, and hovered over the manger so that the three Magi could find it.  Various attempts have been made to explain this “star,” including a rare planetary alignment, an unusually bright Jupiter, a comet, or a supernova.  Even assuming that some such unusual event actually occurred at that time, it doesn’t help the story.  In none of these cases could anyone use such a thing to “find” a particular village like Bethlehem, let alone a specific manger.
 
Jesus allegedly began his ministry when he was “about 30” (Luke 3:23), and it continued for three years, until he was crucified around the year 30 AD. During these three years, he preached to “great throngs” of people.  He performed 35 to 40 miracles, depending on the details, which included exorcisms (around 7), resurrections of the dead (3), manipulations of nature (9), and healings (18).  Two of these miracles—the two separate ‘fishes and loaves’ episodes (Mark 6:30 and 8:1)—were performed in front of at least 4,000 and 5,000 people:  hence a total of more than 9,000 witnesses.  And he had 12 apostles following his every move.
 
But the main problem with all these miracles is this:  We have no independent confirmation.  Take the star.  Exceptional astronomical events have been documented for millennia.  Eclipses have been documented as far back as 2,000 or 3,000 BC.  Halley’s Comet was documented in China in 240 BC, and by the Babylonians in 164 BC. Surely if the Bethlehem “star” was so impressive, someone else would have mentioned it.  And yet no record exists, in any source outside the Bible.
 
The same goes with the Jesus miracles.  How could it be that 9,000 people witnessed the fishes-and-loaves miracle, and yet not one of them wrote anything?  Nor reported it to someone who could write?  Why did the 12 apostles—who were more convinced of Jesus’ divinity than anyone else—never write anything?  Why, in fact, do they disappear from history as soon as Jesus dies?  It does no good to cite Paul; he was not one of the 12 apostles, and never knew Jesus personally.
 
What about the Romans?  They were the ruling power in Palestine, arriving decades before the alleged birth of Christ.  They were acknowledged experts at documentation.  We have records of military battles, taxes, foreign trade, political events, and other such things, all from the early first century.  We have coins; we have papyrus fragments; we have stone engravings.  We have the “Pilate Stone” that confirms the existence of Roman governor Pontius Pilate, during the years 26 to 36.  And yet we have not one piece of Roman documentation mentioning Jesus, his miracles, or his following, from the time in which Jesus lived.  
 
What about the Roman writers?  There were many who lived at that time, or shortly thereafter, and thus had an opportunity to comment on Jesus:  Apion, Seneca, Petronius, Quintilian, and Plutarch, among others.  But we find not one word from any of them.  In fact, the earliest Roman reference to Jesus is from the historian Tacitus, in his work Annals—written in the year 115. 
 
How could it be that the ruling authorities—Pilate and the Roman writers—failed completely to document the coming of the Son of God?  “Perhaps they did, and all such records are lost to history,” says the apologist.  But this would have been incredibly bad luck:  The greatest event in history, and every shred of contemporary documentation is lost to us?  Impossible.
 
Jesus the Jew
 
Finally, what about the Jews?  If we know anything ‘for certain’ about Jesus, it is that he was Jewish.  His mother, Mary, was a Jewess:  she was a woman “born under the law [of Judaism]” (Gal 4:4).  And she was a blood relative of Elizabeth, of the tribe of Levi (Luke 1:5, 36).  Jesus’ father, Joseph, was of the “House of David” (Luke 1:27).  Both parents “performed everything according to the [Jewish] law of the Lord” (Luke 2:39). 
 
Jesus himself is repeatedly called ‘Rabbi’ (Mark 9:5; Matt 23:7; John 1:38, 49; 3:2).  He celebrated Passover (John 2:13).  The Gospel of Matthew opens with these words:  “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham.”  We read in Hebrews that “it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah” (7:14).  He regularly attended the local synagogue (Luke 4:16).  Jesus himself told the people that he came “to fulfill the [Jewish] law and the [Jewish] prophets” (Matt 5:17).  And of course everyone thought of him as “king of the Jews” (Matt 2:2; John 19:3).  
 
This much, then, is clear:  Jesus, Joseph, Mary, along with all Jesus’ friends, acquaintances, and disciples, were Jews.
 
Why, then, didn’t Jewish writers of that time mention Jesus at all?  Philo of Alexandria was a famous Jewish philosopher, who lived from 25 BC to 50 AD.  He wrote extensively, but never mentioned a Jesus of Nazareth, son of God.  One Jewish writer did mention him, namely Josephus, who lived from 37 to 100 AD.  His work, Antiquities of the Jews, briefly refers to Jesus and the Christians twice; but it wasn’t written until the year 95—some 60 years after the crucifixion.  His earlier work, The Jewish War, circa 75 AD, has no mention at all of the Son of God.  Something is clearly not right with the traditional story.
 
The Plot Thickens
 
If we disregard the writings of Paul (circa 50 to 70 AD) and the four Gospels, we see that the few lines by Josephus, in the year 95, are the very first unbiased references to Jesus’ existence.  And we have to go all the way to Tacitus, in the year 115, to get the first Roman mention of the Christian movement.  Such a thing is absolutely impossible, if Jesus, Son of God, actually existed.  Either “Jesus of Nazareth” was so inconsequential that no one of his day, or even decades after his death, bothered to mention him.  Or else he never existed.  There is no other reasonable conclusion.
 
Given the utter lack of independent confirmation of all the major aspects of the Christian story—the star of Bethlehem, the miracles, the crucifixion, the resurrection, the apostles—we can conclude only one thing: the entire story was made up.  It was a pure fabrication.  In other words, somebody lied.  
 
This raises some important questions:  Who lied?  When did they do it?  And why?  We have some clues that may provide answers.  The first main suspect is Paul (aka Saul) of Tarsus, the Jewish Pharisee, whose letters are the earliest known documentation on Christianity.  Good Saint Paul—first liar of Christianity.  
 
The most egregious lies, though, occur in the four Gospels; these were written between 70 and 95 AD.  Unfortunately, the liars who wrote them are unknown to us.  Whoever they were, they were not apostles, and they certainly did not know Jesus personally.  They were, however, almost certainly Jews.  They had extensive knowledge of Judaism, Jewish tradition, and the Jewish Old Testament.  Their label as ‘Christian’ was strictly a name; by birth, ethnicity, and blood, Paul and the Gospel writers were unquestionably Jewish.  And they constructed the Christian story out of whole cloth.
 
The final question then is:  Why did they lie?  What was their motive?  
 
“They never would have lied,” interrupts the apologist.  “Christians were persecuted by the Romans, and it would have been sheer folly, if not fatal, to promote Christianity.” But of course, all the Jews were already persecuted.  The Jews of Palestine were in constant conflict with their Roman governors. They hoped, ultimately, to drive them out and regain power over the region—a power they held prior to the Roman invasion of 63 BC.  Both the ‘Christian’ and ‘regular’ Jews were in constant rebellion, and were thus constantly oppressed.  It was neither better nor worse to be a Christian.
 
But this situation, in fact, gives us a clue to the possible motive. 
 
The local Jewish tribes would have been hugely overwhelmed by the invading Romans.  The Jews were vicious fighters—recall the extermination of the Canaanites in the 1200s BC—but were no match for the Roman Empire.  They would have bitterly resented Roman rule, and sought all possible means to undermine it.  Military force was not really a viable option, but various guerrilla operations could cause some damage.  And there is evidence that Jewish factions fought back, at least from the first decade BC.  But one can imagine that such actions would have had little lasting effect.  Better options were needed.
 
Recall that the Jews were a minority in Palestine at that time—as, of course, were the Romans.  The majority consisted of the indigenous Palestinian masses, along with any incidental Egyptians, Syrians, Phoenicians, Persians, Greeks, and so on, who lived in the region.  The masses were neither Roman nor Jewish.  And of course, they weren’t Muslim; that religion would not exist for some 600 years.  They would have been a grab-bag of pagan traditions:  Zoroastrian, cults of Adonis and Mithras, Sibylline cults, and various sun worshipers.  These sects were generally ill-defined, superstitious, and highly mythological in nature.
 
The Jews knew this.  And they also knew that, in order to make an impact on Roman rule, they would have to get the superstitious pagan masses on their side.  But this was a big problem.  The masses were not intrinsically anti-Roman.  From their viewpoint, when the Romans moved in, it was more or less a change in government.  And likely for the good:  the masses generally disliked the Jews anyway, and the Romans brought with them many advancements of civilization.  So the Jews had a problem:  How to win the masses over to their side, and turn them against Rome?

Clearly they could not make them ‘Jewish.’ Judaism wouldn’t permit it, the ethnic and racial exclusivity of the Jews wouldn’t allow it, and the masses would never go for it, even if they could.  All of Judaic tradition, from the Torah to the Talmud, was geared towards manipulating and exploiting the inferior Gentiles.  The Jews would never have dreamt of mass conversion.
 
So:  Paganism was not a source of opposition to Rome.  And a judaized mass was not an option.  Therefore a third way was required.  A new way, a new outlook, a new worldview—something to subtly but deeply bring the masses into opposition with the Romans, and on the side of the Jews.  Not Judaism, but something Jewish in essence.  A new story, a new moral system, and yes, a new religion:  Christianity.
 
A New Religion
 
This was likely the thinking of Paul and his small band of followers, which may have included Peter, Luke, and Mark, around the year 45 AD.  To win over the masses, they would need to construct a new mythology, one that would both entice and frighten—a carrot and a stick, as it were.  To be successful, it would have to be both anti-Roman, in some sense, and yet rooted in Jewish values.  Ideally it would also draw on pagan traditions and concepts, to make for easy assimilation.  And finally, it must ultimately weaken, not strengthen, the masses; there certainly was no wish to create some Frankensteinian monster.  All in all, a challenging task, to say the least.
 
Paul would start with God—not the Roman or Greek conception, not the pagan gods, but the Jewish God, the one God, Jehovah.  The masses would have to worship the Jewish God.  But this deity was distant and abstract; indeed, according to the Jews’ own rule, no graven image was permitted.  Such a god would not work for the masses.  They needed something tangible, something concrete, something they could touch, feel, and love.  They needed a man:  God incarnate, one who loved them as much as they should love him.  This man would prove his love by giving his life—for them, for their eternal life.  It was the ultimate sacrifice.  Who could fail to revere such a man?  And all the better, if he was a Jew.
 
This man, this son of God, this God himself, would need a name—a common name:  Jesus.  He would have to have lived in a small provincial town:  Nazareth.  (Harder to verify things this way.)  He would have to be born in an even smaller and more obscure place:  Bethlehem. Befitting a god, he would need a miraculous, virgin birth—to a Jewish woman.  He would play the role of “the savior.”  This was a clever double entendre:  saving the masses from eternal damnation, and saving the Jews from the Romans.  To ensure no mortal remains, the story would have to end with a vanishing of the body.  To boost credibility, it would be interwoven with factual people and places—just enough to make it seem believable.  
 
The final step would be to place the whole story at least 20 years in the past:  near enough to be current and yet far enough to be hard to verify.  This would explain why the earliest of Paul’s letters—Galatians and 1 Thessalonians—date to around the year 50.  And it is consistent with the fact that we have absolutely no evidence at all of Jesus or the Christian story prior to that date, from any source.
 
God, Jesus, eternal life in heaven—these were the carrots.  What about the stick?  What is the fate of those who refuse to believe the Jesus story? We know the answer:  hell.  Hell—defined as a place of permanent torment for the wicked sinners—seems to have been an innovation of the writers of the Gospels.  The Old Testament, surprisingly, contained nothing like this.  It did have a related term, ‘Sheol,’ but this was simply the afterlife and not a dedicated place of punishment, in contrast to heaven.   Greek and Roman mythology, on the other hand, had Tartarus:  a hell-like place in the underworld, reserved for those deserving punishment.  It seems that the New Testament writers borrowed the idea but renamed it ‘Gehenna’ or ‘Hades’—both translated as ‘hell.’  For Paul and friends, dying wasn’t frightful enough.  It had to be hell-fire, eternal flames, lake of fire, and eternal torment for the non-believers (Mark 9:43; Matt 5:22; Luke 16:23).  Only this could scare the superstitious pagans into their welcoming arms.  
 
Finally, and most importantly, there was the moral component.  This “Jesus” had to proclaim values that would turn the masses away from Rome and toward the Jews, all while weakening them.  “Salvation is of the Jews,” after all (John 4:22).  Rome would be represented as evil, sin, corrupting power, sensuality, worldliness—the devil.  Jesus, the Jewish rabbi, is peace-loving, blessed, humble, holy—innocence itself. The good Christian is an innocent lamb, just as Jesus himself is “the lamb of God” (John 1:29).  He should “love thy neighbor”—the Jew, not the Roman intruder.  Meek, mild, and timid, he will “inherit the Earth.”  Eyes thus fixed on the glorious afterlife, following herd-like after their shepherd Jesus, the Christian masses turn away from Rome.  The Romans become sinful heathens, non-believers, devil worshipers.  At this point, the moral victory is complete.  Political victory is not far behind.
 
Victory—Three Centuries Later
 
And victory was indeed achieved, though it took a few centuries.  Paul died sometime during the first Jewish rebellion of 66-70 AD, and so never lived to see the fruit of his efforts. The so-called 12 apostles and the anonymous Gospel writers were gone by the early 100s.  By that time, however, the doctrine—cult, actually—had spread to the masses.  Very quickly, Christianity ceased to be a Jewish movement, and became dominated by non-Jews.  The most prominent early Christians—Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp, Quadratus, Papias, Marcion—all seem to have been Gentiles.  Not understanding the origins of the story, and not relating to the Jewish penchant for revenge against Rome, the naïve Gentiles accepted it as literal truth.  A new religion was born.
 
Being now dominated by non-Jews, Christianity quickly developed a self-conception as a religion that was ‘different’ from Judaism.  A tension emerged:  yes, Jesus, Mary, Paul, Peter, and so on were Jews; yes, Jehovah was God; yes, Jews were “the chosen people”; but still…Jews never did accept Jesus as their savior.  They didn’t believe in hell.  They never came to church.  And in any case, their racial exclusivity and obnoxious customs and social mores made the Jews as detested as ever.  Thus we find the classic love-hate relationship emerging early in Christian history.  Already with Melito of Sardis, circa 160 AD, we find anti-Jewish comments.  They appear again in Tertullian (ca. 200) and Hippolytus (ca. 220).  And they become explicit and harsh in Gregory of Nyssa, Chrysostom, and Jerome, around 375. 
 
All the while, the Christian “cult” spread throughout the Empire.  By the late 200s it reached into the upper echelons of Roman society.  In 313, Emperor Constantine himself converted.  And in 380, Theodosius made Christianity the official state religion.  Victory was assured.  Having been eaten away from the insides, the great Roman Empire was now on its last legs.  And indeed, it fractured and collapsed just 15 years later, in 395.  With that, the hated Romans disappeared from Palestine.  The goal was achieved.
 
An Old Story, Still Unknown
 
This, then, is the likely origins of Christianity and the Christmas myth. Obviously we can’t know for certain, but such an account does accord with the facts, and does so better than any alternative.  Something happened in those early decades of the first century, but it almost certainly was not the coming of the Son of God and his miraculous story—all of which are completely unsubstantiated.  The Christian story was a late-first-century construction, a fable that eventually gained traction as literal truth.  The known origins of the fable lie in the Jewish community, and they furthermore had every motive to concoct such a thing.  In the end, it served them well.
 
As radical and shocking as this alternate account may seem, it has been around for many years.  Already by 1769, Baron d’Holbach’s Ecce Homo argued for the fictional nature of Christianity.  Another early writer to deconstruct the traditional story was German theologian David Strauss, whose work Das Leben Jesu (The Life of Jesus, 1835) challenged the divinity of Christ.  The arguments come to a head in the work of Nietzsche (On the Genealogy of MoralsAntichrist, both circa 1888) and Albert Schweitzer (Quest of the Historical Jesus, 1906).  
 
Nietzsche’s critique is particularly incisive.  For him, the victory of Christian values over the far superior Greco-Roman values was a tragedy for Western civilization.  In a sense, we have yet to recover.  Paul and his band of “little ultra-Jews” (Antichrist, sec. 44) were ultimately able to defeat the Romans, and to bring their servile moral system to power in Rome.  This is proven by fact that Rome itself, the former center of the civilized world, became the global head of this new religion—a religion subservient to Jews:  
 
Just think of who it is that people bow down to today in Rome itself, as the personification of all the highest values—and not only in Rome, but in almost half the earth, everywhere people have become merely tame or want to become tame—in front of three Jews, as we know, and one Jewess (Jesus of Nazareth, the fisherman Peter, the carpet maker Paul, and the mother of the aforementioned Jesus, named Mary). This is very remarkable: without doubt Rome has been conquered.  (OGM, I.16)
 
In worshipping the Jew, and in accepting the Jewish lie, the Christian becomes a virtual Jew; in fact, he becomes more Jewish than the Jews themselves:
 
In Christianity all of Judaism, a several-century-old Jewish preparatory training and technique of the most serious kind, attains its ultimate mastery as the art of lying in a holy manner.  The Christian, the ultima ratio of the lie, is the Jew once more—even three times a Jew.  (Antichrist, sec. 44)
 
“I don’t care about all that,” says the apologist, now grasping for straws.  “No one can really know what happened back then, and in any case Jesus’ life and teachings give us a wonderful guide for an ethical life.”  Really?  Does it really not matter that we have, not ‘a little’ evidence for Jesus, not ‘conflicting’ evidence, but rather no evidence at all?  Does the obvious plausibility of a Jewish lie not matter?  Can it really lead to good outcomes and a noble life, if you live according to a lie?  Is the factual truth or falsehood of the Christian story really irrelevant?
 
“And how could it be that millions of people were fooled into believing a lie, for so many years?”  But of course, humanity has been fooled on many occasions.  For centuries, we believed that the material world was composed of just four elements:  fire, air, water, and earth.  For centuries, we believed that the stars were attached to a gigantic celestial sphere that rotated around the earth.  For centuries, we believed in, and burned, witches.  We believed in all manner of ghosts, goblins, spirits, fairies, and demons.  Mythology is very powerful, especially one like Christianity with such a potent carrot and stick.  
 
Finally:  “If this alternate account is so plausible, how come we don’t read about it in school, or hear it discussed in the media?”  This is hardly surprising.  It’s no wonder that we don’t hear much about this version of events.  Christians are obviously too embarrassed to examine such inconvenient facts, and in any case are, in recent years, all too anxious to appease their Jewish brethren.  Jews aren’t likely to bring it up; as “masters of the artful lie,” it makes them look mighty bad.  Academia is too politically correct to mess with such a touchy subject.  And the corporate world sees no profit in it. Better to let sleeping Christians lie.
 
So when late December rolls around, and we start to think about those colored lights, family dinners, and tantalizing gifts under the tree, don’t forget:  the entire Christian project was likely a Jewish plot.  
 
And have yourself a very Jewish Christmas.
 

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Hostile Jewish sensibilities is now mainstream:

When an ethnocentric Jewish Judge (and the Jewish lawyers) loses  their objectivity, then the truism applies:

Everything is religious, everything is political.


Justice Matthew F. Cooper:  Sending me this about "The Fucking Jews"
Mr. Santomauro: No, actually, it was the opposite of that. It was "Fuck the Arabs" in the essay.
Sandra Schpoont (Attorney for my 11 year old son): Oh, that's better.
Madelyn Jaye:(Attorney for my ex-wife): Oh, that's better.
Steven Mandel (Attorney for my ex-wife): That's better.
Justice Matthew F. Cooper: Oh, that's better.


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Hostile New York divorce Judge Matthew Cooper: "Is that [Jewish] agenda to dilute the Aryan race?" On page 20: 




+++

My essay in question:

+The Myth of the Innocent Civilian



"Justice Matthew F. Cooper has distorted, invented or misremembered almost every significant claim and phrase. In particular, 'Jewish conspiracy' is completely false, in spirit and in word.

"It is serious and upsetting. Rather than correct a smear, Justice Cooper has attempted, perhaps not surprisingly, to justify one smear with another in the same direction.

"Michael Santomauro promotes the ideal of "scientific journalism" – where the underlaying evidence of all articles is available to the reader precisely in order to avoid these type of distortions. Michael Santomauro treasurse his strong Jewish support  just as he treasures the support from pan-Arab democracy activists and others who share the hope for a just world." --I.S.


Peace.
Michael Santomauro
Cell: 917-974-6367



"An anti-Semite condemns people for being Jews, I am not an anti-Semite."--Michael Santomauro. 

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Holocaust High Priests

Holocaust High Priest: Elie Wiesel, "Night," the Memory Cult, and the Rise of Revisionism (Holocaust Handbooks Book 30) eBook: Warren B. Routledge: Kindle Store


EXCERPTS:

As the new millennium began, Holocaust media frauds that had been concocted during the 1990s were publicly unraveling. A man born with the name Bruno Grosjean, who later went by the name of Bruno Dössekker, published an autobiography in 1995 under the name of Binjamin Wilkomirski. Entitled Bruchstücke: Aus einer Kindheit 1939–1948 ( Fragments: Memories of a Wartime Childhood ), the book was so utterly lacking in credibility that it was clear to revisionists from the beginning that it was a botched attempt at deception. Originally published in Switzerland, the book was hyped by the Holocaustian media as a new and important eyewitness account by someone who had been a child at Auschwitz! Fawning reviewers fell over each other comparing this bogus memoir to Wiesel’s Night , while Wiesel, not exactly happy that someone was poaching on his private preserve, kept his distance from the book and did not publicly endorse it. 

Another reason for Wiesel’s negative reaction nto the book was that, as the Zionist media were still hyping it and various Jewish groups were awarding it literary prizes, there was speculation that Fragments would make an excellent Hollywood movie. This was of course a strong slap in the face to Wiesel, since, as is well known, the Jewish moguls of Hollywood have never dared to invest the millions that would be needed to bring Wiesel’s “memoir” to the screen. They maintain a safe distance from Night because they know that the book is toxic. In fact, their rejection of it for the last fifty years offers firm proof that they fear that its lies would be evident on the screen. [593] Wilkomirski hit the jackpot when the Holocaust fundamentalists arranged a national tour for him, including a $150- a- plate luncheon sponsored by the USHMM at a fancy New York hotel. Wilkomirski’s tour featured a personal visit with the emerging Holocaust commissar, Professor Lipstadt, in Atlanta. Meanwhile, in the background, the revisionists were having a merry time of it as they went about disemboweling Wilkomirski’s faux memoir while it was still being treated in the Zionist media with awe and admiration. 

Before long, however, thanks to the revisionists’ revelations, the more prudent Holocaustians began to suspect that there was something seriously wrong with Wilkomirski and his memoir. Slowly, and very late, they realized that Fragments was indefensible. Thereupon, the Holocaustians threw in the towel and admitted that Wilkomirski and his book were complete frauds. Tom Gross, covering the affair after the fact in the Wall Street Journal , asked: [594] What does Deborah Lipstadt, author of Denying the Holocaust , think of the fact Dössekker [Wilkomirski] has become (against his wishes) a hero for Ho­locaust deniers? Professor Lipstadt assigned Fragments to her class reading list, and spent a whole day with “Wilkomirski” when he came to Atlanta as part of his speaking tour.

Gross ought to have added the fact that, even after the Holocaust fundamentalists were obliged to acknowledge that Fragments had been just another Holocaust scam, Professor Lipstadt still kept his book as a classroom text for discussion in her Emory University course on the Holocaust. She later justified her position by stating that it “might complicate matters somewhat, but it’s [the book] still powerful.” [595] For Lipstadt, like Wiesel, emotion and feeling are more important than established fact. Like Wiesel , Lipstadt accepts fiction as historical truth as long as it has the right political spin, that is, posits fellow Jews as victims. Wiesel’s Endorsement Propels a New Holocaust Scam, Misha Misha Defonseca received an important endorsement from Wiesel in 1997 when she published her purported autobiographical account of her experiences during World War II. Entitled Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years , the book appeared in Boston and probably would have gone nowhere except for the fact that Wiesel had penned a publicity blurb for it. 

Wiesel’s statement to the effect that Defonseca’s “memoir” was “very powerful” appeared on the back cover and surely enabled the book to gain traction, especially at the beginning. Another advantage that the book enjoyed was that it recounted Holocaust- related events that had allegedly taken place far away from Auschwitz, which is the Holocaust fundamentalists’ preferred approach these days. Misha claimed to be a Belgian Jew who had been separated from her parents during the war. Just a little girl, she then spent years trekking 1800 miles across Europe on foot in search of them. Incredibly, she claimed that she eluded capture by living in the wild with packs of friendly wolves. In a word, the book was utter nonsense. Misha became a bestseller in Europe, however, and was translated into eighteen languages. 

The Holocaust gravy train was rolling, and the Zionist media got on board. 

The Holocaustians arranged for the book to win an impressive number of literary prizes. The book next became the basis of a French movie called Survivre avec les loups ( Surviving with Wolves ) . It was filmed in a short sixteen weeks in 2006 and released in 2007. From its publication in Boston in 1997 through the release of the film in 2007, the revisionists, just as they had done in the case of Wilkomirski and his bogus memoir Fragments , exploited the burgeoning Internet to mock the book, and then the movie, as a ridiculous Holocaust scam. Then, suddenly, the dam broke. Defonseca, whose actual name turned out to be Monique de Wael, and who was not even Jewish, was forced to admit that the whole story had been a hoax. Her excuse was that, although the story existed only in her mind, it was still true. When the scam collapsed for good in February 2008, there had already been 540,000 paid admissions to the movie, which was immediately shut down and withdrawn from circulation.

Illustration 35: Misha Defonseca / Monique de Wael As for Wiesel, the complaisant Zionist media, including the New York Times and the Washington Post , excused his enthusiastic endorsement of the fraudulent memoir, although it was important to its success. When the dust had settled, a reporter reached Wiesel on the phone and asked about the scandal. He said: “It is sad. It’s just very sad.” He went on: [596] In truth I don’t recall reading it. You see, when I speak with Holocaust survivors, [sic] I am always urging them to write, write, write. 

So whenever I receive a memoir, I am willing to say something about it. But it doesn’t mean I have read every page. Incredibly, “sad” was the most damning word that Wiesel had for this ridiculous Holocaust deception. But what did the Holocaust High Priest mean by “sad?” Was it sad that Defonseca had lied, further diminishing the rapidly shrinking credibility of the Holocaust story as a whole? Or was it just sad that she had been caught? Herman Rosenblat’s “Memoir,” Angel at the Fence , Turns out to be a Novel As a result of the collapse of these two media scams, the Holocaustians seem to have realized that their policy of publishing ridiculous Holocaust horror stories was helping to create cynicism about the Holocaust among non- Jews. 

This growing awareness of their own guilt in promoting the sensationalization of the Holocaust dovetailed with their realization that the explosive growth of the Internet was also sapping whatever credibility the Zionist mainstream media still retained regarding the Holocaust. A policy change was needed, and its implementation became apparent when a new Holocaust swindler, Herman Rosenblat, was just about to cash in with a big book and movie contract. His story, eventually titled Angel at the Fence , had first been publicized by Oprah Winfrey in 1996, when he appeared on her show. Predictably, since it pertained to the Holocaust, Oprah called it “the single greatest love story” she had ever heard. The ridiculous tale deals with two Jewish people who met on a blind date in Coney Island. At the time, they had no inkling that they had met during the Holocaust when she, Roma, had tossed an apple to Herman each day over the fence at Buchenwald. Among the story’s ludicrous details was Herman’s appointment, in advance, to enter Buchenwald’s gas chamber on a particular day – not even Holocaustians claim the camp had such a chamber. As for the camp’s layout, including the location of the Kinderblock , Herman didn’t have a clue. In summary, the story, like Wiesel’s Night , was clearly a fabrication. 

Illustration 36: Herman and Roma Rosenblat The Rosenblats made two more appearances on Oprah’s show in 2007, and the book was scheduled to appear in February 2009. The fix had been in from day one at Berkley Books, a division of Penguin, to launch yet another money- making book and movie project exploiting – indeed trivializing – the Holocaust. Leslie Gelbman, editor and publisher at Berkley, in cahoots with Rosenblat’s editor, Natalie Rosenstein, had cynically exploited their Jewish media power to push this book forward. 

They had also hired a New York ghostwriter, Susanna Margolis, “who polished Mr. Rosenblat’s manuscript.” [597] This need for polish reminds us of, and corresponds to, Mauriac’s involvement in the redaction, or perhaps I should say polishing, of La Nuit . But what these deliberate deceivers did not understand is that, in the wake of the collapse of both the Wilkomirski and Defonseca scams, the Holocaustians were apparently reconsidering the advisability of continuing along this path. By publishing such rubbish, they were strengthening the revisionists’ hand, while also displaying contempt for the non- Jews who were expected to consume these ersatz cultural products. After his story was called into question, Rosenblat stoutly defended it, but did so with Elie Wiesel doubletalk, that is, defended the story’s alleged truth as based on “memory.” He told one interviewer: “This is my personal story as I remember it.” [598] In another interview, he phrased it a bit differently, claiming: [599] I saw things through a young child’s eyes. 

But I know and remember what I saw. What I offer in this memoir are the images, sounds, smells and feelings that have stayed in my mind for some seven decades. A day later the story collapsed when Rosenblat admitted his deception. Then it was learned that Rosenblat’s children and relatives had known that the story was false grandchildren would know of our survival from [sic] the Holocaust. He went on: In my dreams, Roma will always throw me an apple, but I now know it is only a dream. In conclusion, it was only after the smoke had cleared that the Holocaust gatekeepers at the New York Times publicly informed their readers that Holocaustian watchdogs were now trying to prevent the repetition of such egregious scams. The newspaper of record explained solemnly ( ibid. ): Holocaust survivors and scholars are fiercely on guard against any fabrication of memories because they taint the truth of the Holocaust and raise doubts about the millions who were killed or brutalized. 

This statement, with its reference to “the fabrication of memories,” was a major concession to the revisionists, although of course the latter could not be mentioned by name. This new media policy is probably intended to protect grandchildren would know of our survival from [sic] the Holocaust. He went on: In my dreams, Roma will always throw me an apple, but I now know it is only a dream. In conclusion, it was only after the smoke had cleared that the Holocaust gatekeepers at the New York Times publicly informed their readers that Holocaustian watchdogs were now trying to prevent the repetition of such egregious scams. The newspaper of record explained solemnly ( ibid. ): Holocaust survivors and scholars are fiercely on guard against any fabrication of memories because they taint the truth of the Holocaust and raise doubts about the millions who were killed or brutalized. This statement, with its reference to “the fabrication of memories,” was a major concession to the revisionists, although of course the latter could not be mentioned by name. 

This new media policy is probably intended to protect Wiesel, for there is a creepy similarity between Wiesel’s and Rosenblat’s lies. 

But since the He went on: In my dreams, Roma will always throw me an apple, but I now know it is only a dream. In conclusion, it was only after the smoke had cleared that the Holocaust gatekeepers at the New York Times publicly informed their readers that Holocaustian watchdogs were now trying to prevent the repetition of such egregious scams. The newspaper of record explained solemnly ( ibid. ): Holocaust survivors and scholars are fiercely on guard against any fabrication of memories because they taint the truth of the Holocaust and raise doubts about the millions who were killed or brutalized. This statement, with its reference to “the fabrication of memories,” was a major concession to the revisionists, although of course the latter could not be mentioned by name. This new media policy is probably intended to protect Wiesel, for there is a creepy similarity between Wiesel’s and Rosenblat’s lies. 

But since the Holocaustians have invested heavily over many years in order to create and maintain the Holocaust High Priest as a man of unquestionable integrity, he must be protected. In addition, his memoir is a dogmatic text in our state religion. It plays a major role in the Holocaust brainwashing of America’s vulnerable youth. On the other hand, the Holocaustians owed nothing to the grasping Rosenblat, so he could be cut loose. The only question that remains is not if, but when, Wiesel’s inevitable fall from grace will occur. Time will tell. By the end of the decade, the publication and promotion of these deliberately mendacious memoirs had badly damaged the master narrative of the Holocaust. In an apparent attempt to engage in damage control, Ruth Franklin, senior editor at the ardently Zionist New Republic , published a book entitled A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction. [601] 

In doing so, she broke a taboo by admitting that most, if not all, Holocaust narratives, whether fiction or memoir, contain “lies.” Thus, it would seem, the “scholars who are fiercely on guard against any fabrication of memories,” alluded to above by the New York Times , are wasting their time. Lamely trying to explain away the fact that many prominent Jewish intellectuals, including Deborah Lipstadt of Emory University, had heaped praise on Wilkomirski’s and Defonseca’s clearly fraudulent memoirs, Franklin argues that Holocaust writers have the dual task of remaining truthful overall while also presenting an entertaining story, even if it contains lies on supposedly minor points. She concedes that even Wiesel, whom she calls “by any estimation the most influential Holocaust survivor in America if not the world,” ( Thousand , 5) tells lies. Incredibly, she claims that “the only real challenge to Night ’s credibility as a memoir” came from Alfred Kazin. Why? He did not believe that Wiesel had really lost his faith during the war, as claimed in Night , and he turned out to be right. Franklin actually wants her reader to believe that this is the only credibility issue contained in the novel. 

As for the revisionists, she admits their existence, but dismisses them: “I am discounting the Revisionists, who have leaped like hyenas on each perceived discrepancy” (80) in the novel. The bottom line is that Franklin’s book consists essentially of pious readings designed to reassure the Holocaust faithful of the truth of their religion and of the sanctity of their Holocaust High Priest.


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Holocaust High Priest: Comments on Shamir Post

Holocaust High Priest: Comments on Shamir Post

May 20, 2015
This is a follow-up to Israel Shamir’s friendly post in response to Frank Scott’s negative comments about my unauthorized biography of  Elie Wiesel, entitled Holocaust High Priest.  

I would like to add a few comments to what Shamir wrote. He statements that his friend, Piotr Rawicz, “knew Wiesel there,” [Auschwitz] and the assurance he gives us that “Wiesel was there” [Auschwitz] are simply not true. 

It is possible, however, that Wiesel and Rawicz could have met at some point, however briefly, after the war, when they had each established themselves as Holocaust camp veterans within just a few years of each other. 

Ravicz published his one and only novel Le Sang du ciel, a modernist work in the surrealist vein, in 1961, and received the Rivarol Prize (awarded to a writer born in a linguistic framework other than French) for it in 1962. Shamir also states erroneously that Ravicz received the highly-prestigious Goncourt Prize, which is not the case. Wiesel published La Nuit in 1958 and he also received the Rivarol Prize in 1963for that work and several other short novels published in the early 1960s. 

Each first novel was translated into English, Wiesel’s as Night in 1960, with another one, by his wife in 2006, which is discussed in great detail in my book. Likewise, Ravicz’s novel was translated as Blood from the Sky in 1964, with another, completely separate, translation in 2004. 

Shamir states that Rawicz spent “four years at Auschwitz, as much as anybody,” yet Rawicz and his commentators actually only make claims for him being there for two years, from 1942 to 1944, when he was transferred to Terezin.     

Rawicz, both in his novel, and in his later life as a literary critic in France, was always very vague, even elusive, about his time spent in Auschwitz. To my knowledge, he never divulged his ID number, date of arrival, block assignment, or other personal information relating to his work duties other than to say he served as a translator while there.  In this regard, his friend, the British literary critic and author of the 2004 translation of his novel, Anthony Rudolf, has written of him: “Rawicz was the first to admit that his experience of Auschwitz was not the worst possible.”

What does this mean? Such reserve is very strange indeed for someone whose career benefitted immensely from his aura as a “survivor.” It also stands in opposition, by its prudence, to the outright mendacity and chutzpah of Wiesel who claimed in Nightto have seen two massive flaming pits in close proximity to the main gate into which dump trucks were unloading living adults (Pit 1) and living children (Pit 2).  

Rawicz’s “silence” about his claimed stay at Auschwitz was such that, before his suicide in 1982, he never described what his life was actually like there. Nor did he ever provide any eye-witness information about the alleged German policy of “extermination” there.  
 Warren B. Routledge

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May 3, 2015

Your Overlords: Onward Christian Soldiers...fight for Israel's wars!

Your Overlords: Onward Christian Soldiers...fight for Israel's wars!

Excerpt:
..., some analysts put the Jewish control of American economy at 40% while Russia 80%. Other sources claim this is an exaggeration, estimating the figure instead at a lower 25% and 60% respectively. The Jews are believed to have a dominant financial influence across Europe. In the U.K. for instance, half of the country's top 10 richest are of Jewish origin. The Jewish tribes formed the Kingdom of Israel and Judah in 1030 BC along the present-day border of Israel. Israel later fell to the Assyrians in 722 BC while Judah conquered by the Babylonians in 586 BC. 2,500 years after the Babylonian captivity, the Jews returned and established the State of Israel in 1948. Last month, Israel celebrated as the country supplants the U.S. to be the worlds largest Jewish population center, with the total Jews living in Israel exceeded 6 million while that in America 5.5 million. The global Jewish population was estimated at 13.8 million in 2012...out of 9 billion folks:
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Peace.
Michael Santomauro
Cell: 917-974-6367




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Hostile Jewish sensibilities is now mainstream in the legal community.

When an ethnocentric Jewish Judge (and the Jewish lawyers) loses  their objectivity, then the truism applies:
Everything is religious, everything is political.

Justice Matthew F. Cooper:  Sending me this about "The Fucking Jews"
Mr. Santomauro: No, actually, it was the opposite of that. It was "Fuck the Arabs" in the essay.
Sandra Schpoont (Attorney for my 11 year old son): Oh, that's better.
Madelyn Jaye:(Attorney for my ex-wife): Oh, that's better.
Steven Mandel (Attorney for my ex-wife): That's better.
Justice Matthew F. Cooper: Oh, that's better.


Letter from The Mandel Law Firm (Steven J. Mandel) 12-9-13

Hostile New York divorce Judge Matthew Cooper: "Is that [Jewish] agenda to dilute the Aryan race?" On page 20: 


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My essay in question:

+The Myth of the Innocent Civilian



"Justice Matthew F. Cooper has distorted, invented or misremembered almost every significant claim and phrase. In particular, 'Jewish conspiracy' is completely false, in spirit and in word.

"It is serious and upsetting. Rather than correct a smear, Justice Cooper has attempted, perhaps not surprisingly, to justify one smear with another in the same direction.

"Michael Santomauro promotes the ideal of "scientific journalism" – where the underlaying evidence of all articles is available to the reader precisely in order to avoid these type of distortions. Michael Santomauro treasurse his strong Jewish support  just as he treasures the support from pan-Arab democracy activists and others who share the hope for a just world." --I.S.


Peace.
Michael Santomauro
Cell: 917-974-6367

"An anti-Semite condemns people for being Jews, I am not an anti-Semite."--Michael Santomauro.