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THE GIANT WITH FEET OF CLAY by Jurgen Graf

Subtitle: (An examination of) Raul Hilberg and his Standard Work on the “Holocaust”

Reading the Charles Weber booklet led me to this one. It is 118 pages though very well sourced, published in 2001, the author is a European professor, and thankfully, Graf never uses the word “Aryan” anywhere, unlike Weber. Graf investigates Raul Hilberg’s 1961 work THE DESTRUCTION OF THE EUROPEAN JEWS upon which, says Graf, lay the foundation upon the entire orthodox belief in a Nazi Holocaust of the Jews and the resulting number of 6 million deaths.

I had never before heard of this Raul Hilberg fellow and am not much of a student of this particular history; not yet anyway. But assuming I had heard of this Raul Hilberg fellow, I would certainly have assumed that the level of scholarship behind the book would be creditable. However, Graf shows that Hilberg’s research was far from creditable. I had no idea that the main book upon which the world now bases “the Holocaust” and the number of 6 million (assuming Graf is right about even this–like I said, this is my first foray into this history–this REVISIONIST history) was written with such lack of regard for concrete investigation.

First, Graf writes that Hilberg never did any actual concrete research of the historical places; in fact, Graf writes that Hilberg never did any research that did not come out of a book; Graf, citing another revisionist historian, calls Hilberg a purely “paper historian.” Furthermore; Graf writes that there is a standard procedure of serious historical investigation, with some forms of evidence being valued as more reliable by serious academics; and, writes Graf, serious academics hold that the lowest or least reliable form of historical evidence comes from eyewitnesses; yet apparently Hilberg flipped all this upright and placed eyewitness testimony as being the most important. Moreover, Graf writes that the eyewitness testimony Hilberg provides nearly all came from ex-Nazis who were being tortured by the Allies at the time and therefore might have confessed to anything. In addition, Graf writes that what these tortured eyewitnesses confessed to and claimed does not match up with the known concrete facts such as the aerial photography of the geographic terrain involved, and the mathematics of how many Jews were there to begin with in the several European nations involved versus how many Jews were left there after WWII or who had been known to have emigrated prior to that. Oh, and then there is the fact that a great many of the claims of these tortured, ex-Nazi “eyewitnesses of the Holocaust” also defy certain, and very basic, laws of physics.

Although Jurgen Graf has convinced this reader that the number of 6 million is probably a gross exaggeration (as, in truth, I suppose I had suspected all along), I do not know that I am ready to embrace Graf’s other claim, the one that necessarily goes further, the one that states that there was no general policy on the part of Hitler and the S.S. to extirminate Jewish people. Graf does once admit that a figure of almost–but certainly not more than–one million Jewish people may have been killed by the horrendous events of those places during that epoch, but he maintains that there never was any order of “final solution” which equated to extirmination. Like all of his other claims, he does offer documentary evidence to support this. However, for this reader, here Graf makes an even more compelling point just in his logic alone: Such as reminding the reader of how notoriously well-organized and assiduous the Nazis–and the German people as a culture–were and are; and then he reminds the reader how any government policy, or any huge group of people with rules and tasks before them, must needs have a very detailed plan of instructions if those tasks which the leaders want done are going to be carried out correctly by the vast numbers of distant underlings at multitudes of different levels. Instructions would have to be written out for each level in the pyramid of governmental power, top to bottom and everything in between. This is how governments operate. Yet, writes Graf, neither Hilberg nor any other orthodox Holocaust writer has ever been able to produce one single shred of a document showing that Hitler, or even subordinate S.S. commanders, had ordered the physical destruction of the Jews as is claimed by these orthodox Holocaust writers. Graf writes that there are a few lame attempts to ascribe this total lack of documentary evidence to the Nazis being really really good and fast at shredding and burning up incriminating documents in the nick of time towards the end of WWII, but Graf shows how this position is entirely untenable, and notes how, instead, the orthodox Holocaust writers more often just gloss over this glaring lack of evidence as though it is a mere trifle.

This is a compelling book. I am not sure what to do with it. And I still believe, as LH Lehman and other suppressed historians have shown, that Hitler was working for the Vatican and Hitler was at the very least instructed by the Vatican to make things really hot for the Jews in order that the Jews would opt to be sent to Israel so that, now in our own day and for however long it takes, the Vatican can manipulate this situation and ultimately wrest control for itself of all of Jerusalem (and note: in 1993, Shimon Peres ceded the majority of Jerusalem to the Vatican in the Oslo Accords, and that is a FACT, however little known it may be; see the work of Barry Chamish on that). Nobody plans for long term like the Vatican does. Nobody.

So no, I do not know what to do with this. I no longer believe the orthodox teaching of 6 million European Jews being murdered. Not 6 million. That much I do know. Unless Graf is lying about the whole thing. I should read Hilberg’s book first before making up my mind. Yes, I know. That would be the conscientious and painstaking thing to do; maybe some day I will. However, just knowing that the Hilberg book is accepted by the majority while researchers like Graf are scoffed at or silenced by the majority tells me that Graf is probably telling the truth and Hilberg’s level of scholarship was indeed a sham. As is the motto for this site (which was lifted from Henrik Ibsen): The Majority is Always Wrong! I only wish that was not a truism, but I have found it to be so. Have I ever indeed.

Rating: Δ Δ Δ
2/2015

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THE “HOLOCAUST”: 120 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS by Charles E. Weber

Well, it was inevitable that I would have to do this. I want to be open to everything and anything, if it is factual and reasonable. I have encountered so many areas of study where the world is upside down, factual truth has been suppressed, real history memory-holed, that I had to get into this area sooner or later: the claims of the so-called “Holocaust Deniers.” I am open to the idea that the leading Sabbatean Zionists perhaps inflated the numbers that were genocided by the Nazis: Sabbatean Zionists are not nice people. By the way, see the work of Barry Chamish for a clarification on what a Sabbatean Zionist is. I am not referring to Jewry in general; I would not tend to be open to the idea that there was no such thing as a general genocide against European Jewry. Forget that: for one thing, I can’t help but notice that the ranks of the “Holocaust Deniers” usually speak and act like they are modern ideological minions of Adolf Hitler.

And sure enough, Charles E. Weber here uses the Nazi Theosophical religious word “Aryan” throughout, whenever he is referring to white European folk. Ugh. Here are some other faults I find with this book:
1) Weber early on refers to this booklet of 57 pages as a “book.” It is not a book. I know what a book looks like. This is a booklet.
2) On page 16, Weber takes a pejorative swipe at the research of Antony Sutton, cryptically dismissing as “pusillanimous” Sutton’s conclusions in the book WALL STREET AND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION. I know Sutton. I’ve read plenty of Sutton. I don’t know of any other author who dotted his i’s and crossed his t’s as assiduously as Sutton, and I would take Sutton’s word over this author 100 times out of 100 opportunities.
3) Weber, like I suppose all who vaguely blame “the Jews” or “the Zionists” for everything ill on the planet, demonstrates several times that he has zero understanding of the true roll of the Vatican in world affairs, in history (i.e., real, memory-holed history), and in eschatology.

This is not to say that Weber does not raise some very good and intriguing points. He does. Most assuredly he does. Some of those very good and intriguing points are as follows:
1) The Nuremberg Trials after WWII were a sham for a variety of reasons, and no less a personage than Ohio Senator Robert Taft declared this to be so at the time, as did Senator Joseph McCarthy.
2) So few Americans today even know about the U.S. craven complicity in the massacres of anti-Soviet throngs of refugees–i.e., Operation Keelhaul.
3) So few historicans today ever focus on the massacres of the multitudes of Polish officers at Katyn forest by the Soviets.
4) So many Americans have been brainwashed today into assuming that the genocide of the Jews by the Nazis is the only holocaust in history.
5) The unmitigated genocide of the protestant civilians of Dresden, Germany, carried out by Allied Bomber Command in WWII is little known by most Americans, and little appreciated for what it was even by most historians.
6) The Allied insistance on unconditional surrender of Germany, and the draconian “Morgenthau Plan,” greatly increased the length of WWII and greatly intensified all of its sundry, requisite, general slaughters.
7) The U.S. was, cites Weber, much quicker in rounding up Japanese-Americans than Nazi Germany was in rounding up Jewish people, and, claims Weber, if the U.S. was actually in as great a real danger from these Japanese-Americans as Nazi Germany was of certain Jewish communist-terrorists, and had the U.S. been as besieged on all sides and as supply-deficient as Germany was at that time, then the conditions in the U.S. “Japanese relocation camps” would certainly have much more resembled the conditions of the German concentration camps.
8) Germany made reparations payments to a great many Jewish people quite promptly after WWII, cites Weber, but the U.S. has been extremely dilatory in doing likewise to the innocent Japanese-Americans who lost all of their property assets during WWII. And most Americans are completely in the dark about this contrasting situation.

Now, about what must be the most controversial claims made by Weber: The claims he makes about the true nature and layout and purpose of the Nazi concentration camps themselves: There are several citations given by Weber from a number of different sources which claim, either from circumstantial evidence or from direct eyewitness testimony at the time or very soon afterward, that contradict many critical news items the public is told in the mainstream media about this. Honestly, I do not know what to make of this. I would have to read more about it, and I would have to consult a much more thorough book than this mere booklet.

So I am not sure what all to make of this right now, but I do know that this Weber fellow, and those like him, would do themselves a big public-relations favor if they stopped using Nazi-Theosophical religious words like “Aryan,” and stop vaguely blaming “the Jews” for everything: Here’s a tip: Define “Jew,” will you? Can somebody define what a “Jew” is? This is base racial bigotry to vaguely rail and rage against “the Jews.” Insensate pawn-tools like this need to first be more specific than that. That would help. It might even help themselves wake up. To wit: What are the orders of geo-political hierarchy among these “Jews”? Who is their figurehead leader? Who is their real, effectual leader? How do they elect their hierarchy members? How actually does their global surveillance network operate? I can supply all that regarding the Vatican. Some others can as well, and they can do so better than me. But I have yet to see one of these “the-Jews-did-it!” modern-day, American-brownshirt types get ANY kind of specific like that. No, instead it is just this base, beast-like hatred that comes out of them, ill-defined. They do not even get as specific as Barry Chamish, and at least they ought to do that. But they do not. If these people were charging bulls, they would go rampaging after the waving red cape (“the Jews!”) every single time, and they would be completely oblivious to the cape-controlling, cape-waving matador (the Vatican) each and every single time, to their own ultimate destruction.

Bottom line: Mr. Weber, I have to admit, you undermined nearly all credibility with me the first time you used the word “Aryan.”

I was open to what this man had to say, but not when he uses the Nazi’s own language. That’s too big a red flag. Although I am open to reading more about this topic.

This was published in 1983.

Rating: Δ
1/2015

ISRAEL’S TRIBES TODAY by Steven Collins

Wow. Where to start with this one? This book teaches a variant of “British Israelism,” the belief that the descendants of the so-called “Ten Lost Tribes” of ancient Israel eventually migrated to northern Europe and formed the modern nations we find there today. Well, as usual when I am this ambivalent and lukewarm about a book, I’ll go ahead and use my handy-dandy “spaghetti-western” book review format:

The good:
The author actually seems quite compelling and reasonable so long as he is seeking to connect the ancient Parthians and Scythians to Hebrew origins. Just about all of the connections he makes in the entire book are linguistic ones, and he has a bit of a tendency to jump to conclusions throughout, often playing fast and loose between conjecture and fact; notwithstanding, the connections he strings together here are actually rather intriguing. The dates he gives for historical events, the linguistic similarities–it’s one of those things that we’ll never know the answer to, not without having to speculate about a lot of it–nevertheless, it does seem at least credible that the Parthians and Scythians could have been of Hebraic origin, and then yes, they could very well have migrated and melded to become the various Germanic tribes which did in fact begin to sweep all over Europe, roughly speaking, right after the fall of the Parthian Empire.

The bad:
In the second half or so of the book when the author tries to make a connection between (you guessed it) the British and Americans with the ancient Ephraimites and Manassehites, respectively, the connections are laughably forced, with the author having to resort to an egregiously pollyanna-like interpretation of the histories of Britain and the United States. What he writes about Britain and the United States in order to shoe-horn them into the identities of Ephraim and Manasseh is shamelessly puerile and selective. I’ll give but one example which sets the tone: He writes that, in the original dispensation of land to the original Hebrew tribes, God gave Ephraim only a small portion of the land, and Manasseh a greater portion, and so, over time, Ephraim developed a yen for sending out pioneers and establishing Ephraimite colonies around the Mediterranean, whereas Manasseh became a more insular, isolationist people, satisfied as long as they had a lot of “elbow room” in their own homeland; the author then fancifully writes how Britain has always been a small country, but they sent explorers around and built up colonies around the world, whereas the United States, with its vaster homeland, was more isolationist and did not seek to build up a colonial empire like Britain had. This is what I mean by “pollyanna” and “puerile” when I describe this author’s selective interpretation of modern history: Funny how he conveniently forgets that the U.S. has more military bases in more countries around the world than any nation ever before in history, and that the U.S. DID and DOES attack other nations and make basically economic colonies if not outright states out of them: Ever hear of the Phillipines? Puerto Rico? Hawaii? Haiti? Nicaragua? Panama? Iraq? Afghanistan?

And as with so many other authors trying to chronicle historical events, the crucial, suppressed history this author is missing is that the U.S. is still a British colony anyway. So whatever the U.S. does is necessarily and ultimately for the greater gain of the Crown of Britain.

Also bad is the fact that this author believes in the bogus official version of the 9/11 “terrorist” attacks. He alludes to it a time or two in praise of those “American Manassehites” who are just making the world safer by “fighting terrorism” and whose mega-corporate plutocratic chieftains don’t really have any vested interest in arms and munition sales, Big Oil profits, and opium smuggling. No, no, no, of course not.

As the writer is of course a caucasian American, this is vain, self-serving, “cowboys-and-indians” history. Another sad result of this view is that author must of necessity teach and believe that the royal line of Britain is God’s gift to humanity or something. Nevermind the fact that various members of that maniacally eugenical royal family are on record as pining for 95% of us regular folk to be killed off the face of the Earth via some great plague or famine.

The author proceeds to guesstimate at the identify of the other northern European nations, trying to guess which ancient Hebrew Tribe founded which modern European nation, and these segments are almost as campy as the Britain/America = Ephraim/Manasseh bit.

Here in this second half or so of the book the author starts to mix in sweeping, childlike generalities about the peoples of the various European nations of today, some of them beyond fanciful and approaching farcical (as when he writes about the “scriptural” origin and nature of those tempting, tawdry “Swedish blonde” women–oh, brother–quick! somebody hose this guy down) and he tries to fasten these national stereotypes onto what very little the Scriptures tell us of the personalities of the various sons of Jacob in the Book of Genesis–as though a particular personality quirk of one ancient ancestral man is of course going to permeate and dominate the personalities of most if not all of his multitudes and multitudes of offspring down through the millenia, right? I mean, that’s just a given, right? An established scientific empirical fact? Sure, I thought everybody knew that one!

I should add that I am genuinely confused when this author claims that descendants of Israel’s King Zedekiah survived and have reigned in other, more northwesterly lands down through the ages–did not God place an irrevocable blood curse of NON-rulership on that family line in Jeremiah 22??

The ugly:
It would seem that some people just have a natural proclivity towards racism, benign (like I think this author evinces) or otherwise. At one point in his narrative, after attributing scores upon scores of self-serving blessings from God upon the northern European races, and going on and on about all the advantages therefore that being northern European can get you, then, in one or two perfunctory sentences midway through the book he throws out a token bone to all the other “non-Hebrew” races of mankind, stating desultorily that there is no one race of people that is any better than any other in the eyes of our Creator. Then he resumes his eisegetical glorification of all things northern European. And again, oh by the way, his ancestors just happened to be northern Europeans, lucky him.

1 Timothy 1:4 tells us not to get too distracted with endless geneologies, not to get too carried away with exactly this sort of study, fanciful or otherwise. As this book is just one part of a five-part series, I’d say this author has let himself get carried away

Rating: Δ Δ
6/2013

THE TRANSFER AGREEMENT by Edwin Black

There is something about Edwin Black’s books that make them impossible for me to read cover to cover. His book about the criminal history of the IBM corporation I could only get through the first half of it–though I recognize that it was a masterful book; this book I read all the way through, but not without cursorily skimming through huge chunks of it. He is a most assiduous researcher–much too assiduous for any kind of historical dabbling. His books follow so many minute and ancillary details of appurtenant subjects and characters, his writing is so impassive and systematic, that his books are not page-turners at all; they are better suited for research and reference purposes, historical documents worthy of keeping on the shelf, there to be consulted when need be. But the act of reading them is a chore.

At any rate, this is about the secret 1930s deal between Labor Zionist and Nazi Party elites which very few people know about. While most of the rest of the Jewish Community around the world was calling for a boycott of German goods in order to bring the fledgling Nazi regime to its knees at a time when this was very feasible, leading Labor Zionists forged a backroom deal with Hitler and the Nazis that would bring certain numbers of German Jews into Palestine in order to lay a foundation for a Jewish state. In return, Labor Zionist officials agreed that Jews in Palestine would engage in brisk trade in German goods, and would also do all they could to suppress the burgeoning, global, anti-Nazi boycott effort by members of other Jewish defense organizations, including their most bitter rival, the second largest faction of the Zionist movement itself, the Revisionist Zionists led by Vladimir Jabotinsky, who wanted Palestine populated with Jews even more quickly, and with no ignoble deals with Hitler. Interestingly, it seems that most of the Zionist leadership back then was seriously more interested in fighting one another than in fighting Hitler. This historical infighting between Revisionists and Labor Zionists was the most interesting part of the book. Black records, as does Barry Chamish maintain today, that the Labor Zionists wanted only well-to-do Jews to come to settle and form the foundation of modern Israel; whereas the Revisionists wanted Israel to be a sanctuary for all Jews, rich and poor alike. The Labor Zionists eventually won out. But Black asks the question: At what cost? And he makes it clear that a worldwide Jewish boycott of German goods could quite likely have ended the Hitler menace in its faltering early stages. It was because of the policies and actions of the Labor Zionists that this did not happen.

Black sometimes does more than pose questions; sometimes he draws singular and startling conclusions from his research. For example, he maintains that, so eager was Hitler to pursue this “transfer agreement” that, when Britain and other nations were attrociously acting to impede Jewish refugees from fleeing Europe, that was when and why Hitler resorted to the discharging of the “warning shot” that history now calls the Night of the Long Knives. Hitler, says Black, was warning the world that unless these other nations allowed the German Jews to be transferred to Palestine and/or these same other hypocritical nations, then he was going to resort to genociding them. We all know what happened after that.

However, it is regrettable that Black’s indictment focuses mainly upon Britain and lets the U.S. off somewhat easily. Black chose not to include the tragic history of the ocean liner the “St. Louis” in which both Cuba AND the U.S. refused sanctuary to 900 Jewish refugees, who then were forced to return to Europe and the holocaust that awaited many of them. Black, again, likes to painstakingly accrue so many historical details in his writing; so then why would he focus on castigating Britain, but not include this secret and sordid episode in U.S. history? Is it because he is a writer living and writing in the U.S.? I have to think so. Either that or he really really has a thing for FDR. Yuck.

This is little known history about the formation of the modern nation of Israel. More stuff we’re not supposed to know, no doubt.

Rating: Δ Δ Δ Δ
12/2012

THE HOLOCAUST INDUSTRY by Norman Finkelstein

Finkelstein is an American university professor on the East Coast whose mother survived being a prisoner of the Nazi deathcamps in WWII. She was awarded a little over three thousand dollars as recompense for her suffering.

Regarding these much-reported recompenses for former Nazi Holocaust victims, there is much political broadcasting and posturing in the last couple of decades, and Finkelstein documents media manipulation and outright extortion committed by ostensible “Jewish rights organizations” like the World Council of Jews, the ADL, and the Simon Weisenthal Center who, according to Finkelstein’s facts, go around in a concerted effort, singling out one European nation at a time, and then launching an all-out international propaganda campaign designed to extort moneys from that nation, ostensibly to help the surviving victims of that holocaust, but in reality, as Finkelstein documents, these “Jewish defense organizations” then hoard most of these moneys for themselves and only give paltry trickle-down sums to the actual holocaust survivor, as evidenced by the token change that was allotted to Finkelstein’s mother. So it is a vast, international shakedown racket that these “Jewish defense organizations” have going on.

Finkelstein also shows how these crooked, self-serving organizations are inflating the numbers of the surviving victims to a point of ironic absurdity. Additionally, in another irony, Finkelstein shows how these rapacious “Jewish defense organizations” are actually themselves fomenting another great wave of “anti-semitism” throughout modern Europe.

This is a most revealing book, very incisive and iconoclastic.
About the only drawback to this book is that it can easily be, and indeed already has been, used by modern-day brownshirt-types, like the ones all across America these days, to fuel their hatred for innocent people.

A couple of other revelatory points that Finkelstein makes:
1) These “Jewish defense/rights organizations,” while actively promoting the “Jewish Holocaust,” are shamefully also engaged in the active suppression of disclosure concerning other genocidal holocausts, such as the one done to the Armenians by the Turks in WWI.
2) There are now seven museums in the United States dedicated to the “Jewish Holocaust.” Much of the their operating costs, numbering in the millions of dollars annually, is covered by American taxpayers. Finkelstein juxtaposes that real scenario against this theoretical one: What if the Germans erected a museum in their country dedicted to the remembrance of the holocaust of Native Americans committed by the United States? How would Americans feel about that? After all, Hitler unflinchingly used that earlier North American holocaust as a precedent to justify his European one.

These are the kinds of provocative, iconoclastic, penetrating questions that Finkelstein asks. This book of his, which came out around the year 2000, makes a profound impact, and this despite its relative brevity (only 120 pages or so).

Rating: Δ Δ Δ Δ
11/2012

THE IMAGE AND REALITY OF THE ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT by Norman Finkelstein

American citizens (i.e., corporate slaves) don’t usually get this side of this story–not from the mainstream disinformation system, they don’t. To be sure, predispensational “evangelicals” and fellow travelers will not be hearing this information anytime soon. So-called evangelical leaders, pre-tribbers, men like John Hagee, Chuck Missler, Chuck Smith, Tim LaHaye, and a horde of other hireling shepherds will see to that.

They have reason to keep their incorporated congregations ignorant: One read of this work by Norman Finkelstein and the modern-day evangelical, if he/she is reasonable at all, if they have any discernment at all, will scratch his/her head and wonder–for the first time in their lives–whether such men to whom they’ve been listening are in fact false teachers. Such a slowly awakening, formerly deep-slumbering evangelical reader will wonder–again, for the the very first time–where their old teachers have been getting their bogus information in apotheosizing the sinful political construct we know as the modern nation of Israel.

Finkelstein tells the reader from where the bogus information is emanating: The propaganda that nearly all mainstream pretrib pundits are selling regarding the modern nation of Israel, its character and its origins, largely stems from three critically acclaimed works: Land and Power by Anita Shapira, Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem by Benny Morris, and most especially the critically acclaimed, as well as popularly acclaimed, From Time Immemorial by Joan Peters.
Finkelstein exposes all three as being contaminated throughout with gross distortions of fact, past and present. The two former works are shown to be habitually and flagrantly biased in favor of official Zionist stories of given events; Shapira and Morris are shown to be, at best, ”cherry pickers” of only the slanted, choicest tidbits of historical documents, those morsels that just so happen to fit their agenda, and they are shown to be careful in duplicitously leaving the other half of quotes or the other half of the reportage out of many an alleged reference.

The latter work, though, by Peters, which is viewed by so many evangelical pundits as the sine qua non for understanding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, is exposed by Finkelstein as being an utter fraud, one of the single most comprehensive literary hoaxes of the 20th century. Indeed, as Finkelstein reveals, everybody around the world seems to already know this, except for the American public. And yet the Misslers and the Hagees still go on dissembling this nonsense and doubtless they still will for some time to come. Surely this must be but one facet of the “Strong Delusion” (II Thes. 2:11) that has enveloped the world and “the Multitude” in these Latter Days.
Finkelstein is a restrained, analytical writer. He tends to go extremely deep in dissecting his subject matter, more so than most other researchers of most any other subject. He is obviously quite fastidious. He is not an engaging writer, he does not have a dynamic style. There might be momentary bouts of tedium for the average reader here. Notwithstanding, Finkelstein’s carefully assembled facts and findings are typically so shocking, so iconoclastic, so important as to be terribly interesting in and of themselves and thus, this work is exquisitely persuasive as a whole. For example, Finkelstein often equates Zionism’s official approach to the “Palestinian Problem” with South African Apartheidism’s official approach to the “Zulu Problem,” and with official Nazism’s previous approach to the “Slav Problem,” and with the previous–(gulp)–official U.S. expansionist approach to the “Indian Problem.” Finkelstein demonstrates how uncannily homologous are all of these acquisitive systems of human government in their ruthless outlook towards fellow human beings whom are deemed to be problematic to their own expansionist, controlling policies. Finkelstein successfully and easily makes these comparisons, and he does so dispassionately, using no rhetoric whatsoever. He just coldly, dryly, methodically shows the reader the way things are, using facts and reality and real history and nothing else. He is not a man given to emoting, though he would certainly seem to have a right to do so if he wished. His parents were in Auschwitz. They survived, though it is clear from the dedication of this book that at least a part of them did not survive. His background, therefore, would seem to make his findings all the more impeccable.

Rating: Δ Δ Δ Δ Δ
6/2009

END TIME DELUSIONS by Steve Wohlberg

REVIEW: Wohlberg Explodes the Twin Towers of Dubious Doctrine: Futurism and Preterism

What a wonderful book this is. I can’t say enough. The only possible complaint I have against it is utterly trivial: that Wohlberg occasionally mixes his metaphors–but so what! This book is so simple to read, and so accurate in its understanding of Scripture, so crucially timely!

Seriously, having read fifteen or twenty books which deal with Biblical eschatology, all of which were laboriously constructed–either from the author trying to sound erudite, or from the author bending up Scripture to meet his outlandish eschatalogical view, or from both–I found this book by Wohlberg to be so simple a dumbed-down American high school student could read it, yet so powerful it could indeed be considered a “threat” to the dominant (and errant) eschatalogical views of popular culture today. But alas, this book would have to get into more hands for that to happen. I shudder to think of what’s coming for the Church in the near future because she is ignorant of–because she has forgotten–all that Wohlberg writes about here.
Wohlberg devastates both “pre-trib futurism” and “everything’s-already-over preterism,” exposing them both to be cunningly contrived deceptions from the imagination of the very antichrist which traditional, historical protestantism once already and universally identified, back when protestantism was vigilant and strong and faithful: that antichrist was the papacy. And as Wohlberg reminds us, every single Reformation forefather nailed down the system of the popes as the antichrist, no question about it. My how brainwashed has modern lukewarm protestantism become. My goodness, if you, like me, were one of those protestants who were brought up waiting for “the rapture,” or if you are now being infected with this absurd new outbreak of doctrinal disease called “preterism,” you will be flabbergasted by this. And if you overcome your emotional reaction and simply deal with the facts, you will be cured of your Scriptural errors and can embrace Truth.

Get End Time Delusions. Read it. Because chances are that you, like me, had never even been apprised of your true Christian heritage before: that the antichrist has already been identified; he is and has long been among us, and it is none other than that papacy, who fits the description of the “mother of all harlots” who is “drunk with the blood of the saints” and is clad in “scarlet and purple” and whose “wine” has made the nations “drunk with the cup of her fornication,” and on, and on, and on, the papacy fits all these and more Scriptural descriptions of the antichrist to unmistakable perfection. Protestants of today have almost been hypnotized–I dare say mind-controlled–into having their attention diverted away from the very papacy that once clobbered and massacred their forefathers, and now is all set to do it to them. My God, my God, does no one at all learn from history?–ever?

This is the only resource I yet know of that explains it this simply, yet so succinctly also: The Church is all set up to be completely blindsided by the Beast, and you my friend are letting it happen by your adherence to Jesuitical lies that you think are part of Christianity. If you are a pre-tribber, if you are a preterist, I challenge you to read this book and see where Wohlberg is wrong. Just keep this in mind: the history, and the history of the Church, are on WOHLBERG’S side.

Steve Wohlberg wrote this book to wake you up; to warn you. It’s not his fault if you don’t read it.

Now you have been apprised. Go get End Time Delusions by Steve Wohlberg and come out of her, my people!

Rating: Δ Δ Δ Δ Δ
5/2007

THE COSMIC CONSPIRACY by Stan Deyo

This book has long been touted (since it first came out in the early 1980s) among the “Christian patriot” community as THE book which explains what UFOs are, maintaining that there are “two kinds” of UFOs and that one kind is the result of demonic activity and the other the result of super-secret government black operations projects. The author, Mr. Deyo, obviously knows his science, because his diagrams and descriptions of possible or likely UFO-type technology that the government side of things may possess seems eyebrow-raisingly plausible indeed, and quite elaborate. Still, it is strange that Mr. Deyo waits until the appendix of the book to finally begin explaining this technology, or even addressing it in any real depth.
Indeed, technical expertise aside, organizational or formatting skills do not seem to be a strong suit for the author. This seems very evident because the entire book is written in that amateurish style of alternating font sizes, alternating italics and bolded type, and alternating colored boxes around random paragraphs which so many amateurish writers fall into when they feel that mere, straightforward paragraphs in uniform, plain text don’t convey the incredible importance of what they are writing about. This hyperbolically formatted style of writing is much in vogue with amateurish “Christian patriot” writers and emailers. But this style of writing never lets the reader get into any kind of “rhythm” with the text: every next paragraph looks different from the last paragraph, and so the effect is that the reader gets distracted and can only read small portions at a time, say, while on trips to the toilet, where a book such as this can be chipped away at over a period of weeks–or longer–without engendering too much frustration upon the eyes.

Speaking of toilets and all things excremental, the greatest defect of this book, however, is in the eschatology of the author, for Mr. Deyo is, sadly, a “rapturist.” Mr. Deyo spends a great deal of time discussing the great (and bogus) “Rapture of the Saints.” Indeed, it is easily discernible that Mr. Deyo is getting his material on “the Rapture” straight out of the pages of Hal Lindsay’s The Late Great Planet Earth, complete with the whole “reestablishment of Israel in 1947 began the great prophetic countdown” thing.

Ugh. Yeah, good luck with that one.

Naturally, and quite predictably, Mr. Deyo at one point declares that the vaunted predispensational seven-year Tribulation would start and conclude within a small window of time in the near future. The problem is, that small window which the author predicts has already come and gone–about two decades ago. Equally predictable, Mr. Deyo states that he is against “date setting,” when he practically all but does just that.

Oh, those wacky Rapture cultists and their misadventurous hi-jinks.
In its defense, the book does have some good information on the Club of Rome and other secret societies, and it is interesting and quite a bit eerie to see how many times Deyo warns of a coming “New World Order” almost a decade before Daddy Bush first made the phrase almost a household word for even the unsuspecting average moron on the street.

Rating: Δ Δ
4/2010

SAVE ISRAEL by Barry Chamish

Another compilation of essays by Barry Chamish which reveal the intrigues and the evil in the high places of the modern nation of Israel. As with seemingly any other book by Chamish, the essays are assembled rather haphazardly: Each essay stands on its own and tends not to deal with the same subject matter, much less merge smoothly into the subject matter of the essays which bracket it. These essay collections by Chamish ought more properly to be labeled as such, in the same way as other essayists more properly labeled their stuff–George Orwell comes to mind. With Orwell, who was of course a tremendous essayist, his novels are labeled as novels, his full-length non-fiction was labeled as full-length non-fiction, and his essay compilations were labeled as such. But for some reason, Chamish prefers to label his essay compilations as though they were full-length non-fiction treatises, which they are not. They are apparently merely printed collections of his essays which he regularly sends out to fans or, these days, to anyone on his email list.

Having said all that for the sake of clarification, it should be noted that Chamish’s essays are extremely valuable for anyone seeking to understand the specific diabolic intrigues of geo-politics within, and as pertains to, the modern geo-political construct we know as Israel.
As with seemingly any other Chamish work, many of the essays here deal heavily with the specific conspiratorial truths behind the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin; and, again, as with no doubt all of Chamish’s work, the most dastardly Israeli high-intriguer is Shimon Peres.

In herein documenting the elitist institutions which seek to wrest unjust control of modern day Israel Chamish rails against the Council on Foreign Relations quite a bit–no doubt justifiably–and he does expose the intriguing of the Vatican quite often. For those already familiar with Chamish, these are usual suspects for him to identify; they should of course be the usual suspects for everyone on planet Earth to identify, but then not very many people care to be as canny as Chamish.

The thing with Chamish is this: Although he tends to ramble, tends to be diffusive–probably even disorganized–and here he also tends to be more than a little bit churlish even to his listeners (trust me, I know about this personally)–he nevertheless tends to be right a whole lot more than he tends to be wrong; and this book, as with all of Chamish’s work, is a valuable resource for understanding all things underhanded and conniving about modern Israeli geo-politics.

Rating: Δ Δ Δ Δ

IMAGE AND REALITY OF THE ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT by Norman Finkelstein

American citizens (i.e., corporate slaves) don’t usually get this side of this story–not from the mainstream disinformation system, they don’t. To be sure, predispensational “evangelicals” and fellow travelers will not be hearing this information anytime soon. So-called evangelical leaders, pre-tribbers, men like John Hagee, Chuck Missler, Chuck Smith, Tim LaHaye, and a horde of other hireling shepherds will see to that.

They have reason to keep their incorporated congregations ignorant: One read of this work by Norman Finkelstein and the modern-day evangelical, if he/she is reasonable at all, if they have any discernment at all, will scratch his/her head and wonder–for the first time in their lives–whether such men to whom they’ve been listening are in fact false teachers. Such a slowly awakening, formerly deep-slumbering evangelical reader will wonder–again, for the the very first time–where their old teachers have been getting their bogus information in apotheosizing the sinful political construct we know as the modern nation of Israel.

Finkelstein tells the reader from where the bogus information is emanating: The propaganda that nearly all mainstream pretrib pundits are selling regarding the modern nation of Israel, its character and its origins, largely stems from three critically acclaimed works: Land and Power by Anita Shapira, Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem by Benny Morris, and most especially the critically acclaimed, as well as popularly acclaimed, From Time Immemorial by Joan Peters.
Finkelstein exposes all three as being contaminated throughout with gross distortions of fact, past and present. The two former works are shown to be habitually and flagrantly biased in favor of official Zionist stories of given events; Shapira and Morris are shown to be, at best, ”cherry pickers” of only the slanted, choicest tidbits of historical documents, those morsels that just so happen to fit their agenda, and they are shown to be careful in duplicitously leaving the other half of quotes or the other half of the reportage out of many an alleged reference.

The latter work, though, by Peters, which is viewed by so many evangelical pundits as the sine qua non for understanding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, is exposed by Finkelstein as being an utter fraud, one of the single most comprehensive literary hoaxes of the 20th century. Indeed, as Finkelstein reveals, everybody around the world seems to already know this, except for the American public. And yet the Misslers and the Hagees still go on dissembling this nonsense and doubtless they still will for some time to come. Surely this must be but one facet of the “Strong Delusion” (II Thes. 2:11) that has enveloped the world and “the Multitude” in these Latter Days.
Finkelstein is a restrained, analytical writer. He tends to go extremely deep in dissecting his subject matter, more so than most other researchers of most any other subject. He is obviously quite fastidious. He is not an engaging writer, he does not have a dynamic style. There might be momentary bouts of tedium for the average reader here. Notwithstanding, Finkelstein’s carefully assembled facts and findings are typically so shocking, so iconoclastic, so important as to be terribly interesting in and of themselves and thus, this work is exquisitely persuasive as a whole. For example, Finkelstein often equates Zionism’s official approach to the “Palestinian Problem” with South African Apartheidism’s official approach to the “Zulu Problem,” and with official Nazism’s previous approach to the “Slav Problem,” and with the previous–(gulp)–official U.S. expansionist approach to the “Indian Problem.” Finkelstein demonstrates how uncannily homologous are all of these acquisitive systems of human government in their ruthless outlook towards fellow human beings whom are deemed to be problematic to their own expansionist, controlling policies.

Finkelstein successfully and easily makes these comparisons, and he does so dispassionately, using no rhetoric whatsoever. He just coldly, dryly, methodically shows the reader the way things are, using facts and reality and real history and nothing else. He is not a man given to emoting, though he would certainly seem to have a right to do so if he wished. His parents were in Auschwitz. They survived, though it is clear from the dedication of this book that at least a part of them did not survive. His background, therefore, would seem to make his findings all the more impeccable.

Rating: Δ Δ Δ Δ Δ
6/2009