16 February, 2007

MAYNARD: Why I admire Ernst Zundel

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Why I admire Ernst Zundel

Why I admire Ernst Zundel

By Curt Maynard

How could anyone admire a man that publicly admits admiration for Adolf Hitler, that openly acknowledges himself to be a “Holocaust skeptic,” and who never apologizes for his political incorrectness and nonconformist views? Who could possibly approve of a man who has put his personal freedom and indeed life on the line countless times in order to do nothing more than bring the world’s attention to what he believes to be an honest, albeit alternative view of history? Who could appreciate anyone bold enough to literally carry a cross on his own back, on behalf of all the world’s Germans for no other reason than to at least partially exonerate them of the collective guilt forced upon them after the Second World War?

Who could possibly admire a man that has sustained nothing but continuous persecution from society at large, who has been the victim of an ongoing smear campaigns launched more than three decades ago, who has suffered from every conceivable attack on his character, finances, family and even on his life? Who could think highly of man who despite all these things, and despite the fact that he is in prison at this very moment, not for a crime, no…no…. but because he questions certain aspects of the holocaust story?

Again, I ask, who could ever appreciate a man who for the last several decades has devoted himself to bringing forth the unpopular views of hard working academics, who were it not for Ernst Zundel, may be unknown today, and their work tossed into the sea of forgettable historiography, not based upon its undeniable merit, but based upon the fact that it didn’t sit well with mainstream and politically acceptable views?

How could anyone possibly hold a man like this in high regard, when there are so many other courageous individuals out there willing to stand up for their views, heroes that wouldn’t consider apologizing for their beliefs, like American politicians? For instance, when Jim Moran boldly exclaimed the obvious fact that Israel stood the most to gain from a U.S. war in Iraq, and in fact was influencing American foreign policy by way of a few well placed American Zionist officials. What about Trent Lott, who stated at a GOP function that the United States would have been, better off today had Strom Thurmond become president back in the 1950s. What about the daring exploits of Howard Dean, the Democratic parties best bet in 2004, a man unafraid to take a stand on an issue he can apologize for later. Yes, America is full of courageous people, people unafraid to throw their neighbor to the crocodile, in hopes of being the last eaten.
If I were interested in apologists and hesitant stands on ambiguous issues, I’d have plenty of heroes to admire, right here in the United States. Being an academic, I could seek out other academics to idolize and/or admire, there are so many courageous examples, although I can’t think of one right now. Some of you might shout, “Hey, what about Noam Chomsky?” I’d just say, been there done that, and found the esteemed professor “sympathetic” to Ernst Zundel’s plight, “outrageous,” he even exclaimed, but in the end, he felt that it wouldn’t be in anyone’s best interests, if he were to speak out too vocally on Ernst’s behalf. Academic cowardice?

What about all the gutsy journalists working for the prestigious networks and newspapers? Certainly, these bold “defenders” of truth and justice would write an article on the illegal nature in which Ernst was deported from the United States to Canada, where he was subsequently thrown quietly into a solitary confinement cell in the Toronto West detention Center, in Toronto Canada. Or how in 2005 he was quietly deported from Canada to his native Germany where he now sits more than a year later after numerous trial delays initiated by his persecutors. These brave journalists would definitely be interested in an expose on how the new terrorism laws are already being abused to silence dissent.

The idea that Mr. Zundel is a threat to any nations national Security is ridiculous, the man hasn’t committed a violent crime in his entire life and has never been convicted of a crime that wasn’t later overturned in Canada’s highest court. The brave and courageous purveyor’s of “fair and balanced” news haven’t written an article yet, that even approached an equitable portrayal of Mr. Zundel. Ernst Zundel’s crime is that he is politically incorrect, a nonconformist and no matter what the powers that be throw at him, he just won’t apologize and prostrate himself in feigned humility like so many of our illustrious leaders. He is dangerous only to the status quo, and they know it, that in fact is why he currently languishes in prison, not because he actually represents a danger to society.

Ernst Zundel admires Adolf Hitler, so what? Ernst Zundel doesn’t believe any Jews were gassed at Auschwitz, so what? Ernst Zundel is and has been for some time; extremely critical of Zionism and its designs on the world, by God…it is too damned bad more people aren’t behind him on this! Zundel is unafraid to do what Jim Moran didn’t have the guts to do, and that is to stand up to and challenge the State of Israel, and the undisputed influence Zionists have in the United States and Canada today. Don’t fool yourself, this disproportionate influence is very real, Congressmen have written books about it, as have Senators. Viktor Ostrovsky, a former Mossad agent wrote a tell all book about Israeli espionage in the United States and how the Israelis could “count on” American Jews to do much of their work for them, after all it was a Jewish thing, and had nothing to do with patriotism. It is an undisputed fact that more than one hundred Israelis were detained for espionage in the United States immediately following September 11th, and inexplicably deported back to Israel before charges could filed, and more importantly before the American people were informed. It is an undisputed, empirical fact that five Israeli’s were arrested on 9-11 for filming the actual impact of the jetliners as they hit the World Trade Centers and laughing and clapping each other on the back in a congratulatory manner while filming the event. It is an absolute fact that on January 2, 2004 a Jew named Asher Karni was arrested at Denver’s International Airport for having sold [past tense] more than sixty nuclear weapon detonators to Pakistan, a country that is without a doubt the most unstable Islamic Republic in the world. Despite having committed what might be the greatest terrorist incident in modern memory, Karni remains unknown to most Americans, largely because the Jewish mainstream media has suppressed the story. Karni was sentenced to three years for selling nuclear weapon detonators to Pakistan; Zundel has yet to be tried, despite having served more than three years in prison. Go figure.

So, is it possible to admire a man like Zundel? During his infamous 1988 Holocaust Trial, a trial in which his opponents love to mention his conviction, but never mention the fact that this unjust conviction was later overturned by Canada’s highest court. Zündel apparently impressed another young man named Jurgen Neumann who had this to say about Ernst Zundel, “he is a very sincere individual. He actually seemed to believe exactly what he said… He never avoided any questions asked of him.” This was what impressed Neumann at the time and impressed him during the 1988 trial. According to Neumann, Zundel asked him to do many things that a mere propagandist would never request, i.e. continue to independently research the topic. This indicated to Neumann that Zündel was sincere about the subject and that he continually attempted to widen his field of factual knowledge as any historian would. Imagine that, admiring a man that believes what he says. Certainly an odd concept in this day and age, being that we are so often exposed to a tremendous number of people more than willing to take whatever position they are told to take, or in the case of the politicians, whichever way the winds blow, as manifested by poll results. Incidentally, does anyone really trust our polls any longer?

In a recent article entitled “Why I admire David Irving,” another historical revisionist current imprisoned in Austria for his views, a gentleman by the name of Nick Herbert had this to say about the “notorious” author, “I am not a professional historian and my knowledge of what went on in WW II is not extensive but for most of my life I have been trained in the methods of rational thinking and can follow an argument like a rat terrier. I recognize a good argument when I see one and have familiarized myself with most of the rhetorical counterfeits of reasoning. I consider myself an expert truth-seeker.” Herbert then went on to say, “As a scientist, seeking truth is part of my profession.” What Herbert was essentially saying is that Irving’s research should be examined as it has merit, the revisionist point of view must not be discounted in the name of political correctness.

An interesting detail about both Ernst Zundel and David Irving is that neither holds a degree in history, yet both men are infinitely better versed in just about every aspect of history than I am, and I hold a masters degree in history and politics. Of this, there is no doubt whatsoever. I have come to know Mr. Zundel through correspondence and am literally amazed at his ability to recall the smallest details out of the thousands of texts he has read. I have been told that Mr. Irving has a photographic memory, which may be true, and could explain his phenomenal ability to deliver the most rational, well-conceived and coordinated presentations I have ever heard from any historian, including my former illustrious professors.

It has become abundantly clear to me that our allegedly fair and balanced mainstream media has seriously misrepresented both Irving and Zundel. When my wife and I met Ms. Ingrid Zundel for the first time, we didn’t meet the “yellow-eyed Hun, black widow spider, virulent racist,” that the media might have led us believe, no… we met one of the most intelligent, kindly and concerned women we had ever met. My family and I quickly became enamored with her, and she said, what should have been more than obvious at that point, “If only people would get to know Ernst, they would find that he is one of the kindest people in the world.” In fact, that is exactly what I have found by corresponding with him, rather than relying on highly biased media reports and/or ADL profiles of the man.

Ernst is a threat to the ADL because he not only denies that there was ever a systematic plan to gas Jews during World War II, but also implicates Zionism and its appendages, like the ADL, as the exploiters of this myth, for the purposes of fleecing the world’s Gentile population and the imposition of unreasonable, and often dubious political demands, something Congressman Jim Moran was once quick to note, and even quicker to apologize for. One must wonder if perhaps Ernst Zundel isn’t far more important than anyone ever imagined, after all, someone went to a great deal of trouble to quietly and quickly deport him from the United States to a country where they could be sure he would be effectively silenced during a period of crisis following September 11th, in the United States. In fact, Zundel, may have been one of the more vociferous whistleblowers in North America following the attack in New York, honestly pointing out undeniable, albeit uncomfortable facts, like the surreptitious deportation of more than a hundred Israeli spies from the US following the attack, as well as the extremely unpopular view that Israel was really the only entity with anything to gain from a preemptive war in Iraq. If Zundel were free today, and not under the news blackout employed to further marginalize his most rational views, he’d be unapologetically implicating Israel as the soul beneficiary of any further hostilities in Iran or Syria.

So inevitably the question arises, was Ernst Zundel ever a threat to Canada’s National Security because he was allegedly the “patriarch” of a virulent and violently racist subculture, or was he a threat because there is a great deal of merit to his arguments? The aforementioned Noam Chomsky is attributed with having once said, “If you don’t believe in freedom of expression for those you most despise, you don’t believe in freedom of expression.” Such an incredibly simple idea, yet contemporary Americans can’t seem to accept its pure unadulterated logic, despite paying it lip service continuously, citing it as perhaps our most important Constitutional right. The problem in America isn’t that we have no theoretical understanding of the importance of our Constitution; it’s in our application of the principles espoused within that document that we fail. Our government through the media propagates its agenda by providing us with its simple foundation, never its entire structure, and it reinforces this agenda by demonizing and marginalizing its opponents. Being that we are almost completely at the mercy of our television, oh come on, admit it, we tend to believe what is broadcast, and therefore we become the indoctrinated, not the educated, no matter what Fox news says, and we then reject, often out of hand dissenting views. This is known as “selective distortion,” in advertising circles, and is a well-known concept throughout the entire media apparatus. In social psychology the tendency to accept what one is told, no matter whether or not it is accurate, and then reject later information is known as “belief perseverance.” In either case, it reinforces what a well known cosmologist and top thinker named Stephen Hawkin’s had to say about knowledge and that was, “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
The way in which the mainstream media has portrayed Ernst Zundel over these last several decades is absolutely erroneous. The man is not the “hate monger,” he has been depicted as. Ernst Zundel is dedicated, he is honest, intelligent, even frighteningly so and has a tremendous amount of integrity. I admire Ernst Zundel, despite his views, because he himself is an admirable individual. I do not necessarily care so much that his views offend other people; I don’t have to. If they don’t like him or his views, I know for a fact; Ernst isn’t going to make them listen; he only wants to be free to speak his mind to those interested in what he has to say. Unlike the current governments of Canada, Germany and the United States, Zundel, the so-called bigot believes in freedom of expression, and has never espoused otherwise.

We must remember that it wasn’t so long ago that the powers that be were referring to James Ennes, the author of Assault on the Liberty as an “anti-Semite, a racist and a Nazi,” merely for telling the world that in 1967 the Israelis intentionally attacked an American ship killing dozens and wounding nearly a hundred American sailors. The facts behind this case have been known for decades, yet, quite honestly, the same powers that seek to silence Zundel today silenced Ennes twenty some years ago in the same manner they have traditionally attacked the purveyors of truth forever, by slandering them, and going after their livelihood, reputation, family, etc… Fortunately for Ennes, Mr. Ward Boston, the military officer in charge of the USS Liberty investigation in 1967 recently came forward signing affidavits testifying to the fact that Lyndon B. Johnson ordered the attack on the USS Liberty “covered up,” so that the American people, his theoretical boss, would never learn the details of what really happened. Ennes was “rehabilitated,” as Zundel will one day be, but Ennes was fortunate in that his ideas didn’t land him behind bars. We can no longer afford to allow media created leper Pariah’s like Zundel, and Ennes to suffer for speaking out, when we are either too ignorant or afraid to do so ourselves.
Ernst Zundel should never have been illegally arrested and unconstitutionally deported from the United States for having an opinion that differed from others. He should not have been thrown into a solitary confinement cell, denied access to the media and simple items, like blankets, chairs, and writing material, but he was. As previously mentioned, the man has not been charged with a crime, he is being held because his ideas implicate individuals belonging to a powerful and wealthy minority within our population in the commission of crimes. Crimes that they are in fact guilty of, and know that they are guilty of, for this reason they must imprison and silence courageous and incorruptible individuals out there like Zundel, who won’t sell out the truth, no matter what these people do to silence them. Zundel had a chance to sell out but refused.

It is for all of the above reasons that I admire Ernst Zundel, a man that refuses to apologize for having an educated opinion, a man that remains willing to sacrifice everything for others, even if they do not recognize or appreciate his efforts. Ernst Zundel is an oddity in our contemporary world, a man unwilling to accept the lies that have become such common fare in our nation – he believes in what he says, and therefore he will “never surrender,” and we ought to thank him for it.

Curt Maynard

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  7. 7 Responses to “MAYNARD: Why I admire Ernst Zundel”

    1. honkey tonk man Says:

      The Zundel story will make a great future anti-jew film.
      ………..
      Germans will have to use extreme ways to regain their country and honor. They will not vote their way out of this mess. They also have the Muslim shit to deal with.
      ……… how much jewish shit can the Germans take before they snap?

    2. salud Says:

      The Germans have been lapping up the manure ever since 1945.T there does not seem an end to it. Everytime a new sell out politician graces the platform with oath of allegiance and fealty to the “Guilt and Reparations ” agencies. Yesterday’s there were the Brannd’s, the Schroedere’s, today we have Merkel as the brilliant templar defender of the Guilt and reparations faith. The Germans alone will never snap. The occupation of Germany and Europe continues, now in the new box of entrapment and corralling in the form of the EU. How does one escape ?

    3. abe_foxmand Says:

      There was and remains only one man the jews fear and that was Adolf Hitler. They will do anything to keep his memory from being truthfully expressed or rehabilitated. Lie? Cheat? Break the law both legal and moral? Work to vilify and imprison unjustly by any means?
      Ernst Zundel is not being punished for who he is but purely for what he stands for in defending Hitler thereby attempting to rehabilitate him, his party and political platform. Rudolf and Irving suffer the same fate as does anyone who questions the Holohoax.
      Their fear is an Aryan reawakening and that is evident in their exclamation ‘Never Again’.
      The ‘Never AGain’ isn’t so much about the suffering of jews …poorer jews that did not have the resources to leave Germany and who were destined to die through wartime brutality. It’s about what elite jews went through but more importantly, the parasitic livelihoods were deprived in National Socialist Germany. Their exposure as liars, cheats and manipulators. as social saboteurs through ascendancy to political, bureaucratic and societal positions of control, and thereby as the proxy architects of society’s ills through the active and passive promotion of immorality, depravity, licentiousness and slavery….all sicknesses that arise wherever they go but were cured by Hitler’s policies. The only Xykloning done to them was in ridding the blanket of them.
      To understand what they lost as a result of Hitler’s policies but more importantly what they stood to lose with the potential worldwide awakening of Aryans is to reflect on the savagery and brutality they imposed on not only Germany but on all Aryan nations as a result of WWII. The extent they’ll go to ensuring this happens ‘Never Again’ is evident in Zundel’s case.
      So while I admire and respect Ernst Zundel, his fight is not the way to fight! In that regard I am with other on the weapons of choice to pursue in Hitlering the jews.
      The most important move is to get out the system. I recently retired. I withdrew my pension fund, paid off my mortgage and took possession of the Deeds of Title. I turned my hobby into my part time job, and I don’t sell to jews, don’t buy from jews and deal with all on a cash basis. I put spare cash into precious metals and other Aryan collectibles. I work when I want to work and if I don’t have the money to pay cash, I go without!
      I dumped the TV in the trash. I don’t read the newspapers nor listen to radio. My entertainment is the internet and it’s refreshing!
      I keep in touch with friend’s who are like thinkers and head the other way when I smell a jew or a Goy. I do not patronize jew owned companies or those which support Israel or intimidated by jew pressures (kosher tax). These are easy to identify. Arrogant jews love to brag about which companies they extort. Jew sites let you know who goy sponsors are.
      We don’t eat junk food and I have started growing my own vegetables and raising chickens. We source meat and other foods directly from farmers if possible. We bake bread and cakes. We don’t eat in restaurants unless I know the owner isn’t a jew or supports their ideals.
      Our new life has it’s adjustments but I certainly wouldn’t call them hardships
      Getting even is another avenue of choice. Get quotes from jew companies. Get them to to send out that nice jewish salesman they have and give you a quote. Get them back three or four times and then dump them. If you go on holiday preferably overseas, ring and leave a meaage after hours for their rep to call you. They’ll be ringing half way round the world to talk to you. Bait them with a big job then when they’re hooked, hang up. I bet they’ll call you back! Be creative and lack pity…. they deserve it!
      I don’t give to charities. Jews and their goys figure largely in these heists. I’m sure they use them to launder money. 90% of any donation will end up in their pockets, and I’ll tell you, the Never Again slogan will never apply to the poor black kid’s face begging for a bowl of food.
      I can’t help the Ernst Zundels of the world by bleeting wbout the injustice. May as well piss in the wind! I help by ‘playin jew wid the jew’ and each time it works, I say ‘That one’s for you Ernst!’

    4. Cormac Says:

      There’s only one form of communication a filthy jEW deamon understands.
      I like the above comments and I personally follow these new aryan rules myself.
      Throw away your credit card , get out of the jEW system as much as you possibly can , plan to remove yourself from the grip of the jEW.

      The day is coming when they will ALL pay a heavy price , I include traitors and colaborators.

      I am not a pacifist like Ernst , I am a paci-FIST.

    5. sgruber Says:

      The US economy is going down the drain soon, in my opinion. Best to ignore the TV-MSM and the whole propasphere in general, and DISCONNECT from the system, little by little but as fast as you can. Be independent. If you’re not independent, you can work toward independence. Alex Linder is right:

      Job 1 is SHITCAN YOUR TV. (Unless you are a very jew-wise writer or commentator trying to reach lemmings with references they can comprehend.) Get your info from talking to real people and from the internet.

      Job 2: GET OUT OF DEBT. Your debt measures your enslavement. A FREE man owes nobody shit. “Inch by inch it’s a cinch.” Do it.

      Job 3: LEARN. Assuming you’re jew-wise enough to be here, keep reading and learning.

      Job 4: GET LOCAL. Spread the word to real people. A local blog is one good idea.

      It goes without saying you gotta master your vices if any. Stop being a drunk or a whore, quit drugs, don’t “hang” with jews or muds. If you’re homosexual, suck gently on a pistol. Don’t get busted for stupid horseshit like beating people up or driving high.

      And, figure out some way to help VNN directly. You have a talent. VNN may use it.

      The White Race must ascend to the heights again.

    6. alex Says:

      Dear Chancellor Merkel:

      We are Canada’s leading free speech advocacy group. We believe thatfreedom of speech and freedom of the press and freedom of expression arenatural extensions of freedom of conscience.
      I must say that we were appalled by the ruthless sentence of 5 yearsin prison meted out to political prisoner Ernst Zundel by a court inMannheim on February 15.

      I call Mr. Zundel a “political prisoner” as he is in jail solely forthe non-violent expression of his political and historical views. [That isAmnesty International’s defnition of a “prisoner of conscience.”]

      Incarcerating peaceful dissidents for expressing their opinions isunworthy of a civilized state with Germany’s history of intellectual endeavour and creativity. Intellectual creativity requires freedom.

      We note with dismay that the sentence seems to contradict a keyelement in the German Constitution; to wit, Sec. 5.1: “Everyone has theright to freely express and disseminate their opinions orally, in writing or visually and to obtain information from generally accessible sources withouthindrance. … Freedom of the press and freedom of reporting throughaudio-visual media shall be guaranteed. There shall be no censorship.”

      Expressing his opinions in writing was all Mr. Zundel ever did. We urge you to use your power to grant him clemency and to immediately release Mr. Zundel.

      As well, we find it distressing that your government seeks to pressure the nations of the EU to adopt a common law that would jail people for questioning the establishment account of World War II as it relates to the treatment of interned Jews. Not to be able to question, explore or revise history leads to stagnation and ignorance. No historical accountshould be immune to question and debate. Such a censorship law comes dangerously close to creating a new state religion and to jailing dissenters as heretics.

      We believe that such repression is unworthy of Germany as a nationthat has always cherished its intellectuals. As a person who lived under a repressive dictatorship and state censorship in the former DDR (German Democratic Republic), we would hope that you would be especially sensitive to attacks on freedom of speech.

      Looking forward to your response, I remain, concerned for freedom of expression for all,

      Respectfully yours,

      It would be best if you were to send your letter to one of the American consulates and request of them to forward the letter to Germany.

      ATLANTA, GA
      Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
      Marquis Two Tower, Suite 901285
      Peachtree Center Avenue, N.E.
      Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1221
      Tel.: (404) 659-4760
      Fax: (404) 577-2719
      E-Mail: [email protected]

      HOUSTON, TX
      German Consulate General
      1330 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 1850
      Houston TX 77056
      Telephone 713- 627-7770
      Fax 713-627-0506
      [email protected]

      LOS ANGELES, CA
      German Consulate General
      6222 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500
      Los Angeles, CA 90048
      Tel.: (323) 930 2703
      Fax: (323) 930 2805
      e-mail: [email protected]

      NEW YORK, NY
      Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
      871, United Nations Plaza
      New York, NY 10017
      phone (212) 610-9700
      fax (212) 610-9702

      http://waunetanebraskanews.blogspot.com/2007/02/form-letter-to-send-to-german.html

    7. H.Schneider Says:

      The German Judge at the Zuendel “case” should have introduced as evidence, documents and files from Bad Arolsen,the “Red Cross Document Centre for WW2”. The fact that Dr.Meinerzhagen did not do this is square proof ,that the files of dead concentration camp vicitms are massively short of the 6 Million. There is a rumour that the judge has a picture of Freisler hanging in his office in Mannheim.