WHY IS 'THE
HOLOCAUST' IMPORTANT ?
W. A. Carto
WHAT IS "THE
. . .The question is often asked of
Holocaust revisionists by the naive, "Why are you bothered
by 'The Holocaust,' which is ancient history? You must be a little
crazy to doubt it; do you also believe the Earth is flat? Are you
a violent anti-Semite to doubt all the eyewitnesses? Everybody in
their right mind accepts it. Let people like Mel Mermelstein have
their holocaust if they want it. What's the difference?"
. . .The common perception of "The
Holocaust" is what is important, not the definition of it (as
found in Chapter Three) because perception, not reality is the stock
in trade of all salesmen, advertisers, public relations professionals,
political campaign managers, "Holocaust" promoters and
other merchandisers. People in the mass are moved by their perception
of the truth, by deep and profound psychological motives and by
authority, not by the truth itself, which is normally unknown to
. . .Exploiting the moral sensibility
and the feeling of guilt which is always close to the surface in
Christians, Americans are constantly reminded that Israel rose "from
the ashes of 'The Holocaust'" (etc.) and that it is their moral
responsibility to continue to ensure "Israel's survival."
Israel, we are assured, is "America's closest ally," and
"the only democracy in the Middle East." The result is
that American taxpayers continue to shell out billions each year
as if buying modern-day indulgences.
. . .Quite literally, and without exaggeration,
"The Holocaust" is a religion. The faithful vigorously
reject any and all facts perceived as contrary to their faith and
their ugly dogma has the internal consistency only of a revelation
taken on faith, not a logical story based on commonly accepted facts,
not what history is supposed to be. The alleged facts of "The
Holocaust" are contradictory; its high priests cannot agree
on the details even among themselves, which is why they
 frantically discourage debate and know nothing else other
than to try to ignore or smear those wanting to confront them.
. . ."The Holocaust" is a
trigger concept that produces a Pavlovian response. By calling up
an image implanted in the minds of the targeted subjects it induces
a pliable attitude enabling the professionals who have implanted
the image to manipulate the subjects. That the term has in reality
little meaning which corresponds to the facts is immaterial; it
is the religious attitude of guilt, worshipful horror and fear that
counts. This syndrome, which precisely fits Hitler's famous definition
of the "Big Lie" in his Mein Kampf,
has cost Americans far more than mere money and the cost increases
. . ."The Holocaust" is alive
and growing, not dead and fading. It affects every American every
hour of the day and more so today than yesterday. It impacts on
every financial decision made by the government and on most decisions
made by private parties. Like it or not, "The Holocaust"
must be faced and questions must be asked. Continued acceptance
of the image by the unthinking, or manipulation by the corrupt and/or
cowardly, is no longer acceptable by conscientious and decent Americans,
DOLLAR COST OF 'THE HOLOCAUST'
. . .Former Undersecretary of State
George Ball has calculated both the direct and indirect costs of
the so-called "special relationship" between the United
States and Israel during the period 1948, when Israel was established
as a state, through 1991. Direct costs, including standard grants,
loans, refinancing of Israeli debts to the U.S., free use of U.S.
arms patents, concessionary tariff arrangements, etc., were an astounding
. . .Indirect costs of the U.S.-Israeli
relationship including aid to Egypt (to buy Egypt's friendship with
Israel); loss to the U.S. economy because of Arab oil boycotts and
loss to the U.S. economy because of Israeli interference in U.S.-Arab
commerce, etc. is an even larger $107,356,000,000.00, a total of
almost $170 billion. Extrapolating this through 1993 and including
the recent $10 billion loan guarantee passed by a compliant Congress
during the waning days of the Bush
 administration, the figure hovers around $200 billion, with
literally no end in sight.
. . .This tidy sum figures to almost
one thousand dollars for every man, woman and child in the United
. . .But wait, there's more. The sum
so far does not include tax revenue lost on private tax-deductible
gifts (largely from American Jews) which benefit Israel and which
have been estimated at $20 billion. Nor does it include the cost
of deployment of U.S. forces in the Middle East for the protection
of Israel – including the so-called Desert Storm operation
– a cost of some $340 billion. (1)
So the total cost of Israel to the taxpayers of America is over
. . .The above does not include at
least $135 billion in reparations paid by German taxpayers to Israel
and to individual Jewish "Holocaust" survivors since the
end of World War II.
. . .Nahum Goldmann, former president
of the World Jewish Congress and chairman of the claims conference
which was convened following the war to work out the reparations
agreement described the results of German reparations to Israel,
the German reparations, the state of Israel would not have half
of its present infrastructure; every train in Israel is German,
the ships are German, as well as the electricity, a large part
of the industry ... without mentioning the individual pensions
paid to the survivors.
... in certain years the amount of money received by Israel from
Germany exceeds the total amount of money collected from international
Jewry – two or three times as much. (2)
. .All of these costs to the American and German taxpayer
for the maintenance of Israel, as if flowing from an infinite cornucopia,
have brought mountains of corruption to every person and institution
involved, illustrating the ironclad historical law that corruption
inevitably follows money, and the more money, the more corruption.
In this case, the corruption is tacitly endorsed by the likes of
Billy Graham, Pat Robertson and a virtual army of "Christian"
. . .And in spite of, or perhaps because
of the avalanche of money, Israel itself is in the throes of traumatic
moral and economic decline. Israeli journalist, Barry Chamish, writing
in The Fall of Israel, is one of many
journalists and writers who have documented massive corruption and
mismanagement that runs rampant, from top to bottom of Israel's
government, business and society – a state of affairs leaving
the ruling elite to a life of Croesus while the large majority of
the Israeli people lives in a perpetual state of financial despair
and instability. (3)
/ George Ball and Douglas Ball, The
Passionate Attachment. (New York: W.W. Norton Co.,
1992). pp. 281-282.
2 / Quoted in The
Journal of Historical Review, Summer, 1988.
3 / Barry Chamish, The
Fall of Israel. (Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate Publishers).
. . .As part of the multi-media campaign
to promote the desired "Holocaust" image, virtual theme
parks, Disneyland style, are now the rage. There have to be dozens
of "Holocaust" museums and memorials in the U.S., and
one is scheduled for Berlin. Even our own Mel Mermelstein has his
"Holocaust" museum, the "expenses" of which
are of course tax-deductible, including trips to Israel and elsewhere
for the distinguished curator.
. . .The American taxpayer-subsidized
Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. – literally
a stone's throw from the grounds of the Washington Monument and
conveniently located next door to the nation's currency factory,
the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (has anyone checked for
a tunnel?) – is the primary example.
. . .Much to the dismay of the museum's
dedicators, including President Bill Clinton, who departed from
his prepared remarks to assail Liberty Lobby (which had organized
the demonstration) as "depraved and insensate," several
hundred angry American taxpayers gathered outside the building on
April 22, 1993, when the museum opened, waving signs and protesting
this waste of their tax dollars, pointing out that the museum had
no place on American soil in any case.
. . .Among those leading the protest
was New York-based revisionist activist Jack Wyckoff who produced
highly effective signs that attracted medlia attention. "Move
it to Israel!" read one.
. . .Other protestors included American
 compared the dubious six million to the alleged genocide of
millions of African slaves. Finding a precedent for Black reparations
in the billions sent by American taxpayers to Israel, they argue
that sauce for the Zionist goose is sauce for the Black gander.
And the next in line for some sauce, we predict, will be American
. . .The Holocaust Museum has to be
the most grotesque and macabre exhibit, outside of carnival side
shows, ever presented to an audience. Graphic sculptures show pathetic
Jews being led to gas chambers. Stacks of used shoes, presumably
from "Holocaust' victims" (although they could just as
well be from Goodwill Industries) and other personal belongings
replay the horrors of daily life in the concentration camps. Visitors,
including children, are urged to adopt the identity of an internee
and follow the victim's path to the "gas ovens."
. . .One notable feature of this house
of horrors is a documentary film titled Anti-Semitism which at least
one Christian minister, Rev. Dale Crowley, Jr., says is anti-Christian,
at best, and violates the very spirit of tolerance which the museum
purports to exemplify. The film puts the blame for "The Holocaust"
on Christianity itself.
. . .The idea that Christianity itself
was responsible for the alleged "Holocaust" is a frequent
topic for media treatment. Even many Christian religious leaders
have been convinced or coerced into their mea culpa
for existing. Christianity, historically the religion of love and
forgiveness, has become the cause of violence and suffering. Christians
are evil so they must pay. And pay and pay.
. . .American-born Rabbi Shlomo Riskin,
who lives on Israel's West Bank from which Palestinians who have
lived there for a thousand years have been deported, said in an
inspirational sermon: "The world is divided into two parts:
those who actively participated with the Nazis and those who collaborated
with them. It was Christianity, expecially Catholic Christianity,
that fostered 'The Holocaust.' The Church is still dripping with
blood because it still has not recognized Israel." (1)
. . .Massive private contributions
from a wide variety of associations, unions, service organizations
and other entities have been made to the Holocaust Museum, and not
 with the assent of their members.
. . .As of April 22, 1993, such contributions
included from these unions, are for example: The AFL-CIO; American
Federation of Teachers; Communications Workers of America; Hotel
Employees and Restaurant Employees Union; International Association
of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Workers Union; American Postal
Workers Union; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
. . .In Los Angeles, the Simon Wiesenthal
Center has a "Museum of Tolerance" which is perhaps even
more intolerant than the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Wiesenthal
collects an annual fee of $75,000 for the use of his name but the
profits do not end there. Wiesenthal's "Museum of Tolerance"
is the ultimate in Hollywood high-tech and plays daily to eager
1 / Chicago Tribune, May
customers. Says Judith Miller:
"You are led by computer-synchronized light, color and sound
through a succession of tableaus that take you back in time. You
are in Europe before and during the Holocaust. You hear the actual
words of the victims, the victimizers, the heroes and the apathetic
bystanders ... As a searchlight comes on you are at a replica
of the gates of Auschwitz ... and you hear echoes of the victims-those
who survived and those who did not." (1)
. . .However, museums such as described
are only a small part of what some have scoffingly called, "Shoah
Business." (The term "Shoah" is the Hebrew word for
"catastrophe.") Television, motion pictures, books and
almost daily "news" stories in the press help promote
"The Holocaust." It has become a major and profitable
THE MOST EXPENSIVE COST
. . .The dollars-and-cents price of
"The Holocaust" to American taxpayers and citizens by
itself is too expensive to bear but mere money is not the most intolerable
. . .Imagine the likely shape of our
world today without this curse and you will be startled by its contrast
with reality. It is evident that the image of "The Holocaust"
 distorted America in every significant way.
. . .Without "The Holocaust"
image there would be no state of Israel nor its burden on American
taxpayers who would be some half a trillion dollars richer.
. . .Even more importantly, the United
States would not be inextricably involved in affairs of the Mideast
which do not concern us, nor would Moslems from Casablanca to Zamboanga
. . .Without the alien and malicious
influence of Israel exercised upon Congress and the White House
and every one of the 535 sitting members of Congress, domestic affairs
could be conducted toward the interests of America, not toward an
alien nation. American newspapers and the cognoscenti would concern
themselves with soluble American problems, not insoluble foreign
. . .Our contrived obsession with "The
Holocaust" as the pivotal and defining historical moment of
all time has permeated, inhibited and polluted all academic and
religious discourse, twisting its focus from our own needs and objective
truth to the real or imagined needs of others. This suicidal bias
has infected academic subjects from anthropology to sociology, biology
and genetics, not only history.
. . ."The Holocaust" is said
to be the ultimate in human degradation but it is the ultimate in
Hollywood imagery. It serves elitism by teaching that every nation
may become as evil as the Germans if they try to live true to themselves
(the definition of nationalism) and oppose the international plutocratic
elite. This is why the image of "The Holocaust" serves
the major political movement of our day – the move away from
The Constitution, national sovereignty and a structured and free
society to the formlessness, chaos and tyranny of the new world
order – the Global Plantation.
. . ."The Holocaust" tends
to atomize individuals by breaking up traditional loyalties, thus
ripening the public to accept revolutionary changes they have not
chosen nor do they understand. It cuts the age-old tethers of Americans
and all peoples to their own traditions and history, their pride,
their instinctive love for kind and country. Indeed, such love –
hitherto normal and the essential foundation keystone of political
stability – is increasingly viewed with suspicion and
 hostility by the doyens of political correctness.
. . .Finally, "The Holocaust"
has perverted public philosophy and infected public morality by
injecting a false standard. The reverse logic of "The Holocaust"
is, "If a people as historically cultured and civilized as
the Germans – the most advanced and creative people on Earth
– can engage in mass murder when they are left on their own
and not directed by those moral paragons who direct us, then anyone
can." The stigma of real genocide is removed.
. . .Thus, the world tolerates Israel's
savage treatment of Palestinians and other enemies. Israel, in fact,
is the only country in the world that legally countenances torture
of political prisoners. And why not? Weren't "they" (the
Jews) treated even worse by the Germans? But there is more. Such
atrocities as "The Holocaust" may be expected from savage
1 / Washington
third worlders – even excused – but from highly cultured
European Whites? The very people who have literally created the
modern world? If so, then Western culture and the White race should
be destroyed. Thus we hear the politically correct chant, "Hey,
hey, ho, ho, Western culture has got to go" on American campuses.
. . .The evil lie of the dimensions
of "The Holocaust" is not a take-it-or-leave-it subject
for others. It encompasses the most important issues facing Americans
and it cannot be separated from them.
. . .Unless public perception of "The
Holocaust" can be changed from the artificial and false to
the truth, there is no stopping our decline.
. . .We are facing literally an issue
. . .This is why All Americans should
be concerned with "The Holocaust."
. . .Whether they like it or not.