Minimising the trivialisation of relativism

Gilad Atzmon and Lady Michèle Renouf

What do Gilad Atzmon and Lady Michèle Renouf have in common?

Both are featured in Rewriting History (1), a new free online PDF book by Britain’s Hope not Hate organization.

The book defends the double standard of support for Jewish supremacy, combined with hostility to any suggestion of white gentile identity, under the guise of liberal humanism. In short, anti-fascism.

Rewriting History” adds to the evidence for the argument I put forward in my pamphlet that anti-fascism and Zionism are logically linked (2).

Hope not Hate is a “respectable” anti-fascist organization. That means it doesn’t openly advocate violence against people whose opinions it disagrees with. It prefers to use the technique of discrediting them by classifying them into ominous-sounding categories:

Categories of Holocaust denial

  • Holocaust denial
  • Holocaust revisionism
    • Right-wing revisionism, which seeks to rehabilitate the Third Reich
    • Left-wing revisionism, which is part of an anti-Israel discourse
  • Holocaust relativism
    • Ordinary, everyday relativism
    • A “more sinister form” of relativism – the “yes, but syndrome”
    • “Double genocide” relativism – popular in Eastern Europe
  • Holocaust negationism
    • Softcore negationism
    • Hardcore negationism
  • Holocaust minimising
  • Holocaust banalisation
  • Holocaust trivialising

The book does not cite the arguments put forward by members of the above categories, and there are no references. Instead, it attacks their alleged motives. This should always arouse suspicion, since we cannot read other people’s minds. It uses its own conclusions to explain why some people reject them. Thus, in principle, these conclusions are not subject to falsification. This is the sign of a politically-motivated cult, not a group of serious researchers.

Another logical fallacy it employs is argument from authority. For example, “David Irving has no academic qualification“. History isn’t something you accept because of someone’s qualifications – it’s too politically charged to trust anyone on. You have to understand the methodology and do your homework.

These logical errors do not prove that the book is wrong, and the people it denounces are right, but it certainly raises a reasonable suspicion. If the authors of this book could refute the claims of the revisionists, why didn’t they do so?

Mark Weber was America’s leading revisionist.

Unlike Irving, Weber really did used to be a National Socialist. As “Rewriting History” explains, he gave that up, and became a mere Holocaust Revisionist.

Finally, after reading a scholarly analysis of why America supports Israel – The Israel Lobby by Steve Walt and John Mearsheimer – he abandoned revisionism and became primarily a critic of the Lobby and its influence.

Weber has climbed a mountain, all the way from supporting racial oppression, to opposing it. A consistent anti-racist would welcome this pilgrim’s progress.

But Hope not Hate isn’t anti-racist. It’s part of anti-fascism, which is not the same thing at all. I described it as a “hypocritical, self-righteous, discriminatory, racist perspective” (2) which provides cover for the only racial oppression left in the Western world – Zionism – by smearing and persecuting its critics.

1. Rewriting History, David Williams, Hope not Hate: http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/shop/rewriting-history.pdf

2. The Mass Psychology of Anti-Fascism, Jay Knott: http://www.pacificaforum.org/mass

Portland Racists Celebrate Gaza Massacre; Anti-racists Ignore It

During the recent attack on Gaza, which killed over 160 people, including 37 children (1), Jewish communities around America rallied to the defense of Israel. In Portland, Oregon, over 225 members of the community came together to show their solidarity with the fatherland. A congresswoman showed up to pledge unconditional support from the establishment, and all the other Oregon politicians sent their best wishes. A speaker said that Israelis are expected to conform to higher standards than the common run of humanity:

Israel’s actions seem to be judged by a different/higher standard – and much of that is based on what Israel expects of herself. Dr. David believes there will always be a gap between what is best for Israel itself and moral/Jewish values on what actions to take. (2)

Portland has an active “anti-fascist” brigade. They also do their best to police the left-wing milieu, trying to ensure criticism of Jewish power is kept ineffective. While the Israelis were murdering Palestinian families, these “anti-racists” prioritized harassing an obscure organization called “Oregonians for Immigration Reform”, which they claim harbors :

barely-coded racism to agitate against immigrant populations of color. (3)

This anti-immigration group isn’t overtly racist. But the racism of the Jewish Federation isn’t “barely-coded”. It unconditionally supports the ongoing project of ethnically cleansing Palestine of gentiles, in order to make way for Jews. It supports whatever American policies, whatever economic and military sacrifices are needed, to maintain Jewish supremacy in the Middle East.

Portland Jewish Federation

Oregonians for Immigration Reform

explicit defense of racial supremacy

yes

no

support for bombing civilians

yes

no

support from Oregon politicians

100.00%

 0 %

hypocritical whining

yes

no

moral/Jewish values

yes

no

subject to attempts to prevent meetings

no

yes

Anti-immigration groups don’t bomb Mexico. They contribute a drop compared to the ocean of racism which pours out of America’s Jewish establishment daily. .

racists

To be fair, anti-fascists sometimes oppose aspects of Zionism. Recently, Islamophobic posters appeared on buses, claiming Israel and America are allies against “savages”. Anti-fascists put stickers on them bearing the word “racist”. But they only criticize Zionism when it is allied with white gentile hatemongers. Liberal politicians are more important allies of Zionism than the knuckledraggers, who just lost another election. Anti-fascists leave the core of Zionist power in America untouched, and try to prevent others from even discussing it. It’s almost as if they are telling Zionists not to be so crude and obvious.

The ‘anti-fascist’ groups greatly exaggerate white racism, while trying to prevent discussion of the far more powerful phenomenon of Jewish supremacy, calling such discussion “anti-semitic activism”. Their net contribution is in defense of Zionist power.

1. Precise figures are hard to come by. The number of 160+ comes from the al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Gaza, 21 November:

http://www.mezan.org/en/details.php?id=15744

2. Portland Jewish Federation Blog, 30 November: http://www.jewishportland.org/blog_post.aspx?id=6281

3. Rose City Antifascists, 5 December:

http://rosecityantifa.weebly.com/1/post/2012/12/oregonians-for-immigration-reform-to-host-bigoted-anti-immigrant-speaker.html

Footballers support boycott of Israel

Current and former Premier League players Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba, Abou Diaby, Papiss Cissé, Cheick Tioté, Sylvain Marveaux, Yohan Cabaye and Demba Ba have called on the Union of European Football Associations not to allow Israel to host the upcoming European under-21s competition.

Among the civilians killed in Gaza this month, four children were killed when the Israelis bombed a stadium.

 “It is unacceptable that children are killed while they play football. Israel hosting the Uefa Under-21 European championship, in these circumstances, will be seen as a reward for actions that are contrary to sporting values” says their statement, released by campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.

It was the sport boycott which hit apartheid South Africa the most. The cricket and rugby authorities in the other countries decided that they could not play against teams selected for the colour of their skin. This hammered home apartheid’s isolation more than anything else.