Exactly who is it that is in ‘Denial’?

February 16, 2017  /  Gilad Atzmon

A somewhat biased film review

By Gilad Atzmon

In her book Denying the Holocaust (1993), Deborah Lipstadt confessed that it was David Irving’s considerable reputation as an historian that made him “one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial.” “Familiar with historical evidence,” she wrote, “he bends it until it conforms with his ideological leanings and political agenda.” Irving responded by claiming that Lipstadt’s words were libellous and filed a legal case against her and her publisher Penguin Books.

Was Irving brave or naïve in putting the Holocaust on trial? Probably both. Back in 1996, was Irving a hero or just grossly miscalculating in believing he stood a chance in taking on the Holocaust, still the most popular Jewish religion? Again, probably both.

The other day, I watched Mick Jackson’s ‘Denial’. The film tells the story of Irving’s 2000 defeat in court – a disaster he voluntarily brought upon himself and indeed, Irving has clearly made some mistakes in his life. Yet, in 2017 it is impossible to deny that, back in 2000, Irving was well ahead of most of us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYcx43AmAyY

Watching the film in the aftermath of Brexit, the Trump victory and the surge of Right Wing consciousness in the West in general, it is clear that Irving, undoubtedly one of the greatest living biographer of Hitler, understood human nature better than the British judge, Lipstadt’s legal team, the BBC and probably the rest of us altogether.

Back in 2000, the Holocaust narrative was as solid as a rock. The Jews were perceived as the ultimate victims and their plight at the time of World War II was unquestionable.  No one dared ask how is it is possible that, three years after the liberation of Auschwitz, the newly-born Jewish state ethnically cleansed Palestine of its indigenous population? At the time of the trial, no one dared ask why is the Jewish past just a chain of holocausts – that is, no one except David Irving (and a few others).

At the time of the trial, I read an interview with David Irving that opened my eyes to the idea that history is a revisionist adventure, an attempt to narrate the past as we move along. I realised then that the past is subject to changes. It morphs along with humanity.

In that interview, Irving was quoted as‘ blaming the victims.’

“If I were a Jew,” he said, “I would ask myself why it always happens to us?”

At the time, I was a still Jew but I took up Irving’s challenge. I looked in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw so I decided to leave the tribe and I stopped being a Jew.

But Irving is no longer a lone voice. Two weeks ago, on Holocaust Memorial Day, it was actually the American president himself who managed to universalize the Holocaust by omitting to mention the Jews or their shoah. As we Westerns obliterate country after country with our immoral interventionism, the Holocaust is no longer a Jews-only domain and all the time more and more people grasp that it is actually Israel and its affiliated Jewish lobbies that are pushing us into more and more unnecessary global conflicts.

‘Denial’ was made to sustain a ‘progressive’ vision of the past. In this progressive but misguided universe, people ‘move forward’ but their past remains fixed, often sacred and always untouched. Nationalists, on the other hand, often see the past as a dynamic, vibrant reality. For them, nostalgia, is the way forward.

But some Jews are tormented by this nostalgia. They want their own past to be compartmentalized and sealed, otherwise, they are fearful that some people may decide to examine Jewish history in the light of Israeli crimes.

In the film, Irving is an old style British gent who sticks to his guns and refuses to change his narrative just to fit in with any notions of correctness. Irving states what he believes in and stands firmly behind it.

For Irving, one of the most damaging pieces of evidenced presented to the court was a little ditty he wrote to his daughter when she was just a few months old, and conceived by the court as the ultimate in crude misanthropy.

 

“I am a Baby Aryan,

Not Jewish or Sectarian.

I have no plans to marry-an

Ape or Rastafarian.”

 

On the day of the verdict, Irving visited the BBC Newsnight studio to be grilled by Jeremy Paxman who read the little ditty to Irving.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anx4ZRgpQbY&t=23m7s

“What’s racist about that?” Irving wondered. “You are not being serious,” was Paxman’s  reply. Paxman, one of Britain’s best TV journalists, was, like the rest of us, trained to react to soundbites. “Aryan is a racial categorisation” he insisted.

Back in 2000, Paxman probably failed to see that,

if Jews are entitled to identify politically as a race, as a biology or as set of cultural symptoms then Whites, Muslims and everyone else must surely be entitled to do the same.

Back in 2000, Irving understood this potential Identitarian shift. Sixteen years later, Donald Trump and Nigel Farage translated this Identitarian shift into a victory. The Clintons, the Soros’ and the Deborah Lipstadts of this world are still struggling to make sense of it.

‘Denial’, is actually a film about righteousness, exceptionalism and victimhood.  It is about the condition of being consumed by self-love, that blind belief that justice is always on your side, that you are the eternal victim and the other, namely the ‘Goy’ is always the murderous aggressor.

But this type of ‘denial’ can be dealt with easily and here is just one example: The Jewish press in Britain  complains constantly that antisemitism is soaring. The more funds the British government dedicates to fighting antisemitsm, the more antisemitic incidents are recorded. I guess the time is ripe for Jews to listen to David Irving and ask themselves why?

If Jews want anti-Semitism to come to an end once and for all, all they need do is to self-reflect. However, my personal experience suggests that once you do that, you may stop being a Jew.

Note: It is worth mentioning that, since the 2000 trial, Irving is on record on numerous occasions as revising his views on the Holocaust and on the destruction of European Jews. Certainly, as he moves along, David Irving at least is able to revise the past.

 

‘6 Million Jews’–The History of a Number

A Curious Fixation on the number ‘6 million’

As we see in the video above, “six million Jews” suffered death and a host of other misfortunes…in Russia in 1915; “the entire world” in 1918; in Ukraine and Poland in 1919; in eastern Europe–also in 1919; “eastern Europe and Palestine” in 1920; central and eastern Europe, also in 1920; the Soviet Union in 1921;  southeastern Europe in 1931; and in central Europe in 1938. Oh yes, and we also have a newspaper mentioning “the European holocaust” in 1936–before the outbreak of World War II.

One Sick Video: Worshiping ‘God’ and Celebrating the Nakba

You could perhaps call it a celebration of genocide, although one of the participants tries to put a diplomatic face on it for the camera. “It’s not like we hate the Arabs, it’s just very complex,” he explains.

Video description:

The Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City was cleared of its Palestinian inhabitants on the eve of the Ramadan holiday, 5 June 2016, to make way for a flag procession by Jewish religious nationalists, celebrating Israel conquering the eastern half of the city 49 years earlier.

Store owners, street merchants, and shoppers preparing for that evening’s celebratory feast were driven out of the lanes that fell along the route chosen by march organizers and approved by Israel’s Supreme Court. From a safe distance behind police barricades, Palestinian residents of Jerusalem watched silently as ultra-nationalist Jews paraded through the quarter, singing songs of praise to Yahweh and calling for the ethnic cleansing of non-Jews.

Tens of thousands of Israelis took hours to stream through the monumental Damascus Gate and weave their way through the alleys of the Muslim Quarter, eventually reaching their final destination, the holy Western Wall plaza, where they were treated to musical performances and a series of speeches by top religious and political officials.

Palestinian Intifada Welcomes Lieberman: Heroic Palestinian Op in Tel Aviv: 4 ’Israelis’ Dead, Dozens Injured


In a new heroic operation, Palestinian Resistance men managed to penetrate to near the apartheid entity’s War Ministry and shoot 4 settlers dead in Tel Aviv.

Heroic Palestinian Op in Tel Aviv: 4 ’Israelis’ Dead, Dozens Injured

According to the information, four “Israelis” have been killed and 16 have been wounded in an operation in one of Tel Aviv’s most secure streets.

“Israeli” police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the shooters, whose names have yet to be confirmed, were two Palestinians from the same family from the town of Yatta, south of the city al-Khalil in the occupied West Bank.

According to Haaretz, two armed men “disguised as Orthodox Jews” opened fire near the Benedict restaurant and then at the nearby Haarbaa Street.

It further mentioned that “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who returned on Wednesday from Moscow, convened a security briefing in Tel Aviv, and announced a meeting scheduled for Thursday, which will be attended by War Minister Avigdor Lieberman, “Shin Bet” chief Yoram Cohen, and Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich.

This comes as “Israel” said Thursday it had suspended entry permits for 83,000 Palestinians during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

“All permits for Ramadan, especially permits for family visits to “Israel”, are frozen,” said a statement from COGAT, the unit which manages civilian affairs in the occupied West Bank.

It said that 83,000 Palestinians would be affected, adding that hundreds of residents of the Gaza Strip who had received permits to visit relatives and holy sites during Ramadan would also have access frozen.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

09-06-2016 | 10:12

 
 Listen to Zionist Media of Egypt: The Attack threatens Sisi “Peace” Initiative
and Fath/Hamas reconciliation

Two Palestinians killed 4 Israelis and injured six others in a shooting near Israeli defense ministry in Tel Aviv.

The two Palestinians opened fire at a popular open-air shopping and restaurant area in two locations in Sarona Market, close to defense ministry and main army HQ.Tel Aviv shooting

Occupation police said the gunmen were from Yatta, a Palestinian village near the West Bank town of al-Khalil (Hebron). Both are in custody. One is undergoing surgery in hospital, occupation police added.

The attacks happened at around 21:30 (18:30 GMT) as Israelis were relaxing in the market’s restaurants and bars.

Video footage showed crowds running from the scene and ambulances arriving. Pictures showed upturned tables and chairs at one restaurant.

Ichilov hospital said four wounded Israelis brought there had died and at least four others were in a critical condition.

Strict Measures

Following the attack, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, cancelled the easing of some security restrictions that were in place for the holy month of Ramadan.

After an evaluation held by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, and IOF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, Mordechai ordered the freezing of 204 entrance permits for relatives of the attackers.

Additionally, 83,000 permits for Palestinians in the West Bank to visit family members in Gaza have been revoked, and all easing of security measures for Gaza Strip residents during Ramadan, particularly access to al-Aqsa Mosque prayers, have been cancelled.

Source: Agencies

09-06-2016 – 09:35 Last updated 09-06-2016 – 09:35

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On Nakba Day: Resistance Legitimate Right to Liberate Palestine

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The National Leadership of the Baath Arab Socialist Party (BASP) has called for maintaining all forms of resistance to confront the Zionist enemy, stressing that resistance is a legitimate right to liberate occupied Palestine and win independence.

In a statement marking the 68th Nakba Day, the BASP national leadership called for making the Palestinian cause be an element to unify the Arabs’ potentials as to stand by the Palestinian people and support the right of the Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland and build their independent state on the land of Palestine with al-Quds as capital.

The leadership affirmed the need to  uncover Israel’s cooperation with some reactionary Arab regimes under the a western cover to uproot the Palestinians and displace them. It urged international legal commissions of the world to adopt necessary legal procedures that guarantee holding the Zionist leaders accountable and putting them to trial for the crimes they have been committing against the Palestinian people since 1948.

Unfortunately, the leadership pointed out, “the Palestinian cause is no longer the central cause of the Arabs”, because of the continuous crises and wars in the region and the spread of terrorism plague in several Arab countries, in addition to the escalation of the Zionist entity’s settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories, including al-Quds, and its Judaization attempts against al-Aqsa Mosque.

“The BASP, since its foundation, has undertaken the mission of confronting the colonialist conspiracy  against Palestine and warned against its danger on the entire Arab existence,” the leadership said, noting that the Palestinian cause has been the core of the BASP’s struggle.

On May 15, 1948, the Zionist gangs supported by the authorities of the then British occupation expelled and displaced more than  750,000 Palestinians from their villages and homes and turned them into refugees in neighboring countries after committing horrible crimes against the people of Palestine. Thousands of people were martyred and hundreds of Palestinian villages and cities were destroyed by the Zionist occupation and replaced with Israeli settlements.

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Nobody bothered to check who created that “anti-Semitic” image Naz Shah retweeted, did they?

May 01, 2016  /  Gilad Atzmon

Naz Shah: Not as anti-Semitic as you might think?

You know that image that got Naz Shah suspended from the Labour Party?

The really offensive, anti-Semitic image that proposes relocating the nation of Israel from the Middle East to the American Midwest?

This one:

 

It seems nobody bothered to check on the person who originally published it.

So let me put you out of your misery.

The map was posted in Norman Finkelstein Solution for Israel-Palestine Conflict‏, on Monday, August 4, 2014, on his blog.

Professor Finkelstein is described by that hideously inaccurate Wikipedia as “an American political scientist, activist, professor, and author. His primary fields of research are the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust, an interest motivated by the experiences of his parents who were Jewish Holocaust survivors.”

That’s right – it was posted by a Jewish gentleman.

Not only that; he’s the son of two Jewish people who survived the Shoah.

It puts a different complexion on this whole issue, doesn’t it?

He’s currently working on a book – his 11th – with Palestinian political analyst Mouin Rabbani, entitled How to Solve the Israel-Palestine Conflict.

This Writer found out the above on a website called Jews For Justice For Palestinians, which has been running a fascinating series of articles on the “anti-Semitism” controversy here in the UK, under the headline Carnival of Ignorance.

Some of you may be particularly interested by this passage, about Ken Livingstone:

Ken Livingstone was quite right about Hitler’s plan for the Jews in 1932, which became law when Hitler became German Chancellor the following year.”

This Writer had to smile at the following footnote:

“To Naz Shah and other posters: always give your sources. It’s respectful and allows the trail of transmission of authority to be known.”

If only she had! This whole silly affair could have been cleared up within minutes.

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