Elaine Meinel Supkis
The persecution of the son of Holocaust survivors continues. Norman Finkelstein is being rapidly destroyed by Zionists angry with his research about the Holocaust. If he were in Europe, they could put him in prison and maybe even starve him to death, eh? The contradictions embedded within the Jewish push to ethnic cleanse the Holy Land is rapidly destroying freedom of speech and open debate in America. And like the Hubbert story, this one is barely mentioned in the news because the Zionists want to disappear Professor Finkelstein. They want him dead every bit as much as Hitler wanted his parents dead.
CHICAGO — DePaul University canceled the one remaining class taught by a controversial professor who has accused some Jews of improperly using the legacy of the Holocaust.
Norman Finkelstein, whose work led to a long-running public feud with Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, says he may respond by committing civil disobedience when classes resume Sept. 5.
Finkelstein, 53, was denied tenure in June after six years on the DePaul faculty, but he was permitted to teach for the one year remaining on his contract.
On Friday, however, the university e-mailed students saying that Finkelstein's sole political science course had been canceled. By Monday, the books for the course had been pulled from the DePaul bookstore's shelves.
DePaul claims they want to protect open debate and scholarship. I would suggest they have a book burning. When Bush wanted to leak out the bad news of all his arrests and his AWOL cowardice, he chose a man with an arrest record, Jim Hatfield, to be his biographer. Then, when the book full of revelations direct from Karl Rove's mouth was published, Rove jumped in and said, 'Burn these books! The author is a criminal!'
This is how I got to know Jim, by the way. I wanted to save his books. He committed suicide the night the FBI visited him while he was on a book tour.
Finkelstein's books are still being published but his university won't sell them or Zionist benefactors won't give DePaul any more money. This is blood money. It is killing the University. But the University's board of directors don't care. They entered the Cave of Death and discovered, one can get lots and lots of money if one makes deals with devils. There is endless money to be made this way since they can make it with a snap of their fingers!
The University, when under fire of a screaming army of Zionists, should have stood its ground. They could have accepted cuts in funds. They should have protected scholarship and defied the Nazis demanding this victim of earlier Naziism be killed off. I just makes me ill, watching all the attacks on Norman. And he has so few tools to fight back. But one is the internet! Because of this, he has a huge audience watching the crimes being committed against him and silencing scholars is a crime! A terrible crime!
Here is a screen shot of Google showing how very few publications are carrying this story:
From Fox News:
The American Association of University Professors is preparing a letter to the university protesting Finkelstein's treatment as a serious violation of academic ethics, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday.
Finkelstein told the newspaper that he planned to wage his own campaign against the administration.
"I intend to go to my office on the first day of classes and, if my way is barred, to engage in civil disobedience," Finkelstein said. "If arrested, I'll go on a hunger strike. If released, I'll do it all over again. I'll fast in jail for as long as it takes."
After he was denied tenure, Finkelstein, a son of Holocaust survivors, posted a letter on his Web site explaining the school officials' reasons, including Finkelstein's "deliberately hurtful" scholarship along, lack of involvement with the school and tendency for public clashes with other scholars
A great heart, this man is what I call 'a hero.' Jimmy Carter, when the screeching army of Zionist ethic cleansers went after him, apologized and tried to please them as they stomped him into the earth. He is now utterly crushed by them and lives in fear, they now are pushing us into WWIII by egging us into attacking Iran and it is up to all of us to stop this. The confluence of forces flowing out of WWI and WWII are going to cause WWIII. They are one and the same. The battle over the Holy Land will drag us all down into hell on earth.
The Holocaust is used by Zionists seeking to imitate Hitler. Anyone interfering with this gets destroyed. Anyone trying to parse the story of the Holocaust or accusing the Jews of practicing Naziism, is destroyed if they have any public crediblity. I have been banned from most leftist web sites because I talk about WWIII and Zionism's role within.
But this is why we have no antiwar movement to speak of! Poor Cindy Sheehan opened her mouth and talked about Palestine and instantly was destroyed and is now virtually never in the news. I said long ago, either the antiwar movement demands the disarming of Israel's nukes as well as the US arsenals of WMD or we can all go home and build bomb shelters. Good luck, duelling with cockroaches for food afterwards!
DePaul University in Chicago canceled the one remaining course taught by a professor who has accused some Jews of using the legacy of the Holocaust to stifle criticism of Israel. The professor, Norman Finkelstein, above, says he may respond by committing civil disobedience when classes resume Sept. 5. Mr. Finkelstein, 53, was denied tenure in June after six years on the DePaul faculty, but he was allowed to teach for the one year left on his contract. Mr. Finkelstein’s most recent book, “Beyond Chutzpah,” is largely an attack on “The Case for Israel,” by Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor. Its publication led to a public feud, with Mr. Dershowitz threatening to sue Mr. Finkelstein’s publisher and urging DePaul to reject his tenure bid.
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No interviews? Did all the Jews working for the editorial page (quite a number, by the way) rise to the occasion and demand that this professor be restored to his position? Did any of them talk about freedom of speech and persecution? Did any of them mention his parents? Nacht und Nebel! As my screenshot shows, the NYT has carried this story as little as possible. Less than 5 mentions in the last 5 years! Amazing, isn't it?
Medieval torture? Hahaha. Inquisition? Indeed. Tell the truth and get tortured.
I know what it is like to be disappeared. This happens to me, regularly. I make the national news and then they rub me out again. At first, this annoyed me greatly. Now I find it very funny. But then, they can't destroy my job prospects, I have none anyway. I am nobody and everybody at the same time. Whenn the net first came up and was only for a few places within the science/NASA community, the first thing that happened was, people began to lie about me. The second was, I began a huge argument about WWIII. 20 years later, this continues.
The NYT knows the Finkelstein story is very big. They know they should send a reporter who isn't a Nazi to cover this. Evidently, there are none. So it lives online as desperate posters like myself try to spread the information. Counterpunch, for example, has heroically covered all of Finkelstein's writings and travails for years now.
Professor Norman Finkelstein is one of a dying breed of American mavericks that relentlessly defies any attempt at easy categorization. He is the son of Holocaust survivors but an unremitting critic of Holocaust reparation claims; a Jew but is a life-long anti Zionist; and though very much a Leftist, he is often praised by far Right revisionists of the Third Reich, such as Hitler-admiring historian David Irving. He initially made his name by revealing Joan Peter's massively successful From Time Immemorial (a book heavily promoted by the Israeli lobby, that claimed there were no native Arabs before Zionist immigration into Palestine), as a colossal fraud, and for 10 years he was a Professor of Political Science at New York University.
I have read him for years. My heart goes out to him. I know a bit, how he feels. It is so easy to go along with lies. To play along as others push reality all out of shape. There are great rewards for warping reality! Wealth and power! Defying the liars is dangerous. They can't exist unless everyone looks away, everyone cooperates. The need to force everyone into an ideological or political straight jacket is life and death for liars or criminals!
In its initial hardback edition, The Holocaust Industry was a tremendous success in many nations (selling 130 000 copies in a few weeks on its publication in Germany), but in America its sales were limited to a paltry 12000. This relative failure stateside is attributed at least in part by Finkelstein to a fatwah by the Jewish establishment--he notes indignantly that the New York Times book review was much more hostile toward The Holocaust Industry than it was even to Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'. Now the revised paperback edition has just been released many of these same periodicals are uncharacteristically silent, perhaps thinking they can kill it more effectively through lack of exposure rather than outright aggression. The following is an interview conducted with Norman Finkelstein on 15 October 2001, on the eve of the paperback's publication.
My father was one of the first officers to walk into two concentration camps. I have gone to Dachau to represent him at a ceremony for the anniversary of the liberation. We are very connected to all this mess. The gross reality of Hitler's ethnic cleansing must be understood properly. He wasn't out to kill the Jews, he was out to kill...EVERYONE. His twisted mind was set on a process of elimination. He wanted no Jews, no Gypsies, no Slavs, no...the list grew and grew. The definition of who was a superman and who was to be killed contracted more and more until 90% of the Nazis themselves were not on the list! It was pure madness.
And humans tend towards madness. The European and American Jews invading Palestine and killing or driving away a people who were, until 1945, living as if it were the Middle Ages, people who looked like our concept of Jesus, of Moses, all these people who were Semites or Phoenicians or ancient tribes from Ur, they were maginalized and made to disappear. Tribes that lived in Palestine since Abraham's day were suddenly turned into newcomers while tribes that hadn't lived there for thousands of years were suddenly elevated into sole ownership of the region. This is going to start WWIII because it can't be fixed. So long as everyone thinks some god living in the Outer Darkness has given them permission to kill everyone else and be the sole possessors of this lovely planet, well, we get WWIII. And we all lose.
The simple act of discussing the wisdom of the founding of a violent ethnic cleansing state dedicated to deciding who is a Jew (hint: my own son whose father is a Levy, doesn't qualify). This is so like Naziism. In the bitter end, no one was a pure Aryan. As if there was such a creature in the first place, the many tribes flowing out of the Great Plains of Europe, riding horses, is a long story in the bloody history of humanity.
Scholarship and research into the history of the tribal invasions of Europe or the exodus from the African Garden of Eden, the origins of man, are terrifying subjects for many people who fear the truth because it collides with their desires to be gods or be loved by gods or to justify our rule of the earth. Throughout history, anyone crossing the madcap territory being fought over was attacked with ferocity. Note how Darwin had to be a recluse, an outsider, to write about evolution of man!
I am glad Professor Finkelstein has the support of other professors in his fight. But it isn't enough. All scholars should understand, they are all being locked in the same prison. They may imagine they are free but only if they stay in their separate cages.
You stated in a BBC interview that your radical politics have exacted 'a substantial personal cost' to yourself. Have you found yourself alienated from mainstream Jewish life?
I wouldn't say that alienation has been the price because I have managed to find a crowd of people who share my values in my life, which has been quite satisfying to me. I'd say that without wanting to pose a martyr, that I've paid a professional price for my views. Most recently I taught at Hunter College, City University of New York, and every semester I was the highest rated professor in my department on student evaluations, I had also published in the last five years, four books and I would say that in every reckoning I had proven myself to be worthy as a professor. Nonetheless, I was always the lowest paid by far, I had the heaviest teaching load, and this past May after 10 years faithful service at slave wages, I was let go and forced--at the ripe old age of 49--to relocate to Chicago to find temporary work.
I had to work hard all my own life. Note that I don't teach at a university. This isn't accidental. I had to accept fate when quite young. OK: there has to be more than one way to fulfill one's need to talk about the unspeakable. And thanks to the internet, I found this thing. And so has he. If there was no internet, he would have been destroyed long ago. But make no mistake: his sufferings are real and significant. He is cut off from his own tribe and this does hurt. He braves his way forwards but it is hard, very hard. The temptation to lay down and get along with crimes of his ethnic group is overwhelming and the fact that he resists, heroic.
DePaul Students Put Administration on Notice: We Will Defend Academic Freedom!
As I am sure you have heard by now, we have come together and have incorporated ourselves as a student group. There are only two weeks left of summer before school starts and we are trying to to plan activities on campus to raise awareness and increase pressure. With this, we wanted to ask you a few questions to help us better organize ourselves. We are planning on having a press conference and meeting of solidarity with students and supporters from the community at Jonquil park at 8 a.m. Wednesday September 5th on the morning of your first class, and walk with you to class. We know that there is still a possibility of you not being allowed on campus, and if you are not allowed to return to teach, are you willing to come to the press conference/meeting? Are you willing to walk with us to class? Teach the class? Also, would you be willing to making your first class open to the public, if you are legally allowed too? Finally, on September 19th, would you be willing to visit our University Without Walls, to speak on a subject of your choice?
No matter what you choose, we are behind you, and will support you to the utmost of our ability.
We have other things planned and will continue to keep you updated on our progress.
There are many people who admire him. A lot of people imagine Dr. Martin Luther King was greatly admired when alive. This is false. He was hunted and hated. And killed. His iconic god-like status was after he was removed and couldn't talk about things anymore. Imagine if he were supporting the Palestinian fight for civil rights! Oh my.
Ze'ev Dratva, a Holocaust survivor, was among the marchers. "How many years do the survivors have left? Barely a year or two," he shouted.
He said he knew survivors who were miserable, and could not afford false teeth or one warm meal a day.
Some survivors were comforted by the sight of the thousands marching for them, including the youths carrying anti-government posters. Yehuda Frenkel, who came from Kiryat Haim, was moved. He could not remember a greater show of solidarity since he immigrated to Israel, after surviving the concentration camps. He had objected to the demonstration at first, if only because of the shame and embarrassment. But in view of the government's callousness, he had concluded there was no other way.
"I want the Germans to know where the money they gave Israel went," he said angrily. "I want the Germans to know that Israel took the money we should have received. I want them to answer one question: Where did our money go?"
Yes, this is another story that doesn't make the news in the USA. The NYT or WP didn't send reporters. Nor did they even bother mentioning this story. The money for the Holocaust is being used to create the Holocaust II in Palestine. It isn't going to the victims of Hitler. And this is part of what I call, the Black Magic side of money and power. As Jews in the US and invaders in Palestine both go about Europe demanding more blood money, they are not giving it to the victims of Hitler because part of making magic money is to do things the opposite of what they really are. So collecting money to pay for past ethnic cleansing and then using it to ethnic cleanse is a process they must do since this produces more power and wealth!
Helping elderly victims of Hitler isn't good at all so they kick them aside. The dual cruelty here troubles Finkelstein a great deal, he having a huge heart, so he tries to tell us about this which means the people committing these crimes and extortion is a crime, it fuels their fury and they try ever harder, to suppress and silence him.
Subject: real wisdom
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 16:57:38 -0500
Dear Prof. Finkelstein,
As I look down your list of articles with the oh-so-cute introductory comments, I am reminded of something that every intelligent person realizes. Sarcasm is the mode of expression of last resort for those who have no more cogent or substantial means of making a point or substantiating a position. Your sarcasm is excellent and probably is a real reflection of personality. No normal person values sarcasm in a parent, teacher, spouse or friend, and no probing reader finds it reflective of anything but weakness.
Regarding all your letters of support: there is a general tendancy for people who oppose an action to be far more activist and expressive than those who agree. There are certainly numerous men and woman who approve of DePaul's action for every one who does not. What that ratio is can not be accurately guaged. Neither you nor the DePaul staff is likely to hear from this army of relieved individuals. But if your display of support makes you feel better and enhances your self-esteem as a champion of a cause, print away. Self-delusion serves its purposes, however transiently. I say this without any sarcasm and I do hope you will print this.
Dr. Charles Carlton
Note how relieved an unknown number of people will be if Finkelstein is destroyed. Why, they can eat their meals, go to sleep, spend money and steal stuff without any qualms or tugs of guilty fears! The staff at this pathetic University want their money and are afraid this man will cut the gravy, overturn their apple cart and make life hard for them. He could bring down the wrath of the ruling elites upon their heads. They want to....work hard for WWIII. During the Vietnam war, I warned universities about this. They become part of the Death Machine, they are then responsible for the crimes of the military. The US has dealt with all this by openly declaring, the US is NEVER guilty of any war crimes, ever, due to being the 'Good Guys.' And the Israeli Jews committing daily crimes against the natives of the Holy Land use their pretend god as their excuse for being cruel and criminal.
Ergo, the popularity of these sorts of bloody gods, I guess. I am glad my own pantheon doesn't feature these sorts of gods. Wish everyone was equally sensible. If you need a god, please don't make him a mass murderer!
"In the opinion of those opposing tenure, your unprofessional personal attacks divert the conversation away from consideration of ideas, and polarize and simplify conversations that deserve layered and subtle consideration," school President Dennis Holtschneider wrote in a letter dated June 8. DePaul at the time verified the letter was authentic.
Ah, such a subtle conversation that is going on! I have debated Zionists for many years. I was Mrs. Levy for a long time and deep within the Jewish community in NYC and I know it very well, my father-in-law was a publisher (time for more laughter---I certainly was not published, ever). The debate I witnessed from the front row seats was over whether or not to accept my son or anyone attached to me, as 'Jewish.' Indeed, the debate was whether or not to declare my husband at the time, dead! For sleeping with a tainted female despite my own 'Jewish blood' that would have gotten me killed in Nazi Germany!
Talking about all this, indeed, is verboten even as it rages in both Israel and New York City! The NYT sometimes mentions this debate but then shies away. The many layers muffling all this are incredible. I have been actually left standing on a street corner by relatives who refused to drive in the same car with me because I wasn't Jewish enough, just for example. A heartless form of Zionism, they moved to Israel to inflict themselves upon the natives there who are probably just as displeased and horrified by such mindless discrimination.
It's an irony that the boys from the Palestinian Under-19 squad are intently watching a recording of last Wednesday's England friendly against Germany at Wembley on the Al-Jazeera Sports channel when we arrive. If they are feeling any sense of Schadenfreude at seeing the home team go down 2-1, team-mates Abdullah Sada, Muhammad al Ashram and Muhammed Asdudi are far too polite to show it. Yet they could be forgiven for uninhibitedly cheering the visitors' victory, given the disappointment they have just suffered at the hands of Her Majesty's Government.
This summer the 22 boys, who have beaten scores of other young club players to be selected for the Palestinian Under-19s - the majority of them from Gaza - have been training hard for what would have been, for them, the undisputed highlight of the past two years, among the toughest in Gaza's turbulent history.
As the ghetto doors slam shut on these poor people, we should remember the survivors will be very dangerous and won't forget their past. And the debate over the past of these people, the Palestinians, will be fought over just like we struggle to deal with the Holocaust itself. And the ethnic cleansing mess continues to roil within the Jewish community, not all Jews are Zionists, obviously. Here is yet another example of this mess:
The national Anti-Defamation League fired its New England regional director yesterday, one day after he broke ranks with national ADL leadership and said the human rights organization should acknowledge the Armenian genocide that began in 1915.
The firing of Andrew H. Tarsy, who had served as regional director for about two years and as civil rights counsel for about five years before that, prompted an immediate backlash among prominent local Jewish leaders against the ADL's national leadership and its national director, Abraham H. Foxman.
"My reaction is that this was a vindictive, intolerant, and destructive act, ironically by an organization and leader whose mission -- fundamental mission -- is to promote tolerance," Newton businessman Steve Grossman, a former ADL regional board member, said yesterday.
At no time in its history since 1948, has the ADL been anything but an arm of suppression and cruelty. Note how Mr. Tarsy, when he stood up for right over wrong, was terminated. At least his story made the local news. But the NYT and WP won't talk about this. Maybe they will do a vague story in the future that won't include the information assembled here! They want everyone to feel sorry for powerful Jews who control a goodly chunk our universities and media. Indeed, the prohibition about talking about this Jewish influence is trmendously strong. It is, indeed, not ever mentioned and if it is, anyone talking about it is accused of being a Nazi!
The report quoted Rubinstein as condemning the security fence, saying that "even if the wall followed strictly the line of the pre-1967 border, it would still not be justified. The two peoples needed cooperation rather than walls because they must be neighbors."
On Friday, the Zionist Federation released a press release, saying "Rubinstein's participation in this weekend's Zionist Federation conference in London has been cancelled by mutual agreement."
"The ZF regularly holds meetings where a wide variety of views are expressed, and while there is no question that Rubinstein has every right to express his views about Israel, it was mutually agreed that his participation in the Zionist Federation conference became untenable," the statement said.
Here we see it yet again: a prominent Jewish writer tells the truth and is instantly crushed or pushed into exile. Wide views within a very narrow range are allowed...barely. Eventually, all debate will cease as anyone refusing to obey orders is eliminated and the chase to find the perfect Jew will fall into the same trap the chase to breed the perfect Aryan fell into. The scholarship of the Jews are slowly being warped and turned just the same way as the scholarship studying the language and history of the Aryan nomads slowly warped until it became an excuse for mass murder and theft.