"Only four days after JFK was shot, Lyndon Johnson signed National Security Memo 273, which essentially reversed Kennedy's new withdrawal policy and gave the green light to the covert operations against North Vietnam that provoked the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
In that document - lay the Vietnam War ..."
"If the human population of the world continues to increase at its current rate, there will soon be no room for either wild life or wild places… But I believe that sooner or later man will learn to limit his overpopulation. Then he will be much more concerned with optimum rather than maximum, quality rather than quantity, and will recover the need within himself for contact with wilderness and wild nature.”
Sir Peter Scott – founder of the WWF 1909 – 1989
"Hollywood Accredits the Memes - The Memes of a Myth"
New York City, NY
"The Components of the Mythological Event have to be established in the psyche of the masses, beforehand...
And this is what was done.
For instance - the crashing down of buildings comes from the "Fight Club" (1999)...
That's just one example, but there are LOTS of examples..."
"At present there are four crematoria in operation at BIRKENAU, two large ones, I and II, and two smaller ones, III and IV. Those of type I and II consist of 3 parts, i.e.,: (A) the furnace room; (B) the large halls; and (C) the gas chamber. A huge chimney rises from the furnace room around which are grouped nine furnaces, each having four openings. Each opening can take three normal corpses at once and after an hour and a half the bodies are completely burned. This corresponds to a daily capacity of about 2,000 bodies. Next to this is a large "reception hall" which is arranged so as to give the impression of the antechamber of a bathing establishment. It holds 2,000 people and apparently there is a similar waiting room of the floor below. From there a door and a few steps lead down into the very long and narrow gas chamber. The walls of this chamber are also camouflaged with simulated entries to shower rooms in order to mislead the victims. This roof is fitted with three traps which can be hermetically closed from the outside. A track leads from the gas chamber to the furnace room.
The gassing takes place as follows: the unfortunate victims are brought into hall (B) where they are told to undress. To complete the fiction that they are going to bathe, each person receives a towel and a small piece of soap issued by two men clad in white coats. They are then crowded into the gas chamber (C) in such numbers there is, of course, only standing room. To compress this crowd into the narrow space, shots are often fired to induce those already at the far end to huddle still closer together.
When everybody is inside, the heavy doors are closed. Then there is a short pause, presumably to allow the room temperature to rise to a certain level, after which SS men with gas masks climb on the roof, open the traps, and shake down a preparation in powder form out of tin cans labeled "CYKLON" "For use against vermin," which is manufactured by a Hamburg concern. It is presumed that this is a "CYANIDE" mixture of some sort which turns into gas at a certain temperature. After three minutes everyone in the chamber is dead. No one is known to have survived this ordeal, although it was not uncommon to discover signs of life after the primitive measures employed in the Birch Wood. The chamber is then opened, aired, and the "special squad" carts the bodies on flat trucks to the furnace rooms where the burning takes place. Crematoria III and IV work on nearly the same principle, but their capacity is only half as large. Thus the total capacity of the four cremating and gassing plants at BIRKENAU amounts to about 6,000 daily."
The Nazi Holocaust as a social construct and Auschwitz as an archetype for the very manifestation of human suffering and cruelty long pre-dates it's "liberation" (there was almost no-one left there to liberate, the bulk of the inmates having been dispatched West on death matches ahead of the advancing Soviet front), and it is that mythology that has been used by practically everyone involved ever since to leverage their any given political agenda;
In that sense, Auschwitz as it was captured by the Red Army that day was a Tabula Rasa - the Public Myth of Auschwitz is public property, held in common, onto which you can project almost anything you want to believe about the abandoned barracks and factory facilities, and most have... They almost never confirm or align with anyone else's projections onto the site and its subsequent meaning, however....
Somehow, people still appear to be shocked and thereby offended by this - its scarcely surprising, but the enforced separation of 35+ years from the site itself during the Cold War for most in the Western nations, in addition to the Original Sin of Katyn at Nuremberg has led to the belief that the Myth must surely always triumph over reality, in defiance of all norms of causal reality.
Leo Strauss, the father of NeoConservative thought taught political science as an American Jew in academia working for the Rockefellers at the University of Chicago, identifying and mentoring the American leaders of the future from throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
His social model for the preservation and consolidation of an Oligarchical Society was founded upon a strict adherence to a particular, radical interpretation of both the Noble Lie and the Allegory of the Cave from Plato's Republic, filtered through Orwell, by way of Huxley;
"Strauss believed it was for politicians to assert powerful and inspiring myths that everyone could believe in.
They might not be true, but they were necessary illusions.
One of these was religion; the other was the myth of the nation."
The War Refugee Board was :
("Imp of Satan" and Dean of the Wall Street Establishment - Republican)
(Secretary of State - Democrat)
Henry Morgenthau Jr.
(Secretary of the Treasury - Democrat)
"The evidence is there in the files. And over the week before I've been working in Hyde Park, not Hyde Park, London, but Hyde Park, New York, where the Roosevelt Archives are.
Now the uninitiated [unintelligible] might imagine that in the Roosevelt Archives, you're just going to find President's Roosevelt's papers, but no. You'll find there the papers of a lot of bodies and agencies that were connected with the Roosevelt administration. Very strange people have donated their papers to the Roosevelt Archives. And I never realised until I turned up at the Roosevelt Archives, ten days ago to work there for a week or more, that they have in those archives the entire papers of the War Refugee Board.
And you might think that that's a very unpromising kind of body, but the War Refugee Board turns out to have been three men -- Henry Stimson, Cordell Hull, and Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Henry Stimson, Secretary of War; Cordell Hull, Secretary of State, foreign minister; and Henry Morgenthau, Jr, that rather murky, ominous, insidious figure, the Head of the American Treasury, the Secretary of the Treasury. So that was the War Refugee Board.
And they were responsible for channelling colossal sums of money from various Jewish bodies like the Joint Distribution Agency, the World Jewish Congress and various other bodies, which you are all familiar, into Europe in 1944, making sure that it reached the Jewish organisations in Europe and helped the Jews out of their tragedy.
And we're not going to deny that the Jews were in a tragic situation in Europe in 1944, not just in Germany -- nobody wanted them. This was the situation they found themselves in and the American Jews rallied round and provided colossal sums of money and in the records of the War Refugee Board are the cheques and the receipts -- the receipted photocopies of the receipted cheques for millions of dollars from the World Jewish Congress being sent over to Switzerland where the Americans had their representatives [ALLEN DULLES].
And then in July 1944, come the first signs of an extraordinary document coming out of Czechoslovakia -- a report allegedly by two Slovak Jews who have been in Auschwitz. And this is one of the king-pin documents of the whole Auschwitz case -- if not, the king-pin document. It is a long report about twenty-five or thirty pages long. It is in the Roosevelt Library.
Two young Slovak Jews who claimed to have been in Auschwitz and claimed to have witnessed all these atrocities.
And the extraordinary thing is there that this is the seminal document of the whole of the Auschwitz mythology. You find everything in this document -- the gas chambers, the crematoria, the smoking chimneys, the dressing, the undressing, the women, the men, the babies, the children having their arms and legs torn off -- all these extraordinary, lurid details as though written by a journalist in this Slovak report.
And, of course, I'm interested, because I want to see the original and it's not there. The only documents in the files are an English version of the report and a German version of the report.
But no Slovak version of the report!
And this is allegedly written by two Slovak Jews who have escaped from Auschwitz.
Okay, well, I'm not going to let you into too many details of the research that I've done on the War Refugee Board. I just want to give you a few hints of what is coming in a few years time when the book comes out.
It is very likely, in my view, that this report was written by two men who had been nowhere closer to Auschwitz than probably Madison Avenue. Who knows? I don't think it ever existed in a Slovak version.
The authenticating documents associated with it are originated by the American legation in Bern [ALLEN W. DULLES].
The American Ambassador in Bern, sends report after report to the State Department describing how he's trying to authenticate it, but not getting very far. And he keeps on coming up with second and third order evidence. He says, "I've spoken to the people, [name of official], who claims to have interviewed the two men and he finds them very credible."
And then gradually it comes out that the report has been concocted with the assistance, the editorial assistance, of the Jewish Resistance organisation in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. So it isn't a report by these two men at all. It is a committee report written by some nameless committee, in German.
And when it came out in November 1944, finally, after it was smuggled out of Slovakia in dramatic ways to Switzerland and then brought out of Switzerland by the Americans, sent to Washington and then issued by the War Refugee Board on November 26th, 1944, remarkable things happened.
The first remarkable thing that happens is that the Washington Post and the New York Times declined to print it. Every other newspaper in the United States printed it except these two magnificent, respectable, responsible newspapers. The Washington Post and the New York Times said we want further and better particulars before we're going to fall for this one. Very interesting.
And two of their best journalists actually challenge it. One of them finally writes in a column in the newspaper, "We've had so many atrocity stories in this war that we want to have a few more details about this report put out by the War Refugee Board." And it's so refreshing to go back to a wartime document in November, 1944, and find people, even then, challenging something about that...
So... So this is the first thing we find that when that report was issued on November 26th, 1944, responsible journalists who knew their job challenged it straight away. They had a gut feeling that something wasn't quite right.
The second thing we notice about it is that one of the people who was ostensibly a member of the War Refugee Board, Henry Stimson -- he knew nothing about the report being issued over his name.
The first he knew about it was when his Assistant Secretary of War, John McCloy, telephoned him and said, "Henry, what the hell is going on?" And Henry telephoned the other Henry, Henry Morgenthau, who'd actually issued the report. Morgenthau had the War Refugee Board housed in his building.
And we've got the Henry Morgenthau diary and let me just read out what Henry Morgenthau's diary says on that day -- November 27th, 1944. The Henry Morgenthau diary, on the morning of the report being splashed in the newspapers.
Stimson phoned him. Morgenthau says, "How are you?" Stimson says, "I've just learned that there was some quite striking announcement put out as to the atrocities yesterday by the Committee on Refugees", meaning the War Refugee Board. "Well, it must have been done without anybody showing it to me, so I was rather mortified by not knowing anything about it."
Huh! Mortifying, isn't it? To find out that your pal, Morgenthau, down the road has issued a report over your name.
This sensational report about the Germans killing 1.75 million people in one camp by gas with all these bestial atrocities and you find your name has been appended as one of the signatories.
Morgenthau says, "Well, I..." He's interrupted by Stimson, who is obviously very angry.
You see, Morgenthau kept a verbatim record of all his telephone conversations, which in this case is rather foolish.
Stimson says, "I don't think they ought to do that."
Morgenthau says, "Well, I was under the impression. I know he showed it to me."
Stimson says, "I know, I'm thoroughly, I'll probably be in thorough sympathy with any such announcement, but I think it's important to get it out, but as long as I'm one of the committee, I think I ought to know about it, particularly when you and I are the only two members of the committee in the sickness of Hull." Aha!
Aha! It turns out that the third member of the committee, Cordell Hull, was off sick. Aha! So now we understand how the report gets delayed from July, 1944, until November. He waits until Cordell Hale is off sick, the Secretary of State, and then he issues it without telling the other member, Henry Stimson.
So we're learning a little bit about how this magnificent report on Auschwitz came into being. "