A few weeks ago I wanted to involve Noam Chomsky in a couple yes or no answers with regard to an open debate on the Holocaust. The two letters I wrote him are published here on the Blog. I was particularly interested after he replied with a few words to Robert Faurisson’s questions and observations. He did not reply to Faurisson in a serious way, and he ignored me completely. Some of us on the Forum took umbrage at Chomsky’s unwillingness to get involved with the Holocaust question.
I took the time to review some of the work he has been doing. I don’t know of the work of any other American that can compare with the breadth of what Chomsky is doing or the insights to be found in his voluminous work. I am not saying he is right about everything, I have no way to know, but this guy is absolutely at the top of the game he has chosen to play. The Holocaust question plays no role in what he is working at. Maybe this can be argued, but I don’t think it can be argued from a very convincing point of view. He is doing other stuff.
Most recently I read his “The Problems of Latin America and the Caribbean” and that finished it for me. I am going to leave the man alone. He doesn’t exploit the Holocaust story to forward anything he is doing, and saying yes or no to me in a public forum will only create another series of diversions for him that will distract attention from where his real interests lie. Altogether that is why, ten days ago, I put a link to his Website here on the Blog. If you haven’t been there, you’re in for more than a surprise.
“A full copy of nearly 52,000 testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, from 56 different countries and in 32 languages, have been transferred from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, and are now accessible for searching and viewing at Yad Vashem’s Visual Center. The Shoah Foundation, established by Steven Spielberg and the predecessor of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, videotaped the testimonies between 1994 and 2000. These testimonies will supplement Yad Vashem’s existing Archive collection of 10,000 survivor testimonies, filmed beginning in 1989, as well as 5,000 Holocaust-related films of all genres, produced from 1945 until today.”
Swell. I think we can say that each testimony will forward the “unique monstrosity” of the Germans, while no testimony will provide proof that one person was killed in a gas chamber at Auschwitz, and no testimony will be honestly vetted, or vetted at all. And so it goes. A multi-billion-dollar industry surging forward with an ever increasing measure of product to market.
Paloma has discovered that Pepe was murdered because of a cock fight. I knew Pepe was into horses and was breeding and running them in rural tracks, but I didn’t know that he was into cock fighting. Seems that his cocks were winning too many fights, that at least one man lost too much money because of it, and the end result was that Pepe took a couple rounds to the head while his three young employees were killed with automatic weapons. No witnesses. We don’t know the real story of course, but that’s where it is as of now. It’s nearly always about money, or control, or the two together. Not always. In the end, it’s always a matter of the heart.