Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Letter to the Iranian Ambassador to Ireland

Embassy of Iran, Ireland
72 Mount Merrion Ave.,
Blackrock Co.
Dublin, Ireland

Phone: +353-1-2885881
http://iran.visahq.com/embassy/Ireland/
Email: iranembassy@indigo.ie

30 October 2010

Esteemed Ambassador;

On November 18th and 19th the "International Conference on Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Denial" will be held in Dublin, organized by the Holocaust Educational Trust of Ireland.

One of the key speakers at the Conference will be Prof Meir Litvak, Center for Iranian Studies, Tel Aviv University. His speech is titled, "Antisemitism in Iran and Holocaust denial." Litvak is known for, among other things, his 2003 claim that, "a short war with and the quick removal of Saddam Hussein could greatly improve the peace process."

I am a Revisionist and Founder of Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (CODOH). I spoke at the 2006 Iranian “International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust” where I focused on the “Irrational Vocabulary of the American Professorial Class with Regard to the Holocaust Question.”

I have asked permission to attend the HETI Conference and perhaps deliver a short paper on comparing the Iranian and the Israeli attitudes toward the matter of intellectual freedom and a free exchange of ideas regarding the Holocaust question. Unfortunately, the Conference organizers do not want to associate itself with any question that might possibly place Iran in a better light than Israel on this specific issue.

I would hope to encourage the Iranian Mission to consider taking an interest in this matter, which certainly will focus a light on Iran that will not be focused on Israel or any of the dozen European nations which presently prosecute and imprison men and women for saying what I said openly and freely in Tehran four years ago.

My request to attend the HETI Conference can be seen at: http://tinyurl.com/2b3lj76
The text of the talk I gave at Tehran is here: http://tinyurl.com/299d2d9

Respectfully yours,

Bradley Smith, Founder
Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (CODOH)
PO Box 439016
San Ysidro, California
Telephone: 209 682 5327
Email: bsmith@prodigy.net.mx

Registration for International Conference on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial is refused to Dr. Fredrick Toben

Sent: Saturday, 30 October 2010 1:45 AM
To: toben@toben.biz
Subject: International Conference on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial

Dear Dr Toben,
We are unable to accept your registration and we are returning your cheque.
Yours sincerely,

Lynn Jackson
Chief Executive
Holocaust Education Trust Ireland
Clifton House
Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 6690593
Email: info@hetireland.org
http://www.hetireland.org

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From: "Fredrick Toben"
Date: 31 October 2010 06:34:30 GMT
To: "'HET Ireland'"
Cc: "Adelaide Institute"

Dear Chief Executive Lynn Jackson:

Please, I pray, advise me:

1. Why am I not permitted to attend your most interesting Holocaust conference in Dublin this month?

2. I see the conference theme emphasizes Denialism. Is it safe to presume there will also be academic papers presented that explore truth-content of what passes as Holocaust-Shoah narrative?

3. Will the conference also expose the many fanciful stories told by survivors, for example the notorious Herman Rosenblat story featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show? - see item below.

4. In view of the conference’s ‘antisemitic’ emphasis, will there also be a focus on the Talmud-generated hatred of things not Jewish? For example, will you focus on Jewish supremacism as recently expressed by Chief Rabbi Ovadia Josef of Jerusalem: ‘Gentiles exist only to serve Jews’?

5. I am interested in Professor Meir Litvak, Center for Iranian Studies, Tel Aviv University, who will speak on ‘Antisemitism in Iran and Holocaust denial’. Will there be scholars from Iran attending this International conference?

6. Of particular interest for me is Prof Robert Wistrich’s Holocaust denial and inversion’ because I have observed how Holocaust inversion has totally gripped the Holocaust-Shoah narrative, which makes it another form of nihilism. This would explain why in a number of countries individuals, who refuse to believe in its narrative, are labeled ‘deniers’, ‘haters’,‘antisemites’, ‘racists’, ‘neo-Nazis’, ‘xenophobes’, even ‘terrorists’ – and often imprisoned. It seems to me that an open discussion is thus feared by those who believe in the Holocaust- Shoah narrative on account of their personal Holocaust inversion problem, which then becomes a pathological lethal obsession fuelled by a self-serving victim mentality that cannot tolerate anyone asking questions. Hence the need to criminalize those individuals who refuse to adopt the Holocaust inversion mindset. Perhaps you can pass on my thoughts to Professor Wistrich for comment.

7. While I still have your attention, could you please ask Professor Robert Jan van Pelt whether he still stands by the statement he and Deborah Dwork made in their 1996 book: Auschwitz: From 1270 to the Present, where at pages 363-64 they state that Auschwitz I-Stammlager never had a homicidal gas chamber, and the one that is shown to visitors is merely a symbolic representation of the homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz II-Birkenau? Although I am saddened by the fact that I am not permitted to attend I wish you and your conference all the best.

Sincerely
Dr Fredrick Töben
Adelaide, Australia

Herman Rosenblat story featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show

Saturday, October 30, 2010

ADL Partners with CODOH?

Bradley R. Smith
Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (CODOH)
Desk: 209 682 5327
Email bradley1930@yahoo.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

29 October 2010


We never expected—who would have thought it?—that Abraham Foxman and the ADL would agree to partner with CODOH to demonstrate publicly how ADL is committed to the suppression and censorship of language which addresses issues that ADL does not want to be addressed?

When you read the ADL “Alert” below, you will be amazed. Who would ever have thought that CODOH and ADL could have collaborated in such a productive way?


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College Newspaper Website Removes Holocaust Denial Ad
In Response to ADL Alert

Date: October 26, 2010


ADL asked a local college newspaper to remove an ad surreptitiously placed by Holocaust Denier Bradley Smith.

In a letter to the editor-in-chief, ADL explained that Holocaust denial is an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that alleges that Jews invented a myth that six million Jews were killed by Nazis during World War II. The letter stated that while the campus newspaper has the right to publish any advertisement it wishes, it is not obligated to accept every ad it receives.

The editor-in-chief responded that the ad would be removed immediately and that the newspaper will do everything possible to prevent this type of ad from appearing in the future.
Fighting Holocaust Denial in Campus Newspaper Advertisements: A Manual for Action is provided to Hillels, student groups and campus newspapers.

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For the record: this ADL Alert hides the name of the “college” in which our ad was running—University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). ADL does not reveal the text of the ad. It reads in full: “Confessions of a Holocaust Revisionist.” ADL uses the word “surreptitiously” falsely. The ad was run with a signed contract and payment in full ($100).

There is not a word in this ADL Alert that addresses the text of Confessions itself. And one cannot understand from the ADL alert that the “Manual for Action” provided to Hillels, student groups and campus newspapers is obsessed with our Campus Campaign and dedicated to the mischaracterization, suppression, and censorship of revisionist arguments about one historical question.


Bradley R. Smith
PO Box 439016
San Ysidro CA 92143

Desk: 209 682 5327
Blog: http://bradleysmithsblog.blogspot.com/
Web: www.codoh.com

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

News from the Jewish Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith

College Newspaper Website Removes Holocaust Denial Ad in Response to ADL Alert

Date: October 26, 2010

ADL asked a local college newspaper to removed an ad surreptitiously placed by Holocaust Denier Bradley Smith.

In a letter to the editor-in-chief, ADL explained that Holocaust denial is an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that alleges that Jews invented a myth that six million Jews were killed by Nazis during World War II. The letter stated that while the campus newspaper has the right to publish any advertisement it wishes, it is not obligated to accept every ad it receives.

The editor-in-chief responded that the ad would be removed immediately and that the newspaper will do everything possible to prevent this type of ad from appearing in the future.

Fighting Holocaust Denial in Campus Newspaper Advertisements: A Manual for Action is provided to Hillels, student groups and campus newspapers.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Finally, a Chance to Thank Dov Hikind

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind made his appearance on this blog a bit less than a year ago when he spearheaded a successful effort to get American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Paypal to deny their services to historian and author David Irving.

These last 28 years, Hikind has been a creature of the Zionist-oriented Brooklyn political machine such that he has not faced opposition in his re-election campaigns.

In the election 8 days from now, that changes. Brian Doherty, a retired NYC policeman, is opposing Hikind as the Republican nominee for the seat Hikind has warmed for far too long.

Donating to Doherty's worthy campaign is easy to do via Paypal and other means denied Irving by Hikind at Doherty's Web site http://www.dohertyforassembly.com/. I know - I just did it with some of the money I wanted to spend with our good friend David Irving.

There's still plenty of room, but little time, for the donations of others who wish to seize this opportunity to "thank" Dov Hikind for his many "contributions" to the spread of truth regarding the Holocaust.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Smith proposes that he be invited to participate in Holocaust Conference at Trinity College, Dublin

Ruairi Quinn TD, Chairperson
Holocaust Educational Trust of Ireland,
Clifton House, Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Telephone: + 353-1-669 0593
Email: info@hetireland.org

14 October 2010

Dr. Quinn:

Greetings from California:

I would like to attend and participate in the International Conference on Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Denial, sponsored by HETI, to take place at Trinity College on November 18th and 19th. I am a Revisionist and Founder of Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (CODOH). We are particularly concerned with issues of intellectual freedom and free speech.

When I read the Conference Program and the proposed speakers on the topic of “Denial” it appears, if past comments are a reasonable guide, that much misinformation about Revisionists and revisionist arguments will be presented at the Conference. Some of those who will speak have actually condoned and/or supported the imprisonment of anyone who expresses doubt in public about particular aspects of the orthodox history of the Holocaust. Because what is termed “Denial” is a charge that can lead to up to twenty years in prison, and because writers like myself are one of the subjects of this Conference, I believe it would be appropriate, and useful, that those who attend actually hear from a “Denier.”

I was a speaker at the 2006 Iranian International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust and could provide some insight relative to Professor Litvak’s paper on Antisemitism in Iran and Holocaust Denial. Perhaps I could deliver a short paper in a manner that does not distract from your main program, or participate in a discussion panel.

Although it is standard practice to defame Revisionists as “anti-Semites who claim the Holocaust is just Jewish propaganda,” that is not what we at CODOH argue. Briefly, we believe that much of the history that we are taught today has been influenced by Soviet, British and American wartime propaganda which exaggerated and exploited real tragedies for propaganda purposes. This concerns not just Jews but Slavs, Roma, Jehovah’s Witnesses and, in some versions, Gays. It can be argued that there is considerable research that supports this point of view. It is inconceivable to me that I, or anyone, should be threatened with prison for stating in public that I doubt what I doubt.

The one-sided presentation of anti-Revisionist Conferences like this one have lead to Draconian laws against “Denial” that go against fundamental ideals of the university in the West. I would like to speak in support of the necessity, in a free society, of a free exchange of ideas in an environment of good will from the perspective of a Holocaust “Denier.”

Thank you for your consideration of this inquiry. I await your response.

Sincerely,

Bradley R. Smith, Founder
Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (CODOH)
PO Box 439016
San Ysidro, California
Telephone: 209 682 5327
Cell: 619 203 3151
Email: bsmith@prodigy.net.mx

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Eric Hunt on Spielbergs "The Last Days."

Eric Hunt writes that he is currently creating a documentary debunking Steven Spielberg's Oscar winning Hoax, The Last Days.

He notes that in 1998 when Steven Spielberg Released his documentary "The Last Days" it went on to win an Academy Award in 1999. Recently Holocaust Revisionists have caused some of the world's top "Holocaust Scholars" (PHDs) to admit that Spielberg's Film "The Last Days" is in large parts completely fictional. The primary focus has been on the star survivor, Irene Weisberg Zisblatt, who clims in this film to have swallowed and defecated four diamonds during the entire year and a half she was held by the Germans.

In addition, Hunt writes, “two survivors (out of five) featured in The Last Days claim to have escaped from inside a gas chamber (neither of their miraculous escapes are mentioned in the film, but apparently was filmed, and is included in the hardcover companion book).

“This site will comprehensively document the now definitively proven to be fictional survivor testimony featured in this fraudulent film.”

UC San Diego -- why?

Still haven’t been able to send the CODOH list the You Tube video I did addressing folk at UC San Diego about why The Guardian there was pressured into refusing to run my ad for Confessions of a Holocaust Revisionist. Looks like Topica is doing maintenance. However, the video is on You Tube if you want to take a look at it.

Trinity College Dublin and the HETI

On 18-19 November 2010 Trinity College, Dublin, will host an important conference sponsored by The Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research (HETI). HETI describes itself, accurately, as a conglomerate of representatives of government, governmental and non-governmental organizations. Its purpose: to place political and social leaders' support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance, and research both nationally and internationally.

This conference will address the core issues of antisemitism and Holocaust denial, but will also include some academic or research challenges on the themes of denial in general, the psychology of denial and also myth. The programme for the conference demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of the conference: Antisemitism, Holocaust denial, History, Philosophy, Legal and Ethical Dimensions.

But especially Holocaust denial. Below are the titles of some of the papers to be delivered at the two-day conference. These folk are truly interested in what we are doing.

• Holocaust denial and inversion
• Antisemitism in Iran and Holocaust denial
• Different forms of denial, old and new forms of hatred of the Jews
• International Conference on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial
• Holocaust denial and freedom of speech
• Stealing the Holocaust from the Jews? – The Holocaust as a metaphor in public discourse
• Soft denial in different political and social areas on the web
• Holocaust scholarship in the wake of Holocaust denial
• Contemporary forms of denial

It would appear only reasonable that there would be one revisionist invited to say a few words, ask a few questions, at an event that is obsessed with what revisionists do. Is such a thing on the table? Not that I know of.

Friday, October 8, 2010

UC San Diego, UC Los Angeles, and the allure of womens corsets

We were to upload the new UC San Diego video on You Tube today but when we got into the office there was no Internet and no telephone. Hernandez and I went to Telnor to find that the Mexicans had cut my internet service for lack of payment. I took a chance and paid the $234 bill using my debit card. It worked.

Back at the house I called AT&T. Service had been stopped for lack of payment. I had changed cards (lost the previous one) and had not updated my records. I wasn’t certain there was enough in the CODOH account to pay the $123. When I checked I discovered that a supporter who did not identify himself had made a wire transfer into the account for 500 euros—some $675. I was in. I paid AT&T and now we were ready to work. I later discovered that the contribution was from my favorite Dane.

I wasn’t through with getting things up and working. I called oncology at the La Jolla VA to find out if I have bone marrow cancer or not. The results of the bone marrow biopsy (autopsy) were to have been available this week, but now they won’t be ready until next week.

It’s not difficult to upload video to You Tube, but if you are sending it to several hundred or more email addresses it can take an hour, or ten hours, or overnight to get the list uploaded. Anyhow, I expect tomorrow that the video will be uploaded and distributed.

** We have a text link running as an advertisement at UC Los Angeles in The Daily Bruin. It’s a tiny thing, how could anyone object to it? There it is, nestled in among the text links advertising things that students really want:

Plus Size Corsets
InHisDreams.com Lingerie
Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney
Los Angeles DUI Attorney
CQC Outcomes
Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyer
Condoms
Debt Relief Options
Los Angeles Golf Courses
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
Paramedic Courses
Promotional Products
Westwood Village Dining Shopping Entertainment
Free Credit Report
Confession of a Holocaust Revisionist
Online Education
Credit Card Application
Chase Credit Card
Auto Insurance Quotes
Free Credit Report
CD Rates

Is that cool, or what?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

You Tube, UC San Diego, the VA,

Today filmed my first You Tube video in close to two months. Addressed to Angela Chen, the editor of The Guardian at UC San Diego. We’ll upload it tomorrow. I feel a little awkward addressing a young lady journalist when I know perfectly well that The Guardian refused to publish the ad announcing my book, Confessions of a Holocaust Revisionist, under pressure from a lot of grown-ups in Administration, Faculty, and or the usual perps from ADL and Hillel. Maybe I’m wrong. Anyhow, tomorrow.

The new team that is moving in my direction these past few weeks has begun to work on CODOHWeb, its first efforts visible on the Contributions page, and in the fundraiser I sent out to CODOH Folk. I will need some infusion of cash presently in order to pay for ads in the campus press. If you’ve just come into an inheritance . . . .

Took care of my taxes for 2009 only yesterday. Couldn’t get around to it. Busy, busy.

And then there was the thing with the night sweats that began four weeks ago. I didn’t like them coming back as they are a common indication that the cancer is in there again. Night sweats are not all that unusual as any number of ladies will tell you, but mine were two, three, four times an hour day and night. Twenty-four hours a day. At the end of the first week I was on the other side running errands when I decided in the middle of a heavy sweat at the teller’s window in the San Ysidro Bank of America that something really was wrong and that I would drive up to La Jolla to the VA Hospital and check into emergency.

I didn’t know if they would take me. How often is sweating an emergency? But I was given a place in line and after a couple hours I was called in to be interviewed by a young Chinese doctor. He took my vitals, chatted me up a bit, looked me over and left. A nurse came in to take some blood and told me I’d be staying the night. I was not sent to oncology, but to what they called “medicine.” There they took a lot of blood, told me I might be there for ten days, and I spent a restless night. The next morning I was told there was nothing they could put their finger on and that I would be sent to oncology the next week. It was suggested in writing that I might be experiencing hypogonadism. I told the nurse it sounded like an insult. But I was given a packet of 5mg. testosterone patches and let go.

The following week, which was last week, I returned to oncology. The sweats had continued night and day. I was getting real tired of them. This time at oncology they did a lot of blood again, then performed a bone marrow biopsy and told me I would get the results this week. During the biopsy there were three uniquely painful spasms in the right buttock and leg. They do not expect to find cancer. So far they have not called. I’ll call them tomorrow. A couple times when I was telling someone I’d had the bone marrow biopsy I would use the term “autopsy” rather than biopsy. Didn’t mean to but it was a source of some happy laughter from my daughter and a couple friends.

I do not have the results from the biopsy, but the sweats have stopped. Three days now. Must be the testosterone patches. Could be a coincidence, but I think it’s the patches. I’ll have to look into the down side of using them. I was half afraid I might become a nuisance for my wife again, but so far that hasn’t happened. We’ll see.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

UC SAN DIEGO. Administration and The Guardian agree

We are informed that the editorial staff of The Guardian has decided to not run our ad promoting “Confessions of a Holocaust Revisionist.” My understanding is that the ad is refused because the content of the book is one UCSD administration does not want UCSD students exposed to, and that The Guardian staff agrees with its administration.

On 22 September I write Angela Chen, Editor in Chief of The Guardian, copying the letter to two of her editorial associates. I ask what there is in Confessions that the administration believes would be harmful to students. Is there a particular chapter, page, or passage in Confessions that is particularly outrageous? If so, which? I ask if anyone on The Guardian editorial staff has read Confessions. What does The Guardian find in Confessions that makes of it a text that would be dangerous for students to be exposed to?

I write that I do understand that The Guardian has the legal right to refuse any advertisement submitted to it. We are not speaking of legal issues here, but of cultural issues, those of a free press and a free exchange of ideas. Matters that go to the heart of The University in the West.”

That was a week ago.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Confessions of a Holocaust Revisionist -- a Further Note

** This academic year I’m going to direct the Campus Project to the attention of the student masses and “copy” to the university’s Ruling Class of academics and administrators. A small but possibly significant inversion of what I have done in the past.

This year we will not use the names of such great historical figures as Dwight D. Eisenhower and Winston Churchill and their grand books--figures and books that the Ruling Class has a vested interest in shielding from revisionist questions. This year we will recommend a small book by an all-but-unknown author, Confessions of a Holocaust Revisionist by Bradley R. Smith. Downgrading from a Churchill and an Eisenhower to a Smith, you ask? Well, yes.

“Confessions” of a Holocaust revisionist? What kind of guy would write anything like what this title suggests? A man the Ruling Class would charge has a bigoted brain? A dirty heart? A man who is willing to confess to having thoughts and feelings about the Holocaust story that are not kosher? With a simple click of her mouse the student will be able to access the full text of Confessions, chapter by chapter. She will find out for herself. And with a second click of her mouse of course, the full CODOH Website—the library, the Forum, the Founder’s page, and our new page focusing on the fraud surrounding the Elie Wiesel character.

With Confessions the student will learn that she is not alone in her fear of facing revisionist arguments about the Holocaust story, not alone in her fear of wanting to avoid the contempt of her peers and those in the Ruling Class at her university. With Confessions she will find a 50-year-old man who writes about how he, too, was afraid of discovering a forbidden truth. How he was ashamed of being seen with revisionist materials in his hand at a public event. How the only place where he was willing to look at something written about gas chambers by a “revisionist” was when he was alone, at night, walking in circles in his one-room apartment in Hollywood.

At any given university the Ruling Class will get its shorts (and panties) in a twist over finding that the student masses are being proselytized with a confession structured around simple stories, using a totally accessible language (not an academic note anywhere in it), to reveal how it is possible to question what the Ruling Class holds unquestionable, what it protects with taboo, and has been committed to publicly since the middle of the last century in the most shameful way.

How can someone like Smith get away with confessing his sins so openly, giving the impression that he believes he is doing work that should be done, work that will affect the culture, the politics, the future of Western culture? Students might like hearing about it. Their professors will not want their students hearing about it. And there you have the tension.