I lead with a story such as this because what has been happening to the Zuendels is and will continue to happen to Southern historians and cultural warriors. Just as it became illegal, in Germany, to question the official narrative about the 2nd World War, and anything relating to Naziism or the holocaust, now our country has waged an all out war on all things “confederate.” Basically, our nation is attempting to take a 20 year block of history and just make it go away.
Oh but my teachers wouldn’t lie to me. (Sarcasm in case you didn’t notice.) — jtl, 419
via Dixie Heritage
President Donald Trump was met Thursday in Poland by cheering crowd. “Fox & Friends” approvingly noted the enthusiastic response to President Trump’s speech, including chants of “USA.”
Trump praised the Polish spirit after summing up the nation’s horrific experience in World War II as “trouble” and “tough,” as crowds cheered and chanted in approval.
A crowd shot broadcast by CNN, as the network awaited the president’s speech, clearly showed Polish crowd members waving a Confederate battle flag.
This is a lead in to another story. Remember Ernst Zuendel? The internationally renowned historian and activist who has been persecuted by a number of Western governments for his historical research suggesting that the number of Jewish victims of the holocaust may have been a tad bit under the long touted 6-million number. Zuendel, contrary to accusation, has never been a “holocaust denier.” He has simply documented that the number of Jewish deaths was far less than 6 million – he has also documented that the victims of the holocaust were not all Jewish. In other words, poles, gypsies, slavs, and communists from across eastern Europe (as well as Jews) were all in the mix. In other words, the Nazi death camps and concentration camps, labor camps, etc. Were not exclusively for Jews. Zuendel also documents that many died of illness who, after the war, were claimed to have been gassed so as to increase reparations money owed. Because such things are almost always about the $$$.
Anyway, I bring all this up, because the Yankee government has denied Zuendel’s (now 78) visa application to rejoin and care for his elderly and ailing wife in Tennessee, which had been his home for many years before the German government decided they wanted to raid his Tennessee home in order to illegally drag him to Germany and prosecute him for “thought crimes.”
American born, Ingrid Zuendel is a citizen. Under normal circumstances, Ernst’s coming to to join an American spouse would find little difficulty in obtaining the visa. However, due to Zuendel’s imprisonment for thought crimes, he was deemed “inadmissible” by Ron Rosenberg, the chief of the Administrative Appeals Office of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which decided Zuendel’s fate.
In its ruling, the Administrative Appeals Office cited Zuendel’s 2007 conviction in Germany of “violating the memory of the dead,” an Orwellian thought crime institutionalized in Germany following World War II in an effort to criminalize political dissent and historical inquiry. Zuendel served five years in prison in Germany. The DHS’s ruling also noted that Zuendel is “a historical revisionist and denier of the Holocaust….[Zuendel] has been a leader in these activities for decades and has shown no regret or remorse for his actions,” the ruling stated in an attempt to justify its decision to ban the historian from rejoining his elderly wife in Tennessee.
Of course, Zuendel’s previous political, historical, and educational activities-hysterically demonized and twisted by the Administrative Appeals Office’s characterization in its ruling-are not in any way illegal in the United States. Whatever one believes about WWII history, Zuendel, who is a pacifist, went to great lengths to document the controversial statements and perspectives he was publicly offering in a scholarly fashion.
Ingrid Zuendel, Ernst’s American wife who has long been involved with his scholarly research, and who maintains his website, denied the U.S. federal government’s characterization of her husband.
This latest legal setback for the Zuendels came as no surprise to Ingrid. They have been struggling for years now in the judicial system, only to be stymied at every opportunity. “We were not surprised by the ruling of the DHS’s Administrative Appeals Office,” Ingrid explained to this reporter. “The courts are no longer the means of last resort to get justice in America. The courts have been co-opted and are corrupted to the core. Justice can no longer be had from the bench.” She continued: “That doesn’t mean that we are giving up. There are other means than courts to win this most important battle in the courts of public opinion. The struggle for historical truth has never been just about what happened to Ernst Zuendel. It was and is about revealing false flags and self-serving lies as tools of control by the powers-that-be. It was and is about revealing historical lies as weapons of war wielded brutally by what is now referred to as the ‘deep state’ or the ‘shadow government.'”
I lead with a story such as this because what has been happening to the Zuendels is and will continue to happen to Southern historians and cultural warriors. Just as it became illegal, in Germany, to question the official narrative about the 2nd World War, and anything relating to Naziism or the holocaust, now our country has waged an all out war on all things “confederate.” Basically, our nation is attempting to take a 20 year block of history and just make it go away. Anyone daring to challenge the official line with TRUTH, say a Dr. Clyde Wilson, or the Kennedy brothers, or even myself, we could be the American Ernst Zuendels. In Germany they began with a wholesale attack on monuments. Just as we are now seeing in our country.