Thursday, April 06, 2006

More about Pete McCloskey and Holocaust denial

JFYI, here's McCloskey's IHR address:
Machinations of the Anti-Defamation League
Whether McCloskey, along the way, makes some good points is a non-issue - they're overshadowed by his remarks, such as:
And a very brave editor, John Peter Zenger -- maybe the David McCalden or the Mark Weber of his time...

When people finally learn the truth, they turn against those who have been lying to them. And I think that if the movement of which you people are the cutting edge can retain dispassion in the face of outrages, setbacks and humiliations, the truth can ultimately prevail.

You are doing something worse than criticizing the government of the United States; you're threatening the security of the state of Israel. And the Jewish community is dedicated to preserve that state, and to destroy those who speak against it. Good luck!

It's for you to decide whether he has a thing for neo-Nazis, or is just naive enough to greet any anti-Zionist out there, no matter how odious.

Nevertheless, he does not seem to be a Holocaust denier:
I want to make a polite suggestion. So many of my friends and relations personally saw the Nazi death camps during the last days of World War II that I myself am convinced that there was a deliberate policy of extermination of Jews, Poles, gypsies, and homosexuals by the Nazi leadership. Numbers of the specific events can be challenged, but it is my personal view that the IHR would be far more effective if it were to concede that a holocaust did occur and focus on the ADL’s distortions of truth. Andy Killgore’s and Dick Curtiss’ publication would be an ideal example to follow.

Paul N. McCloskey, Jr.
Redwood City, Calif.


Kiwiwriter said...

And just how did McCloskey's audience take his suggestion to stop denying the Holocaust?

Did they deny he made the suggestion?

Sergey Romanov said...

Probably they thought of him as a useful idiot.

Kiwiwriter said...'s interesting how the leaders of these various neo-Nazi and Holocaust denier outfits hold their own members in such utter contempt.

But then, so did Hitler.