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Tab 17. Power Letter- March 1996

Passage I

     "I have been promised, finally, that on March 15th the
     State or Crown Prosecutor will tell me and my attorney,
     Doug Christie, that the government intends to do with
     me. Will the State once again prosecute me on behalf of
     the Holocaust Lobby and on the backs of weary tax
     payers? Or will the Lobby have to pay finally out of
     their own pockets, so that can appreciate [sic] the
     costs I have had to incur over the years for my own

The constellation arranged against me does not look very
promising for me. Regardless of who prosecutes me, It  will
be my meagre resources and the help and support of my
friends pitted either against the power of the State or
against the well-oiled, well-connected, influential and most
powerful minority in Canada"


In the second paragraph, the `who' in "Regardless of who
prosecutes me" is initially unspecified. However, the form
takes its meaning from the cataphoric relation between it
and the disjunctively conjoined expressions `the power of
the State' and `the well-oiled ... most powerful minority in
Canada.' The implication here is that these two entities
prosecute the writer.

The `power of the State' is clear in meaning: it is the
government (of Canada). The `most powerful minority in
Canada' takes its meaning from the previous paragraph in
which the writer asks "Will the State once again prosecute
me on behalf of the Holocaust Lobby ...?". Thus, the writer
asserts that the Holocaust Lobby, an epithet and code
expression for Jews, are prosecuting him. The cooperative
principle, and especially the maxims of `quality' and
`manner' lead the reader to assume that the writer has
evidence for such an accusation.

One final implication is that the court and/or tribunal
proceedings are, by definition, also a part of the
conspiracy. Yet once the reader accepts that courts and
tribunals are conspiratorially linked to the Holocaust
Lobby, this provides a warrant for the reader to distrust
and reject any court or tribunal actions and decisions.

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Passage 2

     "The media of Canada, because it is largely blinded by
     self-induced Germanophobia for the last 50 years, can
     no longer be trusted to ring the alarm bells against
     this unholy troika of Intelligence Service,
     Intelligence Review Committee, and a Holocaust-Lobby-
     driven Government - headed by a Prime Minister who is
     surrounded by more Jewish staffers and "advisors" than
     any other Prime Minister I can think of in my 38 years
     in this country!

The current Canadian State, under this Prime Minister, has
totally bought into the idea that any Jewish interest is
also automatically a Canadian interest - as if the two were
one and the same!

Government - at least civilized and honest government and
its institutions - should be above ethnic quarrels and
should not take sides in inner-ethnic disputes such as the
thorny and murky Holocaust issue. It is a matter between
Germans and Jews. What respect can you possibly marshal for
a prime minister and what fairness can you expect from him
who will stand there, cowtow [sic] to the Holocaust Lobby,
announcing to the world that "Holocaust deniers are not
welcome in Canada..." - a right for which I fought and paid
for nine long years and the Supreme Court of Canada finally
guaranteed me on August 27, 1992."


In the first paragraph, the writer asserts the existence of
an `unholy troika' (where `unholy'  reflects the writer's
negative attitude toward the group) consisting of three
entities, one of which, it is asserted, is `driven,' that is
controlled, by a `Holocaust Lobby,' again an epithet for
Jews. This association of the `Holocaust Lobby' with Jews is
strengthened by the writer's comment that the Prime Minister
is under the influence of an inordinate and inappropriate
number of Jews. This paragraph suggests that to be Jewish is
by stipulative definition to be a member of the `Holocaust
Lobby.' The writer's view that this influence is
inappropriate is indicated by the final emphatic statement.

In the second paragraph, the writer asserts, without warrant
and as a fact rather than an opinion, that the present
Canadian government equates Canadian and Jewish interests,
thereby implying that Jews have succeeded in a nefarious
scheme to control Canadian policies. Of course, Canadian and
Jewish interests simply can never be exactly the same. It is
not clear from the paragraph, just what policies are
asserted to be controlled by Jews.

In the third paragraph, the writer distinguishes between
Germans and Jews, implying that Jews cannot be German and
vice versa. Moreover, the writer asserts that the Holocaust
is an ethnic issue. Coupled with the distinction between
Germans and Jews, this statement implies that Germans are an
ethnic group, exhibiting some measure of homogeneity, as are
Jews. Yet `Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary'
defines `ethnic' (as an adjective) as relating to groups of
people "classed according to common racial, national,
tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural

                                                   [Page 21]

origin or background", and an `ethnic' (as a noun) as a
"member of a minority group who retains the customs,
language, or social views of his group". The use of the term
`murky' in this context invokes the senses of `dark,'
`gloomy,' `monstrous,' and even `conspiratorial,' all
associated directly with Jews. Finally, the passage states
that the Prime Minister is kowtowing to the `Holocaust
Lobby' and is therefore in violation of the law, when he
states that "Holocaust deniers are not welcome in Canada."

     A discourse analysis of this passage yields the
     following structure:
     I (= the writer) assert
     1. that there exists an overt alliance of three groups:
     a.  the Intelligence Service
     b.  the Intelligence Review Committee
     c.  the Holocaust Lobby
     2. that the alliance in (1) is
          a. headed by the Prime Minister, who
               I.  equates Canadian and Jewish interests
               ii.  is untrustworthy (warrant: the PM's
               quote about Holocaust deniers)
          b.  influenced strongly by Jews (warrant: the PM
          is surrounded by too many Jews)
     3. that to be a Jewish staff member is to be a member
     of the Holocaust Lobby
     4. that the alliance in ( I ) is evil (unholy)
     5. that Canadian media are
          a. Germanophobic
          b. untrustworthy
     6.  that Germans and Jews are distinct ethnic groups
     7.  that governments have no right to comment on ethnic
     8.  that the Prime Minister is speaking in defiance of
     the law.

                                                   [Page 22]

In summary,. the passage's intent is to portray the Canadian
government as an instrument of evil Jewish interests. Thus.
Jews are singled out as an identifiable group which the
reader is Invited to hold in contempt.

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