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Tab 22. Power Letter - March 1997

     "The Swiss ruling elite, with a few notable exceptions,
     has predictably caved in to the worldwide Holocaust
     Lobby pressure and announced their fatal error - a $6
     Billion Holocaust Victims' Fund. The Holocaust
     terrorists are crowing triumphantly. The eternal
     parasite, riding high on a wave of victimhood, seems to
     have cast all caution to the wind, drunk with the
     feeling of influence and power of having brought yet
     one more gentile country to its knees.
     Where will this end? I fear for the "little Jew" who
     has no voice and no say in this matter, but ultimately
     will have to suffer the fallout!"


This passage uses the epithet `Holocaust Lobby' to refer to
Jews, an appellation which is strengthened through the use
of the terms `gentile country' (in implicit contrast to non-
gentile countries, i.e., Israel) and the "little Jew". The
writer subjects Jews to contempt and derision through the
use of negative expressions which are assigned as attributes
and characteristics to the Jews, terms such as `Holocaust
terrorists,' `crowing,' `parasite,' `'victimhood,' `drunk,'
etc. These negative terms are designed to establish within
the reader a pejorative stereotype of all Jews. `Terrorist'
and `victimhood' are terms which the writer uses to invert
history, turning Jewish Holocaust victims into terrorists,
such that the horrors of the Holocaust are now laid at the
feet of the Jews. `Parasite' is used as a pejorative term to
evoke the negative archetype of the eternal Jew.

The passage then utters a threat to the "little Jew"
(although the use of scare quotes does not sufficiently
identify a specific group of Jews, the implication is that
such individuals are somehow removed from the `Holocaust
Lobby' group). The writer implies that the "little Jew" is
swept along by a larger Jewish conspiracy. Moreover, the
threat is by implication extended to all Jews, since the
only way the ''little Jew" can "suffer the fallout" is if
he/she is also included in the superordinate class of Jews,
the target of the threat.

Tab 26. Good Morning from the Zundelsite (November 24, 1996)

     "Why the need to exaggerate? To justify what? A vicious
     hate campaign for half a century against a former, long
     defeated enemy? A regime which entered the pages of
     history over 50 years ago? It [sic] that what this is
     all about?
     Or is it not rather to keep the Germans in pepetual
     mental, political, economic and financial bondage and
     to make them susceptible to ever new, thinly disguised
     blackmail schemes which have extorted over 100 Billion
     DM out of them for the Holocaust Lobbyists and many
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     members of their tribe, institutions and organizations
     - not to forget the state of Israel, a state which did
     not even exist at the time of the alleged crimes that
     were supposed to have been committed by the Nazis?
     Could it also [sic] about political influence and
     advantage, both domestic and foreign, that whose [sic]
     who can claim "victim" status can amass by exploitation
     of the "Holocaust"?

The term `Holocaust Lobbyists' is used as a negative epithet
for Jews. Just in case the reader is unclear about this
reference, the writer reinforces it with the term `tribe'
and with the invocation of the `state of Israel.' These two
terms, through the principle of `relevance,' serve their
function only if the epithet is properly associated with
Jews. Once having established Jews as the overall theme for
the passage, the writer proceeds to attribute to Jews
various negative and characteristics The writer attributes
to the Jews a `vicious hate campaign,' a deliberate
intention to hold Germans in `perpetual mental, political,
economic and financial bondage,' as well as the status of
extortionists and blackmailers.

The use of scare quotes around "victim" and "Holocaust"
represent the writer's disbelief of these terms in the
present context. The passage takes as its central message
the assertion that Jews are criminals, although such
allegations are asserted without appropriate warrants which
felicitous discourse requires, thereby singling out Jews as
a specific, identifiable group and attributing to them
highly negative attributes.

Tab 27. Good Morning from the Zundelsite (April 26, 1997)

     "The fact is that the Jewish Lobby - or the Israeli
     Lobby, as some like to call it - have long had a
     deliberate policy of lying to non-Jewish Americans.
     They lied to us about Hitler and about National
     Socialist Germany, because they wanted America to go to
     war with Hitler to destroy this threat to their
     schemes. They have lied to us about their own role in
     setting up the Communist conspiracy, which spread out
     of London and New York to Russia and from there to
     other countries until it engulfed half the earth and
     consumed tens of millions of human lives. And they have
     lied to us about a great number of other things, too -
     including their most infamous lie and most lucrative
     and crooked scheme, the so-called "Holocaust ".


In this passage, the writer stipulates the existence of an
organized entity called the `Jewish Lobby' (equivalently,
the `Israeli Lobby'). (Note that prior to World War II,
there was no Israeli Lobby, since Israel did not exist.
However, the writer links the two expressions together as

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equivalent, a historical impossibility.) To this entity the
writer attributes the defining characteristic of ''a
deliberate policy of lying" about a host of issues. The word
`lie' involves the presupposition that the one uttering the
lie knows that the complement of the verb is in fact true
and that the one uttering the lie is deliberately
misrepresenting the proposition. Thus, in an expression like
''they have lied to us about their own role in setting up
the Communist conspiracy...", the presupposition is that
`they' (the Jewish Lobby, an epithet for Jews in general)
know about their own role in setting up the Communist
conspiracy which, in turn, implies that `they' (Jews as a
group) set up the Communist conspiracy. It also presupposes
an attempt at deliberate misrepresentation for some
particular ends, which is evoked by the term `schemes.'
Thus, by this peculiar logic, the writer asserts that Hitler
was the only opposition to the schemes of the Jews. so the
world was forced to go to war against Hitler.

The pronouns `they' and `their' are used via topic
continuity to sustain reference to the antecedent
`Jewish/Israeli Lobby,' namely Jews. The pronoun `us' takes
as its antecedent both the writer (since it is first person
plural, used inclusively) and by association in the first
sentence, non-Jewish Americans. Thus an implicit contrast is
constructed between Jews and non-Jews, with the narrative
implication that the Jews should be held in a negative
position, since the non-Jews are the stipulated victims of
the lies.

The writer also asserts that the "so-called Holocaust" is a
lie and that is also a product of Jewish financially
motivated interests. In summary, the entire passage singles
out Jews as a group which has a deliberate and intentional
policy of Iying in order to secure financial gain. The
writer tries to cash in on deeply evocative negative
stereotypes which associate a complex of conspiratorial
attributes to Jews. The writer therefore overtly and
explicitly places Jews in a position subject to continued
hatred and loathing.

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