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Subject: [16/17] Uncommon Ground: Black-African Holocaust Council
Summary: The ADL's 1994 report, "Uncommon Ground: The Black
         African Holocaust Council and Other Links Between Black and
         White Extremists

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                 Who Rules America?

_The Holocaust Journal_'s most disturbing link with white
supremacists comes straight from the pen of Publisher Eric
Muhammad. In his opening editorial, "The Need for an
Independent Black Press," Muhammad plagiarizes a ubiquitous
anti-Semitic flier produced by the neo-Nazi National
Alliance,[11] "Who Rules America?" [fn.11, see P.16.-Ed.]

The National Alliance was organized in 1970 out of the
remnants of a Willis Carto-controlled, openly neo-nazi "Youth
for [1968 presidential candidate George] Wallace" movement.
Led by one-time physics professor and ANP officer William
Pierce, the West Virginia-based National Alliance is arguably
the largest openly Nazi group in the United States today.

Pierce is also author of some of the most violent and vicious
racist propaganda in recent memory. His 1978 novel _The Turner
Diaries_ -- which fantasizes about the overthrow of America's
"Zionist Occupation Government," the murder of "non-whites,"
the nuclear destruction of Israel, and the establishment of an
"Aryan" controlled world -- became the acknowledged blueprint
for The Order, a terrorist gang which engaged in murder,
firebombing, armed robbery, and counterfeiting during the
mid-80s. The Order was founded by the late Robert Matthews, a
recruiter for the National Alliance.

Other notorious associates of Pierce's group include Jonathan
Haynes, the confessed murderer of a hairdresser in San
Francisco and a plastic surgeon in Chicago. (He recently was
sentenced to death for the latter murder.) Haynes claimed to
be motivated to kill because of "bleached-blond hair, tinted
blue eyes and fake facial features brought by plastic surgery.
This is the time that we...stop feeding off Aryan beauty." In
June 1993, a National Alliance member, Michael Shields, was
sentenced to five years' probation for threatening to
assassinate President Clinton and Vice-President Gore.

Pierce's contempt and hatred toward people of color is
reflected throughout _The Turner Diaries_ and its sequel,
_Hunter_. The National Alliance, which owns 100 shares of AT&T
stock, has also introduced resolutions at shareholders'
meetings calling for the abolition of the company's
affirmative action policy because "Black people are
intellectually inferior to whites." In a 1993 comic book
aimed at recruiting teenagers to his group, Pierce wrote, "The
reason Blacks are wrecking our civilization in America is that
all civilization is alien to them! They never experienced it
before our ancestors pulled them out of trees in Africa and
brought them over here to pick cotton 200 years ago!"

Even "Who Rules America?" gives ventilation to Pierce's
glorification of violence and his anti-Black bigotry. For
example, the National Alliance leader writes of
"Jewish-controlled" entertainment programs that "...a racially
mixed couple will be will a 'take charge' Black
scholar or businessman.... On the other hand, a White racist
-- that is, any racially conscious White person who looks
askance at ...the rapidly darkening racial situation in
America -- is a despicable bigot...or...a
dangerous psychopath.... The Jew-controlled entertainment
media have taken the lead in persuading a whole generation
that....the character of the White race is suspect because of
a history of oppressing other races; and that any effort by
Whites at racial self-preservation is preprehensible.... [T]he
fact that so many White Americans today are so filled with a
sense of racial guilt and self-hatred that they actively seek
the death of their own race is a _deliberate_ consequence of
Jewish media control!" (emphasis in original).

Given the violent legacy of Pierce's propaganda, his solution
to the "problem" of "Jewish media control" is an unmistakable
call to terror: "Once we have absorbed and understood the fact
of Jewish media control, it is our inescapable responsibility
to do _whatever is necessary_ to break that control. We must
shrink from _nothing_ in combatting this evil power which has
fastened its deadly grip on our people and is injecting its
lethal poison into their minds and souls. If we fail to
destroy it, it certainly will destroy our race."

And yet this is the authority Eric Muhammad chooses to cite,
without credit, in the first article of the inaugural issue of
_The Holocaust Journal_. Muhammad writes, "The suppression of
competition and the establishment of local monopolies on the
reporting of news and opinion have characterized the rise of
Jewish dominance in controlling America's newspapers." Pierce,
in turn, states, "The suppression of competition and the
establishment of local monopolies have characterized the rise
of Jewish control over America's newspapers." Clearly,
Muhammad has lifted the wording, phrasing and nuance of his
sentence directly from the Pierce original.

Both writers choose as examples to illustrate their argument
three papers: _The New York Times_, _The Wall Street Journal_,
and _The Washington Post_. In another instance of plagiarism,
Muhammad describes _The Times_ as "_unofficially_ the social,
fashion, entertainment, political, and cultural guide of the
nation." Pierce states, "The _New York Times_ is the
unofficial social, fashion, entertainment, political, and
cultural guide of the nation."

Similarly, Pierce describes the paper's origins by writing,
"The _New York Times_ was founded in 1851 by two Gentiles,
Henry J. Raymond and George Jones. After their deaths, it was
purchased in 1896 from Jone's estate by a wealthy Jewish
publisher, Adolph Ochs. His grandson, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger,
is the paper's current publisher and CEO...." Muhammad writes,
"The _New York Times_ has not always been a Jewish-owned
newspaper. It began all-American in 1851, founded by Henry J.
Raymond and George Jones. After Raymond and Jones' death,
Adolph Ochs, a wealthy Jewish publisher, purchased the paper.
Today if you look into the publisher's credits in the Times,
you will see the name Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. He is the
great-grandson of Ochs, and is the paper's current publisher
and CEO."

Muhammad continues this manner of "research" with respect to
the other papers, then extracts a statement from Jewish
"scholars and scientists" remarkably similar to passages in
the long-discredited forgery, _The Protocols of the Learned
Elders of Zion_: "_This freedom...will give political force to
those engaged in industry, and that will help to oppress the
people. Nowadays it is important to disarm the peoples than to
lead them into war [sic]; more important to use for our
advantage the passions which have burst into flames than to
quench their fire; more important to catch up and interpret
the ideas of others to suit ourselves than to eradicate
them_" (emphasis in original).

Of course, the importance of "catching up" and "interpreting"
the ideas of others -- i.e., the racist notions of white
extremists -- rather than eradicating them, perfectly captures
the essence not of any "Jewish controllers" of the media, but
of _The Holocaust Journal_ itself. One of the Black African
Holocaust Council's stated goals is the "struggle towards a
_true and proper education_." In pursuing this goal, however,
they have replaced common sense and decency with paranoid
scapegoating and conspiracy theories. The dismal irony that
the source for many of these lies and slanders is the
propaganda of bigots who have worked for decades to harm and
impede the interests of African-Americans comments
resoundingly on the moral bankruptcy of this group's agenda.
(Anti-Defamation Leauge, 17-19)

                     Work Cited

Anti-Defamation League. Uncommon Ground: The Black African
Holocaust Council and Other Links Between Black and White
Extremists. New York: Anti-Defamation League, 1994

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