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Tab 6.  Urgent Appeal For Your Cooperation (p. 1)

     "In other words, this time I want to expose and unravel
     this facet of the "Holocaust " as the driving force for
     the entire "Holocaust " extortion industry.
     I am particularly looking for material where the
     "Holocaust " was used or invoked or implied or where
     "survivors " were implicated in crimes, rackets, shady
     deals, extortion or war crimes against Germans or,
     later, British Palestine Police, the Palestinians in
     Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, the Lebanese in Sabra
     and Shatila, and in the 1967 and 1976 Egyptian wars,
     where Jews used the "Holocaust " as an excuse for their
     crimes. "

                                                   [Page 10]


In the first paragraph, the writer asserts, by the use of
scare quotes, a skepticism toward the Holocaust. The writer
also asserts the existence of an activity or endeavour
labeled "the ... "Holocaust" extortion industry." The
writer's attitude that this activity is illegal or illicit
is reflected by the use of the negative term `extortion' to
modify `industry.' The term `industry' itself evokes a
commercial, bureaucratic, production-line set of
associations. Moreover, the term ``industry' when associated
with `Holocaust' also evokes the dispassionate business-like
aspects of the Final Solution in Nazi Germany. The term
`Holocaust industry,' like the term `Holocaust Lobby'
discussed earlier, serves as a negative epithet for Jews.
The writer asserts a disbelief in the Holocaust and asserts
the intention to expose its untruth.

The second paragraph explicitly asserts that Jews committed
crimes. The term `Jew' is used for the group and not for a
subset of this group. However, the force of the first part
of the passage is that the writer is seeking evidence for
the assertion that Jews committed crimes. The term
"survivors ", placed in scare quotes, reveals the writer's
skepticism about the existence of, and derision toward, such
individuals. Here the alibi strategy is used since, on the
one hand, the writer denies the existence of the "survivors"
and of their suffering while, on the other hand, the writer
searches for evidence of evil conduct on the part of the
survivors in order to justify their suffering, which was
just denied! If the writer denies the existence of such
persons, it is a contradiction to assert that they could be
"...implicated in crimes, rackets, shady deals, extortion or
war crimes..."  On the other hand, if the writer's use of
scare quotes indicates an attitude of derision toward the
individuals, they must exist in order for the writer to
assert that they carried out crimes.

The Holocaust is implicitly justified by these arguments
because its victims, the Jews, were evil people who got what
they deserved. The thrust of the two passages is that the
writer asserts that Jews are criminals, while at the same
time seeking for evidence to support the assertion. The
overt request for supporting evidence is unnecessary if
supporting evidence is already in the possession of the
writer, since otherwise the request would violate the maxims
of `quantity,' `quality,' and `relevance.'

     Analysis of this discourse yields the following
     I (= the writer)
     1.  assert:
          a.  the existence of a Holocaust extortion
          b.  I (= the writer) want to expose (1a) to be
     2.  assert:
          a. I (= the writer) need evidence to support (1a),
                                                   [Page 11]
          b. I (= the writer) do not have adequate evidence
          to support (1a)
     3  assert that:
          a.  Holocaust survivors, if they exist, were
          involved in crimes, rackets, shady deals,
          extortion or war crimes
          b.  Jews are criminals
          c.  Holocaust survivors deserve the treatment they
          got in the Holocaust
     4.  assert that
          a.  Holocaust survivors do not exist, since there
          was no Holocaust
The discourse exhibits internal contradictions, asserts that
Jews are criminals, and implicitly acknowledges the need for
evidence to support this assertion, implying in turn that
the writer does not possess such evidence.

Tab 10. The Big Lie

Passage 1

     "From time immemorial, however, the Jews have known
     better than any others how falsehood and calumny can be
     exploited. Is not their very existence founded on one
     great lie, namely that they are a religious community,
     whereas in reality they are a race? And what a race!
     One of the greatest thinkers that mankind has produced
     has branded the Jews for all time with a statement
     which is profoundly and exactly true. He (Schopenhauer)
     called the Jew  "The Great Master of Lies".
     (translation from Hitler 's Mein Kampf)


This passage is asserted to be a translation of a passage
from Hitler's `Mein Kampf.' In it, Hitler affirms and
accepts Schopenhauer's alleged claim that Jews are liars. He
also asserts that Jews are a race and not a religion. The
fact that the first passage is quoted with approval
implicitly asserts that the writer shares Hitler's view. In
particular, the writer implicitly affirms Hitler's anti-
Semitic perspective. Again, the `alibi' strategy is used,
playing on the terms `Jews,' `race,' and `religion.'

     An analysis of the passage yields the following:
     I (= the writer) assert
                                                   [Page 12]
     1. Hitler correctly identified the evil characteristics
     of the Jews
     2 the Jews are Iying about Hitler

Passage 2

     ''The creation of such a multi-faceted ''tower of lies
     " is promoted by the ingenious talent of the Jew for
     such endeavors and, in this particular case, the added
     hardships of a rampant war and its associated
     propaganda ploys, intertwined with misinformation
     incessantly ;produced by the enemy nations of Germany.


This second passage refers to ''a multi-faceted 'tower of
lies'... promoted by ...the Jew... '' The use of the
definite article `the' with `Jew' functions to establish a
generic group, a racist-defined class of individuals in
which every individual is interchangeable with every other,
along specific negative dimensions, including having an
ingenious talent for Iying. Jews are thereby overtly singled
out in racist terms.

The "a multi-faceted 'tower of lies'" expression takes as
antecedent an aggregate of nominal expressions from the
preceding paragraph (not cited here) of what the writer
calls lies, including the assertion of mass extermination in
gas-chambers, along with other "cunning little lies". The
assertion of the second paragraph is that Jews created and
promoted such "lies" and that, according to the last two
phrases, the promulgation of such lies was facilitated by
the hardships of war and misinformation produced by
Germany's enemies.

     Analysis of the second passage yields the following
     I  (= the writer)
     1.  assert:
          a.  the existence of a "tower of lies"
          b.  that Jews created and promoted the "tower of
     2.  assert that (1) was facilitated by:
          a.  the hardships of war
          b.  misinformation from Germany's enemies
     3.  conclude that Jews are liars, in accord with
     Hitler's assertion (from the first passage)

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