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May 10, 2017 / No Black Pete

Writ of History

Image result for children writingIs history always written by the victors?
From history.stackexchange, 2012

The famous “history is written by victors” saying argues that the victors overwhelmingly influence historical accounts. Are there any examples of history written by the (or THE) losers?

asked Nov 14 ’12 at 22:52 Jayaram

History can only be written by survivors – victors are survivors more often than losers, but the ratio is still finite. – Pieter Geerkens Mar 22 ’14 at 2:51

The 70 AD siege of Jerusalem is a prominent example. Depends on your definition of ‘losing’, I guess. – dwn Jan 26 ’15 at 15:11

“History is written by victors” may itself be an example of history written by the losers! While the quote is commonly misattributed to Winston Churchill, it’s origins are unknown and it might be inspired by Hermann Göring’s quote: Read more…

May 8, 2017 / No Black Pete

Blair on History

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History is Written By the Winners
By George Orwell, Tribune, 4 February 1944

[“As I Please” was a regular column in Tribune from December 1943 to February 1945 and again from November 1946 to April 1947. This article is the first part of Orwell’s 4 February 1944 “As I Please” column. The present title was not Orwell’s, but was rather applied to the article by Alexander S. Peak.]

WHEN Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned in the Tower of London, he occupied himself with writing a history of the world. He had finished the first volume and was at work on the second when there was a scuffle between some workmen beneath the window of his cell, and one of the men was killed. In spite of diligent enquiries, and in spite of the fact that he had actually seen the thing happen, Sir Walter was never able to discover what the quarrel was about; whereupon, so it is said—and if the story is not true it certainly ought to be—he burned what he had written and abandoned his project. Read more…

May 7, 2017 / No Black Pete

Victor Writes His Story

Walter BenjaminOn the Concept of History
Walter Benjamin

Source: http://www.efn .org/~dredmond/Theses_on_History.html;
Translation: © 2005 Dennis Redmond;
CopyLeft: translation used with permission, Creative Commons (Attribute & ShareAlike);
Original German: Gesammelten Schriften I:2. Suhrkamp Verlag. Frankfurt am Main, 1974;
Transcribed: by Andy Blunden.

Translator’s Note: Jetztzeit was translated as “here-and-now,” in order to distinguish it from its polar opposite, the empty and homogenous time of positivism. Stillstellung was rendered as “zero-hour,” rather than the misleading “standstill”; the verb “stillstehen” means to come to a stop or standstill, but Stillstellung is Benjamin’s own unique invention, which connotes an objective interruption of a mechanical process […]).


It is well-known that an automaton once existed, which was so constructed that it could counter any move of a chess-player with a counter-move, and thereby assure itself of victory in the match. A puppet in Turkish attire, Read more…

April 28, 2017 / No Black Pete

Weasel Wiesel

A Prominent False Witness: Elie Wiesel
By Robert Faurisson, Institute for Historical Review

ELIE WIESEL won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. He is generally accepted as a witness to the “Holocaust,” and, more specifically, as a witness to the legendary Nazi extermination gas chambers. The Paris daily Le Monde emphasized at the time that Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Prize because: (note 1)

These last years have seen, in the name of so-called “historical revisionism,” the elaboration of theses, especially in France, questioning the existence of the Nazi gas chambers and, perhaps beyond that, of the genocide of the Jews itself.

But in what respect is Elie Wiesel a witness to the alleged gas chambers? By what right does he ask us to believe in that means of extermination? In an autobiographical book that supposedly describes his experiences at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, he nowhere mentions the gas chambers. (note 2) He does indeed say that the Germans executed Jews, but … by fire; by throwing them alive into flaming ditches,
before the very eyes of the deportees! No less than that! Read more…

April 26, 2017 / No Black Pete

Times Melon-In Stories

Author of Best-Selling Holocaust Book Admits Survival Story Not True

Associated Press, February 29, 2008

Almost nothing Misha Defonseca wrote about herself or her horrific childhood during the [World War II] was true. She didn’t live with a pack of wolves to escape the Nazis. She didn’t trek 1,900 miles across Europe in search of her deported parents, nor kill a German soldier in self-defense. She’s not even Jewish.

Defonseca, a Belgian writer now living in Massachusetts, admitted through her lawyers this week that her best-selling book, “Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years,” was an elaborate fantasy she kept repeating, even as the book was translated into 18 languages and made into a feature film in France.

“This story is mine. It is not actually reality, but my reality, my way of surviving,” Defonseca said in a statement given by her lawyers to The Associated Press. “I ask forgiveness to all who felt Read more…

April 14, 2017 / No Black Pete

How to Fiend Aliens

Norman Finkelstein – How To Lose Friends And Alienate People
By Don Atapattu

Professor Norman Finkelstein is one of a dying breed of American mavericks that relentlessly defies any attempt at easy categorization. He is the son of [war] survivors but an unremitting critic of Holocaust reparation claims; a Jew but is a life-long anti Zionist; and though very much a Leftist, he is often praised by far Right revisionists of the Third Reich, such as Hitler-admiring historian David Irving. He initially made his name by revealing Joan Peter’s massively successful From Time Immemorial (a book heavily promoted by the Israeli lobby, that claimed there were no native Arabs before Zionist immigration into Palestine), as a colossal fraud, and for 10 years he was a Professor of Political Science at New York University.

However, he is best known as the author of four books, the most recent being The Holocaust Industry, which has catapulted him into the spotlight, due to its contention that American Jewry have ruthlessly exploited the Nazi [war] for political and financial gain. Often lambasted for his intemperate approach, Finkelstein is unlikely to win popularity contests in America for the language he employs, as much as his arguments. Like his close friend and mentor Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein is not one to mince his words.

In his eyes the mainstream Jewish organisations are ‘hucksters’, ‘gangsters’ and ‘crooks’; Elie Wiesel (celebrity Holocaust survivor) is the ‘resident clown’ for the Holocaust ‘circus’; reparations claims against Read more…

April 1, 2017 / No Black Pete

6 Million Transfer to Palestine Completed

“Six Million Jews”

Changed plaques at Auschwitz

One of the most protected lies in modern times is “Six Million Jews”. Indeed so fanatical are its defenders that their very actions make it obvious they are hiding something. The above photograph is a good example. Following Russia’s release of captured Nazi documents, the museum at Auschwitz had to revise downward the number of people who died in that slave labor camp of all causes (mostly the typhus epidemics that swept Germany in the closing days of the war) by 2.5 million. But to dare suggest that WW2’s “Six Million Jews” be revised downward by the same number will land you in prison in many countries where free thought and the truth are illegal (and indeed if you are reading this article in one of those countries you might want to get out the bottle of white-out and blank your computer screen down to the Reichstag Fire). Likewise, mentioning that the crematorium at Auschwitz was actually built after the war by the Russians to deal with the aforesaid typhus epidemics will cost you your career in Hollywood (trust me on that one). Read more…