ADL Censorship University of Texas
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Those of you who have followed the Campus Project will recall the struggle that took place at U. Texas at Austin earlier this year. There was an incredibly neurotic scandal over the acceptance of my full page ad on "The Holocaust Controversy" and later over a second ad, sponsored by the Institute for Historical Review, on "The 'Human Soap' Holocaust Myth." For a look at how the ADL censors work, I refer you to an article that appeared in the June 1992 issue of the ADL newsletter Frontlines:
The Battle of Austin: An ADL Success Story
by Jeffrey A. Ross
Mr. Jeffery A. Ross is proud of what the ADL accomplished. It's difficult to know what to say to such men. It's as if they carry in their hearts the values of Soviet or maybe a fascist culture. A culture that has no history of valuing the right of every individual to express doubt about what he doubts, whatever it is. It's as if the Jeffery A. Rosses have yet to be accultureated into a free society. We should feel sympathy for such men, but we should not allow them to distort our society.
But wait a minute! The U. Texas story isn't over yet. Rolf Hermes, a supporter living near the U. Texas-Pan American campus at Edinburg (in South Texas), placed the full-page "Holocaust Controversy" ad in the student newspaper there, The Pan American. It's causing the usual stir. The ad is attacked but not examined. I can imagine the hair-pulling at the State, Regional, National and Galactic headquarters of the Anti-Defamation League, to say nothing of what's going on behind the scenes at U. Texas in Austin, where there was substantial support for running the ad before the kids were steam-rollered by the ADL and the rest of the Lobby.
I've written an Op Ed piece on this new development and have mailed it all over Texas, 50 of them to student newspapers alone. If it's published, maybe it will afford my friend Mitchell ("what a wonderful organ I have") Jones an opportunity to write a letter to a few editors.
That isn't the end of it. This Texas affair isn't going to be over until it's over.
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|Author(s):||Bradley R. Smith|
|Title:||ADL Censorship University of Texas|
|Sources:||Smith's Report, no. 12, November/December 1992, pp. 7f.|
|First posted on CODOH:||Aug. 30, 2015, 5:33 p.m.|