Elie Wiesel Focuses on Danger of Internet

Published: 1997-07-01

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In a recent interview, super-survivor, Nobel laureate and selfproclaimed human cannonball (see SR 42, “Elie Wiesel: Sometimes the Truth Is an Accident") Wiesel unbosomed himself to The Jerusalem Post on the “deniers" (that’s us, folks). As paraphrased by the Post, Elie said this regarding the chief avenue of attack along which revisionism is storming against frauds like himself today :

The real problem with the deniers, Wiesel says, is the Internet, and how it’s used to spread lies and hate, especially to young people. He proposes a closed-meeting with the best legal minds, as well as philosophers, to discuss the issue of free speech, and what should be done. “Of all things, this is the most important.”

These sentiments, published in the JP International Edition for the week ending May 24, 1997, don’t exactly fill our hearts and minds with blithe anticipation. Why behind closed doors? And haven’t our philosophers and best legal minds been discussing “the issue of free speech" for two and a half millennia? For our tastes “what should be done” echoes too much of Lenin for peace of mind We prefer the U.S. Supreme Court, for all its lapses, and the First Amendment, whatever its shortcomings, to Wiesel’s proposed anti-revisionist cyber-starchamber. And we note that neither of the two Jewish justices, Breyer or Ginsburg by finding the CDA an unconstitutional infringement on free speech, seemed inclined to go along with Wiesel's likely prescription for “what should be done" about free speech for Internet revisionists.

Of course, there's a method to Wiesel's madness, and the mock-philosophical ruminations and rationales of this two-penny Torquemada are being translated into action at this moment by police agencies around the planet. But it must not be forgotten that they're acting because their bosses feel they must: that all the media brainwashing the mandated Holocaust “education,” the supervised tours of Auschwitz and Belsen, are failing, simply failing, before the onslaught of the facts, as heroically uncovered and intrepidity advanced by men and women such as Robert Faurisson, Germar Rudolf, Arthur Butz, David Irving Ingrid Weckert and their like.

Thanks to the First Amendment to our Constitution, and to the independence from royal and parliamentary infringement on our rights which the founders of our nation proclaimed and fought for over 200 years ago, the Committee for Open Debate of the Holocaust, through CODOHWeb, remains free of governmental meddling. Today, CODOHWeb offers the questioning and questing youth of Sweden, of Germany, of France, of Australia—in the native languages of all those countries—no less than to college kids in America, an arsenal of fact, news and commentary on what really happened in those concentration camps 50 plus years ago, and why the truth about it and the freedom to debate it is so important today.

Napoleon said that victory goes to the big battalions. While revisionists are small in number, an awful lot of them are big in mind and big in heart. Thanks to them, with your continued help to carry on the fight, with the seed of doubt we’ve helped plant already growing in the minds of our most inquisitive young people, victory—while not yet perhaps in sight—becomes conceivable.

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Author(s): Bradley R. Smith
Title: Elie Wiesel Focuses on Danger of Internet
Sources: Smith's Report, no. 45, Summer (July-August) 1997, p. 3
Published: 1997-07-01
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