Last December, the night I returned from Tehran, I stayed over with a friend in Los Angeles and he showed me a video of the Hannity (does Colmes count?) interview with Weber. Weber appeared to be very uneasy, and did not do well. It was a disappointing performance. It reminded me, uncomfortably, of some of the disappointing peformances I have given.
I am one of those myself who has not wanted to say the Holocaust "never happened," because with media the phrase is consistently exploited to mean that "nothing happened" to the Jews during the Hitlerian administration, which is clearly false. Marques addressed this question very nicely here on the Forum a few weeks (months?) ago. I was so nice that I reprinted it in Smith's Report.
Weber's handling of the IHR over the last ten years can be criticized from many perspectives. I myself am disappointed in it. Those who criticize Weber's handling of the IHR can be criticized for not being willing --- or able --- to find the people, raise the funding, develop the organization, that can do the work that IHR is no longer doing,,or able to do, or willing to do.
Fritz, that includes you. One of the reasons you are unable help create such an organization is demonstrated by how you have addressed the issue of Weber and IHR in this thread. I am not saying that you are saying anything that is false. I am saying that the way you address these issues is so divisive that I do not believe you will ever be able to participate, much less spark, the organization that we all have a sense that we need. You do brilliant, unique, independent work, you have done it for years, for decades, you are one of the major contributors, internationally, to revisionist studies, but you have no idea how to deal publicly with organizational or personal issues that you want to address.
If you believe you do know how to do that, do it. I pray (forgive me) that I am wrong, because I would like to see you --- or someone --- do it.
Meanwhile, I want to say that some time ago I picked up on this Forum the following wording, which I think is recent with you, and which I find just about pefect.
"The Holocaust story is a hoax because 1) no one was killed by the Nazis in gas chambers, 2) the total number of Jews who died in Nazi captivity is miniscule compared to what is alleged."
I expect to be doing some work in public over the coming months, and yours is the wording I will use. I can say I beleive the story is a hoax, and then I can explain my answer very quickly with your succeeding two phrases. Believe me, in all the work I did in radio, I never thought to put it this simply, this briefly, and this clearly.
The old IHR is gone. The work that was done before Carto left is available in its entirety (I suppose) to the multitudes. Complaint, and particularly bitter complaint and ad homenem attacks against indivudals for behavior orginating ten years ago and longer, gets us nowhere that I can see. We are each doing our own work as best we can. We all are hoping that someone comes along with the organization and people skills who can start the whole thing all over again. I know I am not the right guy. I do not have the organizational skills, I do not have the energy, I am not a good fund raiser. I do not believe you are the right guy. If only you were.
I think Hannover's Forum, and for the time being CODOHWeb, are probably the best, and best organized venues we are going to have. When Rudolf gets out, when Ernst gets out, the story may turn around. I imagine we could do it now, without either of them, but I do not imagine that we will. Let's just get on with the best work we can do, considering who each of us is, and take what we do as best we can to a mainstream audience.
Resentment --- Nietzche wrote about resentment in an interesting way. I was reading him in the 1950s at my mother's kitchen table in South Central Los Angeles. Half a century ago. I don't really recall what Nietzche said, but I was left with the idea that resentment is rooted in the self-recognized weakness and failure of the one who expresses it. Of course, one can always argue that he is expressing anger, not resentment. But year after year after year?