Friday, November 13, 2009

Clemson University Tiger publishes proscribed revisionist ad

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Bradley R. Smith, Founder
Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust
PO Box 439016
San Ysidro, California 92143

Desk: 209 682 5327

13 November 2009

The Clemson University Tiger published an ad this date asking why Dwight D. Eisenhower, in his book Crusade in Europe published in 1948, did not mention German weapons of mass destruction (gas chambers).

Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (CODOH) has run similar ads asking brief questions about World War II in student newspapers at some 30 colleges during 2009. Reaction to the ads has oftentimes caused some controversy, but nowhere has any academic attempted to answer the “Eisenhower” question.

In September, when this question was asked in the Harvard Crimson, special-interests put so much pressure on the Crimson that its president, and then the entire Crimson staff, apologized. They used a language that shamed them as men and women, and humiliated them as journalists. The Crimson staff actually wrote, under pressure, that such a question as the one I ask about Dwight D. Eisenhower should never again be asked in the pages of any student newspaper in America.

CODOH congratulates the Clemson Tiger in standing with the ideal of intellectual freedom in running this ad. Our ad “denies” nothing. Our ad makes no “accusation” against anyone. Our ad proposes no “conspiracy theory.” Our ad asks a question. Let’s see how many academics, let’s see if one academic, at Clemson University will try to answer the question in the pages of the Tiger.

CODOH is willing to be surprised.

CODOH would hope that special-interest groups would not try to publicly humiliate the editor and staff of the Tiger with the intention to institutionally “censor” this ad as they did the staff of the Harvard Crimson. For student journalists to refuse to break under special-interest attack by influential and highly connected individuals and groups takes a special self confidence, and an especial respect for the ideal of a free exchange of ideas.

It’s what is known as “journalistic integrity.” If that is not what it is known as, we are here to be corrected.

The President of the Harvard Crimson apologies

The Crimson Staff: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Journalism

1 comment:

  1. THANK YOU CLEMSON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF - for standing up for what America is supposed to Stand for .......... and shame on Harvard (and their like) for being so spineless and without morals or worthy ideals in pursuing truth (rather than simply bending to potentially popularized propaganda - and the blackmail $$$ attached).

    The statement about President / General Eisenhower not mentioning gas chambers is one which deserves the widest possible investigation. If the gas chambers did exist - and were used in the manner alleged; then there would be wide evidence to support that (not just accusations and a venting-stack in a de-lousing chamber). It would certainly have been one of the Allies' paramount announcements to the world, at the end of the war as they liberated the prisoners from the camps - were it true. Additionally - IBM (the US International Business Machines) which collected the information for the Nazi PARTY government, and then compiled the lists of those to be picked up and relocated; would have had complete listings of all those people claimed to have been gassed (an unbelievable 6,000,000 claimed to be Jews alone --- TWICE THE POPULATION OF LOS ANGELES ... OR THE 1980s POPULATION OF NEW YORK CITY).

    Who has anything to lose in a completely independent verification process ??? Why would anyone not want the numbers verified ??? Why would anyone try to block further investigation of valid questions ??? (the only hint of an answer seems to come from current-day attrocities / CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, which the Israeli government is working tirelessly to block a full investigation of).

    THANK YOU CLEMSON - FOR STANDING UP FOR SEEKING OUT TRUTH. Perhaps it will spur some action.