Climate change deniers and Fascist Nick Griffin, Baroness Ashton represents EU at Copenhagen
November 29, 2009
Climate change deniers and Fascist Nick Griffin, Baroness Ashton represents EU at Copenhagen
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Climate change denier Nick Griffin to represent EU at Copenhagen
Last night politicians and scientists reacted furiously to news that the far-right politician and climate change denier should be attending the summit on behalf of the EU.
BNP and Holocaust Denial
During the late 1990s Griffin edited his own anti-Semitic publication entitled The Rune in which he denied the Holocaust proclaiming that:
I am well aware that the orthodox opinion is that six million Jews were gassed and cremated and turned into lampshades. Orthodox opinion also once held that the Earth was flat … I have reached the conclusion that the ‘extermination’ tale is a mixture of Allied wartime propaganda, extremely profitable lie, and latter witch-hysteria
It was during this period that Griffin revealed he had done his own update of the famous Holocaust denial pamphlet Did Six Million Really Die? “You’ve come across Did Six Million Really Die? It was a shattering book, it was a superb booklet or magazine,” told an undercover reporter. “I’ve done an update of that, which is not only all the material which has come out since, it is also a much more modern style.”
Griffin is also the author of Who Are the Mindbenders? an anti-Semitic tract which accuses the Jews of controlling the media “providing us with an endless diet of pro-multicultural, pro-homosexual, anti-British trash.” The pamphlet drew upon a long lineage of anti-Semitic propaganda dating back to the old Tsarist forgery,The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Griffin has never repudiated these views. In an interview with the Mail on Sunday in April 2006 Griffin stated: “It’s well known that the chimney’s from the gas chambers at Auschwitz are fake, built after the war ended.” Griffin also told the interviewer that prussic acid could “never have been used at Treblinka concentration camp – but it makes good Shoah business, doesn’t it?” Shoah is the Hebrew for Holocaust.
At one time Griffin also kept two pigs on his farm, one called “Anne” the other called “Frank” consciously mocking Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl whose diaries, written whilst in hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam, have since become a world famous account of the horrors of the Holocaust. This constitutes humour for Griffin.
Asked if he still denies the Holocaust Griffin said recently that he does not and that he believes in it because European Union law tells him he must. This is hardly a convincing denial of his anti-Semitic past. Indeed it says more about Griffin’s fear of prosecution under Holocaust denial laws, then under discussion in the European Parliament, than it does about his belief in historical fact.
The BNP itself used to produce a newspaper called Holocaust News, which constantly denied the existence of the Holocaust and referred to it as the “holohoax”. Richard Edmonds, the former BNP national organiser, helped distribute and has recently been promoted to the BNP Advisory Council by Griffin himself.
Many of Griffin’s senior officials are also Holocaust Deniers and as anti-Semitic as Griffin.
Mark Collett (pictured) the BNP publicity officer told a television documentary maker: “There’s not a European country the Jews haven’t been thrown out of. When it happens that many times, it’s not just persecution. There’s no smoke without fire.” For good measure he added: “Hitler will live forever; and maybe I will.”
-David Hannam, the BNP deputy treasurer has served a prison sentence for distributing anti-Semitic propaganda, which claimed Jews were in Britain “unlawfully.”
-Lee Barnes, the BNP legal officer, regularly hurls anti-Semitic abuse from his website including his belief that the Jews rule Hollywood. His articles on the subject were plagarised from the viciously anti-Semitic Jew Watch website.
-Ken Booth, the BNP North East organiser wrote to the Northern Echo in 2007 to complain about the Holocaust Education Trust’s acclaimed programme of taking school children on educational visits to Auschwitz claiming that it was “racist” because it omitted other forms of politically motivated genocide. Booth said the BNP did not deny the Holocaust but then turned his statement on its head by claiming that the party refused to believe either the “official figures” or recognise the “authenticity” of the buildings at Auschwitz claiming the death camp was a moneymaking venture comparable to “Disneyland”.
Griffin is also linked to Holocaust Deniers across the globe.
Griffin remains close to former Ku Klux Klan boss David Duke, who wrote of the Holocaust in his autobiography My Awakening:
The official keepers of the Holocaust wage an international campaign to silence the disturbing questions. Most people never even hear the revisionist position because Jewish forces dominate the media and block mainstream access to material that questions Holocaust orthodoxy.
- Jean Marie Le Pen. Griffin has close ties with the leader of the French Front National who has been found guilt in a French court of deliberately minimising the significance of the Holocaust by referring to it as a “detail of history.” Griffin invited Le Pen to help kick start the BNP’s 2004 European election campaign.
- Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands. Griffin’s BNP has strong links to the German NPD, whose leading members have a long history of involvement with Holocaust denial and anti-Semitic activism. One of them is Horst Mahler, who has been involved in perpetuating Holocaust denial in the Middle East.
- Petra Edelmannová. Griffin’s latest international friend is the chairwoman of the National Party (Národní strana, NS) who in 2006 led protests against a memorial to Romani victims of wartime internment camps in Lety, South Bohemia where 326 people perished and from where over 500 of its inmates were deported to Auschwitz. Edelmannová claims it was “a collection camp, not a concentration camp” and that those who died did so because, “people do not observe good hygiene and then spread infectious diseases, it is in fact their fault.”
The BNP called My Awakening “brilliant”.
Nick Griffin and David Irving
Nick Griffin has had a mixed relationship with David Irving, the British historian who was referred to by Mr Justice Gray as “an active Holocaust denier” an “anti-Semitic”, and a “racist” who “associates with right-wing extremists who promote neo-Nazism.” In 1991 Griffin organised security for an Irving meeting where the surprise speaker was Holocaust denier Fred Leutcher, an American engineer who claimed to have “scientifically” proven that there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz.
However, more recently, the pair clashed. In the 1990s Iriving changed his stance slightly and admitted that some Jews may have died under the Nazi regime. This enraged Griffin, who wrote:
“True Revisionists will not be fooled by this new twist to the sorry tale of the Hoax of the Twentieth Century… Back in the 1960s the Jews quietly shifted the alleged sites of the mass gassings from the no longer believable German camps such as Dachau and Belsen to the sites in Communist Poland such as Auschwitz and Treblinka. Now that the very idea of Zyklon-B extermination has been exposed as unscientific nonsense, they are once and again re-writing bogus history, playing down gas chambers and talking instead of “hundreds of hitherto unknown sites in the East where more than a million Jews were exterminated by shooting.”‘
When Irving was imprisoned in Austria, however, the BNP forgave and forgot, rallying to his support outside the Austrian Embassy where an array of BNP supporters stood shoulder to shoulder with other known Holocaust Denier including Lady Michelle Renouf.
HOPE not hate is Searchlight’s campaign to counter racism and fascism in elections and beyond. Over the past few years the British National Party has seriously contested council elections all over the country and now has 55 councillors at district/borough level. The BNP is now concentrating all its resources on the European election, in the hope of getting Nick Griffin elected to the European Parliament in the North West and possibly achieve MEPs in the West and East Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber as well. Once there, they would link up with other European fascist parties, to gain international influence and, above all, funding beyond the BNP’s dreams. At Searchlight we want to make sure that people know the full story about who the BNP are and what they really stand for.
The HOPE not hate website aims to do just that, serving the anti-fascist movement and providing up to date news, good practice and analysis.
fin and David Irving
Poll: More would vote for BNP(22%) after show
LONDON, Oct. 24 2009 (UPI) — More people would consider voting for the ultra-right British National Party after its leader appeared on the BBC, a poll indicates.
A YouGov poll(Note: Peter Kellner the Founder of YouGoV is the husband of Baroness Ashton) conducted for The Daily Telegraph showed 22 percent of voters would “seriously consider” voting for the BNP in a future local or European election — up to 2 to 3 percent over last month — after BNP Member of Parliament Nick Griffin appeared this week on the British broadcaster’s flagship current affairs program, the newspaper reported Saturday
The Telegraph said the findings would fuel accusations the BBC decision to allow Griffin a national platform backfired. On the show, Griffin discussed his views on immigration, the Holocaust, Islam and homosexuality as anti-facist protesters picketed outside the BBC studios
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FACTBOX – Who is EU’s Catherine Ashton?
Fri Nov 20, 2009
The high representative for foreign affairs and security policy will have enhanced powers under the bloc’s Lisbon reform treaty and head an external action service designed to give the EU more influence on the world stage.
Below are some details about Catherine Ashton, 53.
Ashton has had little foreign affairs experience, but she has proved adept at picking up the busy EU trade portfolio, which she took on in 2008 after former commissioner Peter Mandelson returned to British politics.
She is virtually unknown in Britain where she has never held one of the main cabinet posts. She sat in the upper house of Lords rather than being elected as a member of parliament with a strong local support base.
From 1983-89 she was Director of Business in the Community, a group set up to encourage companies to have a positive impact on areas like the community and the environment. She worked in particular to improved the lot of disabled workers.
She chaired the Health Authority in Hertfordshire, north of London, from 1998-2001, and became a Vice President of the National Council for One Parent Families.
In 2001, Ashton was made parliamentary under-secretary of state in the Department for Education and Skills, where she dealt with issues ranging from school policies to a ban on smacking by childminders
She became a life member of the upper house in 1999 when Tony Blair was prime minister and took the title Baroness Ashton of Upholland
She was appointed Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council in Gordon Brown’s first cabinet in June 2007.
Ashton helped steer the Lisbon Treaty through the Britain’s upper house and has dealt with EU justice and home affairs issues in her previous positions.
Baroness Ashton of Upholland
voted strongly against the policy
Climate Change Bill – Strengthen
by scoring 0.0% compared to the votes below
- Full description
- Policy comparisons
|House||Date||Subject||Agreement with policy above|
|Lords||25 Feb 2008||Climate Change Bill — Purpose is 2 degrees||disagree|
|Lords||25 Feb 2008||Climate Change Bill — Target for 2050 is 80% — rejected||disagree|
|Lords||25 Feb 2008||Climate Change Bill — Five yearl account||disagree|
|Lords||4 Mar 2008||Climate Change Bill — Statement of emissions — responsibility of Prime Minister||disagree|
|Lords||11 Mar 2008||Climate Change Bill — UK domestic effort||disagree|
|Lords||11 Mar 2008||Climate Change Bill — Adaptation Sub-Committee||disagree|
|Lords||18 Mar 2008||Climate Change Bill — No report on international impace||disagree|
|Lords||31 Mar 2008||Climate Change Bill — Minister to prepare policy — rejected|
The MP’s votes count towards a weighted average where the most important votes get 50 points, less important votes get 10 points, and less important votes for which the MP was absent get 2 points. In important votes the MP gets awarded the full 50 points for voting the same as the policy, no points for voting against the policy, and 25 points for not voting. In less important votes, the MP gets 10 points for voting with the policy, no points for voting against, and 1 (out of 2) if absent.
Questions about this formula can be discussed on the forum.
|Most important votes (50 points)||
|MP voted with policy||0||0||0|
|MP voted against policy||1||0||50|
|Less important votes (10 points)||
|MP voted with policy||0||0||0|
|MP voted against policy||7||0||70|
|Less important absentees (2 points)||
|*Pressure of other work means MPs or Lords are not always available to vote – it does not always indicate they have abstained. Therefore, being absent on a less important vote makes a disproportionatly small difference.|
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The European Union Super State (EU SS) has secretly appointed Von Rompuy President and Lord Baroness Catherine Ashton head of Foreign Affairs and Security (Imagine Hilary Clinton
as both Secretary of State and the Pentagon-Defence- would that worry the President at all)
Lord Baroness Ashton is the most powerful person in the EU SS a non elected position.
In fact the Truth is more frightening – This Lord President has never been Elected to any Public
Office ever. Her experience and resume are as thin as they come. One has to ask what are the forces behind such a person.
Von Rompuy is the rump to which Ashton, French President Sarkozy, and Chancellor Angela Merkel will play football with to put it kindly.
So we see Baroness Ashton has a de facto history as a climate denier. Fascism is no longer on the fringes of European politics but increasingly at it’s center.
In his diaries he claimed to be a devout Catholic, and wrote that he would never turn away from the Church. However, he was a member of a fraternity (and later the Thule Society) and felt both associations to be at odds with the tenets of the Church. Biographers have defined Himmler’s theology as Ariosophy, his own religious dogma of racial superiority of the Aryan race and Germanic Meso-Paganism, developed partly from his interpretations of folklore and mythology of the ancient Teutonic tribes of Northern Europe. During this time he was again obsessed with the idea of becoming a soldier. He wrote that if Germany did not soon go to war, he would go to another country to seek battle.
In 1923, Himmler took part in Adolf Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch, serving under Ernst Röhm. In 1926 he met his future wife in a hotel lobby while escaping a storm. Margarete Siegroth (née Boden) was seven years his senior, divorced, and Protestant. On 3 July 1928, the two were married. During this time Himmler worked unsuccessfully as a chicken farmer. They had their only child, Gudrun, on 8 August 1929. Himmler adored his daughter, and called her Püppi (English: “dolly”). Margarete later adopted a son, in whom Himmler showed no interest. Heinrich and Margarete Himmler separated in 1940 without seeking divorce. At that time Himmler became friendly with a secretary, Hedwig Potthast, who left her job in 1941 and became his mistress. He fathered two children with her — a son, Helge (born 1942), and a daughter, Nanette Dorothea (born 1944).
Himmler was also very interested in agriculture and the “back to the land” movement. He and his wife had romantic ideals of making a farming life. He joined the Artamanen society, a sort of idealistic back-to-the-land youth group, but mixed with racist ideology. He became one of the leaders of this movement. Through this movement he also apparently met Rudolf Höß, who would later preside over Auschwitz, and Richard Walther Darré, who would later work in the RuSHA (race and resettlement office) of the SS.
Himmler joined the SS in 1925 and became deputy–Reichsführer-SS in 1927. Upon the resignation of SS commander Erhard Heiden, Himmler was appointed Reichsführer-SS in January 1929. The SS then had 280 members and was merely an elite battalion of the much larger Sturmabteilung (SA).
Heinrich Luitpold Himmler ( listen (help·info) 7 October 1900 – 23 May 1945) was considered one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany. Himmler served as Chief of the German Police and Minister of the Interior. As Reichsführer-SS, he oversaw all internal and external police and security forces, including the Gestapo.
As overseer of the concentration camps, extermination camps, and Einsatzgruppen (literally: task forces, often used as killing squads), Himmler coordinated the killing of some six million Jews, between 200,000 and 500,000 Roma, many prisoners of war, and possibly another three to four million Poles, communists, or other groups whom the Nazis deemed unworthy to live or simply “in the way”, including homosexuals, people with physical and mental disabilities, and members of the Confessing Church. Shortly before the end of the war, he offered to surrender both Germany and himself to the Western Allies if he were spared prosecution. After being arrested byBritish forces, he committed suicide before he could be questioned.
On 4 October 1943, Himmler referred explicitly to the extermination of the Jewish people during a secret SS meeting in the city of Poznań(Posen). The following is an excerpt from a transcription of an audio recording that exists of the speech:
I also want to refer here very frankly to a very difficult matter. We can now very openly talk about this among ourselves, and yet we will never discuss this publicly. Just as we did not hesitate on 30 June 1934, to perform our duty as ordered and put comrades who had failed up against the wall and execute them, we also never spoke about it, nor will we ever speak about it. Let us thank God that we had within us enough self-evident fortitude never to discuss it among us, and we never talked about it. Every one of us was horrified, and yet every one clearly understood that we would do it next time, when the order is given and when it becomes necessary.
I am now referring to the evacuation of the Jews, to the extermination of the Jewish people. This is something that is easily said: ‘The Jewish people will be exterminated’, says every Party member, ‘this is very obvious, it is in our program — elimination of the Jews, extermination, a small matter.’ And then they turn up, the upstanding 80 million Germans, and each one has his decent Jew. They say the others are all pigs, but this particular one is a splendid Jew. But none has observed it, endured it. Most of you here know what it means when 100 corpses lie next to each other, when there are 500 or when there are 1,000. To have endured this and at the same time to have remained a decent person — with exceptions due to human weaknesses — has made us tough, and is a glorious chapter that has not and will not be spoken of. Because we know how difficult it would be for us if we still had Jews as secret saboteurs, agitators and rabble rousers in every city, what with the bombings, with the burden and with the hardships of the war. If the Jews were still part of the German nation, we would most likely arrive now at the state we were at in 1916 and ‘17 . . . .
—Heinrich Himmler, 4 October 1943
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