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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What about the other American terrorism?

While we congratulate ourselves on how noble we and our “pluralistic democratic” nation are, there is another terrorism, seldom the subject of investigation by the FBI, and never by the corporate media. It is a virtually silent terrorism against the most helpless Americans, and it undercuts our self-righteous image of ourselves as blameless targets of other people’s senseless wrath. Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s alleged atrocities are being minimally reported by the corporate media.

Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2013, p. A8

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bipartisan study concludes US Government used widespread torture after 9/11

When will we see war crime prosecutions of torturers George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, John Yoo and their fellow thugs?Are war crime trials only for those who lose a war?  The University of California at Berkeley hired John Yoo as a professor and pays him a handsome salary. Mr. Yoo pontificates on Constitutional Rights in monthly columns in the Wall Street Journal. Putin was right to ban Yoo from Russia.   --Michael Hoffman

U.S. Practiced Torture After 9/11, Nonpartisan Review Concludes
By Scott Shane, NY Times online, April 16 2013, (emphasis supplied)

WASHINGTON — A nonpartisan, independent review of interrogation and detention programs in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks concludes that “it is indisputable that the United States engaged in the practice of torture” and that the nation’s highest officials bore ultimate responsibility for it.

The sweeping, 577-page report says that while brutality has occurred in every American war, there never before had been “the kind of considered and detailed discussions that occurred after 9/11 directly involving a president and his top advisers on the wisdom, propriety and legality of inflicting pain and torment on some detainees in our custody.”

The study, by an 11-member panel convened by the Constitution Project, a legal research and advocacy group, is to be released on Tuesday morning.

Debate over the coercive interrogation methods used by the administration of President George W. Bush has often broken down on largely partisan lines. The Constitution Project’s task force on detainee treatment, led by two former members of Congress with experience in the executive branch — a Republican, Asa Hutchinson, and a Democrat, James R. Jones — seeks to produce a stronger national consensus on the torture question.

While the task force did not have access to classified records, it is the most ambitious independent attempt to date to assess the detention and interrogation programs. A separate 6,000-page report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s record by the Senate Intelligence Committee, based exclusively on agency records, rather than interviews, remains classified. “As long as the debate continues, so too does the possibility that the United States could again engage in torture,” the report says.

The use of torture, the report concludes, has “no justification” and “damaged the standing of our nation, reduced our capacity to convey moral censure when necessary and potentially increased the danger to U.S. military personnel taken captive.” The task force found “no firm or persuasive evidence” that these interrogation methods produced valuable information that could not have been obtained by other means. While “a person subjected to torture might well divulge useful information,” much of the information obtained by force was not reliable, the report says.

Interrogation and abuse at the C.I.A.’s so-called black sites, the Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba and war-zone detention centers, have been described in considerable detail by the news media and in declassified documents, though the Constitution Project report adds many new details.

It confirms a report by Human Rights Watch that one or more Libyan militants were waterboarded by the C.I.A., challenging the agency’s longtime assertion that only three Al Qaeda prisoners were subjected to the near-drowning technique. It includes a detailed account by Albert J. Shimkus Jr., then a Navy captain who ran a hospital for detainees at the Guantánamo Bay prison, of his own disillusionment when he discovered what he considered to be the unethical mistreatment of prisoners.

But the report’s main significance may be its attempt to assess what the United States government did in the years after 2001 and how it should be judged. The C.I.A. not only waterboarded prisoners, but slammed them into walls, chained them in uncomfortable positions for hours, stripped them of clothing and kept them awake for days on end.

The question of whether those methods amounted to torture is a historically and legally momentous issue that has been debated for more than a decade inside and outside the government. The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel wrote a series of legal opinions from 2002 to 2005 concluding that the methods were not torture if used under strict rules; all the memos were later withdrawn. News organizations have wrestled with whether to label the brutal methods unequivocally as torture in the face of some government officials’ claims that they were not. In addition, the United States is a signatory to the international Convention Against Torture, which requires the prompt investigation of allegations of torture and the compensation of its victims...

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The Constitution Project’s report is online here:

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Debt relief for Europe and America: Deuteronomy 15


I. Editorial: Stop Wasting Time

II. News: A Breakthrough
Also: Affirmation; Promotion; Radio program update


Stop Wasting Time!

Make Deuteronomy 15 our Banner and Manifesto

By Michael Hoffman 

The only relief for a debt-racked and ruined world: the implementation of Biblical Law 

In our daily Scripture reading, let us give our meditation time to God's Law on the Sabbatical Year of Release from Debt; giving thought to contemplating what our debt-racked and ruined western society would be like if we obeyed God's Law in Deuteronomy 15: 1-10.

Right wing capitalists spiritualize this divine law in antinomian fashion, while rabbis nullify it. Meanwhile, agnostics, atheists and many other modern people sneer at  most anything written in the Old Testament, as a "troglodyte relic" from a "barbaric past." Behind these operations of error will be found the Spirit of Lies -- a spirit determined to misdirect seekers after justice from the only remedy that can possibly overthrow the Money Power and the rotten governments and churches that cooperate with it.

Of Christian believers we ask, if the sabbath rest every seven days on the Lord's Day signifies anything to you, how then can you ignore God's sabbath release from debt every seven years? How can the two sabbaths be separated, one to be observed and the other tossed aside?

God did not intend that "His True Israel" (the authentic followers of Jesus the Messiah of Israel), should be reduced to extreme penury, as many are today (Deuteronomy 15:4). God did not intend that we should be in bondage to bankers and "respectable" shylocks who approach the Table of the Lord to partake of His body and blood with mortal sin on their souls and the consent of priests and ministers who are as much implicated in the usury traffic as the sacrilegious defilers who, without shame, present themselves for holy communion.

Mark this: we will get nowhere, and the demons of avarice, delusion, criminal politics, violence against the innocent and homosexual "matrimony" will triumph over us, until such time as we confront the love of money that is the root of the Money Power, by demanding the Sabbatical Year of Release, and the reinstatement of God's law on the condemnation of all interest on loans of money. Anything less than to work for the preceding is doomed to failure --  a complete waste of time, effort and resources.

Be forewarned: on Judgment Day we will be called to give an account of the time and resources God blessed us with in this life. Did we Redeem the Time according to His Will, or were we seduced by pied pipers according to the will of men, pursuing their endless, dead-end palliatives masked as religion, or political struggle?  How can there be true religion without obedience to the Word of God? How can we ever elect worthy men and women to high office by compromising what God has commanded of us?

On the day we unite to proceed on sure and certain Scriptural lines of advancement, God Almighty will put strength in our arms. Cry unto the Lord against the hard-hearted (Deut. 15:9).

God's Eternal Law on Debt

At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts. 

This is how it is to be done: every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite. They shall not require payment from anyone among their own people, because the Lord’s time for canceling debts has been proclaimed. 

You may require payment from an alien, but you must cancel any debt your fellow Israelite owes you. 

There need be no poor people among you, for in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you, if only you fully obey the Lord your God and are careful to follow all these commands I am giving you today.  

For the Lord your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you. 

If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward them. Rather, be open-handed and freely lend them whatever they need. 

Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: “The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near;” do not show ill will toward the needy among your fellow Israelites and give them nothing. They will cry to the Lord against you, and you will be found guilty of sin. 

Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. 

Deuteronomy XV: I - X


BREAKTHROUGH: Many thanks are due to the American Free Press (AFP) newspaper for purchasing a quantity of our book, Usury in Christendom, for sale to their readers through the paper's AFP Bookstore. This national, weekly newspaper is based in Washington D.C. It describes itself as "Populist and Independent - Not Republican or Democrat." AFP has been a consistent voice for peace and an "America First" foreign policy. The paper's ideological mentor is populist elder statesman Willis Carto, founder of the Institute for Historical Review. To subscribe to American Free Press or request a sample copy, call toll free 888-699-6397, or visit www.americanfreepress.net 

AFFIRMATION: John Noonan is the author of the pioneering 1957 book, The Scholastic Analysis of Usury, which was the first history of usury to forthrightly document the fact that the Renaissance Church of Rome, which bears the name Catholic, radically altered the Sacred Deposit of Faith when it overthrew the Catholic dogma on what constitutes usury. We have substantial disagreements with Judge Noonan on several contentions in his book; but nonetheless, his work blazed the trail for our own research. The 87-year-old Noonan still affirms what had always been known and taught until the Renaissance revolutionaries seized control of the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century -- usury is any interest on loans of money; period. The Judge Noonan interview is online here.

PROMO: A blurb from Christian blogger Glen Canaday, promotes the video of our impromptu lecture on usury given in a private home in Idaho, which we offer free of charge as a public service, on YouTube. To read what Mr. Canaday has to say, click here.

RADIO UPDATE: Our radio program "On the Contrary" is temporarily suspended while we attempt to raise funds for the goals we outlined in our Lenten Appeal for Alms, six of which remain unfulfilled (two of which are immediately pressing: the need to relocate our office to secure rented quarters, or quarters we could own; and the need to pay a decent wage to the lady who has loyally managed our office and ships our materials safely, securely and competently). When the need for funds arises and there are no other sources of income, we return to our vocation of scholar-bookseller -- offering investment-grade rare books to bibliophiles, collectors, and investors who want to do something with their funds other than have them collect usury-interest. The hunt for rare books is a time-consuming task which has much engaged us of late. We will resume our radio program as time and funds permit. Thanks to the listeners who have expressed encouragement and appreciation for the initial broadcast.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Conspiracy against a King: Michael Hoffman on Richard III

The Conspiracy against King Richard III - Why it still matters

An Interview with historian Michael Hoffman

Interviewer: Your newsletter in this April, 2013 issue is on the Plantagenet dynasty -- the suppressed English royal house.

Hoffman: Part of this issue is. King Richard III is our starting point.

Interviewer: Your readers are accustomed to Judaic, Zionist and occult-themed issues of your Revisionist History newsletter. What's the point of your new direction?

Hoffman: It is not a new direction. We are, as our title indicates, a newsletter of revisionist history. Hopefully people can understand that revisionist history teaches many lessons beyond subject areas such as Judaism, Zionism and the occult -- although I would not rule out a Neoplatonic factor in the events that brought down and then permanently blackened the reputation of the House of Plantagenet.

Interviewer: Why is this significant 500 years later?

Hoffman: Take a look at the recent headlines: King Richard III's remains found in Leicester, England and confirmed to be those of the deposed monarch. The finding of Richard's remains is rather miraculous in and of itself. It's as though he wanted to be rediscovered, now.

Interviewer: Why now, do you think?

Hoffman: In our time the Crown of England as well as the Anglican Church, have lost the hold they once wielded over the people of Britain; the propaganda line they maintained for centuries is held only by relatively few now, and a new retrospective is possible.

Youthful masses of avant-gardists are wearing Guy Fawkes masks and identifying with a 9/11 type of patsy who was fingered for the "Guy Fawkes conspiracy against Parliament," that was, in my opinion, a Reichstag Fire kind of set-up. Prior to our era, Guy Fawkes was universally despised in Protestant England, like Osama bin Laden is today in America because of his supposed role in 9/11. These developments --while certainly anticipated by the masonic imperium in Britain -- open a cubic centimeter of chance for those who wish to focus attention on hidden aspects of the British monarchy and its suzerainty.

Interviewer: King Richard III plays what part in this?

Hoffman: Richard was immensely attractive as a ruler of England in terms of his personal integrity and military courage. Beginning at age 17, he was in combat at the furious epicenter of horrendously bloody 15th century battles, but he was overthrown at Bosworth Field at age 32 by a wimpy intriguer, Henry Tudor (“Henry VII”), who defeated him by arranging for a betrayal of Richard by Lord Stanley's forces. King Richard's charge at the Battle of Bosworth is one of the iconic moments in English history. He led the last charge of English Knights -- against the Tudor faction and their French allies. He was the last king of England to die in battle. His final moments were spent fighting valiantly against overwhelming odds. Yet, the usurpers won the day and they've written the history books ever since, which is typical of victors in any age.

Interviewer: You call Richard the last legitimate king of England. How so?

Hoffman: The Plantagenets had the true title to the throne. They had ruled for 300 years. Meaning no disrespect to Wales, but the Tudors were Welsh upstarts. One generation later, Henry Tudor ("Henry VIII”), would dismantle the monasteries and a whole way of life. It could happen because the Plantagenets were the victims of a revolution which is not called a revolution.

Interviewer: You're saying the Plantagenets had a claim to the throne through most of the 16th century?

Hoffman: Yes, and it terrified the Tudor monarchs. Henry VIII had elderly Countess Margaret Plantagenet Pole butchered. He was also after her son Reginald, who had the strongest claim to the throne and was personally popular with the English people. Reginald was a very interesting Catholic aristocrat who, in his early career, took a dim view of Renaissance papal corruption and the theology of works-righteousness. He became a cardinal and could have been made pope if the Cryptocracy both Protestant and Catholic had not stood in his way. Throughout almost the whole time he was cardinal he never became a priest.

Interviewer: Extraordinary. Why not?

Hoffman: He had hopes of becoming the rightful King of England through marriage and when the Catholic Queen Mary Tudor succeeded to the throne, on the premature demise of the boy King Edward VI, Cardinal Pole had his chance.

Interviewer: What would the marriage of a Plantagenet and a Tudor have meant for England?

Hoffman: I would think you should ask, what would it mean for western civilization! It would have stabilized and cauterized the Anglican Catholic - Roman Catholic breach. Both religions would have had rights to worship and governance. Pole would never have instituted an inquisition against Protestants and he would have protected the Catholic majority from the inquisition that came under Elizabeth Tudor and James Stuart, which largely extirpated the Catholic religion in the sceptred isle.

Interviewer: What happened instead?

Hoffman: Instead of marrying Pole, agents of the Cryptocracy persuaded Mary to wed one of the men most despised by the English people, Phillip II of Spain. It was a disaster. Once Queen Mary took a husband, he knew his hopes were dashed and then, at long last, Cardinal Pole finally became a priest. He died of a broken heart a few hours after the death of Mary. It was the death as well of the hopes of the rightful rulers of England, the House of Plantagenet.

Interviewer: Why isn't this history better known?

Hoffman: Because of William Shakespeare, St. Thomas More and other calumniators of King Richard it is known, but it is known in the wrong way based on their false witness. More and Holinshed and Shakespeare and others set the stage for the permanent stigma on the Plantagenets that kept the Tudors on the throne for a century.

Interviewer: St. More was a Catholic, and Shakespeare is rumored to have been a crypto-Catholic.

Hoffman: Yes, and More would be executed by a Tudor. You reap what you sow. The Tudor/Plantagenet war did not start out as a Catholic-Protestant rivalry. The evil men who revolted and killed a legitimate king were Catholics. In 1485, beyond the marginal Lollard believers, there were few Protestants, as such, in England.

Interviewer: You're suggesting that More's writings and Shakespeare's play, "Richard III” were calculated to destroy the reputation of the Catholic House of Plantagenet?

Hoffman: As part of the rot that the Renaissance-Catholic degeneracy entailed, St. Thomas More, early in his career, was a committed Neoplatonist; and make no mistake, that network was synonymous with the Cryptocracy. St. Thomas woke up toward the end of his life, but it was too late for him, and too late for the reputation of King Richard and his rightful heirs.

Interviewer: More's alleged libel of Richard lived after him?

Hoffman: Treachery, revolution and usurpation when they prosper serve as a template for the future. Nothing succeeds like success. It's my hunch that Britain would have been much less likely to become the permanent masonic fiefdom which it became by 1700 and has remained ever after, had the lawful, rightful king and his line not been killed and overthrown.

Interviewer: What does this have to do with us now? As you admit, the Plantagenets are history's losers.

Hoffman: Why must history always be written by the victors? Why not write from the point of view of those with better claims to truth, whether or not they have lost in a venal material sense? These matters are surely germane at the present time. They are as relevant as the British Secret Service, which continues to be lionized in the "James Bond 007" film franchise, which is personally augmented by none other than Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II, as we witnessed at the Olympics last summer. Winston Churchill  recommended Thomas More's writings against King Richard as a way of maintaining the propaganda against the House of Plantagenet far into the 20th century. Why was Churchill keen to uphold what was by then what appeared to be ancient history? Why is there now a fierce struggle over where to bury Richard's skeleton — in Leicester where his enemies dumped him, or in York, his dynastic home? Some see a burial in Leicester as a sub-rosa ritual defilement, continuing the original defilement. Churchill went so far as to assert that Richard III was a prototype for Hitler; which is only one of the slightly less absurd calumnies against the Plantagenet king. St. Thomas More exceeded Churchill in the malicious nonsense he put down on paper.

The story of King Richard III is one of the terrific edifying lessons in how propaganda is manufactured and maintained, and it is for this reason that the true history of a much maligned nobleman serves as the lead essay in the latest issue of our newsletter.


Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The Mystery of England’s King Richard III

Announcing our latest issue

Revisionist History Newsletter no. 66 is now being mailed to subscribers 

Cover report: 

Why it still matters

Also in this issue: Tenth Anniversary of the Neocon Purim War in Iraq - the Real Reason it was fought

• Debt: The First 5,000 Years • Deconstructing the Homosexual Marriage Movement • Genetic Science and Counterfeit Israel 

• Medici-Linked Usury Bank Faces Tough Times • Freud the Faker • Knight of Malta heads the Vatican Bank • and more!