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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Error has no Rights?

 Error has no Rights?

  Michael Hoffman 

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The Zionist and “Woke” position on book-banning and cancel culture is consonant with the “Error has no rights" dictum of the papal church, which many Protestants shared—cf. Presbyterian Samuel Rutherford’s influential book—Free Disputation Against Pretended Liberty of Conscience. Whereas, the open-minded libertarian standard upholding the Jeffersonian “Error has rights" concept, insists that claims of authoritative Truth must be debated, investigated and if necessary resisted, as conscience requires. 

This radical freedom, the legacy of the New World's American Revolution, rigorously opposes the Old World dogma that “Error has no rights.” That dogma and the inquisition that almost always follows in its wake, has been revived on the Left by Critical Race Theory, and on the Right by hypocrites such as Bari Weiss and Ben Shapiro.

Wesley Yang, Kimberly Strassel, Christopher Rufo, Rod Dreher and other leading Right wing critics of cancel culture, have little to say contra the censorship of pro-Palestinian speech advocated by their heroine, cancel commissar Bari Weiss when she was a New York Times writer (a record she has not repudiated), and calls from nationally syndicated talk show host Ben Shapiro to cancel Minister Louis Farrakhan on social media. These two are only the tip of the "conservative" censorship lance.

Their selective indignation subverts the whole weltanschauung of supposed conservative free speech advocacy. Their hypocrisy ensures that the noble ideals of the First Amendment will be circumscribed by the partisan requirements of Right wing obeisance to Israeli idols, while Left wing subservience to canonical Marxist and gender axioms cripple the Left’s self-advertised aspiration to build a better world. 

Error has rights because we do not trust any earthly power to decide for the people what is right or wrongan authority that belongs to God alonenot the fallible, totalitarian zealots in government, media and academia who are perennially prone to declare their opinions as fact, while compelling the rest of us to conform to their dictated "truths." 

My right to dissent from your certitude cannot exist unless, commensurate with the presumption that I am in error, my inalienable right to the expression of and belief in my “error” is nonetheless guaranteed. History teaches that many of those condemned in the past as being in heresy and error have been found in subsequent centuries to have been visionary inventors, scientists, writers and activists. 

The advancement of knowledge and the progress of the human race depends upon the absolute right to be wrong.

Michael Hoffman's books include Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare (2001), and Twilight Language (2021) available at this link.

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Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Freedom from Bondage for You and Yours

 A Very Merry Freedom from Bondage for You and Yours

By Michael Hoffman • Christmas Eve, MMXXI

Amid all of the worldly distractions calling to you this day, I hope you have a few minutes to spare to consider that among the “angels heard on high” and the “shepherds keeping their sheep,” the son of God, who was also the son of the Blessed Virgin Mary, being incarnated over 2,000 years ago, broke many man-made, slave-customs of the Pharisees. The Apostle Paul distilled the chain-breaking liberation that personified the Good News of Jesus in one sentence:

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” (Galatians 5:1)

I think of those words and then compare them with the captivity of the Catholics under Pope Francis — particularly Catholics whose form of worship is the 1,000-year old Tridentine Mass. The “Holy Father” is resurrecting Thomas Cranmer and the penal laws of the Crown of England which suppressed that Mass and drove English, Scottish and Irish Catholics to bankruptcy, imprisonment and even death.  

When Vatican Council I voted for papal infallibility, those prelates put the whole of the Catholic Church in the yoke of bondage. 

Yeah, yeah, the pope is "only infallible” when he speaks “from the chair” ("ex cathedra") in the strictly formal sense of promulgating a solemn dogma. The Talmudic loophole in that argument is located  in the concept of the “ordinary magisterium,” which the pontiff is said to possess as part of his daily office

Moreover, the man who has the charism of a direct pipeline to heaven for infallible statements (even if not directly utilized), is held in awe and treated as a living saint figure by millions. 

Lastly, the Church of Rome is set up so that the bishop of Rome is alone sovereign. He alone has absolute power over every detail of the Church. In Revisionist History® we have documented the covert role of Freemasonry in ensuring that the papal infallibility fraud was rammed through the Council in the 19th century. Now why would the Freemasons do that? As Catholic philosopher Lord Acton stated when he quit Rome, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” When the pontiff became absolutely corrupted by his infallible power, the Masons were confident they could place their own initiates on the pontifical throne. How right they were.

In the Protestant world, “evangelical" preachers and pastors who are “anointed" by Israeli army generals and Talmudic gedolim, and who draw their churchian faith from John Nelson Darby and Scofield’s commentary on the Bible, hold sway over millions, including most of the Republican Party, as well as state legislatures in the “buckle of the Talmud belt,” i.e. Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas etc. This is a species of Ku Kluxery, of race worship, in this case of the alleged children of Abraham. Jesus rebuked that false doctrine and declared that the children of Abraham are defined as only those who have Faith in Him (John chapter 8). But why believe Jesus when you’ve got Hagee, Huckabee and Hell on your side?

People claim they want to be free, but you’d be surprised what a tall order it is for most of them to avoid volunteering for one yoke of bondage or another. Being a slave to Protestant evangelicals, or Rome’s popes and prelates, is just as Antichrist and soul-rotting as being an abortionist or a Communist.

That little babe in the manger was the greatest freedom-fighter ever born into this world. Don’t betray His mission for the sake of allegiance to a bureaucrat, politician, pulpit huckster or pope.

This is my prayer for you this glorious Christmas, 2021 

Michael Hoffman


Independent History and Research 

Box 849, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83816


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Biblical permission for the celebration of Christmas

Biblical permission for the celebration of Christmas


1. “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and its roots in the Advent tradition of Anglo-Saxon England

2. Is the expression of joy from December 24 onward banned to Biblical Christians?

3. The "Christmas Comet” of 2021 Appears in the Heavens 


“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and its roots in the Advent tradition of Anglo-Saxon England

This past Sunday was the fourth Sunday in Advent, a season misrepresented as “Christmas time.” It’s not.

The Christmas season begins on Christmas Eve and traditionally proceeds for a minimum of twelve days (hence, Shakespeare’s reference to “Twelfth Night”). This knowledge is mostly lost now, except to the very elderly among us, who in their youth, did not put up a Christmas tree until December 24.

The time of Advent, from late November until December 23, is a mildly penitential season of expectancy, when Christians of the early and medieval Church meditated upon the longing of the patriarchs and people of ancient Israel in exile, yearning for the coming of our Messiah.

The Clerk of Oxford (https://aclerkofoxford.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-anglo-saxon-o-antiphons-o-caelorum.html) writes:

 “Of all the poetry you might read in Advent...the very best choice may be the Anglo-Saxon poetry inspired by the 'O Antiphons'. The last week of Advent has for centuries belonged to these ancient songs of appeal to Jesus, which are sung each day at Vespers as Christmas draws closer. These texts are best known via J. M. Neale's hymn 'O Come, O Come Emmanuel.' They have inspired poets since the earliest days of verse.” (End quote)

In English this Advent tradition is twelve hundred years old.

Last Sunday in church we sang the last three stanzas of  'O Come, O Come Emmanuel.’ 

Here is the entire hymn:

Draw nigh, draw nigh, Emmanuel,

And ransom captive Israel,

That mourns in lonely exile here,

Until the Son of God appear;

Rejoice! rejoice! Emmanuel

Shall be born for thee, O Israel!

Draw nigh, O Jesse's Rod, draw nigh,

To free us from the enemy;

From Hell's infernal pit to save,

And give us victory o'er the grave.

Rejoice! rejoice! Emmanuel

Shall be born, for thee, O Israel!

Draw nigh, Thou Orient, Who shalt cheer

And comfort by Thine Advent here,

And banish far the brooding gloom

Of sinful night and endless doom.

Rejoice! rejoice! Emmanuel

Shall be born for thee, O Israel!

Draw nigh, draw nigh, O David's Key,

The Heavenly Gate will ope to Thee;

Make safe the way that leads on high,

And close the path to misery.

Rejoice! rejoice! Emmanuel

Shall be born for thee, O Israel!

Draw nigh, draw nigh, O Lord of Might,

Who to Thy tribes from Sinai's height

In ancient time didst give the Law,

In cloud and majesty and awe.

Rejoice! rejoice! Emmanuel

Shall be born for thee, O Israel! 

Certain verses resonate in particular, with brief, powerful prayers: 

“Make safe the way that leads on high, And close the path to misery.” 

 “Thou Rod of Jesse, free Thine own from Satan's tyranny.” 

(You can hear the entire hymn in its original form here: 


At her blog, the Clerk of Oxford provides us with the original Old English verse. Here is her translation into modern English:

O holy Lord of the Heavens, from of old you were with your Father --

equal-being in the glorious home.

Not one angel had yet been made,

nor one of the mighty and majestic host

which guards the kingdom in the skies,

the splendor-dwelling of the Prince and his thegns,

when first you were with the eternal Lord

yourself establishing this vast creation,

the wide and spacious lands. One with you both

is the sheltering Spirit. Savior Christ,

we all pray to you in humility

that you may hear the voice of the hostages,

of your captives, Liberating God,

how we are sore pressed by our own desires.

The cursed spirits, hate-filled hell-foes,

have cruelly confined the exiled race,

bound with bale-ropes. The remedy is

dependent entirely on you alone, eternal Lord.

Help the heart-sore, that your coming here

may comfort the wretched, though we

through our desire for wickedness have made a feud against you.

Have mercy now on your servants and think on our sorrows,

how we stumble on, weak at heart,

wandering hopelessly. Come now, king of men,

do not delay too long! We need kindness,

for you to rescue us and give us the true

grace of salvation, so that we may henceforth

always be able to do the better thing

to thrive among the people: your will.

The Clerk adds:

“In the Advent poem desire is a powerful force. We are in captivity, bound not just by the ropes of devils (bealorapas) but by our own desires: we sind geswencte þurh ure sylfra gewill. By our love of sins (firena lust) mankind has enslaved itself, and placed itself in 'feud' with God. 

“If the O Antiphons take their power in part from the force of their desire for God, this poem suggests what happens when that potent desire is misdirected. The only cure is liss, one of those far-ranging Old English words which means many beautiful things: mercy, favor, grace, gentleness, kindness, joy. Alliteratively speaking, liss often collocates in Anglo-Saxon poetry with life and with love; but here it is ne lata to lange, a cry of impatience: 'Do not delay too long.” (End quote)

 Is the expression of joy from December 24 onward banned to Biblical Christians?

There are conservative Protestants who dismiss Christmas as a pagan holiday. It has indeed been paganized, and for that matter so has Resurrection Sunday (“Easter”).  And marriage has been degraded by adultery. Shall we let the observance of Christ’s Resurrection pass unnoticed because of the abuse of it? Shall we forego marriage because of its violation? Of course not. 

No one knows when Jesus was born — does that  signify that we should fail to set aside any day or any season to express our gratitude for the miracle of His incarnation? To mark it with Bible reading and prayer, contemplation and liturgy,  and yes — rejoicing and festivity?  

Every Christian has the right to leap and rejoice at the birth of Jesus, as did the unborn St. John the Baptist, who celebrated from inside his mother’s womb. Is the expression of joy from December 24 onward banned to Biblical Christians? How can it be, when the scriptures testify of it and the Early Church celebrated it. The Anglo-Saxon Church of 900 A.D. did so as well, and for  twelve hundred years this was the holy legacy of God's people.  But today we know better?

Jesus’s birth represents His Father’s abundance. Jesus is God's generosity. Serve the Holy Trinity with festal joy and gladness of heart! Here is a fine sermon along those lines by a conservative Presbyterian pastor, offering Biblical grounds for permission for the celebration of Christmas. Set aside 46 minutes to lend your ear to his learned homily, encouraging “righteous festivity:”


The "Christmas Comet” Appears in the Heavens in 2021

Lastly, we draw your attention to what appears to be a remarkable synchronicity. As Christmas approaches, so too does a comet: “C/2021 A1,” which surprised astronomers yesterday when it suddenly brightened ten-fold

This newly magnified comet is now visible to the naked eye, in the sunset sky, near the planet Venus. 

A photo of the Christmas Comet is here:


This December Mr. Biden and his corporate media have endeavored to immerse us in a world of darkness. 

But we Christians glimpse a celestial light.

Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.…And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest.

Michael Hoffman


Independent History and Research 

Box 849 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83816


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Hitler's 1935 Talmud: An Enigma

Hitler’s 1935 Talmud 
The enigma of the book-banning dictator permitting the publication of the Goldschmidt Talmud.

In this video, revisionist historian Michael Hoffman, author of the book Adolf Hitler: Enemy of the German People, reports on the anomalous fact that during the Third Reich the Nazi tyrant permitted, without censorship or obstruction of any kind, the publication and distribution in Berlin by the Judischer Verlag, of Lazarus Goldschmidt's multi-volume Der Babylonische Talmud, the finest contemporary German language translation of the Talmud Bavli ever to appear in Germany.

Hitler's 1935 Talmud 

For further research:

YouTube: A lengthy discussion of the Goldschmidt Talmud, with interviews with researchers and surviving members of Mr. Goldschmidt’s family.

Banned book: Judaism Discovered 

This work is made possible by donations from truth seekers

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Should We Honor Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims in 2021?

  Should We Honor Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims in 2021?

By Michael Hoffman


The Orwellian Left aspires to create a Year One blank slate for its revolution, similar to the calendar of the Jacobins, who launched the infamous terror in late 18th century France. It was the ambition of Robespierre and Danton that time itself would be made subject to their dogmatic conceit.

In our day, not only turkeys but the American celebration of Thanksgiving is headed for the chopping block, should the Left prevail in stripping the calendar of our cherished traditional holidays. Toward that objective, it has been decided by the overlords of consensus reality that the Protestant dissidents who founded the commonwealth of Massachusetts and much of New England were “genocidal” toward Native Americans. On the foundation of that hoary accusation alone, offering “thanksgiving” to the God of Israel by those who believed they were founding a new Israel in the American wilderness, is viewed as a criminal enterprise by contemporary virtue signalers and putative human rights advocates, who have lots of problems with the Pilgrims and Puritans and none with the infanticidal abortion of late term infants. The hypocrisy is breathtaking. Due to recent advances in pre-natal testing, Down syndrome babies are increasingly targeted for abortion. In some European countries the birth of those children has been reduced by 90% or more. To speak the truth of this genocide to the powers leading the attack on America’s earliest founders is to invite ridicule and scorn.

The Missing Element in the Charge of  “Genocide”

“Woke” history, for all the support it receives from mighty organs of mass opinion like the New York Times, in many of its most basic assumptions and tenets is ludicrously ignorant and simplistic. For example, why are we made to believe that the history of genocide on the North American continent began with the arrival of white people? From a survey of the anti-Columbus and anti-Pilgrim polemics, we find that this rudimentary question is seldom, if ever, posed. This leads us to wonder whether discovery of the chronicle of the past is the authentic issue. It would appear that the point of the harangue against Thanksgiving is to defame the Christians whose plans of government, such as the Mayflower Compact, form the backbone of the republic that evolved from it. If the cause of justice for Native Americans was the actual business at hand, then the history of genocide would commence with the buried history of the slaughters perpetrated by Indian tribes against rival tribes, long before any Englishman stepped on Plymouth Rock.

The Iroquois confederacy was dedicated to the wholesale extermination of the Huron, a loathsome feat they nearly managed to achieve. In the far west, the Blackfeet attempted to impose genocide on the Flathead people, and the Cayuse were the bloodthirsty enemies of their native neighbors. The Pilgrims were entangled in internecine conflicts by the tribes of the northeast that had been underway decades before 1620. This entry of whites into the civil wars of the natives is the “genocide” for which the founders of New England are indicted, while the genocide perpetrated by Native Americans on one another is censored or absolved. In its place a myth is promulgated in defiance of the historical record, of pre-Pilgrim peace and solidarity among the Indians. This imposture can only have credibility by ignoring the annals of Native civil wars. Moreover, when the Wampanoag were pursuing war with the Puritans they were facing not only them, but the Indian allies of the Puritans: Pequots, Niantics, Mohegans as well as Wampanoag people who had converted to Christianity. 

In 1675 the resulting King Philip’s War was instigated by the Wampanoag with the aid of their former enemies, the Narragansetts. Due to a dream that Wampanoag shamans shared, they counseled that their warriors should commit inflammatory acts to provoke the New Englanders into firing the first shot. The medicine men dreamed that the Wampanoag would only be victorious if they goaded the whites in this manner. Consequently, houses of Puritans were looted and wrecked, their cattle killed. On June 23 the Wampanoag’s self-fulfilling prophecy was realized: a Puritan farm boy shot a marauding Wampanoag who had been plundering his family’s farm. With 24 hours Wampanoag warriors were ambushing whites. Nearly a dozen were killed, including the farm boy and his father. In the early skirmishing colonial militiamen were picked off, their bodies dismembered, mutilated and displayed in gruesome arrangements intended to intimidate survivors. Thus began King Philip’s War, whose violence is now laid entirely at the feet of the settlers, with any admission of right and wrong being present on both sides of the conflict summarily dismissed as “white supremacy.”

The tragedy was not inevitable. In the early years of Plymouth Plantation there was respect and a degree of concord between Indians and Pilgrims, which is what is commemorated at Thanksgiving — the crossing of the racial gulf in the search for mutual understanding and harmony. One of the most heavily enforced doctrines of political correctness is the prevalent contempt for Christian missionary efforts. Yet it is worth noting that it was Christian linguists who helped to preserve what were entirely oral Indian languages, through the laborious process of translating the Bible into native tongues.  

A few decades after King Philip’s War, David Brainerd was born. He was a Puritan burdened with poor health who was orphaned at age fourteen and subsequently expelled from Yale. He overcame his disadvantages and physical frailty to give his life to leading Native Americans to Jesus, dying at the age of 29 from exhaustion and “consumption” (tuberculosis). His diary was published by theologian Jonathan Edwards and remains a signal inspiration to missionaries crossing oceans and racial divides to toil in the vineyard of the gospel and racial healing, even unto our day.

Contra Criminal Politics

Prejudice toward Pilgrims and Puritans (the former sought to separate from the official Anglican Church, the latter worked to remain and “purify” it), predates “woke” hatred. These brightly dressed, hard-drinking, hard-living Calvinists who were known to usually quickly remarry after the death of a spouse, have been routinely portrayed by literary giants from Hawthorne to Mencken as happiness-hating prudes who prohibited love, life and alcohol.

Actually, their principal concern in England and a reason they were driven from their birthplace, was their intolerance of the criminal politics practiced by a monarchy and aristocracy knee-deep in the familiar lip service paid to Yahweh’s scriptural standards, including weighty matters of economic justice and courtroom jurisprudence. The Puritans worked to enforce God’s laws against avaricious bankers and merchants, usurious interest rates, and sham trials consisting of convictions for capital crimes that lacked the obligatory two witnesses, protesting the perjury that was common due to ignoring God’s prescribed punishment (the sentence the perjurer sought to inflict on the innocent was to be inflicted on the perjurer). In the Bible, imprisonment is only for battle captives and those awaiting trial and not to be employed as a form of punishment. 

These were among the many practical Biblical reforms Puritans sought to enforce in order to crush criminal politics and bring about the kingship of Christ. Undoubtedly the Puritans were far from perfect and their unjust persecution of Catholics and Quakers (among others) would lead Roger Williams to found Rhode Island as a sanctuary for dissenters.


The modern world has sought to indelibly stain the Puritan founders of our nation with a solitary cudgel, the Salem Witch Trials, erasing the achievements of early New England by means of the fate of the innocent of Salem and one judicial episode which was, on balance, contrary to the general order of justice which their courts typically adjudicated. 

Salem has been rendered into a cartoon due to the fact that its most instructive context has been suppressed. The false witness put forth by the crazed girls at the Salem witch trials was in many instances not a matter of Puritan theology and Bible belief, but rather of post-traumatic stress at a level of intensity that resulted from the horrors of Indian attacks which they had survived — rape, abduction and watching their siblings and parents tortured to death in the course of the Natives’ slaughter of Puritan villages and farms. Cornell University Prof. Mary Beth Norton pioneered the unearthing of these revisionist facts in her indispensable book, In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692.

In terms of the founding of our nation, the Mayflower Compact is a simple document, revered not for its eloquence or genius, but for the equal standing in the eyes of the law which it affirmed for everyone, from the wealthiest would-be entrepreneur to the lowliest indentured servant, a harbinger of Thomas Jefferson’s recognition in the Declaration of Independence that human rights are endowed by our Creator, not any government of men.

Fanatics with a hidden agenda denounce Pilgrims, Puritans and Jefferson for failing to practice their principles with perfect consistency. In bad faith these zealots smother the towering achievement of the Founders: that by establishing the great antidote to tyranny, the recognition that human beings are the image-bearing creatures of God (imago Dei), they bequeathed to us a patrimony of liberty which over time, incrementally lifted all boats and endowed all races and colors with fundamental human rights. 

This is what ennobles our national holiday on the fourth Thursday of November, and causes us to offer our gratitude to our heavenly Father, and the ancestors who kept faith with His will for us and our posterity.

Michael Hoffman is the author of ten books of history and literature and the editor of Revisionist History, a research newsletter intended for scholars and activists. He resides with his family in northern Idaho.

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