Friday, May 27, 2011

Up Canada Way

Joshua Blakeney, the dimwitted British Truther studying in Canada who claimed that Israel's fingerprints were all over 9-11 and then tried to weasel out by saying that just because their fingerprints were all over 9-11 didn't necessarily mean they were guilty, has an interesting Facebook buddy:
Joshua Blackeney (sic), a well-known Canadian 9/11 nut case, is connected through Facebook to Bradley Smith, the 'founder' of the Committee for Open Debate and the Holocaust. Yes, it is a Holocaust Denial kind of thing.

Blakeney posted on Veterans Today, his professor Anthony J. Hall's review of Kay's Among the Truthers.

This development helps block wider appreciation in Europe and North America of the historic and continuing importance of Islam in the genesis of Western civilization, global civilization. The sacred myth of 9/11 helps renew the old imperial ploy of divide and conquer. By highlighting issues of religion and ethnicity as the primary cause of, and justification for, global conflict, the sacred myth of 9/11 diverts attention away from the huge and growing gap between rich and poor.

As you may recall, it was Kevin Barrett who claimed the Holocaust itself was a "sacred" "myth":
I would still have to characterize the Holocaust as it is taught in the US as a hideously destructive myth. (A myth is a sacred, worldview-inaugurating story its users believe to be true.)

Hall's review is extremely long, and largely boils down to griping that Kay doesn't engage in a point-by-point debunking of 9-11 nuttery. Of course, point-by-point debunking doesn't impress the Truthers anyway, as can be seen by their reaction to the Popular Mechanics book.

By the way, Veterans Today itself was recently exposed as something of a bogus operation. But why would Blakeney post Hall's review there? Well, here's a pretty good clue:
What will you find on "Veterans Today"? Well, everything has pretty much one focus:


Revere (a Truther moron himself) goes on to show some of the nuttier stuff about Israel at Veterans Today, some of which James has highlighted in previous posts. And if you're looking for Holocaust Denial over there, you won't be disappointed. Among their columnists (aside from Blakeney) is Dr Ingrid Rimland Zundel. Yep, that Zundel:
Years before I met and married Ernst Zundel and, thus, became a Holocaust Denier – because this malady, Denial-of-the-Holocaust, can be infectious, in case you didn’t know! – I made my living as a kiddie shrink: in academic parlance, an Educational Psychologist.

Once Ernst and I became a team, he asked me to do a monograph on “The Impact of Words on the Mind,” by which he hoped to neutralize the virulent character assassination of an entire people, the Germans who fought World War II, unleashed on them sans mercy by another set of bipeds, the Victims of the Holocaust. The latter try to run down every last “War Criminal” on earth. The former seem without defenses.

I'm not saying that Blakeney himself is a Holocaust Denier. But he sure has a lot of connections to them.

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At 27 May, 2011 16:27, Blogger James B. said...

Heh, apparently he's not a fan of the blog.

At 27 May, 2011 19:02, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dyed in the wool garden variety anti -semite. He'll make a stunning lawyer for future Al Qaeda defendants

At 02 June, 2011 23:11, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strangely, I can find no way to respond to Joshua Blakeney on his website or his Facebook, so I am going to leave my remarks here.

I don't think anyone has ever called Blakeney or Hall an anti-Semite. In fact, it is this point that's the problem. For us and for most people, Holocaust Deniers are the most repulsive people on Earth. Why wopuld anyone want to have anything to do with them?

The question I have for JB is why didn't he distance himself from these guys as soon as he found out about the issue? Instead, both he and AJ Hall continue to act as though and say this is a completely unimportant fact. Strangely, in doing this, JB cites passages from other 9/11 Truth venues about how anti-Semitic voices are shunned in the 9/11 Truth community when the point is, that's exactly not what he's doing.

Several years back, it was discovered that Ron Paul's name and property had been used to promote racist messages. The first thing he did was deny that he had anything to do with this and that these people had used his name without his authorization. He distanced himself from this as quickly as possible. Why doesn't JB delist Bradley Smith from his Facebook now that he knows who he is? What is it about Bradley Smith or Ernst Zundel that JB thinks is worth not immediately breaking contact with?

At 04 June, 2011 09:29, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just noticed an interesting thing about Joshua Blakeney's Facebook account.

Facebook now allows you to hide various features of your account. Apparently you can hide your friends from the peering eyes of others. If you are a friend of Josh's, you will not find Bradley Smith on his friend list. But if you go to Bradley's account and look on his friend list, there's Josh for you.

Good try Josh, but if you're ashamed of your friends, why have them in the first place?


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