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Black lash: Regarding the letter (July 6) written by A. Gene Kelso, the white supremacist: You, sir, and I use the term loosely, are an idiot. First, regarding scientists, you forget about George Washington Carver, perhaps one of the greatest scientific minds in history. As far as mental superiority, I, a black man, have an IQ of 163 as tested on the Stanford Binet Standardized Test and challenge you to prove that you have an IQ anywhere near mine.
As far as lower-class whites at Harvard or any other institute of higher learning other than ASU or any other Arizona school which tends to admit any idiot who can spell his own name with fewer than three mistakes, it is obvious that they are as stupid and inbred as yourself.
As far as affirmative action, we, as a part of this nation, have been discriminated against for so long that what you white folks have given us is merely a drop in the bucket.
You, A. Gene Kelso, need your ass kicked back under the rock whence you came.
Gas war: In A. Gene Kelso's letter, references were made to the "Jewish Holocaust." In his letter, Mr. Kelso opines that it was caused by "evil in the hearts of evil people who twisted reason with Hitler's 'big lies.'" The "big lie" in this instance is that the so-called "Holocaust" ever took place at all.
If by "Holocaust" one means the alleged systematic attempt by the Germans to annihilate the Jews of Europe, principally by means of lethal gas chambers, the fact is that there is not a shred of credible evidence to support such a claim. There is no verifiable physical evidence to prove the existence of even one "gas chamber" in any of the concentration camps operated by the Germans in World War II. There is no medical postmortem evidence that even one person, much less millions, was "gassed" in any of those camps.
Each of the camps had small delousing facilities that were used for fumigating clothing, bedding and other materials that might possibly harbor deadly typhus-bearing lice. Typhus was the big killer in all of the camps, and Zyklon-B was the insecticide used in the effort to control it. No serious claim is made that the delousing facilities were used to "gas" prisoners.
Wartime conditions, with critical shortages of food, medical supplies and sanitation materials (including Zyklon-B), had resulted in a catastrophic spread of typhus and other deadly diseases. It was typhus that ended the life of Anne Frank at the Bergen-Belsen camp. Anne had previously been interned at Auschwitz and, when the advancing Soviet forces were approaching that camp, she was, along with many others, relocated to Bergen-Belsen. Had Auschwitz been an "extermination camp," it hardly needs to be said that Anne would not have survived her experience there. Typhus was out of control at Bergen-Belsen then and when it was taken over by the British soon after.
Promoters of the "Holocaust" legend have been forced to acknowledge that the number of victims at Auschwitz was much less than had been previously claimed. Stone or concrete tablets at the site had proclaimed some four million victims. The tablets have since been scraped clean and the present number is now maintained to be around one million. Interestingly, that concession has not at all affected the total number of six million which seems to be ensconced as some kind of religious dogma.
George Orwell once wrote, "At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to say this or that or the other, but it is 'not done.' . . . Any one who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, either in the popular press or in the highbrow periodicals."
I'm hoping that New Times is an exception to the rule.
Hate male: In his recent letter, Mr. A. Gene Kelso seems almost hurt by the harsh judgments of white supremacist philosophy, and in the same line spits bitter hatred. He lists examples of white scientists to illustrate superiority, and ignores 12,000 years of civilizations the world over that all went through their cycle of birth and death, in science, in philosophy, in humanistic achievement. He sees injustice in affirmative action, but not in white supremacy. He admonishes his critics not to "paint with a brush that is too broad" and then speaks, and I quote, of "all the black thugs in the black neighborhoods in this country who would enjoy beating the crap out of me and killing me."
Mr. Kelso's schizophrenic thought processes disguise a truth he chooses not to acknowledge. I am a truth-seeker myself, a Kenyan woman with endless questions about the horrors and injustices that occur with such easy regularity in the world; I've done a lot of research. I concluded a long time ago that most white supremacists are deeply insecure, underachieving individuals who band together, much as bullies do, to create a little society that exalts some meaningless trait (such as brute strength or white skin) and nurtures childish fantasies of controlling and punishing the people who despise them.