- Your Sunday Ernst Zundel Missive From Mannheim Prison:
- You have known me for over ten years. You know that
I invariably see most things in a larger context. It's just the way I
was born. It's a personality trait. I don't know where it comes from.
Somehow, even in my walks in the prison yard with prisoners of all kinds
of nationalities, even races, the idea that a man could sacrifice his whole
life to gain justice and to redress wrongs inflicted on the nation he was
born into is a concept they simply cannot grasp.
- They look at me with astonishment when I raise the topic
of there being a collective responsibility of an individual to his community.
Some of my conversation partners are university educated, some were multi-millionaires,
others have investment firms with hundreds of employees, one is the son
of a minister of a foreign government, educated in the finest private schools
- yet even to him, this concept does not strike him as a "very useful
concept." Every one of them eventually pops the question: "Did
it profit you? What did you gain?" The attitude is always: "Look
what this idea did to you. Your own countrymen imprisoned you"
- No one, Ingrid, not a single person - and that includes
prisoners' staff, guards, officers in Germany and Canada - could understand
why someone would want to do something for the "collectivity"
to use a politically correct term.
- The concept of actually grasping the hands of the gods,
like in Michelangelo's famous painting on the ceiling of the Sistene Chapel
(sp?) does not concern them. This still puzzles me to no end.
- Really only regime change, here and there, will re-create
an entirely new situation and hopefully will bring the long longed-for
internal reforms and necessary evolution suppressed and stifled by these
corrupt practices which have warped the orderly progress and internal renewal
of the USA, Canada, and most nations in Western Europe.
- Eastern Europe can serve as a valuable object lesson
of how seemingly powerful, hyper-organized, armed-to-the-teeth modern societies
can and do self-destruct, even in our own age. Don't let anyone tell you
that drastic, sweeping changes cannot happen in the "atomic"
or "electronic" age. Ingrid, the Soviet Union was the second
most powerful atomic power on planet earth, able to devastate any enemy
many times over anywhere on earth! They had an internal and external spy
system that was far, far more successful than the FBI, the CIA, the NSA
etc. Compared to the Soviet and East German system in place for the last
60-80 years, the Western World's spy services are inept bunglers - cowboys
and dilettantes. Believe me!
- And yet, Ingrid, in spite of all the bugged telephones
and all the bugged bedrooms, in spite of all the seductive women and the
pornography, child molestation and blackmail schemes the Communists engaged
in, and in spite of all the financial and bribery scandals of officials
in various governments of the Western powers - that system imploded with
a melt-down like, unstoppable impetus, as if it was God-ordained!
- It was, in fact, unstoppable. Its time was up!
- Now memoirs are coming out which show how the British,
the French, the DDR leadership, the Americans and even the Jewish organizations
tried to stop the erosion - to no avail! An historical evolution, just
short of a bloody revolution, was taking place - stoppable by nothing!
It's awesome, Ingrid, just simply be present at such a moment in history!
- I believe this will be the way, or very similar to it,
that the implosion - superceded only by our renewal - will take place.
We saw by the insecurities produced by the mere referendums on that European
constitution. Ingrid, stable, secure systems do not react like that to
a mere lost referendum!
- In Germany and France, but especially in Italy and even
in Portugal, high level bureaucrats and financial experts are still talking
about the replacing of the Euro. Other countries like England, Sweden
and Switzerland never adopted it in the first place. So things are fluid.
This German election is like the rearranging of the deck chairs of an
already listing Titanic. It will merely delay, not avoid disaster.
- Every newspaper I get to see, Ingrid, talks about hundreds
of German communities, large and small - not just German businesses or
state governments - being basically insolvent, another word for being bankrupt.
Imagine, Ingrid! These hard-working and always fiscally cautious nations
of savers traumatized by the specter of the 1923 mass unemployment and
hyper-inflation being brought to their knees, humiliated before the world,
by INTEREST SLAVERY!
- There is now the spectre of Germans living under the
bridges, in cardboard boxes, sleeping on the heating grates of subways
- not in Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, or Harlem, the Bronx or New York, no
Ingrid, Germans in Mannheim, Frankfurt and Berlin!
- And while all this momentum is gathering, you and I try
to navigate our lives through shark-infested waters and enemy mine fields,
having to pay bills, worry about mundane things like air conditioners,
leaky faucets, malfunctioning fridges, snarky remarks and hurtful criticisms
not only from our foes but from supposed friends. No, my dear wife, this
is a role that requires strong nerves and a goal-orientedness given to
few mortals, especially in this age of quick fixes, instant solutions,
immediate satisfaction of every whim and desire.
- Only Prussians, the Spartans of the North, and we, the
Spartans of the Spirit regardless of our ethnic origin - we have the internal
make-up to know that now is the time to navigate prudently and at the same
time be steady at the helm, conserve fuel, conserve energy, be cautious
not to be spooked by rumors, half-truths, exaggerations, lies, jealousies
or dislikes. Now is the time, like in a chess game, to think before we
move a single horse or tower on the chess board.