Alex Jones all Koched up!

By Timothy Fitzpatrick

July 25, 2015, Anno Domini

Television personality Montel Williams seems to believe that conspiracy icon Alex Jones is a cokehead and con artist, even calling him out on it publicly via Twitter earlier this year.

Perhaps Williams’ coke claim isn’t so far fetched when you consider Jones’ superhuman confidence and energy levels, self-grandiosity, feelings of superiority and narcissism, cokehead friends like Charlie Sheen, and his patriot-funded millions in the bank (see: Cocaine, anatomy of a high and How Narcicissm relates to Cocaine Addiction). And if he is a CIA/Mossad asset and a crony of wealthy elites, as this author believes, he would have ample access to the white stuff. It certainly wouldn’t be a shock if it turned out he were a cokehead.

Jones also appears to be jacked up on another Koch—powerful billionaires Charles de Ganahl Koch and David Hamilton Koch, who represent the Koch family empire of industrial capitalism. The Kochs are more or less the Rockefellers of the 21st century, with their tentacles virtually everywhere, but especially in the realm of the neoconservative-libertarian mix. While not overtly Zionist, or even Jewish (nobody seems to know), the Kochs are a credit to predatory Judeo-masonic usury, also known as capitalism. Daddy Koch—Fred Chase—happened to found the crypto-Jewish “conservative” society of John Birch, of which Alex Jones appears to be a solid member (see Did the CIA recruit Alex Jones through the John Birch Society?). The Kochs are also behind the Tea Party and Libertarian movements in the United States, even throwing their support behind Jones cronies Rand and Ron Paul, and all helped by the promotion of controlled opposition news aggregates like the Jewish homosexual Matthew Drudge (DrudgeReport) and Zionist Joseph Farrah (WorldNetDaily).

Notice CIA front National Review as one of the event sponsors.

Notice CIA front National Review as one of the event sponsors.

Jones’ real agenda seems to have reared its trollish head more and more over the last few years, and perhaps it is because of the upcoming federal election in the United States, whether it’s outright endorsing neocon Zionists like Sarah Palin, rallying against raising the minimum wage, or touting the Koch’s Keystone XL pipeline as the saviour of the economy. Now that Jones has built up the core of his audience to its maximum potential, he can really let loose with his agenda, which directly lines up with the Koch agenda (the Koch agenda is a key fixture on the right of the kabbalist dialectic of seeming opposites. To show how flimsy Koch politics is, consider that the Koch empire helped set up the Soviet Unions oil industry under the watch of Stalin even though the Kochs have always been outspokenly anti-Communist. They have also gone both ways in the gay marriage debate as well as the abortion debate). Jones admits now that he is a “classical liberal” who advocates laissez-faire capitalism. The researched reader will know that laissez-faire is a product of the Judeo-masonic Enlightenment. Jones is as close to neo-conservatism as one can get (it also falls under the umbrella of masonic libertarianism). The Kochs are also for laissez-faire capitalism, as it allows them to conduct their exploitative practices, unfettered by government or anyone else.

Koch and Jones’ political views line up perfectly
Here’s some perspective on the similarities between what Alex Jones preaches daily through his media empire and the Koch Brothers’ agenda:

  • Minimum wage freeze
  • Anti-union
  • Tea Party (Alex Jones claims to have founded Tea Party movement, so do Kochs—Kochs actually founded it: Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaire Koch Brothers)
  • Smaller government
  • Laissez-faire capitalism
  • Support Israel and neoconservative foreign policies despite being “libertarian” (anti-war)
  • Stand with coal
  • Support Keystone XL pipeline and conventional oil and gas development
  • John Birch Society (Fred Koch a founding member of JBS)
  • Libertarianism (David H. Koch was the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential candidate in 1980; Kochs funded $250 million to libertarian causes from 1998 to 2008; Alex Jones is an outspoken Libertarian)
  • Oppose socialized health care
  • Oppose carbon tax schemes
  • Oppose official narrative on climate change
  • Attack renewable energy
  • Anti-tax, especially for the rich
  • Privatization of government services
  • Ron Paul/Rand Paul (Koch Brothers Support Rand Paul)
  • The Cato Institute (Ron Paul at the Cato Institute)
  • Oppose net neutrality (Alex Jones’ Stance On Net Neutrality Proves He Is A Shill)
  • Anti-police (Kochs have advocated criminal justice reform through Cato and The Charles Koch Institute; Alex Jones constantly fear mongers about the police state, even naming some of his documentaries “Police State”)
  • Advocate restoration of U.S. Constitution (which is masonic)
  • Monetary Reform, specifically a return to the gold standard

See now why Jones nor the alternative media rarely, if ever, talk about the Koch brothers, much less in a critical manner? The Kochs hide their money and influence in a complex web of political action committees (PACs) and tax-exempt foundations. Seems Jones has learned a trick or two from the Kochs, as he has done a good job of hiding his own funding through various incorporated dummy companies.

Koch brothers libertarianism, like JBS, serve to homogenize NWO dissenters and the so called right wing
In How the Money Power created Libertarianism and Austrian Economics, monetary reformer and anti-usurist Anthony Migchels draws some interesting conclusions about Koch involvement in the truth movement:

But in the meantime another very wealthy Jewish family, the Koch family (see ‘the Zionist Billionaires that Control Politics’), had taken over the organization of Libertarianism and Austrian Economics.

Fred Koch founded the John Birch Society in 1958. Ed Griffin was educated there. He later wrote a famous book, “The Creature of Jekyll Island”. This was a rehash of Eustace Mullins’ brilliant ‘Secrets of the Federal Reserve’, with one exception: it left out all Mullins’ analysis of the Gold Standard as a Banker operation and how Britain’s demand for taxes paid in Gold were the cause of the war of Independence. Instead it called for the reinstatement of a Gold Standard. This is a key part of the story OF how Austrian Economics managed to take over the ‘Truth Movement’.

Koch’s son Charles Koch founded the CATO Institute, together with Murray Rothbard. The CATO Institute remains to this day a leading Libertarian outlet.

Of course, Jones frequently references Griffin (also a JBS member) and dabbled in the gold trade himself (apparently he has moved on to just selling herbal supplements and water filters).

Infowars’ talent pool a who’s who of controlled opposition
In retrospect, Jones pool of “experts” used in his documentary films and on his daily radio show all seem to come from only a few groups, either from the John Birch Society, Koch-connected groups, the intelligence community, or Zionist groups like the Council For National Policy, the Remnant Saints Inter-Continental Congress, and WorldNetDaily. Here’s a short list of some of the Infowars go-to characters from these groups:

  • G. Edward Griffin
  • Joseph Farrah
  • Joel Skousen (nephew of Bircher Cleon Skousen, a former FBI official and Mormon apologist)
  • Phyllis Schlafly
  • Matt Drudge
  • Stanley Monteith
  • Lew Rockwell
  • Ron Paul
  • Dan Bongino
  • Jesse Benton

Jones is an honorary founding member of the Remnant Saints Inter-Continental Congress, a seemingly Christian Zionist, Birch-like think tank styled like a Koch PAC.


Why does Adnan Khashoggi keep popping up around Alex Jones?
Regular readers know that I have been onto Alex Jones’ disinfo trail for some time. One of the first big articles I wrote exposing Jones, with much credit to Daniel Hopsicker, revealed a possible connection of Jones to Israeli intelligence through Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, who is as big as anybody in The Octopus—a moniker for the Judeo-Masonic criminal network, especially as it was revealed in the 1980s with arms scandals and BCCI. Like many Saudi elites, Khashoggi is an Israeli Mossad asset. (See: The Growing Complexity of Alex Jones’ Israeli Connections). There is yet another possible connection between the two characters, this time through our hosts of the evening, the Kochs.

In Triad, Khashoggi, and the Republicans: Together Again, we discover:

Triad Management, the company directed by the Koch Brothers, is one of hundreds of Triad companies run by global magnate Khashoggi. Incidentally this is the Khashoggi who was responsible for heading the Iran Contra arms for hostages deal for which he was later pardoned by senior George Bush. In 1983, the year Triad Governmental Systems was founded in Ohio, Khashoggi formed the gold company Barrick Gold Corp. In 1985, Khashoggi borrowed $21 million, using his Barrick stock as collateral, for the covert transfer of arms to Iran for the Bush-North group.

Khashoggi allegedly provided the loan from his Cayman Islands company, Triad American holding company. Khashoggi used the Monte Carlo offices of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) to launder money for Iran arms sales. After Khashoggi was investigated and indicted for his role in the Iran-Contra affair, the Canadian director of Barrick, Peter Munk, paid the $4 million to get Adnan bailed out.

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Ron Paul has Khashoggi’s Barick Gold as holding.

I wonder if Alex Jones’ old-time listeners who bought gold from him back in his goldsmithing heyday are currently storing a quickly devaluing metal that was supplied by Khashoggi’s Barick Gold! Guess who has Barrick Gold in his top ten holdings? One Ron Paul. The Kochs also happen to be subscribers to Israeli intelligence firm Stratfor, based in Austin, Texas. We suspect Jones is in cahoots with Stratfor—Stratfor being in cahoots with Khashoggi.

Line between Jones and Fox News fading into oblivion
If Jones is following the Koch agenda as a subplot within the Judeo-Masonic conspiracy, it explains his recent endorsement of Tea Partier Sarah Palin, which is odd considering his previous attacks on her, and his outrageous claim that all Muslims be deported from the United States or that Israeli proxy ISIS is a legitimate threat to America as far as it is perceived as Islamic. Furthermore, we can anticipate, as we inch closer to the election, that Jones will ramp up the Koch-neocon rhetoric. The strategy at first seemed to be the advocacy for the Libertarian ticket in Rand Paul, but Plan B may be to go with the Republican ticket in Jeb Bush. Alternatively, it’s difficult to see the Kochs opposing a Trump Whitehouse, should the impossible happen.

Jones has been criticizing President Obama and the Democrats hard in the last four years in the run up to Obama’s exit. Now that Jones’ core audience has been hooked by Jones exposing legitimate but fairly general conspiracies, they are struggling to see how they are being duped with his current rhetoric, which protects the Jewish money power that runs the show. Since his beginning as a conspiracy icon, Jones has played the right wing card of the Kabbalist dialectic of the NWO conspiracy. He has consistently advocated JBS-, Koch-styled political views as part of his counter-intelligence mission. His mission has been to homogenize, radicalize, and then misdirect dissenters of the NWO conspiracy. One of the key tactics he uses to achieve this is to dilute resistance by keeping his listeners from focusing on specific things. Instead, he has them looking in all directions, exerting, thus wasting their energy away from anything meaningful. It’s diabolical scheme to manage the NWO’s opposition to a predetermined outcome, thus we call Alex Jones and other shills in the patriot movement “controlled opposition.” Jewish Soviet dictator Vladimir Lenin once said:

The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.


For more on the Alex Jones scandal, read the following:

Millionaire Alex Jones’ mysterious Dogwood Creek home

Alex Jones pulls the Goldman over the sheeple’s eyes

Alex Jones’ Jewish handler at Emmis promotes Hicks meme

Alex Jones using hypnosis, subliminals, and NLP on audience

Did the CIA recruit Alex Jones through the John Birch Society?

COINTELPRO caught setting up strawman attacks against Alex Jones

Stratfor had two Alex Joneses

Alex Jones creating bogus stories to circumvent Stratfor revelations

Parallels between Alex Jones and CIA front National Review

Alex Jones, freemasonry, and the cult of Constitution

The Stratfor Infowar – Wikileaks reveals more on Kinky cointelpro Jones

Alternative media continues to ignore Alex Jones’ Stratfor connections

Learned helplessness through the alternative media

Infowars photo op at Stratfor?

The growing complexity of Alex Jones’ Israeli Connections

False opposition Mark Dice returns to the InfoWhores fold

Hypocrite Alex Jones as fake as Obama when crying

Is Alex Jones externalizing the hierarchy?

Alex Jones follows in the footsteps of Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Millionaire Alex Jones’ mysterious Dogwood Creek home

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By Timothy Fitzpatrick
March 21, 2015 Anno Domini

Life must be pretty good for Alex Jones.

He’s raking in millions, living large within the protective barrier of his CIA/Zionist handlers, and fooling millions of people with his sophisticated fake persona using psychological trickery and word magic.

His largely lower class audience haven’t the educated means with which to figure out the con. They are at the mercy of a heavily funded psychological operation, with an intelligent millionaire as the window dressing. His audience gets poorer and poorer with the doom and gloom Jones sells them as he himself gets fatter (literally) and richer.

Screen shot 2015-03-18 at 11.44.54 PMOne of the many rewards Jones has received for his establishment shilling is his Dogwood Creek home, which is safely located in a gated community in Austin, Texas . It is now valued at over $1 million, dwarfing the shanty his average listener rents or squats in. One source lists Jones’ home at $1,039,947. Jones also recently opened up another fancy, new studio, supposedly all with the funding of his meager PrisonPlanet TV subscriptions and the proceeds from his Infowars store, which consists of disinformation material and unverified health products. Late last year, Jones claimed to have invested $70-90 million into the Infowars group of companies. By the way, these companies, shown below, are registered through Jones’ Jewish, Bronfman-connected attorney Elizabeth M. Schurig. Other apparent shell companies, like Magnolia Management LLC and I Am That Girl, are listed here.

Infowars shell companies.

Infowars shell companies.

How Jones can come up with this kind of capital all on his own is as puzzling as his supposed Dogwood roommates and his Jewish neighbours.

Alex Jones’ Dogwood ‘tenants’
CorporationWiki lists three other questionable characters at Jones 6601 Dogwood Creek Drive address. They are deposed Texas state attorney Jack Stick, sports broadcaster Greg Swindell, and now defunct Jill Beckett Cochran Inc. When cross-referencing these characters with Wikileaks, only Jack Stick’s former employer, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission turns up. It appears the Commission’s Duane Pietsch was in contact with Stratfor on a personal level. Here is one example. Why these people are listed at Jones’ residence is strange. Perhaps they are being listed at this address through attorney Schurig, or perhaps Jones is in kahoots with them.

Alex Jones’ Jewish neighbours
Another to add to the growing list of Jews connected to Alex Jones is his physical neighbours. Several have seemingly Jewish surnames, including Robert Feiner, Scott Snyder, Cheryl Shapiro. Is Jones and his Jewish wife Kelly more comfortable around such neighbours, or is it just a coincidence, as Texas has a disproportionately large population of Jews?

For more on the Alex Jones scandal, read the following:

Alex Jones pulls the Goldman over the sheeple’s eyes

Alex Jones’ Jewish handler at Emmis promotes Hicks meme

Alex Jones using hypnosis, subliminals, and NLP on audience

Did the CIA recruit Alex Jones through the John Birch Society?

COINTELPRO caught setting up strawman attacks against Alex Jones

Stratfor had two Alex Joneses

Alex Jones creating bogus stories to circumvent Stratfor revelations

Parallels between Alex Jones and CIA front National Review

Alex Jones, freemasonry, and the cult of Constitution

The Stratfor Infowar – Wikileaks reveals more on Kinky cointelpro Jones

Alternative media continues to ignore Alex Jones’ Stratfor connections

Learned helplessness through the alternative media

Infowars photo op at Stratfor?

The growing complexity of Alex Jones’ Israeli Connections

False opposition Mark Dice returns to the InfoWhores fold

Hypocrite Alex Jones as fake as Obama when crying

Is Alex Jones externalizing the hierarchy?

Alex Jones follows in the footsteps of Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Did the CIA recruit Alex Jones through the John Birch Society?

Timothy FitzpatrickJonesy Birch Society
October 26, 2014 Anno Domini

With Alex Jones’ allegiance now clearly belonging to the Zionist-occupied United States intelligence community and not to the patriot community, it’s interesting to speculate at which point and how he was recruited to the CIA and what drew him to an organization that would eventually lead him to committing treason against the American people.

Jones officially started his CIA Operation Mockingbird, FBI COINTELPRO operation (the two programs work in tandem as part of the U.S. government), Infowars, in Austin, Texas in 1996, the same year Israeli intelligence established it’s front Stratfor, also in Austin, Texas.

But it’s unlikely that Jones was recruited to the CIA that same year, as counter intelligence operatives require extensive training and programming before they become active field agents or assets.

Is he CIA…or is he a Zionist shill? Make up your mind!

I should point out at this point that Jones’ shilling for the Jewish lobby appears to be via the CIA, not the other way around. Keep in mind that the CIA is subservient to Israel and its intelligence apparatus. There are many blogs and videos claiming that Jones is only CIA. This is only half of the truth. One should imagine the CIA as a paid contractor of the Israeli Mossad. CIA operatives then work for the State of Israel with the façade of being American and loyal to America’s interests. To answer the question of exactly what kind of shill Alex Jones is, the answer then is that he is both a Zionist and CIA shill, with the CIA likely being his paymaster. Of course, one, some, or all of his dozens of Jewish advertizers[1] on his Infowars program could be tied to Israeli intelligence and/or the CIA as well, so they would also be financing the Infowars COINTELPRO operation, but indirectly. Jones claims he has invested over $70 million into the Infowars empire. I guess he doesn’t expect his gullible followers to question whether a supposed grassroots radio host could come up with this kind of capital.

Jones’ early life

As is typical with most intelligence operatives, little is known about Alex Jones’ childhood and the years leading up to 1996. His Wikipedia entry for his early life is only a paragraph long. He claims to have been born in Dallas, Texas in 1974, after which point he appears to have been moved around quite a bit with his parents, culminating in a stint at Austin Community College, before he would go on to become the popular radio host he is today. He claims to have become familiar with conspiracies at a young age, being influenced by his father, a dentist and member of the John Birch Society (JBS), who retained books like None Dare Call it Conspiracy in his library. This book was published by the society and is basically required reading for Birchers. How true the following admission by Jones in Jewish-owned Rolling Stone magazine[2] is remains unclear, but perhaps we can glean some understanding of his upbringing.

“My parents were careful not to give me political views almost as an experiment to see what I’d turn into,” he says. “The closest thing to a childhood political training was some neighbors who were members of the John Birch Society. They’d come over for dinner and I’d be exposed to those ideas, starting at around age two.”[3]

The most enduring influence, though, was a 1971 bestseller he found on his father’s bookshelf: None Dare Call It Conspiracy. Authored by Gary Allen, a spokesman for the John Birch Society, the book provided the cornerstone for New World Order conspiracies. According to None Dare, the federal income tax is nothing but a plot by a cabal of mega rich “insiders” who work to suck the middle class dry and transfer its wealth to the Ford and Rockefeller foundations. As a teenager, Jones read the book twice. “It’s still the easiest-to-read primer to the New World Order,” he says.

Jones claims that his affinity to conspiracies was rooted in his experience with corrupt Rockwall cops, who once arrested him while driving without a license and in possession of a six-pack of beer. Oddly, this incident supposedly provoked his father to move his family and his dental practice to Austin, Texas.

“They brought me to jail,” Jones says. “Afterward, one of the cops told me to wise up, or they’d frame me and send me away.” The following week, his father was so spooked that he sold his dental practice and moved the family to Austin. A few months later, Rockwall County’s sheriff was indicted on organized-crime charges.

“The Rockwall cops were lowbrow thugs, and Alex was a hell-raiser,” says Buckley Hamman, a cousin who grew up with Jones. “The conflict with the cops started Alex down the road of his current pursuit.”

Jones apparently began to fall under the influence of Judeo-Masonic Enlightenment thinkers like Edward Gibbon, whose books may have been available to Jones through his father’s library or perhaps through the family’s Bircher friends. Jones’ Enlightenment influence is consistent with his current unwavering support of the Masonic U.S. Constitution (and Ron Paul) and the overwhelmingly Masonic U.S. Founding Fathers. Jones is the quintessential WASP elitist. Of course, the JBS is a strong advocate of Judeo-Masonic republicanism, Ron Paul, the Masonic U.S. Constitution, and so-called free-market capitalism.

Jones admits his family “did stuff for the CIA.” What’s more, he says that in the 1980s, the CIA attempted to recruit his father with a salary of $400,000 annually for a “four-year secreteur” (sic). He goes on to say that his father has performed dental work on “high-level CIA people.” (Source)

Alex Jones’ early message centered on Birch themes involving the United Nations, CFR, and the Federal Reserve

USOutOfUNAfter establishing himself on radio and with his website, Jones consistently spread New World Order conspiracy theories centered around a unified plot carried out by the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the U.S. Federal Reserve. This line is straight from the rhetoric put out by the JBS. One notable instance of Jones parroting the JBS line was during a public speech given by then-Texas governor George W. Bush.[4] Jones interrupted the soon-to-be U.S. President and accused him of being in league with the Federal Reserve and the CFR. In what could well have been a staged incident, authorities then handcuffed Jones before the cameras stopped rolling. Of course, he was eventually let go, presumably without incident. On his radio program, Jones constantly ranted and raved about the United Nations takeover of America, a specifically JBS theme. The JBS states that one of its “most immediate objectives…is to get the United States out of the United Nations and the United Nations out of the United States.” It even produced a documentary, The UN Deception, in 2001[5]. An old video from the 1990s surfaced on Youtube within the last few years showing Alex Jones fingering the UN as being part of a plot to oppress Jews in Israel.[6] Most interestingly, Jones confesses to supporting the state of Israel, in defiance of the UN, despite the fact that the UN helped Israel become the illegal state it is today. It’s difficult to accept the Birch Society’s anti-Federal Reserve claims when one of its founding members, William J. Grede, served as director of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Seventh District from 1947 to 1961.[7] Grede also served several years on the UN-connected Rockefeller national council for the YMCA.[8] The Birch Society, nor Alex Jones, never attacks the core problem at the heart of the Federal Reserve, which is usury, carried out by a cabal of exclusively Jewish international banksters. The JBS’s hypocrisy is almost the same with the CFR. Early Birch Society member Spruille Braden, an American diplomat, was a member of the CFR. Braden was a paid lobbyist for the United Fruit Company, which was used by the CIA to force regime change in Nicaragua in 1954.[9] That Bircher Thomas Coleman Andrews was commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service in the 1950s doesn’t help the Society’s credibility that it is truly anti-tax either.[10] Jones is also outspokenly anti-tax and pro free-market capitalism. The seemingly anti-communist JBS also never attacks the driving force behind communism, which is clearly the Jewish revolutionary movement. Other JBS rhetoric often rehashed by Jones includes the notion of fluoridated water as a plot to make us all docile. In my observations of Jones, when he is under criticism, instead of addressing the points, he will automatically fall back on his foundational JBS rhetoric, including the fluoride and vaccine conspiracies. While there is a fluoride and vaccine conspiracy, it seems JBS and Jones are using these issues to legitimize their platforms so that they can deceive readers on other issues. Older readers may remember that the JBS was strongly anti-JFK during the former President’s short term in office. The JBS was remembered for distributing close to 5,000 flyers accusing JFK of committing treason while serving as President, in the days leading up to the assassination. Jones has gone out of his way to suppress the Israeli Mossad orchestration of this crime.[11] Of course, the Society and Jones have not been so anti-JFK in recent years, as it has become more obvious that there was a conspiracy to kill JFK, and to say otherwise would tarnish their image as being anti-conspiracy.


A Birch Society hit piece on JFK, while the President waged a secret war against Israel and Jewish mob king Meyer Lansky.

The John Birch Society as a Judeo-Masonic-CIA front

JBS, like CIA front National Review, was established in 1958, at the height of the CIA’s psychological warfare research and development phase and during the CIA’s creation of its Operation Mockingbird program, which would pave the way for the CIA to use the media for covert domestic and international psychological warfare. John Birch himself worked for U.S. intelligence through the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). And like National Review, which was dominated by Jews at the top[12], it appears the JBS’ function is to homogenize the conservative movement and, eventually, the conspiracy community, into one manageable controlled opponent.[13]

Conspiracy researcher Eustace Mullins wrote in his 1988 book Murder By Injection that the JBS was created by the WASP elitist Rockefeller family as controlled opposition to the conspiracy it purportedly was set up to resist.

The Rockefellers were also active on the ‘right wing’ front through their sponsorship of the John Birch Society. To enable Robert Welch, a 32nd degree Mason, to devote all of his time to the Society, Nelson Rockefeller purchased his family firm, the Welch Candy Company, from him at a handsome price. Welch chose the principal officers of the Society from his acquaintances at the Council on Foreign Relations. For years afterwards, American patriots were puzzled by the consistent inability of the John Birch Society to move forward on any of its well-advertised ‘anti-Communist’ goals. The fact that the Society had been set up at the behest of the backers of the world Communist revolution may have played some role in this development. Other patriots wondered why most American conservative writers, including the present writer, were steadily blacklisted by the Society for some thirty years. Despite thousands of requests from would-be book buyers, the Society refused to review or list any of my books. After several decades of futility, the Society was totally discredited by its own record.[14]

B'nai Birch Society

Similarly, many of Jones’ critics reach the same conclusion that Mullins reaches about JBS—Jones’ inability to move forward on any of his purported goals of thwarting the New World Order conspiracy. Whether or not the Rockefeller dynasty is Jewish, they have worked hand in hand with the Jewish money power and the Zionist revolutionary movement. Late Zionist researcher John “Birdman” Bryant brought to the conspiracy community’s attention disturbing revelations from a book by late disillusioned Bircher founder Professor Revilo P. Oliver, which implicates what he calls the “B’nai Birch[15]” with Jews and the CIA-controlled right. Bryant writes,


Professor Revilo P. Oliver

In 1966, Prof Revilo Oliver (now deceased), who was co-founder (with eleven others) of the Birch Society and Associate Editor of its major organ, American Opinion, discovered that Robert Welch, the JBS’s principal founder, was controlled by Jews, the purpose of said control being to harmlessly absorb and deflect the energy and money of patriotic Americans who wished to fight the ‘international communist conspiracy’, while leaving unmolested the Jewish-led conspiracy against America and Western civilization. In 1981 Oliver published America’s Decline: The Education of a Conservative, in which he told the story of his discovery.[16]

I myself and many of Alex Jones’ critics have leveled the same charge against Alex Jones as Professor Oliver levels against Welch and JBS.

Oliver writes,

I was not astonished, although I was pained, by the discovery that Welch was merely the nominal head of the Birch business, which he operated under the supervision of a committee of Jews, while Jews also controlled the flow, through various bank accounts, of the funds that were needed to supplement the money that was extracted from the Society’s members by artfully passionate exhortations to “fight the Communists.”[17]

The money generated from Alex Jones’ supporters could be said to be working in the very same way against their own interests. Oliver makes another prophetic, parallel Jones-JBS critique,

…I note that Welch, perhaps on instructions, no longer has much to say about the “Communist Conspiracy,” and, after flirting with the notion of reactivating Weishaupt’s diabolic llluminati, seems to have settled on the conveniently nameless and raceless “Insiders” as the architects of all evil, inspired by an unexplained malevolence.

This describes Jones’ carefully crafted explanation of the world conspiracy as being merely the work of “globalists”, “the elite”, “Luciferians”, etc.

Oliver goes on describing the direct Jewish involvement in editorial policy,

…the Society still publishes American Opinion and the Review of the News, for which very competent journalists are hired to write under Jewish supervision, and both periodicals contain some authentic information that is not found in the New York Times, since they are censored for distribution to a different audience.[18]

Today, JBS publishes The New American.

v17n6p26_JBSProving Oliver correct, on Sept. 13, 2011, JBS published an article by the Jewish Sam Blumenfeld endorsing the official kosher story of the 9/11 WTC attack.[19] Birch writer John Rees is alleged to be an “Israeli intelligence agent.”[20] Rees also allegedly provides intelligence to the CIA, FBI, and NSA.[21] JBS has also propagated the Holocaust dogma of Judaism.[22]

Oliver, again, details then what is now echoed about Jones as controlled opposition,

After my resignation, many individuals urged me to “expose” the Welcher, but almost all of them had already perceived that the Society had become a Jewish auxiliary, primarily used to keep the goyim confused and docile and to frustrate patriotic movements that had any potentiality of effectiveness.[23]

The JBS never addressed Oliver’s accusations but, instead, Welch and the society went on a public smear campaign against Oliver. Likewise, when confronted, Alex Jones never addresses his many Jewish and intelligence connections but ends up smearing the questioner or diverting the discussion.

Roy Cohn

Roy Cohn

Jewish Bircher Roy Cohn was reportedly the principle figure in the private intelligence dissemination network Western Goals Foundation (WGF), which appears to have been closely associated with JBS. Groups like JBS and the WGF allowed intelligence gathering to continue unabated in the fallout from the restrictive legislation that followed the 1970s COINTELPRO scandal. Using private interests allowed the intelligence apparatus to carry on without government interference.

Some have speculated that Alex Jones is financed by the Koch Brothers, who are members of JBS.

Jones advances the B’nai Birch legacy as part of CIA/FBI COINTELPRO

Jones’ 100 percent certified kosher conspiracy message has been consistent throughout the 18 years he has been active as a counter-intelligence operative, and it has been specifically Birch in nature. Even today, he overtly promotes JBS, even urging his listeners to join.[24] In Apri, 2006, Jones told current JBS CEO John McManus,

I want to work with you guys, to see you grow.

To which McManus replied,

…looking forward to seeing the relationship continue.

Jones even let follow Austinite and Bircher Bob Dacy fill in for him to carry out hosting duties of the Alex Jones show.

But as the JBS has somewhat faded today, Alex Jones has risen to popularity to carry on its legacy. It appears Jones was knowingly recruited by the CIA at some point during his John Birch-influenced upbringing. Along the way, he has been guided by the “Jewish supervisors” former Birch founder Oliver revealed directs the society—Stratfor in Austin, Texas being one such supervisor. Like National Review and like the JBS, Jones’ objective is to misdirect dissent to the New World Order conspiracy by homogenizing dissidents into a monolithic group that can be more easily directed by the conspirators. It’s interesting that Jones uses the word “experiment” when talking about his parents raising him. Could it be that his parents were somehow involved in the CIA or one its fronts? Jones Jr. then, was being groomed for work as a field agent from a very young age, which is not uncommon in the CIA.


[1] Alex Jones and Jewish Sponsors

[2] Wenner Media LLC –

[3] Meet Alex Jones, Rolling Stone, March 2, 2011

[4] Alex Jones Confronts George Bush

[5] The UN Deception

[6] Alex Jones Supports Israel

[7] William J. Grede Is Dead at 92; Joined in Founding Birch Society, New York Times, June 7, 1989

[8] Ibid.

[9] 1954 Guatemalan coup d’étatétat

[10] T. Coleman Andrews

[11] Michael Collins Piper Responds to Alex Jones, Jim Marrs, and Robert Groden on JFK/Israel

[12] Parallels between Alex Jones and CIA front National Review

[13] Ibid.

[14] Eustace Mullins, Murder By Injection, Staunton VA: National Council for Medical Research, 1988: 340-1

[15] Oliver, Revilo P., America’s Decline: The Education of a Conservative, Londinium Press (1981), p. 425

[16] The John Birch Society — Exposed!, John Bryant

[17] Oliver, Revilo P., America’s Decline: The Education of a Conservative, Londinium Press (1981), p. 421

[18] Ibid, p. 425

[19] Blumfeld, Sam, The Meaning of 9/11,

[20] Is the Birch Society a Zionist Front?

[21] Interhemispheric Resource Center, GroupWatch, Western Goals Foundation, References: 5. Letter from Sean Steinbach and Dominik Diehl, May 22, 1987. 8. Elton Manzione, “The Private Spy Agency,” The National Reporter (Summer 1985).

[22] John Birch Society Magazine Takes Aim at Holocaust Revisionism and the IHR

[23] Oliver, Revilo P., America’s Decline: The Education of a Conservative, Londinium Press (1981), p. 425-26

[24] Alex Jones welcomes John Birch Society President John McManus

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Alex Jones using hypnosis, subliminals, and NLP on audience

COINTELPRO caught setting up strawman attacks against Alex Jones

Stratfor had two Alex Joneses

Alex Jones creating bogus stories to circumvent Stratfor revelations

Parallels between Alex Jones and CIA front National Review

Alex Jones, freemasonry, and the cult of Constitution

The Stratfor Infowar – Wikileaks reveals more on Kinky cointelpro Jones

Alternative media continues to ignore Alex Jones’ Stratfor connections

Learned helplessness through the alternative media

Infowars photo op at Stratfor?

The growing complexity of Alex Jones’ Israeli Connections

False opposition Mark Dice returns to the InfoWhores fold

Hypocrite Alex Jones as fake as Obama when crying

Is Alex Jones externalizing the hierarchy?

Alex Jones follows in the footsteps of Vladimir Zhirinovsky


Keegstra’s children: Jewish conspiracy as high school social studies class

James Keegstra taught his high-school classes in Eckville, Alberta, Canada that the Jews are behind a worldwide conspiracy. Some still believe him.

By Robert Mason Lee – Saturday Night Magazine – May 1985

(Disclaimer: This is a very interesting yet subtly bias piece against Jim Keegstra and his former students. Furthermore, Robert Mason Lee, being an awarding-winning journalist, should have learned that the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, being published before the works of Maurice Joly as well as another work by Venedey, could not have been plagiarized. On the contrary, Joly’s piece was the forgery.

Additionally, Mason Lee’s obsessive use of the term “Keegstra’s house of mirrors” perhaps gives us some insights into his own prejudices. Mason Lee misrepresents Holocaust denial research, which is largely based on the contention of homicidal gas chambers, it says did not exist. As for the alleged photos of Holocaust victims, Mason Lee fails to point out that Jewish propaganda involved using real death photos from the Soviet gulags, passed off as photos of alleged death camps in Germany. —Timothy Fitzpatrick)

On June 25, 1982—graduation day for the class of ’82 at Eckville Junior-Senior High School—Dana Remillard stepped carefully into her new store-bought dress. She tugged at the mauve skirt, aligning it with the slip underneath, and pulled tight the laces of its bodice, which ran from the waist to the heart-shaped neckline. Then she turned her attention to her hair. It was long, luxuriantly golden, and, like everything else about her, aglow with health and vitality. She looked terrific. And to Dana, it was important to look her best. That night she was going to be a class valedictorian, one of three chosen from the hard-working and closely knit class of ’82.

For Dana Remillard it had been a busy school year, marked by promise and success. On October 10, she’d gone shopping with her boyfriend, Ed Kreil, in Red Deer. He’d gone off by himself and returned, grinning, a few hours later. Dana playfully demanded to know what he’d been shopping for, and he showed her—an engagement ring.

They set the wedding date for after graduation. Dana had to balance Ed’s attentive demands with her lessons, basketball, the Presbyterian church choir, Canadian Girls in Training, and her volleyball team, the Eckville Aces, which was about to go off to the provincials. And there was Mr. Keegstra’s social studies class, with all those new notions and names and dates.

“Moles only come out in the dark, when no one is watching,” Dana wrote on exam day in Mr. Keegstra’s class. “Jews only do their deeds when no one is watching. A mole when mad, will strike back and have no mercy if disturbed. Jews strike at any time and have NO mercy. No one knows the Jews are there until they strike.” Mr. Keegstra penned in the words: “When cornered, are dangerous,” and gave her answer three out of three.

Dana’s constant activity, her warm smile, and her charitable helpfulness had not gone unnoticed. Back before Valentine’s Day, she’d found herself one of eleven girls vying to be the Queen of Hearts. The second-biggest event on the school calendar, next to graduation, the Queen of Hearts Ball is a gala affair in the high-school gymnasium. “But you wouldn’t know it’s a gym,” Dana says. “Not with all the streamers and decorations.”

“Hitler was one of the most successful people in the world ever to go against the Jews,” the Queen of Hearts contestant wrote in an essay. “If people would have been listening, he could have rid the world of Jews forever. It’s funny how people never want to hear the truth.” In bold red pen, Mr. Keegstra had added: “But the Jews control the press, mass media, and the propaganda.”

The Queen of Hearts is like a beauty pageant, though without the swimsuit and talent competitions. The winner is chosen by student vote. Dana and the other contestants lined up on the gymnasium stage, in front of blue cardboard sky and white cardboard clouds and doves surrounding a big red cardboard heart. The Queen of Hearts is the beauty queen, Miss Congeniality, and girl most likely to succeed all rolled up into one. As the announcer opened the envelope and read the names of the runners-up, Dana’s excitement mounted. The final envelope was opened, and her name was in it! A bouquet of roses was placed in her hands. She was given a plaque and a pretty locket. When the tiara was placed on her head, she cried.

Only one thing had tarnished the magical evening. Mr. Keegstra, her favourite teacher, did not attend. Jim Keegstra does not like beauty pageants, for the same reason he does not like the theory of evolution: because he views his students not as animals but as the unique and precious handiwork of God. Besides, Jim Keegstra does not dance. Neither does he drink, swear, gamble, or bear false witness. Jim Keegstra walks the razor’s edge of righteousness.

But Mr. Keegstra, along with just about everybody else who mattered in Eckville, would be at the graduation ceremonies. Dana had polished her farewell speech until it fairly gleamed with sentiment, gratitude, and confidence in the future. She had reason for such confidence, graduating with an 86 per cent average, a chosen career as a rehabilitation practitioner, and the love of the handsome farm boy who had asked her to be his wife. As she left home for the ceremonies, she rehearsed the speech in her head, reflected on the year, and counted the blessings awaiting her.

The speeches came before the Grand March, when every graduating boy would parade on the arm of his mother and every beaming father would escort his young daughter. Dana took to the linoleum stage at the community centre and looked down on nearly 500 neighbours, schoolmates, and friends seated amid crepe-paper streamers and fluorescent plastic bows.

“I think we’re going to miss those walls,” she began, with a nod in the direction of the school. “Inside those walls, we got our precious education and everlasting friends.” The rest of her speech went smoothly, a rendering of sentiments, exhortations, and promises typical of such valedictory addresses.

“Only as high as we reach can we grow,” Dana said, drawing to a close. “Only as far as we seek can we go. Only as deep as we look can we see. Only as much as we dream can we be.” She ended with a bit of advice that would prove prophetic for the last students to complete a full year of studies under Jim Keegstra. “Your future lies before you, like a path of fallen snow,” Dana said. “Be careful how you tread it, for ever step will show.”

Danny Desrosiers woke at noon on graduation day, showered, and dressed. He adjusted his tie and fidgeted with his new suit. It required little adjustment; Danny had good carriage and an athletic body. That and his disarming grin, smiling eyes, and unruly mop of blond hair gave him the open-faced good looks of a California surfer. For Danny, the graduation ceremonies would be both a highlight and a swan song. As out going president of the student’s union and a high school sports star, he wished he could have stayed at Eckville High. “Part of it, I guess,” he recalled recently, “was being the head wheel.”

Danny considered himself a shoo-in that night for the Weikum trophy, awarded for sports leadership and named after a teacher electrocuted some years back while working on a barn. But the more prestigious Eckford trophy, named after the town’s namesake, would, he thought, probably go to Dana Remillard. The Eckford, an eagle perched atop a plastic pillar and wooden base, was awarded on the basis of overall grades and participation in extracurricular activities. It went to the school’s best “all-around” student and was every bit as desirable as, say, the “all-around” trophy buckle awarded to top competitor at the annual Eckville Rodeo.

If Dana did win the Eckford, Danny would be the last to complain. He was fond of Dana and best friends with her fiancé; in fact, Ed had already asked Danny to be his best man. Besides, what did it matter which of them won? They were both popular with their two dozen classmates. And they’d both excelled in nearly every sport and schoolroom subject—including social studies.

In one paper for Mr. Keegstra, Danny explained that the Jews have a goal of world government based in Israel by the year 2000, a goal rooted in the secret and mystical Illuminati movement. The goal, Danny wrote, would be achieved by a five-pronged attack: the destruction of monarchies, as “monarchies cannot be infiltrated and poisoned by the Jews;” the dismantling of religions, especially Christianity, as “Christian people do not worship false gods and natural goods, therefore they will not worship the Jews;” the abolition of marriage, so “state-raised children will be taught that the state is supreme;” the confiscation of private property, because “property gives men a little piece of power. This power keeps them free;” and the eradication of all loyalty and allegiance to God, King, and Country, so “people will no longer fight for freedom because their country will mean nothing to them.”

Danny had found grounds for friendship with Mr. Keegstra: their mutual interest in cars. “I’d say cars are pretty important around here,” Danny says. “Most everybody turns 16, they get a new truck. I got my first car four days before Grade 11. I was 15. I’d been working a year when I bought it.” Danny has Polaroids of it in a picture album. It’s a 1976 maroon Charger, and it’s immaculate. It is viewed from the front, the rear, the side, and in three-quarter profile. In a number of pictures, a pretty girl is sitting in the car, smiling. “I paid thirty-eight hundred for it. Had it four years before I traded it off.” Owning a vehicle in Eckville is not only important for hauling hay or livestock, or shopping trips. Another reason, Danny says bashfully, is “well, for girls and stuff. Most of the guys park along the lease roads.” The oil drilling activity in central Alberta brought an unexpected worry to parents and a boon to Eckville teens, who used the temporary roads into drilling sites as secluded lovers’ lanes. The drilling also provided entertainment for Danny and his friends, who spent many summer nights perched on the grasshopper pumps that dot the countryside around Eckville, drinking beer while the pump jack rocked back and forth, the motor hummed, and the hills heaved and fell around them.

Danny was dressed and ready for graduation by early afternoon, when some friends came over for a few drinks. Drinking was part of the life of the class of ’82, though no-one had forgotten what had happened at a party two years earlier. The accident occurred near K.M.A. (“Kiss My Ass”) Corner, a gathering place four miles north of town, near the garbage dump. On weekend nights in the summer, the class of ’82 often gathered there, built a bonfire, and drank. One of Danny’s friends once caused a minor sensation by tossing a hard hat filled with gasoline onto the bonfire, not realizing that a gallon of gas has about the same explosive power as a stick of dynamite.

One such party at the end of the 1980 school year started at noon. “Everybody had a few drinks,” Danny recalls. “About five o’clock somebody went on a beer run.” The 16-year-old driver, inexperienced at the wheel of a 1968 Dodge pickup, slid onto the shoulder of a gravel road. He whipped the steering wheel around to correct the skid, bringing the truck to the other side of the road and rolling it into the ditch. Two boys and two girls were in the truck; one girl was left paralyzed from the waist down.

The tragedy was devastating, but it may have also served as a bond for the class of ’82. And there were happier memories—such as the class hiking trip in the Rockies—that helped the class overcome its deepest division, that between the keen students and the others.

In his graduating year, Danny played volleyball and basketball, and he excelled in track and field. At a meet in Red Deer he set a new school record in high jump. He pursued girls with the same ardour he brought to sports.

“There’s only so many girls you meet and only so many guys for the girls,” Danny explains. “It seems the ones that get married early are the best-looking ones. Then there’s that many less to pick from, so you try to grab ‘em quick.” This results not in frenzied courting but rather in an early and touching fidelity. One of Danny’s romances lasted two years. “In the whole time at high school,” he grins, “I was only single three months.”

At the graduation ceremony, Danny won both the Eckford and the Weikum trophies. “I was working for them for a year,” he says, “but I was sure surprised when I got both of them.” For Danny, as for Dana, it was a night to remember. One of the speakers, though, brought him back to earth. A former teacher warned of the difficulty ahead for job seekers during the economic recession.

Danny resented the recession, and he had a fair idea what had caused it. He also had a solution: “Social credit is close to what Hitler’s economic policy was. Social Credit might be able to change the way things are done.”

Dana Remillard and Danny Desrosiers were both raised in Eckville, on the outer rim of the Central Alberta Parkland, halfway between Calgary and Edmonton. The surrounding plains are scattered with aspen, larch, and birch, and roll with the last heave and dwell of the Rocky Mountain foothills. Eckville is 25 miles west of Red Deer, where the nearest Jews live, and 90 miles south of Edmonton and the nearest synagogue.

The town’s history dates from the turn of the century. A settlement had already been cleared by Finns when Henry Kingsep, an Estonian immigrant, arrived on the banks of the Medicine River in 1903. Pleased with the thatch-covered log buildings nestled among the willow and Alberta rose, Kingsep sent a message home: come. “It was a promised land,” recalls one Estonian. “It had rolling hills and was partly forested. It was better than what they had.”

The first school, built in 1906, was the scene of long and heated community debates on politics and philosophy. Many of the early Estonians were sympathetic to the nascent communist movement, and the area had a communal farming arrangement, whereby farmers held their own land but shared labour, tools, and livestock. Kingsep was anti-ecclesiastical and he refused the use of the community hall for church services, so it was left to itinerant preachers to bury the dead: Finns at the Kuusamo cemetery, Estonians at Gilby Kalmu.

By the late 1940s, the town had acquired the outline and many of the buildings it has today. By the end of the Second World War, it had a population of 195, a small high school, two stores, a small hospital, a doctor, a post office, drugstore, hotel, and beer parlour. The town’s roads were unpaved and dusty, as many of them still are. People cooked on coal stoves and read by gaslight—electrical power didn’t arrive until the 1950s. Piped water came with the water tower a decade later.

Today, the fields around Eckville are dotted with grazing herds of beef and diary cattle, towering silver gain silos, and the occasional oil well. The town is several miles from the main highway but is marked by a green government road sign: “Eckville, population 700.” Residents have added another. “Welcome to Eckville,” it says. “A good community to live in.”

The only traffic light in Eckville is at the main intersection, a four-way red flasher ignored by people who stop their trucks to exchange news. Several stores are abandoned. The Eckville Co-Op sells groceries and dry goods, but Mayfair Foods closed down, as did Carritt Hardware. Moving pictures no longer flicker in the dark old Ecko theatre; the lobby is now a health food store. The painted wooden porch of the Eckville Hotel serves as a community billboard. Posters advertise the upcoming Rocky Mountain Smashers demolition derby, the Twilight Horse Sale at Cole’s auction mart, and the Lacombe professional rodeo. The town’s proudest building is the modern, brown-brick Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, but the busiest is Art Carritt’s gas station, which sells gasoline by the gallon, and houses the Greyhound depot, the Laundromat, and the weekly Eckville Examiner.

The walls of the tavern in the hotel are lined with rough, unpainted pine planks. Between the waxed dance floor and the large-screen television sit truckers in baseball caps and cowboys in straw hats, down vests, and rodeo buckles. The drinks of choice are short rye and beer from the bottle. The jukebox plays:

There are no secrets in this town

Everyone knows everyone for miles and miles around

So if you’re going to cheat on me

Don’t cheat in our home town.

Hanging from the walls, every table or so, are sun-bleached cattle skulls. The horns point toward the ceiling, the snouts toward the customers. Inside each eye sockets is a fiery red light bulb.

This is the town that welcomed Jim Keegstra in 1968. At the high school, the staff was concerned with changes brought about by the prosperity of the oil patch. The moral fibre of Eckville was showing signs of weakening; the student body would soon have its first teenaged unwed mother.

The boom provided local jobs hauling rigs and equipment, but the ready work in the oil patch cut high-school enrolment. Students were lured away by high pay and travel. The teaching staff had dwindled. A teacher was needed who was capable of handling a wide range of subjects. Jim Keegstra—with interests in science, drafting, mechanics, industrial arts, and social studies—was the answer to the school-board prayers.

Keegstra was also a professed Christian, a man of strong character, and a firm disciplinarian (he was once charged with striking a student, but acquitted). His plain, no-nonsense way of dealing with students made them feel like responsible adults—not the peers of their new teacher, but people with lives that he found worthy of careful attention. Popular and respected, Jim Keegstra was an instant hit in Eckville.

One of seven children of a Dutch dairy farmer in the southern Alberta town of Kirkcaldy, Jim Keegstra was exposed in his early years to the United Church, the Nazarenes, and the Baptists. Later he attended the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute. He earned his mechanic’s papers in 1957, and in 1962 began teaching industrial arts in Cremona, Alberta. He got a bachelor of education degree in industrial arts at the University of Calgary in 1967. Two years later, he experienced what he calls his “awakening.”

“I got onto this through the scripture,” he said recently, in the tidy mobile home where he lives with his wife and the youngest of their four children. “Jim and Lorraine Keegstra and family” is burned into a little wooden sign out in front. “Here was a people who denied everything about Christ, yet they were called the chosen people. That is a contradiction.”

And Jim Keegstra cannot abide a contradiction, since a contradiction bespeaks a lie, and lies are the paving stones on the road to where the worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. “I believe in the judgment, and I believe you’ll be asked, asked how you could call God a liar. And if you call God’s word a lie, you make Him to be a liar.” Occasionally his long, thin fingers clutch the air, or his nostrils flare. His voice is persuasive, not stentorian. “If you call a people who deny the deity of Christ, who say Mary was a prostitute, who say He was a bastard—if you call those the chosen people, I say you are making God a liar.”

After his arrival in Eckville, Keegstra left the Church of the Nazarene, which is millennialist and therefore, to his mind, infiltrated by Judaism in its end-time beliefs. He moved to the amillennial Diamond Valley Full Gospel Church, a log building in the wooded hollow of Diamond Valley, near Eckville. His son Larry is the pastor. What Jim Keegstra now considers the true church of salvation is but a splinter off the old rugged cross, but that doesn’t bother him. “When Christ said, ‘Hey, it’s going to be a little flock,’ He meant just that.”

On the heels of Keegstra’s religious awakening came a political one. Long a believer in Social Credit, he began searching for people who shared his ideas and found one in Ron Gostick, a Flesherton, Ontario publisher of anti-communist material. “Around 1970, I started to get wakened up [politically],” Keegstra recalls. Ready to help with the awakening were the publications of the Canadian Intelligence Service (Gostick is the publisher) and contacts in the Canadian League of Rights (Gostick is the national director). Gostick is the son of former Alberta provincial librarian Edith Gostick, herself a Socred MLA who entered the Alberta Legislature on “Bible Bill” Aberhart’s triumph in 1935, and returned on the ticket of Aberhart’s successor, Ernest Manning, in 1944.

When Aberhart took control of Alberta with his ragtag crew of 56 newly elected Social Credit MLAs, none of whom had ever set foot in the building before, he believed the Depression had been caused by governments that had issued money as interest-bearing debt to companies and individuals. These debts, he believed, could never be repaid. Aberhart demanded the province be given the right to distribute its own credit, in the form of per capita dividends to all residents. Aberhart’s plan was quashed by the Supreme Court, and the subsequent Manning government eventually stopped pursuing it.

In his prime, though, Aberhart likened himself to a “provincial David,” adding: “We face a Goliath today. By ingenuity we can deprive him of his power. The sling of credit loans without interest and the non-negotiable-certified stones will destroy his grip and deliver us from his power.” He dismissed critics of his regime as “grafters, crooks, scheming politicians, insincere office seekers, henchmen of the financial interests, worshippers of the golden calf, fornicators, and hypocrites.”

The conspiracy mentality was reflected nearly a half-century later by Gordon Kesler, the first Canadian separatist elected west of Quebec. Kesler was elected in 1982, in Jim Keegstra’s back yard, the Olds-Didsbury riding. As an MLA representing the Western Canada Concept, he told delegates to the party’s convention in Red Deer that they were engaged in a struggle with forces “in control of vast numbers of megacorporations, banks, media, and various union factions, as well as political movements.”

In 1971, Keegstra sought, unsuccessfully, the Social Credit nomination for his riding in the provincial election that swept Peter Lougheed’s Conservatives to power. “I found out then what skullduggery there was in the provincial Social Credit,” Keegstra says. “The big shots said I was too Christian for them, just because I said Alberta Education had gone red.”

While in power in Alberta, the Socreds had abandoned their policies of monetary reform. Keegstra turned to the Douglasites, followers of Major C.H. Douglas, the British founder of Social Credit and arch proponent of monetary reform. Douglas was also an anti-Semite: he wrote Adolf Hitler in 1939 to warn, “The Jew … is the parasite upon and corruption of every civilization in which he has obtained power.”

In 1971, Keegstra began teaching the anti-Jewish conspiracy theory to his classes. Given the political history of Alberta, Keegstra’s stature in the community was not sullied by his conversion to anti-Semitism, to the Douglasites, or to amillennialism. On the contrary, it improved. He secured the federal Socred party’s nomination in 1972 and again in 1974. Though he lost to Conservatives each time, he soon became Eckville’s mayor. He had the respect of his students’ parents and chatted with them about his ideas at the curling rink through the long winter months. Few chose to contradict the teacher-mayor with the plain speech and the facts and figures at his fingertips.

Keegstra was revered by most of his students. He was always willing to discuss his views on premarital sex (against), creationism (for), secular humanism (against), hanging (for), or abortion (against). He was willing, as well, to roll up his sleeves and take a wrench in hand to help some young fellow get his car back on the road. “To have a car that just had wheels that turned was your life,” recalls one student. “He knew how to get one going, and keep it running.”

With female students Keegstra was, he says, less popular. “With the boys I got along, with the girls, somehow or another, I didn’t. A lot of it was the fact that I was a man. I taught shop, drafting, automotives, and they’re all in the boy line, so it’s natural, I suppose.” Still, when Dana and Ed Kreil were considering the purchase of some land, after their wedding, Dana turned to Mr. Keegstra for advice.

Keegstra kept his classroom style loose, as long as his students were attentive. He would gladly drop the day’s lesson to debate some issue in the news. As he never used notes or lecture plans, it was easy to abandon the blackboard and engage a student in debate. When he did, he might lean against the classroom laboratory sinks, or walk to the side of the student’s wooden desk and rest against it.

“He was very convincing, forceful at times,” one student recalls. “Like, if he was arguing with someone, he sometimes would come right up to your desk, and he would stand over top of you, and he believed in what he was saying, it was very obvious. You could tell. He had a certain look in his eyes.”

According to Dana, Keegstra’s keen interest could be interpreted differently. “It depends what eyes you were looking at him through,” she says. “If you disliked him, he was glaring. If not, he wasn’t.” At the very least, Keegstra was a remarkably convincing teacher, with an eye for the sort of detail teenagers find unforgettable.

“Mr. Keegstra taught us a lot of Christian principles,” says Gwen Matthews, a delicate and pious girl from the class of ’82. “The golden rule. To have faith in God and not yourself. Though, I don’t agree with that. I think you should have faith in yourself, too.” Gwen found her teacher’s view of history novel, but not disturbing. “I wouldn’t say I had an exact view of world history. It’s a pretty deep subject. But I was open to suggestion.” Besides, Keegstra laced his lessons with quotations from the Scriptures. “I believed anything that he backed with a lot of evidence,” says Gwen. “Mainly evidence from the Bible. He knew the Bible inside out, cover to cover.”

Themes of Biblical morality—or rather, of immorality—colour Gwen’s classroom notes. “Christ told the Jews,” she wrote, “ ‘Your father is the devil, you are the children of Satan.’ ” Jewish-controlled Jacobins in the French Revolution, she noted, devised the “Feast of Reason: They carried aloft a number of prostitutes. They would strip her and lay her on the altar. Then they killed an innocent girl, and poured the blood on the hooker. Then they cooked the girl and ate her.”

On Marxism, Gwen wrote that the “Jewish bum” Karl Marx had a daughter, Beatrice, who “got involved with Freud (Jew): sex orgies and drug orgies: involved in first nudist colony (demoralizing people): this was strictly to corrupt British people.” According to her notes, the Fabians (a society of moderate British socialists) were organized to “whip young boys to death.”

In an essay based on her notes, Gwen wrote that the Jewish conspirators organized on May Day, 1776, as the Illuminati, meaning “light from Satan,” that their activities since have included “smearing Christians, spreading lies and butchering people,” and that this was inevitable. “The Jews believe in violence and revolution to gain their end, while Christians believe in serving with compassion for each other. They live by the Bible, and the Jews live by the Talmud, where evil acts are encouraged.”

Gwen now says that she was “kind of bewildered and confused” when she wrote the essay, “because I’d never heard of [the Illuminati] before. Then it began to make sense.” That one group of people were evil and another good also made sense. “People are imperfect,” she says. “It was almost as if I was sheltered before. I knew evil was going on in the world, but I was never exposed to it. I thought it was strange and awful. But it’s unbelievable that people can be evil.”

Some students found the exposure to evil unsettling. Lorene Baxter, also from the class of ’82, recalls one lesson vividly. “He just said that the Russians were going to come over and take over the world and we’d have a curfew at nine o’clock,” she says. “If we weren’t in, we’d be shot. And just, things like that…I was upset…I cried. I told my mom.”

Lorene Baxter wasn’t the only one who told mom. So did Paul Maddox, a 14-year-old student whose British-born mother, Susan, had moved to Eckville to marry a local farmer. A well-spoken nurse, Susan Maddox found her son’s classroom notes offensive. “I was totally appalled,” she recalls. Some things in her son’s notes, such as references to the Illuminati, were simply odd. Other references, to Jews, were disturbing. “I never realized such a thing could exist in Canada.” Believing she would meet resistance in town and at the school, she considered taking her complaint to the school board. “I’d felt for years this vague idea that you had to be born and raised here to be part of the community.” One the other hand, Keegstra, she new, was “a good Christian man who went to church every Sunday.” She complained to the Lacombe County School Board in the fall of 1982.

Board chairman Sandra Weidner and superintendent Robert David, who both live in the riding seat of Lacombe, were concerned. They called Keegstra to a special board meeting and asked him to explain. Keegstra did, willingly at length. The prevailing mood among the 16 board members was dismay, but at least one supported the teacher’s views. “The way he presented it I could find no fault in it,” Bill Zuidhof said. “I agreed with what I heard.”

Zuidhof was overruled, however, and the board ordered Keegstra to follow the approved provincial curriculum and stop teaching the world Jewish conspiracy theory as fact. Keegstra maintained that he was following the curriculum, and continued to teach his theories. In December 1982, he was fired. Keegstra appealed the dismissal to a tribunal hearing before a Court of Queen’s Bench justice.

At the hearing, the covers of students’ scribblers were opened, and news what Keegstra had been teaching for the past 11 years became widely publicized. One student wrote in an essay that Jewish-controlled thugs would ride around in packs and bash in children’s heads and rape the women and drown them. They would also cut open the stomachs of men and let them bleed to death. The essay reads: “In my opinion, this must come to a dead halt.” Then, in conclusion: “We must get rid of every Jew in existence so we may live in peace and freedom.”

In other students’ notes, the Jewish conspiracy moves from Europe to North America. Hitler was lenient to the Jews, according to the notes, merely forcing them out of the country. As a result, four million ended up in the United States, including the “KGB agent” Henry Kissinger and “the Jew” Einstein. While Franklin Roosevelt struck a deal with the Zionists to secure the Jewish vote and the support of Jewish-controlled Hollywood and the press, William Lyon Mackenzie King fretted over the large number of Jews entering Canada. “There was no record of Jews coming in [and] taking over government offices.” Canada was to pay for its folly with Pierre Trudeau and creeping socialism. Roosevelt paid for his when he “died of a severe brain haemorrhage. Probably caused by a bullet in the head.”

When Keegstra fought in court to retain his job, he was backed by most of his students. Ninety-four signed a petition to have their teacher reinstated; only 20 refused to sign. In the town, meanwhile, another 128 parents and former students launched a petition to overturn the school board’s decision. Nonetheless, in April, 1983, Madame Justice Elizabeth McFadyen upheld the school board’s decision to fire Keegstra.

The Social Credit party of Canada and the Eckville town council were thrown into turmoil. Socred party president Martin Hattersly moved to force Keegstra to resign as vice president, but ended up qutting himself in the face of the party’s widespread support for Keegstra. Two town councilors, the Eckville Chamber of Commerce, and the local Presbyterian minister sought to oust Keegstra as mayor. Keegstra had a 4-2 majority in the council chamber and ignored them. When criticized by the minister, Keegstra suggested to town council: “Should we send him a letter and say: ‘Listen, man, if you don’t like Eckville there’s nothing standing in the way of you leaving’?” The letter, he said, could invite this minister to “pull up his stakes and head back to the Maritimes.”

Many residents of Eckville resented the attention focused on their town because of the Keegstra affair. They believed the attention was promoted by such “outsiders” as the Presbyterian minister and Susan Maddox, who had lived in the area for only 15 years. “I think it’s been blown out of proportion by the media,” said one former student. “I think they should stay out and leave us alone.”

Interest in the case peaked against in the fall of 1983, when Keegstra was stripped of his teacher’s licence, and then in January, 1984, when he was charged by the Alberta attorney general, under section 281.2 of the Criminal Code, with “willfully promoting hatred against an identifiable group—to wit, the Jews.”

At a preliminary hearing into the charge last June, Keegstra was represented by Doug Christie, a Victoria lawyer and a founder of the Western Canada Concept. (Christie recently defended Ernst Zundel, the Toronto publisher convicted of knowingly publishing false information likely to cause harm to racial or social tolerance. Zundel, who published articles alleging that the Holocaust was a hoax, attended the opening of Keegstra’s hearing in Red Deer. Keegstra, in turn, testified at Zundel’s trial.) At the end of the preliminary hearing, at which many of Keegstra’s former students were called to testify, Keegstra was committed to stand trial. As of the late March, the trial was scheduled to begin in Red Deer on April 9.

At the high school, meanwhile, Keegstra had been replaced by Dick Hoeksema, whose parents were close friends of Keegstra’s parents. Hoeksema simply regarded early news reports of Keegstra’s teachings as false. When he arrived in Eckville from the University of Lethbridge in January, 1983, he was determined to remain neutral in the brewing controversy.

His students gave him little chance. “The students kept bringing the subject up continually,” he says. “Our views differed on just about everything.” He found himself cornered. When he raised the disturbing views of his students with others, he discovered widespread support for his beliefs. “Keegstra was in the lunch room with the teachers, too. People forget he had as much influence with the staff as with the students. I believe this could happen in Toronto or Ottawa, if you have someone as skilled as Keegstra in presenting his views.”

Surrounded by converts, Hoeksema found himself questioning his own views. “I would say World War II started because Hitler invaded Poland and they’d say, ‘No, Hitler liberated Poland.’ I was starting to think I was crazy. That I was the only person who thought that way.” He recalled his Dutch parents telling him of having seen boxcars of Jews being sent to concentration camps, and of their shame at having believed that the Jews were merely being “relocated.” “I thought those stories were maybe exaggerated,” he says. “I started to doubt my own parents.” Once introduced to the conspiracy theory, “I began to see bears in all sorts of wodds.”

In April, 1983, Keegstra, as mayor, presided over the opening of a burned-out portion of the school. “He said there was no use having the finest schools in the world if students weren’t taught the truth. I remember thinking, ‘My God, he believes this stuff.’ ” After that, Hoeksema began discussing the situation with his wife (whom he hadn’t wanted to “drag into it”) and seeking out others who disagreed with Keegstra.

One day he was approached by a reporter in the school gymnasium for his opinion of what Keegstra had taught. He refused comment, and the reporter walked away. “I realized then I had to tell the truth. I ran after her and said, ‘I’m terribly appalled by what my students have been saying.’ After that, everything became clearer.”

Hoeksema offered to take to class a book called The Yellow Star, to show the reality of the Holocaust. A student replied that the pictures were all fakes. After all, the school library still contained books that supported Keegstra’s theories, including World Revolutions and Secret Societies and the Socialist Network. One student referred to Nesta Webster, the author of the books, as “the world’s foremost historian.” Other students told Hoeksema that all textbooks were censored by the Jews, so any textbook he could present as evidence would not be valid. They told him Pierre Trudeau’s ever-present red rose was a sign of the then prime minister’s commitment to communism. It would be “okay” to kill Trudeau, said one student, but the conspiracy “would just replace him with somebody equally as corrupt.”

Hoeksema found that the Grade 9 students had not even the most elementary understanding of how governments are formed and politicians elected. When he tried to explain the election process, one student stood up and shouted: “Don’t believe him! He’s not telling the truth!”

Jim Keegstra began each school year with the question of truth. His test for truth stressed consistency and simplicity; if a theory could not be contradicted by facts and was less complex than other theories, it was more likely true. On that foundation, he began each year to construct his house of mirrors.

The world Jewish conspiracy theory—the manifestation of anti-Semitism taught by Keegstra—arose, he told his students, with the imperialist tensions that led to the First World War. Nationalists in many European countries attacked Jewish “internationalism” and the Jews’ alleged ties to the Freemasons. Books such as Madison grant’s The Passing of the Great Race focused on three charges against Jews: that they were a disintegrative moral, political, and cultural force in the countries in which they lived; that they were at the centre of economic domination and monopoly; and that they were involved in a world conspiracy.

These three themes recurred in Keegstra’s teachings. Like virtually all modern anti-Jewish conspiracists, Keegstra views as proof of his theories a notorious fabrication known as the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, which is supposedly a report of secret meetings held in Basel, Switzerland, in 1897. At that time, the Jews purportedly conspired with the Freemasons to erect a world state on the ruins of Christendom. Published in Russia in 1903, the Protocols were first shown to be spurious by Philip Graves, Constantinople correspondent for The Times of London. In 1921, he demonstrated their resemblance to a satire on Napolean III by Maurice Joly, published in 1864. A committee of prominent U.S. historians published an appraisal of the document in 1942, denouncing it as a hoax. All the history books will tell you that the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion is a fabrication. Which is proof, for Keegstra, of the conspiracy at work. The hoax, he believes, was the denunciation of the Protocols. For believers like Jim Keegstra, the false document is sacred.

Such is the main panel in Keegstra’s house of mirrors. Once exposed to the conspiracy theory, his students found it difficult ever again to view evidence to the contrary without suspicion. If the Jewish conspiracy were as powerful as Keegstra said, then all proof of its existence would have been wiped from mainstream books, magazines, and thought. If the Jewish conspiracy really does exist, then it would move with wrath against Keegstra and his teachings. If the conspiracy does not exist, some students wonder, then what invisible hand moved so forcefully against their teacher?

The self-sustaining logic of conspiracy erects barriers to any external, opposing facts; it recognizes them only when contradiction can be turned into confirmation. Contradiction becomes the conspiracy’s source of tenacity; any argument raised to abolish it becomes twisted upon itself; the anti-Jewish conspiracy is an animal that feeds on its predators.

In Eckville, steps were taken to wipe out Keegstra’s legacy. A Calgary businessman, Jack Downey, sponsored a two-week trip to Germany for two students. One of them, Gary Tink, had been in Keegstra’s class. He was devastated by a tour of the Dachau death camp. He says he now has a new perspective and will not be as receptive as he once was to anti-Semitic remarks. Six other students attended a seminar on the Holocaust at the University of British Columbia. And Donald Brittain, the director, screened his film Memorandum at the high school. The film shows naked corpses of slain Jews in German concentration camps.

For some students, though, these measures backfired. They became evidence of the conspiracy at work in Eckville—conspiracy aimed, for the moment, at eradicating belief in the conspiracy. The students’ belief was reinforced when they saw their teacher ejected from class, stripped of his credentials, and hauled before the courts.

“This is the time the Jewish conspiracy group wants to build some sympathy,” said Danny Desrosiers. “They see little hick Eckville, and think if they can take this and make a big enough thing out of it and nail him with a charge, they can use this as an example to scare off others.”

In Eckville, where the Keegstra case has frayed the town’s fabric for more than two years, even a reluctance to discuss the conspiracy can be taken as evidence of it. “I think a lot of people are tired of hearing about it,” says Gwen Matthews. “But perhaps people are scared he’s stumbled onto the truth, and they don’t want to know about it.”

Keegstra’s house of mirrors also contains a reflection of the face of Jim Keegstra himself. There the student trained in “truth” must come to terms with Jim Keegstra the same way he would deal with a man who claimed to be the Son of God, or a jellybean, or anything else new and jarring. The man must be either a madman, or a liar, or else telling the truth. Jim Keegstra never struck anybody as mad. And he would never knowingly tell a lie. Besides, his credibility was bolstered by what he taught—the dates and places of history, its nuts and bolts. He did not stand history on its head, merely interpreted it. “Instead of just giving us events, dates, and people, he’d give us the reason for things, linking it together,” says Danny. “What he said niched into what our school books said. He just filled in the blanks.”

What Keegstra did turn topsy-turvy in his students’ minds was not the mechanics of history, but its driving force: the motivation of men. Pure motives—democracy, fairness, equality—are ascribed to one camp, and evil motives—power, greed, domination—to another. Evil becomes an externalized illness. “Inch by inch, second by second, the evil forces behind this disease, dreaded by every free man, are taking over the world,” wrote one student. “In this essay, I wish to show you how the virus of this disease consists of one kind of people. The Jews.…”

“Consider the atomic bomb, I told my students,” Keegstra recalls. “Jewish scientists were involved in its creation. Why drop it on the two cities in Japan that were basically Christians? Was it an accident, or was it deliberate?”

Gwen Matthews, asked if she had been taught to hate, replied: “I think we should be free to hate if we’re free to love. If we love something, we must hate the opposite of it. If we love God, then we must hate the Devil.” It was all God and Devil? Us and Them? We and the Enemy? “I would say there were those characteristics to it,” Gwen allows. “But that’s how we see it. They might say we’re wicked and evil.”

Today Gwen Matthews leads a quiet life, working at an oil company field office near Eckville, retiring each evening to her parents’ mobile home north of town. Her father’s tractor-trailer units line the drive and the outdoor shed is posted with every license plate since 1960. There, she tends her plants, two small dogs, and three cats. Her mother puts coffee and biscuits on the table; her father plays cribbage with a neighbor. Gwen sips coffee. Her porcelain features take on a pensive cast as she gazes out the window. “I’m not going to dedicate the rest of my life trying to find out the answer,” she says. “At least now I know two versions. And I think people are at an advantage because they’ve been exposed to something different. It was almost as if I was sheltered before. I knew evil was going on in the world, but I was never exposed to it. Mr. Keegstra didn’t hate the Jewish people. He’s just saying beware of them. He’s enlightened us.”

Dana Remillard Kreil now lives in a mobile home she and Ed bought for their farm outside Eckville. It’s nearly kept, and Dana is as busy as ever. When not working as a rehabilitation practitioner in Rocky Mountain House, or leading her CGIT group, or tending chores, or taking lunch to Ed in the field, she sometimes sits at the kitchen table with her fluffy white cat and thinks back over her school days. “I compare this story to a fire,” she says. “Sometimes it burns down to the embers, but then something always keeps it going. The farther I get away from graduating, the less I remember. People say we’re brainwashed. That we’re the people in the cage who believe this. Well, if you sit in front of that TV set, you’d get brainwashed, too.”

Dana doesn’t like to talk about her beliefs very much, partly because she’s confused, partly because of the reception she gets “outside,” in places such as Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House. “People say Mr. Keegstra’s a second Hitler,” she says. “Well, I get pretty upset with that. Sometimes I think I’m the only one left for him.” She smiles self-consciously and pretends to hold a billboard sign above her head. “I’m for Jim Keegstra.” Lowering her hands, she adds: “But not necessarily his beliefs. I like and respect him and don’t want to see him hurt. But they think I’m a follower, like a Moonie or something.”

Dana was one of the students who testified at the preliminary hearing. “The night before court I cried. I thought, ‘What am I going to wear?’ ” After her appearance, she had other worries. Portions of her class notes and essays were read in court and published in newspapers. One essay finished with: “I never really knew much about Jews until this year. In other grades, all I was told was that the Jews are a RACE that are discriminated against. They had never had a fair chance. But not one of the teachers ever stopped to tell me of their TRUE origin. This year I learned of their origin and their wicked plans, and I am very scared that the world is going to fall to them. I only hope that we Christians will be strong enough to fight off their Satanic hate.”

After her court appearance, Dana felt people were staring at her and was once met with the greeting: “How’s the Jew hater?” Dana clenches her fist and gently pounds the table. “I do not hate Jews!” She was taught about “them and about 200 other nationalities,” she explains. “It’s Khazars and Zionists and if there’s Jews in there, yes.” But she has also heard that Khazars and Zionists refer to subgroups of Jews. “I’d like to get it straight in my mind,” she sighs. “All I know is it all has something to do with jay-ee-double-you.”

Dana regrets having written the essay, and wonders what was going on in her mind. “I was writing very late at night in desperation trying to get it done,” she says. “When a Saturday night date is the biggest thing in your life, you’re not too worried about the satanic hate of the Jews,” she adds with a laugh. Looking back now, she believes her essay was overstated. “We’re trying to figure out what’s right. You want to believe what’s right, but it’s hard to tell what’s right and wrong anymore.”

Danny Desrosiers now makes his way from house to house in Eckville as a television repairman. He’s not worried about what he wrote back then in Jim Keegstra’s class, because it’s what he believes now. And he shares his beliefs with anyone who will listen. “I haven’t run into anybody hostile,” he says. “The ones that agree most are the European types—German or Dutch people who’d seen what was going on there. Most people, by the time I finished talking to them, agree with what I say.”

What Danny tells them, in his cheerful matter-of-fact way, is this: “Now, when Hitler went into power, it was a different system than ours, but better in a lot of ways. Germany put a Volkswagen in every driveway, and all business was private enterprise. Look, Germany had gone through the First World War, but 20 years later they were back to being one of the richest, if not the richest, countries in the world.

“The reason Hitler wanted the Jews out of the country is they didn’t agree with the system of government he had. The Jews were in control of the banks and financial institutions. With Hitler, if you wanted a loan, you just had to go to the government. They’d write you a cheque and you’d pay maybe two percent interest. One reason the Second World War was probably started was just so the Jews could sell a bunch of arms.

“Now, I’ve yet to see hard evidence, other than a few guys who are Jewish coming into Eckville saying, ‘I’m Jewish and six million died.’ Mr. Keegstra has a census, and according to it there weren’t even six million of them in Germany. When you look at pictures of 2,000 bodies, how can you tell which are Jewish or German?

“One reason they had those big graves is a type of head lice they had that got into your hair and sucked your blood. Like, they sucked the nutrients right out of you. You see the pictures of those scrawny bodies and say the Germans weren’t feeding them. Well, it doesn’t matter how much food they give you if the parasites are sucking the nutrients out of your blood.

“They had those tattoos. How else are you going to keep track of thousands of people? They brand cattle. You can’t change a tattoo like you can a shirt. And they had to shave their heads to keep the lice down. And walk through those showers. All the clothes were put on racks and run through the gas chamber to kill the ice. I think they said those ovens would have taken four hours at 8,000 degrees. That’s not a very cost-efficient way to kill people.
“Hitler’s economic policy was good. But if you got up in Parliament and said that, they’d call you a Nazi and a Jew killer and throw you out on your ear so fast…If he would have been able to unite the Germanies, Germany would be an extremely advanced nation and the rest of the world would be playing catch-up. It still is one of the most advanced countries. Maybe one race of people is born smarter than anybody else.

“Mr. Keegstra told us a Toyota or a Datsun is just the Japanese version of the Volkswagen. That’s the one reason I don’t think everybody is equal—some races are mechanically inclined, a black is maybe more athletically inclined, maybe more physically adept than mentally adept. Or a Japanese or a Chinese guy is technically adept. That master race idea had a good basis. It was strictly an experiment that everybody blew out of proportion. They just wondered if you could come out with people more intelligent and healthy.”

Besides repairing television sets, Danny worked for a time as a disc jockey at a local tavern. He plays volleyball and is learning karate. He still lives with his parents. He likes to relax in the television room of their new town house, but he finds there’s not a lot to watch on television any more.

“It sours me,” he says. “I’m trying so hard to be open-minded and they’re close-minded. And it’s subconscious, that bias.” As an example of bias, Danny points to a television miniseries about aliens invading hearth, “V.”

“A normal person would say it’s just another science-fiction show,” he says. “But I could see a direct connection between it and what was supposed to have happened with Hitler. These aliens are supposed to be Germans and all the earth people are supposed to be Jews.”

Danny frowns, seeking a way to sum up his views. “Mr. Keegstra used to say history, on its own, is of no value at all. But if you don’t know what went on, you’re bound to repeat it.”