Sancho-Rudner and Quixote-Farber
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Another part of the Crown's "Book of Evidence" was Elizabeth Dilling Stokes' book The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today (1964, self published). Dilling Stokes was--I quote Wikipedia: "an American anti-communist and later antisemitic social activist, as well as an anti-war campaigner and writer in the 1930s and 1940s. She stood trial for sedition in Washington in 1944. The author of four political books, Dilling claimed that Marxism and 'Jewry' were synonymous."
Dilling Stokes was both an American anti-communist (that's OK) and later an antisemitic social activist (that's NOT OK). A noisy isolationist, she was tried for opposing WWII when it was no longer fashionable. The gripe against her today is her claim that Marxism and "Jewry" were synonymous, though this was the view of such eminent pundits as Winston Churchill, and is still fervently believed today, though no one but Topham is being persecuted for it.
And finally, The Controversy of Zion by Douglas Reed, a popular WWII correspondent. Reed's Insanity Fair (1938) was a hit in 1938 warning of Hitler's mad rush to war. A militant anti-fascist. Sounds good to me. Reed wrote Controversy in the 1950s, but could find no publisher, and it only saw the light of day in 1978. His concern was "the continued role of the Middle East as the tinderbox, that can become the cause of the next world war, and the continued suppression and misrepresentation, in the media, of all news and discussion," according to Knud Eriksen. Reed also dabbled in Jewish history, convinced that there is a long running conspiratorial history behind Judaism.
But, I again quote Wikipedia: "When The Times ran his obituary, it condemned Reed as a 'virulent anti-Semite,' although Reed himself claimed that he drew a distinction between opposition to Zionism and anti-Semitism." Reed later wrote that Ian Smith's apartheid Rhodesia should be defended "as 'the last bulwark against the Third World War, just as Czechoslovakia should have been defended against Hitler in 1938."
No mention in his writings of wiping out Israel, or hating Jews. On the contrary, Reed's final words in Controversy are, "I think, that the Jews of the world are beginning to realize the wrong of revolutionary Zionism, the twin of the other destructive movement, Communism, and that towards the end of this 20th Century they will finally have decided to join in the ranks of mankind."
Who wrote the Protocols Part II?
Why my niggling references to Wikipedia? Because I could just as easily be footnoting the "expert witness" "Book of Evidence" submitted by the accusers at Topham's trial. Written without attribution.
Quotes require a citation (or at the very least, a rewrite). Well, the "expert witness" in Topham's trial, Len Rudner (if it was him) was not so rigorous. In preparing his "Book of Evidence", he just cut-and-pasted his bits and pieces of pseudo-proof of anti-Semitism at Wikipedia and no doubt elsewhere. As with his submission of the sizzling graphic as evidence of Topham's hatred, Rudner seems to be working for the Jews' purported enemy (much like the tragic Kaufman).
But is Rudner the 'brains', or the Jewish Sancho Panza? The stooge? The sequence of events in the farcical trial actually starts with Bernie Farber, the original "expert witness". Farber is--I'm quoting his statement to the Court on September 30, just days before the trial was to start--"Executive Director of the Mosaic Institute, a research 'think tank' that supports multiculturalism and pluralism in Canada." Prior to that, he was "Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Jewish Congress and in that capacity testified [sic] for the Crown as an expert on Jewish issues".
Farber submitted his "Book of Evidence" and then suddenly recused himself. His charge against Topham: claiming "Jewish control of media and banking and the sowing of corruption and religious discord".
Whoa. A few statistics can show Jewish pre-eminence in media and banking. It's not hard to prove "sowing corruption and religious discord" either. Pretty thin ice.
Enter Faber's "roady" Rudner, as performer Atzmon affectionately calls him. From the start, there was serious doubt about just how "expert" Rudner was. The Crown tried to verify this only once--under pressure--after Topham's lawyer, Barclay Johnson, challenged Rudner and embarrassed him, as he couldn't even define anti-Semitism or Zionism without read from his notes, an odd inarticulateness for an "expert". Finally the Crown, Jennifer Johnston, was forced to ask Rudner: "Did you write this document?" to which he answered: "To the best of my knowledge I wrote this document".
An "expert witness" who couldn't even define anti-Semitism without cribbing from his notes. Atzmon had seen Farber's notes as the original expert witness, and when he read Rudner's, he saw they were identical, but were being pawned off as Rudner's. Even more devastating, Farber had forgotten to turn
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Perjury? Call a mistrial and go after Rudner? At the very least, this was a blatant attempting to deceive the jury.
And why didn't Rudner just 'fess up? Why perjure oneself? Atzmon joked to the author, "If I was asked under oath: Did you write Altneuland (Old New Land) [by Zionism's founder Theordore Herzel] I would just say NO!"