That's nearly eight hundred votes in the space of just few days, with no publicity other than what we ourselves generated in "The Hoffman Wire" (our e-mail service that transmits our columns via electronic mail*), at our website and on this, our "On the Contrary" blog, where the poll was conducted.
Other than a couple of Hoffman Wire readers who spread the word via private e-mail, the poll was not publicized by any other group, and yet with our limited resources almost 800 people took the time to visit our blog and vote to show their support for Mr. Zundel. If our poll is any representative sample of worldwide sentiment, then Ernst Zundel has not only not been forgotten, he is lionized.
We thank everyone who participated. I would like to take this opportunity to announce that we are seeking to raise the funds needed to reprint my long out of print 1985 book, The Great Holocaust Trial, about the first of the two show trials the government of Canada prosecuted against Ernst, both of which he won on appeal.
Naturally I am biased in favor of the first trial because I reported it from the press gallery and it is one of the few instances on record of "Holocaust survivors" and "homicidal gas chamber eyewitnesses" being cross-examined by a defense attorney ~ and not just any attorney ~ rather by the skilled and relentless Doug Christie, backed by the brilliant research of revisionist historian Dr. Robert Faurisson.
The last resort of every Auschwitz execution gas chamber zealot is the familiar shibboleth, "We have eyewitnesses!" This is supposed to represent the final coffin in the nail of revisionist doubts.
Alas, poor mythomaniacs, you can never be the same after what the Zundel defense team did to you 25 years ago, from January through March, 1985. As G.K. Chesterton observed, "A lie is only young once," which makes the Auschwitz execution gas chamber lie as old as sin.
In the course of the Great Holocaust Trial, the testimony of the key witness of the famous War Refugee Board, Rudolf Vrba, was shredded, along with that of former Auschwitz inmate Arnold Friedman and others. Famed holohoax historian Prof. Raul Hilberg was left a pile of quivering Jello as he replied, when asked by Mr. Christie to furnish even one scientific report proving mass murder by gassings, "I'm at a loss."
Bringing The Great Holocaust Trial book back into print on the 25th anniversary of the trial and in the year Mr. Zundel valiantly emerged from his German-Zionist dungeon ~ with his head high and a smiling countenance ~ will be a resounding refutation of the notion of foolish advocates of tyranny, that revisionism is in retreat.
Revisionism is fueled and strengthened by heroism in the face of enormous odds and martyrdom in the face of demands to recant and capitulate. Ernst was not killed by the fanatic partisans of the cult of Holocaustianity, but many a lesser man's mind and spirit would have been broken by the years in prison, including two in solitary confinement in a Canadian dungeon.
Seven years of his life were lost, and for what offense? The "crime" of daring to doubt an edifice that cannot endure doubts. Truth does not require dungeons to protect its credibility, only a lie so immense.
Congratulations to you, Ernst Zundel. Almost 800 percipients of our little Internet presence, 96% of all who responded, have rightly declared you a hero and a martyr to the cause of Freedom of Speech. How many opinion polls achieve such unanimity? It is almost unheard of.
"The elite are an example or they are nothing."
Zundel is an example!