Dec 31, 2004
ZGram - Where Truth is Destiny
Good Morning from the Zundelsite:
It is the last day of the year, early morning, and I am
writing my very last Zgram. A cyber tradition that I created ten years ago
tomorrow, that I maintained with gritted teeth through happy days and sad,
has finally come to an end. What has happened? Nothing, really - except that
I have known for quite some time that my Zgrams have outlived their
usefulness, and I am calling it quits because I want to redirect my energy
and creativity into channels that are more appropriate and useful. For the
past ten years, my Zgrams have taken up one-third of my time, conservatively
estimated. That includes the tens of thousands of emails I had to read, and
many that I had to answer. This was a seven days a week job lasting a
decade. That is a big, big chunk of time. I believe I can use my time
better, as outlined below. I made that decision already several years ago,
but I was persuaded, time and again, to keep going. I think an anniversary
like this one is as good a time as any to redirect and to diversify my
efforts. Please note and believe me: Nobody made me do this! Nobody could
have! No one did! In fact, quite a few people, including my own Prisoner of
Conscience, tried to dissuade me from making this move even this time.
However, I have now concluded - no more Zgrams in the future. That's it!
You see, the Internet environment has changed. When I
started out, there were very few websites from which I could glean Zgram
content. Most mainstream newspapers were not yet on-line - news items that
were useful to us were few and far between. I had to write a lot of essays,
editorials, and op-eds on my own. It was a time-consuming task that took a
lot of mental energy - and there was never sufficient financial support. It
was a draining, grinding enterprise I largely did on a volunteer basis. But
ten years ago, it made sense to do it that way. The Internet was in its
infancy. My daily cyber missives provided a lively global thread to diverse
friends and comrades by means of an authentic voice.
To my knowledge, there was not at that time an information
service offered anywhere in cyberspace where daily updates of opinions and
events were shipped to thousands and thousands in a personalized, purposely
chatty, non-threatening format. I decided on that format quite coldly.
Except for my dear friend, known as Mackenzie Paine who died in an accident
several years ago, there was no one else to do what the two of us did, day
after day after day. Many of our friends have chided us, and our foes have
sneered at us, for our chatty ways and means and wanted us to be more
"scholarly" and "formal." We always resisted, because we
saw our contribution to the internet to be a cyber intifada - this long
before the term was widely known. When there is war - and we are in a very
serious global war against the forces of repression - and you pick up a rock
because it is the only weapon that you have against a giant monster, intent
on enslaving the world, there is no time to worry if that rock is footnoted
or not. That's silly! That we were effective, whereas more structured,
stodgy Revisionist websites were not, was due to the fact that even though
some of our friends did not appreciate the common-sense, strategic
underpinning of our service on behalf of Truth in History, our enemies knew
from the start. They understood it all too well. I now speak for myself, for
Mackenzie is dead. I still wonder about that so-called "accident."
Something similar happened to me that briefly blinded me.
No revisionist website has been as fiercely attacked as the
Zundelsite has been. There were three massive censorship attempts - all
happening in 1996. There was the War of the Blue Ribbons in January, with
access denied to 1300 websites, initiated by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and
their ilk who sent out 2000 letters to Presidents of universities to stop
me. Next came the German government attempt to "index" (and thus
criminalize) certain articles, and finally the massive "denial of
service" attack originating out of Nanaimo, B.C., Canada, home of the
opposition Nizkor website underwritten by B'nai Brith, which crippled 3000
websites during the busiest pre-Christmas weekend of that year. Not one of
these attacks succeeded!
After that, it was mostly various censorship attempts
battled out in the courtrooms of Canada, aided and abetted by a parasitic,
so-called Human Rights monstrosity and various governmental flunkies that
tried to knock my website off the air. I had a formula that worked. For as
long as there's even a shred of Freedom of Speech left in America, the
Zundelsite will be a cyber presence as an electronic monument!
I watched attempts by various entities to imitate what I was
doing with my Zgrams - C-grams, G-grams, K-grams; even, briefly, White House
grams. None lasted, because it is a grind to send a fresh and lively
missive, day by day and week by week, for months, for years, for an entire
decade! It takes enormous dedication and singleness of purpose. That I stuck
to my Zgrams under fire is something I am proud of - it is now part of cyber
history and will be remembered by those who are truly committed to freedom
of speech. Then why quit now? Because the information I dispensed as novelty
in years gone by is now at everybody's fingertips. My service is no longer
needed. Search engines work splendidly; websites have become sophisticated;
friends have found friends and comrades have discovered comrades by the
score that band together by interest; what I am doing is no longer novel. It
is old hat. Magnificent news services send you the news and editorial
content tailored to any interest level and political persuasion imaginable.
Anybody with a keyboard and a mouse can find his websites of choice and get
on list serves in three seconds. I do not want to stick to horse and buggy
when people nowadays ride rockets to the stars. I have done what I could do,
when it was meaningful and timely, and now I want to move on and do
something else. So please believe me when I tell you that I am not
relinquishing my Zgrams under censorship fire. Absolutely on the contrary: I
want to reclaim that block of time, so far devoted to my Zgrams, to do
something more targeted. I have not wearied of the struggle. Don't even
think for a moment that something inside me has changed, and that I have
either fatigued or been made to abandon my work. Not so! I am refocusing.
Not in the least am I abandoning my prime - right now my only! - cause to
free Ernst Zundel from the clutches of the Lying Lobby that kidnapped him
almost two years ago. I'll get him back to Tennessee. Trust me!
What is more meaningful for me at this stage in our
struggle? There are various projects I have had to set aside for years, but
that I nursed inside myself, always hoping for more time, for adequate
financial sponsorship, for the right moment not taken up by so much trivia
generated by that flood of mail that came in response to my Zgrams.
----- I want to work on passionate Revisionist
documentaries that are aimed at the heart, at emotions. I want to help
create and market "our Hollywood." We don't need the historical
cud chewed for us with idiocies like Schindler's List. How about
"Rebel of the Spirit"?
----- We desperately need our mainstream lines of
marketable revisionist products. A start has already been made with
"Letters from Cell # 7" and various artistic and/or political
sketches out of Ernst's lonely cell. Watch out for a genuine, gagged
Nutcracker Zundel - in prison garb and all, replete with soldier's cap
that says THINK! Now there is your collectible!
----- I want to sort and order by priority all that raw
electronic footage Ernst has accumulated in decades of his often lonely
search for Truth in History. We have hundreds of splendid video masters
and several thousands of audios, just waiting to be mined! As my very own
Christmas present, I have already purchased the editing equipment and put
it right under my tree!
----- I want to cultivate and make our struggle known to
ethnically receptive enclaves of decent kith and kin strewn over the
planet who shy away from us, not knowing who we really are and what we
really stand for. I worked in grant writing, fund-raising, public speaking
and public relations for years; I have an idea or two.
----- I need to update and sharpen the Zundelsite and make
it more timely and topical, something that I could not do for years
because of lack of time. As a priority, I want to showcase magnificent
translations, mostly in German, I have collected but never had the time or
opportunity to make available.
----- I want to reach out to the younger crowd -students,
young parents who home-school their kids. They need curricula. A trial run
is already planned in two months at a major Midwest university. We'll use
that event as a springboard -
And, finally, it is time for spring-cleaning as well. We are
people of taste and discernment; we do not need to imitate our foes. Wait
and watch how I will systematically turf out the smutty language and shoddy,
self-destructive ways of interaction in our ranks. We need to hold the
friendly fire and not shoot off at the mouth all the time. I know I speak in
generalities, but they will be translated into consumer goods that feed our
Aryan soul. We are a people unlike other people - and by that I don't mean
only Germans. We need to work on an identity that is, in essence, European.
I feel a very deep, abiding personal commitment to that Cause. I have worked
out within myself a very focused vision, which is the reason I am broadening
my reach and changing the thrust of my message. I estimate that by retiring
my Zgrams, I will have freed, as I already said, about one-third of my time
and doubled my energy output. I know I won't do this alone; I have reliable
old friends as well as an ever-growing circle of new, enthusiastic
supporters - and, best of all, I know I have the support and enthusiasm of
my own comrade-in-captivity who shares my vision and my dream. We have
discussed practical aspects for years and have already laid the groundwork.
I will still keep my media and political contact list. It will be used as
needed. If you would like to be on that list, you will have to tell me
personally and give me some time to put you on that list, because I will
have to manually subscribe you. My regular email, firstname.lastname@example.org
may not be all that reliable - it seems to be an email still at the mercy of
our friendly censors. If it doesn't work for you, try email@example.com
And now I wish you a very focused, productive New Year that
will do our Revisionist Pioneer in Captivity proud.
Signing off with my last Zgram greeting - NO SURRENDER!
Ingrid Rimland Zundel, Ed.D.
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