Thursday, August 16, 2007

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Gravel participated in Holocaust denial conference read that correctly. Former Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska, now running for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, addressed a 2003 conference of the Holocaust denying "Barnes Review". A photograph of Gravel at the podium is currently posted at the website of the Adelaide Institute, a notorious anti-Semitic group based in Australia. The subject of his address was the oppressive influence of America's "power elites".

Fellow participants in the conference included fugitive from justice Christopher Bollyn, anti-Semitic conspiracy nut Eustace Mullins, Liberty Lobby founder Willis Carto, Adelaide Institute founder Fredrick Töben, Christian Identity preacher Dale Crowley and Hutton Gibson, Mel Gibson's father and campaigner against a Jewish Masonic conspiracy to control the Vatican.

View a cached version of the Adelaide Institute webpage with details and photos of the conference here...


williamjacobs said...

Gravel has said repeatedly that he does not share such a view, stating "You better believe I know that six million Jews were killed. I've been to the Holocaust Museum. I've seen the footage of General Eisenhower touring one of the camps. They're [referring to the Barnes Review, and publisher Willis Carto] nutty as loons if they don't think it happened".

You would do well for the cause removing this slander from your blog.

Adam Holland said...

Gravel now says that he didn't know he was addressing a Holocaust denial convention, although all the speakers, entertainment and literature was obviously of that ilk. Don't take my word for the link I included and look at the agenda for the meeting. The other speakers were literally pro-Nazi, anti-Semitic, nothing subtle about it. Gravel addressed the subject of a secret elite that controls the U.S. in its interest. To paraphrase Gravel: if he didn't know what was happening, he's as nutty as a loon.

Anonymous said...

"He [Carto] liked the idea of the National Initiative. I figured it was an opportunity to discuss it. Whether it is the far right, far left, whatever, I'll make my pitch to them. They gave me a free subscription to American Free Press. They still send it to me today. I flip through it sometimes. It has some extreme views, and a lot of the ads in it are even more extreme and make me want to upchuck. Anyways, sometime later, Carto contacted me to speak at that Barnes Review Conference. I had never heard of the Barnes Review, didn't know anything about it or what they stood for. I was just coming to give a presentation about the National Initiative. I was there maybe 30 minutes. I could tell from the people in the room (mainly some very old men) that they were pretty extreme. I gave my speech, answered some questions and left. I never saw the agenda for the day or listened to any of the other presentations." - Mike Gravel

I've been following Gravel since the beginning, and from everything I've seen, he doesn't have a supremacist bone in his body. He is humble and honest. It's rare that I believe a goddamned thing a politician says, and Gravel is the only good gut feeling I've had in a long while.

Adam Holland said...


I don't disparage your gut feelings, these feelings are important, but what is your assessment of the fact that he addressed a modern version of a German-American Bund rally and claims that either he didn't notice, or he noticed and left without addressing the issue. What about the subject of his speech: the "Secret Elites that Control America"? Don't you have any gut feelings about these questions? Did you look at the website of one of the neo-Nazi sponsors of his speech? What was your gut feeling about that? Any gut feelings on the question of how much he received in payment for his speech?

I have strong gut feelings about those who participate in Nazi rallies or conferences. At the very least, he seems completely oblivious to the troubling implications of his presence there.


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