Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Herero and Namaqua Fake-O-Cide (Part 3)

27 January is an International Holocaust Remembrance Day in honour of the memory of Jewish Holocaust victims. This universal memorial day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/7, on 1 November 2005. The main purpose thereof is to encourage and develop educational programs about Holocaust history and to help prevent future acts of genocide.

If you’re a regular viewer of DSTV (or any other major TV Network) then you’ve probably noticed that they do not wait for a special memorial day to screen documentaries, films, or programmes related to the Jewish Holocaust. They screen the stuff non-stop throughout the year, adding new material, as new victims and/or new ‘evidence’ streams in.  Some of you may have also noticed that major TV networks hardly ever screen those old cowboy, western type films, anymore.

The United States-Indian Wars on the expanding western frontier took place more or less from the 1780s to the 1890s. These years fall outside the 20th century, and I suppose this is possibly the main reason why the term “genocide” hardly ever comes to the fore when the destruction and slaughter of American Indians is debated.

The US-Indian Wars are not the only wars that can be classified as genocide if current analysis and meanings are applied to it. What about the Anglo-Zulu Wars or the Anglo-Boer Wars?  What about Shaka Zulu, the militaristic savage who slaughtered between two and three million blacks in South Africa? Do these atrocities not count as genocide, because they happened before the 20th century?

In his book American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World, David Stannard argues that the destruction of the aboriginal peoples of the Americas, in a "string of genocide campaigns" by Europeans and their descendants, was the most massive act of genocide in the history of the world.  Holocaust expert David Cesarani argued that the government and policies of the United States of America against certain indigenous peoples in furtherance of Manifest destiny constituted genocide. Cesarani states that "in terms of the sheer numbers killed, the Native American Genocide exceeds that of the Holocaust" 
Source: David Cesarani, Holocaust: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies, Routledge, 2004. (p. 381) See also the Wikipedia page: Genocides in History.

The Whitaker Report

According to the Whitaker Report (1985), the Herero and Namaqua casualties of 1904-1907 in German South-West Africa was the first organized state genocide of the 20th century. The report was prepared for the United Nations but was never adopted. Why?

Because the report created controversy, that’s why!

In paragraph 24 it stated that:

The Nazi aberration has unfortunately not been the only case of genocide in the twentieth century. Among other examples which can be cited as qualifying are the German massacre of Hereros in 1904, the Ottoman massacre of Armenians in 1915-1916, the Ukrainian pogrom of Jews in 1919, the Tutsi massacre of Hutu in Burundi in 1965 and 1972, the Paraguayan massacre of Ache Indians prior to 1974, the Khmer Rouge massacre in Kampuchea between 1975 and 1978, and the contemporary [1985] Iranian killings of Baha'is.
Whitaker Report, (paragraph 24).

Although this report is probably the first official document linking the Herero-Nama German Wars to the term “Genocide”, a minuscule hint also came to the fore, during the Sub-Commissions counterargument in the selection of specific wording used in their debate. 

The wording (which I’ve highlighted in bold colour below) provides a clue as to why the United Nations wants the sheeple to never forget past atrocities:

The Sub-Commissions final report stated, among other things, that:

According to various speakers, the Special Rapporteur had correctly interpreted his mandate in referring, for instance in paragraph 24 of his report (see above), to specific cases of allegations of genocide in past. The lessons of history were indispensable to keep the conscience of the world alive, and prevent the recurrence of that odious crime. Other participants felt that the Special Rapporteur should have dealt exclusively with the problem of preventing future genocides, without referring to past events which were difficult or impossible to investigate. 

As I’ve stated previously in Part 1 of this series, where I quoted the Prussian general and theoretician Carl Von Clausewitz - "War is thus an act of force to compel our enemy to do our will." This implies that we are under a ‘Fog of War’ - 24/7. I also suggested that, above and beyond the msm’s evil agendas, twisted terminology (specific keywords) are part-and-parcel of modern warfare. Atrocities such as the Jewish Holocaust have, without fail, kept the conscience of the world alive, but the massive amount of effort spent on remembrance thereof has failed miserably in its purpose to prevent the recurrence of this “odious crime”. On the contrary, it is done well to fuel the flames of hatred and fear in multicultural western nations, and particularly South Africa, were it has become obvious that Racist Blacks hate Whites with a passion. On the other end of the scale you’ll find many Whites who fear the day this hatred explodes into full-scale genocide … which reminds me of that biblical verse which speaks of the devil who roams around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (I. Peter 5:8). The question is, who is this devil?

The following ancient words also have a genocidal ominous ring, when one compares it to the current mess this world has become:

“There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.”
(Ezekiel 22:25 KJV)


Karla Poewe was Born in Königsberg, East Prussia. Her earliest memory is of the massive bombing raid that destroyed the inner city on the night of 26-27 August 1944. For the next six years she was a refugee who experienced the food and shelter deprivations that came with defeat and flight… Click here to read more about Dr. Karla Poewe’s personal life.

Dr. Karla Poewe eventually became a distinguished anthropologist (Professor Emeritus) and historian. She is the author of ten academic books and fifty peer reviewed articles in international journals. Her first book The Namibian Herero: A History of Their Psychosocial Disintegration and Survival, was published in 1985, incidentally in the same year the Whitaker Report was produced.

I had great difficulties trying to obtain her 1985 book regarding the Namibian Herero. Not a single public library in Pretoria had a copy available. 

Dr Karla Proewe’s other publications are:
Understanding Cults and New Religions (1986), Childhood in Germany during World War II: The Story of a Little Girl (1988); Religion, Kinship, and Economy in Luapula (1989); Charismatic Christianity as a Global Culture (1994), New Religions as Global Cultures (1997) and, most recently New Religions and the Nazis (2006).

While searching the internet for more info on Karla Proewe’s first book I stumbled upon an article (in two parts) at, where I found Karla’s husband, Irving Hexham, making the following comment:

(Take note: My own emphasis is in bold)

“The association of the work of my wife, anthropologist Karla Poewe, with that of Klaus Nordbruch, the IHR, and Holocaust Revisionism is mischievous to say the least. Poewe was writing as an anthropologist long before Nordbruch picked up her work. He concern was with the fate of the Herero with whom she had lived and supported politically during her time in Namibia. Throughout her work in Africa Poewe strongly identified herself with Blacks and the struggle against racism.

Her conclusions about von Trotha’s “extermination order” were based on both anthropological and historical research. Using archival evidence and a linguistic analysis of how the word “vernichten” was used in German at the time of von Trotta she reached the conclusion that he intended to break the power of the Herero, but not “exterminate” them. She also produced evidence that he ordered his men take care of those who surrendered.

Brigitta Lau, who was the chief archivist of Namibia, supported Poewe’s position on the basis of archival documents she studied. Here it is important to point out that Lau was on the far left of the political spectrum, strongly opposed to all forms or racism, and someone who worked for the independence of Namibia. Before, she was able to publish the documents that she claimed supported her case she was killed a car accident. Immediately afterwards Lau’s staff were fired and the archives closed for six months while they were “re-organized.” The documents she spoke about were never published.

Confusing serious historical debates about the Herero War with Holocaust evisionism is not helpful.”

Wednesday, December 09, 2009 3:37:00 PM - (Comment Permalink)

In the book Century of genocide: critical essays and eyewitness accounts, by Samuel Totten and William S. Parsons, there is reference to, among others also, Karla Poewe's non-genocide cause regarding the Herero conflict with the Germans. The following was also mentioned:

Karla Poewe…, who also questions the accuracy of the numbers regarding the Herero dead (there were several other experts who questioned this also), explains von Trotha’s “extermination order” as attempted psychological warfare. “The intent was to keep small guerrilla bands away from the German troops. The former shot upon the latter unexpectedly and cruelly mutilated dead German soldiers” (Poewe, 1985, p. 65). She also denies that von Trotha’s order really called for extermination. “The use of the word ‘vernichten’ which unknowledgeable people translate as ‘extermination’ in fact, meant, in the usage of the time, breaking the military, national, or economic resistance” (Poewe, 1985, p. 60). Thus, according to Poewe no genocide was intended.

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