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From The Barnes Review, January/February 2019
Personal From the Editor
WE CAN ALL HAVE A HAPPY 2019
It’s the small victories that keep us going here at THE BARNES REVIEW. No doubt that the past several years have been tough, with the attacks on our ability to sell products through major online vendors like Amazon and having our payment options sabotaged multiple times. It’s hard enough for the subsidized mainstream magazine publishers to survive in these times without all those additional roadblocks, but for a small publisher like TBR, struggling every year to make ends meet, it’s even tougher.
That all being said, 2018 was a pretty good year for TBR, with prospects for 2019 looking even brighter. One of the small victories we are reveling in was making it to Volume XXV. That little miracle means we have now done what many magazines, large and small, have failed to do: Mark a full quarter-century of publishing. (For those who were there when TBR’s first issue rolled off the press, you know this is actually our 26th year of publishing, as Volume I included three issues in 1994 and all of 1995.)
So those two “XXs” and one “V” on the front cover mean a lot to us and are a tribute to those who blazed this path, some of whom were not so fortunate as to witness this milestone being passed.
But mostly it should mean something to our loyal readers who continue to renew subscriptions, send gift subscriptions, buy books and donate the extra money we need to keep TBR at the high quality readers have come to expect. This is, in many respects, your magazine, as it is you who do all those things plus read it and try to pass on some of the knowledge contained inside to others. The saddest thing one could think of would be to have a publication that nobody ever reads. But I can tell you, from the thousands of letters I have received, you read every single word in every single issue.
So here’s a New Year’s toast to you and to the possibility of an even brighter 2019—for you and for TBR—and to another year of bringing history into accord with the facts via these pages.
A G OOD START TO THE NEW YEAR
Just as we are getting ready to go to press in late December, we have been given a precious gift. President Trump has announced— out of the blue and against the advice of the war hawks surrounding him—that he will be bringing the troops home from Syria and Afghan istan as soon as possible. At nearly the same time, the Senate voted to order the president to rescind all U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia related to Yemen.
For those of you who despise war as much as we do here at TBR, it’s a special gift for the families of servicemen who worry every day whether or not their loved one is going to return from wars the U.S. government should not even have them involved in. Pulling as many U.S. troops from foreign soil as possible and bringing them home— leaving other nations to handle their own internal problems—is the best and only sane foreign policy the U.S. government should pursue in the new year. It is one that TBR’s founder Willis A. Carto (and George Washington, as well) consistently espoused in word and deed.
It’s time for Uncle Sam to bring the rest of our military men home, extend an olive branch to those nations willing to live in peace with America, stop the hawkish rhetoric and end the killing. —PAUL ANGEL, Executive Editor
Barnes Review Editorial
THE PAST IS OUR FUTURE
I thought that the whole reason for tearing down our nation’s monuments and renaming our schools and other institutions was to “fight racism” and “white supremacy”? So why is the Detroit school board voting to rename a school currently named for a prominent black neurosurgeon while at the same time voting to retain the name of a school named after a prominent white man who was also a slave owner?
The Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, named for the 2016 Republican presidential candidate and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, is located near its namesake’s boyhood home in Detroit. The Carson School’s mission is to prepare its almost entirely black student body for careers in medicine and other scientific fields. According to the school’s website, Carson’s personal “journey from impoverished, inner-city Detroit youth to acclaimed neurosurgeon is remarkable and is a constant reminder to Benjamin Carson students that their career dreams are achievable.” But now the Detroit School Board has voted to change the school’s name because, according to two members, LaMar Lemmons (Democrat) and his wife Georgia, who is also on the Board, the name Dr. Benjamin Carson, “doesn’t reflect the student population” and because the current name is “negative in nature.”
“Quite frankly, it is a political thing,” Lemmons has stated on the record. He says, “We named a school after an individual who is in the Trump administration.” Lemmons has even declared for the record that having a medical sciences school named after a brilliant black surgeon from the ’hood where the school is located is “synonymous with having Trump’s name on our school in blackface. When you align yourself with Trump, that is a direct affront to the city of Detroit and the students of Detroit.”
Lemmons has even said that he is okay with another of Detroit’s schools being named after a white slaveholder. “Lewis Cass was a slaveholder, but I would never recommend changing the name of Cass,” Lemmons said. Lewis Cass, who died in 1866 at the age of 83, you see, was a life-long Democrat. It is only conservative Republicans, especially pro-Trump black conservatives, that Lemmons takes issue with. But Carson isn’t the only prominent black conservative being targeted by the Marxists. In October, Savannah College of Art and Design was petitioned to rename its Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation. The building was named after our nation’s highest ranking black judge because he had served there as an altar boy.
The inspiration for stripping Justice Thomas’s name from the building was that the failed made-for-TV lynching of Justice Brett Kavanagh reminded the nation of the similar failed lynching of Justice Thomas at his confirmation hearings over 27 years ago. In the leftist’s mind, one is guilty even when proven innocent. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the petition also calls for the Thomas Center to be renamed after Anita Hill, Thomas’s accuser.
Again, I thought the whole reason for tearing down our nation’s monuments and renaming our schools was to “fight racism.” So why, now that we are starting to run out of things formerly named for our Confederate heroes, have leftists suddenly, and rabidly, turned their resources and political capital toward renaming things that were already named for prominent black Americans?
The answer is that it has nothing to do with fighting racism. It never did. It’s political correctness!
And political correctness doesn’t actually fight racism, or anything else that it purports to fight. It only pretends to do so, exploiting the outrage it can generate over “racism,” or whatever other “injustice” it can fabricate, in order to justify its power grabs.
Just as the Marxists did in early 20th-century Russia, or in post-WWII China, the point of tearing down a monument is to show off the power to destroy. Plain and simple. And renaming schools isn’t done to fight “racism.” It’s simply done because it can be done, so the Marxist minority can show the rest of us they are in charge and not us as they wield the power to rename our institutions.
Just as political correctness doesn’t fight “racism,” it also doesn’t fight “discrimination.” It implements it. Using the same political power that it uses to tear down monuments and rename our institutions, it has and will, in the name of “diversity,” continue to suppress the intellectual expression of anything that is “diverse” from itself. Blacks, women, gays and any others whom it claims to be protecting from discrimination will all be discriminated against and ultimately silenced by the Marxists when they deviate from the prescribed political correctness.
The very existence, not to mention success, of men like Justice Clarence Thomas and Dr. Ben Carson threatens the ideological leviathan that has been used to silence hundreds of millions of Americans in the name of millions of blacks and other minorities who never sought for their silencing. Erasing the name of Justice Thomas erases for a generation of not yet practicing black lawyers the history of black conservatism, and the values of black conservatives. And erasing the name of Dr. Ben Carson tells the students at Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine that they shouldn’t adopt his values or attempt to “rise up” as he has but rather that they should simply grow up to be victims in the culture war of their leftist teachers.
The Marxists are not really at war with the past. The past is fixed and, despite their best efforts, it simply cannot be changed. The Marxists are at war with the future. And that is why they are firing so many shots at our past. I agree with whoever said, “a nation and a people without a past will have no future.” —DR. EDWARD DEVRIES, Contributing Editor
The Barnes Review
A JOURNAL OF POLITICALLY INCORRECT HISTORY
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 ❖ VOLUME XXV ❖ NUMBER 1
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WERE FREEMASONS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OAK ISL AND TREASURE?
BY MARC ROLAND
We here at THE BARNES REVIEW have long been interested in the mystery of Oak Island, Nova Scotia and the possibility that some kind of treasure was buried there by someone many centuries ago. Was it Templars? Pirates? The French or British military? Thanks to the efforts of modern-day treasure-hunters, we may be closer to finding an answer to the “who,” if not the “what,” of the mystery.
LOST INVENTIONS OF THE ANCIENTS
BY MARC ROLAND
Many of the inventions we take for granted today—the alarm clock, seismometer, central heating and refrigeration, for example, were not dreamed up by modern man—but by ancient people millennia ago. A NEW THEORY REGARDING THE ORIGINS OF TH E HUNGARIANS BY JOHN TIFFANY 28Why do the Hungarians speak a Finno- Ugric language—a language spoken only by a few far-flung groups quite removed from modern Hungary? One scholar has a theory.
IN DEFENSE OF THE KHAZAR THEORY: THE DEBATE OVER ASHKENAZI ROOTS
BY DR. MATTHEW R APHAEL JOHNSON
Is there any credence to the Khazar theory of Jewish origins? Why does it matter where the Ashkenazi Jews come from? Even white nationalists are arguing about it today. If the Jews are, in fact, of Turko-Mongolic stock, are 95% of the world’s Jews non-Semites?
ANCIENT WHITE S IN MONGOLIA
BY PATRICK CHOUINARD
Mongolia might just be the last place on Earth you’d think of looking for the presence of an ancient white culture. But recent finds in that region indicate Mongolia is where we should be searching for our ancestors.
WAS THE ‘HIPPIE’ MOVEMENT OF THE 1960S RUN BY THE WAR COMPLEX?
BY JOHN W EAR, J.D.
A movement allegedly based on peace and love, the hippie/flower child crusade of the 1960s was loaded with the offspring of parents in the U.S. military-industrial complex. Here’s the strange tale of Laurel Canyon, California and the frightening happenings there.
IMMIGRATION THE NEW SLAVERY?
BY DR. EDWA RD DEVRIES
At first, you had to have been a slave owner to have your statue taken down. Soon it was anyone in the Confederacy—even an anonymous symbol like Silent Sam of North Carolina. Then it was Christian proselytizers like Fr. Junipero Serra, who allegedly mistreated American Indians. Today, however, the list has grown to anyone resisting mass immigration.
FAREWELL TO FAURISSON: A GREAT REVIS IONIST PASSES
BY RONAL D L. RAY
Recently Revisionism lost one of its greatest heroes, Dr. Robert Faurisson of France, who passed away in October. In this issue, TBR remembers the heroic scholar.
PERSECUTION OF GERMAN ACTIVIST MUST BE PRO TESTED NOW
BY RONAL D L. RAY
The insanity and maliciousness of the global Thought Police amazes even us. Ailing from terrible health and unending incarceration, freedom activist Horst Mahler is, according to reports, near death. But we can help this brave man if we all do our part.
HITLER’S AMAZING REVOLUTION: HIS VISION FO R GERMANY
BY GREGG MARCHESE
Those ignorant about the WWII era think Adolf Hitler was singlemindedly infatuated with murdering every Jew he could get his hands on. But, according to one author, dealing with the Jews was low on Hitler’s “to-do list.”