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From The Barnes Review, July/August 2021
Personal From the Editor
REVISIONIST LOOK AT VACCINES
For the last year and a half, we have all been barraged with contradictory statements from every side about “Covid-19” and related issues, including vaccines. We’ve heard: One mask. Two masks. Three masks. No masks. Masks stop you from getting sick. Masks won’t stop you from getting sick. Masks can make you sick. The virus came from horseshoe bats purchased in a wet market in China. It escaped from a Chinese biolab manipulating coronaviruses. It’s a creation of the U.S. military. The virus does not even really exist. Dr. Anthony Fauci is a “virus god.” Fauci was wrong about almost everything. Respirators saved people. Respirators killed people. Covid-19 is the greatest threat to humanity in a century. Covid-19 is like a severe seasonal flu. Hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work. Hydroxychloroquine does work. Vaccines are safe for everyone. Vaccines can pose a danger and so on.
It’s mind-boggling. About half the statements above are true, about half false and the rest somewhere in between. One thing we do know is that many people we talked to didn’t know much about the history of vaccines. Thankfully, we have an article—written back in 2012 but until this issue never before published—by former radio host, health guru, historian and author Tom Valentine, that takes us on a whirlwind history tour of vaccines. Where did vaccines begin? Who made mass inoculations possible? Did vaccines completely wipe out multiple epidemic diseases? Has a greater, hidden danger from vaccines been concealed from us? These and other intriguing questions are explored.
Inside you will also find a collection of eclectic articles on even more riveting topics, including the tragic saga of WWII Soviet Gen. Andrey Vlasov. The author explains why Vlasov defected to the German side and then decided to raise an army of Russian volunteers to help Adolf Hitler defeat Josef Stalin on the Eastern Front. This is the story of a courageous man who understood the dangers of Bolshevism and sacrificed his life trying to defeat it.
Also in this issue are articles on: why the Spanish-American War—not World War I—was the true dawn of a seemingly unending age of U.S. imperialist ventures; the true horrors of Reconstruction for the people of Dixie; the life of a U.S. military scout on the High Plains in the 1880s; the thoughts of African slaves about their lives in America; Britain’s “Bomber” Harris and whether he should be considered a war criminal; the “official” martyrdom of WWI spy Edith Cavell; and one on the Patriotes rebellion waged in 1830’s Lower Canada revealing the real motives of the revolution’s leaders.
After reading through this issue, please take advantage of the TBR subscription renewal offer to be found among the color pages wrapping this issue. We have a great free gift book edited by Alexander Jacob called Jewish Austria we’ll send when you renew. You might find it enlightening to read about the parallels between what is happening in America right now and what occurred in Austria at the tail end of the 19th century. ❖
—PAUL ANGEL, Executive Editor
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Barnes Review Editorial
CULTURAL BOLSHEVISM VS CHRISTIAN VALUES
The rise of political correctness has coincided with the fall of Western cultural norms. Few recognize the connection between the two. The connection is called Cultural Bolshevism. What we here in the United States and in Europe are actually witnessing is the planned destruction of Western civilization. It is no accident. In 1917, when the Bolsheviks came to power in Russia, their attack was economic and political. Only after they had seized power did they turn to destroying the Christian-based culture of the West. With the political correctness movement we see the reverse—an attack on Christian culture so that the radical left can take over. And Cultural Bolshevism is winning while Christian leaders [and conservative politicians] wring their hands.
In a speech to a meeting of the World Council of Churches, Anglican Archbishop Dr. George Carey of Canterbury said: “For much of the 20th century, the Western church, especially in Europe, has accepted decline as the inevitable result of secularism.” True, but he failed to identify the driving force behind the slide.
Cultural Bolshevism encompasses all of the modernist changes that have invaded America, including—but not limited to—the rise of pornography and loss of morals, racial quotas, gender confusion, abortion on demand, school admissions and economic assistance based on race, allegations of systemic racism, repression of gun rights, attacks on free speech and on and on.
How far we have sunk into the morass of Cultural Bolshevism is easily identifiable—and frightening. This is not by accident. Every step in the decline of Western culture has been planned for years. It started in Germany in the early years of the 20th century. Germany was the original target of the Communists. What started as an ideological plan was institutionalized at the Frankfurt School in Germany. Goals were set, designs implemented and the move toward Cultural Bolshevism began.
One of the main targets of Cultural Bolshevism is Christianity. Some leaders, such as the archbishop of Canterbury quoted above, regard the decline as a natural force. They unwittingly help these neo-Bolsheviks. Others see the planned destruction without specifically identifying the enemy or suggesting practical ways of resisting.
For instance, in a letter to The Washington Post, Rev. Stanley W. De Boe, director of the Center for Jewish and Christian Values in Washington, quotes Jack Shaheen, formerly a CBS News Middle East consultant: “Almost all Hollywood stories about Arabs are about bad ones.” Then he makes the salient point: “Just as troubling is the problem of religious stereotyping in films. Substitute the word ‘Christian’ in the sentence above, and it’s just as valid.” Hollywood, the self-proclaimed setter of cultural standards and norms, sees Christianity as the enemy. De Boe’s further comments are apropos:
Post reporter Sharon Waxman missed an opportunity to address the issue in a front-page article about protests over [the movie] The Siege, when she asked readers to imagine Hollywood producing a movie with “a nefarious rabbi.” Such movies “would certainly spark an outcry,” she conceded, but “would Hollywood choose to portray them in the first place?”
Of course not. De Boe says, correctly:
Most characters with strong religious beliefs tend to be lampooned, demonized or exposed as hypocrites. Heroes, on the other hand, often have no religious convictions. The message, whether intentional or not, is that traditional religious beliefs [are] dangerous.
And there is a key part of the problem—the inability of leaders to admit that these incessant attacks on our culture are part of a plan—a conspiracy.
The Frankfurt School, mentioned above, moved to the United States in the 1930s when it was booted out. It moved back to Germany after World War II to help culturally subjugate the defeated nation. Its success in convincing Germans that their very culture was evil and must be replaced while they sat in sackcloth and ashes, endlessly crying “I am guilty,” is evidenced most clearly in the “anti-hate” laws of that country today.
German culture has been seriously damaged, even as the younger generation questions the doctrine of “eternal guilt.” Will American culture be next? William Lind says:
[Cultural Bolshevism’s] political correctness looms over American society like a colossus. It has taken over both political parties … and is enforced by many laws and government regulations. It almost totally controls the most powerful element in our culture, the entertainment industry. It dominates both public and higher education. … It has even captured the higher clergy in many Christian churches. Anyone in the establishment who departs from its dictates swiftly ceases to be a member of the establishment.
The hour grows late. We must call this attack what it is—a deliberate effort to destroy all that made us the most free country in the world in order to turn us into the field workers of the coming Global Plantation.
NOTE: This editorial was written 20 years ago by TBR Assistant Editor Fred Blahut for a report commissioned by TBR founder Willis A. Carto on the rise of Cultural Bolshevism. As you can see, his prescient predictions have come true. Those people who claim affiliation with a Christian church have dropped from 70% just a few decades ago to 40% today, according to a January 2021 Pew Research poll. In short, Christianity is dying by design.—Ed.
The Barnes Review
A JOURNAL OF POLITICALLY INCORRECT HISTORY
JULY/AUGUST 2021 ❖ VOLUME XXVII ❖ NUMBER 4
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ANDREY VLASOV’S TRAGIC TALE
By Marc Roland
Some of the greatest stories of World War II hinged on “what might have been.” The defection of Soviet Gen. Andrey Vlasov is one of these stories. Once a devout Bolshevik, Vlasov became a fierce critic of Stalin’s murderous policies. He believed a large Russian volunteer army could turn the tide of war. Was he right?
A HISTORY OF VACCINATIONS
By Tom Valentine
Turn on the news these days and much of what you hear discussed revolves around the Covid-19 vaccine. We are told vaccines are nearly 100% effective and safe. But the news media isn’t telling the whole truth. Famed vaccine critic Tom Valentine fills us in.
THE PRE-MEDITATED DEATH OF DIXIE
By Thomas Goodrich
Some in the North believed that, after the Civil War, the South should be welcomed back into the Union with open arms, this being the best way to re-unify the nation. Unfortunately, there were those who believed the opposite—and they won the day.
REMEMBERING THEIR WHITE MASTERS
By Dr. Edward Mike
In the September/October 2020 edition of TBR, author Clint Lacy offered us testimony from slaves reflecting upon their memories of slavery. This issue of TBR, Dr. Edward Mike adds to this testimony with startling recollections from slaves who actually appreciated life in America and their White masters.
SCOUTS OF THE WESTERN PLAINS
By Thomas Goodrich
History focuses mostly on the officers who command armies in major battles. For instance, in the Plains Wars, we know of Custer, Crook, Sherman and Sheridan, but we rarely hear of the courageous men who made their victories possible: the intrepid and utterly indispensible scouts of the U.S. Army.
THE ESTABLISHMENT MARTYRDOM OF SPY-NURSE EDITH CAVELL
By Marc Roland
In wartime, propagandists rarely miss an opportunity to defame the enemy in an attempt to inflame the public and spur recruitment drives for cannon fodder. World War I was no different. Portrayed as a stainless martyr to civilians back home, Edith Cavell was more than just your run-of-the-mill nurse. She operated a large and successful Allied spy ring and got caught. Here is her real story.
THE PATRIOTES UPRISINGS IN CANADA DURING THE 1830S
By Rémi Tremblay
American patriots aren’t the only ones who formed militias and battled the well-trained and equipped army of the British Empire. In the 1830s, the French Canadians of Lower Canada gathered arms, rose up and fought. But their objective was not necessarily—as is often believed—to simply end colonial rule
ARTHUR “BOMBER” HARRIS: WAS HE A WAR CRIMINAL?
By John Wear, J.D.
Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris’s name is listed by many Revisionists as the evil architect of the Allied firebombing campaigns of World War II. But what did Harris actually think about the targeting of civilian centers? Could he have stopped them if he wanted to? Was Harris simply following orders? And, if so, from whom did they originate?
THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR AND THE RISE OF U.S. IMPERIALISM
By Antonius J. Patrick
Many Americans believe World War I ushered in a new era of global imperialist ventures by the United States. But, before that war, there was another—the Spanish-American War—that ended with the projection of U.S. military might around the globe. In this issue, TBR takes a look at that forgotten war and why it was a disaster, not only for many native peoples, but also for the citizens of the U.S.