to the Editor
County Weekly, January 22, 1999
� Copyright 1999 Orange County Weekly, Inc.
Matt Coker's recent report about my speaking engagement in Arlington,
Virginia-based on an account published by the Southern Poverty
Law Center (SPLC)-repeated some falsehoods by the SPLC (A Clockwork
Orange, Dec. 25).
I did not get "progressively angrier" as I discussed
"the Jews he says control Hollywood." In fact, as I
pointed out to the audience, I was getting progressively angier
as I discussed certain self-styled "JFK assassination researchers"
(including Orange County's Debra Conway of the JFK-Lancer group)
who have attempted to suppress my book Final Judgment. I even
pointed out that I didn't really object to the Anti-Defamation
League's (ADL) denunciations of the book because that is what
the ADL is supposed to do: defend the interests of Israel.
in reference to the subject of Hollywood, what I did point out
was that Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan, who financed Oliver
Stone's film JFK, has been described in the liberal magazine
Nation as being perhaps "Israel's largest arms dealer."
When an audience member commented that there are many persons
in the film industry who are Jewish, I responded that film critic
Neal Gabler has written the book An Empire of Their Own: How
the Jews Invented Hollywood. Then I dismissed the subject
and moved on. Yet the SPLC gave this passing comment a vile twist
for its own purposes, and now the OC Weekly has repeated
as the Holocaust goes, I pointed out to the audience that because
of all the publicity that the proposed JFK assassination seminar
in the South Orange County Community College District generated,
including the ADL's allegation that I was a "Holocaust denier,"
that I was tired of hearing about the Holocaust (which is true),
that I find the subject B-O-R-I-N-G (which I do), and that the
numbers of those who died, whether 6 million or 7 million (the
numbers seem to fluctuate), are irrelevant to me as an American
whose father and three uncles fought in World War II to save the
Jews from Hitler. The SPLC did not report this.
to ruin your fun, but those are the facts.
We Hardly Knew Ye
thanks for the article regarding the elusive-or should I say reclusive?-H.
Millard (Wyn Hilty's "Local H.," Dec. 25). His letters,
which invariably deal with ethnic or immigration themes, are so
highly charged as to be troubling. Hence, it is no surprise that
he is a top dog in the campaigns of the misleadingly named Council
of Conservative Citizens.
however, if there even is an H. Millard. Isn't it possible that
there are several persons sounding off on a rotating basis regarding
ethnic groups and immigration using a single name? In any case,
I endorse your suggestion that he (or they) come forward so that
we might learn more about him (or them). Many of us look forward
to learning whether your efforts to coax him (or them) out of
hibernation will be successful.