In politics and history – two disciplines linked closely by cause-and-effect relationships – there is a mainstream school of thought which is shaped and guided by vested interests such as, for example, lobby groups and the behind-the-scenes forces whose purpose they serve. In either discipline – or in any other subject, for that matter – an incomplete understanding of more than just the “officially sanctioned” side prevents one from making the correct decisions and drawing informed conclusions.
Obviously, where a mainstream school of thought is useful to [the] Establishment, any non-mainstream [dissident] views are detrimental to those who benefit from the status quo. From this perspective, people who would rather think for themselves, and/or who have something to say that does not support these mainstream views, are undesirable – and all too often silenced.
We, at The Scriptorium believe that this is classically evident in publishing, education and any other endeavor related to the presentation of history to the “consumer public”, and that a distinct pattern of stressing one side, while distorting and hushing-up the other, has become standard practice with regard to the fairly recent history of Germany, and of the Second World War, in particular.
After all, when was the last time you or your children heard about crimes committed by Nazi Germany, and when was the last time you saw a book about the Holocaust on your local bookstore shelf? We’re willing to bet that it wasn’t very long ago.
In contrast, when was the last time your public education system taught about the expulsion, butchery and mass murder committed against the German women, children and civilians in the Sudetenland, or the Banat, and when was the last time you saw a movie or TV program about life and death in the American post-War(!) concentration camps along the Rhine and elsewhere?
What’s that you say – you’ve never even heard of these things?
Well, that’s our point exactly!
Corroborating information about all we publish on this site exists aplenty, but on the whole it is not openly accessible, and for good reason.
The Establishment that benefits from the public ignorance about these matters takes great care to keep it from trickling into public awareness, as such a trickle might start a flood that could wash the foundations out from under it.
More often than not, it takes idealists who have resisted the lure of the Big Money to be made in the mainstream media, to publish this forgotten history for the sake of a truthful and balanced world view, and for the sake of doing justice to the memory of the forgotten victims whose suffering was no less real than that of those who enjoy a forum in the mainstream spotlight. ….read more.