The National Association of Forensic Criminologists, Archeologists, Skeptics and Historians ™

 

The National Association of Forensic Historians TM

 

Using skeptical inquiry and forensics to expose historical and archaeological fraud

 

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BELZEC, CHELMNO, SOBIBOR and TREBLINKA II

 

Are 2 Million People Really Buried In 74 Graves?

 

What kind of  “truth” fears skeptical inquiry and legitimate scientific investigation?

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It is alleged in orthodox historiography that, during WW II - hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of people were buried in numerous “huge mass graves” at the four very small, precisely known locations of - Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor and Treblinka II. (Yad Vashem alleges that over two million people died at these four sites.) However, despite all the deceptive allegations / insinuations to the contrary, the simple truth is; the largest of the - four - extant so-called “huge mass graves” ever located / proven to exist at these four sites - in which actual, verified human remains have literally / truly been physically unearthed / tangibly located by archaeologists / forensic investigators - by means of bona fide, verifiably honest and conclusively documented archaeology / forensic science, contains the remains of - only six bodies!

Note: All four of the so-called “huge mass graves” were excavated at Sobibor and contain a grand total of - ten - skeletons. It has also been admitted about at least one of the four “huge mass graves” that: It is as yet unclear whether or not the grave dates to the period in which the camp operated.” In regard to the unsubstantiated claims of other “huge mass grave” discoveries; it should also be noted here that the fraudulently alleged “mound of ashes” monument at Sobibor has obviously been located / proven to exist - but it has yet to be proven that it currently contains so-much-as an iota of human remains. Furthermore, despite the unsubstantiated claims that legitimate geophysical investigations have been carried out at all four camps, including - two - separate ground penetrating radar surveys at Treblinka II; not one of the cash rewards offered by The N.A.F.H. for proving the existence / volume of the other alleged “huge mass graves” via GPR has ever been claimed - not one!

 

  

WHAT  KIND  OF  TRUTH  REQUIRES  LIES  TO  DEFEND  IT?

 

 

Lest you think there must be some truth to this “huge mass graves” canard

 

(Thats the psychology of the big-lie technique at work)

 

The National Association of Forensic Historians TM presents

THE  N.A.F.H.  CRIME  SCENE  INVESTIGATION  CHALLENGE TM

$74,000.00
REWARD

For proving  -  just  1 / 1,000  of  1%  -  of the fraudulently alleged buried remains claims

  

WHAT  KIND  OF  TRUTH  REQUIRES  LAWS  TO  PROTECT  IT?

 

THE  74  SO-CALLED  HUGE MASS GRAVES

 The site of the       alleged crime

The number of deceivingly alleged huge mass graves

The number of jews allegedly exterminated at each site

The method allegedly used by the Germans to conceal their crime

Belzec

33

600,000 *

Dig the bodies out of the alleged graves; then burn them on pyres made from railroad rails; then throw all the teeth and bones back into the same alleged graves; then cover all the physical evidence with a layer of sand.

Chelmno

15

152,000 *

Sobibor

15

250,000 *

Treblinka II

11

900,000 *

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Total  -  74

  Total  -  1,902,000   -   * Source - Michael Shermer

 

 

Do you really believe that the remains of over 1.9 million jews could be concealed with a layer of sand?

 

The site of the      alleged graves

The weight of the alleged remains that would have been left behind - IF - the story is true

The number of teeth that would be mixed in with the alleged millions of pounds of bone fragments

Belzec

4.380 million pounds *

19.200 million

Chelmno

1.110 million pounds *

4.864 million

Sobibor

1.825 million pounds *

8.000 million

Treblinka II

6.570 million pounds *

28.800 million

* Calculations are derived from figures used by Arnulf Neumaier in his treatise on - TREBLINKA

NOTE: You do understand that even modern cremation ovens do not literally reduce bodies to “ashes” - but rather to just BONES AND TEETH - right? Disingenuously referring to the alleged cremated remains as “ashes” is a crucial component of this fraudulent COGNITIVE ILLUSION.

And even though the official story is - the Germans concealed the “refilled graves” with a layer of sand - the sham “skeptic” MICHAEL SHERMER wants you to believe that they have actually been scientifically proven to exist. To illustrate the machinations that Shermer has gone through in support of this charade, look at these quotes from his deluding book - Denying History: “The purpose of this book is to… show precisely, with solid evidence… how historians know that it happened as it did… we must obey the rules of reason and apply the tools of science… This process is practiced by all scientists… historical scientists, geologists, paleontologists and archaeologists, to prove that anything in the past happened… We must review the physical evidence.

Shermer added to the guise with these addtional duplicitous claims in - Denying History: “To debunk the deniers cant we just go there and see for ourselves? The answer, of course, is “yes.” We can no longer ignore the deniers… We cannot remain silent anymore. It’s time to respond… We went to Europe to conduct research at Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec… We wanted to see for ourselves just what evidence there is at the camps and to take the opportunity to examine firsthand the claims… How is it that so much physical evidence can come to be doubted?

WHAT PHYSICAL EVIDENCE? - Over the years, there have been at least 4 claimed so-called “crime scene investigations” of Treblinka, and a number of claimed investigations of the other 3 camps as well - yet to date, it can still be categorically stated that archaeologists / forensic investigators have never located / proven the existence of even one mass grave at Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor or Treblinka II that contains so-much-as - 1 / 1,000 of 1% - of the alleged remains - NOT ONE!

The other side of Shermer’s shameless attempt at deception is exemplified by these DELIBERATE OMISSIONS from - Denying History, the most blatant being these HERE: It seems inconceivable that you were unaware of the existence of the two forensic investigations of Treblinka Or did you suppress them? Long story short about these two claimed exculpatory forensic investigations: In August of 1944, the Soviets carried out a thorough “crime scene investigation” of Treblinka II, and their numerous excavations uncovered: Refuse pits - filled with burned and unburned trash. No mass graves were claimed to have been found at Treblinka II. Yet another forensic examination was claimed to have been carried out by the Poles in November of 1945. Their excavations allegedly began, as the story goes, in one of Treblinka II's trash pits - which had been falsely identified as a “huge mass grave” by an “eyewittness.” No human remains were claimed to have been found in the trash pits. After his claimed “crime scene investigation,” Polish investigator Zdzislaw Lukaszkiewicz issued a protocol which was presented by the Soviets at the Nuremberg trial as Document USSR-344. However, in said protocol, Lukaszkiewicz let slip: During the work on the terrain, I found no mass graves.”

So now you know why Shermer shamelessly ignores the oh-so-inconvenient stories about Soviet and Polish excavations. You also now know that Shermer’s deceitful allegations / insinuations have been thoroughly DEBUNKED: That is the only way to understand this subject. It has to be studied carefully… If you slow down and look at the logic, his illusion does not work Shermer has set up his argument in such a way that the ordinary methods of logic do not apply. This is like a shell game: you have to watch what he's doing… The Shermer principle is not logic… The jumping together phenomenon is how illusionists produce their illusions.”

  

MASS  GRAVE  FRAUD  =  COGNITIVE  ILLUSION

 

 

The rules for laying claim to

THE  N.A.F.H.  CRIME  SCENE  INVESTIGATION  CHALLENGE TM  REWARDS

 

$1,000.00 will be awarded for each one of the 74 alleged “huge mass graves” that are proven - with the utmost certainty - to contain the remains of - at least 19 bodies.

 

To begin the incredibly easy, four-part process of laying claim to each reward:

 

 

First - Potential claimants must contact The N.A.F.H. and submit their answer to - The $74,000.00 Question (see below).

 

Second - Potential claimants must then request and confirm receipt of the official posting rules.

 

Third - Potential claimants must then post their alleged “proof” on an approved website.

 

Fourth - If a potential claimant can get Michael Shermer to categorically endorse their eligibly submitted “proof” (by explicitly stating that said posted “proof” meets his own, “Skeptic” Magazine’s and The “Skeptics” Society’s expressed and implied standards of proof), the claimant will receive a $1,000.00 reward.

 

 

NOTE: If Shermer refuses to endorse an eligible “proof,” potential claimants can still receive a secondary reward by getting a judge to rule that their submittal did not contain any errors of stated fact, irrefutably met all the - proven with the utmost certainty - qualifications and did in fact meet Michael Shermer’s, “Skeptic” Magazine’s and The “Skeptics” Society’s expressed and implied standards of proof. Secondary rewards are also available to those who would prefer a mutually agreed upon substitute (selected from list A or B below) to take the place of Michael Shermer. And for those true-believers who lack the courage, integrity and character to accept - The C.S.I. Challenge; The N.A.F.H. offers cash rewards for answers to select questions and - for identifying / proving any untrue statement of fact found on this webpage.

 

FYI - The N.A.F.H. challenges any doubtful eligible potential claimant to a specific reward offer to accept a wager on its ability to make good on the promised payment. To date, no one - including the spineless prevaricators who maliciously and deceivingly proclaim that The N.A.F.H. has no “members” (technically and admittedly it doesn't - as it is not an actual “membership” organization), has ever dared to accept the wager - or to even make an attempt at laying claim to the $5,000.00 reward offered for disproving the reality that The C.S.I. Challenge is in fact backed by an association of financial supporters. (Go figure.)

 

Remember, all that is being done here is simply asking to see the alleged “proof” that the weak-minded true-believers insist is so “undeniable.” If the so-called “proof” for the existence of the phantom “huge mass graves” really does exist - as is deceptively alleged / insinuated - then the cash rewards offered by The N.A.F.H. would be claimed in a heartbeat. And that is a fact that only a self-deceiving coward would refuse to admit.

 

  

MASS  GRAVE  LIES  =  HISTORICAL  FRAUD

 

 

New Challenge / Reward Offer

 

The National Association of Forensic Historians TM

 

will remit a - $5,000.00 reward - to the first person who uncovers the elusive answers to these

 

6 Simple Questions About 4 Suspicious WW II Era Mass Grave Sites

 

(Legitimate scientists do not fear answering pertinent questions about their claimed discoveries.)

 

# 1 - At Belzec - it is known, with the utmost certainty that; as of - 9/1/14 - no more than and no less than __?__ extant graves have been located / proven to exist in which legitimate archaeologists / crime scene investigators have - via bona fide, verifiably honest and conclusively documented forensic science, literally - physically unearthed / tangibly located - scientifically verified human remains.

 

# 2 - At Chelmno - it is known, with the utmost certainty that; as of - 9/1/14 - no more than and no less than __?__ extant graves have been located / proven to exist in which legitimate archaeologists / crime scene investigators have - via bona fide, verifiably honest and conclusively documented forensic science, literally - physically unearthed / tangibly located - scientifically verified human remains.

 

# 3 - At Sobibor - it is known, with the utmost certainty that; as of - 9/1/14 - no more than and no less than __?__ extant graves have been located / proven to exist in which legitimate archaeologists / crime scene investigators have - via bona fide, verifiably honest and conclusively documented forensic science, literally - physically unearthed / tangibly located - scientifically verified human remains.

 

# 4 - At Treblinka II - it is known, with the utmost certainty that; as of - 9/1/14 - no more than and no less than __?__ extant graves have been located / proven to exist in which legitimate archaeologists / crime scene investigators have - via bona fide, verifiably honest and conclusively documented forensic science, literally - physically unearthed / tangibly located - scientifically verified human remains.

 

# 5 - As of - 9/1/14 - the one extant grave located / proven to exist - in which the most actual / scientifically verified human remains have literally / truly been physically unearthed / tangibly located by legitimate archaeologists / crime scene investigators at - Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor and Treblinka II - via bona fide, verifiably honest and conclusively documented archaeology / forensic science, has been proven with the utmost certainty to be - __?__ grave # __?__.

 

# 6 - It has been proven, with the utmost certainty, via bona fide, verifiably honest and conclusively documented archaeology / forensic science that; the deepest of the 74 so-called “huge mass graves” claimed to exist at Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor and Treblinka II is - __?__ grave # __?__.

 

Note: Questions may be answered singularly with a reduced reward amount. Potential claimants must contact The N.A.F.H. and request and confirm receipt of the details.

 

  

MASS  GRAVE  LIES  =  CRIMINAL  FRAUD

 

 

The N.A.F.H. “Mass Graves / Buried Remains” Forensic Evaluation Form

 

Do you believe that you can defend what orthodox historians / archaeologists deceptively - allege / insinuate - about Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor and Treblinka? If so, then for each one of the so-called “huge mass graves” - answer the following simple questions honestly, unequivocally and - in complete accordance - with the directions.

 

Note # 1: The definition of “grave” is: Any alleged place of burial - i.e. - any alleged pit or trench in the ground or any alleged tomb / mausoleum / structure built above ground that has been claimed / alleged / insinuated to contain human remains.

 

Note # 2: Provide - ONLY - the correct information that each question asks for and how it is asked for - nothing more - nothing less. Any attempt at obfuscation will automatically disqualify a potential claimant for consideration of a reward.

 

 

Part One:

 

1 - Has anyone ever claimed or implied that this alleged “grave” currently contains human remains - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

2 - Has anyone ever claimed to have actually - physically unearthed / tangibly located - human remains in this alleged “grave” - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

3 - The number of people - whose names you can provide - who claim to have actually - physically unearthed / tangibly located - human remains in this alleged “grave,” is no less than __?__.

 

4 - The name of the person who claims to have actually - physically unearthed / tangibly located - the most human remains in this alleged “grave” is - __?__.

 

Note: If you answered - No. - to question 2 - AND - 0 / zero - to question 3 for this alleged “grave,” then respond to this question with - NA.

 

5 - Can you list the - EXACT kind - and - PRECISE number / amount - of human remains claimed by the person whose name you provided for an answer to question 4, to have actually been - physically unearthed / tangibly located - in this alleged “grave” - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

Note: If your response to question 4 for this alleged “grave” was - NA. - then respond to this question with - NA.

 

6 - If your answer to question 5 is - Yes. - then provide the - ACTUAL NUMBER / WEIGHT - of claimed - physically unearthed / tangibly located - human remains in this alleged “grave” by giving the correct single numeric figure - nothing more - nothing less.

 

6A - Whole human corpses (number) - __?__.

 

6B - Partial human corpses (number) - __?__.

 

6C - Complete human skeletons (number) - __?__.

 

6D - Human skulls (number) - __?__.

 

6E - Complete individual human bones (number)  - __?__.

 

6F - Human bone fragments (number) - __?__.

 

6G - Human bone fragments (weight) - __?__.

 

6H - Complete human teeth (number) - __?__.

 

6I - Partial human teeth (number) - __?__.

 

6J - Human remains (weight) - __?__.

 

 

Part Two:

 

A - Is it known - with the utmost certainty - that this alleged “grave” actually / currently exists - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

B - The average thickness (in meters / centimeters) of the layer of soil that allegedly seperates ground level and the top of the alleged human remains in this alleged “grave” is - __?__.

 

C - Is it known - with the utmost certainty - what the precise volume (in cubic meters to + / - one cubic meter) of this alleged “grave” is - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

D - If your answer to question C is - Yes. - then: The precise volume (in cubic meters to + / - one cubic meter) of this alleged “grave” is known - with the utmost certainty - to be - NO MORE THAN AND NO LESS THAN - __?__ cubic meters.

 

E - Has anyone ever claimed to have conducted a geophysical investigation of the camp where this alleged “grave” supposedly exists - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

F - Has the existence of this alleged “grave” ever been proven - with the utmost certainty - via one or more of the following geophysical methods: Ground Penetrating Radar, Magnetrometry, Resistivity and Conductivity, EM61 High Resolution Metal Detection, GEM19 Overhauser GPS Magnetic Gradiometer or EM38 Terrain Conductivity Meter - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

G - Has anyone ever claimed to have actually - physically unearthed / tangibly located - so-much-as ONE fired bullet from within this alleged “grave” - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

H - If your answer to question G is - Yes. - then: The number of fired bullets that is known - with the utmost certainty - to currently exist within this alleged “grave” is - NO MORE THAN AND NO LESS THAN - __?__.

 

I - Can you provide a photograph of a fired bullet that was uncovered or extracted from the inside of this alleged “grave” - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

J - Has anyone ever claimed to have actually - physically unearthed / tangibly located - so-much-as ONE human tooth from within this alleged “grave” - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

K - If your answer to question J is - Yes. - then: The number of human teeth that is known - with the utmost certainty - to currently exist within this alleged “grave” is - NO MORE THAN AND NO LESS THAN - __?__.

 

L - Can you provide a photograph of a human tooth that was uncovered or extracted from the inside of this alleged “grave” - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

M - Has anyone ever claimed to have actually - physically unearthed / tangibly located - so-much-as ONE human bone fragment from within this alleged “grave” - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

N - If your answer to question M is - Yes. - then: The number of human bone fragments that is known - with the utmost certainty - to currently exist within this alleged “grave” is - NO MORE THAN AND NO LESS THAN - __?__.

 

O - Can you provide a photograph of a human bone fragment that was uncovered or extracted from the inside of this alleged “grave” - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

P - Has anyone ever claimed to have actually - physically unearthed / tangibly located - so-much-as ONE complete human skeleton from within this alleged “grave” - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

Q - If your answer to question P is - Yes. - then: The number of complete human skeletons that is known - with the utmost certainty - to currently exist within this alleged “grave” is - NO MORE THAN AND NO LESS THAN - __?__.

 

R - Can you provide a photograph of a complete human skeleton that was uncovered or extracted from the inside of this alleged “grave” - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

S - Has anyone ever claimed to have actually - physically unearthed / tangibly located - so-much-as ONE whole human corpse in a state of “wax fat transformation” from within this alleged “grave” - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

T - If your answer to question S is - Yes. - then: The number of whole human corpses in a state of “wax fat transformation” that is known - with the utmost certainty - to currently exist within this alleged “grave” is - NO MORE THAN AND NO LESS THAN - __?__.

 

U - Can you provide a photograph of a whole, or even part of a human corpse in a state of “wax fat transformation” that was uncovered or extracted from the inside of this alleged “grave” - Yes. - or - No. - ??

 

V - The number of people - whose names you can provide - who claim to have literally seen - with their own eyes - scientifically verified human remains - within and/or extracted from this alleged “grave,” is no less than __?__.

 

W - Is it known - with the utmost certainty - via laboratory DNA / “micro-chemical” analysis that - ANYTHING - claimed to have been extracted from within this alleged “grave” is of human origin - Yes. - or - No. ??

 

X - The number of people - whose names you can provide - who claim to have literally participated in the laboratory DNA / “micro-chemical” analysis that proved - with the utmost certainty - that - ANYTHING - claimed to have been extracted from within this alleged “grave” is of human origin, is no less than __?__.

 

Y - The number of people - whose names you can provide - who claim to have literally seen - with their own eyes - a legitimate scientific paper which details any alleged laboratory DNA / “micro-chemical” analysis that forensically proved - with the utmost certainty - that - ANYTHING - claimed to have been extracted from within this alleged “grave” is of human origin, is no less than __?__.

 

Z - Can you provide an actual / tangible photocopy of a legitimate scientific paper which details any alleged laboratory DNA / “micro-chemical” analysis that forensically proved - with the utmost certainty - that - ANYTHING - claimed to have been extracted from within this alleged “grave” is of human origin - Yes. - or - No. ??

 

 

Note: The first person on the following two lists who completes the above questionnaire in complete accordance with the directions, will receive a - $100.00 reward - for each “grave” completed and will also earn the opportunity to defend their answers in a public debate against Greg Gerdes (see below) - provided they have the courage, integrity and character to do so.


List A: Mikkel Andersson, Philip Blood, Christopher Browning, Mike Curtis, Martin Davidson, Martin Dean, Andrzej Gawryszewski, Michael Gelb, Richard Green, Patrick Groff, Jonathan Harrison, Albrecht Kolthoff, Jurgen Langowski, Peter Laponder, Ralf Loserth, Andrew Mathis, Jamie McCarthy, Gord McFee, Christian Mentel, Roberto Muehlenkamp, Jason Myer, Michael Peters, Antony Polonsky, David Rich, Sergey Romanov, Sara Salzman, Andrea Simon, Nick Terry, Steve Tyas, Leonid Tyorushkin, David Woolfe, John Zimmerman.


List B: Diane Ackerman, Paul Bauman, Alex Bay, Peter Black, Sara Bloomfield, David Cesarani, David Cole, Caroline Sturdy Colls, Thomas Dalton, Jim Dominic, Deborah Dwork, Leonard Felson, Abraham Foxman, Richard Freund, David Gluck, Juliet Golden, David Green, Alex Grobman, Yoram Haimi, Bonnie Harris, Alan Hart, Alan Heath, Michelle Hilling, Gary Hochman, David Irving, Penn Jillete, Ephraim Kaye, Andrzej Kola, Thomas Kues, Deborah Lipstadt, Carmelo Lisciotto, Daniel Loxton, Wojciech Mazurek, Gary North, Lucja Nowak, Robin O’Neil, Avi Patt, James Randi, Karolina Ratajczak, Rafal Ratajczak, Philip Reeder, William Rutherford, Sarah Rutmanm, Michael Shermer, Steve Shives, Claudia Theune, Michael Tregenza, Chris Webb, Mark Weber and THESE EMPLOYEES of ARCHAEOLOGY magazine.

 

FYI - Greg Gerdes, President of The N.A.F.H., has agreed to publicly debate any willing recipient of the just mentioned reward. (Note: Deanna Spingola has agreed to host the debate on her radio program.) However, not one person listed above has ever dared to even attempt earning the reward by completing - The N.A.F.H. “Mass Graves / Buried Remains” Forensic Evaluation Form - out of fear that a public debate with Mr. Gerdes would undoubtedly expose them as liars and frauds. (Potential claimants must contact The N.A.F.H. and request and confirm receipt of the details.)

 

  

MASS  GRAVE  FRAUD  =  JEWISH  CONSPIRACY

 

 

The thing that has to be done now, so that everyone is on the same page, is to identify each one of the

74 so-called “huge mass graves that are claimed to exist at Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor and Treblinka II:



Belzec - The 33 alleged “huge mass graves” (#1/1 though #33/33 of the alleged 74) are shown and numbered in the maps on pages 117 & 118 in this link here:

http://holocausthandbooks.com/index.php?page_id=9   (Click on the PDF Download Option.)

 


Chelmno - The 15 alleged “huge mass graves” (#1/34 though #15/48 of the alleged 74) are shown in the map on page 167 in this link here:

http://holocausthandbooks.com/index.php?page_id=23   (Click on the PDF Download Option.)

 

(Contact The N.A.F.H. for its grave numbering system for this camp.)

 

 

Sobibor - The 15 alleged “huge mass graves” (#1/49 though #15/63 of the alleged 74) are shown in the map on page 7 in this link here:

http://sobibor.info.pl/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Report-by-Y.Haimi-autumn-winter-2012-2013.pdf

(Contact The N.A.F.H. for its grave numbering system for this camp.)

 

Treblinka II - The 11 alleged “huge mass graves” (#1/64 though #11/74 of the alleged 74) are shown in this link here:

 

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/58004000/gif/_58004030_treblinka_464.gif

 

(Contact The N.A.F.H. for its grave numbering system for this camp.)

 

 

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The $74,000.00 Question:

 

How many of the 74 so-called huge mass graves” claimed to exist at Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor and

Treblinka II can you prove - with the utmost certainty - contain the remains of at least 19 bodies?


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Truth does not fear skeptical inquiry and scientific investigation!

 

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for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law. Last updated on 9 / 1 / 14. All rights reserved.

 

For more information, contact - The N.A.F.H. at: treblinkafraud@yahoo.com

 

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Why do people continue to espouse forensically refuted lies even after being

 confronted with the incontrovertible facts that refute them? Because you can’t

 convince a true-believer of anything - for their beliefs are not based on science

 and reason - they’re based on blind faith and a weak-willed NEED to believe.

Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool critical thinkers - but rather;

Only to give self-deceiving cowards an excuse not to think at all.

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A hallmark of self-deceiving cowards is their acceptance of

 authority as their truth - rather than the truth as their authority.