Letter to the editor, Provo Daily Herald, May 5, 2004
According to the Book of Mormon (i.e. Joseph Smith), the American Indians are descendants of Israelites who came to the Western Hemisphere around 600 B.C. The progenitors of Native Americans (this story says) are Laman (after whom the Natives are named) and his brother Lemuel. These two Jews; i.e., tribe of Judah (2 Nephi 3:4), although not Jews; i.e., tribe of Joseph (2 Nephi 30:4) and their progeny were cursed by God with "skins of blackness" and caused to be loathsome.
Wherefore, the word of the Lord was fulfilled which he spake unto me saying that: Inasmuch as they will not hearken unto thy words they shall be cut off from the presence of the Lord. And behold, they were cut of from his presence.
As for the Jews:
And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceeding fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.
And thus saith the Lord God: I will cause that they shall be loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities.
And cursed shall be the seed of him that mixeth with their seed; for they shall be cursed with the same cursing. And the Lord spake it, and it was done. (2 Nephi 5: 20-24)
...their works were works of darkness, and their doings were doings of abominations (2 Nephi: 25: 2)Can this be possible? Conceivable? As abominable and loathsome as American Indians!?
Oh, no! Choke... Gasp... Shudder... Dark skins! Works of darkness and doings of abominations! How repulsive and horrible! How ghastly!
How decent people can believe that the Book of Mormon is "the word of God," a God of love, light and truth, who makes no exceptions of persons and yet curses some of his children because two of their ancestors refused to accept a younger brother as their leader (2 Nephi 5:3, 5:20), would be beyond laughable were it not so perverse... A sad example of the way human beings can mindlessly meld into mobs of unthinking like-minded conglomerations when mobilized by grand illusions and grand delusions.
We believe the Bible to be the word of God... (Joseph Smith's Article of Faith No. 8)
So who gave the world the Bible? "Dark, abominable, loathsome" Jews! Of what earthly race was the Son of God, the Messiah, our Savior and Redeemer? The Jews. In what land was he born and where was his mission performed? Palestine, the only possibility, the only non-pagan region on earth. Of what race and people were every single biblical prophet and apostle? The Jews. Who wrote the incomparably beautiful Psalms and the good conduct- and thought-provoking Proverbs? The Jews. Of the hundred or so most prominent people the world has produced in modern times, how many are Jews?
Start the list, perhaps, with Albert Einstein and continue on through great scientists, philosophers, musicians, artists, etc., etc. and (toward the end) list that all important Milton Hershey, ladies, inventor of chocolate goodies.
A little help lended, after Albert Einstein, to get you started:
So epidermal pigmentation marks degrees of divine approval and disapproval, the depth of darkness reflecting minor disapproval of Orientals, natives of India, Amerindians, Polynesians, etc. and major discontent with Blacks! This empirically determined fact inarguably must be prominently promulgated world-wide and every scientific journal and textbook must be updated to incorporate this inspired and inspirational, objective and analytically unassailable finding.
Sigmund Freud: Forerunner of psychoanalysis
Karl Marx: Pioneered economic dissection
Baruch de Spinoza: Foremost modern philospher
Gustav Mahler: Conductor, composer of symphonies
Moses and Felix Mendelssohn: Great musicians, father and son
Franz Kafka: Extremely original writer
Marcel Proust: Literary critic, author
Louis B. Meyer: Major movie magnate
George Gershwin: Outstanding musician
Jonas Salk: Vaccine for polio
Fritz Haber: Nitrogen fixation, no future for agriculture without it
Edward Teller: Headed atom bomb team
Milton Hershey: Creator of mouth-watering delights
The newspaper's editorial policy didn't permit inclusion of this sentence: "To view what one of the horrible Landsberg camps was like, access nuspel.org/holocaust.html." This URL records how young junior high school students struggle to understand how the horrors of the Holocaust could have been possible. Click on it to appreciate their serious concern and perplexity, expressed in lively, inimitable teenage cybertalk.
Photos of one of the six concentration camps at Landsberg liberated by the 411th Infantry Regiment on or around April 25, 1945 (from Report After Action: The Story of the 103rd Infantry Division). A Pfc (Private First Class), Anti-Tank Company, 411th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry Division, I was an eyewitness to this.
The first caption reads: German civilians were forced to carry away the shrivelled bodies of the camp's victims. The second: Dying and dead lay all over the ground as the 411th entered the camp.
The pictures on these two pages were taken by Pfc. Bertram Sanders, 103rd cameraman, at one of the concentration camps in Landsberg shortly after the city's capture by the 411th.
Excerpt from REPORT AFTER ACTION: The Story of the 103rd Infantry Division, pp. 131-135
At Landsberg the men of the 103d Infantry Division discovered what they had been fighting against. They found six concentration camps where victims of the super race had died by the thousands of atrocities, starvation, and exposure. The grounds of the camp were littered with the skeletonized bodies of Jews, Poles, Russians, French, and un-Nazified Germans. Every evidence was that they were only the latest of untold thousands who had suffered and died in these six concentration camps, a few among the hundreds which dotted Grossdeutschland. German civilians who were forced by the 411th guards to pick up these wasted bodies for decent burial sniveled that they had not known such things existed. They had not known, yet they had spent their lives in this town of 30,000 which was ringed by six horror camps.
At one camp alone 300 bodies lay on the barren, filthy ground while 600 living "zombies"—weak from five and six years of starvation shuffled aimlessly.
The victims of the master race were crowded into these unspeakably filthy huts. Dead and dying prisioners can be seen lying on the ground in this picture.
Inside many of the huts which lie half-dug into the ground—about five feet high and 24 feet long—lay prisoners who could not walk, or move—those who would not live. Military government officers who took charge immediately cautioned the soldiers not to offer food or cigarettes to these people, who would automatically cause a riot and die attempting to get a morsel of sustenance. Military doctors prescribed a diet, and military government officers scoured the countryside for supplies—1,000 loaves of bread, 1,000 quarts of milk, 750 pounds of fresh meat a day, plus all the Wehrmacht stocks in the vicinity—in an almost futile attempt to save the lives of these 50 and 60 pound remnants of human beings.
The stink in the "hospital" when the GIs entered was not refined enough to be called an odor or smell. But two days later the Americans had it scoured and spotless by German military prisoners.
Two of the six camps had been filled with Jews from every country in Europe. Men, women, and children had been shoved together, about 100 to a hut.
Ironically enough, Landsberg was the birthplace of the German "New Order." For it was here in the prison of this infamous town that Adolf Hitler wrote a Nazi best-seller, "Mein Kampf."
Two of the first 411th soldiers to approach the cold-looking greystone walls of Landsberg Prison were Sergeants Howard Brown of Detroit and Arthur Iopf of Hackensack, New Jersey. The men regarded the odd onion-shaped towers on the prison before they entered the cell suite where Hitler, Rudolph Hess, and Maurice Grebel were imprisoned after the abortive Munich beer hall putsch.
Three comfortable rooms and a foreroom where the three revolutionists were free to mingle all day had been assigned to them. Cell No. 7 was Hitler's. The place had been made into a national shrine, and as the Cactus men entered the Hitler cell, they saw a plaque above the door which read in German:
"Here a dishonorable system imprisoned Germany's greatest son from November 11, 1923 to December 20, 1924. During this time Adolf Hitler wrote the book of the National Socialist Revolution, Mein Kampf."
A 103rd Infantry Division soldier visits Hitler's cell
This photo of the prison is from an internet source. Refurbished
since then, it looks basically the same as when we liberated it.
Shoulder patch, 103rd "Cactus" Division