Question: What do Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel, neo-con darling and former Department of Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff and Mormon US Senator Orrin Hatch have in common?
Answer: They all three sit on the Board of the US Holocaust Museum, which is now actively violating its mandate to prevent genocide and is engaged in an across the board effort to ignore signs that a segment of the US population is now at risk.
President Jimmy Carter shakes the hand of Vladka Meed during a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden during which Elie Wiesel presented the report of the US Holocaust Commission.
The Holocaust Museum came into being in 1993. President Jimmy Carter had established the President’s Commission on the Holocaust in 1978 and the subsequent report, published in 1979, laid the foundation for the establishment of the Museum and its Committee on Conscience. The Committee on Conscience describes its mandate as follows:
“The Committee on Conscience mandate is to alert the national conscience, influence policy makers, and stimulate worldwide action to confront and work to halt acts of genocide or related crimes against humanity. In carrying out this mandate, the Committee uses a wide range of actions, including public programs and activities, temporary exhibitions, and public or private communications with policy makers. It seeks, whenever possible, to work with other governmental and nongovernmental organizations.
The 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was signed by the United States in 1988, defines genocide as any of a number of acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group:
· Killing members of the group;
· Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
· Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
· Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
· Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
Crimes against humanity include a wide range of acts committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack.”
The Museum was first contacted by a woman named Barbara Stone, who stated concerns about a situation that had eventuated in both her and her mother’s lives, relevant to an act that could be considered contained in the above mandate.
Barbara Stone is on house arrest in Florida for taking her mother out to lunch. Yep, you read that right.
Her mother, Helen, is under a hotly contested adult guardianship which has already received local press. Barbara has been charged with “custody interference,” which is considered a crime in the state of Florida and carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
Wait a minute, you say. You thought this article was about the peculiar relationship between Israel and the United States? What possible relevance could the plight of Barbara Stone, who is a real estate lawyer and, parenthetically, Jewish, have to do with events taking place thousands of miles away in the Middle East?
In Part One of this series, we explored both current and historical collaboration between the Jewish leadership and elements who were attacking Jews. Here in Part Two, we are scrutinizing the actions of a contemporary Jewish agency–the United States Holocaust Museum–in what appear to be evidence of collaboration in a Holocaust-type event.
The lines of connection here are shadowy but substantial. For Barbara Stone’s mother, and now through ramification, Barbara herself, are victims of what appears to be a “kinder and gentler” form of domestic genocide.
Adult guardianship constitutes a legal loophole through which an individual can be stripped of all his Constitutional rights and all access to his assets. The abuses taking place in these adult guardianships have prompted the formation of a number of grassroots groups dedicated to addressing what is apparently a country- wide program which is resulting not only in asset depletion but also untimely death.
Robin C. Westmiller, who was the original founder of the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse, has called adult guardianship a “holocaust on the elderly.” Illinois attorney Ken Ditkowsky, who was suspended from the practice of law for his efforts to contact the Department of Justice and request an open and honest investigation of the abuses going on in adult guardianship’s, has termed these guardianship’s to be, in fact, elder cleansing.
“The concept of elder cleansing is intended to have several elements, to wit:
1. The railroading of a senior citizen or disabled person into a guardianship.
2. When the guardian is appointed (either with or without appropriate jurisdiction) the separation of the ward (senior or disabled person) from his/her family and prior life.
3. The systematic deprivation of the senior citizen or disabled person of his/her liberty rights
4. The systematic separation of the senior citizen from whatever wealth the he/she might have control over and the vesting of the same in the guardian.
5. After the estate and all Federal and State benefits are exhausted the disabled person is assisted in an involuntary suicide.
That is, the person will be euthanized against his or her will, usually through medical murder. That could be executed in a number of manners. Numerous cases have been documented wherein the alleged incapacitated person is denied routine, life saving medical care, such as antibiotics for an infection. Other cases have been documented wherein a non- terminally ill individual is placed into hospice and overdosed on painkillers.
The adult guardianship program has been so well established throughout the United States and so successful in the five steps outlined above by Ken Ditkowsky that a number of commentators have likened it to the T-4 Program in Hitler’s Germany.
T-4 was the very first extermination program launched by the Nazi government and was dedicated to killing–not Jews, not gypsies or homosexuals–but ethnic Germans who were elderly or incapacitated. It is estimated that over 250,000 people were murdered in the T-4 program.
Barbara Stone has been repeatedly denied due process through the Miami Dade court system. Judge Michael A. Genden ignored her emergency petition for her mother to have an independent medical examination and an independent attorney to represent her and also to have a court monitor appointed so that the mother’s care could be adequately reported to the court. Violating the judicial canons which mandate that a judge must rule on a petition, Genden has never heard this petition.
Soon after the petition was filed, Helen Stone was rushed to the hospital with a number of life threatening conditions, including dehydration, malnutrition, broken vertebrae, suspected pneumonia and more. Barbara was told that her mother was in rehab and recovering well–instead, Barbara found her mother drugged up on painkillers and on a feeding tube.
Which is when Barbara allegedly took her mother to lunch.
In a hearing just this past, Genden ordered those accompanying Stone to the courthouse, including a lawyer- friend and a physician-friend, to be removed from his courtroom, thus ensuring no witnesses would be present to attest to any further misconduct by those prosecuting Barbara Stone. The fact that the State of Florida affirms the necessity of open courtrooms did not faze Judge Genden.
Questions have been tendered to Judge Genden concerning some of his financial transactions, as he reported them to the State of Florida Commission on Ethics, in his yearly mandated financial disclosure statements. Genden has declined to reply to these questions.
Parenthetically, the financial disclosure forms for some members of the State Attorney’s office who are involved in the prosecution of Barbara Stone also raised some questions. The State Attorney’s office is refusing to reply to these concerns, as well.
The shock waves surrounding her situation compelled Barbara Stone, who is electronically monitored now by an ankle bracelet, to reach out to a number of groups, some of which have been organized surrounding the issue of adult guardianship, and others which are to defend against Constitutional and human rights violations.
Stone believes, as do a growing number of individuals impacted by these guardianships, that the attack on the elderly and disabled through these guardianships constitutes a dedicated genocide and appealed to the Holocaust Museum to fulfill its mandate and take action.
When Stone received a dismissive reply from Sara Bloomfield, US Holocaust Museum director, a contact was then made to Bloomfield and to media officer Raymund Flandez. This email is reproduced in full:
In our previous communication you expressed to me the perception that Ms. Bloomfield, who heads up the Holocaust Museum in DC, had adequately dealt with Barbara Stone’s concerns. Indeed, I have reviewed the email exchange and want to be perfectly clear in what I see the issues to be.
Ms. Bloomfield states that the ongoing crisis in abusive guardianships is not part of the mandate of the Museum, due to the Museums’ mandate to prevent genocide. The fact is that these guardianships are becoming known to be lethal enterprises. For explicit, documented and verified reports I can refer you to a number of publications, including the book, EXILE.
Several commentators have brought up the comparison to T-4 in Hitler’s Germany. No, our parents are not being gassed to death. The instruments of their murder are “kinder and gentler,” involving morphine overdoses, withholding of life saving antibiotics and the like. The intentionality in these circumstances remains the same, though the tools may differ.
So I need to ask a couple of questions here. Does the Museum consider T-4 to have been genocide? Does the leadership at the Museum have adequate documentation on the lethality attached to these adult guardianship’s, and the failure of our legal system, at every juncture—police, courts, district attorneys, attorney generals, FBI, etc. etc.–to adhere to statutory and Constitutional law in processing the thousands of legal complaints coming in from family and friends of those being held against their will?
When the Museum staff failed to reply, further contacts were made with some of the big wheels who sit on the Museum Board, including Senators Bernie Sanders, Al Franken, Orrin Hatch and Committee of Conscience Chair Michael Chertoff
This reporter then contacted the offices of the US Congressmen who sit on the Museum’s board—Henry Waxman, Steve Israel, Patrick Meehan and Michael Grimm.
In the original document commissioned by President Carter, the Commission discussed the attitudes which enabled the atrocities now known as The Holocaust.
“The most vital lesson to be drawn from the Holocaust is that Auschwitz was possible because the enemy….succeeded in dividing, in separating, in splitting human society, nation against nation, Christian against Jew, young against old. And not enough people cared. In Germany and other occupied countries, most spectators chose not to interfere with the killers; in other lands, too, many persons chose to remain neutral. As a result, the killers killed, the victims died…
“Still, the killers could not be sure. In the beginning, they made one move and waited. Only when there was no reaction did they make another move and still another…As always, they did not stop with Jews alone.”
Chillingly, the Commission report predicted further efforts to exterminate populations:
“In a world of increasing over population, the inclination to duplicate the Nazi option and once again exterminate millions of people remains a hideous threat.”
On the internet, conspiracy sites are flourishing, issuing dire warnings of future depopulation efforts. The fact is that we do not need to look to the future. These efforts are already taking place.
Elie Wiesel, who chaired this Commission, made his own statement in the appendix to the Commission’s report. Movingly, Wiesel, who was a child during the Holocaust, described his experiences and offered the following:
“…we have learned certain lessons. We have learned not to be neutral in times of crisis, for neutrality always helps the aggressor, never the victim. We have learned that silence is never the answer. We have learned that the opposite of love is not hatred, but indifference.”
Elie Wiesel also received a copy of the email to the Holocaust Museum. His assistant reported that he would not make himself available to be interviewed on the subject of the Museum’s indifference towards the plight of those under adult guardianship.
Further scrutiny of the Museum Board raises more concern. It must be noted that Michael Chertoff, former head of the Department of Homeland Security under President Bush and co-author of the USA PATRIOT Act, chairs the Committee on Conscience.
It has been suggested that Chertoff, who was appointed by President Obama to this position, might be a problematic influence at the Museum. Chertoff’s efforts via the USA PATRIOT Act changed the face of America into a top- heavy surveillance society. This much is known. What needs further exploration is the history of the Chertoff family vis a vis eugenics.
The PATRIOT Act, which was waiting in the wings prior to the attacks of September 11 and was rammed through Congress like a red hot bullet, was Michael Chertoff’s baby. The inclusion of Section 817 –the Expansion of the Biological Weapons Statute—in the USA PATRIOT Act, provided the codification of a vehicle for a potential massive extermination- level event, via a home grown pandemic. The fact that the US government gave itself immunity from violating its own biological weapons statute—and this is what the change of legislation provided by Section 817 accomplished—paves the way for a pandemic sans culpability, in the form of a biological weapons attack.
Who except for the perpetrators would know the difference?
The plausible deniability inherent in any pandemic- type event was buttressed by the institutionalization of the immunity provided in 817, should a hidden hand be suspected.
At the time of this writing, concerns about a potential pandemic in the form of MERS, Ebola, Avian flu or other agents are now flooding the media.
The involvement of Michael Chertoff’s “secret cousin,” Larry Chertoff, in constructing what appears to be a covert delivery system for such a pandemic, enhances concerns about Michael Chertoff’s appointment to this position.
While the mechanisms may be different—adult guardianship as a vehicle for elder cleansing and a potential pandemic as a vehicle for what constitutes selective biological warfare—the resonance with what happened seventy- odd years ago in Eastern Europe is unnerving.
The President’s Commission on the Holocaust made a number of recommendations, including the establishment of the Holocaust Museum and a Committee on Conscience. The Commission also specifically recommended that the US Senate ratify the Convention against Genocide.
The United States ratified the Convention in 1967, with a specific reservation which explicitly requires that the nation grant consent to trial of its citizenry before an international court for the genocide. What this means is that the offending country must consent to be tried.
Writes Elie Wiesel in the preface to the Commission report:
“Our own country was also involved….our great government was not without blemish. One cannot but wonder what might have happened had the then American President and his advisors demonstrated concern and compassion….How many victims….could have been saved….”
Barbara Stone’s trial is set for November 20th. The status of her mother, Helen, is unclear at this time. Barbara is barred from contacting her mother and Helen Stone’s Rabbi, Ed Farber, has been denied access to the elderly woman, on the orders of Roy Lustig, who is the guardian’s attorney.
Barbara Stone and her mother