My point is that journalists avoid stating the premise, having been taught that to even suggest it is axiomatically ‘anti-Semitic’. Hence the strategic value of saying that international banking is not dominated by ‘Jews’, but by Sabbateans (or more precisely, Frankists) and their descendants, who despise ‘Jews’. The political attitude which implicitly admits that the premise is true, but attempts to prohibit discussion of it world-wide because such discussion would promote ‘anti-Semitism’, cannot be taken seriously; it is intended to collapse at some point, to the ultimate advantage of international bankers and the disadvantage of actual Jews, as happened in 1933, but with the difference that this time, Israeli Jews will be the targets. We are dealing with utterly ruthless people here, who use the mask of Jewry purely as a cover. By the way, notice the distortion of fact in the JPost article relative to the original (both highlighted) – RB
SA Jews call for firing of pro-Nazi banker
Rina Bassist, JPost, Apr 24 2012
The South African Israel Public Affairs Committee called on Sunday for the director of the South African Reserve bank to be fired from his post because of his pro-Nazi opinions. In interviews and articles last week Stephen Goodson expressed his admiration for the Nazi regime, and claimed that the Holocaust was a “huge lie.” Speaking at the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony held in Pretoria on Sunday, David Hersch, head of SAIPAC, called on the South African Reserve Bank to release Goodson immediately from his public position. He said:
Goodson should be fired immediately or made to resign immediately. The Reserve Bank should be ashamed to have someone like this on their board of directors and now that he has been exposed, they should act immediately.
Hersch emphasized that the bank’s reaction to the issue, stating that Goodson’s mandate would end this July, “is not good enough.” Hersch also called upon the South African government to issue a clear statement “condemning Goodson and distancing them from him and his statements, opinions, his denial of the Holocaust and adherence to anti-Semitic hate speech and complete falsehood.” The South African Mail and Guardian revealed last week that Goodson has written articles depicting an “historical analysis of banking history,” according to which Jewish bankers invented the Holocaust just to extract money from Germany. In an interview with an extreme-right US radio station two years ago, Goodson refers also to “ritual murder” executed, so he claimed, by Jews in the early centuries. The South Africa Jewish Board of Deputies assured the Jewish community on Monday that they are following up very closely on the issue, as they systematically do on all anti-Semitic incidents. David Jacobson, executive-director of the board in Cape Town, stated that the community was “shocked” over the “grossly anti-Semitic and racially inflammatory views” propagated by Goodson, and that the community welcomed the fact that the Reserve Bank has distanced itself from the opinions expressed by him. This adds to the statement made by the Board’s chairman, Mary Kluk, last week, condemning Goodson’s “hurtful and offensive” views. Members of the Jewish community emphasized that although they identify with the call to fire Goodson, they understand that legally the Reserve Bank cannot do so, as he is serving as a non-executive director, representing the Reserve Bank’s shareholders, and is not employed by the bank.
Reserve Bank’s Holocaust denier
Lisa Steyn, South African Mail and Guardian, Apr 13 2012
Legislation passed in 2010 will mean that, in future, activist shareholders of the Reserve Bank will no longer be able to elect directors to its board. The last of these directors is Stephen Goodson, who was elected a non-executive director in 2003. It was a mini coup, which resulted in business heavyweight Brian Gilbertson being ousted from the board in favour of the little-known investment consultant. Goodson’s term ends in July. The Reserve Bank said in a statement that Goodson, who has served as a director for nine years, was not eligible for re-election in terms of the King III code on corporate governance because of his length of service. The statement said:
Even though members are eligible for re-election, the central bank board has adopted as a guideline the King III principle that non-executive directors should not serve for a period longer than nine years.
Goodson, who earned 360,000 rand last year for his services to the bank, more than 70,000 rand for each of the five meetings he attended, holds contentious views that include admiring the economic policies pursued by Hitler in Nazi Germany, a belief that international bankers financed and manipulated the war against Hitler because they saw his model of state capitalism as a threat to their usurious ways, and that the Holocaust was a fiction invented to extract vast amounts of compensation from the defeated Germans. He has argued that similar reasons underpinned the support of the UN for the uprising in Libya. Muammar Gaddafi’s usury-free banking system was a threat to global capitalism and had to be destroyed, according to Goodson. The South African Reserve Bank is one of about eight worldwide that has private shareholders, even though the institutions perform public functions such as the management of monetary policy and the regulation of the banking system. Over recent decades, activist shareholders began building up a significant shareholding in the bank and started to have run-ins with the previous bank governor, Tito Mboweni. The activists demanded that the nominal dividend paid annually be increased and called for an emergency general meeting where their concerns could be raised. The result was that the Reserve Bank Act was amended in 2010 to tighten the regulations governing the rights of shareholders.
Goodson has been the only activist shareholder to sit on the board. It is unclear what exactly his role has been, but one activist, who did not want to be named, said Goodson had not provided them with feedback, which they had expected him to do when he was elected. He is best known as a founder of the Abolition of Income Tax and Usury Party, which stood in at least one national election. The party maintains a website but it seems to be dormant. But Goodson appears to be pushing pro-Nazi and anti-Semitic views on the internet. In a radio interview last year with US talk show host Deanna Spingola, author of The Ruling Elite: A Study in Imperialism, Genocide and Emancipation, Goodson expressed his admiration for the social achievements during the Third Reich. The interview was broadcast on on Jun 24 2011 on the Republic Broadcasting Network, which was described by the Christian Science Monitor in 2010 as a network “well known to those who study extremism, as well as to the FBI.” Goodson said the Holocaust was “a huge lie” that served several purposes:
Of course, the principle is to extract enormous sums of money from the Germans as compensation. They tarnished that whole period as being one of great evil in order to keep you blind to what is possible.
Spingola’s website states that she “investigates government and corporate corruption as it relates to the faltering liberties of US citizens and the war-targeted population of other countries. She is not afraid to address controversial issues.” Her radio interviews have centred on topics such as Zionism and Nazi Germany several times. In the interview, Goodson, who said he served on the board of a central bank in South Africa, said:
Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933 and in six short years he transformed Germany and reduced unemployment for 30% to zero. He provided everyone with debt-free and decent housing, excellent labour relations and restored respect and honour to all Germans. In these six years, a worker’s paradise was created. There was zero inflation and Germany became the most prosperous and powerful country in the history of Europe. the real reason for WW2 was Germany’s progressive economic system. That was the whole basis of WW2. It had nothing to do with human rights or protecting Poland or any of the other reasons that they advance in the history books. Germany could only be admitted to the family of nations if they abided by the rules of the international bankers.
What country is going to deport the Jews? USAia? Not hardly. Britain? Not hardly. And that Holocaust myth will prevent any country from evaluating and saying: ‘Oh, we’ve got to get rid of these people.’ Right?
Goodson appeared to agree:
Yes, well, they’ve been expelled from over 70 countries, some of them several times. But unfortunately they have such a tight control of the media. Well, there is a small window of hope in that the internet can provide alternative views, but even there they are trying to exercise supervision.
In 2008, Goodson wrote that international finance was behind both the overthrow of Imperial Russia and provoking war with Japan in the 1940s:
It can thus be seen that the US Federal Reserve Bank was intimately involved in plotting and financing the overthrow of the Russian Empire. With its stranglehold on the media and its placemen occupying most of the key positions in government in 1941, the bank was in a favourable position from which to manipulate and provoke war with Japan. Both the Bank of Japan and the German Reichsbank with their systems of state creation of the money supply at zero interest, and the inevitability that those systems of finance would be replicated by other countries, in particular those of the proposed Greater East Asian Co-prosperity Sphere, posed such a serious threat to the private investors of the US Federal Reserve Bank that a world war was deemed to be the only means of countering it.
He appears to have aristocratic British connections. In 2003 when Goodson, whose full name is Stephen Mitford Goodson, was elected a director of the South African Reserve Bank, Moneyweb reported that he was related to Diana Mitford Mosley. The article said he had just bid farewell to Mitford Mosley, a family member, although it is not clear what the exact relation is. The Mitford sisters were known in the UK for being active communists, socialists and fascists, “an interest spurred in them through their father, David Mitford, himself an ardent fascist,” Moneyweb reported. The article described how the Russian imperial flag fluttered above the door of Goodson’s modest home in Pringle Bay, where an old light-blue Chev was parked outside. A brass plaque on the front door, with the word Mitford on it, greeted visitors. Diana Mitford left her husband, Bryan Guinness, for Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists. They married in 1936 in the drawing room of Joseph Goebbels’s home in Berlin and Hitler was a guest. Mitford Mosley’s friendship with Hitler developed through her sister, Unity, who the New Statesmen reported in 2007, was believed to have had an affair with the leader of the Nazis. The two are even rumoured to have had a love child before Unity returned to England and gave the child up for adoption. An obituary written by the Guardian said Mitford Mosley claimed that her husband had never been anti-Semitic, but she was inclined to make statements about Jewish people such as:
Maybe they could have gone somewhere like Uganda, very empty and lovely climate.
A report in the Guardian archives tells of a speech her husband gave at the Albert Hall in 1934 in which he said that Jews would be expected to put Britain before their faith. Mitford Mosley, a cousin to Winston Churchill, and her husband were imprisoned during WW2 although, because of their aristocratic connections, they were allowed to live in a house in the prison and hire prisoners to do their menial work. Goodson has written many articles that are readily found on the internet. They are often critical of debt finance and “the exploitative fractional reserve banking system of the West,” in which private banks are licensed to create money out of nothing. In a May 2011 article, Goodson proposes a Cape Town municipal bank that could fund all infrastructure programmes at zero interest and ratepayers could enjoy a permanent reduction of at least 15% on annual property rates, a drop in the home-loan rate and nominal rates for student loans. In two other articles, The truth about Libya (Apr 1 2011) and The truth about Syria (Sep 10 2011), he praises the economies of both countries, which employed state banks.