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To The Campaign for an Independent Britain, 93c Venner Road, 81 Ashmole Street, Sydenham, London SW8 1NF. London SE26 5HU. 020 8659 7713 E-Mail A_Baron@ABaron.Demon.Co.UK By E-mail September 19, 2001 Dear Sirs, Readers of "Searchlight" magazine have been asked to write to you in connection with the membership of Donald A. Martin. As a regular reader I am obliging them, although this is not the sort of letter they expect most of their readers to write. According to "Searchlight", Mr Martin is a notorious anti-Semite, Holocaust "denier" and hatemonger. I have known Mr Martin person- ally if slightly for ten years or so, and have corresponded with him for somewhat longer. I also know personally the publisher of "Searchlight" magazine, whom I sued successfully for libel, and I am, in all modesty, the world's leading dissenting authority on the Searchlight Organisation, so my words should carry some authority. The claim that Mr Martin is an anti-Semite is based largely on his stocking a mystical tract known as "The Protocols Of The Learned Elders Of Zion". This curious document, which is virtual- ly unreadable, ranks alongside "Mein Kampf" and "The Internation- al Jew" as the "Bible" of the Anti-Semitic Internationale. What "Searchlight" is rather coy about however is the fact that Mr Martin as a political bookseller, distributor and publisher stocks a wide range of books and other publications. Some of these are anti-Jewish, some are pro-Jewish, some are by Jewish authors, and a great many have nothing whatsoever to do with Judaism, Zionism or the so-called Jewish Question. Way back in the 1980s I purchased, among others, a book called "Wall Street And The Rise Of Hitler" from Mr Martin. The author of this book, Professor Antony C. Sutton, is rather vociferous in his denuncia- tion of the Nazis. The fact that a distributor stocks a book does not necessarily mean that he endorses its contents, although he may be held personally liable for any defamatory material that appears therein, as a number of distributors of "Searchlight" magazine have discovered to their cost. In my personal experience of Mr Martin he is not an anti-Semite in any meaningful sense of the word, ie he does not hate Jews, or incite violence against them or intolerance of them. That does not mean that he is not vehemently opposed to certain practices engaged in by some Jews - shooting Palestinian schoolchildren for example - but many Jews are also opposed to this practice, al- though I doubt if this includes the publisher of "Searchlight", Gerry Gable, who boasted to the "Jewish Chronicle" in October 1987 that one of his sons was serving in the Israeli Army. The claim that Mr Martin is a Holocaust "denier" is also non- sense; no one in his right mind denies the Holocaust, although no one in his right mind takes at face value all the lurid and perverted claims that have been made about this particular his- torical incident, although only the brave will admit it. I suspect however that the real reason Mr Martin has been singled out for this hate campaign by "Searchlight" is because of his involvement in the financial reform movement. Mr Martin is a Social Crediter, as am I. Now that you have heard a bit about Mr Martin, perhaps you would like to hear a bit about his accusers. The man who is making the most noise about Mr Martin is "Searchlight's" editor, Steve Silver, who is Jewish. So too I believe is his co-editor, Nick Lowles (alias Laurence King). While there is of course nothing wrong with being Jewish, most people might be curious to learn that Mr Lowles is by his own admission a fully paid up member of the British National Party. Other people with close and at times bizarre connections with the far right are also linked to "Searchlight". One-time "Searchlight" columnist Ray Hill was also a member of the British National Party. In February of last year, Mr Hill appeared alongside Mr Gable in a libel action at the High Court. This action was brought by the late Morris Riley. Mr Riley won the case against Messrs Gable and Hill and Searchlight Magazine Limited; details of this and other successful legal actions against Mr Gable can be found on my website: http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Embassy/2634/ITMA.html For the record, Mr Hill is also a thrice convicted thug, an unreconstructed anti-Semite, and a self-confessed synagogue desecrator. Another leading member of the Searchlight team is Mrs Sonia Gable, nee Hochfelder, who in the late seventies was a leading member of the National Front. Nowadays Mr Gable claims that his wife was some sort of undercover agent, though anyone who has studied the contemporaneous documentation will realise that claim is not tenable. I am sure you will agree with me that for a largely Jewish "anti-fascist" magazine, "Searchlight's" team members have some bizarre antecedents. I am sure too that you will not allow liars, hatemongers and hypocrites like Mr Silver and Mr Gable and their gang to intimi- date you into expelling Mr Martin from the Campaign for an Inde- pendent Britain. Yours sincerely, A Baron
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