Corporations continue to obey the marching orders of David Hogg and his legion of cyberbullies and are still pulling their ads from Fox host’s Laura Ingraham’s show after she hurt the little monster’s feelings.
One of those corporations has no moral high ground in yanking advertisements though because its history has an ugly period when it assisted Hitler and the Nazis in yanking the gold teeth from the mouths of Jews before they were gassed and shoved into ovens in the death camps.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 12, 2018
Via The Hill “IBM stops advertising on Laura Ingraham’s show”:
IBM has joined the sponsors pulling their ads from Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s show, The Wrap reported Wednesday.
“IBM no longer advertises on the show you referenced,” an IBM spokesman told the publication.
The tech giant was reportedly the only blue-chip company that advertised on “The Ingraham Angle.”
IBM did not immediately return The Hill’s request for comment.
If and when IBM does get back with The Hill, you can bet that there won’t be any mention that the corporation’s punchcard machines and tabulation system were used by the Nazi regime to implement the final solution by locating and tracking the Jews and others during The Holocaust.
Way back on July 2, 1937 the New York Times reported that “Thomas J. Watson Is Decorated by Hitler For Work in Bettering Economic Relations”:
Thomas J. Watson, president of the International Business Machines Corporation of New York and the new president of the International Chamber of Commerce, has achieved the distinction of being the first American whom Chancellor Adolf Hitler has decorated with the new order of merit of the German Eagle…
The article directly next to it on page 8 is “Nazis Finally Put Niemoller in Jail” and that would be the famous Pastor Niemoller whose famous poem is widely referenced:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
So there is really no question that Watson didn’t know what Hitler was capable of back when he was running IBM even though in 1937 Der Führer hadn’t gotten around to actually gassing Jews yet but when he did, it was Watson’s company that helped him out although whether they actually knew what their machines were being used for has been the subject of much debate.
I would link to both of these articles but unfortunately, they are in the NYT archives and you need a paid subscription to view them. I have one so just take my word for it or pony up the coin. It’s not that I like giving a penny to the stinking anti-Americans at the Times but the archives are great when you need to do research.
Then on July 5, 1937, the Times ran a story that “Watson Sends Hitler Notes of Gratitude; President of World Chamber Tells of Pride in High Honor and Praises Berlin’s Hospitality”:
The new American president of the International Chamber of Commerce, Thomas J. Watson, who recently received the Order of the German Eagle from Chancellor Adolf Hitler, sent him personal and official telegrams of gratitude for the reception the chamber received in Berlin.
The following clip is from the 2003 movie “The Corporation” and details the skeletons in IBM’s closet.
In 2001, investigative journalist Edwin Black wrote his book “IBM and The Holocaust” which is described as:
IBM and the Holocaust is the stunning story of IBM’s strategic alliance with Nazi Germany — beginning in 1933 in the first weeks that Hitler came to power and continuing throughout World War II. As the Third Reich embarked upon its plan of conquest and genocide, IBM and its subsidiaries helped create enabling technologies, step-by-step, from the identification and cataloging programs of the 1930s to the selections of the 1940s.
Only after Jews were identified — a massive and complex task that Hitler wanted done immediately — could they be targeted for efficient asset confiscation, ghettoization, deportation, enslaved labor, and, ultimately, annihilation. It was a cross-tabulation and organizational challenge so monumental, it called for a computer. Of course, in the 1930s no computer existed.
But IBM’s Hollerith punch card technology did exist. Aided by the company’s custom-designed and constantly updated Hollerith systems, Hitler was able to automate his persecution of the Jews. Historians have always been amazed at the speed and accuracy with which the Nazis were able to identify and locate European Jewry. Until now, the pieces of this puzzle have never been fully assembled. The fact is, IBM technology was used to organize nearly everything in Germany and then Nazi Europe, from the identification of the Jews in censuses, registrations, and ancestral tracing programs to the running of railroads and organizing of concentration camp slave labor.
IBM and its German subsidiary custom-designed complex solutions, one by one, anticipating the Reich’s needs. They did not merely sell the machines and walk away. Instead, IBM leased these machines for high fees and became the sole source of the billions of punch cards Hitler needed.
IBM and the Holocaust takes you through the carefully crafted corporate collusion with the Third Reich, as well as the structured deniability of oral agreements, undated letters, and the Geneva intermediaries — all undertaken as the newspapers blazed with accounts of persecution and destruction.
Just as compelling is the human drama of one of our century’s greatest minds, IBM founder Thomas Watson, who cooperated with the Nazis for the sake of profit.
Only with IBM’s technologic assistance was Hitler able to achieve the staggering numbers of the Holocaust. Edwin Black has now uncovered one of the last great mysteries of Germany’s war against the Jews — how did Hitler get the names?
Alas, even if it was reported that IBM’s bullshit stance of moral superiority by pulling ads from “The Ingraham Angle” is steeped in hypocrisy given this dark episode it’s not like it would matter anyway.
Quarter Of Millennials Haven't Heard Of Holocaust… https://t.co/aGSEDCegHh
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) April 12, 2018
According to a recent study, nearly half of millennials (aka generation dumbass) don’t even know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust!
More than one-fifth of millennials in the U.S. — 22 percent — haven’t heard of, or aren’t sure if they’ve heard of, the Holocaust, according to a study published Thursday, on Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day. The study, which was commissioned by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and conducted by Schoen Consulting, also found that 11 percent of U.S. adults overall haven’t heard of the Holocaust or aren’t sure if they did.
Additionally, 41 percent of millennials believe two million Jews or fewer were killed during the Holocaust, the study found. Six million Jews were killed in World War II by Nazi Germany and its accomplices.
Two-thirds of millennials could not identify in the survey what Auschwitz was.
The answers to why so many young people view freedom of speech as dangerous and have taken so easily to acting like fascists with their boycotts and mobs are in that study.