Martin Luther – the man who hated jews

“It is no coincidence that the infamous Kristallnacht — Night of Broken Glass — when nazis burned more than one thousand synagogues and smashed the windows of more than a thousand Jewish-owned shops, happened on Luther’s birthday, November 10 1939.”

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PETER FROST reminds us of Martin Luther’s rabid anti-semitism and misogyny


CHRISTIANS, with the obvious exception of those in the Vatican, are hard at it celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and of Martin Luther nailing his 95-point declaration to the door of the church in Wittenberg.

TV and the rest of the media are bombarding us with just how good this has been for all of us and the Protestant church in particular.

Without Luther, it seems, we would have no Church of England, nor dozens of various other Protestant churches.

What has been totally lacking are a couple of other aspects of Luther’s teaching and thinking. His misogyny — there was only one place for women, said Luther, and that was married and in the home.

The other was his hatred of Jews. There is no doubt that Luther and some of his writings were extensively used…

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The Art Of Peace Requires Us To See The World Through The Eyes Of Our Enemies

” … a Russian might remember that today, the United States has active duty military troops stationed in nearly 150 countries, including numerous countries that border on Russia, whereas Russia has military bases in only 10 foreign states, none of which is situated in the Americas. Seen through the eyes of the Russian people, the United States government and its allies must surely appear hyper-aggressive, imperialistic, contemptuous of international law and utterly indifferent to the most basic precepts of human decency. Unless and until we in the West come to understand this, the Doomsday Clock will continue to approach humanity’s ultimate demise.”

Dimitri Lascaris

Note: This article is adapted from a speech I delivered on October 27, 2017 in Corinthos, Greece, at a conference commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution.

The year 2017 is not only the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution.  It is also the 70th anniversary of the “Doomsday Clock”, which was established by the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

For the last two years, the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock stayed set at three minutes before the hour, the closest it had been to midnight since the early 1980s. In 2017, however, the Science and Security Board finds the danger to be even greater, the need for action more urgent. The Doomsday Clock is now at two and a half minutes to midnight.

According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, “the Clock is ticking, global danger looms. Wise…

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ASA Victoria Avalon plays the grandma card to tighten Leo Schofield’s #LoveFL #FrameUp

Leo Schofield

Leo Schofield has been in the Florida prison system since 1989. It’s time he had his first fair day in court.

Witness does about face, confessing to Polk County murder then recanting it

The tears came again when Avalon asked Scott if he had lied to his grandmother about a key piece of evidence when he called her once from prison.

His fingerprints had been found in the dead woman’s car, supporting the story he told about killing her, but he gave his grandmother a different explanation: It was probably one of many cars he had broken into off Interstate 4.

“No. No, I don’t want to answer that question,” Scott replied at first, then added, “No, I didn’t lie to my grandma.”


It strikes me as very odd that it didn’t strike the Tampa Bay Times very odd that a prosecutor would play did-you-lie-to-gramma head games with severely mentally ill convicted murderer Jeremy Scott to make him recant his written confession that he had killed Leo Schofield’s wife. And it strikes me as odd that Scott’s recollections of what time periods he was or wasn’t on meds was to be trusted, per assistant state attorney Victoria Avalon, while his memory of whether or not he committed another murder was not.

Leo deserves a retrial: Scott’s prints from Michelle Schofield’s car were not in evidence the first time around; they were only run (producing a match to Scott) by mistake after Leo’s conviction – by a person who didn’t know that Polk County police and prosecutors didn’t really want to know who killed Michelle.

They still don’t.

Polk County, Florida plays dirty. Just like Dade County. And Brevard County. And so on.

It’s likely that assistant state attorney Victoria Avalon considers herself a winner, not only for grandma-badgering Jeremy Scott into a recantation, but for getting Tampa Bay Times to write an entirely one-sided story, absent many facts.

There’s no telling what other evidence wasn’t treated properly, aside from Scott’s fingerprints, because the story tellers are just like the officers, prosecutors, judges, etc., involved in convicting innocents like Leo … they want to preserve their reputations, not justice.

Polk County just completed a sting of sex offenders. Names of alleged offenders were published.

In 2001, there was a sting of sex offenders in Brevard County. Names of alleged offenders were published, including Terence Schoof’s. That information was withheld from me by Brevard officers when I filed a complaint in an attempt to keep myself safe from Schoof.

The current Brevard Sheriff, publicity hog Wayne Ivey, was then the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s agent assigned to Brevard. Ivey was not only of no help to me in an effort to get police cooperation, he was of no help to scores of men he personally knew were framed by the perjured testimony of a fraudulent dog handler, John Preston. He lied to me on the phone, telling me that every man that should be free had been freed. I knew Ivey was lying and continued advocating for Brevard innocents, often more strenuously than their high profile attorneys. In 2008, years after my conversation with Ivey, William Dillon was exonerated. Gary Bennett will be exonerated, too; so will the rest.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd utilized public resources in a push to secure one particular death warrant. Instead of journalists confronting him over his misappropriations, I did. It isn’t the only time I’ve called him out.

Florida corrections facilities are notoriously deadly. They’re no place for the mentally ill or non-violent offenders, let alone innocents. Leo Schofield has been in prison since 1989 and has yet to have his first fair day in court.

The Tampa Bay Times should give a damn about that. Or at least credibly pretend to, which requires more sophisticated subterfuges than Florida Today offers with its ongoing off-point/inaccurate articles, videos, podcasts, op ed pieces and “community columnist” pieces about Brevard County frame-ups.

The FBI and Department of Justice know that justice hasn’t been available in many Florida counties for decades. Sadly, there are explanations for their looking the other way, i.e.; the FBI participating in using the same dog handler as Brevard – John Preston – to achieve Linroy Bottoson’s conviction.

Victoria Avalon can’t get a shot at making Linroy cry like she did Jeremy Scott, even if she switches circuits to Orange County: Linroy was executed despite his schizophrenia in 2002, two decades after Preston had been found a fraud via Julius Manning’s confessions to a series of federal crimes, one of which innocent Dale Sutton was serving time for. Sutton was freed in January of 1983, a year before Brevard prosecutors put Preston on the stand to commit perjury against Gary Bennett.

Monte Adams

Monte Adams has been in the Florida prison system since 1983 without his first fair day in court. His fingerprints did not match the Brevard County crime scene prints, so they WERE NOT RUN.


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“Why War?”: The Timeless Einstein-Freud Letters.

“By the time the exchange between Einstein and Freud was published in 1933, under the title “Why War?”, Hitler, who was to drive both men into exile, was already in power, and the letters never achieved the wide circulation intended for them. Indeed, the first German edition of the pamphlet is reported to have been limited to only 2,000 copies, as was also the original English edition.”


“Why War?” The Einstein – Freud Correspondence (1931-1932)


Editor’s note: Comments in parentheses are those of J.M. Lynch at Arizona State University, who posted the letters on-line in PDF format. Thank you to Mr. Alfred de Zayas for suggesting finding and reading the little known “Why War?” letters of Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. What they wrote then, over eight decades ago, is as relevant today as ever. Please consider sharing their remarkable 1930’s-era contacts with family, friends and associates. Thank you.


(The letter which Einstein addressed to Freud, concerning the projected organization of intellectual leaders, was sent in 1931, or possibly 1932, and read as follows:)

Albert Einstein:

I greatly admire your passion to ascertain the truth–a passion that has come to dominate all else in your thinking. You have shown with irresistible lucidity how inseparably the aggressive and destructive instincts are bound up in the human psyche with…

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Right Royal Cover Up

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Edward Heath, Cyril Smith and an ex-archbishop of Canterbury are just a few of those exposed as part of the great abuse cover-up. PETER FROST worries the full the truth will never come to light


HARDLY a day can go by without another revelation about another Establishment figure being a child abuser or worse.


The latest story reveals that MI5 knew the country’s chief prosecutor had covered up a sex abuse inquiry into Cyril Smith (pictured above with children in Rochdale) but did nothing because it was not its job to expose paedophiles.

The files released by the intelligence agency show it was aware that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had lied to a newspaper over its decision not to prosecute Smith. But MI5 decided not to make the information public because its duty was to “defend the realm” rather than to expose a prominent politician accused of being…

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What mass incarceration is really all about …

Journalist Shaun King posted this accompanying comment on Facebook:

If I wrote what this man said in a bad script, you’d say I was overdoing it. Steve Prattor is the sheriff of Caddo Parish Louisiana. Here he says how upset he is that new programs are releasing the “good” black men from jail who wash his car, mow the yards, and cook in the kitchen. It’s about as honest as it gets.

Yeah. America. 2017.

Note that Sheriff Prattor wants to keep the “good” prisoners. Our Constitution makes it legal to force convicts to work for no wage; it is the driving force behind criminalizing homelessness, mandatory sentences, infrequent parole hearings, and much more … anything and everything that will keep “good” people enslaved.

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“We need everyone – prisoners, their families and the public – to send comments on CDCR’s proposed regulations to, send emails and letters urging Gov Brown to sign Assembly Bill 1308*, make sure that prisoner complaints about unfair treatment are publicized, and to work together to rebuild our prisoners human rights movement.” [I couldn’t get the published email address to work for me, so instead used Governor Brown’s webform at


Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity

Oct 14, 2017 marks the 2 year anniversary of the approval of the Ashker settlement. We celebrate our victory in the Ashker case, in which virtually all of the over 1600 prisoners then languishing in indeterminate SHU were released to General Population. This victory was achieved through 3 hunger strikes and the non-violent legal and political action of thousands of California prisoners, their families, supporters, and their attorneys.

However, unfortunately our general monitoring is due to run out after two years unless the Court grants an extension. We believe that CDCR is still engaged in constitutional violations that deny prisoners due process and seeks to put us back in the hole, for many, indeterminately under the guise of Administrative SHU.  Our attorneys will seek an extension of the agreement due to CDCR’s systemic violations of the Constitution.  We don’t know what the Court will do, but we do know that…

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