Author: David Cole
Publisher: Feral House
I’m starting to have my doubts about Ben Shapiro, the yarmulke wearing editor and writer for Breitbart, after he used the whole David Duke scenario as a way to discredit Donald Trump. It’s so hypocritical that the same guy who claims “facts don’t care about your feelings” goes all “feely” the second Donald Trump didn’t publicly declare that he’s going to personally fly over to David Duke’s voting district and strong arm him with a couple of goons to make sure he won’t vote for Trump. Why does it matter if Trump publicly denounces David Duke or not? And I mean especially for Ben Shapiro considering Trump’s daughter is married to a Jew and Trump has never not supported Israel, so what the fuck, Ben?
But, I get it; the big boogie man of racism is the one taboo that leaves people with that icky feeling, which is why, if you decide, as a Jew to make your hobby Holocaust revisionism, you better make damn sure that the only people who know about it will never spill the beans or you’ll be all washed up in this town, ya hear?
I actually had no idea who David Cole was outside of just being one of the witty writers for Taki’s Magazine and the creator of wonderful, satirical videos such as this one below, which mocks Obama’s “nonviolent intervention” video.
But, as I soon discovered, David Cole has lead a much more interesting life, or rather, several lives.
For those who don’t know, Cole was the “infamous” Holocaust revisionist, who made the claim that Auschwitz wasn’t an extermination camp, but just a labor camp and that, possibly, instead of six million Jews being killed, it was four million. He appeared on a number of talk shows, including Montel Williams, Phil Donahue and Morton Downey Jr., where he made such claims, and he did a number of speaking engagements. Unsurprisingly, at one speaking event that was held at UCLA, the crowd threw food and drinks at him.
Eventually realizing that not much good would come out of attempting to present another side to possibly the most sacredly event in history – in the West that is; Cole actually toured Japan doing his lecture and had to give the mainstream Holocaust story first before giving his revisionist version since not many Japanese textbooks discussed the Holocaust – he “went underground” at a time when the internet wasn’t as prevalent and sold both “mainstream” and revisionist Holocaust videos.
Eventually his mainstream videos caught on and he came out of hiding, reinventing his identity as the much more Jewish sounding David Stein. Soon enough, due to his charisma, he became a big shot organizer for Republican interest groups such as Friends of Abe and the Republican Party Animals; in other words, he put on glorified keggers with bands and celebrities.
For several years, he lived the high life and then, one fateful evening, his life collapsed at the hands of his bitter ex-girlfriend when she ratted him out for no other reason than to be a vindictive bitch. Thanks to a wonderful invention called youtube, all of Cole/Stein’s old clips from the talk shows were on the internet for the world to see, and the cat was out of the bag. Within minutes Cole/Stein’s entire life changed as the conservative media world purged him, and any record of his involvement was Stalinized. Meanwhile, while the story was supposed to remain a private affair, the media eventually picked up on it as well, and Cole/Stein was publicly crucified.
And that takes us to the present day; apparently, like me, Cole likes to put down a few drinks and write un-PC screeds on the problems of the world. Unlike me he gets paid to do it.
Republican Party Animal is a fantastic read. Part of that has to do with the fact that Cole is a strong writer, inserting clever jokes, witty asides, juicy gossip and his own slanderous view of various people in the conservo-sphere. Spoiler: he REALLY doesn’t like Ben Shapiro or Pam Geller, claiming the former ripped him off and the latter is more about sensationalism than truth. She also apparently called him an “asshat”, an insult that I was too old to use when I found out it existed.
But more importantly this book discusses some bizarre and disturbing inconsistencies about the way we treat certain taboo topics. For instance, it’s completely acceptable to debate whether American slavery was the cause of the Civil War or whether what happened to the American Indians can truly be considered genocide, but, in fourteen European countries and Canada, if you question the Holocaust in any way, you could wind up with a prison sentence; in the U.S., where free speech is still a thing, you will receive scorn, derision and accusations of being a bigot or a Nazi. And, while questioning/revising/denying the Holocaust is illegal in Canada, you’re at least allowed to say anything you want in your defense when you’re in front of the judge. In Europe, you’re either allowed to recant your views or plead insanity; they will not allow any other plea.
And, while we’re on the topic of inconsistencies, talking about a genocide that happened in the past can be considered illegal, yet the Canadian government had no problem giving Léon Mugesera, the government official accused of launching the genocide of the Tutsis, full amnesty and allowing him to teach there.
During Cole’s revisionist years, he came in contact with Holocaust deniers such as Ernst Zündel, whose 1988 trial was possibly the biggest influence on his becoming a revisionist, along with Mark Webber of the Institute of Historical review and David Irving. In addition to that he was physically attacked by Irv Rubin from the Jewish Defense League and even had a $20,000 bounty put on his head, which eventually lead to his “recanting” his views and going underground.
The entire book is fascinating, and is essentially two different books. The parts about his time with “the Beast” and the pretty outside/ugly inside model who betrayed him are fascinating to read if only as a warning to men to be careful who you get into a fully committed relationship with, and the insider stories about all of the people he mingled with in the conservative world are also interesting. Apparently Andrew Breitbart was a real egomaniac, Bill Whittle was nothing but a gentleman and Clint Eastwood never walked over to anybody; everybody walked over to him.
Please note: Republican Party Animal is NOT a Holocaust denial book, and David Cole/Stein is not a Holocaust denier. He makes it clear that there is a big difference between a denier and a revisionist, and that he is the latter. On top of that, he’s a staunch supporter of Israel.
If nothing else, this book tells a unique story and has some interesting insight.