S. Gissler | Dec. 11, 2003 | Eugene Harasymiw
Pulitzer Committee decision on Duranty

From: Eugene Harasymiw [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 12:41 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Pulitzer Committee decision on Walter Duranty

Mr. Gissler:

The members of our organization (formed in 1937) have now had an opportunity to review, consider and discuss the incredible decision made by your Committee recently concerning the award granted to Mr. Duranty 70 years ago.

It is patently evident that some sort of demented attorney must have advised the Committee to use the phrase that there was "no clear and convincing evidence of deliberate deception" on Mr. Duranty's part in penning numerous articles denying the Ukrainian famine, or in buttering up the "accomplishments" of the Soviet regime in the late 1920's and early 1930's. Quite frankly, only either a moron or a person himself consumed in white-hot hatred of the Ukrainian people would craft wording of this sort, ignoring the historical reality of the crimes against humanity Stalin, along with his scum-dripping entourage, visited on the Ukrainian nation.

If "evidence" is what your Committee claims was lacking, then what precisely did the Committee make of Prof. Mark von Hagen's conclusions? Was his input also swept under the carpet?

The next question is why would the Committee, along with its mouthpiece, the morally bankrupt New York Times, embark on its continuing crusade to denigrate the suffering of many millions of totally innocent people?

Allow me to respond.

The first reason is that, since the "Holocaust Industry" launched its relentless campaign to stamp out any "rival" human tragedy, it would be in keeping for the Committee to protect that particular propaganda line. Of course, the "uniqueness" of the suffering of the Jewish people during World War II is one of the most specious claims ever made in the history of mankind--no one people has a "patent" or a "copyright" on suffering. Secondly, it is most obvious that neither the Committee nor the Times wish to see any culpability on the part of Jewish madmen who collaborated with Stalin in executing millions of innocent people before, during and well after the Famine-- no matter how inconvenient the historical facts which support the claim of Jewish complicity in the Ukrainian Famine are. Thirdly, the results of the Committee's deliberations illustrate beyond any doubt the uncontrollable and irrational hatred its members have toward the Ukrainian people, and the contempt its members share for the stifling of historical truth.

Please spare all of humanity from your insincere and mocking "sympathy" for those who suffered; you have already insured their suffering will never be expurgated from the pages of America's leading obfuscator of truth.

Eugene Harasymiw, Attorney
Ukrainian Self-Reliance Assoc.
Edmonton Branch
10611 - 110 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5H 1H7