Obama, Israel's houseboy, names Elie Wiesel to U.S. Holocaust Council

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2011-12-06 17:14

By Carolyn Yeager

 

Why do we have a United States Holocaust Memorial Council, anyway?

This story may seem ”old news”  as I didn’t get around to posting it when I first saw it. The appointments by the White House took place on Oct. 29. It is still important news, though, as a way of explaining just what is the US Holocaust Memorial Council.  I did not know, and knowing what it is helps us to realize just how big an investment the U.S. Government has made in keeping “the Holocaust” alive and kicking in the minds of Americans and foreign visitors to Washington, DC. So here goes …

The United States Holocaust Memorial Council is the governing body of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Did you know that the USHMM, as it’s known, is a project of the U.S. Government? That’s important to know. The Council alone consists of 55 presidential appointees, in addition to ten Congressional representatives and three ex-officio members from the Departments of Education, Interior, and State. That adds up to 65 high-level persons who all get paid by the taxpayers, in one way or another, for “serving” on this Council.  Continue Reading at Elie Wiesel Cons The World

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