Singular factoids presented as a tool to mislead an audience, is premeditated deception. Substituting lies for truth in various arenas is a conscious targeted effort to undermine any truth. When a factoid itself is truthful, misrepresenting and twisting context becomes the means to deceive.
Our world is full of misinformation, disinformation, substitution, deflection, and deliberate untruths. Occasionally, when no other path is available to the liar, their best means of response is deafening silence and apathy.
Those not learning actual history are doomed to repeat it. Those preventing real history from being taught often intend to repeat it. Those who do not study history are doomed to suffer repeated experiences, and those who do study history, are doomed to stand by as spectators while everyone else repeats it. And so, we must learn the tools of deception in order to break the cycle of genocide and human rights violations. One of the most egregious cases in the world is the Government of Lithuania – past and current.
The case of Jonas Noreika, a mass genocidal murderer of Lithuanian Jews stands as an example for the world.
After deliberately re-writing Noreika as a national hero, Lithuania defended their frauds in a Court of “Law”. The Lithuanian Government declared eyewitnesses as “unreliable” in order to dismiss their testimony – this is not a subtle tactic, but one that works. The Lithuanian Government bellowed that Noreika was sent to Stutthof Concentration Camp, which, to them, proved he was anti-Nazi. They selectively omitted that he was only sent to Stutthof after he had almost entirely completed murdering Jews under his dominion. The actual reason for his being sent to Stutthof was his desire for Lithuanian “independence”.
Lithuania used the Nazi “Eichmann Defense” to falsely claim Noreika was not responsible for his own crimes, claiming instead “the Nazis made him do it”. Members of the Lithuanian Parliament later accidentally admitted their strategy was to rig their courts to avoid examining facts.
Lithuanian Diplomats implemented a deceptive charm offensive “over 900 Lithuanians saved Jews”. This worked until I reported that the 900 rescuers represented a miniscule 0.04% of the Lithuanian population. 99.96% of Lithuanians were not deemed rescuers, in fact, there was massive and enthusiastic volunteer collaboration of Lithuanians in murdering their Jewish neighbors. Lithuania was using a singular factoid, out of context, to misrepresent the truth of their national genocidal crime.
Lithuania’s newest deflection and substitution tactic is their claim that their rampant heroization of murderers is not their own fault. They blame individual municipalities for “errors”, and claim the national government wants to do “the right thing”. This is a lie. The Lithuanian President awards national honors. The Lithuanian Government creates, funds and administers their national lie factory, the “Genocide Center”. The Courts who protect Holocaust perpetrators from prosecution are rigged and instructed by the national government. Blaming a municipality for singular monuments is breathtaking misrepresentation.
There is one municipality objecting to removal of one monument for one murderer named Krikstaponis. It is the national government of Lithuania which enables them to do so. It is the national government of Lithuania who awarded Krikstaponis national heroic status. Any Lithuanian claiming this is a municipal issue is distorting, substituting, and lying. Any time this singular “factoid” is presented – the messenger is deliberately and actively deceiving their audience and is therefore unworthy of ever being considered credible on any subject whatsoever. After all, a deliberate liar on a subject as serious as mass genocidal murder, will lie about absolutely anything and everything. The heroization of murderers is a Lithuanian Presidential program.
There are well over one dozen national heroes we have identified as Holocaust perpetrators. This newly formulated diversionary tactic of shifting blame onto lowly municipal officials is a ridiculous form of Holocaust denial, distortion, minimization, and revision. The Government of Lithuania remains silent on their Presidential and Parliamentary Holocaust deceptions and continues to boycott factual discussion. Their best means of response is deafening silence and apathy. Silence and avoidance is very much intended to deceive.
On September 21, Lithuanian President Nauseda will come to Los Angeles and present to local officials, business opportunities in his country. He will not mention that Lithuania is rapidly depopulating. He will not mention his own election campaign platform that Lithuanian Courts are not legitimate. He will not discuss that Lithuania is a frontline state, where investors capital is at massive risk.
The President will be accompanied by the Lithuanian Ambassador to USA, Audra Plepyte, who has refused to respond to Congressional demands that Lithuania stop using Congressional documents to misrepresent and falsify Lithuania’s Holocaust record.
Also presenting will be Honorary Consul Daiva Cekanauskas Navarrette, who represents (inexplicably) that she is now Jewish and is an authoritative figure on Lithuanian Holocaust history.
Business cannot be conducted in a country without a legitimate legal system to protect investors. How sad and unfortunate for unaware attendees of this investment forum.
Two days after this business sham, on September 23, 2023, it will be eighty years since the “liquidation” of the Vilnius Ghetto. That infamous day of genocidal slaughter of innocents, was Tuesday, the second day of Rosh Hashanah in 1944.
Lithuanians and Nazis customarily chose religious days and Shabbat’s to murder. This was intentional. They deliberately destroyed the spirituality and religious faith of their victims; just one more means of persecuting and dehumanizing Jews. On this terrible anniversary, Jews will mourn. In Lithuania, Lithuanians will reverentially pass under monuments lauding murderers of Jews, and the President of Lithuania might talk about how the hundreds of thousands of Lithuanian Jews are “lost”. We wish him optimism these Jews will soon be “found”.
Equally deceptive will be the Lithuanian Government’s “Litvak Days” scheduled for November in England. This annual event usually talks about “happy days” Jews spent in Lithuania, and avoids any “unpleasantness”. It is designed to deceive by omission.
The Lithuanian Government’s intention is to deceive by substitution, deflection, omission, avoidance, distractions, confusions, selective silence and other methods of misinformation and disinformation, and the shifting of concept and focus. Their excruciatingly selective truthful factoids are intended to recontextualize and modify the conversation to convey misperceptions and lies.
Lithuania is laid naked. Due diligence by investors must consider all of these issues and explain to potential investors all risks of placing trust in Lithuania, or, intermediaries risk their own legal and financial exposure.
With thanks to Dr. Melody Ziff (A Jew!)