Forgotten Messages – Believe It

The June 1, 1945 article “Believe It“, by embedded photographer Lee Miller for Vogue vividly portrays the devastating impact of war atrocities.  At the time, words and photos had yet to determine the word for Hitler’s Final Solution.   Because of the Allied victory over Fascism and Naziism, Genocide became a formal word to not be lightly spoken.   The image of Miller sitting in Hitler’s tub naked was her statement of how difficult yet easy it is and was for society to feel void of compassion for the human race. 

Kate Winslet's 2023 recreation of Vogue photographer Lee Miller's 1945 bathtub photo in Hitler's bunker.

The recreation: Kate Winslet plays photographer Lee Miller in her photo of Hitler’s Tub. Courtesy: Vogue

War does that to individuals.  Troops become slaves to survival and brutality.  When orchestrated, it causes a lack of compassion for the innocent.   During and since World War II, media has attempted to shape the narrative to achieve a publication’s larger national or international storyline.   FOX, CNN, BBC, and the countless YouTube channels attempting to voice the next salvo for their POV have diminished what the term Genocide means today. 


Day 115:

In the continuing hostage situation and declared war, Israel rather than H@MAS is being portrayed as some sort of aggressor with a methodical plan.  The perversion is so extreme that international opinion has caused South Africa to claim Genocide against Israel.   While courts and those institutions meant to bring justice are important, the complete breakdown of civil logic globally needs an immediate reminder.

General Eisenhower, upon arrival at the first Nazi concentration camps, was accompanied by the media.   Military and embedded journalists documented the methodical plan that became known as “The Final Solution.”   Last week, the international court (The Hague) established to ensure crimes against humanity are punished, re-established that rewriting a concept’s meaning, GENOCIDE, has clear implications.  At both the beginning and end of the preliminary announcement, the presiding judge in the Hague acknowledged that October 7th was caused by H@MAS and its sympathizers.   South Africa, attempting to ignore  H@mas’ actions on October 7th, presented the argument that Israel had caused countless civilian deaths.  Because of the claim of Genocide, they argued that Israel had a methodical plan to cause the civilian deaths intentionally.  As the court rebutted, Israel has a right to defend itself and equally has to make efforts to avoid civilian casualties.      Israel’s defensive efforts are not free of further criticism – but were not recognized as a methodical plan to intentionally kill civilians as it fights the attacker, H@MAS.

Democracy vs Fascism:

Israel’s charter is a Democratic one.   By now, most recognize that H@MAS’s charter, supported by GAZANS who enabled it to rise to power, aims to methodically exterminate Jews in Israel proper and globally.   The skewed nature of South Africa’s claim perverts the Genocide definition in a classic double-speak method found typically in Fascist societies.  Astonishingly, under H@MAS, the school curriculum has included copies of Hitler’s Mein Kompf.  To most, this act alone is a methodical plan to create hate and intolerance of Jews.  Further evidence is within H@MAS’ own publications and videos from classroom sessions.

Jews and Arabs co-exist in certain countries today.  So too do Whites and Blacks throughout the globe, including Israel.  Planned methodical actions to build an evil infrastructure are premeditated and when acted upon undeniable.   October 7th is and continues to be the willful intent of H@MAS and its direct supporters.  Israel’s response is and continues to be proportional to ridding the free world of the darkness and pure genocidal intent perpetrated by the institutions giving voice to a dehumanized worldview.

The United Nation’s role:

Global conflict does not have to be the answer to failed institutions.  Especially when the leaders of these institutions are clear on what good vs evil truly is.  Countries that benefit from Western support like Turkey must uphold human rights.   To call out a competing country when that country is attacked, in this case Israel, is a manipulating ploy advocating for regional supremacy.  H@MAS is receiving international support like Germany received from its axis countries – in this case, it is from Iran.  Using human shields is an obvious manipulation to shape social opinion and gain media recognition.   The government of South Africa should be ashamed of its claims of Genocide against Israel.  Israel. should be further resolute on demolishing the evil on its borders and within the hearts of those unable to see a value in all human life regardless of religion and nationality.   Of course, at the hopefully soon end to this saga of the Israeli-Palestinian/Arab conflict, the world will once again believe it – that dogma of hate had given H@MAS a means to wage terror on a neighboring country, specifically Israel and the Jews.

As of Day 115, the United Nations has lost the funding for UNRWA.  Originally established to support the plight of refugees displaced by war, UNRWA has become a proxy for H@MAS and its supporters in both Gaza and the West Bank.  Over 7 countries have ceased funding for UNRWA including the United States and the United Kingdom because of evidence of UNRWA’s direct involvement in the planned attacks of October 7th.   Released hostages have confirmed that UNRWA facilities and staff were involved daily in their captivity.   The despicable use of this organization will ideally lead to the remaking of an international governing body that is blind to religion, race, and gender but acutely aware of the well-being required for humanity.  Without reform, humanity will once again be challenged to “Believe It,” as Lee Miller shared in her 1945 Vogue Magazine story.

Author: Mason Hayutin

Founder, Editor and contributing writer, Mr. Mason Hayutin is recognized for his depth of experience and knowledge in technology, energy economics, real estate and the arts (fine and visual). Having worked with recognized world-class artists and their estates since 1997, Mason brings a wealth of practical experiences from installations, marketing, and private sales. An active business advocate, he successfully released the fine art documentary film LUBIE LOVE in 2009 ahead of the global auto crisis - in addition to maintaining his tenure at GALLERY M INC. Hayutin holds a degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. He is the founder of MASONmodern, a boutique real estate firm based in Denver, CO. You can read his insight here at The Art Quarterly as well as in regional and national publications.

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