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Freedom and Dignity - The Oberlander and Bergmann Cases

Written by: "Anti-Racist" Agitator, Spy and  Informant Matt Lauder

(06 Apr 2000)

Last night I attended a meeting at which the speakers outlined issues related to freedom of speech and civil society. Although many issues were raised, I would like to address two today: (1) The continuing saga of Helmut Oberlander, and (2) the social and political significance of Raphael Bergmann.

First, the case of Helmut Oberlander will be before the courts. This past week, lawyers for Oberlander asked the federal court to deny the federal cabinet from deciding whether Oberlander should be deported.

Oberlander’s lawyers maintain that allegations against their client were not proven in the 1998 hearing and therefore cabinet does not have the right to act on the case.

The application is now under review, but it is not known how the government will act. The government has 10 days to contest Oberlander’s application.

Petitions are still making their way around asking people to make a statement to their government requesting that Oberlander NOT be deported due to the fact that the case was based upon ‘probabilities.’

In speaking to one lady about the petition, she lamented about many German-Canadians who are refusing to sign the petition because they are afraid of persecution by the Canadian government. Strange that, in this day and age, Canadians are concerned about ‘big brother’ tactics by the government, but such concerns are reflective of the oppressive society in which we live. That is, people are seriously concerned that the government, who is under the control of a socially and politically militant left-wing lobby, will strike out at those who do not agree with its policies. It is, in no uncertain terms, a concern about personal well-being and safety.

But, in times such as these, we simply cannot idly stand-by, waiting for the government to take away our rights and freedoms. We must make our voice heard, and create social change by becoming a unified political power. Scare tactics, such as government persecution, divide us as a unified movement. If we cower under the pressure, and yield to left-wing totalitarianism, we will never be heard of again.

This same assertion was made by the two speakers at last night's meeting, and I credit them with raising my awareness about the need to become politically active.

There are many freedom-fighters of this world that we can take the lead from, even those whom we do not agree. We must become active citizens, gain an understanding of the political nature of modern society, and make change accordingly.

I am not suggesting that, by active citizens, we become militant revolutionaries and overthrow the government. To do so is absolutely rediculous and uncalled for, the loss of human life is not an advantage to those wishing to encourage social change.

I am, however, suggesting that we become politically active, work within the system, be respectful of the laws of Canada, and show our dissent openly, and carry that disagreement into the political realm and win political office on a legitimate basis.

Last night, Raphael Bergmann was brought up on a number of occasions. He is, in my mind as well as many others, representative of the new-Canadian who will not bow to the tactics of defamatory labels and massive persecution lobbied against him. He is a man who, in the face of widespread, unrepresentative media coverage and personal and economic liability, a fighter for freedom and dignity. Mr. Bergmann has opted to fight the system by using the system; he has decided that the most functional and appropriate means to winning the battle of oppression is through public forum and peaceful assembly. And for that, I applaud him.

Show your support for these two individuals. Their circumstances are micro-representations of the battle that we will, at some point in our lives, all face – the battle of individual liberty, human dignity, and the need to exist in a civil society.

Visit Raphael Bergmann’s website at (it has been recently updated).

Or, write a letter of support for Oberlander to:

The Department of Justice Canada
284 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H8
Tel.: (613) 957-4222
Matt Lauder is the director of the "anti-racism" program at the Guelph and District Multicultural Centre.  He posed as a person against anti-white government policies in an attempt to spy on and misdirect Racialist and Nationalist groups in Canada.  He failed.  

Matt Lauder suggested that Nationalist groups in Canada "become more radical".  We on the Freedom-Site have always known Matt was not to be trusted,  and we posted his articles to show his "anti-racist" buddies just what he was up to.

The Strange Case of Matt Lauder by Marc Lemire


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