Patagonian Myths: Plan Andinia

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This “plan” has become just one more of the already hundreds of Patagonian myths. Never the less, inventing stories about little known mysterious places will always bear fruit, and there will be many dreamers and innocents who will buy them. Apparently, fantasy is more entertaining than fact. Some years ago there were famous Patagonian myths about dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures that made it to the front pages of the Argentinean press. This mythology has even been used for political ends, such as the conveniently publicized inaugurations of the “Austral Highway” at some concrete bridge, so that further to the north people come in summer to visit Aisén expecting to find a paved motorway. Certainly, in recent decades, myths have been added and disseminated as a means of marketing by the promoters of some megaproject or other.
Sometimes, the mythology gets adapted and used for convenient purposes, such as happened recently in a radio program that promoted the myth of the benefits of HidroAysen and used the threat to the “Andinia Plan” to discredit it’s opponents.
The “Andinia Plan,” it is told, has been thought up by the Israelis or the Jews to escape their complicated existence in the Middle East and move their nation to the sparsely inhabited and peaceful Patagonia.   They say that the young Israelis who visit the area every summer are an advance party charged with exploring and finding out everything. And the buying up of large plots of land by foreign millionaires, including Douglas Tompkins, is to physically construct the new state.
The best thing about this “plan” and the associated mythology, is that at the same time that the Jews are supposedly taking over Patagonia, we read Argentinean articles stating that Hitler and other Nazi leaders are living in the Bariloche area,  and in a magazine from Punta Arenas we see a picture of the “Fuehrer” himself on a boat on the Patagonia Canals and stating that he would be hiding in Antarctica. What’s more, the writer and Chilean Nazi leader Miguel Serrano included in one of his books the “Seventh Hyperborean”, a sort of new Nazi land, located under the Melimoyu volcano (recently a similar myth has arisen about the Patagonian Ice fields). Is it possible that Jews and Nazis are thinking the same, or that the Jews can’t wait to coexist with their archenemies? Is it that this terrible place, according to Darwin, has suddenly turned into paradise for the archenemies?  Is it that suddenly the Jews, out of nowhere, would throw away thousands of years of history and religion and abandon their sacred places?
The storytelling has arrived to such a point that there was even an Internet page where “the Jew Tompkins” (which he is not) with the cooperation of the “Hartmann Jew” (me!)  are involved in this famous plan buying the whole of Patagonia. It is certain that  if my German father now finds out that he is supposed to be Jewish he would laugh.
The thing is that if you take the time to find out a little bit about the origins and foundations of all these stories of “Patagonia lies”, you will soon realize they are just a myth. So the young Israelis we see are traveling the world with the savings and the will for freedom they put together in two years of military service – of war – and there aren’t many safe places for them to go. And the millionaires typically took advantage of the cheap prices of the great Patagonian territories (that for us had no great value and “someone” sells within the “sacred” rules of the market). For some of them, these purchases for sure constitute a good investment and for others, such as Tompkins, are to rescue valuable ecosystems and turn them into a park or a nature sanctuary, which has been demonstrated both in Chile and in Argentina.

Map of "United Provinces, Chili & Patagonia", Jeremiah Greenleaf, 1840; from David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

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written by Daniel Buck, August 14, 2010
Good analysis. Young, backpacking Israelis have been a fixture in the Andes for decades. Anne Meadows (she of Digging Up Butch and Sundance) and I frequently bumped into them while poking around Bolivia in the 1980s and 1990s.

And Patagonian colonization projects, as you well know, go back at least a hundred years. The Welsh obviously the most well known, but also Boers and Texans, the last-mentioned an early 1900s effort near Cholila that never quite got off the ground.

Another indication of the, how shall we put it, cosmopolitian nature of Patagonia in the early years. The 1895 Santa Cruz Territory census counts 66 estancieros: 29 English, 11 Argentine, 10 Spanish, 7 German, 4 French, 2 Chilean, USA 1, Uruguayan 1, Italian 1. Of course, the Argentine government in those days welcomed immigrants, especially anyone who would help settle and develop Patagonia. The then bubbling border dispute with Chile was a factor.

Nice magazine, by the way.

Dan Buck

written by Carlos Thomas L., August 24, 2010
Poco clara la razón del tema y algo desinformada también. Del "Plan Andinia" no conozco mucho, pero si busco en internet hay varios artículos con mayor o menor (des)información. Sin embargo es un hecho inobjetable que Herzl ya hablaba de Palestina o Patagonia para el establecimiento del Estado de Israel.

El resto del artículo se fundamenta en inexactitudes como por ejemplo cuando el articulista escribe sobre " Años atrás fueron famosos los mitos patagonicos sobre dinosaurios y otros especimenes prehistóricos, que hasta lograron sus primeras planas en Argentina." ¿Es necesario recordarle a Hartmann que existen en la Patagonia argenina museos destinados a los dinosaurios que él señalan ser mitos?

¿Es necesaruio recordarle a Hartmann declaraciones de judíos sobre a quienes pertenece la Patagonia?

¿Es necesario recordarle a Hartmann los escritos de Herlz y Pinsker sobre Patagonia? " En Francia, en 1882, se publicó el libro "Autoemancipación" de León Pinsker, judío nacido en Odesa (Rusia),que concebía el Plan de crear dos Estados judíos, uno en América y otro en Palestina. El primero preferentemente en la Argentina. Este plan, que en aquel entonces no fue más que un sueño (en apariencia), ha sido el punto de partida de una realidad asombrosa que ha ido incrementándose paulatina pero inexorablemente hasta nuestros días. Así vemos la reactualización del plan de Pinsker en la página 398 del libro "Historia y destino de los judíos", del Dr. Josef Kastein (Ed.Claridad, Bs. As., 1945), que transcripta dice: "...Pinsker propone a los judíos volver a infundir una realidad en su vida de apariencia, en Palestina y en América —un centro nuevo—. Fija su atención en dos países: Argentina, como país de las posibilidades prácticas, y Palestina, el de las posibilidades ideales". “El barón Mauricio de Hirsch, desde Francia, independientemente de Pinsker, comprende la falta de patria de los judíos, y en 1891 organiza la emigración de los dos tercios de los judíos de Rusia (algo más de 9 millones entonces). Con tal motivo manda comprar tierras en la Argentina, donde desde 1889 habían emigrado más de 7.000 judíos. En el otoño de 1891 funda la “Jewish Colonization Association” con asiento en Londres que habría de llevar a cabo el asentamiento en masa de judíos rusos en América, especialmente en Argentina.”(op. cit., pág. 399). Cabe destacar que mientras esto se maquinaba desde Francia (centro de acción y expansión judía), en 889,en Tulchin (Rusia), ya circulaban sigilosamente diarios sobre la colonización judía en América, sobre lo cual nos advierte el judío Alberto Gerchunoff (nacido en Rusia) en su libro "Entre Ríos mi país", cuya transcripción dice así: “En nuestra casa celebrábanse tertulias interesantes..,el rabino religioso, el rabino civil, los dignatarios de las sinagogas y los vecinos más venerables... En esas reuniones oí por primera vez hablar de América... la tentativa de colonización del barón de Hirsch iluminaba a los israelitas de Tulchin, como la esperanza mesiánica del retorno al reino de Israel... Así se abandonó todo para ir a América, a la Argentina, que el diario de propaganda glorificaba y comparaba con Sión. DeI Hotel de Inmigrantes y de Buenos Aires, nos llevaron a Moisés Ville, en la Provincia de Santa Fe... fundada por el barón de Hirsch. . .“ (op. cit., págs. 11, 12 y 13). Concordante con el plan de Pínsker, en 1895 el judío Teodoro Herzl, nacido en Budapest (Hungría),que se crió y educó en Viena, trabajando como periodista en París, escribió un folleto itulado "El Estado Judío".Este folleto ha sido difundido en todos los ámbitos judíos del mundo. En 1896, Herzl convoca a un Congreso Mundial Judío en Basilea (Suiza).Aquí fue aprobado el Plan científicamente preparado para apoderarse de la Argentina y de Palestina.En esa oportunidad fue creado por Herzl el Sionismo Político, que en sí representa a la Nación Judía, dice el autor. Tesis confirmada por la opinión mundial del judaísmo, demostrada por numerosas obras hasta nuestros días. En este congreso fue aprobada además la creación de numerosas asociaciones, comités, etc. en todo el mundo... “Más de novecientas agrupaciones sionistas", dice Wolf Nijelsohn en su libro "Historia del Sionismo" (pág. 231).

El resto de su nota sobre Tompkins, el gringo bueno y el gringo malo; los nazis que "estarían instalados en Bariloche" (le recuerdo que si quedan nazis originales estos estarían por sobre los 80 años y también le recuerdo que se ha dado como una certeza el que Hitler no murió en Berlin), no vale la pena responder.

Falta mayor seriedad a la hora de escribir.

Buen sitio y artículos de irregular calidad.

C. Thomas
written by christian louboutin, December 24, 2010
Good writing, and I very much agree with your thoughts and insights.
written by Joe, March 19, 2011
There's nothing conspiratorial about the Andinia Plan. It was a plan concocted by Zionist extremists including Theodore Herzl. But don't believe me, just look it up.
written by MasSabio, May 12, 2011
Informense TARADOS!!!!!!!!!! se creen todo lo que les dan en bandeja… El plan Andinia de los Zionistas existe, lo unico que se podia hacer para parar un poco el avance de los zionistas en el sur era tomar esas tierras con estas centrales. Busquen informacion del plan Andinia. Dense cuenta que los comunistas que protestan son propulsados por los zionistas (el comunismo lo creo un zionista), la justicia chilena esta infiltrada por jueces zionistas, asimismo los medios como radio biobio y adn, la tercera, el mercurio, el siglo, cnn, el discovery channel, etc. Jueza zionista apellido LAUSEN —
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written by Erasmo, May 23, 2014
If the Andinia Plan is a Myth, then can anyone explain why the Jews are purchasing vast pieces of land in the Patagonia?. Can anyone explain why thousands of Jews military personnel (perhaps thousand of them Mossad agents) visit the Patagonia every year, performing land surveys? .Why a Jew "tourist" intentionally burned part of the Patagonia???. Pure coincidence???

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Peter Hartmann

Peter is coordinator of the Aysen Reserva de Vida coalition in Coyhaique, the largest and most vocal group working to protect the natural environment and quality of life in the Aysen Region.  He has also has been the regional director of the Codeff (Comite Nacional de Defensa de Flora y Fauna) office in Aysen since 1989. A trained architect, avid rock climber, and former chief of the Chilean government's urban development office in Aysen, Peter has been at the lead of environmental campaigns in Patagonia for more than two decades.

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