Jews and Communism

Cameron Sawyer says: That 264 of 300 Bolshevik Commissars came from the U.S. is pure poppycock.  It would be interesting to know what Captain Schuyler was smoking, and I don't know why Christopher Jones would uncritically repeat it. To say that there were many Jews among the original Bolshevik movement, and to say that the Bolshevik movement was "controlled by Jews" are two completely different things.  Many high Bolshevik figures were Jews -- Trotsky, Zinoviev, Kamenev.  But the movement's chief and later absolute dictator of the country, Vladimir Lenin, was not a Jew, and many other important Bolsheviks were also not -- Lunacharsky, Bukharin, Kirov, Beria, Molotov, "Iron Felix" Dzherzinsky (founder of the KGB), Kalinin (First Soviet President), many others.  Whatever their religious or ethnic background, all the original Bolsheviks were atheists who despised religious and ethnic categories, who were obsessed with class, and who would have laughed a lot to hear that someone thought that their movement was a "Jewish conspiracy".  When they took power they destroyed synagogues and slaughtered rabbis with at least as much enthusiasm as they destroyed churches and murdered priests.  After Lenin's death in 1924, the Soviet government purged the Old Bolsheviks, and after that, Jews were never seen in positions of power within the Soviet state.
The original Bolsheviks received some money from some bankers, not all of whom were Jewish, but the German Imperial Government provided much more capital in a fatally stupid attempt to weaken imperial Russia, and the movement was also financed by well-meaning but very stupid non-Jewish Russian industrialists such as Sava Morozov (in whose back garden I used to live, in an apartment block built in the 1920's), and even by the great writer Maxim Gorky.  Probably the main source of Bolshevik funding was not donations at all, but the movement's own criminal activities, of which the famous raid on the Tblisi post office was only the most notorious.  These activities were largely managed by the same gang of Georgians (non-Jews, all of them, and led by a former seminary student) who took power after Lenin's death. 
No Jew ever headed the Bolshevik movement, and Jews were by far not the main source of funding for the Bolshevik movement.  "Internationalism", with respect to Bolshevism, is merely an expression of the desire of the Bolsheviks to take over the entire world, which they desired to accomplish by uniting the supposedly oppressed proletariats of various nations against their own governments.  The association of this in the minds of some people with Jews was the idea that Jews are some kind of alien body in European countries who are constantly plotting to undermine the nation-state which binds together its "real" citizens.  Such people are projecting their own prejudices onto the actions of others -- for the Bolsheviks, whatever their ethnic background, before and after the purge of the Old Bolsheviks, "internationalism", so-called, was simply a strategy for taking over the world.  Nothing Jewish about it. 
For the Germans of the 1930's, the alleged (and totally nonexistent) Jewish threat to the nation was simply a convenient psychological reaction to the weakness of society, the humiliation of Versailles, and most of all -- the horrifying economic collapse of the 1920's.  The facts show that the highly integrated, socially and economically successful Jews of Germany of the interwar period were as patriotic as any other Germans, and were amazed to find themselves being blamed for Germany's misery.  Millions went to the gas chambers unable to believe that their own motherland could do such a thing.
And equating capitalism with Bolshevism?!  That's a new one.

RH: Some people say that Lenin was part Jewish. What was his attitude toward the Jews?
Randy Black writes: I can almost envision the anger that Cameron Sawyer felt when he read Christopher Jones’ rendition of Capt. Schuyler’s views of the Bolshevik Revolution. It seems that the Jones opinion is shared by another famous American, David Duke, who repeats nearly verbatim the Jones line of thinking including:

Schuyler cites Wilton as follows: A table made up in 1918, by Robert Wilton, corespondent (sic) of the London Times in Russia, shows at that time there were 384 commissars including 2 Negroes, 13 Russians, 15 Chinamen, 22 Armenians and more than 300 Jews. Of the latter number 264 had come from the United States since the downfall of the Imperial Government.3

Randy continues: For those WAISers who are not familiar with David Duke, he is a former Grand Wizard of the Louisiana Ku Klux Klan and has spent time as an elected Louisiana state representative in the late 1980s and as a prisoner in his state’s prison system.
Starting as a small-time leader of a campus white supremacist organization at Louisiana State University in the early 1970s, Duke, now 49, has had many incarnations. In an attempt to demystify Klan ritual, he renamed the position of Grand Wizard "National Director," and referred to cross burnings as "illuminations." In 1980, Duke resigned from the KKK and formed a "political organization" to promote the cause of "White Rights," The National Association for the Advancement of White People (NAAWP). He has also unsuccessfully attempted to host a racist radio talk show program in Louisiana.
Another tactic in Duke's strategy of "mainstreaming" racism has been his effort to run for political office. Although he was elected to the Louisiana State Legislature in 1989, as a political candidate Duke has been largely unsuccessful, losing bids for Governor and the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, and for President of the United States in 1988 and 1992.  Most recently, in May, 1999, he lost the race for US Congress. Although he has been repudiated by the national leadership of the Republican Party, currently he is serving as party chairman for the St. Tamany Parish in Louisiana.

What we really want to do is to be left alone. We don't want Negroes around. We don't need Negroes around. We're not asking ­­ you know, we don't want to have them, you know, for our culture. We simply want our own country and our own society. That's in no way exploitive at all. We want our own society, our own nation...."
­- Duke interview with doctoral student Evelyn Rich, who traveled around the country with Duke while conducting research for her dissertation on the KKK.   March 1985

RH: The Times is a very serious paper, on a quite different level from David Duke.  The following is relevant:
Robert Wilton, Russia's Agony (1918) and The Last Days of the Romanovs (1920). Wilton was correspondent of the Times of London at St Petersburg. Peter Myers,, April 19, 2001; update May 4, 2003.
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Wilton documents that the October Revolution was a Jewish Revolution, led by "Pseudo Jews", i.e. Jews who had renounced religion, many of whom had come from Western Europe with Lenin, or from America with Trotsky. Even religious Jews were afraid of them; the viciousness of the Bolsheviks arose from Jewish alienation from things Russian. Wilton says that, assimilation of Jews in Poland and other countries having failed, the only solution to the Jewish Question is Zionism.  The 1920 book is presented here first, because it gives the suppressed facts on who led the Bolshevik Revolution; the 1918 book gives more explanatory material.

(1) The Last Days of the Romanovs (2) Russia's Agony by Robert Wilton

(1) The Last Days of the Romanovs by Robert Wilton, London, Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1920.

(p. 27) A goodly proportion of the hundred Jews who came out of Germany with Lenin, and the hundreds who came from Chicago, deserve to be included in this gallery, for they undoubtedly held Russia under their sway. To enumerate and describe them would require a small volume. I need sketch only those who act prominently in the drama of Ekaterinburg. The most important were: Sverdlov, Safarov, Voikov, and Goloshcheckin, and the murderer-in-chief, Yurovsky. Others will be introduced later on.

The names of Safarov and Voikov figure in the list of Lenin's fellow-passengers. Both are very powerful Bolsheviks, holding high places in the executive and police branches. Sverdlov was the uncrowned Tsar of the Soviets. His authority was for more than a year higher than that of Lenin or even Trotsky.

{p. 125} When the Jewish murderers and their accomplices, the German-Magyar 'Letts,' had taken wing before the advance of the Whites, these prisoners were sent to Perm for future disposal, while they themselves had hurried westward, having helped to accomplish the hellish design of the Jew fiend, Yankel Sverdlov - to exterminate 'all the Romanovs.' Others had already preceded them to Perm, and the design had been fully accomplished there. The murder of the Romanovs at Perm took place exactly twenty-four hours after the murder of the family at Ekaterinburg.

{p. 146} But why all these precautions? If the people are so anxious to try and punish their late ruler, why resort to all manner of subterfuges, both in committing the 'execution' and in acquainting the people with the death of their 'oppressor'?

The answer is a simple one: Sverdlov and his associates were not sure of the people. The reason of that is equally simple: they were not Russians; they were Jews. They {p. 147} were 'internationalists,' repudiating all nationality, yet disguised under Russian names. The Russians in their midst were dupes or dummies. Krassin might come to clear the ground, but Apfelbaum-Kamenev appeared for the serious work. What happened in London in 1920 is comparable in a modest way with the Red mechanism in Russia itself.

Taken according to numbers of population, the Jews represented one in ten; among the komisars that rule Bolshevik Russia they are nine in ten - if anything, the proportion of Jews is still higher.

These men feared the Russian people, they feared the Romanovs because they were Russians, they feared Nicholas Romanov because he had been a Russian Tsar, and when he refused to be seduced from his loyalty to his people and to the Allies they resolved that he should die - he and all the Romanovs. This resolve was carried out when the advance of anti-Bolshevik forces gave a reasonable hope of sophisticating the crime and avoiding a just punishment. And so definite was Jew-ruled Moscow on the necessity of the ex-Tsar's death that a whole month before the murder the report persisted that Nicholar II was dead.

{p. 148} The Germans knew what they were doing when they sent Lenin's pack of Jews into Russia. They chose them as agents of destruction. Why? Because the Jews were not Russians and to them the destruction of Russia was all in the way of business, revolutionary or financial. The whole record of Bolshevism in Russia is indelibly impressed with the stamp of alien invasion. The murder of the Tsar, deliberately planned by the Jew Sverdlov (who came to Russia as a paid agent of Germany) and carried out by the Jews Goloschekin, Syromolotov, Safarov, Voikov and Yukovsky, is the act not of the Russian people, but of this hostile invader.

The Jewish domination in Russia is supported by certain Russians: the 'burgess' Ulianov, alias Lenin, the 'noble' Chicherin, the 'dissenter' Bonch-Bruevich. They are all mere screens or dummies behind which the Sverdlovs and the thousand and one Jews of Sovdepia continue their work of destruction; having wrecked and plundered Russia by appealing to the ignorance of the working folk, they are now using their dupes to set up a new tyranny worse than any that the world has known.

Sovietdom has consecrated three heroes to whom monuments have been erected: to Karl Marx, to Judas Iscariot, and to Leo Tolstoi, the three names that are associated with Revolution, Apostasy, and Anarchism; two of them Jews.

When the Jew Kanegisser assassinated the Jew Uritsky, the Soviets ordained a Terror throughout the land. Rivers of Russian blood had to wipe away the stain caused by a Jew who dared to oppose the Jewish rulers of unhappy Russia.

{p. 153} To bring the Tsar or the Tsarevich to Moscow would involve risks. The Jews were in a fright; telegrams discovered in Ekaterinburg show that they trusted none of the Russians in their employ. That is why the Romanovs remained in Ekaterinburg.

{p. 155} In the autumn of 1915 there assembled in Vienna the representatives of the German and Austrian General Staffs to discuss a plan for the promotion of a revolutionary movement in Russia. It was then that all the outlines of the 'Russian' revolution were laid down; it was at that meeting that the leading actors in the Red tragedy were chosen: the Lenins and the Sverdlovs and the host of Jewish wreckers, who spent the interval between their engagement and their appearance on the Russian stage in the calm of Swiss resorts, studying and rehearsing their parts.

The money that financed the 'Russian' revolution was German money, and - I say it on the strongest evidence which can be corroborated in the German secret archives - YYANKEL SVERDLOV RECEIVED A SALARY FROM THE GERMANS TILL NOVEMBER 7, 1917, when, becoming Red Tsar of All the Russias, he had at his disposal loot unimaginable. {end quotes}

(2) Russia's Agony by Robert Wilton, London, Edward Arnold, 1918. {Footnotes are included thus}

{p. 56} For a proper examination of the situation in Russia under the Old Regime, and more particularly of the events that occurred during the Revolution, it becomes necessary to deal at some length with the position of the Jews. It had an intimate bearing upon all that happened in 1917.

Something like six millions of Jews inhabited the Russian empire at the beginning of the war. They were twice as numerous as the Germans, with whom they were largely associated in business. Their numbers had been enormously increased as the result of an evil act - the partition of Poland at the end of the eighteenth century. By this political blunder Russia strengthened the Brandenburg-Prussian realm, and saddled herself with the Polish and Jewish questions. Thereby she was destined to come, sooner or later, into direct collision with the Germans and to find herself handicapped in her struggle.

The ancestors of the Polish Jews had fled from Germany to escape persecution. But they brought with them a deep-rooted association with that country. During the centuries of abode in Teutonic lands they had evolved a specific language called Yiddish, a German jargon. They acted as a sort of advance guard of German penetration. In Poland they enjoyed a large measure of freedom.

{p. 57} All business was in their hands. They acted as agents to the great landlords. The urban population was - and remains - mostly Jewish. But Poles and Jews lived peacefully enough together. The Jews certainly had the best of the bargain; they prospered, and were not ungrateful. They helped the Poles with money during the insurrections of 1831 and 1863.

Thirty years ago the Poles began to go into business for themselves. Competition arose. The landlords started agricultural associations to shake off the Jewish monopoly. A rift betokened itself, and has been growing ever since, - effectively discrediting Assimilationist theories, largely based upon the earlier and one-sided adjustment of Polish and Jewish interests. {see footnote 1}

Old Russia tried vainly to denationalize the Poles, and, obeying the dictates of self-preservation, to prevent the Jews from spreading eastward. This was the origin of the Pale.

No Jew was supposed to enjoy rights of residence, roughly speaking, east of the Dnieper. The Little Russians had become more or less inured to Jewish methods, and were left to bear the brunt of an ever-increasing Jewish element. For every Jewish boy and girl had to marry and produce a numerous progeny. Such was the Talmudic law. Unpermitted to hold lands and incapacitated for husbandry, the Jewish masses filled the towns and settlements, managing to eke out a miserable existence, living under the menace of pogroms, which exploited Gentiles were ready to perpetrate whenever the police gave the signal.

That the enforcement of the Pale system would lead to abuses was to be expected. Jews could not own land or reside outside specified settlements, even within the

{footnote 1} The history of Polish politics during the past three decades does not enter within the scope of this book. In the author's opinion, based on long residence in Poland, it should afford convincing evidence of the utter failure of Assimilation or of any solution of the Jewish problem except Zionism. {end footnote}

{p. 58} Pale. The police were able to levy blackmail for all kinds of real or alleged infractions of this rule. Wealthier Jews could always evade it by means of bribery. Without this source of income the police could not, indeed, have made ends meet. Their pay and allowances were ludicrously insufficient. But with the help of the Jewish revenue they accumulated comfortable fortunes. Thus the police had an interest in the Jews so long as the Pale was maintained, and tolerated or prompted pogroms only when the okhrana judged them to be necessary. We shall see how this system of corruption gradually affected the whole Empire.

In addition to his inborn propensity for the accumulation of riches, the Jew living within the Pale was incited thereto by the degrading position of his impecunious co-religionary. The poorest peasant lived like a prince in comparison with the average Jew. A piece of herring, an onion, and a crust of bread formed the Jew's diet. Dirt, squalor, and privation were his destined portion. Besides, the pogroms affected rich and poor alike. Was it surprising that the Jew strove to escape from the Pale by fair means or foul, and that to him the lands east of the Dnieper seemed like a Canaan, a land flowing with milk and honey, where he might wax rich and live secure? But how could the moneyless Jew hope to reach it? The struggle to gain affluence was naturally intense. Only the craftiest and least scrupulous could hope to raise their heads above the seething mass of Jewish pauperdom.

Among this suffering multitude the devil of class-hatred raised a fearsome harvest. The teachings of Karl Marx, a German Jew, were here decocted in their quintessence and spread by migrants from the Pale into more favoured lands - into the heart of Russia, into England and far America. Like many a noisome malady that has come to afflict mankind from the Near and Farther East, the worst political poisons exuded from the Pale.

{p. 59} The rich and poor among the Jews were bound together by ties of religion and charity. The wealthier Israelites gave of their abundance to the less fortunate ones of their faith. But this bond was not a comprehensive one. Certain important elements repudiated it by severing all ties with Jewry. For apostasy was one of the manifold evils arising out of Jewish disabilities. The poorer Jew could also break open the door of his prison by passing stringent academic tests. Then he went into the cities, an isolated, needy adventurer, quickly losing his faith, dominated by thirst for vengeance, seeing in the most violent political creeds and methods an appeal to redress the wrongs of his people, and ready to implicate the bourgeois Jew and the Gentile in his feelings of class and political hatred.

Through the schools the Jew sought to satisfy his desire for freedom rather than a thirst for learning. University degrees gave certain rights and privileges, including the right to travel or reside anywhere in Russia. Every Jewish boy strove to enter a university. For this purpose he had to matriculate through a high school. The proportion of Jews admissable had to be limited, however, or they would have swamped the "gymnasia" within the Pale. Only the very cleverest Jewish boys could gain access to the State schools and eventually enter the university. And the proportion of Jewish undergraduates was also restricted. It represented more than double the Jewish to the Gentile population, but that did not satisfy Jewish appetites. Handicapped, the Jews yet managed to exceed the norm at the close of their studies, because they were more persistent and could endure greater privations than the poorest Russian student. An outcry was raised when the Ministry of Education insisted on refusing further admittance to Jewish undergraduates until the proportions had been readjusted.

Attempting to safeguard the Russians from the Jewish encroachment became more pronounced and desperate

{p. 60} as the tide of Hebrew invasion rose higher, and - I may add - as outcasts from Jewry developed revolutionary tendencies. The Jews were slowly but surely pervading all the lucrative professions: the Bar and medicine {footnote 1: They had almost monopolized them by the time the Revolution broke out.} and to a lesser degree art and literature. They had small inclination for science or engineering. Commissions in the Army and Navy were barred to them. Commerce and industry could not appeal to the impecunious Jew. These lucrative branches were reserved for wealthy Hebrews, who, by payment of a certain Guild tax (amounting to about £100 per annum), could reside everywhere. In banking and industries the Jews became all-pervasive, as in the Press. They were confidants of Grand Dukes. The bureaucracy tried to restrain their irresistible sway by introducing senseless restrictions. For instance, a Jew could not be freely elected to boards of companies.

Numerous methods of evading the law of residence arose. Dentists' and chemists' assistants and certain artificers were granted partial exemptions. These callings were glutted with Jews. "Colleges" sprung up which did a profitable trade in "diplomas." The police readily winked at irregularities for a consideration. Petrograd was full of Jews who had no legal right of residence. They lived in suburban districts on payment of a "private tax" to the police, who watched over their interests paternally, and were disposed to molest only those Jews who had a right to reside there.

It becomes clear that the purpose for which the Pale and all the other anti-Jewish restrictions had been devised was mistaken and mischievous. It defeated itself. It led to the penetration of Russia by Hebrew elements of the most aggressive kind which had severed themselves from Jewry - had become pseudo-Jews - while it left the Jewish masses to suffer in congestion and misery. ...

{p. 61} No instigation was necessary to provoke pogroms. They would have occurred oftener if the police had not interfered. The Little Russian, Lithuanian or Polish peasants, wrecked Jewish shops whenever Jewish "expolitation" assumed intensive forms. A similar phenomenon had been observed in Austria-Hungary, {footnote 1: H. Wickham Steed, the Hapsburg Monarchy.} and recurrence in Russia since the Revolution puts an end to the fiction that the police alone were responsible. Indeed, the frequency of pogroms during 1917 was all the more remarkable because Revolutionary Russia was disposed to champion the Jews as a race that had been oppressed by the Old Regime.

Another point must be explained before I leave the Jewish question. When the Russian armies entered Poland at the beginning of the war many regiments from other parts of the Empire knew little or nothing about the Jews. The soldiers had a religious prejudice against them and also a certain contempt, because the Jews systematically evaded service in the ranks. Here they found enormous populations of Jews who were obsequious and omniscient. Jewish "factors" supplied them with anything for money, even drink. To ingratiate themselves with officers and men they would tell them - long anticipating official knowledge - of promotions and of impending transfers of units. As the Germans displayed by means of derisive placards hoisted over the trenches a similar knowledge of military secrets, the idea gained ground that the Jews were spying in the interests of Germany. "Telephone" wires discovered around Jewish houses confirmed this suspicion. It is interesting to note that the Jews had a habit of "wiring" their houses in order to evade some of the Talmudic laws of ritual and other observances. This simple explanation accounts for many of the cruelties to which Jews were unjustly subjected. Let me add that to my knowledge Jewish soldiers of the right sort performed many gallant deeds - worthy of their remote ancestors, the Maccabeans.

{p. 137} Subversion had been carried out by a handful of pseudo-Jew Extremists in the Soviet, {see footnote 1} but the Soviet was a

{footnote 1} Afterwards their numbers increased largely, and although they studiously concealed their identity under assumed Russian or Polish names, it became known that the principal ones were: Nahamkez-Steklov, Apfelbaum-Zinoviev, Rosenfeldt-Kamenev, Goldmann-Gorev, Goldberg-Mekowski, Zederbaum-Martov, {continued on p. 138}

{p. 138} party to the traitorous business. Most of the leaders - especially the pseudo-Jews - were a truculent pack, cowering behind the soldiery, intent upon realizing their revolutionary "ideals," but terrified by a possibility of failure and eventual reprisals. ...

{footnote continued from p. 137} Himmer-Sukhanov, Krachman-Zagorski, Hollander-Mieshkowski, Lourier-Larin, Seffer-Bogdanov. Among the leaders of this gang - under Lenin - were: Trotsky, whose real name was Bronstein, and Feldmann, alias Chernov. He came to Russia in April, travelling from Switzerland and through Germany in a "sealed carriage" with Rebert Grimm, Mme Kolontay, etc., at a time when Austria, with Germany's approval, proposed "separate terms" to the Provisional Government. He had been amply provided with funds by a "wealthy lady" in Zurich. He "requisitioned" a ballet-dancer's villa opposite the fortress and preached the doctrines of Bolshevism. Having stirred up a revolt in July to defeat Kerensky's "offensive," he was permitted to go back into seclusion. It is said he went to Germany. He came back to carry out the final "victory" of Bolshevism with the aid of Bronstein-Trotsky, who had been a refugee after the troubles of 1905, when he had been Vice-President of the Labour Soviet. He had been expelled from France for anti-war agitation and before the revolution went to America. His detention at Halifax aroused the greatest fury in the Soviet against the British Government, and as "Minister for Foreign Affairs" in the Lenin "cabinet" he gave full vent to his feelings of revenge for his detention.

{p. 145} I was absent from Petrograd, having gone to the Front. My friends in the Capital afterwards related to me what had happened. One of them was at the Tauris Palace,

{p. 146} where the Soviet still had its headquarters. He related that the building was full of Jews - reporters and others - who were in terror of being captured by the partisans of the Bolshevik-Jews.

{p. 147} When General Polovtsov came to apprehend two of the Bolshevik ringleaders, he found Kerensky at their quarters, and from him received orders to leave them alone. When General Polovtsov proceeded to disarm the Red Guard, he was forbidden to do so by orders from Prince Lvov, "in compliance with the wishes of the Soviet."

{p. 174} Moreover, the Press, almost entirely in Jewish hands, had gone over to the Soviet, and Moderate organs that would not publish the Soviet proclamations glorifying spoilation and promoting Anarchy had been summarily "expropriated" on behalf of newly founded Socialist publications. The revolutionary pseudo-Jews were thus destroying Russia's hopes of a national revival and dragging the country into disaster. Yound and old, these zealots intensified revolutionary passions. Through the Press they already wielded enormous power and were capturing other channels of control, the Committees and the militia (police).

I called attention at the time to both these dangers. On April 8th I reported on the Soviet's plans "to bring about the defeat of the Russian armies and a dishonourable peace." Pacifist members of the House of Commons raised a great outcry, and M. Miliukov, who was attempting the impossible task of reconciling the Soviet's programme with sober dictates of Allied policy, indirectly supported the "Allied" pacifists. On March 26th I reported from Riga on the pernicious influence of Jewish Extremists. But this appeal to moderation was wilfully distorted by the Jewish Press. Facts cited by me on the best authority were "proved" to be non-existent, and a campaign of slander and intimidation followed. Later on M. Vinaver, the eminent Jewish Deputy, admitted in conversation with me that Nahamkez and his ilk were a greater danger to the Jews than to the Russians. I felt that I had done my duty in calling attention to the ominous feature of the situation, and refer to these incidents here simply to show how impossible it was then to speak the truth about Russia. The Soviet regime was far worse than the okhrana. I know that on one occasion, at least, the okhrana had contemplated my

{p. 175} expulsion for writing too freely about the Old Regime. Now, I was threatened with nothing less than murder. Under the dispensation of "freedom" applied by the Soviet, the truth had become unpalatable and dangerous in Petrograd and inacceptable in London.

Behind the veil thus dropped by the Soviet and its pseudo-Jewish supporters, British and French pacifists worked unremittingly for the success of the Soviet plan. The respective Governments encouraged Socialist deputations to come and "convert" the Russian Revolutionaries, who knew infinitely more about revolution than did these "innocents." It was even rumoured in Petrograd that Mr. Arthur Henderson would succeed Sir George Buchanan. The French experiment with M. Albert Thomas had not, however, proved a success. The Allies dealt with a proposal to hold an international congress in Stockhomlm, initiated by the Soviet in furtherance of its schemes. Oceans of ink were expended on this subject before the real motives of the Soviet were understood. Meanwhile some of the "missionaries" had themselves been "converted."

Another lamentable feature of the revolutionary period was the constant passage of Russian and pseudo-Jew revolutionaries from Allied countries. Every shipload that came from America, England or France gave trouble. The exiles would go straight from the train to the Field of Mars and "stir up" the revolutionary pot. Whether "martyrs of Tsarism" or merely German spies, they all considered themselves to be entitled to a share in the spoils, and had to be provided with "fat places" in the Food, Agrarian, and other Committees. To these shipments we owed the advent of Bronstein-Trotsky and other Bolsheviki.

{p. 326} From the early times of revolutionary activity there had been a "split" among the Jews, separating the bourgeois pseudo-Jew extremist. It assumed a marked character when the pseudo-Jews of the Soviet and their fellow-apostates in the Socialist ranks revealed themselves in their true anarchical colours. Some of the Bolshevist and Maximalist pseudo-Jews even "recanted" on realizing the consequences of their own doctrines, and dissociated themselves from Leninism.

Our successes in Palestine should enable the Allies to provide a solution for two great problems. The greater is the Jewish problem, which cannot be solved except by enabling the Jews to become once more a nation in Zion. The second one is the Armenian problem. {end of transcript}

Bertrand Russell on Americanised Jews' role in creating Bolshevism: russell.html.

RH: Robert Wilton and Bertrand Russell were serious people. They cannot simply be dismissed.  Their statememts should be answered point by ooint.

Cameron Sawyer said: That 264 of 300 Bolshevik Commissars came from the U.S. is pure poppycock.  It would be interesting to know what Captain Schuyler was smoking, and I don't know why Christopher Jones would uncritically repeat it.
Christopher Jones retorts: Would Cameron Sawyer please be so kind as to give us concrete evidence why Schuyler's congressional testimony is "poppycock?"  Could he cite a rebuttal?  Why doesn't Cameron comment on the "internationalist" phenomenon and its organizations like COMINTERN?  [I have the sneaky impression that Cameron would doubt that there are any Sicilians in the cosa nostra  -- which of course also does not exist] Cases of Jewish mobs or mafias born out of conspiracies are quite numerous.  NOTE!  THIS IS NOT TO SAY THAT ALL JEWS HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THESE ACTIVITIES.  THE VAST MAJORITY HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF THESE THEM JUST LIKE THE MAJORITY OF SICILIANS HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF LA COSA NOSTRA.  That important clarification aside, the evidence is overwhelming that Jews controlled the Bolshevik movement, that there was a Jewish mafia working one side of Fulton street and that Hollywood Jewish moguls ran a monopoly that was eventually broken by the US government.  Remember the Neo-cons?It is true that the Imperial German government facilitated Lenin's return to Russia, but the Imperial German government wanted to knock Russia out of the war any way it could -- Lenin promised precisely this.  Cameron mentions Lenin and refuses to say that he was married to a Jewish woman, Molotov was also married to a Jewish woman  -- in fact the entire bolshevik movement was permeated with Jews whose atheism has no bearing whatsoever on the argument -- there are many non practicing Jews all over the world or does Cameron simply qualify Jewishness as a religion that must be practiced and not an ethnicity?  To say otherwise is simply to surrender sacrfice your impartiality to political correctness.  As for capitalism and bolshevism going hand in hand, it is a fairly easy concept for the traditionalist: both bring slavery in one form or another.
Cameron Sawyer sent a long statement about the role of Jews in the Russian revolution.  Robert Whealey comments:  My only amendment to this statement is the over emphasis on the year 1924.  Stalin was not anti-Semitic in the sense that Hitler was a racist.  He opposed Trotsky on political grounds.  A majority of the Politburo were "racial Jews," as late as 1936, (if the term "race" has any meaning). It is my hypothesis that the Great Purges 1936-1938, were initiated against the Comintern which had many Jews, for diplomatic reasons.  It was probably the case that many Jews pushed Stalin into Spain. This anti-fascist ideology cut Stalin's diplomatic flexibility.  He, as a balance of power man, needed to have the door open to both France and Germany.  Hence the famous August 1939 pact with Hitler.  Litvinov, a Jew, was demoted, but not killed in 1939.

When Hitler attacked the USSR in June 1941, Litvinov was sent as Ambassador to the US. In 1948 after supporting an independent Israel against the British Empire, Stalin turns again against Soviet Jews.  They could not be trusted.  They could be agents of the US or Israel.  The Arabs had oil.  In any case, the terms "Jew" and "anti-Semitism" must be used with great caution. Politicians hide their motives.  Journalists stick their necks out and begin to agitate for some kind of ideological or religious faith. Whatever the faith, at some point, it will run out of steam. The balance of power begins to tip in a new direction.  Ideologues make poor politicians.
Historians must read the documents through political, economic, ideological, military and sociological lenses to understand what happened in great wars and revolutions.  There are no simple answers.


We discussed Robert Wilton, Russia's Agony (1918) and The Last Days of the Romanovs (1920). Harry Papasotiriou writes: I read the extensive list of excerpts from the 1920 book regarding the condition of the Jews in the Russian Empire, as well as the role of some Jews in the early Bolshevik Revolution, with a feeling of growing empathy for the plight of the Jews of Eastern Europe in those dreadful times. Thankfully, civilization has advanced beyond those times, when Jews were confined by a backward and incompetent Russia to the Pale, resulting in a revolutionary radicalization of many of them.  A large number of those appallingly oppressed Jews of Eastern Europe found itheir way to the United States, much to the benefit of American society.  A portion of the first generation of the Eastern European Jews did at first swell the thin ranks of the US Communist Party - a lost cause if there ever was one.  But overall  in the post-war decades the Jews in the United States have been a great plus for American society, and a great loss for Europe, which suppressed, exterminated or expelled them under the medieval stupidity of the tsars and the genocidal mania of the Nazis.

Cameron Sawyer says: I think that the statement that all but 34 of the entire cadre of Soviet commissars came from America is obviously silly enough not to be worth researching (there were 60-odd of them in the first government, by the way, not 384).  If Christopher Jones does not see the obvious silliness of it. then perhaps he can find some names of a few of these American commissars.  Did the SovNarKom have its meetings in English, do you suppose?  I told this story last night to a friend, a Russian professor of history and political science, who howled with laughter, and said --- what will you Americans come up with next!  That Lenin was born in Ohio and that the Bolshevik Coup was organized in New York?
Rather than chasing phantom American commissars, Christopher would be better advised, in my opinion, to spend the time reading some of the excellent histories of the coup (or revolution as it is misnamed); I can particularly recommend the classical study by conservative Harvard professor Richard Pipes (and its companion volumes, the masterly Russia Under the Old Regime and Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime), which paints an extraordinarily detailed picture of the background, motivations, circumstances, and personalities of the events.  The Bolsheviks were bloodthirsty, power-mad fanatics who had developed Marx's rather abstract ideas into a whole system designed to impose their ideas by force on the entire world.  The idea of Bolshevism springs from Rousseau through Hegel and is based on the idea that there is no evil in man but that which is imparted to him by society and social forces.  From this follows that man can and ought to be perfected.  Marx added to Rousseau and Hegel the idea that there is a single scientific truth to every social or political question which can be easily revealed by employing the correct scientific method, an idea so appealing to Marxists -- it was a license to a monopoly on truth -- that they overlooked the fact that Marx's "dialectical materialism" was a bunch of mumbo-jumbo with nothing scientific about it at all.  The basis of Bolshevism is ideology and power, and the age-old human, evil, impulse to oppress and impose.  There is nothing ethnic about it; to attempt to reduce it to ethnicity is to entirely miss the point.
The Schuyler story (Schuyler was a U.S. Army officer with the U.S. intervention forces in Vladivostok, by the way, and never got within 5000 miles of Moscow) is widely repeated in Ku Klux Klan and Neonazi websites.  Although I have read widely on the Bolshevik Coup, I have never encountered the story in any of the serious literature.   Schuyler said a lot more, by the way, than just numbering Commissars -- the fullest account, which includes even facsimiles of the actual telegrams, is on the Neonazi website "Stormfront" -- see  WAISers ought to read everything which Schuyler wrote and form their own opinions about his credibility.

RH: In the overview of the history of ideas, one should include Auguste Comte, whom I take seriously. Incidentally, Auguste was the second of his five first names, the others being Isidore,  Marie, François, and  Xavier.  Isidore refers to Isidore of Seville (c. 560-636), the scholarly Archbishop of Seville.  Comte may have disliked the clerical connection.
 Cameron Sawyer said: I think that the statement that all but 34 of the entire cadre of Soviet commissars came from America is obviously silly enough not to be worth researching (there were 60-odd of them in the first government, by the way, not 384).  If Christopher Jones does not see the obvious silliness of it. then perhaps he can find some names of a few of these American commissars.  I told this story last night to a friend, a Russian professor of history and political science, who howled with laughter, and said --- what will you Americans come up with next!  That Lenin was born in Ohio and that the Bolshevik Coup was organized in New York?
Christopher Jones retorts: Cameron's Russian professor should stop laughing and start reading.  For example in the paperback The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell (George Allen & Unwin, London 1975), it's on pp. 354-5:

To Ottoline Morell
Hotel Continental
25th June 1920

Dearest O

I have got thus far on my return, but boats are very full and it may be a week before I reach England. I left Allen in a nursing home in Reval, no longer in danger, tho' twice he had been given up by the Doctors. Partly owing to his illness, but more because I loathed the Bolsheviks, the time in Russia was infinitely painful to me, in spite of being one of the most interesting things I have ever done. Bolshevism is a close tyrannical bureaucracy, with a spy system more elaborate and terrible than the Tsar's, and an aristocracy as insolent and unfeeling, composed of Americanised Jews. No vestige of liberty remains, in thought or speech or action. I was stifled and oppressed by the weight of the machine as by a cope of lead. Yet I think it is the right government for Russia at this moment. If you ask yourself how Dostoevsky's characters should be governed, you will understand. Yet it is terrible. They are a nation of artists, down to the simplest peasant; the aim of the Bolsheviks is to make them industrial and as Yankee as possible. Imagine yourself governed in every detail by a mixture of Sidney Webb and Rufus Isaacs, and you will have a picture of modern Russia. I went hoping to find the promised land.
All love - I hope I shall see you soon. Your B.

Christopher continues: Maybe Cameron finds it "silly" to do just a little research,  but I would suggest he pass along this statement from Isaac Deutscher to his Russian "professor" who wrote that the Bolshevik Government, in its first years, was run by "emigres had lived many years in the West", who looked down on Russian "backwardness" and pursued "internationalist" politics: "... they were Marxists in partibus infidelium, West European revolutionaries acting against a non-congenial Oriental background, which ... tried to impose its tyranny upon them. Only revolution in the West could relieve them from that tyranny ... "

Sadly, Cameron seems to have lost all sense of objectivity, and tries to hide behind vacuous, silly statements -- this lack of argument is underscored by resorting to character assassination by association with Neo Nazis; Like his insistence on imaginary Russian victories, Cameron Sawyer does not offer evidence and refuses to comment on Jewish "internationalism"; he does not mention Nathan Rothschild, and he conveniently omits reference to Jacob Schiff.  I will only recommend he read the following by a professor whose views Cameron and Randy Black would probably qualify as close to David Duke,

Benjamin Ginsberg, The Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State (University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1993): {p. 1} Since the 1960s, Jews have come to wield considerable influence in American economic, cultural, intellectual, and political life. Jews played a central role in American finance during the 1980s, and they were among the chief beneficiaries of that decade's corporate mergers and reorganizations. Today, though barely 2% of the nation's population is Jewish, close to half its billionaires are Jews. The chief executive officers of the three major television networks, and the four largest film studios are Jews, as are the owners of the nation's largest newspaper chain and most influential single newspaper, the New York Times. In the late 1960s, Jews already constituted 20% of the faculty of elite universities and 40% of the professors of elite law schools;
today, these percentages doubtless are higher.

The role and influence of Jews in American politics is equally marked. Jews are elected to public office in disproportionate numbers. In 1993, ten members of the United States Senate and thirty-two members of the House of Representatives were Jewish, three to four times their percentage of the general population. Jews are even more prominent in political organizations and in finance. One recent study found that in twenty-seven of thirty-six campaigns for the United States Senate, one or both candidates relied upon a Jewish campaign chairman or finance director. In the realm of lobbying and litigation, Jews organized what was for many years one of Washington's most successful political action committees, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and they play leadership roles in such important public interest groups as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Common Cause. Several Jews also played very important roles in the 1992 Democratic presidential campaign. After the Democrats' victory, President Clinton appointed a number of Jews to prominent positions in his administration.

{p.53} Stalinist Russia is a notable example of a regime that had been closely identified with Jews, whose non-Jewish leadership turned to anti-Semitism to deflect opposition, subordinate its Jewish allies, and forge new alliances that would help it to consolidate its power. As we saw earlier, in the aftermath of the Bolshevik revolution, Jews played an extremely prominent role in the Soviet regime. During the struggles that followed Lenin's death in 1924, however, anti-Semitic appeals to the Communist Party's rank and file were among the weapons used by Stalin to defeat Trotsky, Zinoviev, and Kamenev and seize the party's leadership.

{Stalin being the only non-Jew among them; but since Marx's theory did not mention that Jews would rule under Communism, Stalin might be more true to Marx - were the others really Zionists of a sort? In 1946, the Baruch Plan for World Government was presented to Stalin, drafted by American Jews. Might a Jewish-led USSR have accepted such a plan? Terrible though Stalin was, he foiled one of the most dangerous plots in history}

Ronald Hilton 2005


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