As early as 1929, Pelley accurately predicted our age of decadence and depravity as projected by those champions of morality, Springer, Stern, Hefner, et al. – jewish to the core. In 1930, he had a mystical experience about which he wrote a short book later to become a sort of occult classic. Although having little hope for an America slowly drowning in a jewish sewer, he nonetheless founded the Silver Legion noted for the letter "L" on the ties of their uniforms. The public called his followers Silver Shirts or Silvershirts. During the years 1934-36, he published a weekly paper in support of his group and ran for president in 1936 – the year many agree was the beginning of WW II following the declaration of economic war upon Germany in 1933 by the jews. The obscene butchery of enemy and innocents alike, during the Spanish Civil War, by the communists, was only a continuation of what they have been doing since 1905 – see the National Geographic for that year – not the computerized version which has been made politically correct! On July 3, 1936, Pelley's headline was: OVERTHROW OF HITLER BY WAR! He was the first to label that coming conflict as the Second World War. Rosenvelt won that year's election by a landslide and the American voters gladly sold out their nation and heritage for control by a pottage of jews and their money-grubbing lackeys. Pelley used the term "holocaust" long before it came into popular use to describe what the jews had planned for the people of Germany as evidenced later by the uncalled-for fire-bombing of Dresden.
Pelley continued writing against our red rule and of course, was fingered by Roosenvelt for derailment. In 1942, he was arrested for "sedition" and eventually was jailed. Charles Lindbergh was a character witness at the trial and Rosenvelt tied to get this all-American stripped of his military title but public opinion would have none of this. Pelley was released from prison in 1954 on the condition that he never write any "anti-Semitic" material again. He didn't. I believe he is survived by a daughter.
Information on Pelley, and particularly his political writings, is difficult to come by. Those who have such material guard it closer than Shylock did his coins or a scarab its dung ball. That's how far we have dropped as worthwhile individuals. Zündel compulsively hoarded everything he could lay his hands upon – sharing not even material given to him under the pledge of doing so. Then one day, Fate stepped in and burned the whole dusty mess to the ground. It was a greed engendered and ego masturbating waste which could have been avoided but that's the self-destructive blight-wing for you.
To the New York Herald Tribune:
Mr. Treister stated in his letter in your paper that the Jewish people form a very small percentage of the Communists in America. He states that "... in Chicago, with a Jewish population of 400,000, there are about 150 Communists."
I myself am Jewish, and I come from Chicago. I spent 13 years in that city. Approximately 98 percent of us are Communists, and we are not ashamed of it. It is a system laid down to us by our great leader, Karl Marx, and only the cowards hide behind "democracy" or "Americanism." Furthermore, I think Mr. Treister should check up on his figures more closely if he would give out information.
Sarah Finkelstein, Washington, DC, December 22, 1938
A Challenge to THE AMERICAN LEGION
by Pelley of the Silvershirts
Shall we go to War this time to save Germany's Jews or Sassoon's Yellow River Dope Trade?
I want to use a little straight-from-the-shoulder language to the men of the American Legion!
I want to talk to them about the inside facts concerning a certain War that twenty years ago made it possible for them to be present Legion members. It's as plain as the nose on anybody's face that something like a million American lads went overseas in 1917 to fight a war, about the causes of which they knew next to nothing.
Even today, two decades after, scarcely one veteran in a thousand knows the accurate, concise, inside story of why we got into that War, who got us in, what chestnuts foreign governments pulled out of the fire – or had us pull or had us pull out – and who cracked and ate those chestnuts after we had been bamboozled into helping rake them from the coals of European conflict.
It's time all of us had a little enlightenment on how such wars are made, who makes 'em, and what purposes are served by concocting and launching 'em.
We certainly know who has to fight 'em!
Understand me, I'm no pacifist. I'm not saying that "war is terrible" or that it "sets back civilization" or that it kills off the cream and bead of a nation's manhood while weaklings and profiteers are left to enjoy any benefits that subsequently come out of it. I think there are wars that are justified, and that certainly should be fought. I feel that I did my part in the last War, although it happened that my jerk concerned the espionage forces on the Eastern Front. What I mean to say is, I'm not writing this booklet from sentimental reasons or because my conscience hurts me that I did my World War fighting from a swivel chair. My gripe about the last War, and my gripe against the next war – which they're now cooking up! – are based on the fact that being a reasonably sincere American, born and raised in this country and with forebears in both the Civil and Revolutionary Wars, it burns me up to see equally sincere and patriotic fighting-men hoodwinked, hoaxed and hijacked, called to the colors supposedly to scrap for the nation's integrity, and then really used as sap cannon-fodder to stop pig-iron in a brawl from which some foreign clique profits.
In other words, I'm ready and eager to stop my share of the pig-iron when my country's in danger or when her flag's been insulted. But I've got enough gray in my hair at last not to get excited or begin any patriotic screeching when I find that my country's been deliberately put in danger or her flag's been insulted with malice aforethought to force her to take sides in some foreign racial squabble.
There's considerable difference!
Right now I'm plenty hot and bothered, and writing specifically for the men of the American Legion, because I happen to know from first-hand research that a cold-blooded conspiracy is afoot to get us stirred up into fighting another foreign war – and repeating all the experiences of 1917, if you please! – for no other reason than that these radical New-Dealers have made a complete botch of their crack-pot program and are now frantically seeking an "out" to distract public attention from that failure and possible reprisals.
The plight of the Jews – in Germany – and I'm not at all ready to admit that it's much of a plight outside of the imaginations of the paid propagandists – gives these same New-Dealers precisely the peg they need and want on which to hang a sudden program for "Americanism" and armament....
Hitler's a "monster," or so it stacks up to me, because he's beaten the Jews at their own game of double-cross in Germany and they're plenty sore about it. So they want us as a nation to go over and shellac him. Or the Sassoon Yellow-River dope trade is threatened by the Nipponese in China, and we must get busy and thrash the Mikado.
A couple of years ago the Jews were bragging that Hitler couldn't last a year. They'd have him over-thrown in jig-time. But Hitler has lasted, and the Yidds have lost "face." ... If the Germans like Hitler, that's their business. If the Jews don't like him, I see no reason for making that our business.
The other day, however, a little undersized Yiddisher runt by the name of Grynszpan was put up to the job of assassinating one of the Nazi envoys to Paris – by the same Jewish big-shots who've been eternally plotting to overthrow the Nazi regime from the first. The runt bungled the job and shot the wrong man. He "got" an under-secretary by the name of Von Rath. Hitler's agents smoked out exactly what had happened, and when the Nazis rioted against Jews all over, and assessed a $406,000,000 fine against 'em as a lesson, the Jews over here said: "Swell! That sort of stuff plays right into our hands. Now watch us capitalize on it with the American sentimentalists to take the United States for a final one-way ride!"
Now don't get me wrong! I'm no Nazi propagandist apologizing for Hitler. I don't believe his brand of government would work for Americans any more than Stalin's brand of government would work for Americans. But having kept up a lot of my espionage connections since the war, I know a thing or two about what goes on behind the scenes.
I know, for instance, that with the "kikes" swarming into the Federal Administration thicker than midges in fly-time, and with their hate and chagrin over Hitler added to their vast New-Deal flop, the whole Von Rath episode – coupled with Japan's winning of the China War – give Roosevelt and his White House Sanhedrin precisely the opportunity they wanted to heat us to war fever anew and engage us with whosoever stands up to us firmest.
What I have behind my eyebrows to do first is to set forth clearly and simply – and in a way that the average Legion man and patriot can grasp – just what a mighty piece of skulduggery we were sold upon 'in 1917, and what the "backstairs" truth was, about getting us into the muddle that killed some fifty thousand lads like you and me,
It's a strange fact, but up till a few weeks ago I'd not been able in twenty years to find a single piece of literature that set forth in concise, understandable fashion the naked truth as to why the World War broke out at all, or why – having broken out – it lasted four years, or why it was required for us to get into it, upsetting the lives of a hundred million people, shipping a million of them overseas, and butchering fifty thousand of them just to prove that we took part in it.
Of course, the average American thinks the War broke out because the German Kaiser was getting too cocky and rattling his sabre about Europe till the Allied nations got fed up, on his bombast. Then somebody killed an Archduke at Sarajevo, and Serbia wouldn't apologize. Russia mobilized and that scared France and England. Nobody would back down. All the Allies wanted Germany licked "that the world might be safe for Democracy." ... After the stramash had been going three years, a German U-boat sank one of our steamships, killing a bunch of important Americans. That was an insult we couldn't overlook, so we too armed and stepped into the fray – to show we could heave pig-iron around with the best of 'em, That's the World War – on paper – and in the mind of the average citizen who is average because he never dreams what all these diplomatic and overseas messes are about.
I plead guilty to being as dumb as the rest of 'em when I started for the Eastern Front in 1917. But I hadn't been out there long before I began to learn things: things that never saw the newspapers and were rarely allowed to get into the dispatches. Being indirectly in the espionage division, of course I had the chance to learn 'em.
After coming home, however, and living two post-war decades, I never found a dozen paragraphs, that set forth the true facts in a simple and compact manner until the other day an American-Hungarian lawyer in Cleveland by the name of Louis K. Birinyi got out a book Why the Treaty of Trianon is Void. Being a native Hungarian, Dr. Birinyi was all worked up over what happened to his country at the Peace Conference – or for that matter is still happening in the center of all this Fascist business in Europe. He sent me a copy of his book, with an exceedingly complimentary inscription on the flyleaf. I took it to bed with me one night and started to read it in desultory manner. I supposed it was "just another" of those literary post-mortems. Suddenly I found myself broad awake and paying strict attention. This Cleveland Hungarian was in possession of the facts. He was tossing 'em out in paragraphs that scoured.
Here at last was the book, and the inside presentation that I had searched vainly twenty years to find. The Doctor wasn't trying to sell anything. He wasn't even trying to sell a book written by himself. He was pouring out his heartbreak on paper, over the fate of his native country, but in so doing he was spilling the beans all over the place!
I mention Dr. Birinyi's book, not to "plug" sales for it, though it deserves all the plugging it can get, but because I propose to draw on a lot of what that Cleveland attorney has got in his pages – as well as irrefutable government documents – and I don't want to filch his material without credit or conceal my sources. For some reason or other, I tell you, until the Birinyi book came out there had scarcely been a line published anywhere that revealed the nature of the backstairs chicanery that went on, setting Europe afire and killing fifty thousand of your buddies and mine when we ran with our own buckets to help put the blaze out.
Somehow or other, looking back on it now, this too wasn't accident.
It was to somebody's advantage to conceal and suppress such facts.
And they have been concealed and suppressed.
Most of you remember, I think, that Woodrow Wilson came back from the Peace Conference with a gripe to the effect that "there was a power controlling Europe with which he couldn't cope." I recall reading it in our American newspapers at the time, and have heard constant references to it since. Well, with all the high jinks that are going on at present – about which I know so much that I might sleep a whole lot better o' nights if I knew less – I make the fair deduction that the same "power" that Wilson confessed he couldn't cope with, might have had a lot to do with seeing to it that the real story behind the World War and our share in it, has been kept under pot-lid and the odor of what was in the pot never allowed to reach the public nostrils.
Before I'll see the same gang put it over on us again, and send another fifty thousand fine lads to die in Europe in a repeat performance, I'll take the pot-cover off myself.
Whether you men of the American Legion can "take it" or not, remains to be seen. Some of you will undoubtedly get plenty sore. It always makes a real American sore to find that somebody has played him for a sucker.
My contention, based on the facts that I'm going to give you, is that all of us – not only the lads of the American Legion but the entire American people – were played for suckers in 1917 and that the same conniving crowd is now out to play us for suckers again.
However, to the hot stuff....
Ever since the Armistice, it's a recognized fact, nation after nation – and whole blocs of nations – have been as voluble as an equal number of old women in a small-town sewing circle, trying to explain who was responsible for the War. Germany was responsible for the War, said the British. Russia was responsible, said the German monarchists. When the crowd of burglars at the Peace Conference got around the table to divide up the territory of the Central Powers between themselves, they alibied what they were doing by declaring that Austria-Hungary was responsible for the War – because her government insisted on an apology from the Serbs for the death of an Archduke.
Every nation on earth, at some time or other it appears, has been charged with responsibility for the World War. Every people who ever came within sound of a whiz-bang or kicked in ten cents to save a flock of starving war orphans, has been charged with responsibility for the World War. The only people to date who haven't been charged with such responsibility, is the crowd that was responsible. And its chief job in life has been to cover up.
Perhaps you may ask, "Why go into that? What does it matter who was responsible at this late day?" I tell you that it makes a whale of a lot of "matter," in view of the fact that the same mob, never having been exposed, is up to its former tricks and popping all its trouser-buttons right now to stage a repeat performance!
Of all the statesmen of the warring countries, Lloyd George of England is the only one left who dared indicate that somebody caused the war who hasn't to date been named. On one occasion he apologized for all the statesmen of all the warring countries by saying that "nobody quite meant war." ... Here is his blurb, uttered on December 23, 1920, to the Empire Parliamentary Association: "The more one reads memoirs and books written in the various countries of what happened before August, 1914, the more one realizes that no one at the head of affairs quite meant war. It was something into which they glided, stumbled and staggered."
On January 6, 1923, in a syndicated article he said: "The more one examines the events of July, 1914, the more one is impressed with the shrinking of the nominal rulers of the attacking empires, and with the relentless driving onward of the military organizations behind these terror-stricken dummies. No one ever believed that the cause of the war was the shooting of the Grand Duke of Austria."
In other words, it wasn't kings and kaisers and Prime Ministers and Chancellors who brought on the Big Slaughter. These were just poor dummies and stooges. No, it was militarism that brought on the War, militarism that originated of itself, that expanded of itself, that moved onward of itself, and that finally shot itself oil with scarcely an erring human hand to guide it.
What a lovely blob of hooey!
"No one at the head of affairs quite meant war. The "nominal rulers," those "terror-stricken dummies," could not of their own will make war. Emperors, diplomatists and statesmen were unable to prevent war. "The relentless driving onward of the military organizations behind these terror-stricken dummies" forced the war ahead.
In other words, little male children of the American Legion, if you have one Winchester rifle hung on a peg in your home it isn't particularly dangerous, either to you or to society; but if you get a big bankroll, and once a week for a period of years buy another Winchester rifle until your house is so filled with them that you can't eat or sleep there, the moment will arrive when those guns of themselves will all want to go bang-bang! They are not so much lumber in the stocks that might otherwise make chair-legs, or so much iron in the barrels that might otherwise make engine-housings. By the sheer fact of being wood and iron, brought together in the pattern of firearms, they all would a-hunting go and blow the eternal gizzards out of anyone in front of 'em ! That's what the Lloyd Georges ask us to believe in regard to world armament.
"Wait a minute," begs the stickler for facts. "You're not quite right. Of course numbers of guns don't make them explode of themselves. What Lloyd George meant to say, and practically did say, was that the existence of great military organizations and over-equipped armies, made the leaders of those armies just naturally want to fight. It's the same as putting a loaded revolver in a man's hand. He wants to sight along the barrel and pull the trigger, just to see if it will shoot!"
That's generally the idea of how it is, when Militarism comes in for a raking. And the nitwits nod their heads in approval. But let's not go off half-cocked. Let's look at this thing.
The "existence of great military organizations makes, them want to fight." ... Is that so? Ho! ... and likewise Hum! Well, why doesn't someone name the specific gentlemen in the British Army, or the German Army, or the French Army, or even in our American Army, who prior to 1914 were so bursting with over-equipped combativeness that the world just had to fight. Was it Lord Kitchener? Was it Field Marshal Haig? Was it Ludendorff or Hindenburg? Was it Papa Joffre or Marshal Foch? Right here at home, have we ever observed that men like General Leonard Wood, Blackjack Pershing, or General MacArthur, ever spoiled for a scrap just because they headed up big numbers of fighting-men? Isn't it a fact that the big-shots at the heads of military machines deplore the whole business, and feel their responsibilities heaviest to keep men out of war?
Or go on down through the ranks of any army.
Specifically in the World War – or before it – was it the colonels, the majors, the captains, the first and second lieutenants, or the top-sergeants, who wanted the war? If so, may we ask since when did emperors, diplomatists, prime ministers and generals harken to the gripes of colonels, majors, captains and top-sergeants, that a war should be started so that they could bang-off their fire-sticks? Applesauce!
Someone, somewhere, was responsible for creating those great military machines because someone, somewhere, expected to use 'em! In this day and age, kings and kaisers and prime ministers and chancellors don't run amuck up and down the earth, doing as they please in international diplomacy. They find themselves quickly accountable to parliaments, reichs, and congresses. The Kitcheners, Haigs, Ludendorffs, Foches and Pershings don't run amuck with the military machines which they head, and force the kings and kaisers to fight; they simply follow orders – like the buck private at the bottom of the system.
If nobody issued the orders from a higher source, then there would never be a war. That's common sense! So, if we go up the line, past the sergeants and captains and majors and colonels and generals and chancellors and prime ministers and kaisers and kings, and find each of these accountable to some embodiment of authority that's still higher, we must come to the parliaments and reichs and congresses. Were they responsible for the World War? Well, whether or not they were, let's ask ourselves what these parliaments and reichs and congresses are, but aggregations of people's representatives. But did they represent common citizens who wanted to get into uniforms and carve the viscera out of folks across each border? We all know what a howl went up from the masses as the war-clouds mounted higher!
No! – midway between the citizenry that had to take time off from private pursuits to march forth and get shot, and the political and military bigwigs who took orders from representative parliamentary bodies and carried 'em out, was some provocative influence that convinced the people's representatives in all nations that war was necessary and inevitable. After the convincing had been done – in other words, when the militarism had been set in motion – the rest was executive detail carried into action.
It's squarely on the shoulders of this Provocative Influence that we can pin the World War's responsibility – just as we can pin additional responsibility right at this moment on the Provocative Influence now working overtime to touch off a Second World War.
This reasoning is sound, little male children of the American Legion!
Now let's dig into cold, irrefutable, historical fact and see what the Provocative Influence was, behind the parliaments, reichs, congresses, and political and military big-shots twenty years ago, that ultimately landed most of you in France and kept fifty thousand of you there as very permanent guests....
Those of us who went overseas and had any contact whatever with the folks of the embattled nations, will be inclined to agree that no particular country or its nationals wanted, caused, or started the World War. It is more or less true that the "nominal rulers," the "terror-stricken dummies," the emasculated diplomatists and statesmen, were unable to prevent the War's outbreak. And yet we do know that the military organizations of all the warring countries were plenty active in preparing for the War, no matter what the emperors, kings, kaisers, diplomatists, or statesmen said, thought, or intended. But these military organizations were merely instrumentalities – effective tools in the hands of some heretofore unmentioned and unseen power. We now summon to our aid the history of Europe. What the statesmen refused to disclose, history commences to reveal.
And the first revelation we come upon, and are obliged to consider, has to do with Money!
Wars can't be fought without spondulics. Someone must put up the cash, or be willing to put up the cash, or the kings, diplomatists and statesmen must know where the cash is, whether it comes forth willingly or has to be conscripted. If the bankers of a nation – any nation! – don't want an offensive war, or if they're convinced that war means loss to their coffers, make no mistake about it, they're in a position to stop it before it's even talked about. If you think I'm talking through my hat in this, or want to advance the argument that "it doesn't cost anything to kill a man," I respectfully refer you to any good history of the House of Rothschild.
I haven't seen any history of the House of Rothschild yet that hasn't contained gloating statements concerning the numbers of times since the beginning of the 19th century that rulers have approached the House of Rothschild for cash for wars. If the Rothschilds decided that the wars looked profitable to themselves, they arranged for the payments and the wars came pronto! If the Rothschilds decided there wouldn't be a whole lot gained, financially, or the risks were too great, or they didn't happen to have the mazuma on the nail at the moment, the rulers went away with a polite turn-down. And there was no conflict!
From the very beginning of the history of the House of Rothschild – founded on the cash which George III paid the German Landgrave for the "loan" of the Hessian soldiers that composed the bulk of the "British" forces in our American Revolution – that particular Yiddisher financial family has been bankers to the political and military potentates of Europe. At least Central Europe!
The Rothschilds, of course, are mainly German Jews. Such German Jews, together with Polish Jews and Russian Jews, we call Ashkenazim.
Ashkenazic Jews, in other words, are the Jews of Germany, Poland, and Russia – with a strong strain of Oriental blood from the Genghis Kahn infusion. When they combine their Hebrew with the German, Polish, or Russian tongues, they get a polyglot language that is popularly called "Yiddish." So it's entirely proper to refer to these oriental Jews as "Yiddishers."...
But we shouldn't gallop away with the idea that the Yiddisher Rothschilds compose the only mob of Jews overseas that's got money – big money! There are two or three other Jewish fortunes overseas, of which you don't hear so much.
There's the money of the Samuel family that controls the Dutch Shell Oil Company – in fact, most of the British oil interests in the Levant. There is the money of the Sassoon clan that controls the vast Indian and Chinese dope trade. There is the Mond fortune, the Isaacs fortune, Lord Reading's – and finally the Montagu fortune, Montagu Norman being head of the Bank of England itself.
I heard a British intelligence officer remark once in a casual conversation that the fortune of the Samuel family – headed up by the "Right Honorable" Herbert Samuel, made a Viscount, if you please, last year! – was greater than Morgan's, greater than Rockefeller's, greater than Ford's.
These five great families of so-called English Jews – English only because they have resided in Great Britain for generations and intermarried with impoverished English aristocrats – aren't Ashkenazim. In other words, they haven't got the Oriental, Russian, German, or Polish strain in 'em.
No! All these families, whose vast wealth absolutely dominates the Bank of England, are more accurately classed as Sephardim. They're so-called white Jews – or Jews who a couple of hundred years ago started to interbreed with the more Aryan races of Spain, Italy, Portugal, and France. Finally when they got across to England, they became English jews – as we know 'em. Their Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French and English bloods predominate over their Jewish blood. This gives them the notion that they are very high-class indeed. The big hooked nose which the Ashkenazic Jew acquired from the Assyrian – "schnozzle" if you please! – is missing in the Sephardic Jew. Physically, excepting a certain rubbery cunning about the expression of the eyes, he's come to appear like a Spaniard, an Italian, a Portuguese, a Frenchman, or an Englishman.
Such persons as Disraeli in yesterday's generation, or Barney Baruch, George Arliss, Sam Insull, or even Franklin D. Roosevelt – whose true ancestral name has come to light under the investigations of the Carnegie Foundation as Rossocampo-Rosenvelt – are outstanding specimens of the Sephardic Jew.
There is furthermore this difference between the Ashkenazic Jew and the Sephardic Jew:
The Ashkenazic Jew holds in the main that world Jewry is a race – a political race, so to speak. The Sephardic Jew holds in the main that world Jewry is a religious denomination.
Both of these claims are capital expediencies when Jews as Jews are having the squeeze put on them for predatory tactics against Gentiles –
The Ashkenazim shriek "Racial persecution!" The Sephardim screech "Religious intolerance!" Both of these about cover the situation....
Now, broadly speaking, here's the way we can boil down the money-banker situation as it existed on the Continent prior to 1914: The Ashkenazic Rothschilds had the big bank roll behind Germany and the Central Powers; the Sephardic Samuels had the big bank roll behind France, England and the Allies. A perfectly gorgeous set-up it was, for a knock-down drag-out fight, when we take into consideration one of the outstanding differences of temperament existing between these two Jewish factions –
Believe it or not, but up to the time when all world Jewry was threatened because of the Nazi ascendancy in Central Europe, the Sephardic Jews looked upon the Ashkenazic Jews with an intolerance and detestation only comparable to the Nazi attitude toward Jews in the Fatherland!
The Sephardic Jews, as I said, considered themselves the aristocrats of World Jewry – because of their heavy infusion of Aryan blood and their more aesthetic temperament. To them, the Yiddishers were "just human trash" and we don't have to probe far into the annals of Jewry to recognize what a tragedy it was considered, when a Sephardic Jewess fell in love with, and married, an Ashkenazic boy.
Do you know where the slang term "Kike" came from? I'll tell you, and you can take my word for it that I'm speaking without bias. The slang term "Kike" is a Sephardic-Jewish epithet originated by that caste of Jewry to describe the schnozzle-faced quasi-oriental Ashkenazim whom it detests!
Although few Gentiles have had cause to be aware of it, the feud between the Sephardim and Ashkenazim, over the past two hundred years, has been strong and bitter.
Of course there was inter-marrying, and inter-financing between the two groups. But in the main the animosity was something that had to be reckoned with, in Mitteleuropa's politics.
With this racial background roughly painted in, now we can go one step further and see how these two groups of Jewry influenced overseas affairs before 1914....
Back in 1815, at the close of the Napoleonic Wars and before the House of Rothschild was as powerful as it later became, the Congress of Vienna divided up Europe and bartered millions of human beings to the victorious military commanders who had put the squelch on the Little Corporal. Naturally a storm of bitter protest was heard in every corner of the Continent. It took fifty years for the peoples of Europe – after much privation, starvation, and bloodshed – to correct the evils committed by the Congress of Vienna. Germany was consolidated and Italy was unified. The industries of Germany started to boom. So too did the size of the Rothschild fortune. The greater bulk of it was invested in industrial securities in Germany and Austria-Hungary, or in ownership of coal and iron mines and transportation facilities.
In consequence of all this, the territory of Germany began to show itself as too small to absorb her industrial products. An outside market had to be secured – in fact, if her industries were to sell goods and pay proper dividends, the markets of all the world had to be opened to "Germans" ... a camouflage word for the sponsoring Rothschilds!
On the other hand, over in Holland and England, the white Sephardic Jews had their money invested heavily in British and Dutch securities. Moreover, their trade was already world-wide and the British into whose official government they were infiltrating – quite as brazenly as they have lately infiltrated into the American government under Roosevelt – had a tradition of "ruling the waves."
Thus a trade war was inaugurated, bloodless at first, between the great vested interests of Ashkenazic-Jewish Germany and the great vested interests of Sephardic-ruled Britain. The two mighty divisions of World Jewry were slashing and hacking at each other but letting the "German" and "English" people each think that the other as nationals were out to "do" them.
Now get this, little male children of the American Legion, and let it sink in, for this is the reason that you went overseas to fight in a war – Ashkenazic-Germany's only entrance into the Atlantic Ocean was through the English Channel. Passage of German ships through the Channel was possible only by the consent of Sephardic-Jewish England. This being clear enough, England and Germany (Gentile) began to build battleships to unheard-of proportions. But it was soon discovered that battleships wouldn't secure to Ashkenazic-Jewish Germany the freedom of the seas which the Rothschild interests wanted, or the free and unmolested movement of international trade. Therefore, the Ashkenazic Jews of Rothschild-dominated Germany conceived the idea of building a railroad.
It was to become called in time the Berlin-Bagdad Railroad! It was to lead from Berlin down into Austria-Hungary, through the Balkans and into Turkey – ending in Bagdad, in Asia.
Over this railroad, Ashkenazic-Jewish Germany could reach the larger portion of the world's population and transact most of the international commerce of the world without interference from the Sephardic Jews of Britain.
That is to say, whoever would have control of the Berlin-Bagdad Railroad would have control of the greatest bulk of the international commerce of the world. But the control and successful operation of the Berlin-Bagdad Railroad necessitated the control of the territories through which it passed.
Therefore the plan of "Mitteleuropa" was conceived!
Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Balkans, and Turkey, were to be controlled by the owners of the Berlin-Bagdad Railroad – that is, the Ashkenazic Rothschilds.
The "Pan-German Movement," the shibboleth of "Deutschland Uber Alles," and all those other idiotic utterances which the Jews love so dearly to put into the mouths of Gentiles, were slogans for this plan. The "integrity" of the Austria-Hungarian monarchy was indispensable, therefore Hungary was forced under the despotic control of the Austrian Crown.
While the plan of the Berlin-Bagdad Railroad was being promoted, however, another movement got under way. It came from Russia. On paper it was called the "Pan Slavic Movement."
Russia, a big and rich country, had no ice-free outlet to the high seas. The Baltic is frozen during the greater part of the year. The Black Sea is an inland waterway and its only outlet to the Mediterranean Sea is at Constantinople. To secure this outlet, Russia would have to control the Dardanelles and a part of the Balkans.
In 1877, Russia had made an effort to obtain control of this outlet, and declared war upon Turkey under the still popular pretext that "the Turks had mistreated the Christians" in the Balkans. Turkey was thrashed, the "Christians" were forgotten, but Constantinople was seized by Russia.
Now mark this –
A growing feud was arising between the Jews of the world, particularly the Ashkenazic Jews, and the Throne of the Romanoffs. Russia as an empire was so vast, her resources so tremendous, and her government so absolute, that the Jews couldn't get their talons into her flesh as they had into Germany's or England's. The Czar's government rarely had to borrow money from Continental Jewish pawnbrokers – whom Father Coughlin designates so courteously as "the international bankers" – or if it did, it never met with much embarrassment paying such loans back. Furthermore, because the Czar's military commanders found that wherever Jews were domiciled near army cantonments they invariably sold military secrets to Russia's enemies, and still further, because Jewish loan sharks were foreclosing mortgages on vast areas of the land of ignorant peasants, the Czar's government had issued some particularly strong edicts against the Jews, which made that race view the Romanoffs with deadly hatred.
They were out to "get" the Romanoffs, and in the end they succeeded – the Lenin-Stalin government of Bolshevia being the achievement. We'll come to that later.
The Romanoffs were by no means fools, and they kept accurate track of what these international mischief-makers proposed to do in the matter of splitting Europe from Berlin to Bagdad with a railroad. The Czar's government saw immediately that if the Rothschilds got their railroad down to Bagdad, they would have the first clutch at Russia by shutting off her world commerce and commence to make her pay through the nose.
To go back to 1877, however, when Russia thrashed Turkey and got control of the Dardanelles, the Ashkeniazic Jews of the central European countries were furious. So for once they made common cause with the Sephardim of England – the Sephardic Jew, Disraeli, being English Prime Minister at the time – and presented to the British Gentiles that Russia in control of the Dardanelles was a menace to Britannia's ruling the waves. Therefore it wasn't difficult to get the British to step into the Turkish situation and force the Czar to relinquish.
Take note that even back there in those days, the common soldiers – fellows like ourselves – who had fought and bled and died that Russia might shellac Turkey, made their "sacrifices" all in vain when the Jews of the world had a plan to work out to promote their own interests.
England blocked the scheme of Russia to get an ice-free outlet to the high seas, and this act caused Russia to become the sworn enemy of what appeared – on the surface to be Germany, Austria, and England. Truly it caused Russia, or the monarchy of the Romanoffs, to become the sworn enemies of the Jews who controlled Germany, Austria, and England – Ashkenazim and Sephardim alike.
Right there, in that situation, lay the "makin's" of the war that all the weak-kneed diplomatists and statesmen of the world have been charging up to the militarists and German monarchists. Right there, in that situation, lay the "makin's" of the conflict that you and I – in utter ignorance of all this internal Jewish skulduggery – were persuaded to go overseas and fight under the slogan that we were going "to make the world safe for Democracy."