World Significance of the Russian Revolution - G. Pitt Rivers

This short pamphlet was published in 1920 while the devastating Civil War between the 'White' and 'Red' armies still raged in Russia. It exposes the fact that both Bolshevik and Menshevik factions were supported by western governments and banking establishments, both were led by Jewish revolutionaries, and neither represented the Russian people. The author rages against misrepresentations in the press and the cruelty of attempting to force a criminal 'republic' on the unwilling Russian people.

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The World Significance of the Russian Revolution

By George Pitt-Rivers
By Dr. Oscar Levy.

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"The hours should be instructed by the ages, and the ages explained by the hours." — EMERSON.

"The surest way to prevent Seditions is to take away the Matter of them. For if there be Fuel prepared, it is hard to tell, whence the Sparky shall come, that shall set it on Fire." — BACON.

Every time I have heard rebel and foaming devils speak, I have found them bitter and shallow liars.

Ye understand how to roar and obscure with ashes! Ye are the best braggarts and the most gifted in the art of making dregs boil. — NIETZSCHE.

Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood, enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree? — ISAIAH, LVII. 4.

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E-book Editor's Note

This is a digitized version of "World Significance of the Russian Revolution", first published in 1920, with an extended Preface by the Jewish author, Dr. Oscar Levy. It was published during the Civil War between the Bolshevists and the "White" forces in Russia, and criticized the "unprincipled" British policy of nominally opposing Bolshevisim, while refusing to support the Tsarist opposition to Bolshevisim. Instead of backing forces that sought to restore a Christian monarchy to Russia after WWI, both Britain and the United States lent support only to the liberal-republican "Menshevik" faction, that had been overthrown by the Bolsheviks. In other words, the allies were supportive of the orginal socialist Revolution in Russia, and approved of a nominal 'Russian Republic', but believed the communist Bolsheviks had taken matters too far.

The western allies' policy, which purported to favor a "centrist" Republican government in Russia proved to be disastrous and directly contributed to the victory of the Bolsheviks. The great majority of the peasant population in Russia desired the restoration of a Christian monarchy and opposed all Repubican governments. They saw little difference between the Menshevik and Bolshevik factions, and in fact, from the peasant's point of view, their policies were almost indistinguishable. There was also much overlap between the two parties in terms of personnel: Trotsky and many others were Mensheviks until immediately before the October Revolution. Both political parties were secular, corrupt, opposed to Russian traditions and culture, and were primarily supported by Jews and international financial interests rather than native Russians.

Furthermore, as Pitt Rivers pointed out in his "inflammatory" pamphlet, both Menshvik and Bolshevik revolutionary factions in Russia were dominated by Jews, and were despised by most native Russians. The truth was that the mass of the Russian peasantry was strongly anti-semetic and hostile to secular liberalism, as well as communism, so a Republican government could only be imposed by force by foreign elements. The reasons for the strong antagonism between native Russian and Jewish interests were long-standing and complicated, and Pitt Rivers dealt with the issue forthrightly in several chapters of his pamphlet. For this he was branded an "anti-Semite" (and later a "Nazi Sympathizer"). And the preface to the pamphlet, authored by the German-Jewish physician, Dr. Oscar Levy, caused such an uproar that Levy was deported from Britain in spite of his twenty-five year residency there.

The warning Pitt Rivers set forth regarding the dangers and inhumanity of Bolshevism, and the futility of British half-measures went unheaded. His pamphlet was decried as being anti-semitic and alarmist, and suppressed. Meanwhile, pro-Soviet propaganda continued to circulate in both Britain and the United Status, whose governments adhered largely to a "hand's off" policy, and did nothing to provide material or moral support for the Tsarist government, favored by the vast majority of the Russian population. In the English-speaking media, reports of Bolshevik atrocities continued to be attributed to "over-zealous" communist patriots, and counter-revolutionary agitators when in fact they were political mass murders explicitly ordered by the one of the most vicious, homicidal and tyrannical governments every to rule over humanity.

The Prefactory Letter by Oscar Levy was included as the Preface to Pitt River's pamphlet, and caused an uproar because of Levy's criticism of Jewish influence in communist and socialist movements, and his insistance that 'anti-semitism', is often understandable resistance to Jewish inspired revolutions and interference in European affairs. His controversial preface, however, was written after reviewing Pitt River's original essay, and is a response rather than a forward, so we have included it as an appendix rather than a preface.