Freemasonry and Judaism - Leon de Poncins

The Jews and Bolshevism

An enormous amount of labour has everywhere been expended in attempting to minimize the part played by Jews in Bolshevism; unfortunately the facts are there. There is no lack, moreover, of Jewish assertions on the subject; that these are not generally destined to come to public notice takes away nothing from their value; on the contrary.

Here are some: the Jewish World of the 10/1/29 wrote:

"This reminds me of what Mentor writing in the Jewish Chronicle in the time of the Russian Revolution said on the same subject: — Indeed, in effect, it was the same as what Mr. Cox now says.

"After showing that Bolshevism by reason of the ruthless tyranny of its adherents was a serious menace to civilization Mentor observed:

"'Yet none the less, in essence it is the revolt of peoples against the social state, against the evil, the iniquities that were crowned by the cataclysm of the war under which the world groaned for four years.' And he continued: 'There is much in the fact of Bolschevism itself, in the fact that so many Jews are Bolshevists, in the fact that the ideals of Bolshevism at many points are consonant with the finest ideals of Judaism, some of which went to form the basis of the last teachings of the founder of Christianity — these are things which the thoughtful Jew will examine carefully.'"

The Jewish Chronicle in 1920 published a manifesto by Israel Zangwill, an important Jewish writer, in which he exalts the glories of the race which has produced a Beaconsfield, a Reading, a Montagu, a Kurt Eisner, a Trotsky. Mr. Zangwill in his immense Semitic enthusiasm has brought together in the same category the Jews of the English Government, the Jews of Hungary and the Bolshevist Jews. What is the difference? All are Jews and all are equally an honour and a benefit to their race.

Rabbi J. L. Magnes, speaking in New York in 1919, pronounced these words:

"When the Jew applies his thought, his whole soul to the cause of the workers and the despoiled, of the disinherited of this world, his fundamental quality is that he goes to the root of things. In Germany he becomes a Marx and a Lasalle, a Haas and an Edward Bernstein; in Austria Victor Adler, Friedrich Adler; in Russia, Trotsky. Compare for an instant the present situation in Germany and Russia: the revolution there has liberated creative forces, and admire the quantity of Jews who were there ready for active and immediate service. Revolutionaries, Socialists, Mensheviks, Bolsheviks, Majority or Minority Socialists, whatever name one assigns to them, all are Jews and one finds them as the chiefs or the workers in all revolutionary parties."

M. Cohen, in the Communist of Kharkoff of April 1919 has said:

"One can say without exaggeration that the great Russian social revolution has been made by the hand of the Jews. Would the sombre, oppressed masses of Russian workmen and peasants have been capable by themselves of throwing off the yoke of the bourgeoisie. No, it was especially the Jews who have led the Russian proletariat to the Dawn of the International and who have not only guided but still guide today the cause of the Soviets which they have preserved in their hands.

"We can sleep in peace so long as the commander-in-chief of the Red Army is Comrade Trotsky. It is true that there are no Jews in the Red Army serving as private soldiers, but the committees and Soviet organizations are Jewish. Jews bravely lead to victory the masses of the Russian proletariat.

"It is not without reason that in the elections for all the Soviet institutions Jews are in a victorious and crushing majority . . .

"The Jewish symbol which for centuries has struggled against capitalism (Christian) has become that also of the Russian proletariat. One may see it in the adoption of the red five-pointed star which has been for long, as one knows, the symbol of Zionism and Judaism. Behind this emblem marches victory, the death of parasites and of the bourgeoisie . . . "

Elsewhere an English White Book has published the following passage (no. 6. Sir M. Findlay to Mr. Balfour, Christiania, 17 September, 1918).

"I consider that the immediate suppression of Bolshevism is the greatest issue now before the world, not even excluding the war which is still raging, and, unless as above stated, Bolshevism is nipped in the bud immediately, it is bound to spread in one form or another over Europe and the whole world as it is organized and worked by Jews who have no nationality, and whose one object is to destroy for their own ends the existing order of things. The only manner in which this danger could be averted would be collective action on the part of all powers."

[Note: This passage has been suppressed in the abridged edition of Parliamentary Paper Russia, no. 1919. The above quotation is from the Netherlands minister in Russia and was transmitted to Lord Balfour by Sir M. Findlay.]

Following upon those affirmative texts let us add some facts:

The complete list of the higher soviet officials has been published in detail, notably by the association: Unity of Russia 121 East 7th Street New York 1920.

"The question 'who governs Russia?' receives a categorical reply in the simple enumeration of the responsible officials of the irresponsible Soviet government. The data contained in this pamphlet have been carefully taken from the Bolshevist official organs such as Isvestia Golos Trouda, the Red Gazette, and others . . . The fundamental fact is incontestable: the Soviet bureaucracy is almost entirely in the hands of Jews and Jewesses, whilst the number of Russians who participate in the Government of the Soviets is ridiculously small. It is impossible to evade this fact, which stands as a solemn warning to countries and states which claim to be Christian and which believe in national modes of existence, in contradiction with the unlimited internationalism in which the Jewish nation is the dominant power."

This list is too long to give in full: the following is a summary:

Bolshevist Government Ministry MembersJews%
Council of Peoples Commissaries 22 17 77.2
Commissariat of War 43 33 76.7
Commissariat of Foreign Affairs 16 13 81.2
Finance 30 24 80.0
Justice 21 20 90.0
Public Instruction 53 42 70.2
Social Assistance 6 6 100.0
Labour 8 7 87.5
Bolshevist Red Cross 8 8 100.0
Provincial Commissaries 23 21 91.0
Journalists 41 41 100

Here on the other hand is the list of the high Commissaries of the People (1919).

Alias Real Name Nat.
Lenin Ulynov Jew
Trotsky Bronstein Jew
Stekloff Nachemress Jew
Martoff Zederbaum Jew
Goussief Prapkine Jew
Kameneff Rosenfeld Jew
Soukhanoff Ghimmer Jew
Lagesky Krachmann Jew
Bogdanoff Silberstein Jew
Goreff Goldman Jew
Ouritsky Radomiselsky Jew
Voladarsky Kohen Jew
Sverdloff Sverdloff Jew
Kamkoff Katz Jew
Ganesky Eurstenberg Jew
Dann Gourevitch Jew
Meshkovsky Goldberg Jew
Parvus Gelphanat Jew
Rosanoff Goldenbach Jew
Martinoff Zimbar Jew
Tchernomorsky Tchernomordich Jew
Pialnitzky Levine Jew
Lointzeff Bleichmann Jew
Zvezditch Fonstein Jew
Radek Sobelson Jew
Litvinof-Wallak Finkelstein Jew
none Lunatcharsky Russian
none Kolontai Russian
none Peters Lett
Macklakowsky Rosenblum Jew
Lapinsky Levenson Jew
Vobroff Natanson Jew
Ostodoks Akselrode Jew
Gasine Gerfeldt Jew
Glasounoff Schulze Jew
Lebedieva Lismo Jew
none Joffe Jew
Kamensky Hoffman Jew
Naout Gunsbourg Jew
Lagorsky Krachmalnik Jew
Isgoeff Goldmann Jew
Valdimiroff Feldmann Jew
Bounakoff Foundaminsky Jew
Manouilsky Manouilsky Jew
Larine Lourie Jew
none Krassin Russian
Tchitcherin Tchitcherin Jew
Goukovsky Goukovsky Jew

In a total of 515 members the Bolshevist administration comprises.

447 Jews 30 Russians 34 Letts
22 Armenians 12 Germans 3 Finns
2 Poles 1 Georgian 1 Czech

These facts are known to everybody: but it is not known that Western Judaism has supported Bolshevism with solidarity. The funds necessary for the Russian revolution have been supplied by "international banks and financiers" — we know what this expression means. The following article by Samuel Gompers explains the situation sufficiently well:

"I am mindful of the newly adopted policy of the American Anglo-German Banking group, which perhaps constitutes the most dangerous element in the whole chain of pro-Bolshevist effort in America because it has its hands on the most power.

"The truth is that predatory international finance has its appetite up and believes it sees loot in Russia.

"I know of nothing more cynical than the attitude of European statesmen and financiers towards the Russian muddle. Essentially it is their purpose, as laid down at Genoa to place Russia in economic vassalage and give political recognition in exchange. American business is asked to join in that helpless, that miserable and contemptible business, the looting of that vast domain, and to facilitate its efforts, certain American bankers engaged in mortgaging the world are willing to sow among their own people the fiendish, anti-democratic propaganda of Bolshevism, subsidizing, buying, intimidating, cajoling. There are splendid and notable exceptions but the great powers of the American-Anglo-German financing combinations have set their faces towards the prize displayed by a people on their knees. Most important is the espousal of the Bolshevist cause by the group of American-Anglo-German bankers who like to call themselves international financiers to dignify and conceal their true function and limitation. Specifically the most important banker in this group and speaking for this group, born in Germany as it happens, has issued orders to his friends and associates that all must now work for Soviet recognition."

Mr. Gompers says further:

"International finance is also accurately represented in the hopes placed in and the moral backing given to the British Labour Party and the Revolutionary international socialism of which it is a member. The 100 percent socialism of that party in Home Affairs seems unimportant in view of the international program ideal from the point of view of these cosmopolitan bankers."

The names several times quoted are not those of individuals only working on their own behalf and for whom Jewry would not be held responsible.

Mr. Pitt Rivers in his book "The World Significance of the Russian Revolution" is definite on this subject, he says:

"It is not unnaturally claimed by Western Jews that Russian Jewry, as a whole, is most bitterly opposed to Bolshevism. Now although there is a great measure of truth in this claim, since the prominent Bolsheviks, who are preponderantly Jewish, do not belong to the orthodox Jewish Church, it is yet possible, without laying one self open to the charge of anti-semitism, to point to the obvious fact that Jewry, as a whole, has, consciously or unconsciously, worked for and promoted an international economic, material despotism which, with Puritanism as an ally, has tended in an ever-increasing degree to crush national and spiritual values out of existence and substitute the ugly and deadening machinery of finance and factory.

"It is also a fact that Jewry, as a whole, strove with every nerve to secure and heartily approved of the overthrow of the Russian monarchy, which they regarded as the most formidable obstacle in the path of their ambitious and business pursuits. All this may be admitted, as well as the plea that, individually or collectively, most Jews may heartily detest the Bolshevik regime, yet it is still true that the whole weight of Jewry was in the revolutionary scales against the Czar's government. It is true their apostate brethren, who are now riding in the seat of power, may have exceeded their orders; that is disconcerting, but it does not alter the fact. It may he that the Jews, often the victims of their own idealism, have, always been instrumental in bringing about the events they most, heartily disapprove of; that perhaps is the curse, of the Wandering Jew."

A number of their writers such as Bernard Lazare, Alfred Nossig, Kadmi Kohen, have described this agreement between the two poles of Judaism, international Jewish capitalism and communism.

We find ourselves therefore face to face with this enigma: how to explain that the Jews in general and great Jewish financiers in particular, spread and support everywhere the socialism and bolshevism which are destructive of that capital which is one of their most powerful forces.

The reply is: understandable or not, it is a fact. It is very evident that they act thus in their own interest and our naivety probably makes them smile.

Here is what M. Georges Batault in Le Probleme Juif says on this subject:

"The mode of government which is the most propitious for the full development of the class war is the demagogic regime which is equally favorable to the two fold intrigues of Finance and Revolution. When this struggle is let loose in a violent form, the leaders of the masses are kings, but money is a God: The demagogues are the masters of the passions of the mob, but the financiers are the masters of the demagogues, and if is in the last resort the widely spread riches of the country, rural property, real estate, which, for as long as they last, must pay for the movement.

"When the demagogues prosper amongst the ruins of social and political order and overthrown traditions, gold is the only power which counts, it is the measure of everything: it can do everything and reigns without hindrance in opposition to all countries, to the detriment of the city, of the nation, or of the empire which are finally ruined.

"In doing this do not financiers work against themselves? it may be asked: in destroying the established order do not they destroy the source of all riches? This is perhaps true in the end; but whilst states which count their years by human generations, are obliged in order to insure their existence to conceive and conduct a far-sighted policy in view of a distant future, Finance which gets its living from what is present and tangible, always follows a short-sighted policy, in view of rapid results and success without troubling itself about the morrows of history."

It must never be forgotten that capitalists are of two kinds, proprietors, industrialists and others, generally Christians; and international financiers, principally, though not exclusively, Jews. While social disorder is fatal to the first it furnishes opportunities of profit to the second.

"From the strictly financial point of view, the most disastrous events of history, wars or revolutions, never produce catastrophes, the manipulators of money can make profit out of everything provided that they arc well-informed beforehand . . . It is certain that the Jews scattered over the whole surface of the globe are particularly well placed in this respect."

These, have moreover a personal motive for supporting socialism; one of them, Weininger, has explained for us why so many Jews are communists:

"Communism is not only a national belief but it implies the giving up of real property especially of landed property, and the Jews, being international, have never acquired the taste for real property. They prefer money, which is an instrument of power."

This is exactly what has happened in Russia. Property has there been suppressed for the benefit of the state that is to say, for the profit of the Jew since in fact, the state is Jewish, as it will always be in every socialist state, because of the inherent qualities of the Chosen People.

The so-called dictatorship of the proletariat is in reality the dictatorship of the Jews. They do not wish to destroy capital, but to be the only masters of it. Collectivism is then neither a popular movement, nor an end in itself, but a means of destruction.

The directors (except a few Jewish fanatics who judge the world with their brain and not with their soul) know better than anybody that the system cannot work: it has been tried several times in the best possible conditions and has rapidly and completely failed.

It can only function in the case of a religious community having abandoned all worldly interest or in that of nomads living by their flocks in large uninhabited areas. Far from being progress, it is a return to the most primitive form of organization. It is impossible that a modern nation given over to Bolshevism should not die of hunger. We have an example of this in Russia, which before the war was the granary of Europe, now devastated by periodical famines for as long as communism has been applied to its country side. What would conditions be in England or in Germany?

We are told that socialism is the revolt of the workers oppressed by capitalism: that it is the rising of those who have nothing against those who possess.

In this connection, let us remark, in passing, that all the money is rather on the side of those who [supposedly] have nothing. The anti-revolutionary organizations are indeed constantly hindered by lack of funds whilst this difficulty does not exist for the revolutionary socialist parties which have obviously at their disposal limitless resources.

Socialism is not more over a popular movement:

"The socialist intellectual may write of the homilies of nationalization, or the joy of working for the common good without hope of personal gain: the revolutionary working man sees nothing to attract him in all this. Question him on his ideas of social transformation, and he will generally express himself in favor of some method by which he will acquire something he has not got; he does not want to see the rich man's motor-car socialized by the state - he wants to drive about in it himself. The revolutionary working man is thus in reality not a socialist but an anarchist at heart. Nor in some cases is this unnatural. That the man who enjoys none of the good things of life should wish to snatch his share must at least appear comprehensible. What is not comprehensible is that he should wish to renounce all hope of ever possessing anything!"

Collectivism (socialism, Bolshevism) is then neither a popular movement nor an end in itself, but a means, an outstanding means of destruction.

The Czarist autocracy was the last material obstacle (there remains still a moral obstacle: Rome and religions in general) which barred the way to Jewish imperialism in its conquest of the world; we have considerable Jewish testimony on the subject.

"Russia was the only country in the world in which the directing class opposed an organized resistance to universal Judaism. At the head of the state was an autocrat beyond the reach of parliamentary pressure; the high officials were independent, rich, and so saturated with religious and political traditions that Jewish capital, with a few rare exceptions, had no influence on them. Jews were not admitted in the services of the state in judiciary functions or in the army. The directing class was independent of Jewish capital because it owned great riches in lands and forest. Russia possessed wheat in abundance and continually renewed her provision of gold from the mines of the Urals and Siberia. The metal supply of the state comprised four thousand million marks without including the accumulated riches of the Imperial family, of the monasteries and of private properties. In spite other relatively little developed industry, Russia was able to live self-supporting.

"All these economic conditions rendered it almost impossible for Russia to be made the slave of international Jewish capital by the means which had succeeded in Western Europe.

"If we add moreover that Russia was always the abode of the religious and conservative principles of the world, that, with the aid of her army she had crushed all serious revolutionary movements and that she did not permit any secret political societies on her territory, it will be understood, why world Jewry, was obliged to march to the attack of the Russian Empire."

Russia was an obstacle which Bolshevism has destroyed. In the Soviet Revolution, the anarchy of the beginning, the pillage, the seizure of lands, was the peculiarly Russian side. This anarchy rapidly gave place to Jewish organization. To-day the Russians have no longer the right to say anything in their own country. To begin with, the Slav anarchists have been promptly exterminated by the Jewish Bolshevists. The struggle of Bakunin against Karl Marx, of Anarchy against Communism, was the struggle of two opposite principles and two opposite races: Slavism against Judaism.

Thus one may agree with M. Lokotj, who, as he was a former Russian revolutionary condemned under Czarism, can hardly be accused of possessing a reactionary spirit:

"Bolshevism, this symbol of chaos and of the spirit of destruction, is above all an anti-Christian and anti-social conception.

"This present destructive tendency is clearly advantageous for only one national and religious entity: Judaism. The fact that Jews are the most active element in present-day revolutions as well as in revolutionary socialism, that they draw to themselves the power forced from the peoples of other nations by revolution, is a fact in itself, independent of the question of knowing if that comes from organized world-wide Judaism, from Jewish Free Masonry or by an elementary evolution brought about by Jewish national solidarity and the accumulation of capital in the hands of Jewish bankers.

"The contest is becoming more definite. The domination of revolutionary Judaism in Russia and the open support given to this Jewish Bolshevism by Judaism the world over finally clear up the situation, show the cards and put the question of the battle of Christianity against Judaism, of the National State against the International, that is to say, in reality, against Jewish world power."

It must not be ignored however that there is an ideology of socialism and that it has only triumphed in Russia thanks to the resolute fanaticism of its pioneers Lenin, Trotsky and others. ln order to understand Bolshevism clearly, we must not lose sight of the extraordinary medley which characterizes the Jewish mind: on the one hand Messianic fanatical idealism which intends to direct humanity by imposing upon it Jewish ideas, on the other hand a practical judgment, most prudent and most materialistic. To the first we owe international socialism to the second our present economic civilization in which gold is king. Fanaticism explains Bolshevism, the practical business sense explains why Jewish high finance has supported Bolshevism for racial interest; for the end in view: the domination of the world, is the same for both; socialism represents the spiritual side, high finance the material side.

The following lines written by a Hungarian lady during the Bolshevist rule well express the opinion of those who lived through these tragic hours. (Cecile de Tormay, Le livre proscrit)

"There is little resemblance between the mystical and undecided Slav, the violent but tradition-living Magyar, and the heavy deliberate German. And yet Bolshevism wove the same web over them all, by the same means and with the same tokens. The national temperament of the three races does not the least reveal itself in the terrible conceptions which have been accomplished, in complete agreement, by men of the same mentality in Moscow, Buda Pesth, and Munich.

"From the very beginning of the dissolution in Russia, Kerensky was on the spot, then came Trotsky, on watch, in the shadow of Lenin. When Hungary was fainting, weak from loss of blood, Kunfi, Jaszi and Pogany were waiting behind Karolyi, and behind them came Bela Kun and his Staff. And when Bavaria tottered Kurt Eisner was ready to produce the first act of the revolution. In the second act it was Max Lieven (Levy) who proclaimed the Dictatorship of the Proletariat at Munich, a further edition of Russian and Hungarian Bolshevism.

"So great are the specific differences between the three races that the mysterious similarity of these events cannot be due to any analogy between them, but only to the work of a fourth race living amongst the others but unmingled with them.

"Among modern nations with their short memories, the Jewish people is the last representative of ancient oriental civilization. As heir to the Biblical traditions it fervently invokes the hour in which will be realized the great calamities prophesied so many centuries ago. Whether despised or feared it remains an eternal stranger. It comes without invitation and remains even when driven out. It is scattered and yet coherent. It takes up its abode in the very body of the nations. It creates laws beyond and above the laws. It denies the idea of a homeland but it possesses its own homeland which it carries along with it and establishes wherever it goes. It denies the God of other peoples and everywhere rebuilds the temple. It complains of its isolation, and by mysterious channels it links together the parts of the infinite New Jerusalem which covers the whole universe. It has connections and ties everywhere, which explains how capital and the Press, concentrated in its hands, conserve the same designs in every country of the world, and the interests of the race which are identical in Ruthenian villages and in the City of New York; if it extols someone he is glorified all over the world, and if it wishes to ruin someone the work of destruction is carried out as if directed by a single hand.

"The orders come from the depths of mysterious darkness. That which the Jew jeers at and destroys among other peoples, it fanatically preserves in the bosom of Judaism. If it teaches revolt and anarchy to others, it in itself shows admirable obedience to its invisible guides.

"In the time of the Turkish revolution, a Jew said proudly to my father: "It is we who are making it, we, the Young Turks, the Jews". During the Portuguese revolution, I heard the Marquis de Vasconcellos, Portuguese ambassador at Rome, say, "The Jews and the Free Masons are directing the revolution in Lisbon." Today when the greater part of Europe is given up to the revolution, they are everywhere leading the movement, according to a single plan.

"How did they succeed in concealing this plan which embraced the whole world and which was not the work of a few months or even years? They used as a screen men of each country, blind, frivolous, venal, froward, or stupid, and who knew nothing. And thus they worked in security, these redoubtable organisers, these sons of an ancient race which knows how to keep a secret. And that is why none of them has betrayed the others."

But the Bolshevist revolution has a deeper meaning. We find in it the dominating idea of all the revolutions since 1789: the destruction of present day civilization: ("Webster, Secret Societies).

"The final goal of world revolution is not socialism, or even communism, it is not a change in the present economic system, it is not the destruction of civilisation in a material sense. The revolution desired by the leaders is moral and spiritual, it is an anarchy of ideas in which all the bases established nineteen centuries ago shall be overthrown, all the honoured traditions trodden under foot, and, above all, the Christian ideal finally obliterated."

It is a struggle between two different conceptions of the world: the Jewish conception, and the Christian conception. (J. and J. Tharaud, Causerie sur Israel).

"The inward thought of Moscow indeed appears to be that for twenty centuries while humanity has been following Christ, it has been on the wrong road. It is now high time to correct this error of direction by creating a new moral code, a new civilization, founded on quite different principles. And it appears that it is this idea which the communist leaders wished to symbolize when a few months ago they proposed to erect in Moscow a statue to Judas Iscariot, to Judas, this great honest misunderstood man, who hanged himself, not at all, as it is usually and foolishly believed, because of remorse for having sold his master, but because of despair, poor man, at the thought that humanity would pay for by innumerable misfortunes the wrong path which it was about to follow."

Here is a circular of the Communist party which illustrates this point.

"In our decrees, it is definitely proclaimed that religion is a question for the private individual; but whilst opportunists tended to see in these words the meaning that the state would adopt the policy of folded arms, the Marxian revolutionary recognises the duty of the state to lead a most resolute struggle against religion by means of ideological influences on the proletarian masses."

The struggle against God has been led with fierce determination and with blood-thirsty hate, the most degrading means have been employed in it, such as:

  • The systematic demoralization of young people through teaching, in the schools, the lowest sexual instincts;
  • The organized destruction of the family by the abolition of marriage and the socialization of women;
  • The massacre of the Russian clergy, the transformation of the Churches into dance-halls and cabarets;
  • The spiritual division of the Church by the creation of the Living Church; etc.

In this sombre tragedy, there are occasional comic interludes: In 1923, Trotsky, and Lunatcharsky presided over a meeting in Moscow organized by the propaganda section of the Communist party to judge God. Five thousand men of the Red Army were present. The accused was found guilty of various ignominious acts and having had the audacity to fail to appear, he was condemned in default.

Bolshevism is then the logical application in Russia of the revolutionary plan which we see developing in the world since 1789. It's essence is the same; we have only seen up to the present the destructive phase; this takes different forms according to countries and the circumstances. Bolshevism is the Russian form or to be exact, the form applied to Russia, for it is only Russian in so far as it is taking place in Russia and that they are Russians who suffer from it.

Now that we are beginning to see more clearly what has happened in that unfortunate country, the prophecy contained in the following extract seems all the more impressive. It is from a book by Copin-Albancelli published in 1909 "La conjuration juive contre les peuples". (The Jewish conspiracy against the people).

"There is in existence a plan of world organization about which much has been said for several years past, in favor of which determined propaganda has been made among the masses, and towards which our present rulers are causing us to slide gradually and unconsciously. We mean to say the socialist collectivist organization. It is that which is the most in harmony with the character, the aptitudes and the means of action of the Jewish race; it is that which bears the signature, the trademark of this new reigning people; it is that which it wishes to impose on the Christian world because it is only by this means that it can dominate the latter.

"Instead of wearing a military or political character, the dictatorship imposed by the Jewish race will be a financial industrial, commercial dictatorship. At least for a time, it will show itself as little as possible. The Jews have endowed the commercial, industrial, and financial world with the Joint-Stock Company, thanks to which they are able to hide, their immense riches. They will endow the entire Christian world with that which they have bestowed on France: the Joint Stock Company for the exploitation of nations called Republic, thanks to which they will be able to hide their kingship.

"We are moving then towards the Universal Republic because it is only thus that Jewish financial, industrial and commercial kingship can be established. But under its republican mask this kingship will be infinitely more despotic than any other. It will be exactly that which man has established over the animal.

"The Jewish race will maintain its hold upon us by our needs. It will rely on a strongly organized and carefully chosen police so generously paid that it will be ready to do anything just as the presidents of republics, who are given twelve hundred thousand francs and who are chosen especially for the purpose, are ready to put their signature on anything. Beyond the police, nothing but workmen on one side, and on the other engineers, directors, administrators. The workers will be all the non-Jews. The engineers, directors and administrators will on the contrary be Jews; we do not say the Jews and their friends; we say, the Jews; for the Jews then will have no more friends. And they will be a hundred times right, in such a situation, to rely only upon those who will be of the "Race".

"This may all seem impossible to us; and nevertheless it will come about in the most natural way in the world, because everything will have been prepared secretly, as the revolution was. In the most natural way in the world, we say, in this sense that there must always be engineers, directors and administrators so that the human flock may work and live and that, furthermore, the reorganization of the world which we shall have disorganized cannot, be operated save by those who will have previously gathered in wealth everywhere.

"By reason of this privileged situation, which we are allowing to become established for their benefit, the Jews alone will be in a position to direct everything. The peoples will put their hand to the wheel to bring about this state of things, they will collaborate in the destruction of all other power than that of the State as long as they are allowed to believe that the Slate, this Slate which possesses all, is themselves. They will not cease to work for their own servitude until the day when the Jews will say to them: "We beg your pardon! You have not understood. The State, this state which owns everything, is not you, it is us!" The people then will wish to resist. Bui it will he too late to prevent it because all moral forces having ceased to exist, all material forces will have been shattered by that same cause. Sheep do not resist the sheep-dog trained to drive them and possessing strong jaws. All that the working class could do would be to refuse to work. The Jews are not simpletons enough not to foresee that. They will have provisions for themselves and for their watch-dogs . They will allow famine to subdue resistance. If the need should arise they would have scruple in hurling on the people, mutinous but unarmed, their police made invincible because they will be provided with the most up-to-date weapons against powerless mobs. Have we not already a vision of the invincibility of organized forces against the crowd.

"France has known — and she has not forgotten the rule of the Masonic Terror. She will know, and the world will know with her the rule of the Jewish Terror.

Here are a few details of this Terror in Russia from S. P. Melgounov. La terreur rouge en Russie: — First of all the principles of it.

In the beginning the Red Terror was first of all intended to exterminate the Russian Intelligentsia.

"The extraordinary Commissions are not a medium of Justice, but of "extermination without mercy" according to the expression of the Central Communist Committee.

"The extraordinary Commission is not a "Commission of Inquiry", nor a Court of Justice, nor a Tribunal, it decides for itself its own powers. "It is a medium of combat which operates on the interior front of the Civil War. It does not judge the enemy but exterminates him. It does not pardon those who are on the other side of the barricade, it crushes them."

"It is not difficult to imagine how this extermination without mercy operates in reality when, instead of the "dead code of the laws", there reigns only revolutionary experience and conscience. Conscience is subjective and experience must give place to the pleasure and whims of the judges.

"'We are not making war against individuals in particular', writes Latsis [director of the terror in the Ukraine] in the Red Terror of November 1918. 'We are exterminating the bourgeoisie as a class. Do not look in the enquiry for documents and proofs of what the accused person has done in acts or words against the Soviet Authority. The first question which you must put to him is, to what class does he belong, what arc his origin, his education, his instruction, his profession'".

In fact Communism only maintains itself by a general Terror, and in the end the working and peasant classes have suffered as much as the others. Once launched on the way of massacres, extermination has been carried out at random in order to impose communist rule by general terror.

Bukharin, one of the Soviet leaders, who at least possesses the merit of frankness, has dared to write in a letter, La Revue universelle, 1928:

"Yes, certainly your Russia is dying.

"There no longer exists anywhere, if it has ever existed, a single class of the population for which life is harder than in our Soviet paradise . . . We make experiments on the living body of the people — devil take it — exactly like a first year student working on a corpse of a vagabond which he has procured in the anatomy operating-theatre. Read our two constitutions carefully; it is there frankly indicated that it is not the Soviet Union nor its parts which interest us, but the struggle against world capital and the universal revolution to which we have always sacrificed everything, to which we are sacrificing the country, to which we are sacrificing ourselves. (It is evident that the sacrifice does not extend to the Zinovieffs). . . . .

"Here, in our country, where we are absolute masters, we fear no one at all.

"The country worn out by wars, sickness, death and famine (it is a dangerous but splendid means), no longer dares to make the slightest protest, finding itself under the perpetual menace of the Cheka and the army . . .

"Often we are ourselves surprised by its patience which has become so well-known . . . there is not, one can be certain in the whole of Russia, a single household in which we have not killed in some manner or other the father, the mother, a brother, a daughter, a son, some near relative or friend. Very well then! Felix (Djerjinsky) nevertheless walks quietly about Moscow without any guard, even at night . . . When we remonstrate with him for these walks he contents himself with laughing disdainfully and saving: 'What! they would never dare psakrer', and he is right. They do not dare. What a strange country!"

Better than any dry statistics the following description by a witness will give an idea of the scale upon which these butcheries are made. When the Rohrberg, Commission of Enquiry entered Kief, after the taking of that town by the Volunteer Army in August 1919, it found the execution hall of the Cheka in the following state:

"All the cement floor of the great garage (the execution hall of the departmental Cheka of Kief) was flooded with blood. This blood was no longer flowing, it formed a layer of several inches: it was a horrible mixture of blood, brains, of pieces of skull, of lulls of hair and other human remains. All the walls riddled by thousands of bullets were bespattered with blood; pieces of brains and of scalps were sticking to them.

"A gutter twenty-five centimetres wide by twenty five centimetres deep and about ten metres long ran from the centre of the garage towards a subterranean drain. This gutter along its whole length was full to the top of blood . . . Usually as soon as the massacre had taken place the bodies were conveyed out of the town in motor lorries and buried beside the grave about which we have spoken; we found in a corner of the garden another grave which was older and contained about eighty bodies. Here we discovered on the bodies traces of cruelty and mutilations the most varied and unimaginable. Some bodies were disemboweled, others had limbs chopped off, some were literally hacked to pieces. Some had their eyes put out and the head, face, neck and trunk covered with deep wounds. Further on we found a corpse with a wedge driven into the chest. Some had no tongues. In a corner of the grave we discovered a certain quantity of arms and legs . . . "

We have no exact documents permitting us to estimate exactly the total number of victims, the figures given exceed imagination.

Professor Sarolea gives in the Scotsman 7th November 1923 the following (officially published) figures: 8 bishops, 1219 priests, 6000 professors and teachers, 9000 doctors, 54,000 officers, 260,000 soldiers, 70,000 policemen, 12,950 property owners, 535,250 members of the intellectual and liberal professions, 193,290 workmen, 618,000 peasants.

The commission of enquiry of Denikin on Bolshevist proceedings during the period 1918-1919, in an account of the Red Terror, computed 1,700,000 victims.

Elsewhere a theoretical computation has been made by Ev. Komnin in the Roui (3, VIII, 1923):

"During the winter of 1920 the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics comprised 52 governments with 52 Extraordinary Commissions (Cheka), 52 special sections and 52 revolutionary tribunals, Moreover numberless "Este-Chekas", Chekas for transport systems, Chekas for railways, tribunals for troops for internal security, flying tribunals sent for mass executions on the spot. To this list of torture chambers the special sections must be added, 16 army and divisional tribunals. In all a thousand chambers of torture must be reckoned, and if we take into consideration that there existed at this time cantonal Chekas, we must add even more.

"Since then the number of Soviet Governments has grown: Siberia, the Crimea, the Far East, have been conquered. The number of Chekas has grown in geometrical proportion.

"According to direct data (in 1920, when the Terror had not diminished and information on the subject had not been reduced) it was possible to arrive at a daily average figure for each tribunal: the curve of executions rises from one to fifty (the latter figure in the big centres) and up to one hundred in regions recently conquered by the Red Army. The crises of Terror were periodical, then they ceased, so that it is possible to establish the (modest) figure of five victims a day, which multiplied by the number of one thousand tribunals gives five thousand, and about a million and a half per annum.

However unbelievable these figure may appear, these three different sets of statistics are sufficiently in agreement and have certainly a strong foundation of truth.

The Red Terror became so widespread that it is impossible to give here all the details of the principal means employed by the Cheka [Now replaced by the GPU] to master resistance; one of the most important is that of hostages, taken among all social classes. These are held responsible for any anti-Bolshevist movements (revolts, the White Army, strikes, refusal of a village to give its harvest etc..) and are immediately executed. Thus, for the assassination of the Jew Ouritzky, member of the Extraordinary Commission of Petrograd, several thousands of them were put to death, and many of these unfortunate men and women suffered before death various tortures inflicted by cold-blooded cruelty in the prisons of the Cheka.

"Thus I have in front of me photographs taken at Kharkoff, in the presence of the Allied Missions, immediately after the Reds had abandoned the town; they consist of a series of ghastly reproductions such as: Bodies of three workmen taken as hostages from a factory which went on strike. One had his eyes burnt, his lips and nose cut off; the other two had their hands cut off.

"The bodies of hostages, S. Afaniasonk and P. Prokpovitch, small landed proprietors, who were scalped by their executioners; S. Afaniasouk shows numerous burns caused by a white hot sword blade.

"The body of M. Bobroff, a former officer, who had his tongue and one hand cut off and the skin torn off from his left leg.

"Human skin torn from the hands of several victims by means of a metallic comb. This sinister find was the result of a careful inspection of the cellar of the Extraordinary Commission of Kharkoff. The retired general Pontiafa, a hostage who had the skin of his right hand turn off and the genital parts mutilated.

"Mutilated bodies of women hostages: S. Ivanovna, owner of a drapery business, Mme. A. L. Carolshaja, wife of a colonel, Mme. Khlopova, a properly owner. They had their breasts slit and emptied and the genital parts burnt and having trace of coal.

"Bodies of four peasant hostages, Bondarenko, Pookhikle, Sevenelry, and Sidorfchouk, with atrociously mutilated faces, the genital parts having been operated upon by Chinese torturers in a manner unknown to European doctors in whose opinion the agony caused to the victims must have been dreadful.

"It is impossible to enumerate all the forms of savagery which the Red Terror took. A volume would not contain them.

"The Cheka of Kharkoff, for example, in which Saenko operated, had the specialty of scalping victims and taking off the skin of their hands as one takes off a glove . . . At Voronege the victims were shut up naked in a barrel studded with nails which was then rolled about. Their foreheads were branded with a red hot iron live pointed star. At Tsaritsin and at Kamishin their bones were sawed . . . At Kief the victim was shut up in a chest containing decomposing corpses; after firing shots above his head his torturers told him that he would be buried alive. The chest was buried and opened again half an hour later when the interrogation of the victim was proceeded with. The scene was repealed several times over. It is not surprising that many victims went mad."

Let us recall that on the 17th July 1918 at Ekaterinenburg, and on the order of the Cheka (order given by the Jew Sverdloff from Moscow) the commission of execution commanded by the Jew Yourowsky, assassinated by shooting or by bayoneting the Czar, Czarina, Czarevitch, the four Grand Duchesses, Dr. Botkin, the manservant, the woman servant, the cook and the dog.

The members of the imperial family in closest succession to the throne were assassinated in the following night. The Grand Dukes Mikhailovitch, Constantinovitch, Vladimir Palcy and the Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna were thrown down a well at Alapaievsk in Siberia. The Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovitch was assassinated at Perm with his suite.

Dostoyevsky was not right when he said:

"An odd fancy sometimes comes into my head: What would happen in Russia if instead of three million Jews which are there, there were three million Russians and eighty million Jews?

"What would have happened to these Russians among the Jews and how would they have been treated? Would they have been placed on an equal footing with them? Would they have permitted them to pray freely? Would they not have simply made them slaves, or even worse: would they not have simply flayed the skin from them? Would they not have massacred them until completely destroyed, as they did with other peoples of antiquity in the times of their olden history? . . ."

What is going to happen in Russia now? The present situation is as follows:

Bolshevism the agent of destruction has accomplished its mission: its very violence prevents it from lasting eternally. The time has come to proceed gradually to a durable form of government; in the nature of the French Republic, a most convenient form, for, cloaking the real masters, it would permit Jewry to establish itself definitely in Russia and to benefit fully from the victory obtained, thanks to Bolshevism, over the Russian people.

Unfortunately the Soviet leaders, probably exceeding orders, have gone too far, which has had for them the disadvantage of showing to some extent their cards, People have begun to see that the world revolution was partly artificial, the work of a conspiracy directed principally by the Jews.

Thus Communism is only maintained in Russia by the Terror. As soon as it is relaxed, pogroms appear.

In consequence, world Jewry and Masonic governments (such as that of France for example) pretend to blame Bolshevism by condemning its unpopular excesses, whilst in fact, they are supporting it and making it last until the means are found for it to evolve into a more lasting form.

If it were to fall at present, the reaction, would be such that it is doubtful whether Judeo-Masonry with all its power would be able to prevent the re-establishment of a national and religious Russia overuled by a monarchist leader with absolute power. It would be a catastrophe for Judeo-Masonry which will do the utmost to avoid it, for the world would then learn with dismay what Bolshevism really was.

The true authors of world revolution and their objects would for the first time appear in the light of day and it would be the end of democratic, socialist and other illusions. Russia, henceforth a forbidden land to Free masons, to Jews, and to International Revolutionaries, and able, thanks to its natural resources to be self-supporting without passing through the Caudine Forks of Jewish High Finance, would be the base upon which the counter-revolutionary elements of the world would lean. These, instead of fighting blindly against an invisible, subterranean enemy, would know whom to attack. It would be without doubt the beginning of a new general orientation of the world in order to deviate from the revolutionary slope down which it has been slipping since 1789.

Involuntarily one asks the question:

"How does the civilized world permit such a state of things to reign over the sixth part of the globe? If there was still a monarchy in Russia, it goes without saying that nobody would admit it. There would be thundering questions in the parliaments of the two hemispheres, fiery protests from all the leagues of the "Rights of Man", articles in the indignant newspapers, a rapid and unanimous understanding among all social classes and a whole series of national, economic, diplomatic and military measures for the destruction of this plague. But present-day democracy is much less troubled about it than about a cold of Macdonald or the broken nose of Carpentier.

"And although the occidental bourgeoisie knows perfectly well that the Soviet power is its irreconcilable enemy, with which no understanding is possible, that moreover, it would be useless since economically Russia is nothing more than a corpse, nevertheless the flirtation of this bourgeoisie with the Comintern lasts and threatens to become a long romance.

"To this question there is only one answer: as in western Europe, international Judaism [or its ally Freemasonry] holds in its hands political power as strongly as the Jewish Communists hold it in Russia, it does all that is humanly possible to retard the day when the latter will fall.