Freemasonry and Judaism - Leon de Poncins

Jewish Influence — Money and Finance

Jewish Influence in the World

Throughout the world and in all parts Jewish activity is exercised consciously or unconsciously in a revolutionary direction destructive of Christian civilization. The two poles of the Jewish people — at the bottom the socialist and Bolshevist revolutionaries, at the top the High Finance — are working in the same direction.

Consciously or unconsciously, I have said, there is indeed a radical difference between the two conceptions of existence, the Jewish conception, which believes in the immense value of earthly life (the Kingdom of God upon earth), and which thrusts from it the hope of a future life, and the Christian conception which is based on the inverse. Whether one admits or whether one denies the idea of a world wide Jewish conspiracy, the fact remains nevertheless that since 1780 the Jewish idea is gaining the upper hand over the Christian idea which had hitherto prevailed, and the general materialism which proceeds from it logically brings the atheism, the socialism and the universal anarchy from which we are suffering.

The Jewish question is then before everything a question of safe-guarding our civilisation and our culture, a question of changing the face of the world.

"Without us Aryans being conscious of it, the idealism pertaining to our race, that idealism which was so zealous through out the ages for all that is beautiful, all that is noble, for sincerity, loyalty, right, duty, trust, all this is being irresistably impelled by the seductive conception of Jewry towards a cynical and unscrupulous materialism, which finds its political expression in the Judeo-Masonic universal atheist republic."

The propagation of the Jewish idea is then destructive for us; and for spreading its ideas and putting them into practice, Judaism has, as its chief forces, gold and the press.

Thanks to them it directs or interferes with everything which acts on public opinion and everything which has a revolutionary influence in the world: Free Masonry Socialism, Communism, Theosophy, the Theatre, the Cinema, News Agencies, Wireless, Education, etc. It has an effective influence on most governments, either indirectly through Free Masonry, or directly by selected Jewish nationals who surround and direct the leaders of the State and influential politicians, as we have seen it in a preponderant fashion at the Peace Conference.

The following are a few precisions on these various points.

Jews and Economic Life

Jewish commercial and financial genius is too well known for it to be necessary to speak of it here.

Jews have been the inventors of modern business methods; at present they are the kings of finance. All the countries in which their influence is dominating enjoy the benefit of an intense economic activity, but what is the cost of such material advantage! No one has the right to blame their economic success; but one can examine the means which they employ to achieve it, and above all the use which they make of their financial power.

Gold is an instrument of power which can serve for good or evil. Up to the present, they have applied it in a way useful for the Jewish race, but harmful for all others. There is the whole question.

Their economic influence is bad for us Occidental Christians in three ways:

  • By the spread in the world of the Jewish mentality for gold.
  • By the manner in which they acquire this gold.
  • By the use which they make of it.

Werner Sombart, in Les juifs el la vie economique, discusses the religious basis for the Jewish mentality for gold:

"The principal characteristic of the Jewish religion consists in its being alien to the Hereafter, a religion, as it were, solely and essentially worldly.

"Man can only experience good or evil in this world; if God wishes to punish or reward he can only do so during the life of man. It is therefore here below that the just must prosper and the impious suffer. "

Thus the Jewish religion exalts riches as the supreme blessing, and money is for the Jew the aim of life.

"It is useless to insist upon the differences which proceed from this opposition between the two different views in the respective attitudes of the pious Jew and the pious Christian regarding the acquisition of wealth. While the pious Christian, who had been guilty of usury, was tormented on his deathbed by the tortures of repentance and was ready to give up all that he owned, for the possessions unjustly acquired were scorching his soul, the pious Jew, also at the end of his days looked with affection upon his coffers and chests filled to the top with the accumulated sequins taken during his long life from poor Christians and even from poor Moslems; a sight which could cause his pious heart to rejoice, for every penny of interest enclosed therein was like a sacrifice offered to his God."

To-day, this mentality for gold has spread throughout the world. It has produced a general materialism and a harshness which is in part responsible for the class hatred which is one of the great destructive elements of our time. It is the rule of the machine and commercialism, brutal and purely material, without any moral counterpoise to diminish the harm which it causes.

[Footnote: "It appears worth noting that it was an English Jew banker, the well known economist David Ricardo, himself the son of a Dutch Jew banker who emigrated to London at the end of the 18th century, who is the inventor and the theorist of a purely economic conception of the world which rules nearly everywhere to-day. The contemporary political commercialism — business above everything, business considered as the supreme aim of human effort comes directly from Ricardo." G. Batault, Le probleme juif, p. 40.]

The root cause of the evil is then the disappearance of all spiritual ideals.

Dostoyevsky had already declared this as far back as 1873 in this prophetic passage from Diary of a Writer, 1873-76:

"Their kingdom is at hand, their perfect kingdom. The triumph of those ideas is approaching in the presence of which the sentiments of humanity are mute, the thirst for truth, the Christian and national feelings and even the common pride of the peoples of Europe.

"That which is coming, on the contrary, is materialism, the blind and grasping appetite for personal material well-being, the thirst for the accumulation of money by any means; that is all which is regarded as a higher aim, such as reason, such as liberty, instead of the Christian ideal of salvation by the sole means of the close moral and brotherly union between men.

"People will laugh at this, and say that it does not in the least proceed from the Jews . . . Was the late James de Rothschild of Paris a bad man? We are speaking about Judaism and the Jewish idea which has monopolized the whole world, instead of defective Christianity.

"A thing will come about which nobody can yet even imagine. All this parliamentarism, these theories regarding the community which are believed in to-day, these accumulations of wealth, the banks, science, all that will collapse in the winking of an eye and without leaving a trace behind, except the Jews however, who will know then what they have to do, so that even this will be for their gain. All this is near, close by . . .

"Yes, Europe is on the eve of collapse, a universal, terrible and general collapse . . .

"To me Bismarck, Beaconsfield the French Republic, Gambetta and others, are all only appearances. Their master, who is the same for everyone else and for the whole of Europe, is the Jew and his bank.

"We shall still see the day when he shall pronounce his veto and Bismark will be unexpectedly swept away like a piece of straw.

"Judaism and the banks now reign over all, as much over Europe as over education, the whole of civilization and socialism, especially over socialism, for with its help Judaism will root out Christianity and destroy Christian culture.

"And if nothing but anarchy results the Jew will be found, directing all; for although preaching socialism he will remain nevertheless in his capacity of Jew along with the brothers of his race, outside socialism, and when all the substance of Europe has been pillaged only the Jewish bank will subsist."

Capitalism then is not only an economic problem, it is a question of a spiritual problem before everything, of a problem of the European soul.

To conclude, the Jewish mentality for gold has invaded us, and this mentality is already in itself bad for us. But Jewish influence is also dangerous for us in two other ways: The manner in which they acquire gold and the use that they make of it.

The Jews have always been reproached for being parasites, with never procuring their wealth by production but by the exploitation of the production of others. It is one of themselves who has said: "Wars and revolutions are the harvests of the Jew."

This is not a recent discovery. Here is what is said on this subject in the official report of Baron Malouet to M. de Sartinne on the demands of the Portuguese Jews in 1776.

"No traveler has seen a plot of ground ploughed by Jews, a manufacture created or supplied by them. In every place into which they have penetrated they are exclusively given up to the trades of brokers, dealers in second hand goods and usurers, and the richest amongst them then become merchants, chandlers and bankers.

"The King of Prussia wished to establish them in his states and make them citizens; he has been obliged to give up his idea because he has seen he would only be multiplying the class of retailers and usurers.

"Several Princes of Germany and barons of the Empire have summoned them to their states, thinking to gain from them great advantages for their commerce; but the stock-jobbing of the Jews and their usury soon brought into their hands the greater part of the current coin in these small countries which they impoverished in the long run."

This is what Werner Sombart, in Les Juifs et la vie economique, says to us:

"It is really time to give up once and for all the legend according to which the Jews were obliged during the European middle ages, and above all 'since the Crusades', to devote themselves to usury because all other professions were closed to them. The 2000 year old history of Jewish usury previous to the Middle ages suffices to indicate the falseness of this historic conclusion. But even in that which concerns the Middle ages and modern times the statements of official historiography are far from agreeing with the reality of the facts. It is not true that all careers in general were closed to Jews during the middle ages and modern times, but they preferred to apply themselves to the lending of money on security. This is what Bucher has proved for the town of Frankfort-on-the-Maine, and it is easy to prove it for many other towns and other countries. Here is irrefutable proof of the natural tendencies of the Jews for the trade of money-lenders; in the Middle ages and later we particularly see governments striving to direct the Jews towards other careers without succeeding."

To-day the operations have become extended; instead of lending to private individuals they lend to governments and to states, but the principle has remained the same. The Jews are international financiers and not producers, for the producer is a conservative and the other is not.

Finally the Jews have a bad influence for us by the use which they make of gold.

The financial help offered by them to the Russian Revolution is a well known fact. Reviewing a recent book, The Russian Revolution, by Mr. Lancelot Lawton in the 7 April number of the Patriot wrote:

"Mr. Lawton, in one remark, throws a sidelight on the moving forces behind the revolution, which might suggest to him further investigation as to origin of what has become a world movement. That movement cannot any longer be shrouded by superficial talk of the severity of the Russian regime, which the favorite excuse among our Socialists for the atrocious action of the Bolsheviks, who did not come into power till six months after Tsardom was ended:

"'I wish to emphasize the paramount role which the power of money played in bringing about the Revolution. And here it may not be out of place to mention that well documented works have recently been published in France proving that neither Robespierre nor Danton were isolated figures upon the revolutionary stage, but that both were puppets of financial backers.'"

Again on page 42 he says:

"When the first revolution broke out Lenin was in Zurich, where he was financially helped by an old Swiss merchant, who later went to Russia to live as a permanent guest of the Revolution, and some time afterwards disappeared. If Lenin had not obeyed the orders of his pay-masters how long would he have remained in the land of the living?"

International financiers are not all Jews and they are not necessarily all vampires. Some of them, — and the Jews are far from being behind in this respect, — are celebrated for their charity. Money loses in their hands its usual significance and becomes a force, an instrument of power and sometimes of domination; such is the case for Jewish high finance.

On the one hand, Jewish high finance is very powerful: on the other hand it is linked up throughout the world and serves Jewish interests to the detriment of others. Its strength is in its organization and internationalism.

It is not the individual success of the Jewish banks which is in dispute. They have as much right to it as we and no one contests it; but here we have to do with an international system of banks which are neither English, nor German, nor French, but Jewish and all connected with each other. It is neither the importance nor wealth of single banks, but the importance and wealth of the whole which makes the strength of the system.

Walter Rathenau in a communicative mood once said:

"Three hundred men, who all know each other direct the economic destinies of the Continent and they look for successors among their friends and relations. This is not the place to examine the strange causes of this strange state of affairs which throws a ray of light on the obscurity of our social future."

It is certain that such an organisation constitutes a powerful force, capable of being used for good or for evil. Up to the present it has been employed for the good of the Jewish race to the detriment of the others.

These forces do not seek publicity, they are generally content to manage affairs from a distance by means of their banks or of their delegates and the world does not know them. At the necessary moment they appear suddenly and then as quickly recede into the background. A recent illustration of this fact happened during the Peace Conference at Versailles where the preponderance of Jewish influences was one of the facts which impressed observers most and which Dr. E. J. Dillon has thus expressed:

"It may seem amazing to some readers, but it is not the less a fact that a considerable number of delegates believed that the real influences behind the Anglo-Saxon people were Semitic . . . The formula into which this policy was thrown by the members of the conference, whose countries it affected, and who regarded it as fatal to the peace of Eastern Europe ends thus: Henceforth the world will be governed by the Anglo-Saxon peoples, who, in turn, are swayed by their Jewish elements." .

At present then Jewish high finance is all powerful and serves Jewish interests exclusively. It would moreover be perfectly just to maintain that this is its right, only it is equally our right to oppose this foreign domination. For gold is only one of the weapons of Israel, a weapon of incalculable power, and to it alone yields that other force which the Chosen People knows so well how to handle: the Press.

Let us now examine Jewish influence in the Press.