Freemasonry and Judaism - Leon de Poncins

Jewish Influence — the Press

The power of the Press is incalculable. The newspaper has become the great school for adults; it is almost their only source of information; public opinion is only the reflection of the newspapers.

In a well-informed study on the power of the Press Grossmacht Press, an Austrian writer, Eberle has said:

"An intelligent man, thoroughly familiar with the newspapers, can, after half an hour conversation, tell anyone what newspaper he reads . . . even high prelates of Rome, even Cardinals Amette and Mercier show themselves more influenced by the Press of their country than they themselves probably realize . . . often I have noticed that it is according to his newspaper that one judges the Papal Bull or the speech of the Prime Minister."

An English prelate has said: "If in England the Bible maintained one thing and the Times maintained another out of 510 persons 500 would be of the opinion of the Times."

The former minister Combes, promoter of the anti-religious struggle said: "Three quarters of the Catholics have been estranged from the Church by the Press." And Cardinal Mercier, during his tour in America, was able to say with truth that it was thanks to the Press, that the Entente had won the War.

One cannot exaggerate the influence of the newspaper which ceaselessly, day by day, and even at every hour of the day holds forth everywhere, in the family, in the club, in the street, in the train, in factories and in the fields, in towns and in the country.

Thus M. Nordau (a Jew) has gone so far as to affirm that far more than all other modern inventions, it is the Press which gives to our age its character and of which it is the greatest force. More than any one the Jews have understood the importance of the Press.

"What are you arguing about, said one of them, Baron Montefiore. So long as you do not have in your power the Press of the whole world, all that you do will be in vain."

Thus they have almost universally made themselves masters of it, for the Press is not and cannot be independent. A newspaper is, before everything, a commercial enterprise, and its primary concern is to live and to make as much money as possible.

A sincere independent newspaper, admitting that it could express its opinions freely, which is not at all certain if they were anti-revolutionary, would have to meet an annual deficit, the sale price of the paper hardly paying for more than the paper upon which it is printed.

Professor Lester T. Ward, in his book Pure Sociology has quoted the words pronounced by the journalist John Swinton during a banquet of the Press in New York:

"An independent Press does not exist in America except perhaps in small country towns; journalists know it and I know it; not one of them dares to express a sincere opinion; if they do so, they know beforehand that it will never be printed. I am paid 150 dollars in order that I should not put my ideas in the newspaper for which I write and that I should keep them to myself. Others are paid similar salaries for a similar service. If I succeeded in having my opinions published in a single issue of my newspaper, I should lose my post in twenty-four hours.

"The man who would be insane enough to give frank expression to his thoughts would soon find himself in the streets on the lookout for another occupation. It is the duty of New York journalists to lie, to threaten, to bow down to the feet of Mammon, and to sell their country and their race for their salary, that is to say, for their daily bread . . .

"We are the tools and the vassals of the rich who keep in the background; we are puppets; they pull the strings and we dance. Our time, our talent, our life, our abilities, all are the properly of these men. We are intellectual prostitutes."

It is natural under those conditions, that sincere men and men of talent should withdraw more and more from journalism.

A newspaper depends on the government, on news agencies, on commercial advertisements, and above all on the financial power of those who own and direct it.

No government could continue with absolute liberty of the Press. So governments exercise as strong an influence as possible by various means of which the principal are: financial corruption, favours, and the use of the Courts. The extreme limits of misleading propaganda were exceeded on both sides during the War.

"The corruption does not consist in the government exercising influence on the Press; such pressure is often necessary; but in the fact that, it is exercised secretly so that the public believes that it is reading a general opinion when in reality it is a minister who speaks; and the corruption of journalism does not consist in its serving the state, but in its patriotic convictions being in proportion to the amount of a subsidy.

From the point of view of news, a newspaper depends principally upon news agencies; these are vast organizations which centralize the news of the world and distribute it to the Press.

From the commercial point of view, a newspaper lives only by advertisements. This fact is too well-known to require further demonstration.

The situation is then the following:

"The great telegraphic agencies of the world which are everywhere the principal source of news for the Press (just as wholesale businesses supply the retailers), which spreads far and wide that which the world should know or should not know, and in the form which they wish, these agencies are either Jewish property or obey Jewish direction.

"The situation is the same for the smaller agencies which supply news to the newspapers of less importance, the great publicity agencies which receive commercial advertisements and which then insert them in the newspapers at the price of a large commission for themselves, are principally in the hands of the Jews; so are many provincial newspapers. Even when the Jewish voice is not heard directly in the Press, there comes into play the great indirect influences, Free Masonry, Finance, etc.

"In many places Jews content themselves with this hidden influence, just as in economic life they consider Joint Stock companies as the most profitable.

"The editors may quite well be Aryans, it is sufficient that in all important questions they should stand for Jewish interests, or at least that they should not oppose them. This is achieved nearly always by the pressure of advertisement agencies."

M. Eberle gives complete statistics of the World Press, country by country, from which it appears that in Germany, three quarters of the newspapers are Jewish, as well as the news agencies Wolf and the two other secondary agencies Hirsch and Press Telegraph.

The situation is almost the same in France. Already in 1894 Rochefort said. "Look at the Press! There is no longer a French Press, it is all in the hands of the Jews." On the whole, however, Masonic influence is more evident in it than Jewish influence. Mrs. Webster, speaking of the English Press, writes: "It would not be an exaggeration to say that there is hardly a newspaper in this country, with the exception of the Patriot, which dares to speak freely on questions touching Jewish interests."

The advertisement agencies which distribute advertisements to the papers are a powerful means of pressure; the Jews who withhold them being thus able to cut off supplies from any newspaper by withdrawing from it advertisement contracts. The story of the Jewish contest with Gordon Bennett, the proprietor of the New York Herald, is very suggestive in this respect.

Austria before the war offered us an example of the result of Jewish domination of the Press.

"The Jewish Press of Vienna sold everything, put everything at a price, artistic fame as well as success in business. No intellectual production, no work of art has been able to see the light of day and reach public notice, without passing by the crucible of the Jewish Press, without having to submit to its criticism or to pay for its approval. If an artist should wish to obtain the approbation of the public, he must of necessity bow before the all powerful Hebrew journalists. If a young actress, a musician, a singer of talent should wish to make her first appearance and to venture before a more or less numerous audience, she has in most cases not dared to do so, unless after paying tribute to the desires of Israel. Otherwise she would fear almost certain failure. It was despotic tyranny re-established, this time for the profit of the Jews and brutally exercised by them in all its plenitude."

"Such as it is revealed by its results, the Viennese Press dominated by Judaism, has been absolutely disastrous. It is a work of death which it has accomplished. Around it and outside it all is void. In all the classes of the population are the germs of hatred, the seeds, of discord and of jealousy, dissolution and decomposition.

Importance of Jewish Influence in the Press

Naturally, Judaism, master of a part of the Press, uses it to serve Jewish interests, notably in preventing any anti-revolutionary publications and in spreading throughout the world ideas favorable to Judaism.

All anti-revolutionary campaigns from their beginning meet with systematic obstruction from the Press which shows itself either by silence (refusal to publish), or by violent attacks, without possibility of replying, against the individual who dares to attack the revolution even indirectly. If one dares to denounce the Jews directly then there is a general hue and cry, and the culprit is usually rendered powerless to hurt in a very short time.

The Press being irresponsible and anonymous, does not draw back from any distortion of news, lie, calumny.

Thus we see the universal Press, including a part of the conservative Press, bellow and stir up opinion against Mussolini whom it calls a barbarian tyrant when he expels a revolutionary from Italy, though this same press passes over almost in silence the three million Russians executed by the Bolshevist Cheka.

Naturally in many conservative or so-called conservative newspapers there appear anti-revolutionary articles (the contrary would be too strange), but they are carefully doctored so as to be only a semblance and not to touch the inner meaning of revolution; the skill consists in directing organs of all the parties from Bolshevism to the extreme Right. This permits the neutralization of public opinion by maintaining its tranquility and its direction in the desired way by a subtle propaganda presented to each class of reader in the form which makes it acceptable. The masters of the press do not use it only to avoid all attack, but also to spread universally ideas which favor Judaism, whence the general tendencies of the World Press which is on the whole:

  • Liberal, democratic, republican.
  • Socialist.
  • Anti-religious.
  • Materialist.

In a word, revolutionary in general.

Jewish Influence in the Modern World

The same influence is also exercised although less widely, in literature, achieving by subtle advertisement the reputation of those authors whose ideas are considered useful to the revolution. (In a wide sense every idea is useful which disintegrates Christian society, liberalism, sensuality, materialism, determinism etc . . . Freud, Einstein are examples). As in the Press, obstacles are placed in the way of those who are hostile to it, and if that is not sufficient, more energetic means are then employed. It is very instructive in this respect to note the struggle which has been necessary in each country in order to get the Protocols published and the rapidity with which they have disappeared from circulation.

The following is a significant passage on this subject by the English historian N. H. Webster:

"When I first began to write on Revolution a well known London Publisher said to me: "Remember that if you take an anti-revolutionary line you will have the whole literary world against you." This appeared to me extraordinary. Why should the literary world sympathize with a movement which, from the French revolution onwards, has always been directed against literature, art, and science, and has openly proclaimed its aim to exalt the manual workers over the intelligentsia?

"Writers must be proscribed as the most dangerous enemies of the people." said Robespierre; his colleague Dumas said all clever men should he guillotined. The system of persecution against, men of talents was organized . . . they cried out in the Sections (of Paris) "Beware of that man for he has written a book." Precisely the same policy has been followed in Russia. Under moderate socialism in Germany the professors, not the "people" are starving in garrets. Yet the whole Press of our country is permeated with subversive influences. Not merely in partisan works, but in manuals of history or literature for use in schools. Burke is reproached for warning us against the French Revolution and Carlyle's panegyric is applauded. And whilst every slip on the part of an anti-revolutionary writer is seized on by the critics and held up as an example of the whole, the most glaring errors not only of conclusions but of facts pass unchallenged if they happen to be committed by a partisan of the movement. The principle laid down by Collot d'Herbois still holds good: "Tout est permis pour quiconque agit dans le sens de la revolution." (Everything is permissible for anyone who acts in the direction of the revolution).

"All this was unknown to me when I first embarked on my work. I knew that French writers of the past had distorted facts to suit their own political views, that a conspiracy of history is still directed by certain influences in the masonic lodges and the Sorbonne; I did not know that this conspiracy was being carried on in this country. Therefore the publisher's warning did not daunt me. If I was wrong either in my conclusions or facts I was prepared to be challenged. Should not years of laborious historical research meet either with recognition or with reasoned and scholarly refutation?

"But although my book received a great many generous and appreciative reviews in the Press, criticisms which were hostile took a form which I had never anticipated. Not a single honest attempt was made to refute either my French Revolution or World Revolution by the usual methods of controversy. Statements founded on documentary evidence were met with flat contradiction unsupported by a shred of counter evidence. In general the plan adopted was not to disprove, but to discredit by means of flagrant misquotations, by attributing to me views I had never expressed, or even by means of offensive personalities. It will surely be admitted that this method of attack is unparalleled in any other sphere of literary controversy."

The theatre, the cinema, even wireless are powerful means of influencing public opinion: so they are profoundly imbued with Free Masonry and Jewish ideas, not only their directors and their actors, but also the general tendencies of their preponderant ideas. In the cinema most of the films given in Europe come from the great American firms such as the Metro-Goldwyn, the Fox film etc., which are all almost entirely Jewish.

The revolutionary tendencies of the everyday theatre have often been described, N. H. Webster speaking for England writes:

"We have only to look around us in the world to-day, to see everywhere the same disintegrating power at work — in art, literature, the drama, the daily Press — in every sphere that can influence the mind of the public . . . our modern cinemas perpetually endeavour to stir up class haired by scenes and phrases showing "the injustice of Kings" "the sufferings of the people" "the selfishness of aristocrats" regardless of whether these enter into the theme of the narrative or not. And in the realms of literature, not merely in works of fiction but in manuals for schools, in histories and books professing to be of serious educative value and receiving a skillfully organized boom throughout the press, everything is done to weaken patriotism, to shake belief in all existing institutions by the systematic perversion of both contemporary and historical facts. I do not believe that all this is accidental; I do not believe that the public asks for the anti-patriotic or demoralizing books and plays placed before it: on the contrary it invariably responds to an appeal to Patriotism and simple healthy emotions. The heart of the people is still sound, but ceaseless efforts are made to corrupt it."

The desintegrating influence extends to all branches of human activity, to science, to art and to fashions with subversive theories such as, Freudism, Theosophy Christian Science and certain general artistic tendencies seeking to overthrow the hitherto established rules of what is beautiful.

On the subject of arts, and especially of painting, it may be remarked that Jews have been entirely absent from them in the past, that is to say in the time when artists achieved reputation late in life after an existence of labour and hardships (the painters Israel Pissarro, are rare exceptions). But since pictures have become the object of an intense and fruitful trade (we are not speaking here of quality but of quantity) the Jews have taken possession in increasing number of the professions of painting, engraving and sculpture.

It goes without saying that in this work of dissolution, education plays a primordial part. Everybody knows the efforts made everywhere and especially in France, to establish atheistic lay education. But as this happens openly it is outside the scope of the present work which is concerned to show the occult forces of the revolution. We only mention it then without going into details.

We have just seen the revolutionary side of Jewish influence in the world in general, and in modern revolutions in particular. It is now time to examine Judaism closely in order to know exactly what it is, what it wishes, what it has obtained, briefly, its general organization.