Cause of World Unrest - Nesta Webster

Chapter IX
Jews and Bolshevism

"Want and opinion are the two agents which make all men act. Cause the want, govern the opinions, and you will overturn all the existing systems, however well consolidated they may appear."

That maxim of revolutionary Freemasonry quoted by the Abbé Barruel in his Memoirs of Jacobinism, towards the end of the eighteenth century, epitomizes the strange creed whose evolution has been traced. The inferences to be drawn from those mysterious pronouncements, beginning with the foundation of the Illuminati in Bavaria in 1776, down to the publication of the now famous Protocols of Meetings of the "Learned Elders of Zion" in 1905 by the Russian, Serge Nilus, are that for a long period of time a conspiracy has been gradually developing for the overthrowing of the existing Christian form of civilization, that the prime agents of that conspiracy were Jews and revolutionary Freemasons, and that its object, which it is claimed is now near fruition, is to pave the way for the world supremacy of a chosen people.

We do not profess to be able to substantiate these inferences; all we can do is to draw attention to some of the great forces which in recent years have been moulding government and opinion and to see if they bear any resemblance in themselves and in their effects to the dreams and schemes fashioned by these eager and determined fanatics.

Now, the first point which must strike any student of world movements at the present moment is that men are certainly acting. Indeed, compared with the ceaseless activities both in thought and action of the men of today, our forefathers were men who merely slept. Daring revolutionary ideals, daring revolutionary movements, are sweeping the world either towards a new heaven or towards the abyss—it depends upon one's point of view. Men, indeed, are acting, and the forces which are moving them are want and opinion! Strikes follow one another all over the world with the rapidity and concerted action of waves beating upon a shore, and the strikers proclaim that driven by want they are out for large increases in wages. In that connection it is worth quoting again a sentence from the Protocols:

"We shall raise the rate of wages, which, however, will not bring any advantage to the workers, for at the same time we shall produce a rise in prices of the first necessaries of life."

So much for want. And as for opinion, great masses of men of different nationality, race, religion, class, and profession are in these days swayed and driven and almost consumed by a new gospel which boldly bids for the place held throughout the Christian era by the old. This gospel is Bolshevism. It is derived primarily from the beatitudes pronounced by the Jew, Karl Marx, and its present fountain head is Moscow.

Bolshevism is openly anti-Christian and revolutionary. It seeks to abolish property, to found the dictatorship of the proletariat, to place the world under an international control. Now nearly all the Bolshevik leaders are Jews. That is a fact of tremendous significance. Here is a list, the result of much labour, and the work of several hands, which gives the pseudonyms, the real names, and the racial origin of fifty persons who either are the actual governing powers in Soviet Russia, now or were responsible for the establishment there of the present regime:

[Bolsheviks] from The Cause of World Unrest by Nesta Webster
[Bolsheviks] from The Cause of World Unrest by Nesta Webster

According to certain authorities Lenin's mother (as likewise the mother of Karenski) was a Jewess. Mr. Krassin's wife is also a Jewess.

Some of these names are so familiar now to English readers that it is unnecessary to give their biographies, but the following brief notes concerning the less known, but still prominent Bolsheviks may be useful:

"Martov (4) was the leader of the Menshevik faction at the famous London Conference of 1893 when the words 'Bolshevik* and 'Menshevik' first came into use. Lenin, representing the Bolsheviks, was his opponent at that time. He is the only prominent Menshevik who has taken an active part in the Bolshevist regime. He has done so despite the fact that he has never ceased to predict ultimate disaster for the present Government.

"Kamenev (7) is Trotsky's brother-in-law and the chief oratorical support of the Bolshevist cause. He is anything but democratic in manner and in some respects is cultivated. He is or was President of the Moscow Soviet.

"Volodarsky (13) is now dead. He was a Jewish tailor from London, who joined the movement soon after it took form and became one of the most hated of the original Commissars. A mob of workmen killed him, but he did much towards launching Bolshevism.

"Ganetzky (16) for a long time acted as liaison officer between the German General Staff and the Bolshevist leaders, making innumerable secret trips between Berlin and Moscow. It was through his efforts that German military aid was brought to the Red Army. Also he arranged the recent payment to Esthonia of 15,000,000 gold roubles, bringing the money to Reval from a bank in Stockholm.

"Lounatcharsky (29) is one of the few idealists in the movement and the man through whose influence the Red Terror was moderated.

"Kolontai (30) is the 'heroine' of the Bolshevist movement and her marriage to Dybenko, leader of the sailors in the uprising which put the Bolsheviks in power, has been termed the 'romance of the Revolution.' It took place shortly after the establishment of the present Government, and she and Dybenko went off on a kind of honeymoon to preach in the Ukraine, not Communism, nor Bolshevism, but Anarchy. This brought her into the bad graces of the Soviet, but later she modified her views, and is now the Soviet Commissar for Public Welfare. She is said to be a most violent personality. Her family was noble.

"Akselrode (35) is the man who, after the Revolution, closed down all the newspapers and seized their presses. Since that time only Bolshevist newspapers have been published in Russia. He is now Commissar of the Press.

"Goukovsky (50) was the head of the Bolshevist mission to Esthonia, which was almost exclusively Jewish."

Everybody, friendly or unfriendly, who has come in contact with the Bolsheviks agrees that they are almost entirely Jews. One of the first to meet them in an official capacity was Count Czernin, the Foreign Minister of the Dual Monarchy.

"Their leaders," says the Count in a letter written in November, 1917, "are almost all of them Jews with altogether fantastic ideas, and I do not envy the country that is governed by them."

Of the Bolsheviks who took part in the Brest-Litovsk negotiations Trotsky was the one who most impressed the Count.

"Trotsky" he says, "is undoubtedly an interesting, clever fellow and a very dangerous adversary. He is quite exceptionally gifted as a speaker, with a swiftness and adroitness in retort which I have rarely seen, and has, moreover, all the insolent boldness of his race."

This was in the humiliating days of Brest-Litovsk. What must now be the arrogance of Trotsky, the conqueror of Koltchak, Judenitch, Denikin, and, the organizer of victory, and the prime instrument in bringing England and her Allies nearer and nearer to the peace table!

Here is another piece of evidence one takes at random out of many. In the inquiry into Bolshevist propaganda by the Committee of the Judiciary of the United States, evidence was given by Mr. R. B. Dennis, a teacher in North-western University, who had worked in Russia from November, 1917, to September, 1918, first for the American Y. M. C. A., and since April in the Consular Service. He had been all over Russia, in Rostov, Kharkoff, Moscow, Nijni Novgorod, and Petrograd. He says:

"A thing that interested me very much was to discover a number of men in positions of power, Commissaries in the cities here and there in Russia, who had lived in America . . . in the industrial centres. I met a number of them, and I sat around and listened to attacks upon America that I would not take from any man in this country.

"Senator Wolcott—In the main, of what nationality were they?

"Mr. Dennis—Russian Hebrews."

But perhaps the most impressive piece of evidence concerning the supremacy of the Jew in the Russian Revolution is that furnished in a report drawn up by Mr. Gerard Shelley, an Englishman who was present in Russia in 1918. The Russian Anarchists, he points out, are entirely distinct from the Bolsheviks, and in their individualism, which runs to extraordinary extremes, have much more in common with the Slav temperament than with the highly concentrated system of government associated with Trotsky and his brethren. These Anarchists took a number of buildings, both in Moscow and Petrograd, which they used for teaching and other purposes. Their principal lecturer was the well-known Anarchist, Lev Cherny, and Mr. Shelley attended a series of lectures delivered by him in the Officers' Economic Society in Moscow in April, 1918.

These lectures caused tremendous excitement, particularly the last of them, in which the lecturer dealt with the Bolsheviks. He pointed out that Marxism, on which Bolshevism is founded, really did not express the political side of the Russian character, and that the Bolsheviks were not sincere Socialists or Communists, but Jews, working for the ulterior motives of Judaism. Lev Cherny divided these Jews into three main classes—firstly, financial Jews, who dabbled in muddy international waters; secondly, Zionists, whose aims are, of course, well known; and, thirdly, the Bolsheviks, including the Jewish Bund. The creed of these Bolsheviks, according to the lecturer, is briefly, that the proletariat of all countries are nothing but gelatinous masses, which, if the Intelligentsia were destroyed in each country, would leave these masses at the mercy of the Jews.

Now comes the extraordinary sequel. On the very night on which this last lecture was delivered the Bolsheviks attacked with cannon, cavalry, and machine-guns all the Anarchist headquarters both in Moscow and Petrograd, and murdered all the men they could find, Lev Cherny, however, escaping.

As regards the programme of these Bolshevist Jews, a very interesting document was published by the Gazette de Hollande at the end of March, 1919. It contained detailed instructions to Bolshevist agents abroad drawn up at a Council held at the Kremlin in November, 1918, at which Lenin presided, and Trotsky, Radek, and Tchicherin were present. A copy of this document fell into the hands of the Ukrainian General Staff, and the translation we take from M. Miliukov's illuminating book on Bolshevism. In parallel columns we give the Bolshevist proposals for direct action, drawn up in 1918, and the rules of conduct laid down by the "Elders of Zion" in 1897:

[Bolsheviks] from The Cause of World Unrest by Nesta Webster
[Bolsheviks] from The Cause of World Unrest by Nesta Webster
[Bolsheviks] from The Cause of World Unrest by Nesta Webster
[Bolsheviks] from The Cause of World Unrest by Nesta Webster

So much for Russia and the part which Jews have played in the development of Bolshevist doctrine and organization.