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SATURDAY, OCT. 23rd, 1920.
Jewish Nationalism and the Labor Movement
David S. Reisz
Are there any International Jewish Secret
Societies aiming at world domination, as the Bri
tish "Morning Post" claims, the "Literary Digest"
of September 25th, quotes, and Henry Ford's
"Dearborn Independent also speaks of? How has
the world found out that there are such Jewish
international secret societies? Surely thest are
interesting questions ?
For answers and the proofs of those answers
the reader will have to go to those who claim
that they know them. The writer limits himself to
the relationship of the revolutionary members
of the workingclass of Jewish extraction to the
Jewish international secret sociaties.
I have yet to find a Jewish active worker rev
olutionist who is also a member of a Jewish tem
ple or synagogue or of a Jewish secret society.
The so-called Zionist-Socialist or Territorial-ist-Socialist
can not be classified as a worker rev
olutionist, for he is much rather willing to give
up his identity as a workingman than his identity
as a Jew; the aim of these organizations being the
establishment not so much of a socialist nation as
rather the establishment of a Jewish nation a
Jewish capitalist nation, to begin with.
All Capitalists Alike To Workers.
Workingclass revolutionists can only unite with
other workingclass revolutionists, be they Jew
ish or non-Jewish. The worker revolutionist, rea
lizes the harmfulness of the capitalist system of
exploitation how it makes the rich richer and
the poor poorer. He knows that in order to do away
with the harmfulness of the capitalist system, he
must take it imposible for exploitation to con
tinue; he must dispossess all capitalist Jews as well
as all capitalists of other or no denominations. The
mere fact that the worker revolutionist happens
to be of Jewish extraction, does not make him more
sympathetic towards the Jewish capitalist exploiter
than he happens to be to the non-Jewish capitalist
exploiter. The worker revolutionist of Jew
ish extraction realizes that he has nothing in
common with the capitalist Jew but racial descent.
The interest of the workingclass and the inte
rests of the capitalist class being diametrically op
posed the interests of the worker Jews and the
interests of the capitalist Jews are diametrically
Samuel Jonson was speaking of his own time
when he said that patriotism was the last refuge
of the scoundrel. At the present time it begins to
st.n as if the advocacy of pogroms of Jews is the
last refuge of the capitalist class.
Let us assume that the capitalist class will
have found that the advocacy of pogroms of the
Jews will result in the dispossessing of all capita
list Jews; what then? The workingclass will be
no better off than before.
What The Workers Want
The worker revolutionists say to the capital
ist class: "Abdicate from the ownership of the
means of- production and distribution. Restitute to
the workingclass what is rightfully theirs." To
this some capitalist source answers: "The Jews
own Poland The Jews own Hungary The
Jews own America The Jews own the world."
More outspoken ones add the "moral:" "Kill off
The Jews, the capitalist Jews, may be dispo
sessed. Still the rich will continue to get richer
and the poor to become poorer.
The advocacy of pogroms may be the last re
fuge of the capitalist class what, when that
will have run its course?
Knowing that there is also pogrom agitation
directed especially against worker revolutionists
of Jewish extraction, I shall treat of it in the next
instalment of "Pogrom Agitation Directed Against
Jewish Worker Revolutionists."
Hell is not half enough for him,
The thing that scabs on his fellowmen.
He is all that's low, dirty, vile and mean,
Lower than the reptile that strikes at man unseen,
Brother to the cannibal uncivilised and wild,
Murderer of mankind, the woman and the child,
Worshipper of mammon, lover of gold,
Selling his honour like Judas of old;
Condemning his children to be wage-slaves,
Helping to fill the pauper's graves,
Despised by all, loved by none;
A thing to hate, a thing to shun.
Traitor to himself, to everything worth while,
The thing that we abhor, the SCAB that we revile.