Third Eye writes:
Henry Ford wasn’t always anti-Jewish. He was a peace activist during the First World War, who became extremely bitter over the ridicule and ostracism he faced as the American war drums started beating. After the war, he was introduced to anti-Jewish works such as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and The International Jew by an anti-Jewish Czarist counterrevolutionary in the United States to raise money.
The idea that WWI was caused by Jewish financiers seeking to profit from human bloodshed offered a ready-made explanation for a situation that Ford found nonsensical. So Ford’s hatred of Jews was fed from the same source as the Nazi Party’s hatred of Jews – the Russian counterrevolutionary movement.
Wait, I thought Ford wrote The International Jew?
I read that book. Interesting book. A lot of what he says is simply observational truth. The Jews were pretty bad back then. They were much more ruthless, organized and tribal in those days. Ford documents some well-known Jewish runs on Wall Street, banking, investment banking and some other industries that were only stopped when “anti-Semitic” Gentiles figured out what was going on and quit selling to Jews – rightly so, I would argue.
A ruthless minority conducting ethnic warfare against everyone else needs to be stopped. And pretty much only “racism” stops it. But so what? Ethnic warfare is racism anyway. In this sense, antiracism for many ethnies is simply unilateral disarmament. It makes no sense.
He also talks about a couple of successful runs that the Jews had, first on the newspaper media and second on Hollywood. These were actual plots conducted by a cabal of wealthy Jews, mostly from Galicia, and they were very successful. The motivation was not to screw over the rest of us but simply Jewish alarm at newspapers in the hands of virulent White racists and further alarm at such things in Hollywood. Birth of a Nation was the last straw for these Jews.
A lot of Jewish takeovers of nations’ media and cinema industries are motivated not so much by some evil urge to screw us all over but by a desire to keep these highly propagandistic and mind-controlling industries out of the hands of the anti-Semites. Needless to say, this often backfires, as Jewish over-representation in powerful industries tends to lead to the very anti-Semitic backlash that the Jews seek to prevent.
I really do not have a solution. But I think a lot of anti-Semitism is simply envy. People look around and see that the Jews have way too much money and power. They may have gotten in fair and square more or less, but most people figure they must have cheated. The heat of the anger rises, and next thing you know, there’s a pogrom.
I didn’t think The International Jew was an anti-Semitic book, though it could be taken that way.
In some places it goes overboard. He is convinced that The Protocols is an accurate and real document. But the general tone is one of shock, the light going on in one’s head as one finally connects a series of odd things, alarm at the most organized ethnic group in the US practicing brutal ethnic warfare against everyone else, and finally exasperation.
At one point, he says he doesn’t even hate them at all. He goes to great pains to describe pogroms as horrific and says he does not advocate that Jews be harmed in any way.
He even calls out to them. It goes something like this: “Jews! Stop your tribalism. Stop being Jews and start being Americans! Come join as Americans and help us build this great nation!”
I retold this part of the book to a friend of mine who had just accurately documented to me extensively ethnic warfare on the part of Orthodox Jews in New York City (followed by concomitant ethnic warfare by NYC Catholics against the Jews) in the real estate market in the city, which he convinced me was completely corrupt.
He told me, “Yeah. That’s never going to happen. They will never stop putting the Jews first and come join the rest of us as Americans.”
Is he right?
I think Ford was smeared by the Jews. They got his paper shut down, sued him on dubious grounds, and in the 1930’s, I am convinced that they tried to kill him by running his car off the road. In so doing they proved his thesis about the corrosive effects of Jewish power or any ethnic power for that matter.