|The International Jew and Jewish Control
The International Jew portrayed Jews as monolithic, malicious
schemers plotting to control the planet. "If there is one quality that attracts Jews,
it is power," the book stated. "Wherever the seat of power may be, thither they
The Dearborn Independent saw Jews as carrying out
"revolutionary programs to break up the present control of society." These
"revolutionary programs" revolve around economic control: the Jewish plan is
"to control the world, not by territorial acquisition, not by military aggression,
not by governmental subjugation, but by control of the machinery of commerce and
exchange." According to The International Jew, "it is not merely that
there are a few Jews among international financial controllers; it is that these
world-controllers are exclusively Jews." The book claimed that "the
motion picture influence of the United States, of the whole world, is exclusively under
the control, moral and financial, of the Jewish manipulators of the public mind."
The International Jew did not portray Jews as individuals, but as
a single-minded, calculating cabal. Conflict among Jews, no matter how real, was painted
as a sly trick, part of the Jewish plot. Even the conflict between socialist Jews and
capitalist Jews was denied. Jewish socialists and Jewish businesspeople were believed to
be working in tandem, "with Jewish capital at one end of the Gentile working scheme
putting the screws on the manufacturers, and with Jewish agitators and disruptionists and
subversives at the other end of the Gentile working scheme putting the screws on the
In fact, like other people, Jews involve themselves in non-religious and
professional activity as individuals, not as Jews. The number of Jews involved in a
particular field bears no relationship to "Jewish power" or "Jewish
control" of that industry. Jews do not act in concert with other Jews in the same
business simply because they happen to be Jewish.
The International Jew also attacked Jews for speaking out about injustice and
defending their constitutional rights. " Jewish rights seemed
to be summed up in the . right. to banish everything from their sight and
hearing that suggests Christianity or its Founder," it commented. In fact, these
so-called "Attacks on Christianity" were reasonable Jewish objections to
governmental expressions of Christianity which clearly violated the separation between
church and state enshrined in the Constitution.
According to The International Jew, demonstrably true Jewish accounts
of pogroms in Russia were nothing but fabrications. "This propaganda of pogroms
. . thousands upon thousands of Jews killed. . amounts to
nothing except as it illustrates the gullibility of the Press," the book stated.
"No one believes this propaganda and governments regularly disprove it." Such
statements foreshadowed the pernicious lies spread today by Holocaust deniers.
The International Jew blamed nearly all the troubles it saw in American
society on Jews. "Whichever way you turn to trace the harmful streams of influence
that flow through society, you come upon a group of Jews," it claimed. Even problems
with the "national pastime" were attributed to Jewish influence: "If...fans...wish to know the trouble with American baseball, they have it in three words...too much Jew."
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