For some odd reason I have been unable to publish my comments on the topic E. Michael Jones’ “revolutionary Jews” comments at a press conference about Sam Francis’ new book. So I am posting them here:
“I remember Scott Richert shaking in head in disbelief at last fall’s JRC meeting describing a recent Culture Wars magazine that had an old White Russian propaganda poster with a devilish Trotsky lording over the Kremlin with the title “The Revolutionary Jew.” Needless to say messrs. Taki, Brimelow and Gottfried were upset that Jones hijacked the press conference to talk about “revolutionary Jews” rather than Sam Francis’ book because the press conference was held at the National Press Club and CSPANs camera were there. Because of Jones’ remarks, now CSPAN will never broadcast the press conference and all the canards about paleos being anti-Semitic are revived yet again.
So is Jones’ right and his conclusions logical? Is a coincidence that many of the leading revolutionary figures in the West have been Jewish? Are paleos obessed with Jews?
Look, Trotsky and Zinoviev were Jews but they worshipped Marx, not the Torah or the Talmud. George Mosse said it best: “For 19th Century European Jewry, Marxism was a new religion.” Exactly. Trotsky felt communism and socialism were the only way to save a persecuted European Jews if the working class could be weaned away from their nationalistic and religious bearings. Like it or not Christians drove many Jews towards communmism and socialism because of hatred and violence.
And as long as we’re dragging Betty Friedan into this conversation, remember that birth control and the ERA were popular among upper middle class Protestants long before she wrote the Femine Mystique. Traditional Judaism and Hasidism is a patriarchal as traditional Catholicism. Why lump the observant in with those whose sense of their own Jewish faith is as hazy at best?
As a young paleo it’s good that the culture wars are coming to a close so that we can explaion our ideas without having to answer for every E. Michael Jones’ comment or for the time Joe Sobran met with David Irving. Some obsessions are better left dropped.”