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The Marxists and the Lobby - Part II

By Israel Shamir


Interesting observations of Stephan Sniegoski (see below) are marred by certain simplicity of mind. For instance, he writes, “Shamir places himself among a small number of Jews who think otherwise and opt for truth”. However, I mentioned a few names of like-minded people; some of Jewish origin and some of purely Gentile background. I do not consider myself a Jew, and one needs a lot of imagination to consider (also mentioned) Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Palestinian-American Yale professor - a Jew. Everyone can opt for truth, and one does not have to be a Jew for such a purpose.

Philosemites are of different opinion: Harry Clark, a friend of Palestine, wrote to me that “only Jews can lead in the struggle against ‘the Jews’” ( he asked me to erase every reference to himself off my site since I broke this ‘rule’). The opposing opinion (the one I share) was stated by Jeffrey Blankfort, who lauded marvellous Alison Weir and added: “It is important that non-Jews take positions on this issue and not let the crypto-zionists in the movement who wish to keep it a “Jewish thing” dictate the script”. So, the dividing line is not biological, it is ideological: Weinstein and Clark on one side, Blankfort and Weir (and Shamir) on the other side.

This observation is relevant regarding the Russian Revolution. Vladimir Lenin was a Russian Orthodox nobleman by birth and a revolutionary by profession. There are unsubstantiated claims (by anti-Communist Volkogonov who admired Yeltsyn, Reagan and the state of Israel; he published an apocryphal ‘letter of Lenin’s sister‘ which he found at the bottom of his typewriter) that Lenin’s great-grandparent was a Jew before he was baptised. It is at best irrelevant, as Lenin never referred to it, and he exhibited no crypto-Jewish behaviour. At worst, it is an unpleasant racist observation. Practically all upper class families in Europe from Spain to Poland and the US were and are intermarried with Jews. It means nothing. Even the convinced racist Adolf Hitler recognised this fact and had a lot of descendents of Jews in his party and in his army.

There is no ‘tainted blood‘ - acceptance of Christ is the Final Solution of the Jewish Question, while assimilation and intermarriage is the way to undo the vestiges of Jewish separatism. While the Jewish supremacists try to turn the descendents of Jews into their tools, certain caution can’t be dismissed, but we should not play into hands of the adversary by accepting his claim. Indeed, the foremost fighters against the Jewish paradigm were St Paul and Torquemada, both of Jewish origin; for the Jewish problem is an ideological, not a biological problem. The search for mythical Jewish grandfathers by racist antisemites and philosemites is directly connected to the Cabbalistic view of different origin of Jews (semi-divine) and Gentiles (satanic). Christian approach (and its Humanistic offspring) rejects this view and proclaims: We all belong to the same species, that of Homo Sapience, we all are Sons of Adam and Eve.

Vladimir Lenin fought Jewish separatism and his speeches against the Jewish Bund impress even now. Not in vain, Lenin was proclaimed ‘an antisemite‘ in his days. Jewishness of the important Russian revolutionaries was rather over-stated; even Leon Trotsky could not speak Yiddish and actually disliked Jews - see Lindemann‘s Esau‘s Tears for details. The strongest philosemites among the Bolsheviks were ... goyim Dzerzinski and Kalinin. Until now, the worst Jewish insult remains ‘Yevsektsiya‘, referring to the Jewish communists who undertook the arduous task to dismantle ‘the Jews‘. (It was applied to my modest person by good Jews from Peace Block, much to my comfort).

However, the families of the revolutionaries often utilised the prominent status of their relatives and displayed certain ‘Jewish behaviour‘ (clannishness, Jewish supremacy, financial criminality, disregard of Russian culture) and they were indeed attended to by Joseph Stalin, while properly behaving Jews mainly retained their position. Stalin did not want Russia to be ruled by Jews, and he limited Jewish massive presence in media, top party and ideology. But a Jewish teacher or doctor, or indeed a Jewish worker and engineer experienced no persecution. SS quotes Vaksberg as a source. But, not a philosemitic site, rightly debunked Arkady Vaksberg‘s Stalin Against the Jews and the fairy tale of ‘Stalin’s hate to Jews‘. The Jews often have a feminine (even mother-in-law-ish) approach to critique - if you do not LOVE them, they think you hate them and want to kill them. Stalin, a Christian Orthodox man from Georgia, did not agree to be ruled by Jews, but he did not think to harm them, either. He thought they are all right while they do something they know (manage assets etc) and do not give him advices.

It explains his life-long friendship with Kaganovich. Simple-minded people often describe Kaganovich as ‘the grey eminence‘ of Kremlin, as the all-powerful representative of the Elders of Zion. But, the full correspondence of Stalin and Kaganovich was published last year - it turned out to be business-like stuff, as inspiring as records of an oil company. For Kaganovich was a very devoted hands-on manager of assets; a man you would love to have as the housekeeper of your condo. (‘Rosa Kaganovich, Stalin’s wife‘ belongs to the realm of legend.) The inventions of Stalin Against the Jews were buried by Kostyrchenko, rather pro-Jewish but honest Russian researcher. Kostyrchenko proved Stalin never planned to expel and deport Jews - this legend is totally “Made in Israel”.

And finally, Churchill. Like many naïve right-wingers, he misunderstood Zionism for Jewish isolationism, opposed to Jewish internationalist offensive. It was sloppy thinking. Zionism is not isolationism, it is not “a simpler, a truer, and a far more attainable goal”, for its ultimate goal is not ‘a Jewish state in Palestine‘, not even ‘the Greater Land of Israel from Nile to Euphrates‘, but no less than creation of the territorial base for spiritual world-domination, for vanquishing Christ and establishing adoration of Israel as the universal faith of our Oikumene. Thus, the Palestinians are fighting not only for their homes; they are keeping at bay the antichristian forces from their age-long dream of subjugating Edom and Ishmael. Blindness of Winston Churchill turned him into a Zionists‘ dupe and caused him to push for the WWII with its millions of victims. It is to be regretted that some right-wingers are following his path by supporting Zionism and pushing for the WWIII.


Stephen Sniegoski replies to Shamir's Marxists and the Israeli Lobby

----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen Sniegoski
Shamir: Marxists and the Israeli Lobby

There are more than a few leftist Jews who are quite willing to condemn Zionism, but at the same time condemn those who imply the existence of anything that might imply Jewish power. The simple fact of the matter is that alluding to Jewish power and influence is a far greater taboo than criticizing the policies of Israel, or even calling for the elimination of the Jewish state. Thus, in the following article Israel Shamir points out that Jewish leftist Nat Weinstein in the anti-Zionist journal "The Socialist Viewpoint" attacks Pat Buchanan as fascistic for suggesting that the war on Iraq was led by Jews for the interests of Israel. Weinstein writes that the "claim that the 'Jewish Lobby' - a small group of pro-Zionist Jews-could dictate foreign or domestic policy to the hard-nosed, quintessentially-pragmatic American capitalist class, is absurd. In fact, those that make such a charge are either simple-minded fools or unmitigated anti-Semitic scoundrels." Weinstein claim is quite popular among the left, which is best exemplified in Noam Chomsky's allegation that Israel simply serves as a vehicle to advance American power.

In contrast, Shamir points out that "an open Jewish 'conspiracy' of supporting Israel is a hard fact." And this obvious fact is recognized by most of the world. Shamir observes that the "Jewish Lobby is not a 'small group of pro-Zionist Jews' but an extremely powerful group of billionaires, media lords, and their supporters in the left and the right, from the New York Times to the Nation, from Wolfowitz of Pentagon to Rabbi Lerner of Tikkun." And this Jewish power can force its will even on the American government and the gentile capitalist elite. This was the case with the war on Iraq. Shamir writes: "The Iraqi war was a disaster from the point of view of American capitalism: as it was predicted, it brought them no oil, no weaponry orders, no new friends; but the capitalists are not idealists Weinstein presupposes: they know that their stand against Israel would ruin them personally, and they disregard 'the general interest of capitalist class'."

Shamir implies that Weinstein and many other leftist Jews deny the existence of Jewish influence because they fear its recognition would hurt Jews. In short, group self-protection takes precedence over truth. Shamir places himself among a small number of Jews who think otherwise and opt for truth. "For us, it is more important to stop today the Israeli-American aggression in the Middle East than to worry for 'the Jews' and their position tomorrow, for truth and sincerity is the best defence against forthcoming 'fascists'." Shamir argues that the leading Jewish heroes of the Left, Marx, Lenin (part Jewish), and Trotsky broke with the Jewish idea of being a special people and preached universal equality. He believes the contemporary Left should return to its roots. If not, anti-Jewish reaction will ultimately be the result, which will not spare the Left. "The Americans will say that Jews from Foxman to Weinstein speak in one voice and then, the dangerous racist antisemitism can come back - on the ruins of the Marxist Left." Further, Shamir seems to believe that attacking the Jewish elite would divide the ruling class and thus pave the way for the victory of the Left.

I question whether all the Jews who flocked to Bolshevism actually were motivated by the dream of establishing an egalitarian state in some distant future. But they certainly obtained power for themselves in the here and now. And, of course, the dominance of Jews in early Bolshevism is one of those taboo topics, but it is brought out nicely in an intended defense of Russian Jews by the Jewish Arkady Vaksberg, "Stalin Against the Jews" (translated by Antonina W. Bouis), Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1994. Vaksberg shows how Stalin surreptitiously removed Jews-"Cosmopolitans"-from positions of power. It might be added that at the time of the Bolshevik takeover of Russia, some conservatives and rightists such as Winston Churchill saw Zionism as a way of protecting European civilization by diverting Jews from flocking to Bolshevism, a subject Churchill dealt with in his article, "Zionism versus Bolshevism: A Struggle for the Soul of the Jewish People," published in 1920. I might add that that the Establishment has tossed this Churchill article down the memory hole, so it seems to be only available in racialist and quasi-Nazi sites on the web. See for example:

Churchill wrote: "There is no need to exaggerate the part played in the creation of Bolshevism and the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution by these international and for the most part atheistical Jews. It is certainly a very great one; it probably outweighs all others. With the notable exception of Lenin, the majority of the leading figures are Jews." [It now appears that Lenin was partly Jewish. See Dmitri Volkogonov, "Lenin: A New Biography," 1994]

In conclusion, Churchill wrote: "Zionism has already become a factor in the political convulsions of Russia, as a powerful competing influence in Bolshevik circles with the international communistic system. Nothing could be more significant than the fury with which Trotsky has attacked the Zionists generally, and Dr. Weissmann in particular. The cruel penetration of his mind leaves him in no doubt that his schemes of a world-wide communistic State under Jewish domination are directly thwarted and hindered by this new ideal, which directs the energies and the hopes of Jews in every land towards a simpler, a truer, and a far more attainable goal. The struggle which is now beginning between the Zionist and Bolshevik Jews is little less than a struggle for the soul of the Jewish people."

In short, Churchill believed that Jewish control of Palestine would be far safer for Europeans than its likely alternative--Bolshevism. The only people who would suffer would be Palestinians, and the imperialist Churchill never thought much of non-European people. But Churchill did not seem to see the possibility that Zionist Jews could use their influence to get the major powers to advance the interests of Zionism in ways that would be harmful to the major powers.