Belloc's Russian Commentary Exactly 100 Years Ago. Think about the Half Century Antagonism Between the Trotskyites and Russia and then Think About the Same Antagonism between Russia and the Neo-Conservatives of Left (CNN and MSNBC) and Right (Fox News, except for Tucker Carlson.)


Hilaire Belloc, The Jews (1922). 100 years ago. Here is what he says in Chapter 9. Any relevance for today?

The external political power of what was once the Russian Empire has disappeared. The Jews have killed it. But the great mass of Russian humanity remains strongly affected by this curious change. Where popular instinct works untrammelled the old and violent passionate antagonism between the Russian and the Jew survives. You see it in the hotch potch of the Ukraine, the inhabitants of which, in spite of all theories, are of Russian race and tradition, and the central town of which is the sacred region of Russia as a member of Christendom. There, for all the Jewish Committees with large towns under their complete control, there have been repeated revolts. But in the greater part of European Russia at least, and in much of what was once the Asiatic Empire, the Jews hold what is left of the Executive government.


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  1. Belloc has often been slandered as being "anti-Semitic," but as he says in the same book, one doesn't need to do very much all to be smeared with that irrationally weaponized epithet:

    "If a man alluded to the presence of a Jewish financial power in any region...he was an Anti-Semite. If he interested himself in the peculiar character of Jewish philosophical discussions, especially in matters concerning religion, he was an Anti- Semite. If the emigrations of the Jewish masses from country to country, the vast modern invasion of the United States, for instance (which has been organized and controlled like an army on the march), interested him as an historian, he could not speak of it under pain of being called an Anti-Semite. If he exposed a financial swindler who happened to be a Jew, he was an Anti-Semite. If he exposed a group of Parliamentarians taking money from the Jews, he was an Anti-Semite. If he did no more than call a Jew a Jew, he was an Anti-Semite." (The Jews, 1922, 160-161)

    By the way, Belloc loved the Jews and even had a Jewish secretary for many years.

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  2. can anyone expand further what the writings mean?

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    1. For one thing, Jews, although a very small minority of the population in Russia at the time of the 1917 Revolution, succeeded on account of the revolutionaries being enormously funded and armed by very rich Jews in the US and Europe, by their murderous terror tactics, and the fact that the average Russian was forbidden to possess guns to defend themselves.

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  3. So were the Russian Jews back then mainly Freemason/Communists? Stalin wasn't a Jew and same as Lenin.

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