September 20, 2008
E. Michael Jones discusses his latest book as a guest on the Peter Shaenk Show on VOR, Monday, September 22, 2008 (7 PM, Eastern US time).
E. Michael Jones is editor of Culture Wars and author of 11 books including The Angel and the Machine; Degenerate Moderns; Horror: A Biography; The Slaughter of Cities, Libido Dominandi, and his latest book, The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit: And its Impact on World History. Jones, a traditional Catholic, earned his PhD. in American literature at Temple University and is a former English professor who was run out of Notre Dame for opposing abortion.
“From 1966 until 1979 (with the exception of the three years that I spent in Germany), I spent most of my time hanging around with Jews, primarily in the art world (working for Sam Maitin, the Philadelphia artist, and at the Prints for People art gallery, which involved me in hanging shows at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed synagogue on Old York Road) but in the literary world in Philadelphia as well (through Robert Summers, the playwright, who was my creative writing teacher, poetry readings at the Painted Bride, and graduate school in English and American Literature at Temple University, where Stanley Fish, the “Reader-Response” literary theorist, was one of my teachers). I was also a camp counselor at a summer camp for handicapped children sponsored by the Variety Club, which was a Jewish organization. I have lost contact with just about everyone from that era, but I did discuss the idea of the book with my friend Paul Goldstein in its formative stages.”
Excerpts from JRS and review by Robert A. Sungenis, PhD
• Jones: “…the attack on Logos…from the side of Judaism, which manifests itself not by the threat of invasion from without, as is the case with Islam, which has sought to spread its faith by military conquest, but by the threat of subversion from within, otherwise known as revolution… When the Jews rejected Logos, which includes within itself the principles of social order, they became revolutionaries”
• “… Rabbi Louis Israel Newman… points out how Jews have consistently supported revolutionary movements throughout history. Jews joined forces with heretics during the Albigensian crisis, the Hussite revolution, the Reformation, and at the birth of modern England. They joined forces with revolutionaries during The Enlightenment, the Russian Revolution and the Civil Rights movement… Finally, we see a Jewish presence in the rise of the American Empire”
• “What sharply distinguished the Jews from other peoples was their attitude towards history and in particular towards their own role in history. ‘Precisely because they were so utterly certain of being the Chosen People,’ Cohn tells us, ‘Jews tended to react to peril, oppression and hardship by phantasies of the total triumph and boundless prosperity,… Through their suffering, the Jewish people would liberate all mankind… Moses Hess would take this reasoning to its logical conclusion in the 19th Century, claiming the Jewish people had become its own Messiah….The millennialist kingdom that will be ‘the culmination of history’ and that ‘will have no successors’ found numerous adherents from Karl Marx to the neoconservative Francis Fukuyama, whose The End of History announced the neoconservative millennium when Marx’s millennium failed.”
• “As Moses Hess predicted in Rom und Jerusalem, the Jews became revolutionaries within ten years of the arrival of the Enlightenment in Russia… ‘Its members,’ Isaiah Berlin wrote, describing the new Jewish-Russian intelligentsia, ‘thought of themselves as united by something more than mere interest in ideas; they conceived themselves as being a dedicated order, almost a secular priesthood, devoted to the spreading of a specific attitude to life, something like a gospel.’ Once the ideas of the Enlightenment cracked open the orthodox shell surrounding the shtetl, Jews saw their participation in revolution as ordained by God. Revolution was the task of God’s chosen people”
• In Mein Kampf, Hitler wrote ‘in 1918 it was still not possible to talk about programmatic anti-Semitism. I can still remember the difficulties one encountered as soon as the word Jew was mentioned. You were either looked at as if you were crazy or you encountered the stiffest resistance.’ In 1933 Hitler told Max Planck, ‘I have nothing against the Jews qua Jews. But the Jews are all communists, and these are my enemies, and it is against them that I am fighting.’
• …using quotes from Martin Buber and other Jewish thinkers, traced this ideology to “‘its roots in Jewish messianism,’” forcing him to conclude that “the Jew ‘is driven to become the tireless revolutionary of the Christian world by an inner necessity’
• The Jews, according to Lerner ‘were enthusiastic representatives of the collapse of traditional communities because those communities discriminated against Jews.’ Stanley Rothman and S. Robert Lichter maintain ‘the goal of the Jewish radicals was to alienate the Christians from their society just as the Jews had been alienated from those same cultures.’ In 1849, in Israels Herold, Karl Ludwig Bernays explained ‘The Jews took revenge on a hostile world in a completely new way…by liberating mankind from every religion and any kind of patriotic sentiment.’ In the November 30, 1917 issue of The Jewish Chronicle, Trotsky was described ‘as the Avenger for Jewish suffering and humiliation’ under the Czars”
• “The man most responsible for de-Christianization of American culture was the AJC’s Leo Pfeffer, who, says the AJC’s Murray Friedman, ‘advised, planned and argued more church-state cases before the U.S. Supreme Court than anyone else in American history.’… the committee , the ADL and Pfeffer’s Congress were joined together, were crucial victories’ because they ‘vindicated Pfeffer’s belief that litigation could be a primary tool to achieve the Jewish agencies’ objectives.’
• In the wake of the new consensus, a new movement was born – Neo-conservatism, or as David Brooks candidly put it in the Wall Street Journal: “Neo means new and con means Jew”
• Buckley launched National Review, a “rallying point for the new conservatism” (p. 863). As Jones puts it: “National Review existed to destroy competing conservatisms, especially those incompatible with the internationalist foreign policy establishment.
• … citing Murray Friedman’s book The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy that “National Review was run by Jews” (p. 864). Buckley was merely one of the “goyische front men,”… “Marvin Liebman, a former communist who came to conservatism via Zionism… “Much of what is attributed to William F. Buckley was the work of Jewish thinkers and financiers….never a deep thinker, Buckley relied on Jews for the heavy lifting….Buckley’s job was to serve as a model for the Catholic students from Villanova and Fordham who flocked to the YAF. His job was to destroy any conservative movement not toeing the line of the internationalist establishment.
• “Beginning in 1970, Time was in the forefront of announcing the Jewish takeover of American culture. ‘The United States,’ claimed Time, ‘is becoming more Jewish….Among American intellectuals the Jew has even become a culture hero.’
• Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, and T.S. Eliot, who came to prominence in the ‘20s, were replaced in the ‘50s by Saul Bellow, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Philip Roth, J.D. Salinger, Norman Mailer, Arthur Miller, Herman Wouk, Bernard Malamud, and Alan Ginsberg. Leslie Fiedler called it ‘the great takeover by Jewish American writers.’
• Fiddler on the Roof gave a lot of attention to pogroms but never mentioned any connection to the assassination of two Czars and the rise of the revolutionary Jew in Russia…
• Like Carl Rogers, Maslow took Kurt Lewin’s research into group dynamics and turned it into a weapon against unsuspecting goyim. In April 1962, Maslow lectured to nuns at Sacred Heart, a Catholic women’s college in Massachusetts. Maslow noted in his diary that the talk had been very ‘successful,’ which he found troubling. ‘They shouldn’t applaud me,’ he wrote, ‘they should attack. If they were fully aware of what I was doing, they would ’”
• Joyce Brothers led “a hoard of female Jewish advice columnists, who popularized and spread the tenets of Jewish psychology in the mass media, contributing to the decline in sexual morals and the rise of feminism”
• “Shortly after meeting Nathanson, Lader explained his strategy of legalizing abortion by attacking Catholics. The pro-abortion forces had to ‘bring the Catholic hierarchy out where we can fight them. That’s the real enemy. The biggest single obstacle to peace and decency throughout all of history’”… “Lader brought Betty Friedan into NARAL, she brought with her the communist tactics she had learned from her youthful work with the party. Making it seem that women, irrespective of ethnicity, supported abortion was a ‘brilliant tactic’” (p. 944). “Then,” as Jones quotes Nathanson, ‘The stage was set…for the use of anti-Catholicism as a political instrument and for the manipulation of Catholics themselves by splitting them and setting them against each other.’ NARAL would supply the press with ‘fictitious polls and surveys designed to make it appear as if American Catholics were deserting the teachings of the Church and the dictates of their consciences in droves’”
• … like secular humanism, pornography was perceived as ‘good for Jews’ because it… “‘permits individual Jews a civic equality and equality of opportunity dreamed of by previous Jewish generations. It is natural, therefore for American Jews to be, not only accepting of secular-humanist doctrines, but enthusiastic exponents. That explains why American Jews are so vigilant about removing all the signs and symbols of traditional religions from “the public square,” so insistent that religion be merely a “private affair,” so determined that separation of church and state be interpreted to mean the separation of all institutions from any signs of a connection with traditional religions. The spread of secular humanism throughout American life has been “good for Jews,” no question about it. So the more, the better’”
• … Goldstein’s answer was: “The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks. Catholicism sucks. We don’t believe in authoritarianism”… “‘Why does porn attract so many non-Jewish Jews?’ Because ‘even when Jews live in a society that welcomes them instead of harassing them, many Jews hate the majority culture.’ Pornography weakens the majority culture by moral subversion.
Books, Magazine, and Web Site
His 2 most popular books are Libido Dominandi and The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit
Jones is the editor of Culture Wars magazine
His website is http://www.culturewars.com