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- Publisher: Fidelity Press (February 20, 2012)
- Publication Date: February 20, 2012
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It is thought provoking because it does give a flavor of the times, monetary theory, the rise of nation-states, the theological disputes in Judaism, religious theory as understood by 19th century contemporaries. It is interesting to note it was written at a time when the Papacy considered itself to be the prisoner of the Vatican and a scant three decades after the demise of the papal kingdom. Much is said to give pause, and much is written between the lines with benefit of hindsight.
As with my other reviews, I strive to follow a Judeo-realist approach. This avoids the extremes of blanket exemption of Jews from criticism (philo-Semitism), and unfounded accusations against Jews (anti-Semitism). This work makes many poorly-substantiated accusations against Jews. Owing to the fact that I have no way of evaluating the veracity or otherwise of these accusations, including those based on cited French-language texts, I give this work 2.5 stars, which is rounded to 3.
This article begins with Talmudic texts. From these, it jumps to the conclusion that Jews are out to take over Christian society. (p. 4). The article favors the re-establishment of the monarchy and the centrality of the Catholic Church, taking also the position that "human rights" and democracy are devices used by Jews to prevent Christians from defending themselves against Jewish dominance and influence. (p. 26).
The article rejects the contention that anti-Semitism is something Christian, and derived from the charge of deicide. Instead, anti-Semitism existed in Ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt. It exists in Islamic countries. (p. 8).
THE CENTENNIAL OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
(Quote) France sets an example of this. She has just celebrated the first centenary of that revolution which separated her from God, the Church, and her kings. But how did she celebrate this solemnity? France prostrated herself in the dust of the Masonic temple of Solomon, humiliated under the feet of the talmudic synagogue, as a slave of a swarm of foreign vultures who have already drained three fifths of her ancestors patrimony from her. And thus, the revolution of 1789 has yielded her the glorious profit of passing from the noble submission to her most Christian kings over to the ignoble servitude of the kings of Mammon. (unquote). (p. 32).
JEWISH WEALTH IN FRANCE
The 1890 LA CIVILTA CATOLICA article continues, (Quote) If one relies upon the recent calculation, the Hebrews, who are the masters of half the capital circulating in the world, possess 80 billion in France alone, while the total French capital is estimated at 150 to 200 billion!... Among the 600 bankers that Paris numbers, no less than 300 have been proven to be Jews; another 100 are probably so. (unquote). (p. 15).
(Quote) It is clear that the usurious loans granted by the Hebrews via real estate mortgages, year by year facilitate the transfer of the national territory from ownership by Christians to that by Hebrews. In Austria it is estimated that, in this way, about 10,000 farms fall into Jewish hands every year; in France, Italy, and elsewhere things don't look much different. If things will be going on like this, the point will be reached where the arable land of these various nations will turn into vast estates owned by a handful of foreign Croesuses whom the people will serve as slaves. (unquote). (p. 29).
However here are no references to allow the verification of these figures.
NOT ENVY OF THE SUCCESSES OF THE JEWS
The 1890 LA CIVILTA CATOLICA article continues, (Quote) In March the director of the PALL MALL GAZETTE in London sent one of his correspondents to Berlin to interview the court chaplain, Stoecker, one of the most zealous leaders of the anti-Semitic league of Germany. This man declared, in substance, to the emissary from London, "I do not hate the Jews, nor do I wish them evil through religious hatred. But as God's servant as a Lutheran pastor, and as a representative of the nation, I cannot remain quiet, since I see and feel the infinite evil that the Jews have done and still do to my country, and especially to Berlin. Here the Hebrew has all of the gold in his hand, and consequently, he also has all of the power in his hand. I don't detest the Hebrews because they are rich, but because they accumulate riches through dishonest methods. In the countryside they cheat the merchants and in the city they make dirty profits. I maintain what I have already said repeatedly: that from the viewpoints of trade, of social interests, of politics and morals, the Jews are leading Germany into the abyss." (unquote).(p. 12).
Note that the LA CIVILTA CATOLICA article does not provide any evidence to support their argument that Jews are getting wealthy through dishonest means--unless, of course, one supposes that high-interest usury is ipso facto a means of dishonest gain. However, the role of usury is unmistakable. For a Jewish perspective on the great wealth acquired by Jews by means of high-interest usury, in just the instance of Austrian-ruled Poland (Galicia), please click on, and read my detailed review of A World Apart: A Memoir of Jewish Life in Nineteenth Century Galicia (Judaism and Jewish Life).