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The International Jew: The World's Foremost Problem

by Henry Ford

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The International Jew is an important book and one that every American should read. What is astonishing about the book, written in 1920, is that its contentions and complaints and criticisms of the Jews are the same, exactly the same with no deviation whatsoever, as those posited in 2011 and, to the best of my ability to research, and as those asserted throughout western history by the writers of Spain and Gogol and Tolstoy and Dickens and Shakespeare and Goethe and Walter Scott and Eugene Sue and many others. Always, always claims are made that Jews have assumed control of national finances using them to their tribal ends and to the detriment of the native population. In 1920, just as now, the discussion ended with the defensive claim of anti-semitisn which is employed as a magical shiobboleth by which all discussion of facts and questions concerning the Jewish presence in society is terminated on pain of extreme retribution. To me, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion seem far-fetched and ultimately are unimportant whether or not a forgery. Those protocols aside, there is plenty of factual information available today (and in Mr. Ford's book) to make a strong case for Jewish control of international banking. Take a look at the structure of the federal reserve bank system and notice the ethnicity of those who largely control and operate it and of the other banks which actually own the federal reserve. Read it. Think about it. Research it. Decide for yourelf ( )
  BayanX | Sep 9, 2011 |
Henry Ford published this series of articles in 1920 looking at the role of Jews in the international society of his time, which is to say, after WW1 and pre WW2.

He saw the Jews as a separate group, having maintained their identity over millenia by means of a strong racial awareness, intermarriage laws, religion and tradition. There isn't much to doubt about this, but he moves on to consider the way in which this Jewish group has interacted with the remaining 97% of Gentile society (in 1920 Jews were about 3% of the US population and are a similar proportion today).

His concludes that there are positive and negative effects. On the positive side he shows traditional Jewish commercial activities such as banking becoming centred in the most tolerant countries (in his day and at present the US) providing plentiful Gentile employment which in the modern context would include the media and entertainment industries.

On the negative side is the manipulation of their host legislatures, foreign policy, economy and media channels for their own rather than the national benefit.

Although he doesn't express it in these terms, he is really asking whether Jews and Gentiles have a symbiotic relationship (both sides benefit) or a parasitic relationship (one side benefits) in the countries in which they coexist.
He comes down mostly on the side of a parasitic relationship which he supports by the considerable efforts that Jewish organizations go to to hide their power and shut down any references to it in the media. They label it as anti-Semitic, which it often is, but Ford makes it clear that the Jews themselves have been operating a solid racist policy since at least Roman times so it shouldn't come as a surprise that Gentiles sometimes react in the same way.

The book identifies Gentile nationalism and racial identity as the main Jewish fear, hence their strong support for multiculturalism (for Gentiles) and liberalism (for Gentiles) of the kind promoted in the collapsing late Austro-Hungarian empire and German Weimar republic, both of which they powerfully influenced.

He shows that the the murderous Bolshevik revolutionaries were almost entirely Jewish and the catastrophic result that their revolution had for the Russian and Ukrainian populations, and, should he have written his articles post WW2, he would have added the equally catastrophic German nationalistic reaction against the early 20th century Jewish domination of German society (e.g. in 1912, one out of three high school students in Vienna was a religious Jew, 40% of medical students were Jewish etc. displacing the traditionally German middle class - See Brigitte Hamann ) ( )
  Miro | Mar 12, 2011 |
I bought this book at an airport out of curiosity, and was interested to see what this controversial book had to say.

I found the quality of the arguments in the book very low. The first issue is that the book bases most of its "evidence" on the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", but does not give any evidence to show this document is authentic. On further research, it seems likely that "The Protocols" is a fake, which means that most of the arguments made in "The International Jew" are built on sand.

The second issue I had was the emotive language. If the author had a solid basis for his claims, then he could state his case without resorting to spittle-flecked arguments. ( )
  Pondlife | Jul 23, 2010 |
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