Sioux City, Ia. (Nov. 22)
For thirty years Editor-in-chief of the Daily Express in London, England’s most celebrated journalist and chairman of the Board of Directors of the London Daily Express
I never cease to urge on Jews in all parts of the world to co-ordinate, to organize, to bind together their sadly separated interests. I look at the way in which the Irish have made use of their art of organization and wonder why it is not possible for Jews, who are surely no less capable, to do likewise? True, the Irish are still organizing towards their millenium and when they achieve it, they will organize no plan to undo it all again but the fact remains that they can and do protect their interests whereas the Jews merely talk about it.
This vast number of millions of Jews throughout the world might as well be reduced to one-eighth or less its present figures for all the good they do the cause of Jewry. I know of nothing in the world’s history so ineffective as the present condition of the Jews. You almost hear the voices of the leaders in the wilderness calling on the recalcitrant ones to close up the ranks.
So now, once more, let there be an attempt at coordination. I suggest, for instance, for a start, that every reader of this note should write at once to Mr. Untermyer in New York and say this:
“I am prepared to work under the auspices of your committee. I promise that I will do everything in my power to promote the cause to which you have dedicated yourself. Let me know what it is in my locality that I can do either by work or contribution of funds and if it is in my power, I will do it.
“Above all, I will hold aloofâ€”for the present at least, during crisisâ€”from criticism.
Do that and see how the flowers will bloom in the desert!