The United German Societies, erstwhile leader in the promotion of constructive German activities in Manhattan and present-day robot under the control of the Nazis, have published a pamphlet, “Things You Ought to Know.” It was first issued by the Deutsche Legion, another fairly well Hitlerized outfit, about a year ago.
The purpose of the pamphlet ostensibly is to let the world know that Germany has chalked up some few accomplishments in its own right, exclusive of Jewish support.
This department has been so swamped with the accomplishments of Jews, particularly in Germany, it seems impossible that somewhere Jewish influence has not crept into the success of the listed outstanding “Aryans.”
Going down the list of scientists produced by Germany one misses the names of Einstein, Ehrlich, Wassermann, and others whose names are possibly better known than those printed.
If it weren’t so hot, and if we weren’t ###fernally lazy, it would be a good stunt to list the names of famous German Jews and see if it wouldn’t top the United German Societies record. On the f###t rainy day, bringing with it cooling breezes, we’ll go through the files and see what can be done about this.
In passing, it is interesting to speculate on the peculiar psychosis that causes Germany to refuse to recognize as her own the German Jewish Nobel Prize winners and others who have contributed so much to that nation’s vaunted reputation.
We interviewed a fairly well known anti-Semite the other day, one who has written volumes on chronic anti-Semitism, and we got from him much more than could be published under the interview. Odd how newspapermen are enjoined from publishing the most interesting aspects of interviews. Perhaps that’s the reason for columns such as these.
We break no faith in recording ### impression of William Dudley Pelley, with whom he talked for four or five hours one day, when the celebrated Silver Shirt leader came to town.
“Do you know what I think of this fellow, Pelley?” he asked. And then without waiting for encouragement, he went on, “He’s just a lot of-.” (Blue pencilled).
The anti-Semite said that there was nothing original in Pelley’s theories, and cited authorities, allegedly given by the Chief himself, for much of the dope peddled through the organs of the Silver Legion. The stuff was culled by Pelley from a number of old unimportant books and brought up to date to appeal to cults with which the country generally is burdened.
He said Pelley has neither the personality nor the brains of Hitler, and he described the Chief as a small time magazine writer taking full advantage of breaks afforded by present chaotic political conditions.