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R. D. B. Speaks

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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.

The poor dove of Peace has recently been pinioned by the camarilla in Germany and it has been obliged to coo for the Nazis as if they were angels. Hitler’s bleatings for peace and good will are enough to make an elephant laugh. This angelic person, still proudly preening himself on his heroic exploits of June 30 when his erstwhile comrades, Roehm, Ernst and some hundreds of others were offered up on the altar of Nazi purity, is so anxious for peace that he is willing to compromise on almost anything for which Nazism has shrieked so vociferously—all except one thing—and that is the war on Jewry.

So long as the Nazi demi-god and his doped and dazed followers persist in this, so long must Jews the world over persist in fighting these madmen.

That lovely idealist, Goebbels, who says so eloquently that he rates higher the commonest German prostitute than any Jewish woman, has been indicating already what will be the next turn of the screw. He admits that there will be a hard winter; that food and light and warmth may be largely wanting but of course, the good old, fine old, Aryan, Nordic and incidentally comic, German heroism will overcome all this heroically, and woe to the scheming Jews the world over who attempt and so on and on. In this the delectable Goebbels is gleefully assisted by the gentle tarantula Streicher whose anti-Semitic Stuermer continues to spew out its poisonous attacks week by week.

Hitler has recently again assailed Jewish intellectualism as a danger to Germany. He has, at the same time not apologized for the high intellectualism of Streicher’s “Stuermer,” which printed pictures of so-called Jewish sacrificial ritual massacres of Jewish children. Thousands upon thousands of copies of this venomous print were distributed among the ignorant German peasantry. The issue was finally “suppresed” but not until the poison had done its work and the tragic joke of it is that the reason for the “suppression” was stated to have been an article on German church organization which had nothing to do with the ritual libel.

Hitler’s attitude on this point is exactly the same as his attitude on world peace. In his book, “Mein Kampf,” he writes about “our victorious sword,” “the will to conquer,” “our enemies who must be subdued,” “peace through the sword,” and similar appeals to the barbaric tendencies of the Huns, but today while he holds out again the dear old olive branch, he says nothing about the rattling sabre and the goose step which he advocates for home consumption but which we, not being fools, hear just as plainly as the foolish adoring German sheep who still think they are being led to green pastures.

Goebbels was right when he said it would be a hard winter. They will wake up there one of these days. Meanwhile, all that Jewry throughout the world has to do is its duty having nothing to do with Germany or German things, be patient and wait. The German people are a decent, honest lot. As I say, they will have an awakening.

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