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John L. Spivak, in the second of a series of articles called “Plotting the American Pogroms,” appearing in the New Masses, says that Royal Scott Gulden of the Order of ’76 told him in an interview:

“We’re trying to prevent pogroms by preventing the Jews from driving people to start pogroms against them.”

Spivak charges that “this man Gulden’s organization of super-patriots…. cooperates with paid Hitler agents in the distribution of anti-Semitic propaganda.”

The Nazi propaganda, the writer asserts, enters chiefly through the ports of New York and Baltimore on the East Coast, and Portland and San Pedro on the West Coast. Gulden told Spivak, the latter alleges, that “the Jews are making economic pogroms against us.”

“They are taking our businesses, our professions away—” said Gulden, according to Spivak. And if that continues pogroms will start.”

At an earlier stage in the interview, Spivak asserts, Gulden declared:

“I want you to get this straight. We’re not opposed to the Jews as Jews, but every Jew is a potential Communist, and both are breaking down the laws of the land.”

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