Writer Exposes Race Prejudice As Vote Getter

The current issue of the New Outlook carries an article by Cedric Fowler, called “Racial Prejudices: A Racket,” which declares that “racial hate has become a definite political force, roused and formulated for definite material ends, and expressing itself in the policy of whole nations.”

“Germany is today its highest exponent,” Fowler writes. “For the first time in history, the ruling powers of a modern state have made racial terror a major basis of their dominance.

“The highest Nazis have not repudiated it. For the benefit of foreign visitors they have made denials so disingenous as to deceive no one, but to their own people they proclaim and glory in a vicious and relentless policy of racial hate.”

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Declaring that Austria has never been noted for racial bitterness, the writer reports that “the Viennese are learning to hate the Jews as rapidly as their natures will allow.”

“In general,” he says, “anti-Semitism has been the favorite racial note….

“Market conditions in the race business are not complex. The ultimate consumer comes chiefly from one class of people—the petit bourgeoisie. They are the best customers the Leader can find for racial bitterness….

“Looking down the list of possible menaces, he finds one or more which will do. Jewish bankers, for example, who have stolen the people’s money, as part of the plot to enslave the race. Jewish ‘reds’ are in the plot to mop up on what little property the bankers have left.”

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