Have the Zionist Revisionists any Fascist cendencies? “No,” says Elias Ginsburg in an article in the current issue of the Menorah Journal. “Yes,” says Jacob Tabachnik in the November issue of the Hashomer Hatzair, a New York publication.
Mr. Ginsburg, who is the leader of the Revisionist movement in America, compares in his article the cardinal points of the ideologies of Dr. Herzl and of the Revisionist Party, to show their identity and passes on to details with a view to prove that the Revisionist program is the outcome of that ideology and has nothing whatever to do with Fascism Mr. Ginsburg states:
Respecting “Fascist tendencies,” let us state most emphatically that nowhere in the official Revisionist program, convention resolutions or utterances of responsible leaders is there to be found so much as a hint that the Revisionists would countenance “terrorism” in any shape or manner, let alone propagate or practice it; that they would oppress any class of Jews or non-Jews and deprive them of their human liberties; that they would at any time destroy or curtail the rights of any non-Jews or seek to acquire any territory by physical force.
The charge that the Revisionists “desire to be the oppressor by force and to conquer by fury” is as baseless as it is irresponsible, and achieves nothing beyond serving as a dangerous source of reference for foes of the Jewish people.
TOOL OF PLANTERS
Mr. Tabachnik links up Revisionism with “the constant spread of the plague called Fascism” and states:
The social complexion of Revisionism unveiled stands in its true colors as a Fascist movement. For the Revisionist movement, reduced to simplest terms, expresses the obstinate resistance of Jewish petty bourgeois youth to undergo the historically necessary transition process of productivization. It shuns the socialist aims, the struggle for a classless society, that feature the Chalutz and Labor Zionist movements. For it to preserve the social status quo is a problem of existence as a class. And in other lands Fascism, having no stable social-economic basis for its self-existence, plays into the hands of the great-bourgeoisie, which is no less inimical to it, as a tool in the struggle to drive a wedge into the ranks of the organized working class. Revisionism has found an additional base of “support” in the Jewish plantation owners of Palestine. For the latter, despite their luke-warm Zionism, despite their opposition to Jewish immigration and to the maximal political aspirations of Zionism, have found it convenient to lend their support to the Revisionist movement. Revisionists make good strike-breakers when the Histadruth demands the employment of organized Jewish labor or better terms for workers.