To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:
Now that the Saar is being returned to Germany, it is time for Jews to stop whistling on their way through the cemetery and to view matters with the eye of the realist rather than of the hopeful but helpless child of whimsical fate.
For many months prior to the Saar plebiscite, writers nd commentators kept insisting there was a good chance that Saarlanders would vote for the status quo. It seems to me that the wish was father to the thought in nearly all these prophecies, and that any one who attempted to make an unbiased study of the situation could see clearly that the Reich was destined to win back this rich territory.
Similarly, it seems equally ridiculous and ill-advised for Jewish writers to continue to give birth to column after column of material which pretends to foresee an early doom for Hitler and Hitlerism.
Why not admit that however bestial Der Fuehrer may be, he has sold himself thoroughly to his people, and that there is no immediate prospect of his downfall?
Once we decide to look facts in the face, I believe, we will be in a much better position to take positive steps to decide our own fate, rather than to allow it to be at the mercy of the winds of chance.
New York City,
Jan. 15, 1930.