(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)
The state and church controversy in Mexico is employed as a new weapon in the hands of European anti-Semites. The “Action Francaise,” French monarchistic and anti-Semitic paper, says:
“The anti-Catholic persecution in Mexico is only an episode in the Jewish conquest. President Calles, a Free Mason, son of a Jew, is an agent of international revolution. He wants to realize in Mexico what had been undertaken by the Israelowitch Jews–Kurt Eisner, in Bavaria; Bela Kuhn and Szamuely in Hungary; Trotsky, Zinoviev and Lenin in Russia.
“Seconded by a ministry which is directed by a Jew, Aaron Saenz, Calles made a beginning by confiscating the great landed properties which he distributed to the Communists. In the second place, in order that the work of the enslavement of the Mexican people to the despotism of the Jews may be consummated, he has made an effort to tear from the soul of that people the teachings of the Catholic faith; he has chiefly worked to impress materialism and atheism on the young generation.
“It seems that the French press, in general, does not sufficiently suspect the tenor of the dispatches which are transmitted to them by the agencies, several of which are in Jewish control. Thus, the majority of the newspapers have docilely reproduced without any reservation, the dispatch announcing that a plot against the life of President Calles had just been discovered. The announcement of an imaginary plot has always been the pretext invented by the revolutionary chiefs in order to justify measures of terror whenever their cowardice and savagery rage.
“Another dispatch, reproduced not less docilely, announced the ‘arrest, for rebellion and conspiracy, of ten young girls belonging to the wealthiest families of the city.’ To the best families, that is possible indeed, but not to the wealthiest. For in Mexico, as in all countries, the richest families are the Jewish families. In fact, what the miserable Calles wanted to do is the taking of hostages, in order to guarantee his own safety, and also thus to give the means of blackmailing the families to which he will not return the unhappy young girls except against the payment of large ransoms. We are in a time of banditry. But the above-cited text allows our anti-clericals, some of whom pretend to be Catholics, to say: ‘See, in Mexico, as everywhere else, the rich are the faithful Catholics, for the Church makes it its business to keep the wealth.’ The Church is not and has never been the watch-dog of wealth, but is, and should be (morally) the watch-dog of property, large, medium or very small, for God has inscribed, in his seventh and ninth commandment, the formal obligation to respect the property of others.
“Let us also mention that President Calles, applying faithfully the tactics recommended by the supreme Cahal of the nation of Jews (Protocols of the Elders of Zion), has begun to cause the disarmament of his future victims in order to be able afterwards to despoil them and to have them massacred without danger.”
Rabbi Joseph Schwed, seventy-nine, of New York City, died Sunday night. He retired two years ago, after forty years of activity in New York City. Born in Germany, he came here forty-six years ago.
Rosh Hashanah and Succoth will be observed in the Young Judea clubs throughout the country.
The holiday celebrations are directed by the National Young Judea Office at New York City.
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