The latest issue of The Silver-shirt Weekly of which William Dudley Pelley is editor-in-chief, charges that in the United States there exists “an ugly preponderance” of “bad” Jews.
They are described as “strictly materialistic-minded Hebrews who want to see Israel come back into a position of world domination, not so much because they love their own blood or religion as because they aspire to the power that will accrue to them under such arrangements personally.”
The Silvershirts, another article in the same issue says, “are the only organization in the United Statesâ€”or for that matter, in the worldâ€”whose true leaders cannot be bought, controlled or subverted by Judan strategies in any form, whose members are trenchantly awakened to the true aims and purposes of Jewry and who refuse to be hoodwinked.”
A letter from a Ralph Bower-man praises Pelley, who is chief of the Silvershirts, as having been directly responsible for what is called “the rise of anti-Jewish-control sentiment.”
The leading article, headed “Does the Jew Face Disaster?” reads in part as follows:
“These are the days when the Jews among us are beginning to fear for themselves with ### that is gigantic.
“This fear ever seeks for expression in self-assurances about security. A people who do not fear for themselves are unmindful about security. They do not think about it the clock around.”
Under the heading “What You Must Know About the Emptiness of Israel,” the Silvershirt Weekly declares:
“The people whom some excoriate as Jews today are of course not quite so terrible as their enemies would like to think, neither are they responsible for all the woes of society; that is a vicious, unbalanced view for anyone to take, and a view that can only lead to worse confusions within our own spirits of Christhood.
“What we must learn is this: The Jews have this in common with us as mortals, and with every other mortal, that they do worship an ideal.”
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.