confession of weakness. It is for us who are attacked to be calm, clear-eyed and fearless. It is for us to seek those other lovers of freedom and decency who are our natural allies. The forces that would degrade us also will annihilate everything that decent men hold dear.
When decent Gentiles who might be our friends turn their eyes towards us and see an unappealing picture of cringing and flight, they can only shrug their shoulders in resignation. They can hardly be expected to fight the battles which we are too lazy or too decrepit to fight for ourselves.
A young Jewish girl who steps into an employment agency and is contemptuously repulsed when it is discovered she is Jewish has in her hands more of the portent of the future than is contained in all the mouthings of our orators. Their mumbo-jumbo only serves to mislead and detract us from our real task, that of living both collectively and individually as free men, spiritually hearty, emotionally healthy and physically safe.
Loyalty, fealty, courage, pride sacrifice are not mere words. They will remain virtues whether men recognize them or not. Jews who hide out in the jungles of economic determinism, assimilationism, class-struggle and fearful renegade thought have much to learn.
The anti-Semitic monster will scotch them first. Being both weak and elusive they are the better game.
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.