Winston Churchill on Jews

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My attention has been drawn recently to an article by Winston Churchill, the Winston Churchill, published on February 8, 1920 in the Illustrated Sunday Herald (London), titled Zionism vs Bolshevism: A struggle for the soul of the Jewish people.

Given that this was written by Winston Churchill, the thoughts are very much unfiltered. Given that they were written before the holocaust and are therefore not restricted by sensibilities which have become the norm since the holocaust regarding the role of Jews in Western public life, the thoughts are doubly unfiltered. Given the events which occurred in the decades after this article were written, events which have shaped the nature of the modern world, the thoughts are prescient.

Churchill makes a case that there exist three classes of Jews: ordinary Jews who want to earn a living, raise a family and contribute to the nation they live in; Jews who work to undermine the nations of the West via socialism; and Jews who want to create a national homeland for Jews in Israel. It is a distinction similar to the those we make today between ordinary Muslims, “extremist” or “purist” Muslims, and reformist Muslims. It is also worth keeping in mind considering the arrest of Paul Weston in 2014 after a public speech in which he quoted Winston Churchill’s observations of Muslims. No doubt a reading of this article may also land one in trouble with the British authorities.

Below are some choice excerpts:

“SOME people like Jews and some do not; but no thoughtful man can doubt the fact that they are beyond all question the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has ever appeared in the world.”

Churchill clearly has respect for Jews, but he acknowledges that with great power comes great responsibility:

“The conflict between good and evil which proceeds unceasingly in the breast of man nowhere reaches such an intensity as in the Jewish race. The dual nature of mankind is nowhere more strongly or more terribly exemplified.”

He thus attributes to Jews the two most powerful systems of thought in the West – Christianity on the one hand and socialism on the other. Churchill then takes a very civnat line toward those whom he categorises as “National Jews”:

“There are the Jews who, dwelling in every country throughout the world, identify themselves with that country, enter into its national life, and, while adhering faithfully to their own religion, regard themselves as citizens in the fullest sense of the State which has received them. Such a Jew living in England would say, “I am an Englishman practising the Jewish faith.” This is a worthy conception, and useful in the highest degree.”

But he contrasts this with those in whom a beastly ideology has laid root:

“In violent opposition to all this sphere of Jewish effort rise the schemes of the International Jews. The adherents of this sinister confederacy are mostly men reared up among the unhappy populations of countries where Jews are persecuted on account of their race. Most, if not all, of them have forsaken the faith of their forefathers, and divorced from their minds all spiritual hopes of the next world. This movement among the Jews is not new. From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, and down to Trotsky (Russia), Bela Kun (Hungary), Rosa Luxembourg (Germany), and Emma Goldman (United States), this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilisation and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. It played, as a modern writer, Mrs. Webster, has so ably shown, a definitely recognisable part in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the Nineteenth Century; and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.”

He then labels them “terrorists” and apportions much of the blame to them for the Russian Revolution:

“There is no need to exaggerate the part played in the creation of Bolshevism and in the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution by these international and for the most part atheistical Jews. It is certainly a very great one; it probably outweighs all others.”

Much of Churchill’s writings of the interwar years appear prophetic, no more so than the following paragraph in which he fears for the millions of innocents who may suffer due to this association:

“The fact that in many cases Jewish interests and Jewish places of worship are excepted by the Bolsheviks from their universal hostility has tended more and more to associate the Jewish race in Russia with the villainies which are now being perpetrated. This is an injustice on millions of helpless people, most of whom are themselves sufferers from the revolutionary regime. It becomes, therefore, specially important to foster and develop any strongly-marked Jewish movement which leads directly away from these fatal associations. And it is here that Zionism has such a deep significance for the whole world at the present time.”

He thus identifies a solution and a way forward in the idea of a Jewish State in Israel:

“Zionism offers the third sphere to the political conceptions of the Jewish race. In violent contrast to international communism, it presents to the Jew a national idea of a commanding character.

He sees the creation of the State of Israel as being in the interests of the British Empire:

“Of course, Palestine is far too small to accommodate more than a fraction of the Jewish race, nor do the majority of national Jews wish to go there. But if, as may well happen, there should be created in our own lifetime by the banks of the Jordan a Jewish State under the protection of the British Crown, which might comprise three or four millions of Jews, an event would have occurred in the history of the world which would, from every point of view, be beneficial, and would be especially in harmony with the truest interests of the British Empire.”

And such a creation as an antidote to Bolshevism and a vindication of the Jewish people:

“It is particularly important in these circumstances that the national Jews in every country who are loyal to the land of their adoption should come forward on every occasion, as many of them in England have already done, and take a prominent part in every measure for combating the Bolshevik conspiracy. In this way they will be able to vindicate the honour of the Jewish name and make it clear to all the world that the Bolshevik movement is not a Jewish movement, but is repudiated vehemently by the great mass of the Jewish race.”

I will leave my own commentary sparse, limited to encouraging debate on the following questions:

  • Is the association Churchill makes between Jews and socialism fair?
  • Does this suggest that the actions of Jewish people can affect how they are treated in their host nations, good or bad?
  • Can Israel be blamed for current conflict in the Middle East, which surely would have been a powderkeg regardless in the wake of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire?
  • Why did the Europeans not simply re-establish either the Crusader States of the Middle Ages or the old Roman/Byzantine territories in the Middle East?

This list is far from comprehensive. As ever, The XYZ looks to encourage constructive dialogue, and in relation to these matters, constructive dialogue free from ironic sieg heils on the one hand and reflexive charges of antisemitism on the other.

Photo by Tiocfaidh ár lá 1916

  • ] W. Hunter [

    Jews ?

    No comment.
    ( lest I suffer the fate of Ryan Fletcher )

    • Micaiah

      I don’t know this officially and I may be wrong, but I’m fairly certain Ryan Fletcher got banned because he used a sock puppet disqus account to circumvent the rules about contributers having to be moderately civil to each other, shortly after his primary disqus account got banned for the same reason.

      I’d say it’s safe to make your comment, just so long as it’s semi-constructive and not an image of that hand rubbing shekel collector.

    • entropy

      Get yourself an XYZ book deal, just to be sure.

      • ] W. Hunter [

        I’ll do the book deal, as long as I also get signed 1st edition copies of Adam Piggots “Pushing Rubbery Dongers Uphill” or whatever it is titled.

  • tfw Winston Churchill was literally Hitler.

  • Micaiah

    Love it.

    Churchill recognizes the difference between Zionist Jews (ie. Jewish ethnonationalists) and the Marxist Jews. One of the biggest things that turns me off the a global Jewish conspiracy theory is that I’ve never observed any of it’s advocates acknowledge that there is an actual difference. Both Netenyahu and Soros get echo punctuations, and they are both leaders within their respective camps, and they seriously hate each other.

    I’m broadly in agreement with Churchill’s sentiments as presented in this article, and with regards to Israel causing problems in the middle east, I will observe that the Islamists only hate Israel because Israel is western and at their back doorstep. If Israel wasn’t there, their primary hatred would be directed at more distant western countries. Like Australia.

    This is why I am strongly pro-Israel: Their location makes them a human shield for the rest of us.

    • entropy

      “Islamists only hate Israel because Israel is Western”

      Wow. Bit early to be drinking.

      • Micaiah

        #notanargument.

        Also, that’s not what I said.

        • entropy

          I don’t need to argue against obvious stupidity.

          Also, double quotes says it is.

          • Micaiah

            No, what I actually said was “western and at their back doorstep”.

            That’s different.

            Also, how am I going to learn to be better if you don’t push back against my “obvious stupidity”?

          • entropy

            A semantic difference that doesn’t change the context, which is why I didn’t bother typing out the entire paragraph. Not trying to fake news you.

            Muslims hate the Jews primarily because of religion, not geopolitics.

          • Micaiah

            Actually it does, because the combination of those two factors makes them greater than either one would be individually.

            Muslims hate everyone who isn’t a Muslim primarily because they aren’t Muslims. Do you think Christians would last much longer than Jews under Sharia law?

          • entropy

            Yes. Christians and Muslims share a prophet in Jesus, who the Jews killed.

            Jews always try to externalise or deflect the unusual levels of antipathy with which they are viewed, so be careful not to fall for those ADL talking points.

            Claiming their imperialist theocracy as a bastion of Western democracy sure does seem to work on cuckservatives.

    • Jewish neocons in the US have provoked the Islamic world to hate the West through endless warfare and atrocities committed by our troops and intel agencies for them. Anyone who still thinks 9/11 was carried out by 19 boozy Saudis with box cutters is voluntarily retarded, and when we look deeper at who really carried out it is clear that deep state neocons and ZIonists played a leading role. This led to the ‘War on Terror’, which was outlined as a strategy by the neocon Project for the New American Century in their 1990s paper ‘Rebuilding America’s Defenses (RAD)’. They called for a ‘new Pearl Harbor’, and magically got one on 9/11.

      If not for the provocations of the Zionists, there would be no conflict between the West and Islam and no rapefugee crisis. That’s a pretty shit shield.

      • Micaiah

        I think you’ve lost sight of history. Jihadists have been trying very hard to overrun us since the birth of the Islamic movement. The middle east and north Africa was largely Christian before they overran it, they tried very very hard to overrun Europe before any of the crusades.

        Again, I’m not saying we haven’t provoked them, and I’m not saying your analysis of recent middle eastern happenings is wrong, but Jihadists would hate us and try to kill us with or without us meddling in their affairs. They don’t need a reason to hate us, even if we have given them one.

        The rapefugee crisis could have quite easily been prevented if the EU beurocrats had the will to preserve their border integrity. The immigration was motivated more by open borders than the instability per se.

        • Muslims are like Gremlins, with the caliphate as water. When there is no caliphate, they are docile, even likeable. Once a caliph comes along, they activate and become all allah snackbar. Wait till a mahdi comes along soon, and then they’ll go absolutely bananas.

          It was the globalist US deep stater Zbigniew Brzezinski (Obama’s mentor, incidentally) who first reactivated the jihadis in Afghanistan. The mujahideen, then al-Qaeda and then ISIS all remained puppets of the US-Israel-Turkish deep state nexus afterward. Our intelligence agencies created these self-combusting freakjobs, and when you look at who created ISIS it’s clear that our deep state resurrected the caliphate in the form of ISIS. Don’t blame Muslims for that. We did it.

          You use the terms ‘Islamists’ and ‘jihadis’ in a way that makes it seem like all Muslims want to blow up the infidels. That is just not true. It’s a dialectic which is being pushed by Jewish supremacists in US government, media and academia. We are being manipulated into yet another disastrous war, one which will probably finally finish us off.

          And who is behind the open borders ideology? Who has pushed it? Hint: It wasn’t the Muslims…

          • Micaiah

            Are you saying Islam is a religion of peace after all? Because it sounds kind of like you are saying Islam is a religion of peace.

  • That was great, no wonder the Left hate Israel so vehemently.

  • entropy

    Appeasement: as effective on the Jews as it was on the Nazis.

  • Craig

    Seems more the fact Jewish Neocons and Christian Zionists will be getting political and geo political blow back in the present and near future for 9/11 and anti-jihad shenanigans.

    When you provoke both sides, Muslim world and Western world, Jewish neocons and Christian Zionists are stuck in the middle. What do you think happens when both of the larger sides work out the machinations of all the little men in the middle with the money?

    It is interesting watching the Rhodesia and South Africa anti-apartheid effect playing out on Israel now. Ditching white apartheid only bought Israel time, when really instead of cucking should of stood by their allies. Too late now. That goes for Australia and the USA, pretty much why we have Muslim rape gangs in Europe and African crime gangs in Victoria.

    I tell you where some of the Marxist Jews of South Africa fled to, they were the first to leave when apartheid fell, they fled to Sydney Australia. Funny enough It’s South African Jews which also own the swingers clubs in Sydney. Every single time eh.

    Are the ethno nationalist Israeli’s still trying to pawn off the 40000 black Africans to Europe as refugees? Such greatest western allies they be, but it’s ok cause they be black African Christians, just like the ones in the crime gangs of Victoria…

  • Craig

    It is good to see some little Jews pick the white side, I admit, some very talented ones as well. See people are picking sides already.

    It’s always the little Jews and us plebs that cop the carnage of Mr big Jew and Zionists incorporated.

  • 9x19parabellum

    Marxism and Zionism come together in two deadly words: Kalergi Plan.

    • Peter Harris

      When human trash come together with other human trash, we get people like you.

  • Noachideous

    Is this Kathleen Klown Kosher ? Because the message is … as is the silence on make undead in 1948. Red PoPPie for the soldier goy …… Kathleen ?

    https://www.kathleenbelew.com/

    http://www.jewornotjew.com/profile.jsp?ID=523
    YoDa is not we hear, where by the numbers, we’d have thought he was.

  • He was running cover.

    Israel was already a preordained reality by then.

    The Bolsheviks were funded and assisted by the “harmless” nationalist jews.

    Churchill was brilliant in some regards and not in others. He was incapable of living within his means and financially supported by jews. His attitude towards Germans needs to be acknowledged in this light. He would be a neocon hawk in today’s jargon. He was their tool, probably more than he was a patriot. He lied constantly.

    He willingly surrendered eastern Europe to the Bolsheviks.

    Without Churchill, England may have sued for peace, but it would still be England. London isn’t even an English city anymore.

    He is a duke in hell.

    • Noachideous

      The YT genocide appears a pre ordained reality to. It is all ….. a plan…
      Max Dimont took the Fifth on make undead 1948…… There is no alternative, lest the ruse be exposed.

      Zionism and Cultural Marxism are the same thing ……. judaism.

      From page 419 of a book by Max Dimont entitled The Indestructible Jews, where Max gives his opinion on the destiny of Western civilisation and by inference the UK and Europe. Max was a Zionist.

      According to the author:

      The diasporisation of man into one world, and a synthesis of the Western, Slavic and Sinic civilisations into one universal culture having the ethics of the Torah for its moral foundation and Jerusalem as its spiritual centre..

      The opinion of Max Dimont enunciates the plan…. Marxism is Zionism is judaism. They all demand the destruction of racial nations. It must be done secretly, disguised as something else, to avoid BlowBack.

      Jewish immigration advocacy in YT racial nations is a grave dug for YT goyim….. by jews. Once YT goy has agreed to lay quietly in that grave, hate laws are designed to keep him still while he is buried under the weight of individuated multicultural hordes.

  • Frank Greco

    Terrific find. Thanks.

    Churchill seems to imply that “Spartacus-Weishaupt” was Jewish. Although the Illuminati certainly figure in the history of international communism, I’m not aware of any evidence that Weishaupt was Jewish.