Onward Christian Soldiers
[Part 15 (last)]
This new version of Onward Christian Soldiers that I’ve compiled consists of the original contents published by Noontide Press in 1982 plus the “missing” text that, for reasons explained below, was in the Swedish version published in 1942.
I’ve also included some supplementary texts here giving the history of the missing parts of Day’s book. Also book reviews by Revilo Oliver and Amazon readers (see Part 1).
Maps of Northern Europe & the Baltic States
THE REST OF DONALD DAY by Paul Knutson — 1984
EDITORIAL NOTE by Liberty Bell
The Resurrection of Donald Day — A review by Revilo P. Oliver. The Liberty Bell — January 1983
TWO KINDS OF COURAGE by Revilo P. Oliver. The Liberty Bell — October 1986
ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS
Permit Me To Introduce Myself * (all new)
1 Why I did not go Home *………………………………. 1
2 The United States *………………………………………. 7
3 Latvia ………………………………………………………… 21
4 Meet the Bolsheviks *………………………………….. 41
5 Alliance with the Bear *……………………………….. 53
6 Poland ……………………………………………………….. 63
7 Trips ………………………………………………………….. 85
8 The Downfall of Democracy * ………………………. 93
9 Jews …………………………………………………………… 101
10 Russia *………………………………………………………. 115
11 Lithuania * ………………………………………………….. 131
12 Danzig ……………………………………………………….. 145
13 Estonia ……………………………………………………….. 151
14 Sweden ………………………………………………………. 159
15 Norway ………………………………………………………. 169
16 Finland ………………………………………………………. 183
17 England *……………………………………………………. 197
18 Europe *…………………………………………………….. 201
19 Epilogue *…………………………………………………… 204
Index of Names ………………………………………………….. 205
* Contains new material (dark blue text) missing from original Noontide edition.
of Northern Europe 1920s (click to enlarge in new window)
of Baltic States 1920s (click to enlarge in new window)
LIBERTY BELL PUBLICATIONS
THE REST OF
Donald Day, who had been for many years the foreign correspondent of the Chicago Tribune in northern Europe, wrote a record of his observations, Onward, Christian Soldiers, in 1942. His English text was first published as a book in 1982. It was printed by William Morrison and appeared under the imprint of the Noontide Press of Torrance, California, As Professor Oliver pointed out in his review of that book in Liberty Bell for January, 1983, the text had been copied, with some omissions and minor changes, from an anonymously issued mimeographed transcription of a defective carbon copy of the author’s manuscript, which had been brought to the United States in someway, despite the vigilance of Franklin Roosevelt’s surreptitious thought-police.
That was not the first publication of Day’s book. A Swedish translation, Framat Krististridsman, was published by Europa Edition in Stockholm in 1944. (That paper cover, printed in red, green, and black, is reproduced in black-and-white on the following page.)
Copies of this book still survive in Sweden and are even found in some public libraries. There may still be a copy in the Library of Congress, where, however, it was catalogued and buried among the very numerous books of a different Donald Day, a very prolific writer who midwifed the autobiography of Will Rogers and produced book after book on such various subjects as American humorists, the folk-lore of the Southwest, the tourist-attractions of Texas, and probably anything for which he saw a market, including a mendacious screed entitled Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Own Story. By a supreme irony, the Library concealed Framat Kristi stridsman in its catalogue by placing it between the other Day’s Evolution of Love and his propaganda piece for the unspeakably vile monster whose millions of victims included one of the last honest journalists.
The Swedish translation contains some long and important passages that do not appear in the book published in California and are not found in the mimeographed copy. By translating these back into English, I can restore Donald Day’s meaning, but, of course, I cannot hope to reproduce exactly the words and style of his original manuscript. I can also restore from the Swedish the deficiencies of the mimeographed transcript.
It seems impossible to determine now whether the parts of Day’s work that are preserved only in the Swedish were deleted by him to shorten his text when he sent a typewritten copy to the United States or were added by him before he turned his manuscript over to the Swedish translator at about the same time. At all events, the Swedish now alone provides us with some significant parts of bay‘s book and many Americans will want to have Day’s Work complete and entire.
For the convenience of the reader, I have, by arrangement with the publisher of Liberty Bell, included corrections of the printed English text where it departs, through negligence or misunderstanding, from the mimeographed text from which it was copied. I have passed over obvious typographical errors in the printed book, and omitted small and relatively unimportant corrections. For example, near the end of p. 44 of the printed book, the sentence should read, “All reported that the officials of the Cheka, later known as the GPU and NKVD, were Jews.”
Day did not use footnotes, so the reader will understand what all the footnotes [indicated by the symbol *] on the following pages are my own explanations of the text.
The supplements below are arranged in the order of pages of the printed book, as shown by the note in the small type that precedes each section, The three sources are discriminated typographically thus; Italics show what is copied from the printed text to give continuity.
Ordinary Roman type is used for what is in the mimeographed copy but was omitted from the printed version. This, of course, is precisely what Day wrote in English.
What I have translated back from the Swedish appears in this style of type. These passages, as I have said, convey Day’s meaning without necessarily restoring exactly the words he used in his English original, from which the Swedish version was made.
With the foregoing supplements, we have at last as accurate a text of Donald Day’s Onward, Christian Soldiers as we are likely to have, barring the remote possibility that the manuscript Day gave to his Swedish translator may yet be discovered.
The Swedish translation is pedestrian, as indeed is Day’s English style, but a comparison of the Swedish with the extant parts of the English assures me of the translator’s general competence. In one passage, which we have only in the Swedish, in which Day reports his refusal to become a well-paid and dignified member of our Diplomatic Service with a “little Morgenthau” as an “adviser” to tell him what to do, the translator was evidently confused by the irony of some English phrase such as “executive for a Jew” and reversed Day’s obvious meaning;, this was corrected in the foregoing text.
The mimeographed version is evidently a transcription from Day’s carbon copy, with only such errors as only the most expert typists can entirely avoid. There is, however, one very odd error in the mimeographed version corresponding to our printed page 4 above; it reads “the Great Rocky mountains of the border of Tennessee and North Carolina.” That is geographically absurd, of course, and the Swedish (stora Rijkiga Bergen) shows that Day wrote “Great Smoky mountains,” as we have, printed above. It is probably only a coincidence that the Swedish word for “Smoky” could have suggested, to a person who knew no Swedish, the error made by the typist in California who copied Day’s carbon copy.
When Day relies on his recollection of what he was told years before, his memory is sometimes faulty, and we have naturally made no changes in what he wrote. He makes an obvious error on our page 4, where he says that the Cherokees were driven from their lands and moved to Indian Territory “toward the end of the last century.” Actually, the expulsion of the Cherokee Nation by an American army took place in 1838. The Cherokees, by the way, were the most nearly civilized of all the Indian tribes in the territory that is now the United States and Canada, and it is true that their expulsion from the lands that had been guaranteed to them by treaty inflicted great hardships on them: they lost most of their property, including their negro slaves, and large numbers of them perished as they were quite brutally herded from the Appalachians almost half way across the continent to what is now the southern border of Arkansas.
Ethnologists who have made intensive studies of the Indians of North America (e.g., Peter Farb) regard Sequoyah (Sequoia) as perhaps “the greatest intellect the Indians produced.” He was the son of a Cherokee woman by an unidentified white trader, and, growing up with the mother’s people, regarded himself as a Cherokee. He, however, was an exception to what Day says about half-breeds. Day may have been confused about the date of the expulsion because a few of the Cherokees succeeded in hiding from the perquisition in the wilds of the Great Smokies and were eventually given the small reservation they now occupy east of Bryson City in the toe of North Carolina. There was some agitation about them “near the end of the last century.”
The circumstances in which Day’s carbon copy was smuggled into the United States remain obscure. When the mimeographed transcription was made and first issued, it contained a prefatory page on which an anonymous writer said,
“It is my understanding that this book was published in; 1942, and then merely made an appearance at the book-sellers, when all copies were immediately withdrawn and destroyed without a single copy escaping the book-burners, I was also told that Mr. Day died shortly after this incident.”
The page was presumably withdrawn when its author learned that Day was still alive at that time and an exile in Helsinki, since the Jews who rule the United States would not permit him to return to his native land.
It is curious that the man who made the transcription, which did effectively preserve Day’s work for the future, and who was evidently a resident of California, had heard a somewhat less plausible version of the rumor that was current in Washington in 1943. (See the review by Professor Oliver in Liberty Bell, January 1983, p. 27). It is quite possible that the source of both rumors was an effort by the apparatus of the great War Criminal in the White House to prevent the publication of the Swedish translation, which, as Day tells us in the last item in our supplements, was delayed in the press for two years by a “paper shortage” and it is noteworthy that the paper for it was finally obtained in Finland, not Sweden,* Until the book was finally published in 1944, the enemies of mankind could have imagined that their pressures on Sweden had effectively prevented Day’s exposure of one phase of their activity from ever appearing in print.
[* Day’s book was published by Europa Edition in Stockholm, which, however, had to have the printing done by Mercators Tryckeri in Helsinki. Although copies of the Swedish book have been preserved, Day’s work would not now be generally known — and would be supposed lost by Americans who heard of it — if the anonymous gentleman in California had not issued his mimeographed transcription.]
KATANA — The Liberty Bell article continues with a list of text to be added or amended to the Noontide edition. All these changes (indicated by the dark blue text) have been entered in this expanded version of Onward Christian Soldiers.
Word Totals for the Additional Text
Introduction – –
Permit Me To Introduce Myself – 5,738 (all new)
Chapter 1 – 23
Chapter 2 – 307
Chapter 3 – –
Chapter 4 – 653
Chapter 5 – 1,225
Chapter 6 – –
Chapter 7 – –
Chapter 8 – 408
Chapter 9 – –
Chapter 10 – 907
Chapter 11 – 6
Chapter 12 – –
Chapter 13 – –
Chapter 14 – –
Chapter 15 – –
Chapter 16 – –
Chapter 17 – 2,167
Chapter 18 – 1,179
Chapter 19 – 89
Total words in original = 85,311
Total additional words = 12,702
Total words in expanded version = 98,013
1920-1942: Propaganda, Censorship
and One Man’s Struggle to Herald the Truth
Suppressed reports of a 20-year Chicago Tribune
correspondent in eastern Europe from 1921
With an introduction by Walter Trohan,
former chief of the Tribune’s Washington bureau
THE NOONTIDE PRESS
In the winter of 1927, John Steele, chief of The Tribune’s London Bureau, asked me to accompany him to the foreign office as one of the officials there had expressed a desire to meet me. I recognized the flattery and wondered what I had done to merit such attentions.
We were received by Sir George Clark, a typical tall, lean Englishman, whose growth had not been stunted by lack of food in his youth. Sir George conversed with Steele about various matters and I patiently waited. As he seemed to have no questions for me, I became the questioner. I asked if the British government would not some day contemplate a more active participation in Baltic affairs since the governments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as so far as I knew, also those of Finland and Sweden, would like nothing more than to have Great Britain declare the Baltic a neutral sea.
Sir George was almost brusk in his reply:
“Those small countries have no permanence. They are here today and gone tomorrow. There can never be a question of Great Britain guaranteeing the status quo in the Baltic and it is not in her interest to do so.”
I replied that the Baltic states would hear that with deep regret, since they all based their hopes on Great Britain, which they encouraged in every possible way through their foreign trade.
I then asked about England’s policy toward the Soviet government, and mentioned a series of articles by a member of the Communist International that had appeared in Moscow’s Izvestia. Those articles described in detail the plans by which Sun Yat Sen intended to begin a new campaign against British interests in China with support from the Communist International. I had found them sufficiently significant to have them translated and sent to my newspaper.
[Image] Sun Yat Sen
Sir George said that he knew of the articles in question, but that the British government did not attach much importance to the Communist International or the plans of the Soviet government.
“Mr. Day you are too close to Moscow in Riga to obtain a proper perspective,” he said.
“The English government’s primary aim in China is to do business. The primary concern of the Chinese is also to do business. Neither Sun Yat Sen nor the Communist International will be able to hinder us from doing business with each other. The Communist International’s operations are of very little interest to us.
Viewed from London these matters look different than they do from Riga.”
That ended my conversation with Sir George Clark and I never learned why he wished to meet me. As we were leaving the Foreign Office, 1 asked John Steele whether Sir George was considered to be a capable diplomat. Steele assured me that he was one of the best and had a brilliant career ahead.
I replied that I had been brought up with a great respect for England, since my father always loved and admired England above all countries with the exception of our own. From what I had heard about England, I had formed the opinion that British diplomacy was so far-sighted and complex that many things which seemed contradictory and confusing in the policies of the moment, would turn out, years in the future, in accordance with the British governments’ designs.
I added that I was grateful for our visit, since it had totally shattered that illusion.* it had shown me that the principal objective of British policies was profit, and, more specifically, instant profit. I advised John to watch developments in China and to remember the Communist International’s program and predictions. And Sun Yat Sen, before he died a few years later, did succeed in thwarting a large part of the commercial relations Sir George had so confidently anticipated.
[*We have every reason to believe that. Day was right in identifying the monumental stupidity exhibited by Sir George Clark as representing the views of his superiors in the government of Stanley Baldwin, whom many believe to have been no more than a blockhead when he engineered the abdication of King Edward VIII, who, whatever his capacities, would have been an obstacle to the Jews’ plans for a crusade against Germany and the race that Germany represented. Some Englishmen claim to know indications that Edward’s infatuation with the American divorcee was merely a pretext for an abdication to which he consented when he saw that the British ruling class was so corrupted that a suicidal war against Germany could not be averted. Others, seemingly as well informed, believe Edward was not much more intelligent than Baldwin.]
The respect for the British government which I had lost on this journey to London was never regained. I still love England when I look at my bookcase, but when I contemplate her government I have a quite different feeling. In 1934, when I visited my headquarters back home, I was offered a position in the London bureau. That appointment would have brought higher wages and opportunities to travel home more often. I declined.
My visit to the Foreign Office may seem but a trivial incident. It is a succession or culmination of such incidents that influence opinion. My conversation with Sir George revealed at least that English diplomacy was not so competent as I had thought.
I was disappointed, but not so bitterly as were the Reiter Choir during their visit to England. They were among the best choral singers in northern Europe, because the Latvians, like most people, love to sing. Theodore Reiter accepted an invitation to take his choir to Wales, where there is an ancient tradition of choral music. Most of the Latvian singers could speak English. Many had studied at the English Institute in Riga. They had that profound respect and very warm admiration for England that is so clearly evident in all the Baltic countries.
[Image] London slum
I spoke with members of the choir when they returned. They were deeply shocked by what they had observed in Cardiff and other cities in Wales. The inhabitants’ frightful poverty and the general misery in that coal district, where the coal mining and processing works were shut down while England was buying cheap coal from Poland, caused the Latvian singers to lose respect for England. Upon their return to Riga, many of the same group felt that a revolution in Britain was inevitable. They were deeply shaken to find in Britain a grinding poverty that had’ no counterpart in the Baltic lands. Reiter’s choir had travelled through many countries in Europe and given concerts in most of the European capitals. They were thus in a position to make comparisons. If small countries like Latvia were able to feed and shelter their people properly, they wondered why so much suffering and degradation should be found in the world’s richest and most powerful nation.
Another aspect of life in the British ghettos that impressed the choir unfavorably was the prevalence of alcoholism among women of the working class. It was a common sight to find dozens of baby buggies standing outside the pubs, while the women sat inside, drinking gin and beer. Nothing like that could, be seen in European countries. They could not find any excuse for such conduct, which they considered unpardonable. But the disappointment of this small group of Latvians was the exception.
One of the invisible factors that the English certainly counted on, when they wholly and unreservedly entered into the Jewish plan to marshal Europe for an attack on Germany, was the distinctly high prestige Englishmen enjoyed in Europe.
People did more than admire and respect England. Many really loved England. Like other love this love is also blind to reason. And one of the most difficult things which the Germans have had to contend with was this love for John Bull, that fat old man whose round chubby nose revealed he liked to acquire other people’s property and keep it for himself.
The fat old man had plenty of money. He was popular because he liked to give other folks books and films that showed how high-minded and noble he had been in his youth, and how dignified, honest, and respectable he was in his old age.
[Image] John Bull and his bulldog.
It did not matter that an examination of his earlier life revealed that he had been a robber and an arrant knave, and that in his later years he had become a Pharisaical hypocrite. He was encompassed by the splendor and prestige of wealth. When he spoke, his voice commanded the attention of millions of adults, who listened with the same rapt attention with which children listen to fairy tales.
The fat old man lived on an island. He had many visitors who came to admire him. Now and then he would go travelling. He dared not misbehave at home, so when he wanted to cut loose from his inhibitions, he would take a short trip to Paris. There he could do whatsoever he wished, because he always had lots of money with him on his travels. He would also make longer journeys. These usually concerned his possessions in various parts of the world or were for the purpose of transacting business affairs that would make his home life more abundant.
In his youth, middle-age, and even until 1914, this man kept himself well informed. He paid handsomely for intelligence and maintained diplomats, agents, and journalists in foreign lands who kept him informed of what was happening in the world. As with most rich people, the primary objective of this man’s life was to acquire more money and greater power. He also refused to leave any of his property to another person, whoever that might be. He owed America a large debt, but refused to turn over his islands or other possessions in the western hemisphere as payment of his debts from the [first] World War. He had, moreover, seized Germany’s colonies, which were to be governed as mandated territories until it was time to return them, but that time never came. When Germany finally asked for their return, he said he could not return them because he had transferred those mandates to his dependents, mainly South Africa and Australia.
When he saw that Germany was rapidly becoming so powerful that she would be in a position to repeat her demands with such strength behind her words that he would be forced to listen, he decided to take action. That was one of the main reasons for his decision to go to war all over again. Just as in the previous war, he was confident that everyone loved him so much they would be willing to serve his purposes in his new war. He accordingly made many generous promises and the war began precisely as he wanted it.
But it turned out that he had been badly misinformed. His diplomats, in their inimitable, arrogant, and self-serving fashion, blundered again and again. His foreign correspondents and agents, many of whom were Jews, sent him bedizened reports that turned out to be false and misleading.
The favorite publication of this old man was, and is, a humorous weekly called Punch. There is many a true word spoken in jest as the following poem, published on page 198 in the 21 August 1940 issue of Punch exemplifies.
THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE
Our crude Victorian Papas
Were fond of giving loud hurrahs
For Nelson, Blake and Hood;
And, not content with such displays
They added then the horrid phrase
“The foreigner’s no good,”
While quite unable to dismiss
The simple tale of Genesis
They never understood
Why Adam, first upon the earth,
Was not of honest British birth,
And therefore no damned good.
And when from their well-ordered home
They went to Paris or to Rome
(As in those days one could),
Each morning reinforced and warmed
The mournful view already formed
“The foreigner’s NO GOOD.”
Such sentiments of course amaze
In these humane, enlightened days
Of general brotherhood;
But really, when one looks about,
There does intrude a tiny doubt
“Are foreigners much good?”
At all events, the nation’s tone
Is brighter now that we’re alone,
And have not left the wood,
Than when our friends were quite a queue,
Perhaps we still accept the view —
“The foreigner’s no good.”
In English usage, the word ‘native’ (infoding)* has a derogatory meaning and is applied to all creatures that are not English.
[* In the text, the word “native” is in English and is followed by the Swedish definition, which should have reminded Day that infodingsratt is the normal Swedish term for “the rights of citizens,” i.e., of persons who are bom in the nation of which they are members, a nation, properly speaking, being composed of persons who are united by belonging to the same race, subrace, and ethnic group and so presumably have a common descent from remote ancestors. The incomprehension that Day shows here is amazing and goes far beyond the obvious fact that in neither Britain nor the United States do expressions such as “to speak French like, a native” carry a pejorative connotation. In the title of the English verses, he has not only missed the allusion to Hardy’s well-known novel, but failed to see that the “native” meant is precisely the Englishman who is said to be reverting to his inborn prejudice against foreigners.
Day’s polemic against Britain is unfair, but understandable. He wrote under the stress of a strong and even justifiable emotion, excited by the terrible war that Britain had officially forced on the world and for which she, as a nation, must bear the gravaman of guilt. Although that war was, of course, contrived by the Jews and incited by the intrigues of a half-English traitor, Churchill, and the loathsome creature that then befouled the White House, the two conspirators had natives of both countries as conscious accomplices in their ghastly crime, and it was Great Britain that officially began the war by attacking Germany.]
In Stockholm I was recently astonished to read in an English-Swedish grammar published in London that a little study of the book would enable an English tourist in Sweden “to converse with and make himself understood by the natives.” This distinction places the Swedes in a category beneath Englishmen. The Englishman is more than conceited, he is stupid, and takes the liberty of looking down upon a Swede, although the Swede has a far higher standard of living than the English, has an equally proud and perhaps more honorable history, and equally high or higher level of culture.
This attitude, which as I can attest from my own experience, is very widespread, has prevented the Englishman from gaining a proper understanding of other nations. In general, he was glad to leave others in peace so long as they did not own something he wanted, or so long as his own interests were not affected. But when they were, at that very moment one could not but pity the natives, whether they were the wild mountain tribes on the frontiers of India, who were the first human beings to b.e subjected to death and destruction by high-explosive bombs from British planes during the years following the [first] World War, or the somewhat more civilized Poles, who were made to start a war with Germany by British promises, or the perhaps over-civilized Norwegian King, Haakon, who owed his declaration of war against Germany to promises of help from England. Promises emanating from Downing Street or the White House are not worth a bit more than those from the Kremlin.
The English often hit upon clever propaganda. One of their ideals that sounds good is contained in the expression, “Live and let live.” That ideal can be translated as “Live, but let me live better than you, my good man.”
[The chapter ends here. Everything that appears in the printed book on p. 199 after the verses, “The Return of the Native,” is obviously out of place, probably because a page or two of the carbon copy was displaced when the mimeographed text was transcribed. It appears with some expansion in the following chapter, which it seems best to print in its entirety. A large part of this chapter is preserved only in the Swedish, and where this overlaps the English text, there are quite a few points at which it is difficult to decide whether the Swedish translation is somewhat free or shows stylistic revisions made by Day himself. Where there is a choice, I have preferred to adhere to the printed English text in what follows.]
I can report with perfect truth that the average American does not like England any more than he likes Cuba. The average American, since the close of the first world war, has applauded the idea of never again interfering in a war in Europe. The average American knows that his country, before it suddenly found itself at war, was in a cultural, social and economic mess; involved in the worst crisis in America’s short history.
The average American has always regarded the government as his servant and now, he has suddenly discovered, it has become his boss. It is doubtful if the government will be his servant again.
In judging this pessimist type of mentality, I gain the impression that very many Europeans have the same idea of America that America has of Europe. Only the European’s ideas are favorable while the American’s ideas are unfavorable. However, the morale of Europe is higher than the morale of the United States. These pessimists I have mentioned are few and far between. Some of them are just liberals with a dynamic sentimentality and a static reason.
• • • •
The great part of this book consists in pages from my memory. It contains my experiences and impressions and my opinions. I am fortunate in possessing many friends whose views do not coincide with my own. To them I make no apologies. If a man is to be judged by his enemies as well as his friends I can point with pride to quite a host of ill wishers.
Europe will win. Yet again, she is winning the fight for her survival.* In Europe’s battle for survival, all have suffered and almost all have made sacrifices. And to Europe’s credit must be said that those who have not are few. Danger has welded Europe together. Even those great groups of people who were formerly united, ** and who still persist, in some countries, to defend class rights and privileges are beginning to see that Europe cannot exist half slave and half free, and that moral, spiritual, cultural and economic bankruptcy of one country will only lead to catastrophe for others.
A new conception of life is arising. In the future the nations of Europe are going, first of all, to think of themselves as Europeans with a common heritage of European culture. This culture is too great and rich for one nation to claim as its own. All have made their contributions, some large, some small. But Europe and its future belongs to the Europeans, not to outside forces. And the victory approaches that will provide a defense for their culture.
The outlook for the future is no longer obscured by the miasmas of communism, social democracy, liberalism and other -isms so assiduously cultivated and subsidized by Judaism in its battle for a living space which comprises the entire world, — a battle that is desperate and imperils the whole world.
[Image – click to enlarge] Map of Europe between the World Wars.
The globe is being divided up all over again. Europe will belong to the Europeans: that is the most definite result of the war up to now. Asia will belong to the Asiatics, and America to the Americans. Whether the Nordic Americans will succeed in regaining and maintaining control of their heritage, or whether they will remain under a cultural and spiritual Jewish materialist hegemony is a question the future will decide.
[*It must be remembered that Day wrote in 1942, when the great German victories seemed to assure a bright future for our race.
** The reference, of course, is to the European nobility, which transcended national boundaries and intermarried, as did royalty, from country to country, thus feeling a unity that separated them from the lower classes everywhere.]
Africa’s destiny is now in flux.
We do not know whether that side of the war will end in a compromise that may perhaps create a new battlefield for another war in the future. But Africa must belong to Europe, and finally shall.
It is only natural that one race would become the leader in Europe.
There is a conception that geographical conditions shape and mold men and nations. Geography and nature can do much, but if this were the case the shape of men’s heads should be just as uniform as the shape of their hands and feet. We are all more or less biological accidents, conceived and born in the same manner. But science tells us mankind is divided into many races. We don’t all come from the same Adam.
And history shows us northern Europe is the home of the TeutonicNordic race. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the terms thus;*
“Teuton: A German; in extended ethnic .sense, any member of the races of peoples speaking a Germanic, or Teutonic, language.” And “Teutonic,” as applied to language, is defined as “Of or pertaining to the group of languages allied to the German (including Gothic, Scandinavian, Low German, and English), forming one of the great branches of the Indo-European, Indo-Germanic, or Aryan family.”
This is the race which founded and is responsible for what we call western civilization. Branches of this race, the so-called Anglo-Saxons, have in the space of one generation come under the control of the Jewish race who, with the revolution of 1917, gained control of the Slav race in Russia. The Jews are now trying to destroy Western culture and to enslave the Nordic-Teutonic race.
[* The Swedish is a condensation which I have expanded by quoting directly from the large Oxford Dictionary. To complete the definition, we may add,
“Nordic: Of or pertaining to or characteristic of the people of Northern Europe or the type to which Deniker assigns them.”
The reference is to Joseph Deniker, the French anthropologist whose manual, Les races de I’Europe (Paris, 1908), provided, on the basis of extensive anthropometric research, the standard racial classification of Europeans that is generally accepted. Europeans (excluding, of course, Jews and other alien races that have infiltrated the Continent) are all Aryan, and Nordics are therefore a branch of the Aryan race as a whole.]
That is the real and true war which is now being fought. It is not a war between countries, such as Germany, Finland, Italy, Russia, England and the United States. These are merely family names. The real war is between the Jews and the Teutonic-Nordic race. The latter are beginning to realize what their fate would be if the Jews should win this war.
German topography has molded the Germans into a race of keen observers. They have been surrounded by other people for hundreds of years. Every German can tell the difference between the French, Dutch, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Croatian, Serbian, and Italian peoples. Some of the peoples are branches of the Nordic-Teutonic race; others are Slavs, and still others belong to the Mediterranean race. The Germans, through their close personal contact with these many peoples, stand in the best position to understand their several national ambitions, aspirations, and racial sensibilities. Even as did the vanguard of the Nordic-Teutonic race, many of these, peoples repeatedly fought victorious battles for their existence.
Their innate racial capacities produced leaders in times of peril.
Today this peril is imminent.
Some old friends, among them Scandinavians and Germans, have confided to me their pessimistic belief that European culture will succumb in the present war. This apprehension has always surprised me when expressed by a mature and educated person.*
In viewing the United States, lam afraid Europeans are prone to judge my country by standards existing in their own. In doing that, they are making a mistake. If the United States had the same social structure as Germany, Finland, or Sweden, I would even then have my doubts about the outcome of the present war. If the United States has great strength, it also has great weaknesses.
The most noteworthy is this: America has no military class that can provide the people with military leaders. I know that not even during the course of the previous war was the United States able to produce military leaders who could bear comparison with any one of five hundred military men from Finland, It is just as impossible to turn out a competent officer in a few months of intensive training as it is to turn out a competent physician in the same period of time.
[* How pathetic Day’s indefatigable optimism sounds today, when Aryans, throughout the world, cringe at the feet of their Jewish masters and acquiesce in the liquidation of their race, hoping only to cadge a few counterfeit dollars in the meantime!]
Another of America’s great weaknesses is this: America lacks a sufficiently large class of civil servants with the old and sound traditions of honor, loyalty, and competent diligence, such as exists in the three aforementioned countries and others. The American bureaucracy born under the Roosevelt administration is a corrupt and inefficient growth following the traditions of former days when political appointees did everything they could to improve their material circumstances under the political regime which appointed them because of the knowledge they would lose these lucrative posts under a new president.
America’s third great weakness is this: The United States never dreamed of conquering and ruling the world* before the Roosevelt Trust established itself in the White House. Just how far the average American is attracted by this strange-tasting medicine of Roosevelt has yet to be revealed, for the average American is inarticulate. From everything I know about my own country I can at least report that real Americans are not at all pleased to find themselves as allies and supporters of Bolshevism, because these Americans are Christians.
I can report with perfect truth that the average American does not like England any more than he likes Cuba.*** The average American, since the close of the First World War, has applauded the idea of never again interfering in a war in Europe.
The average American knows that his country, before it suddenly found itself dragged into this war, was in a cultural, social, and economic mess, involved in the worst crisis in America’s short history.
[*This may sound strange today, when few remember that in 1939-45 there was a current in American thought which expected that the United States, still a nation, would profit by the World War to establish a hegemony over the whole world and an Imperium Americanum modelled on the great Roman Empire.
** The reader should again remember that this was written in 1942, before the Christianity of the West had been almost entirely subverted and reclaimed by the Jews, becoming again an instrument of their purpose to make the entire globe what Canaan was in the tradition transmitted by their Bible.
*** Remember that when this was written, Cuba was just an insignificant, but perpetually troublesome, island off the coast of Florida. It was not until 1959 that the aliens who have taken over control of the United States, with the cooperation of their Aryan hirelings and “Liberal” nitwits, installed a Communist dictatorship in Cuba. Many simple-minded persons still like to imagine that their rulers in Washington are “anti-Communist.”]
The average American has been indulgent toward political corruption. As a matter of fact, political corruption had come to be considered inseparable from politics, on both the local and national levels. The average American has always regarded the government as his servant, and now he has suddenly discovered it has become his boss. It is doubtful whether the government will become his servant again. Which will be the master depends on the American himself. He can either demand the same efficient service from government that he requires of his hospital, or he may become apathetic and submissive, like the slaves under the terror-regime that is inspired and directed by Jews. If another alternative should exist, the average American must find it. And with the knowledge I have of my countrymen, I anxiously await the day when Americans will regain control over the government of the United States.
In. judging the pessimistic type of mentality, with which I now and then come into contact, I gain the impression that very many Europeans have the same idea of America that America has of Europe. Only the European’s ideas are favorable, while American’s ideas are unfavorable. Altogether too many people have viewed international developments and their guiding principles through Jewish eyeglasses.
However, the morale of Europe is higher than the morale of the United States. Just as the stone-steady Finns observe Russia through eyes that have the experience of hundreds of years behind them, so the other nations quietly observe the furious efforts of Europe’s enemies to find the chink in her armor through which they can administer the death-blow. Those pessimists whom I have mentioned are few and far between. Some of them are just Liberals with a dynamic sentimentality and a static reason.
* * * * *
My career as a correspondent ended because I found myself unable to become a soothsayer. I have remained in Europe because I prefer to tight with all my power against the Bolsheviks rather than tight for them. It is a deep disappointment to me that the Finnish government did not accept my services as a volunteer. That compelled me to write this book. The fact I am today a political refugee is not pleasant. Today many of us are clinging to the past. But if we are to hold to any of our beliefs then let us continue to think that stealing is dishonest and lying dishonorable, for that is what separates through the centuries the Christian from the Jew. It is we, who are fighting for Europe today, that have the right to sing,
ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS.
This book was written during the winter of 1942-43. I have been told that a paper shortage prevented publication.*
In the meantime, I have looked over it again. Persons who read the manuscript suggested I delete a portion of it. I decided not to. It was remarked that I had criticized certain countries and had not made any criticism of Germany with whom my country is now at war. This deserves a word of explanation.
During my stay in Europe I had opportunities to become The Chicago Tribune’s Berlin correspondent. I refused this post because I thought I was doing more good for my newspaper and my country in reporting events in Russia and I knew that many forces were interested in closing The Tribune bureau in Riga.
I have written about the countries and events which I “covered” for The Tribune. Most of the material contained in this book has already appeared in there.
I also feel that in fighting the Jewish-Bolshevik regime of Russia that Germany is performing a service for Western civilization which will be properly appreciated and recognized in the future. Of course there are unpleasant features of Germany’s war for survival. I only need to mention Mr. Himmler. But when somebody mentions this I ask them to remember that Beria is still commissar of the GPU in Soviet Russia and that this terrorist organization has been functioning in Russia and abroad since 1921 whereas the German counter-organization only appeared a few years ago. I further ask them to remember that it is impossible to fight a forest fire with a fire engine and that the only way Germany can defend herself and Europe against the GPU is through the use of severe and stern measures.
In conclusion permit me to repeat what I have already written in this book: that those who are fighting against Bolshevism are gaining in honor. As for those who are fighting for the Bolsheviks, well, let us hope that history will be very, very charitable.
[* I.e., until 1944. The “paper shortage” was in Sweden, one of the leading paper-exporting countries of the world. Do your nostrils detect the characteristic stench of Jewry? In the Swedish text, the passage in the middle of the fourth paragraph on p, 204, “I only need mention Mr. Himmler … only appeared a few years ago,” does not appear.]
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Index of Names
Adamic, Louis, 96
Aitken, Max, 121
Akel, M., 157
Akulov, 38, 118
Alving, Babro, 165
Anine, Valdemer, 47
Aschberg, Olaf, 3
Barons, Kristian, 153
Beaverbrook, Lord, 121
Beck, 72, 79, 80, 82, 94
Beckmann, Lief, 178
Belisha, Hore, 166, 167
Benjamin, Janis, 31
Berg, Major, 165
Berger, Rabbi Elmer, 130
Berija, 38, 118, 206
Bersunsch, Alfred, 49
Bihlmans, Alfred, 49
Bontoli, Mon., 140
Brown, W.B., 44
Budding, General, 147
Budrys, 133, 134, 135
Bullit, 46, 75, 76, 77
Chamberlain, 126, 127
Clark, George, 199
Chicherin, M., 45
Churchill, 11, 99, 111, 175, 192
Clayton, John, 68
Cooper, 127, 128
Cudahy, John, 75, 76, 77, 94, 95, 146
Czech, John, 103
Day. Mrs., 50, 127
Dewey, Charles, 69
Dimsa, 56, 58, 59
Djerjinski, Felix, 38, 117. 118
Dored, John, 133, 134, 145
Dubin, Rabbi, 35, 102
Duranty, Walter, 48, 111, 126
Eden, 71, 72
Edmundson, Robert, 103, 107
Erkko, Eljas, 188
Fagin, Victor, 154, 155
Farson, Negley, 129
Florinski, M., 46
Ford, Henry, 23
Forrester, General, 182
Gadman, S. Parks, 161
Galvanauskas, E., 137
George, King, 11
George, Lloyd, l05
Gibbons, Floyd, 125
Gide, Andre, 110
Gieck, Lewish, 4
Godye, G.E.R., 129
Goring, 58, 95
Gurdusz, 71, 72, 73, 74
Gustav, King, 31, 157
Haakon, King, 177
Hansson, Per Albin, 175
Hitler, 11, l05, 139, 140
Hohenthal, Arno, 193
Hughes, Charles E., 46
Jagoda, 38, 117, 118
Johnson, Herschel, 2
Johnson, Hugh, 9
Jurgenberg, Earl, 50
Kaija, 160, 161
Kalp, Bronis, 96
Kennard, Sir Howard, 81, 82
Kertushka, Bereze, 33
Khalatov, Artemic 8, 109, 110, 111
Kissels, Janis, 32, 35, 36
Klecgkowski, Stefan, 78
Kock, Erich, 56, 57, 58, 59
Kolehmainen, Hannes, 186, 193
Kwiatkowski, 80, 82
Kwick, John, 94
Lacis, Willy, 31
Laidoner, Johann, 78, 162
Le Lara, Donald, 81
Lenin, 118, 121. 173
Leopold, King, 95
Lilienthal, Dr., 130
Lincoln, Abraham, 6
Litinov, Maxim, 1, 3, 4, 44
Lyons, Mrs., 127
MacDonald, James G., 101, 102
Martelius. Martill, 176
Martens, Ludwig, 159
Matthews, Shailer, 161
Marx, Karl, 106
McCormick, Colonel, 1, 2, 4, 5, 47, 48, 50, 68, 74, 75, 75, 77, 94, 98, 126, 137
Meirovica, Siegfried, 25, 26
Melchet, Lord, 102
Menherin, Moshe, 130
Menshinski, 38, 117, 118
Morgenthau, Henry, 188
Moscicki, 80, 82
Munters, Suma, 34, 35
Munters, Wilhem, 34, 35
Napoleon, 8, 162
Noel, Leon, 81, 82
Nowinski, Mike, 71, 73, 74, 77
Nurok, Rabbi, 102
Obarski, Michael, 95
Paderewski, Ignace, 78
Pappe, Pan, 146
Patterson, J.M., 137
Piats, Konstantine, 151, 152, 155
Pilsudski, 68, 69, 78, 80, 81, 82, 132
Pitte, Count, 155
Podder, General, 156
Pommers, John Archbishop, 51
Redfern, Gilbert, 70
Riddledaic, Lord, 166
Rod, Oruulf, 176, 179
Roosevelt, F. D. 2, 6, 9, 12, 75, 77, 95, 96, 97, 99, 103, 111, 167, 175, 187, 192, 195, 204
Rosenman, Samuel, 167, 187
Rydz-Smigly, 81, 82
Ryti, Risto, 188
Sabeth, Albert, 108
Sabeth, Joseph, 108
Sahn, Dr., 29
Salter, 153, 154
Schnorre, Dr. Rabbi, 102
Schultz, Alexander, 155, 156
Schultz, Sigrid, 56
Shaw, George Bernard, 109
Sikorski, Ladislaw, 78, 79, 80, 82
Smetana, 36, 134, 140
Smetana, Madame, 140
Stalin, 72, 102, 118, 173, 192
Steele, John, 47, 71, 199
Stone, Timothy, 161
Super, Paul, 66
Svhoenfeldt, Arthur, 4
Szapiro, Jerzy, 70, 71, 74
Trotski, Leon, 117, 121
Ulmanis Karl, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 151
von Alfthan, Dr., 99
Von Hindenburg, 69
Von Ribbentrop, 58, 59
Waldemaras, Augustinas, 98, 140, 141, 142
Waldemaras, Madame, 142
Ward, Manny, 195
Washington, George, 6
Weinstein, Gregory, 43, 45
White, Prof., 147
Wiley. John C., 34
Wilson, Woodrow, 97
Wise, Stephan Rabbi, 102
Witos, Vincent, 78
Wytasch, 180, 182
Yezhov. 38, 118
Zaleski, August, 80, 82, 141, 142
Zang, Joel, 74
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