Thursday, May 14, 2015

Anti- Semitism by J.V.Stalin (1931)

In answer to your inquiry :
National and racial chauvinism is a vestige of the misanthropic customs characteristic of the period of cannibalism. Anti-semitism, as an extreme form of racial chauvinism, is the most dangerous vestige of cannibalism.

Anti-semitism is of advantage to the exploiters as a lightning conductor that deflects the blows aimed by the working people at capitalism.

Anti-semitism is dangerous for the working people as being a false path that leads them off the right road and lands them in the jungle.

Hence Communists, as consistent internationalists, cannot but be irreconcilable, sworn enemies of anti-semitism.

In the U.S.S.R. anti-semitism is punishable with the utmost severity of the law as a phenomenon deeply hostile to the Soviet system. Under U.S.S.R. law active anti-semites are liable to the death penalty.

J. Stalin
January 12, 1931

First published in the newspaper Pravda, No. 329, November 30, 1936

Below Nazis Anti Jewish Propaganda from Der Sturmer in 1930's



    A Lethal Form Of Lying :  
                               Notes on Anti-Semitism and Cold War Scholarship  


Anonymous said...

Have you come across the 'Draft Theses on the Jews and Modern Imperialism' put forward by Ian Donovan, a former member of the CPGB. Ian Donovan was forced to leave the CPGB over accusations of anti-semitism. what are your thoughts of this:

nickglais said...

The Ian Donovan Expulsion from CPGB highlights certain issues concerning Zionism, Jews and Bourgeoisie.

The "over representatation" of Zionist Jews in the US bourgeoisie should not politically characterise the Jews as an ethnic group which Ian Donovan does in his statement or we enter the slippery slope of Jewish Capitalism/Imperialism not Bourgeois Imperialist Capitalism.

I hate Zionism but love Jewish Proletarians Read about one my heroes Mike Gold here :

The other Issue is Stalin's classic pre 1914 work Marxism and the National Question which Donovan seems to adhere to dogmatically - I see this as the beginning of Marxist work on the National Question and not the end as the dogmatists present it. Comrades fail to appreciate evolution of Lenin's thought on the National Question during First World War as well as the Comintern's work which in 1929 advocated a new Latin American State for indigenous people in Latin America.

İbrahim Kaypakkaya's work in the 1970's is path breaking on the National Question and helps Maoists to orientate themselves and blend anti imperialist national and class struggle so relevant to struggle today.

Without the proper theoretical foundation of Marxism Leninism Maoism people like Ian Donovan will end up in the swamp of eclecticism on the National Question.

nickglais said...

Here is a link to selection of Mike Golds writings

Also read about old comrade Maurice Ludmer who founded Anti Nazis League a Communist anti Zionist who would turn in his grave at what Gerry Gable has done to Searchlight which now attacks Communist anti Zionists labelling the anti semites and shamefully supports the Oligarch Kolomoisky in Ukraine.

nickglais said...

More background on Gerry Gable Zionist" Anti Fascism"

Gerry Gable was member of the 62 Group (mostly supporters of the Beginite Herut organisation, a political successor to the Irgun Zvai Leumi terrorist group) specialised in direct action, infiltration, dirty-tricks, and 'black-bag' jobs (burglary).

Gable has retained an endearing affection for 'black-bag' jobs, as a means of gathering information on target individuals, ever since.