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Another reason why Glenn Beck hates Democracy?

March 24, 2010

As it happens, I’ve been spending more time than I’d like to with the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion lately (don’t ask). One of the things that’s struck me is how clearly it betrays its aristocratic origins, for instance in this choice passage:

In all corners of the earth the words “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” brought to our ranks, thanks to our blind agents, whole legions who bore our banners with enthusiasm. And all the time these words were canker-worms at work boring into the wellbeing of the goyim, putting an end everywhere to peace, quiet,
solidarity and destroying all the foundations of the goya States. As you will see later, this helped us to our triumph; it gave us the possibility, among other things, of getting into our hands the master card — the destruction of the privileges, or in other words of the very existence of the aristocracy of the goyim, that
class which was the only defense peoples and countries had against us. On the ruins of the natural and genealogical aristocracy of the goyim we have set up the aristocracy of our educated class headed by the aristocracy of money. The qualifications for this aristocracy we have established in wealth, which is dependent upon us, and in knowledge, for which our learned elders provide the motive force.

Why didn’t Henry Ford–a self-made “real American” who surely took pride in his hard-earned wealth–recoil at the Protocol’s valorization of the “natural and genealogical aristocracy of the goyim” and resent its implicit disparagement of the nouveau riche? I’ve often wondered. But Ford and the Protocols suggests a link to Beck that’s worth exploring.

According to Alexander Zaitchik’s Salon piece “Meet the Man Who Changed Glenn Beck’s Life” (click here), Cleon Skousen drew on the “research” of Arsene de Goulevitch in his writings, who in turn drew on Boris Brasol, who translated the Protocols and brought them to America.

In “The Naked Communist,” Skousen had argued that the communists wanted power for their own reasons. In “The Naked Capitalist,” Skousen argued that those reasons were really the reasons of the dynastic rich, who used front groups to do their dirty work and hide their tracks. The purpose of liberal internationalist groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations, argued Skousen, was to push “U.S. foreign policy toward the establishment of a world-wide collectivist society.” Skousen claimed the Anglo-American banking establishment had a long history of such activity going back to the Bolshevik Revolution. He substantiated this claim by citing the work of a former Czarist army officer named Arsene de Goulevitch. Among Goulevitch’s own sources is Boris Brasol, a pro-Nazi Russian émigré who provided Henry Ford with the first English translation of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

If I was on TV, I’d act this out with a chalkboard and a pile of dusty tomes. Trust me, if Beck could connect Obama to Lenin’s State and Revolution or for that matter to Bill Ayer’s Teaching Toward Freedom as neatly as I just connected him to the Protocols, he wouldn’t mince any words about it. So how about it? Glenn Beck distrusts Democracy because it destroyed the privileges of the hereditary Aristocracy that America never had.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2010 11:02 am

    It gets worse.

    I copy one of my Skousen report footnotes below concerning his article, “Home Grown Subversion” which recommends the DeGoulevich book:

    Significantly, both Gary Allen and Cleon Skousen both cite this 1931 book for their statements regarding financing of the Bolshevik Revolution.

    Gary Allen states on page 69: “One of the best sources of information on the financing of the Bolshevik Revolution is Czarism and the Revolution by an important White Russian General named Arsene de Goulevich who was founder in France on the Union of Oppressed Peoples.”

    Gary does not explain how he determined that DeGoulevich was “one of the best sources of information” on this matter.

    In Skousen’s article he also recommends this book (on page 11). The original edition of the DeGoulevich book was published in Paris in 1931. The only English-language edition was published in 1962 by Omni Publications of Hawthorne CA which now operates as Omni Christian Book Club.

    Readers may be asking themselves why it would take 31 years for a book to be published in English? The answer is apparent when reviewing the type of books which Omni Publications sold.

    Omni was a one-man book-selling operation by Thomas Serpico that featured radical traditionalist Catholic materials including numerous rabidly anti-semitic conspiratorial writings which refer to malevolent Jewish bankers and their allies.

    In the preface to his book, DeGoulevich defends Czarist Russia by pointing out that “she was faced by the Polish and Jewish problems”. Among the authorities he cites in his book are Boris Brasol and General Alexander Nechvolodov.

    (1) Brasol served as a Prosecuting Attorney in the city of St. Petersburg Russia. In August 1916 he was sent to the U.S. to work as a lawyer for the Anglo-Russian Purchasing Committee. After the Bolshevik Revolution, Brasol stayed in the U.S. as an emigrant and he was naturalized in April 1926.

    In a 1921 letter to Maj. Gen. Count Sherep-Spiridovich, Brasol wrote: “Within the last year I have written three books, two of which have done the Jews more injury than would have been done to them by ten pogroms.”

    Brasol produced the first English translation of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion which he brought to the attention of Henry Ford’s Dearborn MI Independent newspaper and which they used in their series of anti-semitic articles under the title The International Jew which were subsequently published in book form.

    Brasol also arranged for the publication of several anti-semitic books including, The Protocols and World Revolution and The World at the Crossroads.

    In the 1930’s, Brasol collaborated with pro-nazi White Russians who sought restoration of the Czarist regime. A 1942 New York City FBI field office memo contains a report by a Brasol acquaintance who had a 2-hour conversation with Brasol in October 1941.

    This informant told the FBI: “Mr. Brasol told me bluntly that he has not changed his previous ideas and that only the Jews are responsible for the Bolshevism and Communism in Russia and that to liberate Russia from the yoke of the Jews, all Russians must wish the defeat of Russia at the hands of the German. ‘I prefer Hitler to Stalin’ Brasol told me, ‘no matter what happens afterward’. [FBI HQ file 100-22487, #18 -- 2/19/42 NYC field report, pg 9-10.]

    (2) Gen. Nechvolodov is another pro-Czar Russian expatriate who fled to France after the Bolshevik Revolution. In 1924 he published L’Empereur Nicholas II et les Juifs (The Emperor Nicholas II and the Jews) which incorporated the complete text of the Protocols of the Elders Zion with approving commentaries.

  2. arthurgoldwag permalink
    March 25, 2010 9:17 pm

    Comment received via e mail:

    “Yes–there’s nothing populist behind Beck’s and the Teabaggers’ funding sources–the Club for Growth, a version of the John Birch Society–they know exactly how to invest their money and maintain their privilege. The same people pay for Sarah Palin’s hair extensions and tanning beds.”

  3. arthurgoldwag permalink
    May 16, 2010 11:50 pm

    If you clicked here from Real Zionist News, then be advised…. The facts and opinions expressed on this site are very different than what you’ve just been reading.

  4. glennbeckbulletin permalink
    June 4, 2010 2:39 pm

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  5. July 29, 2010 9:53 am

    I came upon this piece as I Googled “glenn beck protocols of the elders of zion.” I did the search because I watched Beck’s show for about 5 minutes last night while he was waiving a loose bound document that he claimed to be some kind of 1969 declaration of the Weather Underground while proving that “progressives,” including President Obama, have been following the Weatherman manual for the last 40+ years. It just struck me that we’ve seen Beck’s act before, many times, including the Nazi’s use of The Protocols in the 20s and 30s. I am thinking of doing a parody of Beck’s demonstration on my rightwing spoof site, rightgladiator.com Anyway, nice post and you’re dead on with respect to Beck.

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