The following Op-Ed was submitted by Doug Traubel, a Republican candidate for Ada County Sheriff. Note: Op-Eds do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.
There’s a famous saying attributed to World War Two American aviators: “You know you’re over the target when you’re taking flak!” When I survey the 21st Century American political landscape and its many taboo truths, I’m inclined to paraphrase the famous Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde: “A little bit of truth is dangerous – a lot of truth is absolutely fatal.” The observation is so relevant to the truly ignorant reactions I’ve garnered from some during the present race for Ada County Sheriff.
By inaccurately and incorrectly describing comments I’ve made about historical realities over 100 years old, the media’s repeated attempts to discredit me and tarnish my character and reputation reveal them to be terribly uninformed and intellectually lazy. It would behoove them to actually read my books and do a little research before attacking me. It is indispensable to remember that attacking the messenger in no way invalidates the truth of the message.
Among other false accusations and inaccuracies, Idaho Press reporter Alexandra Duggan said I “blamed Jewish people for actions the Soviets took during the World War Two era.” Illuminating the Jewish contribution to the creation and establishment of communism and the astronomically disproportionate percentage of Jews who were the overlords of the Soviet Union, its massive concentration camp system and its blood-thirsty secret police – and who were the architects and executioners of Soviet Communist genocide, terror, torture, and forced famine – is not “anti-Semitic” nor is it “blaming Jewish people” – it is simply shining a light on an ugly historical reality often ignored, obscured, suppressed – even denied.
Consider the following:
Karl Marx – author of The Communist Manifesto, who conceived Marxism and communism – was Jewish. His birth name was Moses Mordecai Levi. Both his father and grandfather were rabbis, as was his father-in-law. Through maternal lineage, Karl Marx is related to the late fanatical Zionist Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the terrorist Jewish Defense League and former member of the Israeli Knesset.
Marx’s Communist Manifesto openly calls for violence and the use of force to overthrow all existing governments and social conditions, the end game being a one-world socialist dictatorship: “We can only reach our goals by violently overthrowing the entire established order.” The secret communist party underground in Europe advocated “conspiratorial revolution by a militant terrorist minority.”
The “Bolsheviks” were the far-Left, militant Marxist revolutionary faction of the Social Democratic Party that became the Soviet Communist Party upon the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.), aka the Soviet Union. The Bolshevik leader before, during and after the so-called “Bolshevik Revolution” of 1917 in Russia was Vladimir Lenin. Bolshevik ideology and practices are referred to as “Bolshevism.”
The Encyclopedia Judaica writes the following in its section on Communism: “The Communist movement and ideology played an important part in Jewish life, particularly in the 1920’s, 1930’s, and during and after World War Two.”
The Encyclopedia Judaica further points out that “individual Jews played an important role in the early stages of Bolshevism and the Soviet regime” and that Jews occupied “many responsible positions in all branches of the party and state machinery at the central and local seats of power.”
In a stunning admission, the Encyclopedia Judaica writes: “In some countries Jews became the leading element in the legal and illegal Communist parties and in some cases were even instructed by the Communist International to change their Jewish-sounding names and pose as non-Jews, in order not to confirm right wing propaganda that presented Communism as an alien, Jewish conspiracy.”
The Encyclopedia Judaica then goes on to document a large list of prominent Jews in the senior levels of the Soviet Communist Party and Soviet government apparatus. Much of the list includes both their Jewish birth names and their pseudonyms.
The 22-volume Encyclopedia Judaica has been lauded as the standard work on the Jewish people and Judaism. It includes thousands of signed entries that cover all areas of Jewish history, culture, religion, life and more – written by Israeli, American and European subject matter experts and specialists.
Vladimir Lenin – whose birth name was Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov – was a Jew through his maternal lineage and would be considered Jewish under Israel’s “Law of Return.” Lenin was the founder of the Soviet Communist Party and the first ruler of the Soviet Union. Lenin identified strongly with his Jewish roots proclaiming: “The clever Russian is almost always a Jew or has Jewish blood in him.”
Upon violently seizing power in the coup of 1917, Lenin issued his first executive order making “antiSemitism” a capital offense punishable by execution without trial. Lenin and the ruling communist party elite quickly created the Soviet secret police – the “Cheka” (later known as the “KGB”) and unleashed the genocidal “Red Terror” campaign ordering summary executions
to be “inflicted without hesitation” on enemies of the new regime. The executions went on around the clock, while hundreds of thousands more citizens were rounded up and put in “concentration camps.”
The Soviet KGB has the definitive distinction of being the most murderous secret police organization in the history of the world. Significantly, during one of the darkest, most grisly periods of Stalin’s genocidal “Reign of Terror” in the 1930’s and running throughout World War Two – encompassing the years 1934 to 1946 – all three directors of the Soviet secret police were Jewish: Yagoda, Yezhov, and Beria.
Leon Trotsky – whose birth name was Leiba Bronstein – was the Jewish founder of the Soviet Red Army and its first commander. The Red Army is notorious for its cruelty, for torturing and shooting unarmed civilians and engaging in the largest mass rape of women in history. When the Red Army occupied Eastern Europe in 1945, over two million German women and young girls were tortured, sexually mutilated and gang raped by Red Army troops. Trotsky self-identified as a Marxist and BolshevikLeninist. He advocated not only for a communist “world revolution” but a “permanent revolution” without compromise.
Willi Munzenberg – the propaganda chief for the Communist International – was Jewish. The Communist International was formed in 1919 and advocated “by all available means, including armed force” – the overthrow of all existing governments and the establishment of a one-world communist government headed by the Soviet Union. Munzenberg inadvertently disclosed the deceit inherit in official proclamations when he said: “All news is lies and all propaganda is disguised as news.”
Ilya Ehrenburg – Josef Stalin’s propaganda chief during World War Two – wrote: “I am a Jew and proud of it.” He also self-identified as a “Bolshevik revolutionary.” Ehrenburg wrote and distributed a hateful agitation-propaganda pamphlet titled “KILL”, inciting Soviet Red Army troops to execute wounded German soldiers and prisoners of war and to torture, rape and shoot German civilians, including old men, women and young girls. Ehrenburg mass-distributed Stalin’s November 6, 1941 order to exterminate all Germans and encouraged them to carry it out with vigor.
And now for some more revealing pronouncements – in their own words:
“The Bolshevist revolution in Russia was the work of Jewish brains, of Jewish dissatisfaction, of Jewish planning, whose goal is to create a new order in the world. What was performed in so excellent a way in Russia, thanks to Jewish brains, and because of Jewish dissatisfaction and by Jewish planning, shall also, through the same Jewish mental and physical forces, become a reality all over the world.”
– The American Hebrew – September 10, 1920
“Immediately after the Bolshevik Revolution, many Jews were euphoric over their high representation in the new government. Lenin’s first Politburo was dominated by men of Jewish origins. Under Lenin, Jews became involved in all aspects of the Revolution, including its dirtiest work.” – Israeli writer and historian Louis Rapoport
“The Jewish elements provide the driving forces for communism.” – Jewish Dr. Oscar Levy, The World
Significance of the Russian Revolution (Oxford, 1920), p. ix.
“The Jews have been furnishing for the Bolsheviks the majority of their leaders.” – The Jewish World
(London), April 16, 1919, p. 11
“There are many Bolshevik leaders of Jewish extraction.” – D. L. Sandelsan, The Jewish Chronicle
(London), February 20, 1920, p. 22
“Russian Jews have taken a prominent part in the Bolshevist movement.” – The American Hebrew (New
York), November 18, 1927, p. 20
“Jewry has come to wield a considerable power in the Communist Party.” – Dr. Avrahm Yarmolinsky, The
Menorah Journal (New York), July 1928, p. 37
“It would be absurd to deny the intensity of the Jewish participation in the Russian revolutionary
movement.” – Leon Dennen, The Menorah Journal (New York) July-September 1932, p. 106
“Some call it Marxism – I call it Judaism.” – Rabbi Stephen Wise, The American Bulletin, May 15, 1935. Rabbi Stephen Wise founded the American Jewish Congress in 1920 and became president of the Zionist Organization of America in 1936. He played a key role in the Jewish community for most of his life and was highly committed to the establishment of the State of Israel.
“Judaism is Marxism, communism…the communist soul is the soul of Judaism.”
– Rabbi Harry Waton, A Program for the Jews and an Answer to All Anti-Semites (New York: Committee for the Preservation of the Jews, 1939)
David Francis, United States ambassador to Russia, warned in a January 1918 dispatch to Washington:
“The Bolshevik leaders here, most of whom are Jews and 90 percent of whom are returned exiles, care little for Russia or any other country but are internationalists and they are trying to start a worldwide social revolution.” David R. Francis, Russia from the American Embassy (New York: 1921), p. 214.
The Netherlands’ official representative in Russia, Mr. Oudendyke, who was the Dutch consul in St. Petersburg, issued a more dire warning a few months later: “Unless Bolshevism is nipped in the bud immediately, it is bound to spread in one form or another over Europe and the whole world as it is organized and worked by Jews who have no nationality, and whose one object is to destroy for their own ends the existing order of things.” – Foreign Relations of the United States – 1918 – Russia, Vol. 1 (Washington, DC: 1931), pp. 678-679.
A report sent to the British government in 1918 by Mr. Oudendyke said that “Bolshevism is organized and worked by Jews.” The report was included in a pamphlet published as a government White Paper in April 1919 entitled Russia No. 1 (1919) A Collection of Reports on Bolshevism in Russia.
In the War Records Division of the United States National Archives is a filed report from a U.S. Army intelligence officer in St. Petersburg. Under Record Group 20: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces, Captain Montgomery Schuyler, G-2 Intelligence wrote, “The Bolshevik movement is and has been since its beginning, guided and controlled by Russian Jews of the greasiest type.”
Also in the U.S. National Archives are two telegrams sent by American diplomats stationed in Russia in 1918. U.S. State Department document 861.00/1757 sent on 2 May 1918 by U.S. Consul Summers in Moscow states: “Jews predominant in local Soviet government, anti-Jewish feeling growing among population.”
U.S. State Department Document 861.00/2205 from Consul Caldwell in Vladivostok on 5 July 1918 states: “Fifty percent of Soviet government in each town consists of Jews of the worst type.”
The preceding paragraphs cite official documents and reports from the U.S. Government’s foreign service officers, diplomats and military intelligence officers in Russia at the time of the Bolshevik coup.
On February 8, 1920, Winston Churchill authored a lengthy article published in the Illustrated Sunday Herald in London, England titled: “Zionism versus Bolshevism: A Struggle for the Soul of the Jewish People.”
At the time Churchill wrote the following words he was serving as Great Britain’s Secretary for War, a cabinet minister with access to the highest-level defense and intelligence information available to the British government. The following is an excerpt from Churchill’s article:
“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 atheistic Jews, it is certainly a very great one – it probably outweighs all others…the majority of the leading figures are Jews. Moreover, the principal inspiration and driving power comes from the Jewish leaders.”
Churchill continued: “In the Soviet institutions the predominance of Jews is even more astonishing. And the prominent, if not indeed the principal, part in the system of terrorism applied by the (Soviet secret police) has been taken by Jews…the part played by (the Jews) in proportion to their numbers in the population is astonishing.”
Keep in mind that Jews were 1% to 2% of the Soviet Union’s population.
The Times of London’s Russian correspondent Robert Wilton was on scene during the Bolshevik coup of 1917. He documented that Jews comprised 83% of the Soviet Communist Party Central Committee and 77% of Soviet senior executive authorities. In 1922, the Morning Post of London listed all 545 civil servants in the Soviet government administration: 88% were Jews – less than 6% were ethnic Russians.
At the height of Stalin’s “Great Terror” in 1937, 86% of Soviet senior government officials were Jews. At least 15 Gulag prison camp wardens were Jewish. The Soviet Gulag was the largest slave labor and concentration camp system in the history of the world. Over 70% of those interned in the Gulag died there.
Soviet Commissar Lazar Kaganovich was Jewish and a chief architect and enforcer of the Communist Party’s murderous policies during Stalin’s “Reign of Terror” – overseeing mass executions and organized genocide throughout the Soviet Union – including responsibility for the Ukrainian holocaust, resulting in 11 million deaths.
Several successive Jewish secret police directors helped carry out the Soviet “Anti-Religious Campaign” in which 60,000 Christian churches were destroyed and over 300,000 Christian clergy were murdered – yet Russia’s synagogues went untouched.
“The picture which the Soviet Union presents today is one that should bring rejoicing to world Jewry.” – The Youngstown Jewish Times, Sept. 18, 1936, page 51. This statement is sickening: world Jewry was “rejoicing” while the mass-murdering Jewish Commissar Kaganovich was engaged in widespread genocide and forced starvation!
Columbia University Professor of Jewish Studies and Jewish historian Dr. Salo Wittmayer Baron has noted that an immensely disproportionate number of Jews joined the Soviet-Bolshevik secret police, known in its early days as the “Cheka.”
American professor of Russian history W. Bruce Lincoln writes that during the Soviet terror campaign in the Ukraine, “Jews made up nearly 80 percent of the rank-and-file Cheka agents.” Jewish historian Leonard Schapiro wrote: “Anyone who had the misfortune to fall into the hands of the Cheka stood a very good chance of finding himself confronted with, and possibly shot by, a Jewish investigator.”
“Anti-Semitism was classed by the Soviet Government as ‘counter-revolution’ and the severe punishments meted out for acts of anti-Semitism were the means by which the existing order protected its own safety.” – The Congress Bulletin (New York: American Jewish Congress), January 5, 1940, p. 2.
In 1941, both the Jewish Life and the Jewish Voice publications of New York told their readers that “AntiCommunism is anti-Semitism.” Is this a self-incriminating statement as to who the masterminds and overlords of communism are?
In his book “Stalin’s Secret War”, world famous Russian historian Nikolai Tolstoy makes a compelling case that of the 30 million Soviet citizens who were killed during the chaos of World War Two, at least 22 million of them were in fact murdered by the Soviet secret police and not killed by German military forces.
“There is no Jew who does not hope with all his heart that the Soviet Union will survive and be victorious.” – Zionist Review (London: Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland), September 26, 1941, p. 7
When the Soviet Red Army invaded and occupied Poland in September of 1939, thousands of Polish soldiers, government officials and land owners were rounded up and incarcerated in special internment camps. In April of 1940, Jewish Soviet secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria, the most influential and powerful of Stalin’s secret police chiefs, initiated an execution order that was approved by Stalin and the Soviet Communist Party Politburo. Approximately 22,000 Polish officers and intelligentsia were subsequently executed by the Soviet secret police, most in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk, Russia. The victims were buried in mass graves and the Soviets denied responsibility for this heinous crime for 50 years, blaming the Germans for the massacre when the bodies were discovered in 1943. Since 1990, several successive post-Soviet Russian governments have admitted and confirmed Soviet responsibility for the massacre and the subsequent Soviet cover-up.
In his book “An Eye for an Eye”, Jewish author and journalist John Sack documents the fact that when the Soviet Red Army occupied Eastern Europe at the end of World War Two, they continued to run more than 1,200 communist concentration camps in Poland, where they starved, beat and tortured hundreds of thousands of German civilians. Upwards of 80,000 Germans were killed by a “largely Jewish-run security organization.” More than two million German women and young girls were gang raped, sexually mutilated and gruesomely tortured by Soviet Red Army soldiers.
Why are we constantly reminded of “Kristallnacht” in Nazi Germany but no mention is ever made of the Soviet Communist mass murder of over 300,000 Christian priests and nuns and the destruction of over 60,000 Christian churches?
“First of all, we have to understand what communism is. I mean, to me, real communism, the Soviet communism, is basically a mask for Bolshevism, which is a mask for Judaism.” – Bobby Fischer, JewishAmerican chess grandmaster Famous Siberian author and novelist Valentin Rasputin wrote in 1990: “I think today the Jews here in Russia should feel responsible for the sin of having carried out the revolution and for the shape it took.
They should feel responsible for the terror…their guilt is great.”
While visiting Moscow’s Jewish Museum in 2013, Vladimir Putin pointed out that over 85% of the members of the first Soviet communist government were Jewish (despite Jews being only 1% of the population of the Soviet Union). The Jewish Telegraphic Agency ran the story on June 19, 2013, titled:
“Putin: First Soviet Government was mostly Jewish.”
Sever Plocker is a Jewish nationalist and Israeli economic advisor, author, writer and commentator for Ynet News, one of Israel’s largest online news sites. In an article titled “Stalin’s Jews” that Plocker authored on December 21, 2006 for Ynet News, Plocker wrote in the article’s subheading that “We mustn’t forget that some of the greatest murderers of modern times were Jewish.” Plocker goes on to write, “Many Jews sold their soul to the devil of the Communist revolution and have blood on their hands for eternity.”
Plocker points out that during Stalin’s “Reign of Terror,” according to published statistics, 38.5% of those holding the most senior posts in the Soviet secret police were Jews. Plocker concludes the article by writing, “I find it unacceptable that a person will be considered a member of the Jewish people when he does great things, but not considered part of our people when he does amazingly despicable things.
Even if we deny it, we cannot escape the Jewishness of ‘our hangmen,’ who served the Red Terror with loyalty and dedication from its establishment.”
“Without Jews there would never have been Bolshevism. For a Jew nothing is more insulting than the truth. The blood-thirsty Jewish terrorists have murdered 66 million in Russia from 1918 to 1957.” – Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, historian, teacher, author and decorated Red Army combat veteran of World War Two. Solzhenitsyn personally witnessed Soviet Red Army troops commit war crimes against German and Polish civilians, brutalizing and robbing the elderly and gang raping young German girls to death. Solzhenitsyn became an outspoken critic of Bolshevism, the Soviet communist system and its Red Army, observing “the heartlessness of our highest-ranking bureaucrats and the cruelty of our executioners.”
The preceding is a small sampling of the horrors, the unconscionable crimes against humanity, and the villainy of the blood-thirsty, blood-drenched communist party and government of the Soviet Union and its willing, state-sponsored mass murderers.
Why is the Jewish involvement in Marxism, Bolshevism, Communism and Soviet crimes and atrocities significant and noteworthy? For at least two reasons: One – their astronomically disproportionate representation in positions of government power and authority, and thus culpability, and two – when one considers that Soviet communism was directly responsible for the deaths of 147 million people (Source: Literaturnaya Rossiya, 1992, one of Russia’s oldest news publications), what these numbers represent is almost beyond comprehension: it makes the Marxist-Bolshevik-Communist phalanx the most murderous ideology in all of human history!
How can any intellectually honest and reasonable person believe that I’m “anti-Semitic” or “blaming Jewish people” for Soviet communism and Soviet atrocities when I’m merely pointing out some of the same uncomfortable and inconvenient historical facts that have also been revealed, documented and written about by Winston Churchill, Russian Nobel Prize winner Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, a sitting Russian president, New York Times best-selling author and presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, official reports and dispatches of the U.S. Government’s Military Intelligence Division, numerous historians, diplomats and journalists, in addition to numerous Jewish and Israeli authors, writers and historians?
One of the individuals who assisted me with historical research for my books – especially regarding the history of Communism, the Soviet Union and World War Two – served with the Israel Defense Forces and was personally decorated by the commander of an elite Israeli unit. He and I remain good friends and nothing I’ve written or said has ever offended him – as he says, “The truth is often politically incorrect – those who cannot handle it are in a state of permanent adolescence.”
Ask yourself: What sort of “truth” needs protection?
If I’m vilified and eviscerated for exposing truths, coverups and lies that are 80 to 100 years old or older – of historical events that didn’t even occur in America and did not involve Americans – what does that say about the level of freedom we have in America today? What sort of treatment will your children receive in a not-too-distant future if they uncover and expose corruption, lies and abuse of power in high places?
And then ask yourself: Do you think the people financing and carrying out these attacks on me care about your rights, your freedom or your pursuit of happiness?
Who’s more likely to protect and defend your rights, your freedoms, your quality of life and your pursuit of happiness – Sheriff Doug Traubel or the people and interests carrying out these attacks on me?
“Better to be slapped on the face with the truth than kissed with a lie.”
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