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A Program FOR THE JEWS, An Answer TO ALL ANTI-SEMITES, A PROGRAM FOR HUMANITY BY HARRY WATON

A Program FOR THE JEWS, An Answer TO ALL ANTI-SEMITES, A PROGRAM FOR HUMANITY BY HARRY WATON

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COMMITTEE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE JEWS
NEW YORK — 1939

DEDICATED
to my beloved wife
R O S A W A T O N

COPYRIGHT 1939
By
Committee for the
Preservation of the Jews
Published by
COMMITTEE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE JEWS
NEW YORK — 1939

DEDICATED
to my beloved wife
R O S A W A T O N

COPYRIGHT 1939
By
Committee for the
Preservation of the Jews

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Rabbi Harry Waton’s Program, with introductory commentary by Peter Myers and anew article
Communism and Jewish Politics
appended
on December 18, 2002. Peter Myers,Canberra, Australia.[Transcribed by Peter Myers, 21 Blair St., Watson ACT 2602 Australia, October 24, 2000. ph. +61-2-62475187, myers@cyberone.com.au. There are occasional typographical errors in the original; I have leftthem as they are, without correction or annotation. I have added the bold emphasis, to highlight what I judged important points. All of the footnotes have been added by me as comments.Although the views of just one man, this book provides original and valuable insights into Zionism,Communism, Nazism, the ideas behind World War II and the Cold War, and the decisions still facing us.Waton is a lone thinker like myself, a man who acknowledges the virtues of opponents, as I try to do, asynthesiser of many traditions, as I also aim for, a prisoner of one tradition but also a fugitive from thattradition. The reader will deeply disagree with Waton on some points, will surely agree on others, and bedeeply stimulated throughout.What amazes me about Rabbi Waton, is the combination of intellectual brilliance with blinkering. Heidentifies with the pre-Stalin Jewish Bolsheviks yet, despite the ideological universalism he proclaims,ignores and denies the cruelty and totalitarianism of the system they created. For a Jewish sourceacknowledging that fact, see Benjamin Ginsberg,
The Fatal Embrace
, pp. 30-33 & 53-56.From afar, I had heard of the famed Jewish intellect, and trembled before it. But the more I have examinedit close-up, the more I have found that these powerful minds are devoted to propagandising; omittingpart of the data, making the data fit a preconceived outlook. They are not the only ones who do this;white Europeans conquered the New World whilst bearing a universal ideology (Christianity) thatcontradicted their own particularism. But somehow, perhaps because of the reputation of the Jews, Iexpected more from them.][page 1]
A ProgramFOR THE JEWSAn AnswerTO ALL ANTI-SEMITESA PROGRAM FOR HUMANITYBYHARRY WATON
Published byCOMMITTEE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE JEWSNEW YORK — 1939[page 2]DEDICATEDto my beloved wifeR O S A W A T O N[page 3]COPYRIGHT 1939ByCommittee for thePreservation of the Jews
 
Astoria Press, N. Y. C.[page 5]CONTENTSPAGEA Program for the Jews .................... 9The Economico-Political Aspect .................. 18How Can the Jews Meet this World Situation ............................................. ................38The Biologico-Cultural Aspect .................. 51And Now, What About Culture .................. 85The Jewish People ................ 103 Jehovah and Judaism ..............107Buddhism . and Christianity ..............116The Religio-Historic Aspect ..............134Noblesse Oblige ..............150 Judaism and Christianity ..............165Salvation is of the Jews ..............182Fata Volentem Ducunt, Nolentem Trahunt ..............224[page 7]FOREWORDSince 1914 great historic events have taken place. There was the World War, the Russian revolution, andthe upheavals in Europe and elsewhere. These historic events brought to mankind disillusionment andbitter disappointment.
The World War, which was expected to end all wars, only prepared the groundfor still more frightful wars; the Russian revolution, which was expected to bring to the working masses freedom, emancipation and communism, only brought them an oppressive dictatorship, a moreintense exploitation and state capitalism; and the upheavals in Europe and elsewhere, which wereconceived in democracy, internationalism and socialism, only brought fascism, an insane nationalismand Hitlerism
. And whatever these events brought to other nations, to the Jews they brought only greatermisery, suffering and despair. Anti-Semitism, which before 1914 found open outbursts among backwardnations and in semicivilized countries, since then has become the social philosophy and economic-political policy of the most cultured people in the most civilized countries. Modern Balaams came to thefore and, in the name of culture, religion, science, art and philosophy, endeavored to prove that the Jewsand Judaism are inherently wicked and evil, and a deadly menace to the Western nations, their cultureand their civilization; and that, to save the Western nations, their culture and civilization from decline andextinction, it is necessary to exterminate the Jews and Judaism. Hence the slogan: Death to the Jews and Judaism. Following up the world events, reflecting on the new philosophies that came to the fore, Iconvinced myself that human society is irresistibly and inevitably moving towards state capitalism andfascism. Further reflection also convinced me that this social transformation would inevitably bring uponthe Jews great suffering. How could the Jews face this world situation? This question occupied my mindfor the last twelve years, and these[page 8]were to me years of intellectual and spiritual agony. At last I reached the conclusion which I embodied ina program for the Jews. Since then I often spoke on this program. When the Jews declared war againstNazi Germany and fascism, I saw that that was a suicidal policy, which would bring to the Jews infinitesuffering. I spoke against that policy, but no attention was paid to it. Thus passed more than five years ofever-increasing suffering for the Jews. When the situation became so grave that the Jews themselvesbegan to realize the gravity of the situation, the members of the Spinoza Institute of America asked me toformulate my program. In an address delivered by me before the members of the Spinoza Institute onOctober 23, 1938, I presented to them, in brief, my program. As a result of this address, a committee
 
organized itself under the name: The Committee for the Preservation of the Jews, and this committeepublished my address under the title: A Program for the Jews. Ten thousand copies of that program werepublished and distributed. Thus far, this program met with universal condemnation. This I expected. ButI soon realized that, if my program is to receive a more friendly hearing, it must be presented adequately.The following is a more adequate basis for my program.Dated: Belle Harbor, New York, March 28, 1939. Harry Waton.[page 9]A PROGRAM FOR THE JEWSFor His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom from generation to generation; and all theinhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and He doeth according to His will in the host of heaven,and among the inhabitants of the earth; and no one can stay his hand, or say unto Him; What dost Thou?—DANIEL,iv. 31-32.1. When in 1929 our inflated prosperity burst like a soap bubble and revealed the unsoundness of oureconomic system, its inherent contradictions and its decay, it was universally believed that this was only alocal and temporary economic disturbance, which would soon pass away, and prosperity would come tous again. Since then more than nine years passed. During these years more than a hundred billion dollars'worth of actual and potential values disappeared, tens of millions of human beings in this countrysuffered privation, misery and humiliation, and the government sank ever deeper into a morass ofdeficits. Notwithstanding all this, we still believe that the economic crisis is only of a temporary nature,which will soon pass away, and we still confidently hope for the return of prosperity in the near future.During these years, the government, the brain trusts and the leaders in industry, commerce and financewere searching for the philosopher's stone by which, they hoped, to regenerate our economic system, torevive business and to restore to us prosperity, but all in vain; the philosopher's stone was not discovered,the economic system was not regenerated, business was not revived, and prosperity did not come. AllNew Deal measures taken by the government proved futile, and futile they had to be; for they sought tomeet what seemed !to be only a local and temporary disturbance, whereas what faced us was a universaland permanent situation. If from the beginning of the crisis, the government, the brain trusts and theleaders in in-10dustry, commerce and finance had realized that we were confronted with a universal and permanentsituation, and had adopted a radical measure to meet that situation, we would have been spared infinitesuffering, and now we would have been in a far better position, and the future would be bright. But wedid not adopt such radical measure, because we did not understand the nature of the situation thatconfronted us. To adopt a radical measure implies a recognition of the fact that a revolutionarytransformation of society is taking place all over the world, and this would require a change of ideas, achange of philosophy, and a change of the mode of life. But men will rather perish than change theirideas, their philosophy and their mode of life. This was the universal tragedy of mankind, this is theirpresent tragedy, and this is also the tragedy of the Jews.2. When Hitler came to power and began to realize in practice his anti-Semitic philosophy, the Jewsbelieved that this was only a local and temporary political disturbance, which would soon pass away, andthe Jews in Germany would again enjoy peace and security.
The Jews declared war against NaziGermany, and by means of the boycott they believed that they would destroy the Nazi power inGermany, and would restore Germany to its former state
. More than six years passed since then. Duringthese years the Jews in Germany and Austria were expropriated of their property, their possessions andtheir interests, they were deprived of their political and legal rights, they were humiliated and degraded,and they were subjected to infinite misery, suffering and torture. Tens of thousands of Jews in Germanyand Austria were tortured in the prisons and the concentration camps, thousands of them were brutally

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