Resistance to Jewish Power: Henry Ford, part 1
American Dissident Voices broadcast of March 22, 2014Listen to the broadcast
by Kevin Alfred Strom
IT WAS 20 years ago that I first spoke to you on this program about the efforts of the great industrialist Henry Ford (pictured) to counter Jewish power and propaganda. Ford made a monumental effort, spending and sacrificing millions of real dollars, digging up the facts of organized Jewish influence and publishing the results in his newspaper, the Dearborn Independent, and in his book The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem. This week and next I’ll be bringing you an updated version of my original broadcast on Ford, and adding further material on Ford’s resistance to Jewish power — where he succeeded, and where he failed.
It was exactly 100 years ago that Henry Ford amazed the world by more than the doubling the wages of his workers overnight. He took that step because he believed that a well-paid worker would learn his craft better, perform his tasks better, stay with his job longer, be able to rise into the middle class, and even purchase the automobiles he was building at the Ford plant.
He also believed that the labor union movement of the time was toxic, because it encouraged lowering productivity as a way of leveraging for more jobs and higher wages. Ford saw that as insane, as it was production itself that created all wealth and paid everybody’s wages. He promptly raised wages to a level far beyond what the unions were asking for. His efforts succeeded, not only for his company, which posted increased profits, but for workers too, whose real inflation-adjusted incomes would rise steadily for the next 60 years. Today, however, auto workers, sold out by the mostly Jewish vultures of Wall Street, are being forced to accept concessions under which their wages fall by half, in an ironic inversion of what Henry Ford did a century ago.
Ford was an amazing man, and we can learn much from his achievements — and his failures. The rising generation of White Americans and Europeans deserves to know his story.
Who was Henry Ford?
Ford was an outstanding figure in the story of modern America. He was more than a businessman and industrialist. He was also an humanitarian, and a central figure in American resistance to Jewish power.
Ford was born in 1863, a farm boy from rural Michigan who loved to do mechanical work with his hands and experiment with new concepts in his shop. He was a deeply moral man, to whom honesty, work, and sobriety were sacred concepts. And he was a gentle man, in the true sense of the word, who, in the words of writer Albert Lee, “shared a love of all living things with naturalist John Burroughs and who shared campfires with his friend Thomas Edison. Ford was known to ‘nail up a door for a whole season rather than disturb a robin’s nest,’ and he ‘postponed [a] hay harvest because ground birds were brooding in the field.’ He was a man of peace, saying … that he would give his entire fortune if he could shorten the war [World War I] by a single day.”
Marxists hate Henry Ford. But many of the workers in his factories loved and revered him. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that when Henry Ford began his seven-year long, 5 million dollar “lesson to the American people” in 1920, he was probably the best-loved living American.
He did not invent the automobile, but he was one of its pioneers. His inborn genius for innovation and efficiency enabled him to produce the first car for the common man, the Model T. Before Ford, cars were mostly playthings of the wealthy. The Model T began its production run in 1908 and was not replaced until 1927.
As Ford increased the efficiency of his plants, instead of pocketing the profits, he constantly lowered the price, which ultimately fell from $590 to $260. And he astounded the world in 1914 when he ordered the minimum wage paid to even the lowliest Ford employee to be raised to $5 per day — at a time when the average wage to the skilled workers of his competitors was far less than half that amount. He began one of the first profit-sharing plans, distributing $12 million to his employees in the first year alone. He caused jaws to drop again when, believing that useful knowledge should be used for the benefit of the people, he gave up millions by making all Ford patents free to everyone. He led a successful one-man crusade against the “Selden patent,” benefiting his competitors as much as he.
What is not so well known today is that Henry Ford devoted years of his life and a substantial part of his fortune to awakening the American people to the enemies of our nation.
In 1916 Ford led an ill-fated mission to stop the slaughter of World War I. He assembled a disparate coalition of clergymen, writers, politicians, pacifists, and businessmen, chartered the Norwegian ocean liner Oscar II and sailed for Europe in hopes of inspiring the neutral powers to mediate a peace treaty. He called this mission “The Peace Ship.” His coalition squabbled among themselves, and the forces for war proved too strong. Ford returned to America a somewhat discouraged but wiser man. He never lost his distaste for foreign wars, however, and spoke out against them and the hidden forces that foment them in no uncertain terms.
Mme. Rosika Schwimmer, one of the leaders of the Peace Ship project, was a Jewish diplomat and pacifist who, according to Ford, was more intelligent than all of the others aboard the ship put together. She tells the story of her first meeting with Ford, when he said “I know who started this war — the German-Jewish bankers.” As he slapped some papers hidden in pocket of his coat, he said, “I have the evidence here — facts! I can’t give them out yet because I haven’t got them all. I’ll have them soon!” And, a few years later, he did exactly that.
In an interview with a New York Times reporter on Christmas day, 1921, Ford gave some further insight into his education in the ways of the world while he was on the Peace Ship:
“It was the Jews themselves who convinced me of the direct relationship between the international Jew and war. In fact, they went out of their way to convince me. On the peace ship were two very prominent Jews. We had not been at sea 200 miles before they began telling me of the power of the Jewish race, of how they controlled the world through their control of gold, and that the Jew and no one but the Jew could end the war. I was reluctant to believe it but they went into detail to convince me of the means by which the Jews controlled the war, how they had the money, how they had cornered all the basic materials needed to fight the war and all that, and they talked so long and so well that they convinced me. They said, and they believed, that the Jews started the war, that they would continue it as long as they wished, and that until the Jew stopped the war it could not be stopped. I was so disgusted I would have liked to turn the ship back.”
A Book for All Americans
Ford had become convinced that there was an organized, dangerous, largely secret, and incredibly powerful menace to America, almost completely Jewish at its highest levels, and he was determined to do something about it.
Ford’s friend, the inventor Thomas Edison, may have helped open Ford’s eyes to the realities of Jewish power. Edison opposed the largely-Jewish efforts to impose fractional reserve banking writ large on America, and advocated constitutional money instead of bank debt, saying “If the nation can issue a dollar bond it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good makes the bill good also. The difference between the bond and the bill is that the bond lets the money broker collect twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20 per cent. Whereas the currency, the honest sort provided by the Constitution, pays nobody but those who contribute in some useful way. It is absurd to say our country can issue bonds and cannot issue currency. Both are promises to pay, but one fattens the usurer and the other helps the people.” Edison had legally wrangled with Jewish film producers who had appropriated his motion picture inventions without paying, and he deplored the degenerate films that some Jews were making even then. Ford and Edison were the closest of friends.
Henry Ford earnestly believed that if organized Jewish activities were exposed to the light of day, that responsible and moral Jews would cast out the cancerous leadership from their midst. He was honestly surprised by the abuse he received from most of his Jewish friends and business associates after his educational work had begun, and we may be amazed by the fact that a few remained cordial. Henry Ford believed that if the kept press would not tell the truth on what he termed “the Jewish Question,” they it was his duty to his God and his country to do it himself.
He purchased what was at the time a small weekly newspaper in his home town in Michigan, The Dearborn Independent, and turned into his national voice, with nationwide distribution. His espousal of traditional values combined with a practical populism struck a chord with many Americans, for soon the sleepy weekly had turned into an influential giant, with a circulation at one point of nearly half a million. Ford lost money on the paper, selling it for five cents per copy or one dollar a year. When Jewish censorship kept it off the newsstands in some cities, he made it available through the local Ford agencies. Amazingly, he neither solicited nor accepted advertising — he would not have the paper subject to Jewish, or any, outside influence. The masthead meant what it said — Independent.
Ford gathered around him some of the most talented writers and researchers in the business, virtually cleaning out the editorial staff of the largest newspaper in the state, the Detroit News. He hired the best private investigators. He employed the services of patriotic Congressmen and diplomats. He dispatched his agents to foreign countries to dig up the facts.
1920 marked the beginning of the publication, in serial form, of Henry Ford’s research series in the Dearborn Independent. Each week, the paper carried a major story exposing an aspect of Jewish power and influence.
One of the men Ford had hired away from the Detroit News, who would eventually become the head of the Independent, was the brilliant editor and columnist William J. Cameron. Cameron at first protested bitterly at the subject matter of the articles on the Jewish Question and almost bolted with a few other staffers who didn’t want to touch this “forbidden” subject, but as the evidence began piling up, he became convinced that Ford was right. He was the author of most of the Independent‘s articles in this series, and stayed with Ford for the next 20 years. These articles would eventually be collected in book form under the title The International Jew, subtitled The World’s Foremost Problem. The articles were a sensation and the book became a nationwide success, in fact one of the greatest best-sellers of all time.
While Ford’s educational series on Jewish power was running, the Independent had a circulation of between a quarter million and a half million copies per week. When the articles were reprinted in book form, eventually to fill four volumes, it was not unusual for each press run, of which there were many for each volume, to total over 200,000 copies. It is estimated that more than 10 million copies of the book were sold in the United States alone. The International Jew was translated into sixteen languages, including Arabic, and was distributed by the millions in Europe, South America, and the Middle East. Each of the four volumes was a full-sized book of about 250 pages, and was sold for a mere 25 cents. Ford lost nearly five million dollars on this venture, and that doesn’t count the losses to his business due to several Jewish boycotts and lawsuits.
To evaluate the tenor of Ford’s lessons to the American people, let us look at a few passages from his preface to the first volume:
“Why discuss the Jewish Question? Because it is here, and because its emergence into American thought should contribute to its solution, and not to a continuance of those bad conditions which surround the Question in other countries.
“The Jewish Question has existed in the United States for a long time. Jews themselves have known this, even if Gentiles have not. There have been periods in our own country when it has broken forth with a sullen sort of strength which presaged darker things to come. Many signs portend that it is approaching an acute stage.
“Not only does the Jewish Question touch those matters that are of common knowledge, such as financial and commercial control, usurpation of political power, monopoly of necessities, and autocratic direction of the very news that the American people read; but it reaches into cultural regions and so touches the very heart of American life.
“… It is interwoven with much of the menace of organized and calculated disorder which troubles the nations today. It is not of recent growth, but its roots go deep ….
“The motive of this work is simply a desire to make facts known to the people. Other motives have, of course, been ascribed to it. But the motive of prejudice or any form of antagonism is hardly strong enough to support such an investigation as this. Moreover, had an unworthy motive existed, some sign of it would inevitably appear in the work itself. We confidently call the reader to witness that the tone of these articles is all that it should be. The International Jew and his satellites, as the conscious enemies of all that Anglo-Saxons mean by civilization, are not spared, nor is that unthinking mass which defends anything that a Jew does, simply because it has been taught to believe that what Jewish leaders do is Jewish. Neither do these articles proceed upon a false emotion of brotherhood and apology, as if this stream of doubtful tendency in the world were only accidentally Jewish. We give the facts as we find them; that of itself is sufficient protection against prejudice or passion.”
A few of the articles’ titles should give you an idea of the information in the book:
Jewish History in the United States – Does a Definite Jewish Program Exist? – The Historic Basis of Jewish Imperialism – Does Jewish Power Control the World Press? – The All-Jewish Mark on “Red Russia” – Jewish Testimony in Favor of Bolshevism – How Jews in the US Conceal Their Strength – Jewish Control of the American Theater – Jewish Supremacy in the Motion Picture World – “Jewish Rights” Clash With American Rights – Jewish Degradation of American Baseball – Jewish Jazz Becomes Our National Music – Jewish Hot-Beds of Bolshevism in the US – Dr. Levy, a Jew, Admits His People’s Error – The Gigantic Jewish Liquor Trust and Its Career – The Jews’ Complaint Against “Americanism” – The Gentle Art of Changing Jewish Names — and dozens of others, a total of eighty articles in all.
You’ve been listening to the first in our two-part series on Henry Ford’s groundbreaking book, The International Jew. Next week we’ll continue with more from and about this amazing and once-suppressed book, right here on American Dissident Voices.
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Read the book: The International Jew by Henry Ford