Elizabeth Dilling: American Patriot
by Michael Walsh
ONE DAY an awakened United States will emerge from the Jewish chrysalis. Pennsylvania Avenue will then perhaps be renamed Elizabeth Dilling Avenue. Today, slumbering in their Jewish shroud, few Americans have heard of a lady whose visage should replace the Statue of Liberty.
Elizabeth Dilling (1894-1966) was a writer and publisher; she headed the Patriotic Research Bureau and was one of the leaders of the Mothers’ Crusade. The fearless investigator authored several political books emphasizing the connection between Communism and the Jews. Elizabeth Dilling was one of thirty Americans charged with insurgency in the Great Sedition Trial of 1944.
Raised in Chicago, she was of English and French descent and whilst in her twenties became an avid traveller. During the summer of 1931, she joined friends on a trip to the USSR. The Soviet Union between 1917 and 1922 had been seized by Wall Street-backed revolutionary mercenaries.
What she witnessed in “American”-occupied Russia horrified her. Shocked and offended by the anti-Christian attitude of the terror regime there, she documented her trip by filming what she could of the Soviet Union. She afterwards wrote about her experiences and told of “people who starved to death lying in the streets where they fell, cannibalistic views of dead mothers and babies with half-eaten bodies, and revolutionary scenes of stark horror and misery.”
On her return to the United States, Elizabeth Dilling gave lectures describing in detail her shocking experiences. In 1932 she helped to organize the anti-Communist organization The Paul Reveres. Her first book The Red Network was published in 1934 and listed more than 1,300 individuals and 460 organizations known to be working to bring about a Communist revolution in America. The massively researched work was a literal Who’s Who of Leftist radicals in the US.
In 1936 she published The Roosevelt Red Record and Its Background. It came out two weeks before President Roosevelt stood for re-election. Fearful of its impact, the Republican Party refused to use the book against the New Deal Democrats.
For 18 months, Elizabeth worked twelve to 14 hours a day in compiling her lists for the books. Dilling said she never made a mistake in her research, claiming, “The book is more accurate down to the pettiest detail than Ivory Soap is pure.”
After her books were published, she was attacked as being ‘anti-Semitic’. Without initially being aware of it [according to Revilo P. Oliver, Dilling was once so pro-Jewish she resigned her high position in the Paul Reveres because the leader and prominent members of the organization were critical of Jews — Ed.], she had stumbled upon the connection between the Jews and Marxism. In 1940 she published The Octopus (under the pen name Frank Woodruff Johnson) which examined the Jewish role in the Communist movement.
Elizabeth Dilling and her husband worked with the American Liberty League. The league consisted of wealthy businessmen and conservative Democrats opposed to the New Deal. Industrialist Henry Ford and Chicago Tribune publisher Robert McCormick supported Elizabeth Dilling and her work.
As part of her work, Elizabeth Dilling toured 60 countries including National Socialist Germany. There she attended the Nuremberg party congress in September 1938. Although Dilling was an opponent of Jewish supremacism, particularly in its Bolshevist manifestation, she had little understanding of National Socialism. Dilling did, however, admire the popular German leader and approved of his methods in suppressing Bolshevism.
In 1941 Dilling led a “Mothers’ March on Washington” opposing the proposed Lend-Lease Bill which would provide aid to Great Britain and the Soviet Union.
The purpose of the Bill, if passed, was to rescue Bolshevism. Bolshevism was at bay — the Red Army was soon to fall before the liberation forces of Germany, Finland, Romania, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy and other anti-Communist nations.
The promise of American support stiffened tyrant Joseph Stalin’s resolve to attack and add much of Europe to the growing Soviet Empire. President Roosevelt signed the Bolshevik-rescuing Lend Lease Act on March 11, 1941.
Elizabeth Dilling was one of 30 American defendants charged with “subversion” in the Great Sedition Trial of 1944. The trial was an initiative of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Its purpose was to investigate, ruin, and punish ‘seditionists’ opposed to America’s foreign wars.
On July 21, 1942, Dilling and 27 other anti-war activists were indicted on two counts of conspiracy to cause insubordination of the military in peacetime and wartime. After more than four years of persecution, the charges were dismissed by Federal Judge Bolitha Laws on November 22, 1946, after the government had failed to present any compelling evidence of a German conspiracy. Attorney General Biddle later called the proceedings ‘a dreary farce’.
Elizabeth Dilling continued to publish the Patriotic Research Bulletin, and in 1954, she published her most famous book, The Plot against Christianity. The book “reveals the satanic hatred of Christ and Christians responsible for their mass murder, torture and slave labour in all Iron Curtain countries, all of which are ruled by Talmudists”. In 1964, the book was re-titled The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today.
In the 1950s, Mrs. Dilling studied all English translations of the Jewish holy book, the Talmud, which is a largely a series of rabbinical interpretations of the Torah (which Christians call the Old Testament). Always a wit, after years of such study she began signing her name among friends as “Elizabeth Dilling, D.D.T.” — the acronym meaning “Doctor of the Damned Talmud.” A frequent contributor to Conde McGinley’s newspaper Common Sense, she is quoted as saying there, “Neither the races nor sexes can ever be equal. They will always be different and have distinctive functions to perform in life.”
A diligent researcher and round-the-clock writer, in addition to her books Elizabeth Dilling penned hundreds of pamphlets and articles. Her influence now extends over many generations, and, as we await the happy day when Pennsylvania Avenue will be renamed for her, those words live on.
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