Father Coughlin-March 16th, 1942
Is it O.K. to be Anti-Christian, but a crime in the United States to be
Text of Samuel Untermeyer's "SACRED
WAR" speech August 7th, 1933, upon his return from the World Wide International
Jewish Boycott Conference at Amsterdam, Holland and Father Coughlin's Comments
March 16th, 1942.
Comment, by Father Coughlin, December 29th,
We observe that Judge Felix Frankfurter is regarded by many as
President Roosevelt's chief brain cell. He is sometimes represented as the
architect of the New Deal. It is recalled that his career has not been entirely
divorced from Socialistic and Communistic movements.
Many Americans forget
that Felix Frankfurter edited a book entitled MR. JUSTICE BRANDEIS (Yale
University Press, 1932). On page 108 of that book Felix Frankfurter wrote:
"Great social convulsions like the Russian Revolution are bound to have their
repercussions of panic among the timed and humorless, particularly panic
stimulated by all the modern incitement's to mass felling. Such times present
the decisive occasions for a stern enforcement of the right to air grievances,
however baseless, and to propose remedies even more cruel than the
The above words bear testimony that Mr. Frankfurter now on
the side of those opposing freedom of the press was then definitely in favor of
freedom of the press for the implementation of the Russian
While we uphold and demand freedom of the press and of speech
to counteract the effects of the so-called Russian Revolution in our own Country
we do not subscribe to the false theory that the opponents of Bolshevism should
be permitted to employ patent falsehood and criminal misrepresentation. We
recollect that the revolutionaries in Russia, following October 1917, made it a
crime for persons to write down or talk down the Jews. Indeed,
anti-Semitism which had to do with anti-Communism because so many Jews were
Communist. Thus, if one attacked a Communist who happened to be a Jew, he was
accused of being an anti-Semite. If the attack was proven, the attacker was
condemned to death.
Father Linden asks:
"What in God's name is
wrong with America?"
"Can it be that the only true Americans are those
they call 'isolationists,''appeasers,' and 'constructive traitors'?
can it be that the wrong voices are to the fore---that men take their opinions
not from those who have the true welfare of America at heart, but from the war
makers, the scandal-mongers, the hired columnists and radio commentators with an
ax to grind.
"It is a sad day for America when Americans cannot lift
their voices for peace, and what they honestly believe to be the interests of
the land they love, without being branded as 'traitors,...
Lothian and Col. Lindbergh," Father Linden concludes, " I believe we are on the
verge of a New World Order. We shall have to face it, or deliberately
shoulder the burdens and the wars of the old order over the entire world.
Recently I wrote an article and entitled it 'Peace now or war forever.'
And that is just where we are going--to war forever.
"This war will not
settle world problems.
"If Germany is conquered, who will pacify
Shall the United States have that terrible responsibility? Who will
keep Europe pacified with Communistic Russia with the largest army the world has
ever known, and the largest array of internal agitators waiting for Germany and
England to exhaust themselves?"
Following is the text of Samuel
Untermeyer's address over Station WABC after his return from Europe. (From New
York Times, August 7, 1933.)
What a joy and relief and
sense of security to be once more on American soil! The nightmares of horrors
through which I have passed in those two weeks in Europe, listening to the
heartbreaking tales of refugee victims, beggar description.
appreciate your enthusiastic greeting on my arrival today, which I quite
understand is addressed not to me personally but to the holy war in the cause of
humanity in which we are embarked, Jews and non-jews alike, for we are
equally concerned that the work of centuries shall not be undone, and that
civilization shall not be allowed to die.
It is a war that must be waged
unremittingly until the black clouds of bigotry, race hatred and fanaticism that
have descended upon what was once Germany, but is now medieval Hitlerland, have
been dispersed. If we will but enlist to a man and persist in our purpose the
bright sun of civilization will again shine upon Germany, and the world will be
a safer place in which to dwell.
As our ship sailed up the bay today past
our proud Statue of Liberty, I breathed a prayer of gratitude and thanksgiving
that this fair land of freedom has escaped the curse that has descended upon
benighted Germany, which has thereby been converted from a nation of culture
into a veritable hell of cruel and savage beasts.
THE WORLD'S CONCERN
We owe it not only to
our persecuted brethren but to the entire world to now strike in self-defense a
blow that will free humanity from a repetition of this incredible outrage. This
time the Jews are the victims, next time it may be the Catholics or the
Protestants. If we once admit, as is brazenly insisted by the German Government,
that such fiendish persecution of the people of one race or creed is an internal
domestic affair and not a world concern, how are we to know whose turn will be
Now or never must all the nations of the earth make common cause
against the monstrous claim that the slaughter, starvation and annihilation, by
a country that has reverted to barbarism, of its own innocent and defenseless
citizens without rhyme, reason or excuse is an internal affair against which the
rest of the world must stand idly by and not lift a hand in defense.
have seen and talked with many of these terror-stricken refugees who have had
the good fortune to escape over the border, though forced to leave their
property behind them, and I want to say to you that nothing that has seeped
through to you over the rigid censorship and lying propaganda that
are at work to conceal and misrepresent the situation of the Jews in
Germany begins to tell a fraction of the frightful story of fiendish
torture, cruelty and persecution that are being inflicted day by day upon these
men, women and children, or the terror of worse than death in which they are
When the tale is told, as it will be some day if the impotent
League of Nations ever sufficiently awakens from its Rip Van Winkle slumber to
the realization of its power and duty to prosecute an investigation into the
facts, the world will confront a picture so fearful in its barbarous cruelty
that the hell of war and the alleged Belgian atrocities will pale into
insignificance as compared to this devilishly, deliberately, cold-bloodedly
planned and already partially executed campaign for the extermination of a
proud, gentle, loyal, law abiding people--a people who love and have shed their
blood for their Fatherland, and to whom Germany owes in large part its
prosperity and its great scientists, educators, lawyers, physicians, poets,
musicians, diplomats and philosophers, who are the backbone of its past cultural
BACK TO DARK AGES
But why dwell longer
upon this revolting picture of the ravages wrought by these ingrates and beasts
of prey, animated by the loathsome motives of race hatred, bigotry and
envy. For the Jews are the Aristocrats of the world. From time
immemorial they have been persecuted and have seen their persecutors come and
go. They alone have survived. And so will history repeat itself, but that
furnishes no reason why we should permit this reversion of a once great nation
to the Dark Ages or fail to rescue these 600,000 human souls from
the tortures of hell, as we can with the aid of our Christian Friends, if we
have the will to act.
Protests and please from all corners of the earth,
from the leaders of all creeds, having proven as vain and unavailing, as was the
idealistic dream of our martyred President of making the world safe for
democracy and of protecting minorities against these atrocities, on which
we are already actively embarked? Are we right in our plan? If so steps shall
now be prosecuted to attain success?
Our campaign is two-fold--defensive
and constructive. On the defensive side will be the economic boycott
against all German goods, shipping and services. On the constructive
side will be an appeal to the League of Nations to construe and enforce the
labor union provisions of the Versailles Treaty and the written promises made by
Germany, while the treaty was under negotiation, to protect its minorities,
which have been flagrantly violated by its disfranchisement and persecution of
WHAT BOYCOTT MEANS
As to the boycott,
strange to say a mere handful in number, but powerful in influence, of our
thoughtless but doubtless well-intentioned Jews seem obsessed and
frightened at the bare mention of the word"boycott." It signifies
and conjures up to them images of force and illegality, such as have on
occasions in the past characterized struggles between labor unions and their
employers, the word and all that it implies are hateful to their ears.
point of fact, it signifies nothing of the kind. These gentlemen do not know
what they are talking or thinking about. Instead of surrendering to their vague
fears and half-baked ideas, our first duty is to educate them as to what us
meant by a purely defensive economic boycott, and what we are doing and
proposing. Admittedly, the boycott is our only really effective weapon. These
gentlemen who are taking counsel of their groundless fears to the exclusion of
their reason have done nothing and have no program except to attempt to arouse
world opinion, which is and has been from the outset on our side, as it was
bound to be because of this brutal, senseless, unprovoked assault upon
It is not necessary to belittle or underrate that
accomplishment, if their aimless, fruitless endeavors in that direction may be
so dignified in recognition of their good intentions, barren of results as they
have been. It is sufficient that their efforts have proven unavailing and that
the campaign of Schreckligheit not only goes on unabated in the face of
unanimous world opinion but that it is not increasing in intensity and that the
masses of German people, misled by government propaganda and suppression of free
speech and of the press, are either voluntarily, or through fear of punishment
at the hands of's their despotic ruler, supporting their government in this
What then have these amiable gentlemen accomplished and
what do they hope or expect to accomplish in the way of stemming this
conflagration of civilization by their "feather duster" methods? You cannot put
out a fire, and especially that kind of fire, by just looking on until the mad
flames, fanned by the wind of hate, have destroyed everything.
What we are proposing and have already gone far toward doing, is to prosecute a
purely defensive economic boycott that will undermine the Hitler regime and
bring the German people to their senses by destroying their export trade
on which their very existence depends.
'FORCE THEM TO LEARN'
They have flaunted
and persisted in flaunting and defying world opinion. We propose to and are
organizing world opinion to express itself in the only way Germany can be made
to understand. Hitler and his mob will not permit their people to know how they
are regarded by the outside world. We shall force them to learn in the only way
open to us.
Revolting as it is, it would be an interesting study in
psychology to analyze the motives, other than fear and cowardice, that have
prompted Jewish Bankers to lend money to Germany as they are now
doing. It is in part their money that is being used by the Hitler regime
in its reckless, wicked campaign of propaganda to make the world anti-Semitic;
with that money they have invaded Great Britain, the United States and other
countries where they have established newspapers, subsidize agents and otherwise
are spending untold millions in spreading their infamous creed.
suggestion that they use that money toward paying the honest debts they have
repudiated is answered only by contemptuous sneers and silence. Meantime the
infamous campaign goes on unabated with ever increasing intensity to the
everlasting disgrace of the Jewish bankers who are helping to
finance it and of the weaklings who are doing nothing effective to check
The Hitler regime originated and are fiendishly prosecuting their
boycott to exterminate the Jews by placarding Jewish shops, warning Germans
against dealing with them, by imprisoning Jewish shopkeepers and parading them
through the streets by the hundreds under guard of Nazi troops for the sole
crime of being Jews, by ejecting them from the learned professions in which many
of them had attained eminence, by excluding their children from the schools,
their men from the labor unions, closing against them every avenue of
livelihood, locking them in vile concentration camps, starving and torturing
them, murdering and beating them without cause and resorting to every other
conceivable form of torture, inhuman beyond conception, until suicide has become
their only means of escape, and all solely because they are or their remote
ancestors were Jews, and all with the avowed object of exterminating
APPEAL TO MANKINDAs against this, the foulest
boycott in the annals of time, we are appealing to all mankind to enforce a
counter-boycott. That appeal is meeting with the conviction that idealism and
justice are still alive.
There is nothing new in the use of the economic
boycott as an instrument of justice. The covenant of the League of Nations
expressly provides in these identical words for its use to bring recalcitrant
nations to terms. President Roosevelt, whose wise statesmanship and vision
are the wonder of their civilized world, is invoking it in furtherance of his
noble conception for the readjustment of the relations between capital and
labor under their term of the sweeping Industrial Recovery Act, to the
end that labor shall receive a more just share of the wealth it creates. He is
about to enlist the consumers of the country in a national campaign in which
they pledge themselves to boycott all manufactures, jobbers and
retailers who fail to subscribe to the codes and to buy only from those who have
assented and who are thereby privileged to fly the blue eagle of NRA. What more
exalted precedent do our timid friends want?
With this explanation of our
aims, I appeal to the American Jewish Committee, whose public
spirit and good intentions I do not for a moment question, but the wisdom of
whose judgment I challenge, no longer to hold aloof but to rid themselves of
their timid and ill-considered prejudices and join in actively pressing this
boycott as our only weapon except the appeal to the League, which I shall
discuss at a later time.
I purposely refrain from including the
American Jewish Congress in this appeal because I am satisfied
that 95% of their members are already with us and that they are being
misrepresented by two or three men abroad. Of them I ask that, prior to the
meeting to be held this month in Prague by their executive committee, they
instruct these false leaders in no uncertain terms as to the stand they must
take on this all-important subject and demand that they shall either openly
represent their views or resign their offices. One of them, generally recognized
as the king-pin of mischief makers, is junketing around the Continent engaged in
his favorite pastime of spreading discord, asserting at one time and place that
he favors and supports the boycott and at another that he is apposed or
indifferent to it, all dependent on the audience he is addressing; but always
directly or indirectly delivering a stab in the dark.
PROGRESS SO FAR MADEThere is not time now, but I
hope and expect in the near future to be able to report to you the steps that
have been taken and that are already under way, and the surprising and
gratifying progress already made in many countries toward the success of the
economic boycott in which we are engaged. Although considerable progress in that
direction has already been made in Great Britain and in the United States, you
will be surprised to learn that they are the least advanced and as yet the most
inadequately organized of all the countries that were represented at the
Amsterdam World Economic Conference, where the boycott was unanimously and
enthusiastically approved by formal resolution by a rising
With us in America the delay has been, due in part to lack
of funds and the vast territory to be covered, but it is hoped and expected that
this condition will soon be corrected. The object-lesson we are determined to
teach is so priceless to all humanity that we dare not fail.
Each of you,
Jew and Gentile alike, who has not already enlisted in this Sacred
War should do so now and here. It is not sufficient that you by no goods
made in Germany. You must refuse to deal with any merchant or shopkeeper
who sells any German-made goods or who patronizes German ships or
shipping. To our shame be it said that there are few Jews among us, but
fortunately only a few, so wanting in dignity and self-respect that they are
willing to travel on German ships where they are despised and meet with
the just contempt of the servants who wait upon them and of their fellow
passengers. Their names should be heralded far and wide. They are
traitors to their race.
In conclusion, permit
me again to thank you for this heartening reception and to assure you that, with
your support and that of our millions of non-Jewish friends, we will drive the
last nail in the coffin of bigotry and fanaticism that has dared raise its ugly
head to slander, belie and disgrace twentieth century civilization.
March 16th, 1942
WHO STARTED THE 'SACRED' WAR? --AND WHEN?
MR. UNTERMEYER ANSWERS THE QUESTION
Soon nine years
will have elapsed since a world-wide "Sacred War" was declared on Germany not by
the United States, not by Great Britain, not by France, not by any nation; but
by the race ofJews.
Startling as that statement is, it is
substantiated by a public address made over station WABC, outlet of the Columbia
Broadcasting System, by Mr. Untermeyer, an American Jew.
Untermeyer speaking as an individual, as an American citizen, as a crackpot?
Absolutely, no. He was speaking as a member of "Our Race." He was speaking as
the executive official of the World Jewish Economic Federation.
the occasion of his speech? Having returned from Amsterdam, Holland, where he
presided over the International Jewish Boycott Conference--at which conference
he was elected president of the World Jewish Economic Federation formed to
combat the Hitlerite oppression of Jews--Mr. Samuel Untermeyer spoke most
officially, most representatively, most authoritatively. In announcing the
factuality of the "Sacred War," he definitely referred to "race," not religion.
He went so far as to say that those Jews who did not join with him were
"traitors to their race."
Nine years ago, approximately, this high Jewish
official--than whom there was no higher at the moment--did not say that we "will
go" to war against Germany. He said that the "Sacred War" against Germany was
then under way--"actively embarked upon."
Thus, at Amsterdam, Holland, at
the meeting above referred to at which Mr. Untermeyer was elected president of
the World Jewish Economic Federation, a "Sacred War" was declared against
Germany to destroy Germany's very Existence.
Jews all over the world were
ordered not to buy from Germany, not to patronize German merchants, not to deal
with firms which sold German goods, not to ship on German
Mr.Untermeyer, speaking officially for all the Jews in the world
on "what we are proposing and what we have already gone far toward doing, "said
that his organization would "undermine the Hitler regime and bring German people
to their senses by destroying their export trade on which their very existence
All this to rescue 600,000 Jews resident in the
Third German Reich.
Thus, a "Sacred War" of revenge was undertaken and
was under way by August 6th, 1933.
Did Mr. Samuel Untermeyer foresee that
some Jewish leaders would not go along with him? He did not; for he said that
all Jewish leaders of Jewish organizations would be compelled to go along with
him, following a meeting to be held at Prague, Czechoslovakia that same
O, shades of democracy!
Did Mr. Untermeyer absolve
Jewish bankers as so many others are want to do for having built up Adolph
Hitler? He did not. Specifically, he indicated Jewish banks for having played a
great part in the creation of Hitlerism. Said he:
"Revolting as it is, it
would be an interesting study in psychology to analyze the motives, other than
fear and cowardice, that have prompted Jewish bankers to lend money to Germany
as they are now doing. It is in part their money that is being used by the
Hitler regime in its reckless, wicked campaign of propaganda to make the world
anti-Semitic; with that money they have invaded Great Britain, the United States
and other countries where they have established newspapers, subsidized agents
and otherwise are spending untold millions in spreading their infamous
But the Jewish Conference to be held at Prague would take care of
the Jewish bankers and others who didn't care to go along. They would be weeded
We repeat that for persecution suffered by 600,000
Jews in Germany the world was catapulted into a "Sacred War" of economic
boycott. The object of the war was to destroy Germany's export trade upon which
her "very existence" depended. Only an irrational man would deny that such an
economic war would inevitably lead to a bloody, physical war.
about the persecution of the 600,000 Jews in Germany? It is true
that Hitler placarded their shops; ostracized many Jews from professional ranks;
instituted, in some instances, concentration camps for what Hitler thought to be
the more dangerous Jews. But why did Hitler practice such extremities? All
civilization knows that, following the first World War, wealthy Jews from
America, Britain, France, Holland, Galicia and elsewhere moved into Germany with
their valuable money and purchased property which was represented by worthless
inflated German marks.
Indeed, the Jews became the aristocrats of
Germany--financial aristocrats, if you please, having confiscated through their
monetary manipulations a great share of the wealth that belonged not only to the
2 million members of the Nazi Party but to the 50 million Catholics, Protestants
and other Gentiles who did not belong to the Nazi Party. And, as far back as
1933, a world war--a "Sacred War" --was declared not only against Hitler and his
2 million Nazis but against the 50 million Catholics, Protestants and other
Gentiles who were not Nazis.
Flauntingly before the American
Public--nearly 9 years ago--chief executive officer Samuel Untermeyer of the
World Jewish Economic Federation has the effrontery to ask the Christian of the
world to join with his nationals throughout the world to destroy not only
Hitlerism and the 2 million Nazis but also the more than 40 million Christians
in Germany whose very existence--according to Mr. Untermeyer--depends upon their
economic activities with the outside world.
Apart from the illogicity of the Untermeyer proposal, the
Christians throughout the world--not defending Hitlerism for a moment--suffer an
intellectual insult by the invitation to join with the racial Jews against their
own fellow Christians who were more sinned against than sinning.
the Untermeyer speech throws some light upon the refusal of the Jews to accept
Father Coughlin's invitation issued November 20th, 1938, for the Jews to join
with the Christians to battle against the Commissars of the Soviet
Union whose hands were reeking with the blood of millions of
Christians--Christians not persecuted economically, but done to death most
outrageously. And at the time Mr. Untermeyer was speaking--1933--not one Jew in
Germany had suffered death at the hands of the Hitlerites although they had
unjustly acquired German property with their foreign gold.
Untermeyer advertised the purpose of his "Sacred War" Jewish World-wide war to
wipe out bigotry, race hatred and fanaticism. Nothing could persuade that
gentleman and the world-wide organization he represented to strike a Moscow or
to spend a Confederate dollar in behalf of the Negroes, for example, who were
downtrodden in 1933--1933, the year made memorable for the beginning of the
world war which was then "actively embarked upon."
Nearly nine years have
elapsed since the beginning of this world war upon which we "actively embarked."
Already millions of lives have been affected by it. Millions of homes have been
reduced to rubble. Millions of children have been left fatherless. Millions of
properties have been blasted out of existence. The clouds of world-wide
destruction hover over us. The stench of the shambles fill our nostrils. Yet Mr.
Untermeyer said that the "hell of war and the alleged Belgian atrocities will
pale into insignificance as compared to this devilishly, deliberately,
cold-bloodedly planned and already partially executed campaign for the
extermination of a proud, gentle, loyal, law-abiding people
"--600,000 German Jews whom he subsequently referred to as the
aristocrats of the world."
Americans were under the impression that this
was as war to save democracy; a war to guarantee the lastingness of the four
liberties. Mr. Untermeyer has been truthful and told us the real objective of
The entire war was planned by 1933, according to Mr. Samuel
Untermeyer--not planned with its litany of defeats for France, Great Britain and
the United States. But planned, nevertheless, to rescue 600,000
racial Jews in Germany among whom there were many good Jews; planned to destroy
German trade upon which Germans depend "for their very existence."
Untermeyer specifically said in the interview given to the reporters when he
arrived in America from Amsterdam, that capitalism in America would be
forcefully lined up, as it were through means of "a peaceful revolution." Even
before Mr. Roosevelt had an opportunity to discuss his plans for the
reconstruction of America, Mr. Untermeyer disclosed to the world the nature of
And further, the "Sacred War" would be implemented through the
League of Nations, according to the high spokesman of Jewry. We now understand
the reason for the rancor which existed in the hearts of Jewry when Father
Coughlin and others opposed the entrance of the United states into the League of
In 1933 America was a country with its sleeves rolled up, its
head held high, and its heart throb determined to dig our way out of the
depression and scale the rugged heights of national prosperity. Then we were a
united country. But diabolically the poison of disunion was dumped into our
national veins through propaganda, press, radio, pulpit--and
Those who prayed night and day for the energy and will to walk
hand-in-hand with Mr. Roosevelt found it impossible to do so when they envisaged
the blood bath which a handful of revengeful men was preparing for us--despite
the fact that "revenge is Mine, saith the Lord." And these same men have the
audacity this day to talk of disunity, of bigotry, of pro-Naziism, of
This most historic speech of Mr. Untermeyer renders puerile
the insincere words of those who dare prate of disunity. Let them indict as
pro-Nazi, if they will, those who are not fearful to tell the truth; for truth
was always the characteristic of a real American.
SOCIAL JUSTICE is
making no attempt to answer the question, "Who started the World
SOCIAL JUSTICE leaves the answer to that question to Mr. Samuel
Untermeyer, refusing to alter one word of his most historic speech--a speech
which speaks for itself.
The Jews of America, through their various
publications persistently have calumniated Father Coughlin and SOCIAL JUSTICE
both of whom were termed un-American.
Here, then, is our answer to
them--in part. We will let the world know who is un-American and undemocratic.
If pro-Americanism consists in boycotting in suffering 40 million German people
upon whose neck there rested the yoke of the Nazi Party; if pro-Americanism
consists in casting the entire civilized world into a seething cauldron of
bloody war for the protection of 600,000 racialists or
religionists--as you care to call them; it pro-Americanism is identified with
secret economic conferences at Amsterdam and dictatorial decrees emanating from
Prague which nullifies the peaceful progress of our country--then Americanism,
under that interpretation, is not worth while fighting for.
Americanism consists in propagandizing the minds of a people to engage in a war
of revenge because a group of religionists residents in a foreign country is
persecuted by a government that rose to power through the financial assistance
of a group of Jewish Bankers, in part, would it also be American if the 20
million Catholics, for example, residents in our country lied and plotted and
planned, prior to 1933, to engage our country in war against Moscow?
that is Americanism, let us have none of it.
Of course, Mr. Untermeyer
does not refer to the Jews in Germany as religionist. To him they are
racialist's. But the propagandizing Jews in America eschew the word "racialist"
and employ the word "religionist" not only to suit their convenience but to
bandage the eyes of the blind "goyim" of America--the "goyim" who are not the
"Aristocrats" but are employed to fight a world war for the Jews, who are the
Americans do queer things
sometimes, particularly when they get riled, warns Geoge E. Sokolsky in the New
"At present." he adds, "the American people are generous and
kindly toward refugees from European oppression, and I hope they ever remain
"If they discover that a bunch of refugees have banded themselves
together to try to make us over, they may lose their taste for refugees and they
may even kick them out of the country!
"Nothing could be more
unfortunate, for some of the refugees are fine men and women who add real value
to the American population.
"I would hate to see their live spoiled by a
combination of European and American hyper-intellectuals who gaze daily on
Central Park in New York City and think that they see the United
The Jew has now finally found the champion of his cause, his long looked
for "Messiah." Bear this point in mind: As yet official Jewry has not condemned
Communism although it has steamed up the world against Naziism and
Does it mean that the definition of Americanism must be so
comprehensive as to embrace Communism, pro-Semitism and nothing more than a
toleration of Christianity.
The sinister scheme which
stands behind the clamor going on at present in this country for passive
coexistence with Communist Russia, under all sorts of farcical representations,
through the press, the radio, the movies, the pulpit, mass meetings, soapbox
oratory, street demonstrations, and last but not least on the part of public
officials, with the evident objective of forcing the greatest nation on earth
into One Worldism.
Is there no soul strong enough in this
country to open the eyes of all the American people and make them stand up like
one man to protest against this impending appalling tragedy?
WAS FATHER COUGHLIN RIGHT ABOUT NEUTRALITY?
his regular weekly radio broadcast to the nation on April 30th 1939, Father
"The time has come when patience ceases to be a virtue.
The hour has struck when silence is treachery.
"Long enough have we
blushed as a result of our Government's having placed its right hand in the gory
hand of the murderers in the Kremlin. Long enough have we suffered the ignominy
of recognizing Soviet Russia.
"And at length we are confronted with the
policy of herding our men, women and children into a battalion of destruction
with the anti-Christs, the anti-Gods and the Anti-Americans to join with the
Soviet in saving the world.!
"What a blasphemy!.........
than twenty years ago we Americans participated in a war to end wars. No twenty
years in all history has seen more wars than those which have elapsed since the
signing of the Versailles Peace Treaty.
"Clemenceau, the chief signer of
that document, cynically sneered that this pet treaty would breed eleven
"To avoid war, we must muzzle the warmongers.
"To muzzle the
warmongers, we must take the offensive-not the defensive-against the Bolsheviks
who hate our God and who abhor our Constitution, and whose advertised policy is
"And this offensive means that everyone in this
audience, together with his friends and neighbors, will petition his Senator to
uphold the principle of no foreign entanglements whatsoever.
means no Bolshevism, no Communism, no Naziism in or midst, cost what it
"Free speech does not imply the right of radicals to employ
free speech in order to destroy free speech.
"AND FREE AMERICA DOES NOT
MEAN THAT THIS NATION SHALL BECOME A HAVEN FOR THE WORLD
"Christianity and Communism cannot abide side by
How prophetic were those words of appeal and warning!
country heed them? Look around you.
Have we repudiated the alliance with
Red Russia, or have we strengthened the tie?
Have we taken an offensive
against Anti-Christianity, or is Christianity in this free land itself on the
Take a close look at where we are today 2011, and who the major players
are. Who control the press, The movie industry, television, and communication in
general. Who control the money? Who benefited from the so called bail
Whose wars are we fighting today.