Max Musson from Britain’s Western Spring website comments on the recent spat between the Jewish Supremacists who run Britain’s Labour Party and the Daily Mail newspaper, and includes some eye-opening revelations on who exactly controls the content of the latter newspaper.
By Max Musson: As a political writer who often has to cover issues that hinge upon the racial, religious or ethnic background of individuals in the public eye, and the connections between individuals that are often otherwise concealed, it is rather bemusing to find myself reporting on the spat that is currently taking place between Ed Miliband and the Labour Party on the one hand and the Daily Mail on the other, in which various members of Britain’s Jewish community are lining up to identify themselves and wash their dirty linen in public.
The Daily Mail Attack Ralph Miliband: It all started as we may recall with the Daily Mail published an article exposing the fact that Ed Miliband’s father Ralph, rather amusingly named ‘Adolphe’ originally, was a Marxist, and claiming that Miliband Snr was “the man who hated Britain”.
The Mail article, written by Jewish journalist Geoffrey Levy, highlighted the fact that Ralph Miliband was of Polish Jewish extraction and that shortly after his first arrival in London in 1940, he went to Highgate Cemetery in North London to make a lifelong vow.
Apparently, Ralph Miliband once recalled that during this visit to the grave of Karl Marx, that the cemetery was completely deserted, and in his own words, “… I remember standing in front of the grave, fist clenched, and swearing my own private oath that I would be faithful to the workers’ cause”.
True to his word, Ralph Miliband remained a lifelong Marxist and the relevance of all this as far as the Mail were concerned is that Ed Miliband has been greatly influenced by his father’s beliefs and is allegedly obsessed with maintaining his father’s political legacy.
In his assertion that Ralph Miliband “hated Britain”, Geoffrey Levy reveals that shortly after his arrival in London, Ralph wrote in his diary: “The Englishman is a rabid nationalist. They are perhaps the most nationalist people in the world … you sometimes want them almost to lose (the war) to show them how things are. They have the greatest contempt for the Continent …To lose their empire would be the worst possible humiliation”.
Levy’s article also quotes a letter that Ralph Miliband wrote to a fellow Marxist stating, “‘Eton and Harrow, Oxford and Cambridge, the great Clubs, the Times, the Church, the Army, the respectable Sunday papers … It also means the values … of the ruling orders, keep the workers in their place, strengthen the House of Lords, maintain social hierarchies, God save the Queen, equality is bunk, democracy is dangerous, etc. … also respectability, good taste, don’t rock the boat, there will always be an England, foreigners, Jews, natives etc are all right in their place and their place is outside …”
Mention is also made in the article, not only of Karl Marx, who was obviously the Jewish founder of Marxism, but also of Harold Laski who was a politics lecturer at the London School of Economics, who taught and mentored Ralph Miliband and another close associate, the Marxist writer and theoretician Eric Hobsbawm, both of whom were also Jews.
Finally, the Mail article pointed out that Ralph is now buried at Highgate Cemetary close to the grave of his beloved Karl Marx, and that Ralph’s son, ‘Red Ed’, lives less than a mile away from Highgate cemetery and talks of ‘socialism’ being the key word for the next Labour government. The obvious inference by the Mail being that Ed Miliband may to some extent at least, share his father’s extreme beliefs.
It would appear that in order to highlight the malign influence that Ralph Miliband may have exercised over his son, Geoffrey Levy needed to draw attention to Ralph’s unsavoury beliefs by linking him with Marx, Laski and Hobsbawn and in doing so, inevitably found it necessary to mention the Milibands’ Jewishness and their connection to other prominent Marxists, most of whom were also Jewish.
Protest and Counter Protest:
In response to the Daily Mail article attacking their leader and his father, the Labour Party have demanded an apology, and initially ignoring the revealed Jewish factor evident in this affair, Ed Miliband simply accused the Daily Mail of lying in their assertion that his father Ralph “hated Britain”.
In his right of reply in Tuesday’s Mail, Ed Miliband said his father “loved” Britain and had served in the Royal Navy during World War II, but Jon Steafel, the Deputy Editor of the Daily Mail has responded again, stating that the Mail’s assertions regarding Ralph Miliband were “justified” when read in conjunction with the whole article.
When interviewed on Newsnight, Steafel, who is also Jewish, stated: “[Ralph Miliband’s] views on British institutions from our schools to our royal family, to our military to our universities, to the Church to our great newspapers … what he said was that he felt that all of those things were bad aspects, were unfortunate aspects of British life…
“If you take those things together and you combine them with an espousing of a Marxist ideology, that in our view represented someone who hated British values”.
The Issue of Alleged Anti-Semitism:
With so many Jewish characters becoming embroiled in this dispute, it was clearly only a matter of time before the organs of British Jewry started getting involved, and on 3rd October, Jewish journalist Jonathan Freedland piped in with an article in the Jewish Chronicle suggesting that anti-Semitism was at the root of the Daily Mail article.
Freedland stated, “Much as I loathed the original article, I was ready to give the Mail the benefit of the doubt, ready to conclude it was motivated by anti-left, rather than anti-Jewish, prejudice.
“But the paper’s unrepentant editorial on Tuesday, in which it ramped up its attack, made that charitable view harder to sustain. The line that stopped me – and others – was this one: ‘We do not maintain, like the jealous God of Deuteronomy, that the iniquity of the fathers should be visited on the sons’.
“What was that doing there, that sudden and redundant reference to the vindictive God of the Old Testament? In the context of a piece about a foreign-born Jew, it felt like a subtle, if not subterranean hint to the reader, a reminder of the ineradicable alienness of this biblically vengeful people.
“It is not obvious; the Mail ran no hook-nosed caricatures. That’s why even my most sensitive colleagues spoke of a whiff rather than a stench. But antisemitism in Britain often works that way: latent and hinted at, rather than overt.”
And it was here that Mr Freedland started to get really silly, asserting, “When it comes to Jews, the Mail’s core accusations have a long and unhappy history”, and this is a reference to the fact that the great-grandfather of the current owner of the Mail, Lord Rothermere, was during the 1930s a supporter of Hitler and Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts.
“Jews have perennially been charged with disloyalty, even those Jews, like Miliband Snr, who have worn their country’s uniform and risked their lives in war. For decades the extreme right, in a variant of the centuries-old claim of a global Jewish conspiracy, blamed Jews for communism or “Judeo-Bolshevism”. And here was the Mail banging out both those old tunes on the gravestone of Ralph Miliband.”
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency even went so far as to republish an article from 1930 extensively quoting the 1st Viscount Rothermere in an attempt to further reinforce even more firmly in the minds of their followers, the laughable notion that the Daily Mail is today still acting in the tradition of the current owner’s great-grandfather.
In another article in the Jewish Chronicle, Simon Rocker reported Rabbi Danny Rich, chief executive of Liberal Judaism, who said that the Daily Mail was “playing with fire. The danger is that the paper’s attack on Ralph Miliband gives legitimacy to those that seek to cast all refugees and immigrants as ‘outsiders’ and question their loyalty. This is a concern not only for Jews but all those that share our experience and with whom we must stand.”
Also according to Rocker, leading Labour thinker and one of Ed Miliband’s closest advisers, Lord Glasman, who is also Jewish, denounced the Daily Mail article as “a classic McCarthyite slur”, recalling that American McCarthyism in the 1950s had been “overwhelmingly and predominantly anti-Jewish”.
The laughable situation that has developed is that we have Jewish journalists from certain sections of Britain’s Jewish community, attacking other Jewish individuals for reasons that some Jewish spokespeople regard as quite legitimate, in turn being accused of anti-Semitism by other Jewish supporters of the Jews that have been criticised.
What this demonstrates clearly is the danger that when non-Jews attempt to criticise the actions of Jewish individuals and Jewish groups, we inevitably find ourselves needing to make reference to the Jewishness and the Jewish connections of the individuals concerned in circumstances that expose us to similarly unfounded accusations of anti-Semitism.
Furthermore, just as it is patently ridiculous to accuse Jewish journalists of anti-Semitism, so too the charge of anti-Semitism – a charge all too often levelled at nationalist writers who voice legitimate criticism of individual Jews and some Jewish groups, is also shown to be spurious.
The Extent of Jewish Influence at the Daily Mail Revealed:
Following the accusations of anti-Semitism leveled at the Daily Mail, the newspaper’s City Editor Alex Brummer published an article on 4th October in defence of the Mail’s original article.
In his article, Brummer who is a Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, stated: “This year I celebrate my barmitzvah (13th year) as a Daily Mail journalist — having made the long ideological journey from my previous job at the Guardian newspaper.
“The very idea that I would have made such a move across the spectrum of economic and political thinking, and stuck with it for so many years, if I believed that this paper was anti-Semitic, is utterly risible.
“When it comes to anti-Semitism, I, as a practising Jew in the orthodox tradition, regard myself as something of an expert with very sensitive antennae.
“Over the past 13 years, I have taken part in the Mail’s leader conferences, where the paper’s policy is set under the watchful eye of editor Paul Dacre, and where rigorous discussion has taken place about Israel’s behaviour and the moral contribution of Judaism to the world.
“But throughout my time at the Mail, the paper’s loyalty to Israel, … has never wavered.
“Moreover, it is a newspaper that has nurtured and promoted Jewish staff in every editorial department.
“It is absurd to suggest that the Mail is anti-Semitic — for its deputy editor [Jon Steafel] has Jewish origins, and a leading columnist and many other staff are Jewish.
“It is hardly likely that Melanie Phillips [who is Jewish], one of the most outspoken and fervently pro-Jewish, pro-Israel voices in British political discourse, would have served the paper for so long, so bravely and so brilliantly, were that the case.
“The fact that [Miliband] and others on the Marxist Left happened to be Jewish cannot be avoided. But it doesn’t mean that anyone who writes about such issues is anti-Semitic. Nor is such journalism a ‘smear’.
“Also, the next time someone wants to accuse the paper of anti-Semitism, I have an invitation for them. Join me in my office with other members of staff – Jewish and non-Jewish – as we light the Chanukah freedom lights in that season of the year, or join us for apple and honey at the Jewish New Year.
“That is part of our lives on a news floor where different religions and cultures are celebrated.
Furthermore, reporting for the Jewish Chronicle, Simon Rocker quoted Alex Brummer as saying on the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, “The Daily Mail is filled with Jewish journalists, it is one of the most pro-Israel papers on Fleet Street”.
So, there we have it dear readers, we have it upon the authority of a Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, that the Daily Mail is not as independent as some might have thought and is a decidedly pro-Jewish, pro-Israeli newspaper, apparently “filled with Jewish journalists”. Strangely, we also have it upon the authority of a Vice president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews that voicing criticism of anti-British Marxists and groups of such individuals, who all happen to be Jewish, does not constitute evidence of anti-Semitism – at any rate, not when the authors of such criticism are themselves Jewish, it doesn’t.
This has indeed been a strangely Jewish affair!