The current TOO video is a 9-minute segment from Charles Lindbergh’s famous (our elites would say ‘notorious’) Des Moines speech of September 11, 1941 where he described the three forces that were leading the U.S. to war: The British, the Jews, and the Roosevelt administration. Discussing the roles of the British and Roosevelt was not controversial–politics as usual, and certainly no one could claim that Lindbergh’s claims were unfounded. But his comments on Jews resulted in an extraordinary firestorm that remains a marker of Jewish influence during the period and reverberates even today, as in Philip Roth’s The Plot against America, a paranoid Jewish fantasy of a Lindbergh presidency.
Unfortunately, I have been unable to find the rest of the speech on the Internet, which seems odd since the part on the Roosevelt administration is available—leading to paranoid fantasies of my own. It would be great if someone could find it.
Another available Lindbergh video is this 1-minute video of a speech given on the Mutual Broadcasting System, one of the major networks during the period, on October 13, 1939. Lindbergh warns that the war in Europe is a war for the survival of the White race. He uses phrases like the ”bond of race” that the US has with Europe, that “racial strength is vital” and of the need to preserve the “European race” (by which he meant to include all Europeans, not just Nordics but all European groups, including the Slavic peoples).
This speech was given right around the time (after the invasion of Poland by Germany and the USSR and the declaration of war by Britain and France on Germany) that an article by Lindbergh appeared in The Reader's Digest, another important mass media outlet at the time. Lindbergh stated that this was a waramong a dominant people for power, blind, insatiable, suicidal. Western nations are again at war, a war likely to be more prostrating than any in the past, a war in which the White race is bound to lose, and the others bound to gain, a war which may easily lead our civilization through more Dark Ages if it survives at all.From the standpoint of the present, what's amazing is that such assertions could appear in the American mass media. Indeed, one of the themes of Lindbergh's comments on Jews in his 1941 speech was media influence:
AdvertisementThe Jews’ “greatest danger to this country lies in their large ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio, and our Government.” He concluded by stating, “I am saying that the leaders of both the British and Jewish races, for reasons which are understandable from their viewpoint as they are inadvisable from ours, for reasons which are not American, wish to involve us in the war”The foregoing is from the Preface to the paperback edition of The Culture of Critique, pp. 8-14) which also discusses Jewish media ownership and influence during the 1930s. Interestingly, neither the Mutual Broadcasting System or Reader’s Digest appear on lists of media owned by Jews at the time. Media control matters.