Bogy Of Bolshevik Messias
The Rev. Denis Fahey, C.S.S.P., begins a pamphlet called The Rulers of Russia* with this sentence : this pamphlet I present to my readers a number of serious documents which go to show that the real forces behind Bolshevism in Russia are Jewish forces, and that Bolshevism is really an instrument in the hands of the Jews for the establishment of their future Messianic kingdom."
Fr. Fahey brings forward evidence, most of it convincing, to show that the vast majority of high officials in Soviet Russia are Jews, and that the Russian Revolution was encouraged by some Jewish financiers, but there is no evidence to hack up the second proposition of his opening sentence.
He adds: " While stressing the inescapable nature of the conclusions to be drawn from the documents quoted below, I desire at the outset to emphasise the fact that the methods to be adopted by Catholics to frustrate the preparations for the kingdom of the natural Messias should always and everywhere be in accordance with the teachings and spirit of the supernatural Messias, Our Lord Jesus Christ."
It seems to be asking much of human nature, to pick out a certain people as inevitable villains, ascribe to them the intention of destroying civilised society, then to exhort us to frustrate their designs by proper methods only. without telling us what those proper methods are.
The pamphlet may raise up anti-Semitic feeling among Catholics. That is probably not at all the effect Fr. Fahey intended it to have, but results speak for themselves.
In London, members of the Y.C.W. have been triumphantly shown the pamphlet by Fascists, who see in it an effective justification of their Jewish policy; and many Jewish Catholics have received the pamphlet through their letter boxes, accompanied with insulting anonymous notes.
* The Rulers of Russia, by the Rev. Denis Fahey, C.S.S.P., Irish Messenger Office, 5, Great Denmark Street, Dublin. Price one penny: