From: "David S. Maddison"
Supersedes: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Another anti-Semitic forgery uncovered Newsgroups: soc.culture.jewish,sci.skeptic,alt.quotations,alt.revisionism User-Agent: tin/pre-1.4-19990805 ("Preacher Man") (UNIX) (FreeBSD/3.2-RELEASE (i386)) NNTP-Posting-Host: power.connexus.net.au Message-ID: <email@example.com> Date: 8 Nov 1999 12:19:24 +1100 X-Trace: 8 Nov 1999 12:19:24 +1100, power.connexus.net.au Lines: 153 Path: hub.org!hub.org!hermes.visi.com!news-out.visi.com!newsfeed.berkeley.edu!intgwpad.nntp.telstra.net!news1.optus.net.au!optus!ozemail.com.au!news.mel.aone.net.au!newsfeed.aone.net.au!news.mira.net.au!news.mel.ausbone.net!news.internex.net.au!not-for-mail Xref: hub.org soc.culture.jewish:420943 sci.skeptic:382332 alt.quotations:54143 alt.revisionism:693267 This is part of a series refuting or analysing anti-Semitic quotes (or alleged quotes) from the anti-Semitic document "1000 Quotes by and about Jews", available at the hate site abbc.com/quotes and many others. ALLEGED QUOTE "Today the Gentile Christians who claim of holy right have been led in the wrong path. We, of the Jewish Faith have tried for centuries to teach the Gentiles a Christ never existed, and that the story of the Virgin and of Christ is, and always has been, a fictitious lie. In the near future, when the Jewish people take over the rule of the United States, legally under our god, we will create a new education system, providing that our god is the only one to follow, and proving that the Christ story is a fake...Christianity will be abolished." (M.A. Levy, Secretary of the World League of Liberal Jews, in a speech in Los Angeles, California, August, 1949) RESPONSE This is quote #192 from the anti-Semitic document http://abbc.com/quotes/q151-200.htm "1000 Quotes by and about Jews". It is available in similar form from many sources, but not necessarily with the same number. David. S. Maddison (firstname.lastname@example.org) Here is an except from "The Facts", B'nai B'rith, Vol III, No. 9, September 1948: "RAY C. VAN SYNE" (ROBERT F. BERRY) xxx East 25th St., Los Angeles, California [Street number for privacy of the current occupants -DSM] Recent information has disclosed the identity of "Ray C. VAN SYNE,"* anonymous Los Angeles anti-Semitic pamphleteer and self-styled editor of the bigoted Van Syne's Newsletter which has been mailed throughout the country in recent months. He is Robert F. BERRY of Los Angeles, an unemployed woodworker. In addition to editing the Newsletter, it has also been ascertained that Barry was the instigator of the sporadic one-man anti-Semitic campaigns waged through the United States mails since 1945 under the names of various fictitious organizations and individuals. It was Berry who was the author of the "Synagogue Hoax" - a mimeographed "pledge" mailed in August, 1945 by the non-existent "SYNAGOGUE COUNCIL OF AMERICA." ** This spurious document declared that the Jews of the United States were pledging themselves to leave this country for Palestine before June 30, 1948: It also contained "promises" that the Jews would henceforth discontinue their supposedly sharp, disreputable, discriminatory practices. The handwriting on the envelopes of the Synagogue Council mailing proved identical with that of the individual who flooded the mails that same year with anti-Semitic literature emenating from the "INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE COMMITTEE", and "THE GENTILE LEAGUE OF THE U.S.A."* Both of these outpourings were violently anti-Semitic. "The International Science Committee" quoted the notorious Benjamin Franklin Forgery against the Jews and a companion postcard sent out by "The Gentile League" made such statements as: *See The Facts: 1947 Survey **See The Facts: July; 1946 "The kike-Jews are out to destroy our form of government and are well on the way toward that goal." Both mailings appeared during 1946 and were postmarked Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and other localities. It is now known that Berry also masqueraded as "Morris A. LEVY" of the non-existent "WORLD LEAGUE OF LIBERAL JEWS, "* which sent out numerous mailings late in 1946. This fantastic campaign attempted to create the impression that the "League's" objective was Jewish world domination, and contained such statements as: "In the near future when the Jewish people take over the rule of the United States ... Christianity will be abolished ... The Jewish people now control the money system as well as the economic system yet the control was not complete."' This document, obviously the work of some irresponsible and warped individual, was mailed to reputable organizations, including civic groups, business bureaus, city councils and the press. They generally recognized it for what it was. However, various sections of the hate-press accepted "Morris A. Levy" and "The World League of Liberal Jews" at face value, quoting them on various occasions. Thus the American Digest, of November 20, 1946, carried a reproduction of a letter signed by "Morris A. Levy." This in turn was quoted in the November 15th issue of the Showers of Blessing. Eugene FLITCRAFT's bigoted Gentile News in November of that same year also opened its pages to an anti-Semitic letter signed by the same "Morris Levy." In addition to disguising himself as "Morris A, Levy," Berry was also the "Jane L. WEISMAN" of the 'WORLD LEAGUE OF JEWISH GIRLS" which sent out similar anti-Semitic mailings. He likewise was responsible for the "pledges" mailed the "NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE PALESTINE MOVEMENT'' which "promised" that the Jews would leave the United States for Palestine on or before June 30, 1948. *See The Facts: December, 1946 Apparently tiring of his previous pseudonyms the alias-loving pamphleteer next turned up as "Ray C. VAN SYNE," editor of The Science Newsletter. This cheaply prepared newsletter appeared in 1947 and sporadically during the current year. One of the earlier issues or the Newsletter, "published for the welfare mankind," concerned itself exclusively with the problem of modern women. Observing that, "as yet no women of the United States have asked to do real fighting on the supposed field of honor during a war," the editor demanded that "Congress establish laws making women responsible for the welfare and security of our nation equal to that of men," and concluded with the wevning that: "Women must stop day-dreaming and start doing their share -- if we are to continue on as an honorable nation of freedom for all." In "Volume II, No. 16" of the Newsletter a pot-pourri of personal hatreds, responsibility for World War II was placed at the door variously of the oil interests, the Vatican, Protestant clergymen, international bankers and financiers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, "political crooks" and sundry individuals and organizations which had somehow inspired the "editor's" ire. Most of the other ills of the world were attributed to "the forcing of Christianity on children, peoples and nations that want no part of this fraudulent religion." Copies of the Science Newsletter have been mailed out together with various petitions and announcements which reflect Berry's personal antagonisms, One such mailing included a draft of a "House Bill" proposing that a unified marriage-and divorce system be established along, with a Federal National Marriage Bureau which would prohibit religious ceremonies at weddings. The same mailing contained a violently anti-Catholic petition addressed to the "Honorable Members of the United Nations Security Council and all Member Nations." This petition attributed all of the world's current and past woes to the machinations of the "Vatican State" and its "World Representatives." Berry, who claims to be a Doctor of Science, was employed as a hardwood finisher until February of this year at the Walter Soudwin Construction Company in Los Angeles, California. An obviously sick individual, Berry is in his middle forties and unmarried. So far as can be learned his formal education did not include secondary school, and no basis can be found for his claim of "Doctor of Science." While the irresponsible nature of his various campaigns of vilification mark him as an emotionally unstable individual with clearly limited intelligence, it is not inconceivable that some of his ideas -- fantastic though they be -may have taken seed. The fact is, he has already been quoted by the more astute professional bigots. (Thank you to my correspondent at ADL, New York.)
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