Heroine of the Resistance: Elizabeth Dilling
March 15, 2014
Apart from Father Coughlin, no one did more to expose
the true satanic nature of Judaism and Communism than
Elizabeth Dilling (1894-1966.)
We have ignored her warning and are paying an ever-increasing price.
Her book "The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today" (Originally titled, "The Plot Against Christianity") is online.
by John Simkin
Slightly abridged by henrymakow.com
Elizabeth (Dilling) Kirkpatrick, was born in Chicago, Illinois, on 19th April, 1894. Her father, Dr. L. Kirkpatrick, was a physician. She attended a Catholic girls' school before studying music at the University of Chicago. She failed to graduate and married Albert Dilling, an engineer, in 1918.
Elizabeth Dilling had two children, Kirkpatrick and Elizabeth Jane. In 1931 they visited the Soviet Union. Dilling later recalled:
"Our family trip to Red Russia in 1931 started my dedication to anti-Communism. We were taken behind the scenes by friends working for the Soviet Government and saw deplorable conditions, first hand. We were appalled, not only at the forced labor, the squalid crowded living quarters, the breadline ration card workers' stores, the mothers pushing wheelbarrows and the begging children of the State nurseries besieging us.
"The open virulent anti-Christ campaign, everywhere, was a shock. In public places were the tirades by loud speaker, in Russian (our friends translated). Atheist cartoons representing Christ as a villain, a drunk, the object of a cannibalistic orgy (Holy Communion); as an oppressor of labor; again as trash being dumped from a wheelbarrow by the Soviet Five-Year-Plan - these lurid cartoons filled the big bulletin boards in the churches our Soviet guides took us to visit."
When she returned to America she went on a lecture tour where she expressed her hostility to communism.... In 1934 Dilling published The Red Network: A Who's Who of Radicalism for Patriots (1934). This included attacks on several well-known figures on the left...Her next book was an attack on President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal entitled The Roosevelt Red Record and Its Background (1936). Dilling argued that officials in Roosevelt's administration were linked to the American Communist Party. She also claimed that Eleanor Roosevelt was a "socialist sympathizer and associate, pacifist". During this period she became associated with Father Charles Coughlin.
Dilling joined forces with Robert E. Wood, John T. Flynn, Charles A. Lindbergh, Burton K. Wheeler, Robert R. McCormick, Hugh Johnson, Robert LaFollette Jr., Amos Pinchot, Hamilton Stuyvesan Fish, Harry Elmer Barnes and Gerald Nye to form the America First Committee (AFC) in September 1940.
The AFC had four main principles: (1) The United States must build an impregnable defense for America; (2) No foreign power, nor group of powers, can successfully attack a prepared America; (3) American democracy can be preserved only by keeping out of the European War; (4) "Aid short of war" weakens national defense at home and threatens to involve America in war abroad.
Dilling's writing became increasingly anti-Semitic. In The Octopus (1940), which she wrote under the pseudonym Rev. Frank Woodruff Johnson, she attacked the Jewish Anti-Defamation League and linked Jews to communism. She was also active in two other anti-Semitic organizations, Mothers' Peace Movement and We the Mothers Mobilize for America.
After the Pearl Harbor attack, Dilling was charged with sedition, along with 28 others, under the The Alien Registration Act (also known as the Smith Act) that made it illegal for anyone in the United States to advocate, abet, or teach the desirability of overthrowing the government.
The defendants were accused of holding pro-fascist views. Attempts were made to prove they were Nazi propaganda agents by demonstrating the similarity between their statements and enemy propaganda. The case finally ended in a mistrial after the death of the presiding judge, Edward C. Eicher. As a result of protests led by Roger Baldwin of the American Civil Liberties Union, Dilling and in December 1946, the government withdrew the charges.
In the 1950s, Dilling was a contributor to several anti-Semitic journals. This included Common Sense , edited by Conde McGinley. She supported McGinley when he was successfully sued for libel by by Rabbi Joachim Prinz in 1955. Her son, Kirkpatrick Dilling, was one of his defence attorneys. The jury awarded Prinz $30,000, agreeing that the publication was lying when it falsely claimed that he was "expelled in 1937 from Germany for revolutionary communistic activities".
Her second husband, Jeremiah Stokes, shared her political views and was the co-author with Dilling of The Plot Against Christianity (1964). It included the following passage: "Marxism, Socialism, or Communism in practice are nothing but state-capitalism and rule by a privileged minority, exercising despotic and total control over a majority having virtually no property or legal rights. As is discussed elsewhere herein, Talmudic Judaism is the progenitor of modem Communism and Marxist collectivism as it is now applied to a billion or more of the world's population. Only through thorough understanding of the ideology from which this collectivism originates, and those who dominate and propagate it, can the rest of the world hope to escape the same fate. Communism - Socialism was originated by Jews and has been dominated by them from the beginning."
Elizabeth Dilling died on 26th May, 1966 at the age of 72.
Related - Henry Klein, a Jewish Lawyer, Defended Dilling et al in the Great sedition Trial of 1944
---------- More by John Simkin on US Communists and their CIA Financing
This article is timely, for I've been thinking that if the proxy wars our governments have been waging cross the line to direct "intervention" again, some of our opinions about it could suddenly be called 'sedition'. A lot of people thought Gaddafi got a raw deal. A lot of people lately have expressed more respect for the Russian leader than our puppets - and that's pretty much the way we talk about, because we've been used to free speech.
You mention Fr. Coughlin, the old school Catholic priest. His weekly radio hour annoyed the Roosevelt Administration through FDR's first two terms in the 1930's, but as soon as war was declared on Dec. 7th 1941, he was off the air and a Federal gag order was placed on him.
We haven't seen that in our lifetime in the United States. Nobody was charged with sedition or treason during all our wars after WWII. In fact the things that were said and done during the Vietnam war were unprecedented not only in US history, but if the history of governments anywhere.
Why? Because there hasn't been a declared war since Dec. 7th 1941. Under our original Constitutional Law, to charge people with sedition required a declaration of war.
But that's been a long time ago, and since the PATRIOT ACT and the establishment of the HOMSECA (Homeland Security), dozens of little bills and Executive Orders have pretty well gotten around all that. We may well see (and I expect we will) a SMACKDOWN on dissent that we're not used to in our countries, but did happen in the past. World War I, World War II, and the American CIVIL WAR. Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus and incarcerated POLITICAL PRISONERS (mostly journalists, civil servants, lawyers, educators - anyone who criticized Lincoln's policies).
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