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A look at B. Freedman’s Speech 2

To correctly judge a speech of this kind, on has to know who is delivering it, what the context of its delivery is and what is the background of the speech.

He delivered his speech to a Religiously Conservative audience:


“What I intend to tell you tonight is something that you have never been able to learn from any other source, and what I tell you now concerns not only you, but your children and the survival of this country and Christianity. I’m not here just to dish up a few facts to send up your blood pressure, but I’m here to tell you things that will help you preserve what you consider the most sacred things in the world: the liberty, and the freedom, and the right to live as Christians, where you have a little dignity, and a little right to pursue the things that your conscience tells you are the right things, as Christians.” (from the longer version of this speech titled: “A Xtian view of the Holocaust”)

Benjamin Freedman was a historical revisionist – on par with David Irving, Robert Faurisson. And as such he was a raving Antisemite – the formulation above – “The Zionists and their co-religionists…” cannot be anything else.

So when he claims that the Jews rule the US, he is speaking from a specific political and religious platform, that has as one of it’s basic tenets to discredit Jews in general, and Zionists in particular.

He was a convert to Catholicism. New York Times, May 5, 1948, pg 35 :”Mr Freedman who was born in the Jewish faith, but now practices Catholicism….”

Catholicism of 1948 had yet to experience its reformation through the Second Vatican Concil under Pope John XXIII – in fact the Pope of 1948 was Pope Pius XII, a man well known for his Antisemitism and for his aid to Nazi Germany during WWII, so Benjamin Freedman converted into a Church that was strongly Antisemitic and Anti-Jewish and remained so far beyond the “best before date” on his speech.

Paragraph 1 of the shorter version:


“Here in the United States, the Zionists and their co-religionists have complete control of our government. For many reasons, too many and too complex to go into here at this time, the Zionists and their co- religionists rule these United States as though they were the absolute monarchs of this country. Now you may say that is a very broad statement, but let me show you what happened while we were all asleep.”

“The Zionists and their co-religionists…” – – there is no way this can be understood to mean anything but the Jewish People.

Basically this speech is playing heavily on the idea that the Protocols of the Elders of Zion is non-fictional. Something that has been established to be untrue many times – for a basic understanding of the machinations around the Protocols please read: Protocols of the Elders of Zion – An Essay.

What evidence does this man have for this statement and the following: “have complete control of our government.”[…]”the Zionists and their co- religionists rule these United States as though they were the absolute monarchs of this country.”? None actually, and he says as much in between those two statements: For many reasons, too many and too complex to go into here at this time…” That’s what people say when they don’t have anything to back up their statements with – they allude to evidence, but don’t present them, because they cannot.


“He claimed a conspiracy among powerful Zionists in the banking and financial elite to undermine Germany during World War I. He also claimed that a group of Zionists offered to embroil the United States in World War I on the Allied side in return for British support for a Jewish Homeland in Palestine. He claimed support was offered in the form of the Balfour Declaration issued by the British Government to the head of the British Jewish Community Lord Rothschild, but Freedman offered no evidence for the Jewish conspiracies. He claimed that he was there and “ought to know”.

But let’s look at what more reliable sources have to say about the political and financial landscape in the US in the late 1950’s early 1960’s, when this speech was delivered:

In the longer edition of this speech, Freedman claims that the US sent troops to do battle on innocent Palestinians in aid of Israel – was that a fact? No. The troops were not sent to Palestine or Israel – they were sent to Lebanon, to try and avoid a civil war in the country – a civil war that had nothing to do with Israel or Palestine.


“Lebanese Muslims pushed the government to join the newly created United Arab Republic (Egypt and Syria), while the Christians wanted to keep Lebanon aligned with Western Powers. A Muslim rebellion and the toppling of a pro-Western government in Iraq caused President Chamoun to call for U.S. assistance.

President Eisenhower responded by authorizing Operation Blue Bat on July 15, 1958. The goal of the operation was to bolster the pro-Western Lebanese government of President Camille Chamoun against internal opposition and threats from Syria and the United Arab Republic.”

So much for the innocent Palestinians being killed by US soldiers…

“In 1958, the U.S. sent troops into Lebanon for 9 months to stabilize a country on the verge of civil war. Between 1954 and 1961, Eisenhower dispatched large sums of economic aid and 695 military advisers to South Vietnam.

The first major strain among the NATO alliance occurred in 1956 when Eisenhower forced Britain and France to retreat from their invasion of Egypt (with Israel) intended to seize the Suez Canal. (See Suez crisis). The Eisenhower administration opposed French and British imperial adventurism in the region due to sheer prudence, fearing that Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser‘s standoff with the region’s old colonial powers would bolster Soviet power in the region.”

How likely is it that the US, who apparently opposed the Israeli, French and British gamble for the Suez Canal, would have sent soldiers to do battle FOR the Israelis against the Palestinians? Especially since the US feared the Soviet and was sending massive amounts of aid to South Vietnam – so soon after having been involved in a war in Korea? Not very, and I think you’ll agree with me.

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