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Fascism - 100 Questions Asked and Answered

even dared to challenge the covert but all pervading influence of the Jews
on the life of the community.
Mosley's challenge was answered by a storm of vituperation and
hysterical misrepresentation such as no man and no movement has ever
before raised in this country. The very force of the opposition, the very
savagery and persistency of the abuse, the virulence and malice of the
misrepresentation were indicative of the extent to which Mosley's
challenge had struck at fundamentals.
Within a few months of the beginnings of the development of the Fascist
Movement in Britain, a second great wave of the modern spirit in Europe
had carried Hitler to power in Germany. While Modernism versus Social
Democracy became the great issue in international politics, Mosley's
challenge in Britain jostled together into one panicking "corral" all the
heterogeneous products of the decomposing democratic system. Society
and the Commons, the Beaverbrooks and the Laskis, the Sieffs and the
Sainsburys, the Baldwins and the Pollitts, all combined to attack and to
abuse Italian Fascism and German Nazis and the Modern Movement in
The Tory Party surrendered the historic principles of British foreign
policy in order to conciliate the Jews who hated Germany and the
Internationalists who aimed at the overthrow of both the German and
Italian regimes. The T.U. movement in Britain, the Communists even,
virtually abandoned any distinctive internal social policy in order to
secure "a united front" upon which might ultimately be based a European
democratic coalition for the defence of the frontiers of Communist Russia.
Throughout this prolonged storm—which as each month passes becomes
more menacing to the peace of the world— the British Fascist Movement
has steadily grown stronger. The very force and violence of the
opposition to Fascism on the part of all the great vested interests, from the
Trades Unions to the millionaire newspapers, has made the average man
suspicious. "Methinks m'lord protests too much" is the traditional reaction
of the man in the street to an exaggerated propaganda.
And behind all the massed propaganda what do the established parties
offer to the men and women of Britain ? At home a continuance of the
capitalist system varied by the unattractive alternative of "the class war."
Abroad, another great war—this time "to make the world safe for
democracy" against the Fascist-Nazi powers. The great outstanding fact
which the man in the street appreciates is that Britain has been brought
nearer to war than she has ever been since 1914.

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