EARNING HIS LIVING: Adrien Arcand, Montreal newspaperman who became leader of the Fascist movement in Canada, is shown at his typewriter in Lanoraie, doing commercial translation. This work and his portrait painting, he says, earns him his living. (Gazette Photo by Davidson.)
Send Jews to Madagascar, Says Fascist Adrien Arcand
Notorious Anti-Semite Has Own Solution for Palestine Problem; Exposé Finds Him Boasting That National Unity Party Still Growing
By Kenneth G. Wright
THE MONTREAL GAZETTE, 24 FEB 1947
(Following is the second of three articles by Kenneth G. Wright, Gazette staff writer, on Adrien Arcand, Canadian Fascist Leader who was interned for five years.)
Read Part 1. Read Part 3.
The solution to the Palestine problem is to transport all the Jews in that country “and in the rest of the world” to the Island of Madagascar, according to Adrien Arcand, Fascist-minded leader of the anti-semitic movement in Canada.
“Palestine has been populated for the past 1900 years by non-Jews — why do they ask for it now? It is only to embarrass Britain, to start a conflict which would eventually smash the British Empire as part of their plan for Jewish world domination.”
Arcand, who was interned for five years during the war under the Defence of Canada regulations, in an interview at his home at Lanoraie, Que., this week credited the Madagascar idea to his friend, Henry Hamilton Beamish. Beamish, a South African, has been a Jew-baiter for years, and was imprisoned during the war on similar grounds to those which led to Arcand’s internment. The two correspond regularly, and Arcand expects Beamish to pay him a visit next year.
“Palestine is and was until the heavy Jewish immigration of the past 15 years an Arab country,” said Arcand. “The Jews there and in the rest of the world should be sent to Madagascar. The climate is suitable for colonization, the island is 1,300 miles long and it can comfortably contain 100 million people. There are some four million negros there now, they could be sent to Africa, to Liberia*, for instance. Then the Jews from America, from Britain, from every country in the world, could be isolated there, without contact with the white race, and spend the rest of their lives carrying out their nefarious plotting among themselves.”
Adrien Arcand, musician, portrait artist, philosopher, Roman Catholic Fascist
Arcand is a curious paradox. Tall, thin, with ascetic features, he is well-educated, plays the violin with more than ordinary skill and has a working knowledge of Yiddish and German besides a wide English vocabulary although a strong French accent. His conversation jumps from the Winnipeg Grain Exchange to the Battle of Narvik to early Kings of England to American politics almost in a single breath, with every reference to illustrate some anti-Jewish belief. He is fanatical about anything Jewish, and firmly believes he and his fellow thinkers are carrying on a crusade to “save” the world from that race. He delights in quoting Jewish authors, including the Talmud, to make his point that the “Asiatics,” as he sometimes calls them, are plotting to crush the “white race.”
Yet he denies having any racial prejudice.
“I am against no race in the world. I am against the Jews not as Jews but because of what they are trying to do. Anti-semitism, you must remember, is not an offensive* status, it is a defensive one.”
This thought process leaves him, for instance, in sympathy with the Columbians, anti-racial group in Georgia, only as far as they are anti-Jewish and therefore helping “the cause.” With their other tenets, especially their use of violence, he has no sympathy.
His only knowledge of the work of the Columbians is through the newspapers, nor has he had any direct communication with Sir Oswald Mosley in Britain.
Arcand did not like the use of the word “resurgence” in a question about British Fascism since the war.
“You cannot say ‘resurgence,’ the real thing never died down, although there may not have been much outward manifestation. More people are thinking as we do, yes, that is going on everywhere in the world. It is the same thing in Canada, my party members who come to see me here tell me. Ideas cannot be shot or hanged or interned.”
The exact number of members of the National Unity Party in Canada today Arcand will not discuss, although he continually says it is a considerable and growing total. He has many fellow travellers, he says, who for various reasons do not wish to come into the open “just yet.” His mail is heavy, however, not only from Canada but from other parts of the world. He showed me a number of letters in his voluminous files, which contain also much anti-Jewish literature of the type which the R.C.M.P. seized in raids on party headquarters just before he was interned. Much of that material has been returned to him and is stored about the house.* Over his desk is a plaque on which is emblazoned the emblem of the party — a flaming torch within a wreath surmounted by a beaver and bearing the Latin word “Serviam.”*
He is immensely proud, too, of a number of wooden brooches, buttons, jewel boxes, buckles and similar items he carved during his stay in the internment camp, each bearing the party’s device.
Arcand talks freely and often amusingly of his stay in the camps, first at Petawawa and later at Fredericton, N.B. Incidentally, he had little to do with Mayor Camillien Houde, interned at the same time, and one gathers there was no love lost between the two.
If he felt it would advance his cause he would face internment again, Arcand said.
“I don’t care personally whether I live to be there when the time comes for action or not, as long as the ideals in which I believe are successful. If I felt it would advance those ideals I would face internment again, or shooting. A bullet in the head on the battlefield for those ideals in which one believes, that is the death of a soldier.”
* The image of the violin was added by yours truly.
ON THE SAME PAGE
World Government Held Solution
To Prevent War, Create Peace
THE MONTREAL GAZETTE, 24 FEB 1947
World government, based on universal brotherhood of men, or some sort of Christian socialism and moral as well as spiritual democracy is no Utopia. It is a practical and thoroughly feasible government with authority in power to enforce world legislation which will prevent war and create lasting peace, Dr. Mortimer J. Adler, well-known American author and lecturer, stated at Loyola College last night.
Dr. Mortimer J. Adler
Speaking under the auspices of the Loyola Ladies’ Auxiliary on “Unity or Chaos,” Dr. Adler, who also is professor of philosophy of law at the University of Chicago, said, “One world or none is our only choice.” He added that the present nations, individually and collectively would only be ready to accept such a world government after having undergone an economic, moral and spiritual revolution.
He stated, “the United Nations will not do” because, he said, it has no legislative powers, no authority, too many foreign policies, and too many diplomats, each trying to enforce his own or his nation’s particular interests.
He admitted that the United Nations “however good it may be as a debating society may serve as a stepping stone to the real world government.” The present peace period according to Dr. Adler is nothing but an “armed truce”. He maintained that real peace in the world can only be achieved through elimination of what he called “small peaces.” The latter he defined as peace treaties among one or several nations [sic] opposed to other nations or ideologies.
He specifically mentioned as an example (of small peaces) a recently proposed federation of capitalistic powers uniting against Communistic forces. He said nationalism would have to play “a secondary role in any future world governments.”
Sovereign right which Dr. Adler divided into internal and external right, will have to be granted to the future world governments and to the national or sectional authorities respectively. He said “this world government must have an armed force in order to execute law and legislative matters in order to preserve peace.” He urged each individual to “contribute his share to the blueprint of the future world government by propagating its ideas and fundamental laws.”
Miss S. A. Murray was chairman of the meeting.
* The photo of Dr. Mortimer J. Adler was added by yours truly.
ON THE SAME PAGE
THE MONTREAL GAZETTE, 24 FEB 1947
“Peace or Perish”: Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt 24 Feb 1947
I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO BE THERE…
I would have liked to be there … when Adrien Arcand received his complimentary copy of the Montreal Gazette for 24 February 1947, containing part two of Kenneth Wright’s interview with him … and also containng a big push for World Government.
Madagascar or World Government? The Montreal Gazette of 24 February 1947. Download the Gazette page.
What would Arcand have said? Perhaps he’d have smiled wryly and returned to his portrait-painting or his violin.
On the same page with Arcand recommending quarantine for the Jews to save the white race from their “nefarious plotting”, the Montreal Gazette covers a Jew from New York pushing a “Christian socialist” world government on the “Loyola Ladies’ Auxiliary” and their guests.
And, side by side, like balls racked up in a billiard frame, is a “Peace or Perish!” ad with a big exclamation point.
We know what “Peace” means. “Peace” is a stick-up, a protection racket, a code-word for “World Government”. “World Government” or Perish! Give us your guns, give us your legislative powers! One world or none! We rule, or everybody dies!
I think they dropped those bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki as a little demo to push their agenda.
And I am guessing that if Arcand analyzed the proposal of Mr. Adler for a “universal brotherhood of men” or “some sort of” ‘Christian socialist’ world government, Arcand would quote from an encyclical. He was known to quote from Pope Pius XI. Here’s what I think Arcand would have chosen for Mr. Adler. Divini Redemptoris:
“Le communisme athée s’est montré au début, tel qu’il était, dans toute sa perversité, mais bien vite il s’est aperçu que de cette façon il éloignait de lui les peuples: aussi a-t-il changé de tactique et s’efforce-t-il d’attirer les foules par toutes sortes de tromperies, en dissimulant ses propres desseins sous des idées en elles-mêmes bonnes et attrayantes.”
“In the beginning Communism showed itself for what it was in all its perversity; but very soon it realized that it was thus alienating the people. It has therefore changed its tactics, and strives to entice the multitudes by trickery of various forms, hiding its real designs behind ideas that in themselves are good and attractive.”
Interesting that Adler should pinpoint “Christian socialism” while speaking in Canada, where the CCF is working on world government under just that brand. Adler must know the Jews will not convert. But if the Christians become communists, big score for the Zionists.
In my post entitled “Canada’s Tax-Exempt Foundations: A Look at the Ontario Woodsworth Memorial Foundation, the Praxis Research Institute and the roots of the federal NDP,” I noted that Arcand, in 1933, at page 43 of “Fascism or Socialism?” (Fascisme ou Socialisme ?), under the bold header, ‘There is no Christian Socialism’ (“Il n’y a pas de “socialisme chrétien”“), points out:
“Contrairement à ce que certains illusionnés prétendent, il n’y a ni ne peut y avoir de socialisme chrétien. Ce mythe a été confondu par la plus haute autorité chrétienne, celle du Vatican, lorsque Pie X a condamné les erreurs du “Sillon”. D’ailleurs, les grands doctrinaires du socialisme, entre autres Proudhon, Millerand, Jaurès, ont affirmé que toute prétention à un socialisme chrétien est aussi illusoire qu’idiote.”
“Contrary to what some illusionists claim, there is not nor can there be Christian socialism. This myth was confounded by the highest Christian authority, that of the Vatican … Moreover, the great doctrinarians of socialism, among others Proudhon, Millerand, Jaurès, have affirmed that any claim to Christian socialism is as illusory as it is idiotic.”
The “illusionists” must be the CCF’ers, for Arcand was probably addressing himself to Woodsworth who founded the CCF in Calgary in 1932, the year before Arcand founded his National Social Christian Party in Quebec.
The Universal Republic (1950), Adrien Arcand
Adler spoke the previous night. More speakers are coming this night, the 24th, from the world-government gang: Coldwell of the communist CCF (mislabelled “Christian socialist”), and traitor Louis Saint-Laurent who just the previous year said: “we can try to make of it (the UNO) the basis of the world government
“; and featuring the widow of American traitor Roosevelt (the Jews’ asset) who lured Japan to attack Pearl Harbor so he could deliver the US to the war effort.
Not long after, in The Universal Republic (1950), Arcand will say:
Nos chefs civils, à Ottawa, nous ont parlé plusieurs fois de la nécessité d’un super-gouvernement mondial, depuis qu’ils ont été embobinés à San Francisco, en 1945, par le texte Juif, rédigé par le Juif Harry White qui forme la charte des Nations-Unies. Et tout leur travail, depuis cette date, a surtout consisté à nous inféoder toujours plus intimement sous l’autorité de l’O.N.U. Ces chefs, pour la plupart francs-maçons, ne font que suivre la ligne de conduite dictée par les loges, elles-mêmes sous la coupe des Juifs.
The World Super-
Our civil leaders in Ottawa have spoken to us many times of the necessity for a world super-government, since they were all wound up at San Francisco in 1945 by the Jewish text drafted by the Jew Harry White, which forms the Charter of the United Nations. And all their work, from that date, has above all consisted in ever more tightly subordinating us to the authority of the U.N.O. These leaders, for the most part Freemasons, are merely following the line of conduct dictated by the lodges, themselves under Jewish control.
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