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September 12, 1980 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-09-12

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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Intense Effort to Stern Threat to U.S. Jews

(Continued from Page 10)
Calif., advertises in a flyer
soliciting subscriptions that
armed with this journal
"patriotic Americans can
now see through the wra-
mongers' hyperbole. We can
spot the same interven-
tiohist formulas being
dusted off and wheeled out
yet again. We can learn to
identify the 'planting' of
stories in daily newspap-
,;.-
_t then calls attention to
such "in-depth investiga-
tions" by contributors to
the journal as: "The fic-
titious 'Holocaust' and its
role as a Zionist prop-
aganda weapon_ The ab-
surdity of 'gas chambers.'
Anne Frank's diary — a
fake." •
• The Jan. 12, 1979
Waxman poll found that
51.1 percent of the people it
polled were not opposed to
Nazi groups being given
permits to march.
O The National Caucus of
Labor Committees (NCLC)
and its electoral front, the
U.S. Labor Party (USLP),
has an estimated member-
ship of 2,500; cells in 33
cities, election machinery in
more _than 12 states, a na-
tional press and an esti-
mated budget of over $2 mil-
lion.
In the 1978 elections the
USLP, which has declared
war on the "Jewish lobby,"
international bankers,
Jews in the U.S. govern-
ment and the Anti-
Defamation League of Bnai
Brith, fielded 72 candidates
in 17 states, more than any
other minority party and
polled 8-30 percent of the
votes in local and national
elections.
Lyndon LaRouche,
who heads the USLP and
is running as a President-
ial candidate, ran in the
Democratic Party
primaries in a number of
states. In the California
primary he received
50,000 votes or two per-
cent. He has received
$327,864 in federal
matching grants for his
1980 presidential cam-
paign.
The USLP has a
corporate-style headquar-
ters in Washington, intelli-
gence and political opera-
tions in 26 foreign cities,
newspapers in several lan-
guages, and an interna-
tional telex system.
The NCLC and the USLP
are financed by LaRouche's
multi-million dollar Corn-
putron Technologies Corpo-
ation with an estimated
. venue of $3.5 to $5 mil-
lion. A 1979 Computron
sales brochure listed among
its clients AT&T, Mobil Oil,
Colgate-Palmolive and
Bristol-Meyers.
• Gerald Carlson of
Dearborn, Mich., a former
member. of the local Nazi
Party and a self-proclaimed
white supremacist leader,
won the Republican nomi-
nation for the U.S. Congress
to represent Michigan's
15th District. CaLlson, who
won 55 percent or the vote,
reportedly had been a
member of the KKK, the

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National States Rights
Party, the John Birch
Society and the American
Independent Party before
joining the Nazis.
• The New Right, a loose
coalition of old-,line ex-
tremist groups like the
KKK and the John Birch
Society together with politi-
cal fund-raising groups like
the National Conservatives
Political Action Committee,
think-tank outfits like the
Heritage Foundation and
fundamentalist religious-
political groups like the
Moral Majority.
From only a handful of
groups that, according to
the Congressional Quar-
terly, raised some
$250,000 in the 1972 cam-
paigns, the New Right is
now an ultra-
sophisticated network of
60 organizations that
may directly and indi-
rectly pour some $30 mil-
lion in to the 1980 cam-
paign.
• Reports from around
the country indicate ..a
steady increase in the
number of synagogue and
cemetery desecrations and
swastika and Nazi slogan
daubings on public build-
ings.
• American Nazi leader
Harold Covington received
43 percent of the vote in the
North Carolina Republican
primary for Attorney Gen-
eral last May.
• KKK leader Tom
Metzger won the Demo-
cratic nomination for Con-
gress in California's 43rd
District.
• More people reportedly
are indifferent to the Jus-
tice Department's efforts to
locate and deport former
Nazis now living in this
country and contend that
these people should be left
alone and in peace.

Developments Are
Labeled
Falsely
Flukes

.

Too many Jewish leaders
take note of these develop-
ments but brush them aside
as "flukes," "troublesome,"
and "a passing phenom-
enon." Like Hitler's aborted
Munich beer hall putsch in
1923?
Many of the Jewish lead-
ers are more involved with
developments that take
place abroad than with
those that take place at
home. Certainly, it is im-
perative to address oneself
to the plight of Jews in Iran,
in Syria, in the Soviet
Union, in Argentina, in
Brazil, in Turkey, in Cen-
tral America.
It is good. to have a long-
range view of anti-
Semitism and to urge Jews
in those countries to make
aliya. It is also good to have
a broad view of interna-
tional developments as they
might affect the well-being
of Jews around the world.
It is also necessary to deal

with assimilation, inter-
marriage, federal aid to
parochial schools, quotas,
prayers in public schools,
aiding victims of floods and
other natural disasters.
But the most dangerous of
all developments taking
place in this country is get-
ting scant attention from .
Jewish leaders. The task of
developing policies that Can
quarantine all the anti-
Semitic elements is impera-
tive. And this requires more
than an occasional state-
ment of rebuke.
It requires a massive and
concerted campaign to
mobilize public opinion
against these groups and
insistend demands that the
law enforcement agencies

ferret out and prosecute all
those responsible for anti-
Semitic actions and pro-
grams that lead to these ac-
tions, irregardless of the
imbecilic liberalism prac-
ticed by the American Civil
Liberties Union regarding
these racists and neo-Nazis.
If legal suits can be insti-
tuted against individuals
for slander and libel, then
certainly legal steps can be
taken to curtail the slander
and libel practiced by neo-
Nazis and their ilk against
Jews. For too long a time,
American Jewish leaders
have focussed their sights
abroad to see how they can
help Jews there. It is per-
haps time for them to look
homeward.

WISHING ALL OUR FRIENDS AND
CUSTOMERS, A HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR

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Greets The Entire Jewish Community
With Best Wishes For A

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Sunday Sept. 28

THE BLUE-WHITE BOX IS A SYMBOL OF
A STATE'S REBUILDING Give
it a place of honor in your home. if you do
not have one in your home, ask for it by
calling the Jewish National Fund office.

JNF VOLUNTEERS WILL CLEAR YOUR
BLUE-WHITE BOX. Please have yours
ready. If your Box is not cleared by Nov.2,
please call the JNF office. Members of
Youth Organizations will also participate.
Remember, all contributions to JNF are tax
deductible.

CARMI M. SLOMOVITZ

President

MRS. FRANK SILVERMAN

Chairman, Blue Box Committee

PERCY KAPLAN

Executive Director

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MRS. JULES KRAFT

Pres. Women of JNF

MRS. EDWARD MENCZER

Pres. Young Women of JNF

ALAN J. HERBACH

Asst. Director

KEREN KAYEMETH LEISRAEL

Anxiety is the rust of life,
destroying its brightness
and weakening its power. A
childlike and abiding trust
in Providence is its best
preventive and remedy.
— Tryon Edwards

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