“That’s a slave talking. Who was he [Julian Bond] talking to? He was talking to his masters. Sir, I am not the least bit disturbed by that. Any time the Jewish philanthropists financed the NAACP, they have a stake in what the NAACP does. So the leaders of that organization have to kowtow to those kinds of powers. That’s what I’m angry about. I’m not hateful of Jews;* I’m hateful of their inordinate control over Black politicians, Black intellectuals, Black organizations, and I will fight to destroy that kind of control as long as God gives me health and strength. We will never be free until we are free of that kind of control that limits our ability to state exactly what we think and what we feel.”
Well, Mr. Bond, your boy Julian is here to make it all better. In a throwback to the days of shuffling obedience to white Jewish desires, an obsequious Julian Bond has disparaged the Nation of Islam and Mnister Louis Farrakhan on behalf of the Jewish spy organization the Anti Defamation League [website: ADL exposed]. Invoking the imagery of the civil rights movement and some Negro/Jewish “alliance” Bond boldly read a prepared speech right out of the ADL handbook. Under the watchful eye of big ADL bossman Abraham Foxman, Bond uttered the indefensible slander that Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam are “anti-Semitic.” He re-called the travails of the murdered civil rights workers Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney (presumably in order of importance), and further pushed all of the right fundraising buttons.
Now, make no mistake about it, Bond doesn’t even believe what is coming out of his own mouth. This is justa seedy attempt to exact money from Jewish philanthropists at the expense of the Nation of Islam. The NAACP, depleted, dependent and now desperate has apparently turned on itself (Minister Farrakhan is a Lifetime Member) and its own Black people in an effort to get an infusion of Jewish/Israeli dollars. But there is a troubling history behind these recent events that sheds a different light on the whole affair.
Former NAACP president, the former Rev. Benjamin Chavis, recently recounted in an interview an incident where the ADL actually lured top NAACP officials to a New York meeting, passed them a written “statement,” and told them to read it at a press conference they had arranged in the lobby of the ADL office. Shocked NAACP officials, including Chavis, believing they were there to discuss inter-agency cooperation, rejected the blitz as both “inapropriate” and “insulting.” That prepared statement that Chavis refused to deliver was almost identical to that which Julian Bond anxiously delivered to an ADL audience with Foxman at his side “with a smile spread across his face,” according to the Jewish Forward.
Let’s be clear about this, the Jewish defense organizations need “anti-Semites” in order to exist. The great U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis made it as simple as it gets: “Anti-Semitism creates Jews.” The budgets and huge salaries of the ADL’s (Foxman’s salary is larger than President Clinton’s) depend upon a Jewish population that is sufficiently frightened of a return to Nazism to reach deeply into their pockets to keep the Anti-Semitism Industry prospering. If Minister Farrakhan wasn’t available they’d have to invent him for their own survival. Among many Jews such tactics are an open and dirty secret, exposed most recently in the pages of the April 17th edition of the Jewish Forward.
Bond himself has amnesia. When Andrew Young was railroaded by the ADL (among Jewish others) out of the United Nations in 1979, the civil rights leadership actually got upset with the Jews. Julian Bond was their spokesperson and Bond himself, read their statement:
…it is a fact that within the past 20 years some Jewish organizations and intellectuals who were previously identified with the aspirations of Black Americans…became apologists for the racial status quo….Powerful organizations within the Jewish community opposed the interest of the Black community in the[affirmative action] cases up to the United States Supreme Court. Beyond that, some Jewish intellectuals gave credence and policy substance to such concepts as “reverse discrimination” and “quotas” as reasons for restricting further attempts to continue to seek remedies for present discrimination against Blacks.
The term “quota” which traditionally meant the exclusion of Jews was now being used by Jews to warn against attempts to include Blacks….To many Blacks, this seems to be a most perplexing Orwellian perversion of language.
Black America is also deeply concerned with the trade and military alliance that exists between Israel and the illegitimate and oppressive racist regimes in South Africa and Southern Rhodesia.
The emboldened ex-slaves didn’t stop there. They got on a plane, flew to the Middle East (an area they’d never seen before pledging total support to Israeli interests), and met with the Palestinian Liberation Organization (the PLO!). They even gave the Martin Luther King Medal to the hated one, Muammar Qaddafi! Bond was right there with them.
Even though the Jewish organizations that Bond targeted (including the ADL) have not changed their positions on any of these issues, this doesn’t bother the negro civil rights establishment. They fell comfortably back in with their Jewish funders after a brief estrangement. Later, when John Lewis defeated Bond in his run for congress, the never-forgetting Jews, according to Jonathon Kaufman, “provided the key swing votes,” thoroughly punishing him for his unspeakable behavior. Lest we forget, the affable Andy Young was condemned as an “anti-Semite” in the Jewish journals of that time for initiating what turned out to be early negotiations for the Camp David accords.
Just like his father, feeling guilty for being called “Nigger,” Julian is making amends in a big way. But even as the blanched Bond gets pushed to the fore like a bashful schoolboy at a flute recital, there is one quotation that he will not be permitted to make. Foxman would be horified (after checking with Foxman, Bond would be more horified) at what a thoughtful Andrew Goodman wrote about the organization they both viciously condemn:
…it is true that the white man (and by this I mean Christian civilization in general) has proved himself to be the most depraved devil imaginable in his attitudes towards the Negro race….The source and cause of this need for reaction can be attributed to white contempt and neglect. The historical contempt that the white race held for the Negroes has created a group of rootless degraded people. The current neglect of the problem can only irritate this deplorable state of affairs. The Black Muslims should constitute a warning to our society, a warning that must be heeded if we are to preserve the society. The road to freedom must be uphill, even if it is arduous and frustrating. A people must have dignity and identity. If they can’t do it peacefully, they will do it defensively.
Goodman’s words of atonement, reconciliation and responsibility place him squarely among those who would have seen right through the ADL “anti-Semitism” scheme and at the table of brotherhood with Minister Farrakhan earnestly attempting to find common ground. How long can his memory survive in the hands of Abe Foxman and Julian Bond?
Historical Research Department – 2 May, 1998