- The piece below about the life and times of the Jewish
revolutionary, Leon Trotsky, was written in the 1980s by one of America's
first historical revisionists, David McCalden, at a time when Andropov
was in charge of the KGB.
- In reading the article, the reader should keep in mind
the vast network of contacts that must have existed throughout Russia,
Western Europe and even America and Canada to make those Jewish-inspired
and carried-out revolutionary activities possible. How many borders had
to be crossed, how many train and ocean liner tickets had to be purchased
under false names, using forged identity papers such as passports etc.?
Can anybody spell "conspiracy"?
- Also, who supplied the vast amounts of money needed to
finance these global travels? What connections were in place to facilitate
this devastating, brutal revolution - with most of the rest of the world
not any the wiser?
- Intersperced text in brackets is not part of the original
text and is merely meant as clarifying comment.
- Leon Trotsky
- By David McCalden
- The Polish surname Trotsky was not the one the revolutionary
was born with. His true name was Levi Davidovich Bronstein, and he was
born in 1879 into a wealthy family of Jewish landowners in southern Ukraine.
- In the fall of 1888, at the age of 9, Levi Davidovich
moved from the family estate to the coastal resort of Odessa, where he
lived with his mother's nephew, Moses Filipovich Spentzer -- a liberal
Jewish publisher. After attending high school in Odessa, he went on to
junior college at Nikolayev, where he fell in with a group of Jewish socialists.
He began to read Marx around this time and started to agitate among the
fledgling trade unions in the area. He ended up being arrested, and it
was at this point in his career that he decided to adopt a pseudonym. With
a stroke of irony, he took on the name of his Polish prison warden, Trotsky.
- During the fall of 1899 he was moved to a prison in Moscow,
and was tried early in the following year. He was sentenced to four years
exile in Siberia. However, before the transfer could be brought about,
Trotsky decided to wed one of his fellow Jewish agitators: Alexandra Lyovna
Sokolovskaya. A rabbi was brought to the prison cell to officiate.
- Soon after the couple's exile to Siberia, a baby daughter
was born, with another following in 1902. Despite the rigors of Siberia,
Trotsky was able to contribute prolific articles to the local Irkutsk newspaper,
and to receive and study Marxist books. Around this time he heard of Lenin,
another Communist agitator, and the two began corresponding. Lenin wrote
Trotsky that he should abandon his Siberian exile and go and live in a
foreign country. Friends would help.
- So Trotsky found his way to Vienna, where he was aided
by his fellow Jewish Communist, Victor Adler; and then on to Zurich, where
another Jewish Communist, Paul Axelrod, was point man. Trotsky's wife and
children were left behind in Siberia.
- On to Paris, and then to London, where Trotsky finally
met Lenin at a rooming house at 30 Holford Square, King's Cross. Trotsky
was immediately appointed editor of The Spark, an underground Communist
newspaper which was directed at Russian agitation. Trotsky also gave some
Marxist lectures in London's predominantly Jewish White chapel district,
and he took up with a Ukrainian (Gentile) woman, Natalya Ivanovna Sedova.
Before long the two became lovers, and produced two male children.
- After establishing strategy at various conferences in
London, Brussels and Paris, Trotsky and Natalya (using fake passports)
returned to Russia in 1905 in order to launch the revolution. After several
months of apparently harassment-free agitation, Trotsky was arrested and
then thrown into the Peter-Paul Prison in St. Petersburg, along with two
other Jewish Marxists: Leon Deutsch and Alexander "Parvus" Helphand.
After VIP treatment in jail, and a democratic trial, the agitators were
exiled to Siberia once more. However, after arrival in Siberia, Trotsky
hardly even stooped to unpack but merely got on a train going in the opposite
direction and ended up once more with his common-law wife Natalya in Finland.
- After more agitating around western Europe, Trotsky set
sail for New York, where he worked as a journalist on the Russian Communist
newspaper Novy Mir, out of their offices at 177 St. Mark's Place on the
Lower East Side -- right in the heart of the Jewish section of Manhattan.
Novy Mir (New World) was owned by two Communist Jews named Weinstein and
Brailovsky. According to the New York police, who monitored Trotsky's activities,
his main associates during this period were Emma Goldman and Alexander
- [Trotsky, a revolutionary on the lam, entered America
without a trace of problems? Does that sound like some stories we hear?]
- Things were starting to heat up in Mother Russia in 1917,
and Trotsky sensed that the time was ripe for another Soviet takeover bid.
But finance for the revolution was essential. Oddly, these so-called enemies
of Capitalism had no difficulty whatsoever in raising vast amounts of capital
from Jewish financiers around the World. Trotsky worked on Jacob H. Schiff,
who it was later admitted, poured $20 million of Kuhn-Loeb bank money into
the projected Bolshevik takeover. "Parvus", Trotsky's room-mate
at the executive suite of the Peter-Paul prison was himself a wealthy coal
broker, and he was off in the Balkans making deals on behalf of the Imperial
German government. Naturally, being a good businessman with loyalty only
to the dollar, he had no qualms about trading with any enemy power during
- In Scandinavia, another Jewish banker, Olaf Aschberg,
was busy putting together an investment portfolio to propel the nascent
Bolshevik state into financial bliss.
- On 26 March 1917 Trotsky embarked from New York for Russia.
He was accompanied by a good many Marxist soldiers-of-fortune from the
Lower East Side, plus a large amount of gold, courtesy of Jacob Schiff.
- [Almost 400 revolutionary cutthroats and gangsters from
America went with him!}
- However, when the ship stopped to refuel at Halifax,
Nova Scotia, Trotsky was arrested by the British authorities, on the sound
rationale that he was heading for Russia to take Russia out of the Great
War and thereby increase the Germans' capabilities on the Western front.
But in a stunning reversal of "how things are supposed to be",
the American President Woodrow Wilson intervened with the British and Trotsky
was allowed to continue on his way, since he had the advantage of an American
- [A man with an unsavory background, frequent arrests,
jailings and exile for revolutionary activities against a government allied
with the US in a world war was freed by Presidential intervention - against
the express wishes and sound reasonings of America's most important ally
in this same European war! What forces came into play in Washington? Who
ran the show there even in the early part of the last century? Would anybody
care to guess?]
- By the time Trotsky reached Russia, the revolution had
already taken place. The Tsar had been deposed and a Democratic government
installed. But being a good Communist, Trotsky wanted to have things his
own way. The Democrats, under Kerensky, were wise to these ambitions, and
warrants were issued for the arrest of Trotsky and Lenin. The basis for
the warrants was evidence that they were agents of the Imperial German
government - a not unreasonable assumption, since Lenin had been sent back
into Russia on a sealed German train, and Trotsky had been sent by Jacob
Schiff, a cousin of the German Minister of the Interior, Felix Warburg,
- [That's the same position held by Ashcroft in the Bush
- But after a short period of imprisonment for Trotsky,
and hiding for Lenin, both were back on the streets again. Soon afterward,
the Lenin-Trotsky Communists led a street rebellion against the Democrats,
and with just a handful of men seized control of the government. Within
a short time a delegation of Jewish Communists, led by Trotsky, met with
the German commanders and signed away vast tracts of Russia, in return
for a cessation of hostilities.
- However, the Communists' troubles were not over yet.
As soon as their tyrannical regime started to bite into the newly-won freedoms
of the Russian people, a civil war broke out, with a White Russian army
taking up arms against the Communists. Anarchists under Nestor Makhno also
fought the new government and the Whites with his Ukrainian Army of Insurgent
Peasants. Makhno soon controlled vast tracts of Ukraine, so in an effort
to neutralize him, the Communist government agreed to recognize Ukraine
as an autonomous anarchist region. A treaty was signed by three Jewish
Commissars : Bela Kuhn, S. I. Gusev and M. V. Frunze. As soon as the other
fronts were secure, the Red Army then turned all its force against the
Ukrainian autonomous region and, treaties notwithstanding, crushed all
resistance. The charismatic Makhno fled overseas and ended up laboring
in a Paris factory.
- [...trading land which was not theirs to trade - exactly
like their tribesmen did in Camp David and later in Oslo "...to buy
time" - and at the first opportunity renege on the deal with renewed
violence, as Sharon did with Arafat and the Palestinians!]
- Some of the opposition to the Communists was fueled by
anti-Semitism. The Whites published explicitly anti-Semitic posters showing
an ugly Jewish Trotsky with Oriental Bolshevik soldiers. Allegations that
Makhno was anti-Semitic have never been proven; in fact he had Jewish lieutenants.
- There were some ironic twists during the bloody days
of the Civil War. A Jewess, Fanny Kaplan, tried to assassinate Lenin in
Moscow. And a comrade of hers did actually assassinate Moses Uritsky, the
head of the Communist CHEKA (secret police).
- [...just like some Jewish fanatic assassinated Itzak
Rabin in an internal Jewish policy feud!]
- While the Communists were busy trying to batten down
all resistance to their tyranny, the Poles decided to try their luck by
invading Russia. A counter-attack by the Reds initially succeeded in driving
back the Poles, but ended in a stalemate. The Poles, too, used anti-Semitic
propaganda to counter the Jewish commissars.
- [The Poles only stopped the Reds with German help who
donated to them infantry weapons stockpiled in the East from World War
- Trotsky made sure his various families were taken care
of. His father, the wealthy landowner David Bronstein, had been subjected
to attack from both sides in the Civil War, so Trotsky gave him a job as
manager of a state mill just outside Moscow. Trotsky's Gentile wife was
made Minister of Museums in Moscow. His first (Jewish) wife was a political
functionary in Petrograd (the new name for St. Petersburg).
- Eventually, the White Army resistance was crushed, but
not before some startling set-backs for the Reds. Any further opposition
was brutally suppressed by the Soviet secret police. Trotsky then turned
his attention toward fomenting similar Communist takeovers in neighboring
countries. Events did not omen well for this venture.
- In January 1919, a Jewish Communist uprising in Berlin
was a dismal flop, ending with the deaths of the two main proponents: Rosa
Luxembourg and Karl Liebknecht. In March 1919, the Soviet Jew Bela Kuhn
took over the government of Hungary, but after a bloody couple of months,
this attempt also failed. A short-lived uprising in Munich under the leadership
of the Jew Kurt Eisner was also put down.
- [The short-sighted policies of German-Jewish Minister
of the Interior Felix Warburg's policies of shipping Lenin to Russia in
a sealed railroad car now bore evil fruit!]
- Early in 1921, there was a mutiny at the naval base of
Kronstadt. Kronstadt had always had a reputation for revolutionary zeal
- the sailors had mutinied against the Tsar and also against the Democrats.
Each time Trotsky had supported them. But this time, the sailors were rebelling
against Trotsky. So, instead of defending their demands for free speech
and freedom of association, Trotsky sent in Red Army units to brutally
crush the uprising. To explain away this murder, Trotsky recycled the same
lame excuse that he had used to smear Makhno's anarchists -- that they
were in league with the White Army. Perhaps it was episodes like this that
inspired George Orwell to write Animal Farm.
- [...like the American-supported Mujahedin would later
in Afghanistan turn on their benefactors and money bags!]
- Soon, it was Trotsky himself who suffered from such double
standard morality. Lenin died suddenly in 1924, and his place was taken
by Stalin. (Trotsky was indisposed at the time, taking a health cure on
the Black Sea.) Stalin very shortly discovered "crimes" which
Trotsky had committed, and he was exiled first to Turkestan and then overseas.
Stalin eventually had him murdered in Mexico in 1940. The assassin clubbed
Trotsky to death with an ice-pick -- a most unusual implement to find lying
around in sweltering Mexico City.
- [The Taliban coming out of the Muhajedin training camps
are now in exile - troubling their former financiers!}
- There is no doubt whatsoever that the Bolshevik takeover
in Russia was but a Jewish takeover. As Winston Churchill wrote: "There
is no need to exaggerate the part played in the creation of Bolshevism
and in the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution by these international,
and for the most part atheistical, Jews. It is certainly a very great one,
it probably outweighs all others. With the notable exception of Lenin*,
the majority of the leading figures are Jews. Moreover, the principal inspiration
and driving power comes from the Jewish leaders ... In the Soviet institution
the predominance of Jews is even more astounding. And the principal part
in the system of terrorism applied by the extraordinary Commissions for
combating Counter-Revolution has been taken by Jews ..." -- Illustrated
Sunday Herald 8 February 1920.
- [Just like today! Sharon's and Israel's terrorist policies
cause counter-terror, which then serves as the excuse to start a "War
on Terrorism" by Perle, Wolfowitz et al. ]
- (Stefan Possony of the Hoover Institute argues that,
contrary to Churchill's exception, Lenin was of Jewish descent; his mother's
maiden name being Blank -- a most unlikely Russian name, and she was in
fact the daughter of a Jewish doctor and his German wife.)
- Both British and American diplomats in Russia at the
time sent back reports describing how the vast majority of the Bolsheviks
were Jewish. Reproductions and excerpts appear in the comprehensive "Six
Million Reconsidered" by William Grimstad. Page after page of frank
admissions by Jews themselves and by on-the-spot observers prove beyond
any shadow of doubt that Bolshevism was Jewish from top to bottom.
- [Congressional hearings were held about this, and the
results were published under an obscure title - something like "Bolshevik
Agitation and Imperial German Beer and Liquor Interests"]
- Of particular interest to us here is the attitude of
the "People of the Book" toward cruelty and destruction. The
Soviets' secret police--an alphabet soup of initials which began with CHEKA
and ended up today as the KGB - was conceived and operated almost exclusively
by Jews. The first head of the CHEKA was Moses Uritsky. His successor was
a person of dubious "Polish" origin named Felix Dzerzhinski,
but it was common knowledge that he was overshadowed by his nominal subordinate,
I. S. Unschlicht. Over the years, control of the torture apparatus has
been passed to other Jews: Genrik Yagoda, Lavrenti Beria, and today, Yuri
- Yagoda's case was interesting in that he was Chief Inquisitor
and Executioner of two Jewish ex-colleagues Kamenev and Zinoviev. As the
wheel of fate turned, Yagoda himself was purged and executed.
- According to the Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn,
the slave labor camps were dreamt up "by the Turkish Jew, Frenkel".
Known as "the timber king of the Black Sea" Frenkel quickly became
a consultant to the Bolshevik government, and advised them on the most
profitable gems and precious metals to loot from the Russians. It may have
been these same valuables which were sent back to Jacob Schiff in New York,
as repayment of his original "venture capital" sent over with
Trotsky. Later, Frenkel set up the slave labor camps as probably the cheapest
form of labor supply in the World, and vast work projects were undertaken,
such as the (ill fated ) White Sea/Baltic Sea canal scheme.
- [Solzhenitsyn even published the photos of these mass
murderers and Gulag keepers in the paperback edition of The Gulag Archipelago,
still obtainable in any good used bookstore. ]
- In the third chapter of volume two of Solzhenitsyn's
Gulag Archipelago, the author provides a rogues' gallery of the Soviet
architects of the slave-labor/extermination program: Yakov Rappaport, Matvei
Berman, Lazar Kogan, Semyon Firin, Sergei Zhuk.
- Trotsky himself approved of the reign of terror that
swept Russia. He wrote:
- "Terror as the demonstration of the will and strength
of the working class is historically justified, precisely because the proletariat
was able to break the political will of the Intelligentsia, pacify the
professional men of various categories and work, and gradually subordinate
them to its own aims within the fields of their specialties." -- Izvestia
10 January 1919.
- During a speech at the International Communist Congress
in Moscow the following March he opined: "Blood and mercilessness
must be our slogans." Later, to try and explain away the bloody slaughter
of the rebellious Kronstadt sailors he wrote:
- "Idealists and pacifists always accused the Revolution
of excesses. But the main point is that 'excesses' flow from the very nature
of revolution which in itself is but an 'excess' of history."
- Lenin too demanded buckets of blood. In June 1918 he
reprimanded the Leningrad (nee St. Petersburg) Soviet for being too genteel
in their treatment of opponents: "This is unheard of! The energy and
mass nature of the terror must be encouraged!" The following month
he promulgated a new edict in Izvestia (27 July 1918) to the effect that
all "anti-Semites" were to be shot.
- Lesser luminaries in the Jewish-Soviet heavens took up
the refrain. Hirsch Apfelbaum (aka Zinoviev) penned a charming article
in the Krasnaya Gazeta (1 September 1918) under the rubric "Blood
- "We will make our hearts cruel, hard and immovable,
so that no mercy will enter them, and so that they will not quiver at the
sight of a sea of enemy blood. We will let loose the floodgates of that
sea. Without mercy, without sparing, we will kill our enemies in scores
of hundreds. Let them be thousands; let them drown themselves in their
own blood! For the blood of Lenin and Uritsky, Zinoviev and Volodarsky,
let there be floods of blood of the bourgeois -- more blood! As much as
- One would have thought that all this blood-letting would
have quickly terminated any sympathy for the Soviets from their kinfolk
in the West. But such was not the case.
- [Just as in the case of the mass murderer and war criminal
Sharon, they were wined and dined by a succession of Western governments
- and are still received with open arms at the White House by the Presidents
and their Ministers. No lack of sympathy! Handshakes and embraces - and
billions in aid! ]
- "There is much in the fact of Bolshevism itself,
in the fact that so many Jews are Bolsheviks, in the fact that the ideals
of Bolshevism at many points are consonant with the finest ideals of Judaism."
-- London Jewish Chronicle, 4 April 1919.
- "What Jewish idealism and Jewish discontent have
so powerfully contributed to produce in Russia, the same historic qualities
of the Jewish mind are tending to promote in other countries." --
New York American Hebrew, 20 September 1920.
- "Jewish histories rarely mention the name of Karl
Marx, though in his life and spirit he was far truer to the mission of
Israel than most who are forever talking of it." -- Rabbi Lewis Brown:
Stranger Than Fiction, NY, 1928.
- [ So one can justifiably ask: What is this mysterious
"Mission of Israel" in the world? ]
- However, at the business end of this great contribution
to progress, matters were not quite so explicitly dealt with. No Soviet
citizen could be referred to as "Jewish" on pain of death. And
almost to a man, the Jewish leaders of the Bolshevik takeover changed their
Jewish names to Gentile-sounding noms de guerre, usually Russian but sometimes,
- [Exactly like in Israel, where Hebrew serves to camouflage
the Jewish East European names.]
- How can one interpret this idiosyncratic phenomenon?
Let us back-track a little bit. We have Trotsky growing up in a wealthy
land owning Jewish family, attending exclusive private schools, and marrying
in a Jewish ceremony. Yet he hides his Jewishness behind a Gentile pseudonym
and claims to represent the Russian working class. He has definite links
with wealthy Jewish foreign bankers, yet he claims to oppose Capitalism.
He claims to support continuous working-class violent revolution against
the ruling-class, yet when he himself becomes the ruler he suppresses workers'
uprisings, such as at Kronstadt and in Ukraine. He opposes privilege for
the ruling class, yet he fixes up his own family with cushy positions.
- [ Professor Keven MacDonald has a better and more logical
explanation for this behavior. He calls it a Survival Strategy - which
is, in effect, a blueprint for the Jewish climb to power and ultimate domination,
as happened in a trial run in hapless Russia in the 1920s ]
- A personal note:
- All my life I was told stories of the Russian Revolution,
which must more properly be called the Jewish-Bolshevik Revolution. My
maternal grandmother was 29 years old, my mother a nursery school toddler,
when bloodshed and anarchy came to the Ukraine where they were born in
a German community of pacifists called Mennonites.
- Particularly the name of the revolutionary assassin Nestor
Makhno is very vivid in my memory from stories I was told. I have described
him in several of my novels - a sadist of the deepest dye! He and his thugs
murdered several relatives of my grandmother's and ransacked dozens of
Russian-German villages, putting the torch to granaries, churches and homes.
- In Southern California, I have a Russian-German friend
whose grandmother (then a young woman) lost to Makhno's murderers in one
bloody night both of her parents, both of her husband's parents, her husband
and her son.
- Many years later, while I lived in Central California,
I did a program in a church for a genealogical group in a small town called
Lodi, speaking of the background to my novels. There was an old man who
took off his shirt and showed me his back - criss-crossed with Makhno saber
- You will forgive me when I am not exactly complacent
about what is happening in America today! I invite my readers to compare
what happened in the Russian Revolution with this so-called War on Terror
- and draw their own conclusions.
- Ingrid Rimland, Ed.D.
- From Donna
- In comment on the great article about Leon Trotsky and
the Jewish Bolshevik Revolution, a Canadian air force pilot retired once
told me the only true form of communism in the world is the Israeli Kibutz
and he has seen much and is well well read. See:
- America the Beautiful