When Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, wrote his publication, The International Jew, he did not know that I would one day be writing this commentary. Most likely he had other things on his mind. I would not be born until 1960. 2012 would not come for a while so he could write all day and all night without a care, undisturbed by me. He was free to work industriously on his writing. And so he did. He wrote stuff. Ford was a man like his Ford Motor Company building things that were like him– driven. Oh, how he must have worked till he wrote expressions that explained to the world what it must have meant to be him, writings that would one day be looked at by me who would, in turn, realize a few things about him.
Ford on the Founding Fathers
Within his words, one almost feels an air of frenzied ecstasy. Henry Ford simply loved those America’s founding fathers. He’s almost giddy– snowed under with just the thought of those guys. As well he should have been because they were the freaking founding fathers for Christ’s sake! In his publications, we see Ford writing with so much glee that one might easily conceive of him stepping out of a Model-T with more honking and whistling and flag-waving than mere mortals can ascend to. Understand that Ford’s founding fathers were far from your average Joes. According to him, they were superhuman even. In the way he salutes these god-like ones one can almost draw him kneeling perhaps shining his old nipples with his own words because it’s the O, my God, founding (I’m-about-to-crap-my-pants) fathers whom he, Henry Ford, is writing about. They were not just guys who signed a piece of paper, you know. Ford writes:
“We often speak of the Fathers as if they were the few who happened to affix their signatures to a great document which marked a new era of liberty. The Fathers of our nation were the men of the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic race. The men who came from Europe with civilization in their blood and in their destiny.
I love it. I love it when men snatch destiny, which differs, in my opinion, to simply getting stuck with fate. With fate, you have no choice—it’s going to happen to you. But with destiny, you always have a choice whether to go with it or not. You gotta have money to have a destiny. Ford’s Founding Fathers were not relegated to the confines of meager, puny, not worth mentioning fate– which would have sucked– they were destined.
“The men who crossed the Atlantic and set up civilization on a bleak and rock-bound coast; the men who drove north to Alaska and west to California; the men who opened up the tropics and subdued the arctics; the men who mastered the African veldt; the men who peopled Australia and seized the gates of the world at Suez, Gibraltar and Panama; men who have given form to every government and a livelihood to every people and an ideal to every century.”
Everyone reading Ford’s words should be bulging with intense national pride about right now and bellowing out America the Beautiful with tears in their eyes. (Stop the salivating, Mr. Ford) The Founding Fathers according to Ford gave “form to every government and livelihood to every person and ideal to every century.” Wow! Henry, is that America in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?
“They got neither their God nor their religion from Judah, nor yet their speech nor their creative genius – they are the Ruling People. Chosen throughout the centuries to Master the world, by building it ever better and better, and not by breaking it down.” – Henry Ford
Uh-oh, (Gong) in this last bit Ford seems to have dropped the US flag he was waving. For you see. Ford was a historical figure himself, a man of the industrial age, a hero, an assembly lineman; yet above all else, he believed strongly in the master race. Along with making great cars, he was a member of that BS. Goebbels loved Ford’s writings as Ford was pouring in a good bit of his fortune toward the Nazi war. Ford had convinced himself that the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic race was chosen or were destined to be “Masters of the World.”
Ford’s relation to the KKK is written about by Jonathan R. Logsdon in “Power, Ignorance, and Anti-Semitism:”
” An emerging factor in the country at the this time, whose anti-Semitism seemed to mirror Ford’s own, was the Ku Klux Klan. The Grand Lodge Order of Birth Abraham announced their belief that Ford was behind the organization and was their sponsor. It is certainly true that Ford had the Klan’s support. Klansmen used his publications in speeches and distributed them at rallies. An official Klan announcement in 1923 proclaimed that the Klan knew of no better fitted man in America for the office of president than Henry Ford. Ford”s position on the Klan was more ambiguous. I think the Ku Klux Klan is un-American, he was quoted as saying, and if I were to join any organization it would be one that wouldn’t require me to wear a mask. However, when a reader wrote to the Independent inquiring whether Ford favored the Klan, he was referred to a November 5, 1921 article. The article presented the Klan in a sympathetic light as a misunderstood organization. The Independent had received a personal thank you note from the Imperial Emperor King Kleagle for that particular article. Another issue of the Independent pointed out that it was not without reason that the Klan was undergoing a revival in Georgia and that Jews were excluded from membership.”
If this is not troubling, well, it should be. How we pick American Heroes is important because we are still mass-producing heroes, and hopefully not heroes like Ford. Listen closely to the 2016 presidential candidates. Listen to what they say and to whom they attack. Some are sounding a lot like Ford did. The language today is different, coded differently, our Mussolini’s are a bit diffident as well, but the words still say the same thing as Ford wrote of in his day. Jonathan R. Logsdon puts it this way:
For much of this century, Henry Ford was among the most influential men in the world. He was the very embodiment of success and prosperity to countless millions. However; he left an ugly legacy of hatred and bigotry that is still felt today. Henry Ford, more than anyone, is responsible for the widespread influence of anti-Semitism in the United States. – Logsdon
How about important men of today? Unlike Ford who was straight out and without embarrassment. Guys can’t just come out and say shit without their slips of the tongue being heard by millions of disapproving people. Granted, maybe there is not so much the language of anti-Semitism today but other groups are demonized and blamed for whatever. I guess some people feel because of their political party, economic system, and Church membership that they have signed up for the inheritance of the Earth.
That is all that will be necessary. It is against this that the Jews protest. “You must not identify us,” they say, “You must not use the term ‘Jew’.” Why? Because unless the Jewish idea can creep in under the assumption of other than Jewish origin, it is doomed. Anglo-Saxon ideas dare proclaim themselves and their origin. A proper proclamation is all that is necessary today. Compel every invading idea to run up its flag! – Ford
Here’s the kicker. A person or a race’s destiny can, has, and will lead to millions of other peoples’ fates. Fascism is not pretty. The future of it will be even more ugly. But we continue lusting for it for some reason. I don’t think we should. Also, I don’t think I would have liked Ford. I don’t think I like the sound of his Founding Fathers either. Likewise, I also think that Ford would not like me if he were alive today. And that thought makes me glad.
- What do you know about Henry Ford and his family? (achievingtheamericandream.wordpress.com)