Father Gapon

The above Father Gapon incident is typical of applied Judaism. The dramatic prayer addressed by Gapon to the Czarist government with the threat that if it were not granted, we shall die here on the Square before thy Palace," combined with mutinies, strikes involving more than 2,000,000 people, are related in William Henry Chamberlin's The Russian Revolution 1917-1921(1935).

We read: "Gapon himself was doubtful about the wisdom of bringing large masses ... to present this petition" (Vol. I, p. 48). Yet Gapon was pushed ahead as the leader. Then, "when the demonstrators refused to obey orders to disperse and go home volleys of rifle fire poured on them . The casualties of Bloody Sunday [Jan. 22, 1905] are estimated at from two hundred to fifteen hundred."

That the Jew Rutenberg "piloted the revolutionary activities of the notorious Father Gapon, then sat in judgment and brought about his execution," is not mentioned by historian Chamberlin, who was correspondent for 12 years in Russia for the leftist-oriented Christian Science Monitor, and now writes for the new Jewish-line "Anti-communist" Human Events. He also serves as Contributing Editor of the Socialist Social Democratic Federation party's magazine, New Leader.

Rutenberg was chosen in 1937 as one of the 120 leading Jews of the world, along with Litvinov (Finkelstein), the Soviet Commissar, and Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, head of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He died in Palestine in 1942, much mourned, having set up the Palestine Electric Corporation, using huge water rights, issued under British protection, for the use of Jewry.

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